Georgia Elliott-Smith – Keynote Speaker

Environmental Engineer and Chartered Environmentalist

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Specialist Subjects

  • Disruptive Sustainability
  • Corporate Sustainability Strategy
  • Sustainable building design & construction
  • Creating system change through positive lobbying and legal activism
  • How to create a meaningful sustainability & ESG strategy
  • Ethical carbon offsetting and removals
  • Embracing activism in the corporate world - how & why


  • English


Georgia Elliott-Smith started her career as the UK’s first construction environment manager and is a former UNESCO Special Junior Envoy for Youth & the Environment. Founder and Managing Director of sustainability consultancy Element Four, Georgia has worked with organisations such as the Amnesty International, Patrizia, UPP, and the Bank of England delivering her Disruptive Sustainability approach – a combination of best practice and activism that drives meaningful change in industry.

Georgia Elliott-Smith sits on the steering committee of She Changes Climate, a global campaign for 50:50 representation of women in climate negotiations. In 2020, Georgia challenged the UK government in the High Court over their failure to uphold the Paris Agreement when implementing the UK Emissions Trading Scheme.

Georgia is an Extinction Rebellion activist and contributor to leading non-profit technical committees including the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI). Recent keynote and panel speaking engagements include TEDxUCL, New York Times Climate Forward Conversations, Cambridge University Zero Festival, and UK Construction Week. Georgia Elliott-Smith has also facilitated numerous workshops, training and CPD seminars at all levels of management and technical detail.

Georgia delivers lively, highly engaging and practical sessions that challenge approaches to, and perceptions of, sustainable business.

Workshops & Boardroom Advisory Detail

Do you know your GHGs from your SBTs? With decades of experience delivering training and workshops at all levels of management across numerous industries, Georgia can help you make sense of it all. The challenges presented by today’s global climate and ecological emergency demand a deep understanding sustainability concepts and the actions required to deliver meaningful change. Georgia provides exceptional, plain-speaking workshops and training courses to inspire, educate and motivate, helping you understand your impacts and opportunities. Cutting through the jargon, Georgia tells you what you really need to know, help you identify greenwash, apply the principles of sustainability in your work and take advantage of the unique opportunities available in the new green economy.

All workshops and boardroom advisories are tailored to your specific needs and market sector with real case studies and measurable outcomes. Courses include:

  • Climate Fresk: Understanding climate change (20% of our fee goes to the Climate Fresk global climate education charity)
  • Sustainability 101: Understanding the basics.
  • All About Carbon: Including target-setting & achieving net zero.
  • ESG: What is it, why does it matter & how can you excel?
  • “What is the Climate Emergency and how Can we Respond?” Training and Workshop.

Popular Talks by Georgia Elliott-Smith

Disruptive Sustainability

Despite our corporate sustainability policies, the planet is now at the point of climate and ecological crisis. It’s time to change, to adopt a new approach that delivers meaningful impact. Georgia proposes a model of disruptive sustainability that challenges the status quo and embraces activism. How to create a meaningful sustainability & ESG strategy.

Corporate Sustainability Strategy

For some organisations, environmental and social impacts are highly visible through the purchase of raw materials, production of waste and direct interaction with communities. For many others, however, and particularly those in service industries, the impacts of their work may be hidden from view due to geographic distance, supply chains or technology interfaces. Learn about the power of strategy from Georgia and get ideas on how to use your business as a force for good.

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