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East Midlands Sustainability Summit

20 October, 2016, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Across the East Midlands more than 1500 businesses, employ 35,000 people to supply low carbon goods and services (LCEGS) across a variety of sectors (Department for Business Innovation and Skills, 2015). Recent information from the East Midlands Chamber Quarterly Economic Survey also shows that more than 4 in 10 of these companies anticipate growth in demand for their services in the coming year.

This year’s summit will look to support the manufacturing and engineer sector to reduce their carbon footprint, to innovate and develop new products for the growing LCEGS market and to reduce costs, all to develop a more sustainable business model.

It will include a series of workshops, panel discussions and guest speakers, with an emphasis on practical takeaways.

Agenda and workshop content to be advised but will include topics such:

  • Energy Legislation. The horizon – The none commodity element of our energy bills is due to rise from 55% today to 70% by 2020. Green taxation and the decarbonisation of the grid has to be paid for and we’re all liable. We want to help business understand the legislation which define these increases and how they can be turned to our advantage if viewed in the right way.
  • Energy Management. The journey to sustained financial benefit. – Energy Management provides cost reduction which delivers enhanced profitability direct to the bottom line of your business. So why do so many businesses ignore it? We want to help business understand opportunities for energy reduction via a short workshop which shares experiences and discusses how to remove boundaries for its implementation.
  • Find out about funding opportunities to support innovation and business growth
  • Technologies to reduce energy costs and your carbon footprint
  • Proving your green credentials to win new business
  • Energy efficiency financing
  • Responsible Sourcing

Details

Date:
20 October, 2016
Time:
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Website:
http://www.emc-dnl.co.uk/events/8865/sustainability-summit

Organiser

East Midlands Chamber
Website:
http://www.emc-dnl.co.uk/

Venue

Nottingham Sustainability & Enterprise Centre
New College, Basford Hall
Nottingham, NG6 0NB United Kingdom
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