GEORGIA ELLIOTT-SMITH

UN Special Junior Envoy for Youth & the Environment & Managing Director, Element 4

An environmental engineer and Chartered Environmentalist, Georgia started her career at Bovis in 1995 as one of the first Environment Managers in the UK construction industry. In 1997 following an expedition to Antarctica, she became a UN Special Junior Envoy for Youth & the Environment, a role that involved speaking to thousands of young people around the world on environmental issues. Since establishing sustainability consultancy Element 4 in 2003, Georgia has worked with organisations such as the Bank of England, Nike, LandSec, Deloitte, Accenture, Mace and DEFRA to deliver more sustainable projects and business practices.

A critic of traditional approaches to environmental management and CSR, Georgia has developed an approach she calls “disruptive sustainability” – dumping the KPIs, cutting out the bland reports and making sustainability everyone’s job. In addition, Georgia is at the vanguard of the healthy buildings movement, working to achieve WELL & Fitwel on numerous schemes. She has more Fitwel certified projects than any other consultant globally and is one of only two Fitwel Champions in Europe.

Having facilitated many hundreds of workshops, training and CPD seminars at all levels of management and technical detail, Georgia delivers lively, highly engaging and practical sessions that shake up what you think you know about sustainability. Host of the Enviro Mental podcast, campaigner and regular media contributor, Georgia frequently speaks at industry conferences and on panels on the topics of sustainable business, environmental justice and wellbeing in property.

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