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    Paper 6: Sustainable Organisation (Butler) Paper 6: Sustainable Organisation (Butler) Presentation Transcript

    • Sustainable Organisation 2 July 2010 3 rd International workshop on innovation and performance management Brian Butler Director, Resource & Operations CEH
    • CEH is a PSRE and the UK's Centre of Excellence for research in the land and freshwater environmental sciences CEH is wholly owned by….
    • Public Sector Research Establishments
      • PSREs are outside of the University sector
      • Collectively represent a world-class resource for UK Science ranging from:
        • Some near-commercial organisations
        • Others effectively part of a Government Department
      • The research capacity they provide meets
        • Specialist research needs
        • Strategic importance which cannot be delivered by market-place
      • Their sustainable performance is of strategic importance to the UK
    • Sustainability
      • “ Operating today in a way which does not inhibit the organisation’s ability to do so tomorrow and
      • Managing key resources so as to at least maintain the current capacity of the organisation, or the capacity needed in the future to respond to changing demands”
      • An organisation must know the Full Economic Costs (FEC) of its activities
    • Science and Innovation Investment Framework – 2004-2014
      • Sustainability of the PSREs
      • Full Economic Costs approach to research
      • Raising sufficient income through core funds, external research contracts, research grants
      • Enabling PSREs to maintain a necessary level of infrastructure investments
      • A finance sustainable investment approach
    • The Natural Environment Research Council in a UK government setting
    • Our Goal To be the world-leading centre for integrated science in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems. Our Vision Deliver solutions for today’s urgent environmental problems to achieve environmental sustainability.
    • History CEH was formed in April 2000 from a merger of four long-established research institutes: Institute of Terrestrial Ecology Institute of Freshwater Ecology Institute of Hydrology Institute of Virology & Environmental Microbiology
    • Transition to sustainability
      • CEH Business Plan based on inputs
        • Review of Science proposals - size
        • Strategic Review (Deloitte) - shape
      • Outcomes
        • Smaller science programme approved
        • NERC funding and target for other income confirmed
        • Reduce staff from ~600 to ~450
        • Reduce sites from 9 to 4
        • Transition & Integration over ~4 years
    • Bangor 330 scientists and 120 support staff Lancaster Edinburgh Wallingford (HQ)
    • CEH Budget NERC National Capability NERC grants Defra EU EA Others £35M pa resource
    • Governance Executive Board Science Board Director CEH Director Resource & Operations Director Biogeochemistry Director Water Director Biodiversity Director CEH Director Environmental Information Data Centre Director Biogeochemistry Director Water Director Biodiversity
    • Monitoring
      • Public Sector Research Establishment (PSRE) sustainability surveys – Every 2 years
      • Centre Activity and Resource Plan (CARP) – Annual
      • Scorecard – Quarterly
    • Questions?