The Royal Holloway 2013 Sustainability Lecture:
Shaun McCarthy OBE (Chair of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 (2006-2013)) – London 2012 – Sustainable Legacy
Shaun McCarthy will describe the background to the Commission and some of the challenges he faced in developing a body offering unprecedented levels of transparency, working with, and often challenged by, government bodies, global corporations and NGOs. He will share personal anecdotes about reporting directly to high profile figures such as London Mayors Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson, Lord Coe and Dame Tessa Jowell. He will conclude by providing his “warts and all” independent perspective on the successes and failures of a sustainable London 2012 and give his views on whether London 2012 left a sustainable legacy or really inspired a generation to more sustainable practices.