Daniel Roberts, Builder, Visionary & A Man for the Future

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Daniel is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and the founder of Quantus Solutions (2013). He began his career in 2006 at a conventional QS business in the North of England. Daniel now resides in Sydney, Australia, and works between the two cities with customers ranging from homeowners to subcontractors, banks to property developers. Daniel worked with some of the most exciting projects in the built environment and is always willing to help with large and small projects.

Daniel takes his professional duties seriously and has obtained numerous academic successes ranging from part-time tertiary education from Leeds Beckett University, construction law studies at Aberdeen University, and is a veteran member of the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).

Daniel is a skilled director with a track record of successfully handling even the most complex projects in the built environment. Daniel is committed to sustainability and has written dissertations on sustainable building components. He is also an entrepreneur and innovator for Hempcrete technologies, and he has received numerous award nominations for his success during the global pandemic of 2020, in which he transformed projects.

Daniel Roberts of Newcastle, New South Wales, is a quantity surveyor, constructor, and sustainability consultant. Daniel works on projects at all phases and can identify value-added services, building processes, and approaches for improvement. Daniel specializes in business planning, cost management, risk assessment, and the implementation of financial controls. Daniel is an award-winning consultant that is dependable and provides cost-effective advice on all sustainable hempcrete and alternative research and development projects.

Why Should You Invest in a Sustainable Present for the Future?

Improved brand image and competitive advantage: 

According to a survey of over 53,000 U.S. consumers conducted by the Natural Marketing Institute, 58 percent of consumers consider a company’s environmental impact when deciding where to purchase goods and services and are more likely to purchase from companies that practice sustainable habits. It equates to a client base of 68 million Americans who are more likely to do business with firms that demonstrate vital track records in personal, social, and environmental values. According to the Cause Marketing Forum, people choose firms that actively assist their communities: businesses do well by doing good.

Improving brand recognition via “doing good” is becoming one of the cornerstones of advertising strategies, as seen by Colgate’s public awareness advertisements advocating water conservation during the Super Bowl. We can survive without electricity or paper–people have done so for millennia–but we cannot survive without water, especially drinkable water. Encouragement and practice of resource conservation raise brand awareness and reach out to workers, their families, and beyond. If the firm does not practice what it teaches, the chance to improve the brand image is gone.

Increase productivity and cut costs: Opponents of sustainability say that sustainable business practices diminish corporate profit. The development of sustainable business practices facilitates effective operation, simplifying effort and conserving resources, therefore increasing staff productivity and lowering costs. Energy conservation methods can range from as essential as turning off unneeded lights and insulating walls to more complicated initiatives like installing a geothermal heating and cooling systems. Those initiatives with a higher overall impact will almost certainly be more expensive to undertake, but the long-term benefits will be worth the expenditure.

Improve corporate compliance with laws: With all of the talk about climate change, limited energy supplies, and environmental effects, it’s no wonder that state and federal government agencies are implementing environmental laws. By incorporating sustainability into your organization, you will be better positioned to satisfy new laws on time.

Attract workers and investors: People prefer to be connected with the good, especially younger generations that have grown up hearing environmental protection themes daily. They do not want to be associated with firms involved in environmental disasters and social welfare issues. Demonstrate that your firm cares about the environment and its employees, and you’ll attract the type of individuals you’re looking for as well as the finances you’ll need to grow.

Reduce waste: This is perhaps the most basic and obvious approach to engage in sustainable activities. They began in the 1990s with offices collecting empty cans for recycling. Its effort has expanded to include waste reduction in paper, value engineering of products (developing new processes that use less raw materials), and replacing incandescent lights with LED lights.

Make shareholders happy: Sustainability may be utilized not just to reduce expenses but also to increase profit. McKinsey researched 40 firms in their 2014 study “Profits with Purpose: How Organizing for Sustainability Can Benefit the Bottom Line” to identify sustainability problems and explore practical suggestions “to extract value from sustainability.” According to the research, a Deutsche Bank analysis found that firms with high ratings in environmental, social, and governance issues outperformed the market in the medium and long run. McKinsey found similar findings for Carbon Disclosure Project investigations. Share price calculations back these statements: “A $1 investment in a value-weighted portfolio of high-sustainability firms in 1993 would have risen to $22.60 by the end of 2010, compared to $15.40 in a portfolio of low-sustainability firms.”

The ancient adage “anything simple isn’t worth doing” applies to sustainability. To hop on the sustainability bandwagon and make it work, it needs passion, commitment, and follow-through from the C-suite to rank-and-file personnel. However, if your company is successful, morale and productivity will improve even as sales and costs rise. It is the ideal win-win situation for shareholders, customers, and staff.

Daniel Roberts

Chartered Quantity Surveyor, founder of Quantus Solutions a boutique multi disciplinary company.

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