May 16, 2013
My role with the London Olympics finally came to an end in March with a final report, a bit of a party and a few last words on a blog. Since the closure of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012, I have had a bit more time to reflect on some of my other work.
For me, one of the big failures of London 2012 was to get to grips effectively with some of the ethical issues in the supply chain (despite some leading-edge work from LOCOG) and to address the question of ethical standards for sponsors. (more…)
March 28, 2013
Following the launch of our last report, Making a Difference we had a bit of a party to celebrate the work of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 over the past seven years, before we finally close down at the end of this month.
Around 100 people turned up but we could have filled the room many times over with all the people who have helped us over the years.
My role as chair of the commission has been unique and I feel very honoured to have been given the opportunity. Working in large corporations, it is tempting to think you are working with a broad church of people but this is not necessarily the case. (more…)
September 19, 2012
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Items ranging from rakes used to smooth the sand on the beach volleyball courts to the batons used in the relays are up for auction on LOCOG’s official London 2012 site. (more…)
September 11, 2012
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April 18, 2012
The stadium is built, the medals have been sourced and the horses have been benchmarked to make sure that no competitor gets an unfair advantage. In just 100 days, the London 2012 Olympics will begin.
Of course, SM has followed the story as it has progressed, and I thought it would be good to reflect on what has come out from the marathon that has been procurement for the games. (more…)