Sustainable Business Series
The business community is increasingly understanding the strategic imperative and competitive advantages that come with embedding environmental sustainability into their operations, products and services.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference brings together parties from across the world to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
For COP26, the 26th summit, the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce produced a range of content to brief businesses on the key outcomes, including blogs on clean energy transitions and nature regeneration, and a video on what the outcomes mean for businesses.
Given the ongoing uncertainty of the current economic climate, the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce is here to support local firms by signposting key business support measures, gathering intelligence, and lobbying regional and national stakeholders.
As well as the above, there are various initiatives available to provide further guidance, information and best practice to progress your environmental performance and improve the environmental management of your business.
The Sustainable Business Series 2023
The aim of the campaign is to inform businesses about sustainability and Net-Zero targets, as well as encouraging them to take action through the sharing of member knowledge, best practice and guidance.
The Series began in September 2021, with four themed weeks focusing on energy, transport, the circular economy, and sustainable business management. The Campaign returned in 2022 focusing on 4 weekly themes including: Lowering your Carbon Footprint, Developing Low Carbon Products and Services, Decarbonising in key Sectors and Climate Risk and Adaption: The Role of Business.
Sustainability is becoming more important for businesses across the world as expectations on corporate responsibility increase and transparency becomes more prevalent. For businesses, sustainability means creating long-term value by considering how a given organisation operates in the ecological, social and economic environment, with the idea that doing so creates longevity.
The Sustainable Business Series seeks to help local firms understand the role that they play in progressing to net zero, as well as the opportunities and challenges that may arise from the Net-Zero transition. Through an expansive range of blogs, videos, webinars and podcasts, the Sustainable Business Series offers useful information to businesses interested in adopting a sustainable business approach.
The Sustainable Business Series is back! In 2023, the Series contains a series of events and webinars taking place from the end of September and throughout October, culminating with the Sustainable Business Series Conference in November. Additionally, throughout the campaign, the Chambers will be producing podcasts and publishing blog content. This year’s campaign will cover a range of key topics including:
- Understanding Energy Efficiency
- Understanding Net Zero
- Manging your Organisations Waste
- The Financial Case for Sustainability
- Sustainable Cities
Expression of Interest
Register your interest to sponsor, get involved with or attend the 2023 Sustainable Business Series.