Stantec appoints new social value business support lead

Stantec, a global leader in sustainable design and engineering, has appointed Susan Emmett as its new social value business support lead for the UK and Ireland. In her new role, she will be responsible for shaping Stantec’s operational activities for social value across the business.

Emmett brings decades of public and private sector experience to the strategic leadership role. In her prior position as Stantec’s Infrastructure director of client accounts and growth Emmett worked closely with stakeholders to identify commercial opportunities and steer the delivery of meaningful impacts on projects. She also chaired the Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the University of Reading. This led to the creation of Better Places—a collaborative social value-led research project, as well as Stantec’s Better Places Digital Tool.

Stantec’s interdisciplinary teams work to positively impact the natural and built environments in alignment with its support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Internally, the firm actively champions diversity, equity, and inclusivity.

Emmett will help define, monitor and measure the broader value that Stantec brings to the communities and environments it serves. Working in close collaboration with Stantec’s existing social value consulting offering, this new role strengthens the Company’s collective influence on communities and how that is understood across the business and by stakeholders.

Commenting on her appointment, Susan Emmett said:

“We know how critical social value is for our clients across every sector, and it will only become more so considering the increasing need for widespread sustainable development. Stantec is working on transformative schemes around the world and our presence is felt across all society. Making these impacts more visible and quantifiable is the next stage of our social value journey.”

Rachel Bannon-Godfrey is Stantec’s SDG impact leader and the executive sponsor of the position. She added:

“Susan’s broad experience reflects the many aspects of social value we must consider as an industry. Going forward, she will drive consistency in the ways in which Stantec creates positive, generational impacts for the communities in which we live and work.”




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