Lowering your Carbon Footprint

Time: 09:00 - 10:00

Date: 06/10/2022

Division: GBCC

Venue: Online: Webinar

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Member Price: Free

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EVENT DESCRIPTION

A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions that are released as a result of our actions. Our activities, as a society, are one of the main causes of greenhouse gas emissions, the consequences of which we are seeing across the world in rising temperature, rising sea levels and damage to ecosystems and biodiversity.

It is vitally important that as a society we look to reduce the level of carbon we emit through our activities. Businesses will play a key role in doing so and can gain huge benefits in doing so.

These include:

    • Reducing waste and saving money.
    • Strengthening business's reputation
    • Creating a positive culture around sustainability.

This event will discuss the how-to and best practice for decarbonising and reducing businesses carbon footprint. Organisations are encouraged to join to improve their understanding of practical, cost-saving and carbon-cutting measures.

Join this webinar to learn how to reduce your carbon emissions and help bring a more environmentally considerate and stable world.

This webinar will:

    • Provide businesses with real-life examples of carbon-cutting measures that have bought about the economic value to businesses.
    • Highlighting the importance of measuring your carbon footprint, emphasising the valuable information it can provide businesses.
    • Enable a discussion on how working from home can fit in with this.

Places are limited. To reserve your place and register today for this event, see the ‘book now’ tab. 

You can find other events as part of the Sustainable Business Series, by selecting the Series in the events calendar.

Speakers include: 

Dan Saxton - Sustainability Lead, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Trust

Dan first joined the NHS, and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Trust, in May 2021 after 30 years in the private sector holding various senior roles in strategy, business development, and account management at multi-national organisations. Dan started his career as an Electrical & Electronic Engineering Apprentice in Coventry and went on to complete a Diploma in Energy Management & Utilisation whilst managing energy services sales teams across the UK at Schneider Electric. Before joining the NHS, Dan successfully managed the environmental sustainability programme for Siemens UK to meet global carbon reduction targets.

Dan leads a small team, passionate about driving BWC’s net zero carbon agenda, which not only helps to reduce the risk of health problems in local communities, but also helps to improve the comfort and experience of our visitors and patients.

Dan lives in the West Midlands and enjoys tending his allotment with his wife, volunteering at the RAF Air cadets, and attempting to play the drums.

Laura Boucher - Business Development and Customer Success Manager, Grid Edge

Laura Boucher joined Grid Edge with the aim of working for a company that will really have a real-world impact, Laura and Grid Edge are on an exciting yet challenging mission to be the AI that powers the world to Net Zero. With years of experience within the energy industry in organisations of differing sizes, Laura was aware that there was a huge challenge ahead around helping commercial buildings to decarbonise. She is incredibly passionate about sustainability, helping to combat climate change and improving our everyday lives to help save the planet. With a huge chunk of global co2 coming from commercial buildings it seemed like an obvious place for Laura to start and really get her teeth into. Laura thoroughly enjoys working closely with clients, enabling them to make those all-important cost and carbon savings and most importantly helping them to future proof their businesses

Additional speakers TBC.

This event has been produced for the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce as part of the 2022 Sustainable Business Series.

The Sustainable Business Series is the Chambers flagship campaign on environmental sustainability aiming to share best practice, guidance and knowledge on the measures businesses can take, and commercial benefits of, progressing to net zero.

In 2022, the Series contains a series of free events and webinars taking place from the end of September and throughout October and a Sustainable Business Summit on 2nd November. In addition, throughout the campaign, the Chambers will be publishing podcasts and blog content.

Thanks to our Headline Sponsors – Aston University, The University of Birmingham and Shakespeare Martineau.

 

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