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The Legislative Landscape and Sustainability – for SMEs


08 May 2024


11:00 – 13:15




Clean Futures Catalyst (Coventry University)

The Legislative Landscape and Sustainability – for SMEs

The Event

In today’s rapidly changing landscape, businesses are increasingly recognising the importance of sustainability for the planet and their profitability, however, how does environmental and sustainability legislation impact on this?

This masterclass will provide a comprehensive exploration of the link between sustainability and legislation, the underlying legislation as it relates to the environment and sustainability and the practicalities of legislation as it affects businesses and their activities.

This masterclass will be delivered by a Coventry University expert with over 10 years’ experience in commercial and technical related environmental research; and supported by the West Midlands Decarbonisation Net Zero Programme, who will outline grants and the support available to West Midlands SMEs to assist them in making their businesses more sustainable.

This masterclass is one of a series of 4 masterclasses on understanding the needs, benefits and actions required to make a successful business in a clean and sustainable future.


  • 11:00 – 11:05 Introduction: Agenda and Clean Futures Overview (Coventry University)
  • 11:05 – 11:40 Legislation and Sustainability, Part 1 – Background & Introduction to Sustainability Legislation (Coventry University)
  • 11:40 – 11:50 Q&A
  • 11:50 – 12:00 Break
  • 12:00 – 12:35 Legislation and Sustainability – Part 2 – UK Legislation & Sustainability (Coventry University)
  • 12:35 – 12:45 Q&A
  • 12:45 – 13:00 Regional Support on Funding for Businesses to Decarbonise (Coventry City Council – Decarbonisation Net Zero Programme)
  • 13:00 – 13:10 Q&A (All)
  • 13:10 – 13:15 Close (Coventry University)

Masterclass Objectives

  • Understand the underlying environmental and sustainability legislation.
  • Understand practically how the legislation will impact on sustainability.
  • Understand reporting responsibilities on sustainability.

The masterclass is free and available online only.

Academic expert Dr. Najib Altawell will be delivering the session.

The Clean Futures initiative enables West Midlands businesses in the transport sector to adopt and develop sustainable technologies and practices through essential knowledge and guidance for growth and prosperity.

Clean Futures is one of the 5 West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Innovation Accelerators, funded by Innovate UK with a total of £33m, set up to help drive forward the West Midlands Plan for Growth by supporting and accelerating innovation in cleantech, medtech and digital.

The Decarbonisation Net Zero Programme aims to provide information and expert advice and support to businesses enabling them to make significant decarbonisation and money saving changes to their business. This programme is part of the wider West Midlands business support activity funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).

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