Expert Interviews: Chris Oldham

September 13, 2023

As a follow-up to our insight on the ‘Skyline Skills Recommendations Report 2023’, Oliver Gadsby, Chairman of ZCA, interviewed Chris Oldham, who is project lead for the Skills for a Sustainable Skyline Taskforce and Programme Manager for the City of London Corporation Skills Policy Team. Chris explained that there is an estimated shortage of 40,000 workers who are needed to help decarbonise the commercial sector of London’s built environment. 

Chris and Oliver discuss the Taskforce’s six key recommendations for addressing the skills gap in the built environment, as well as the importance of a more diverse workforce, the Taskforce’s approach to retrofitting, and who is responsible for making action happen.

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If you found this interview useful, ZCA’s upcoming research exploring the growing concern around a global green skills shortage may be of interest. The research will also analyse current Gen-Z attitudes towards the workplace, including results from our recent survey of Gen-Z individuals; the research will also be supported by market forecasts looking at the green skills gap. Lastly, the research will summarise our key findings and explore potential solutions for employers as they seek to attract green talent over the coming months and years. Register your interest via the form below to be notified as soon as this research launches.

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Gemma Drake
Research Analyst

Gemma recently graduated with a degree in International Development. She is currently studying for an MSc in Sustainable Urbanism, which examines urban planning and urban design through a sustainability lens. “I’m passionate about addressing sustainability challenges in a holistic and pragmatic way. Zero Carbon Academy's diverse range of services targets many of the areas that need support if we are to transition to a liveable future. I’m excited to see the impact that the Academy makes.”

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