What it Takes to Work in Sustainability
Join our panel of University of Westminster alumni as they discuss careers in the sustainability sector. The event will highlight different roles and the panel will share insights on what they do and the challenges they face.
The What it Takes event series is usually for current students and recent graduates of the University of Westminster, but this special online event is open to the public as part of the Difference Festival. All are welcome but please register in advance to receive the event joining link. REGISTER HERE
Date: Tue, 28 February 2023,
Time: 18:30 – 20:00 GMT
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Bonolo Madibe, Senior Program Coordinator (Strategy), Textile Exchange (Development Studies and International Relations BA, 2017)
More information to follow soon.
Dain Son Robinson, Sustainability Consultant, Moorhouse Consulting (Biochemistry BSc, 2020)
Dain is a sustainability specialist with experiences in the private and public sectors delivering environmental and social sustainability projects at a strategic, operational, grassroots level to support value-driven change within large organizations.
Her Sustainability journey began as a student at the University of Westminster in 2018 after a lecture on Plant Conversation as part of the Biochemistry course. The lecture ignited a spark to take action against global sustainability issues which led her to start the university’s first student Environmental Society. Dain led the society for two years as President, running various campaigns and initiatives to increase sustainability within the university and to provide opportunities for fellow students.
This led her to her first sustainability role with Aramark Northern Europe as the business’ first Corporate Social Responsibility Ambassador working at an operational level to support sustainable catering management which led to national awards within the sector for best practice.
She then returned to the University of Westminster to drive even more positive change. Her main role was to embed the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals into the policies, strategies, and action plans of nearly all stakeholder groups and departments across all seniority levels within the organization to drive the cross-cutting development of sustainable practices. She also developed and managed several medium to long-term sustainability projects working with national and international stakeholders to provide new opportunities for students which she had wished for when she was a student.
Dain is now with Moorhouse Consulting, a management consultancy, working with corporate clients to support them with setting Sustainability ambitions and then turning them into meaningful action. She also supports the firm's internal Sustainability and Responsible Business activities, focusing on their journey towards becoming B Corp accredited.
Sofia Fominova, Co-Founder, Net0 (Marketing Management MSc, 2017)
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Panel Chair: Morgan Lirette, Sustainable Development Advisor, University of Westminster
Morgan Lirette is the Sustainable Development Advisor within Westminster’s Sustainability Team. She is responsible for sustainable development awareness and working with colleagues towards Education and Research for Sustainable Development.