Software Standards for Savings and Sustainability Launch at RSA on 15 Nov - BASDA Green XML

Nov 07, 2011

The Software Industry Standards for Savings and Sustainability Launch at Royal Society for Arts on 15th of November - Supported by The Royal Society for Arts and The British Ski Team. 

Click here for an overview and the presentations from the launch

The launch will be introduced by;

• The Chief Executive of the RSA Matthew Taylor - Former Political Advisor to PM Tony Blair

• Ex World Cup Downhill Racer Konrad Bartelski and

• A video introduction from HRH Prince Charles

There will be case studies from the NHS Carbon Footprint project and an innovative project to create a carbon neutral supply chain for Schools.

The case studies will demonstrate how sustainability can lead to billions in savings.

There are limited places at the launch and BASDA members should contact BASDA to attend.  @UK PLC are sponsoring the launch and have a limited number of places for customers and prospective customers who can contact @UK PLC for a place at the launch.

Ronald Duncan
Chairman BASDA Green SIG (Business Application Software Developers Association)

The launch of a new industry standard for green bills, which will increase efficiency, save money and save carbon hosted by Konrad Bartelski

9:30am for 10:00am, Tuesday 15th November 2011
The Royal Society of Arts, Durham Street, off The Strand, London, WC2N 6EZ
Nearest tube stations: Charing Cross and Embankment

Automated systems for analysing and exchanging green information are already saving the pilot organisations billions of pounds each year. The standard provides an easy way to roll out these benefits to all organisations and is fully compliant with the new Greenhouse Gas Protocol.

Your fellow attendees will be a mixture of strategic decision makers for major buying organisations from the public and private sector, along with the key software suppliers.
You will be shown:

• how the pilots of the new BASDA Green XML are delivering billions in savings for their buying organisations
• how suppliers are increasing business and achieving significant efficiency savings whilst making the goods and services they supply carbon neutral
• how BASDA Utilities XML will help drive electronic trading and make significant efficiency savings for large energy buyers and the utilities.

The ski industry is the worst affected industry by climate change and will explain why they are excited by and supporting this initiative which was developed by a former World Cup Ski Racer and Fellow of the RSA who inspired the standards via the 2006 RSA Carbon Limited program.

BASDA Utilities XML has been developed by the major utility companies and the software industry (via, its trade association BASDA) over the last two years. It allows validated utility bills to flow directly into the most popular finance systems and provides the information for Carbon Accounting.

The new Green XML is being launched at the Royal Society of the Arts as one of the inspirations for the new standard was the RSA fellowships pilot program in 2006 Carbon Limited, which showed the participating fellow both how easily savings and sustainability could be achieved on a personal level and the requirement to make it easy for organisations.

Contact  Sapna Solanki at or 0118 963 7000, if you wish to attend the event

Agenda 9:30am for 10:00am Tuesday 15th November 2011

Welcome and introductions by Matthew Taylor Chief Executive of the RSA

Climate change and Skiing - Konrad Bartelski

NHS Carbon Hotspots Project - NHS Shared Business Services and NHS Sustainable Development Unit

Carbon Neutral Schools Supply Chain - @Schools

Video Message from HRH The Prince of Wales Explaining the requirement for Integrated Reporting

Launch of the new standards supporting Integrated Reporting and Greenhouse Gas Protocol By Paul Simpson CEO Carbon Disclosure Project

BASDA Utilities XML - Saving money and making scope 1 and 2 carbon reporting automatic

BASDA Green XML - Saving money and making scope 3 carbon reporting automatic along with other Integrated Reporting requirements

12:15 pm Light lunch and drinks in the Vaults