Shaun McCarthy is an independent adviser, author and speaker in the field of sustainable business policy and practice. He was awarded an OBE for services to sustainability and the London Olympics by Her Majesty the Queen in her 2013 birthday honours list. He is director of Action Sustainability, a consultancy with a social enterprise mission to inspire sustainable supply chain management and is chair of the Supply Chain School, a collaborative initiative in the UK construction industry to build sustainability competence on the supply chain. From 2006-13 he was chair of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012, a ground breaking assurance body directly advising the mayor of London and Olympics minister. Shaun has over 20 years’ senior management experience with large companies and eight years’ experience as an independent adviser to a wide variety of corporations and governments around the world.
If we scrutinise something hard enough, the cracks will start to show, and demonstrate that today’s best practice is not enough
The major contractors and the major projects are setting high standards, the problem is with those working on a smaller scale
Sustainability shouldn’t just be seen as about long-term paybacks for increased investment
Politics can be vicious down under, which may be good for democracy, but does not help the sustainability agenda one bit
Sustainability measures at T5 will form benchmark for London Olympic venues says 2012 sustainability chief