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Let’s talk about Sustainability in North Somerset
In February 2019, North Somerset Council has declared a Climate Emergency. 3.5 years later, what does this mean for businesses based in the area and how have things changed since then?
Join the team from SETsquared Business Sustainability Programme and North Somerset Enterprise Agency for what is expected to be an enlightening morning and an opportunity for like-minded people to network while discussing Sustainability in North Somerset.
Ask questions to our expert panel as they air their views on sustainability and hear about the innovation happening in North Somerset and plans for the area to support business growth.
Understand how it is possible for your company to start making some changes to reduce your carbon emissions (we can only encourage you to take public transportation to join us at this event) and help create a healthier, happier, greener North Somerset.
10.00: Arrive for teas/coffee, networking
10.30: Welcome from Angela Hicks, Chief Executive, North Somerset Enterprise Agency
10.35: Welcome from Laurent Perge, Innovation Advisor, University of Bath/SETsquared and introduction to the panel.
10.40: Panel discussion on Sustainability in North Somerset, knowledge exchange and peer-to-peer support.
11.10: Open the floor for a Q&A session
11.25: Closing remarks
11.30: Opportunity to network and chat (tea/coffee available)
12.00: The event closes
If you are an organisation or individual interested to learn more about what is happening in the locality of North Somerset sign up and join us for this free-to-attend event using the form below.
Laurent Perge will be available for the remainder of the day for anyone interested in undertaking a business diagnosis and discussing how the fully funded Sustainability Business Programme could support your organisation.
Meet the Panel:
Jon Gibbins, Founder, As It Should Be. Jon has a passion for sustainability, accessibility and running ethical businesses. Jon is Founder of As It Should Be which supports organisations to minimise the impact of their digital footprint. Jon also runs the North Somerset Sustainable Business Club.
Mioni Armstrong, Environmental Researcher, Finserv Experts. Mioni is part of the ILLATION.WORLD team aiming to bring affordable and simple carbon-foot printing services to SMEs with a behavioural focus. Mioni holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science with a focus on climate change. Mioni also has an interest in making wicked problems more accessible to the wider public.
Bridget Petty, North Somerset Green Party Councillor: Councillor Bridget Petty is the North Somerset Council Cabinet Member for the Climate Emergency and Engagement. A keen advocate for the business sector taking an active role in transforming the local economy to recognise the challenges of the climate emergency, ensuring the local communities can adapt to change and reduce their role in carbon emissions.
Laurent Perge, Innovation Advisor, University of Bath/SETsquared: Supporting organisations in the area to develop new low-carbon technologies and commercialise proven ones. Stimulating growth and decarbonising the economy and providing opportunities for companies to work with the University of Bath.
Angela Hicks, Chief Executive, North Somerset Enterprise Agency: NSEA supports businesses who want to start up and grow in North Somerset while encouraging them to have a positive social and environmental impact.
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