19 October, 2021 | Posted by Colm McDonnell

Key Takeaways from The Implementation of Sustainability in FM Webinar

Key Takeaways from The Implementation of Sustainability in FM Webinar

Portobello Institute's FM webinar series on sustainability kicked off with expert speakers discussing the Implementation of Sustainability in FM. 

Dermot Walsh (Irish Water), Stuart McIntosh (SIRUS), Ciarán McDonnell (Knight Frank) and Denis Egan (Weston Facilities Services) joined Bernard Mac Oscair to discuss sustainability in FM from a service provider and a client’s perspective.

But what value was delivered at this webinar? What were the key takeaways?

  • Sustainability policies can be ambitious but, currently, some of the infrastructure does not support that level of ambition
  • Government legislation alone will not change anything, a wider, societal shift in attitudes is needed for progress to be made
  • There is too much focus on disincentives, which big companies can absorb, and not enough emphasis on the benefits of sustainable policy and practice
  • Companies should be made to feel embarrassed by not taking up sustainable practices and should be made to feel proud when they do
  • While sustainable practices still aren’t where they need to be, there is room for optimism that it can be in the near future

You can watch the webinar recording on Portobello Institute's YouTube channel here.

FM Topics

The second webinar in the series focuses on Emerging Technologies in Sustainability in FM. Register here. 

The third and final webinar in this series will look at Leading the Change in Sustainability in FM.Register here.

All of our webinar attendees have opportunities to network, receive free eBooks and articles, join the Portobello FM online community for information sharing and receive an e-certificate of attendance from Portobello Institute. 

If you are interested in progressing your career in FM, check out our courses here. If you have a question about FM at Portobello Institute, contact our Admissions Advisor, Jacky de Vries onjacky.devries@portobelloinstitute.comor call 01 892 0035. 

Are you interested in a career in FM? Read all about our FM department here and see what courses we have on offer: https://portobelloinstitute.com/departments/facilities-management/ 

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