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Sustainability in Business Summit – 29/1/20


29 January


9:00 – 15:00


Marches Centre For Manufacturing & Technology Bridgnorth


The Meres and Mosses Business Environment Network

The Event

In association with Marches Growth Hub, Shropshire Chamber of Commerce and the Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP). With corporate entities accounting for two-thirds of global energy consumption (REN21, 2018), a reduction in energy usage by businesses is imperative to reducing emissions, saving money and sustaining business operations. The adoption of renewables is increasingly attractive and at this event, we’ll discuss the pros, the cons and the realities of energy usage within your business. This event will provide a chance to learn and network in a relaxed environment, and as always, lunch and refreshments will be provided. Presenting at this event we are honoured to have John Vidal, until recently The Guardian’s environment editor and Dr Julieanna Powell-Turner, Research Director at CREST@UCS (University Centre Shrewsbury) and expert in environmental management and policy and previously Head of Research and a Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Supply Chains at Cranfield University. To join these presenters we are looking for businesses willing to present their approaches to sustainability via short case studies.  If you would like to be considered please contact Craig Baker: craigb@shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk This event will also include the award presentations for the Marches Blue Business Award. Please click here if you would like to find out more and maybe you could be one of our next winners! This event will provide a relaxed networking opportunity, and a buffet lunch.
Programme (subject to change):
08.30 – Registration, networking and exhibitors
09.20 – Welcome 09.30 – John Vidal (previously Environment Editor – The Guardian) – presentation title TBC 10.00 – Dr Julieanna Powell-Turner (CREST@UCS) – Knowing your environmental inputs and outputs 10.30 – Anna Bright, Chief Executive Sustainability West Midlands – Sustainability Road Map to 2030
10.50 – Networking break and exhibitors (40 mins)
11.30 – Case study presentations including Merrythought of Ironbridge at 90; Bridgnorth Aluminium – meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
12.15 – Round Tables – Semi-formal discussions on a variety of topics with subject matter experts including from Bridgnorth Aluminium, CREST@UCS, Sustainability West Midlands, etc. 13.00  – Marches Blue Business Award 13.30 – lunch, networking, tours of the MCMT facilities by apprentices (2 pm for 1 hour) 14.30 – Q&A panel 15:00 – Finish
Essential, with the opportunity for member businesses to exhibit upon request.  Please let us know.

Booking and More Information

Please register by responding to this email (info@meresandmossesben.co.uk) and letting us know any special dietary requirements or mobility needs. More information click here

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