Half day (4 hours)
This workshop introduces the principles of sustainable development practice. Businesses face a growing requirement to integrate sustainability and this can lead to business benefits such as resilience, cost reductions and widening market share.
During the session, we will explore the principles of Sustainability, identify the challenges and opportunities, and present best practice methodologies for embedding programmes of change.
Area’s of focus:
- What is sustainability?
- Building the business case
- Regulatory, socio-ethical and environmental drivers
- Growing ethical market
- Production and consumption
- Leadership and stakeholder opportunities – on being strategic, partnerships and collaborations
- Monitoring, measuring and communicating your achievements
The nature of this workshop is such that a wide range of backgrounds and experience can benefit from attending, from business’s, public sector and charity organisations.
Jo founded awarding winning ethical clothing brand Where Does It Come From? in 2013 which has established transparent supply chains in India and Africa. With its goal to create ‘Kind Clothes that Tell Tales’ following no-compromise ethics and sustainability criteria, the brand has been featured in major press and magazines such as Forbes, Green Parent, Woman and Home and Juno. Where Does It Come From? was part of the Cambridge Social Ventures (Judge Business School) incubator programme in 2017 and has won and been finalist in a number of awards, including most recently winning the ‘Greenest Product’ category at the Suffolk, creating the Greenest County awards.
Jo is a regular speaker and writer on sustainability issues, often to be heard on radio BBC Radio Suffolk, as well as other radio and BBC TV appearances. She is also an ethical business consultant – your ‘Ethical Business Buddy’, keynote speaker and writer. Her articles have been published in Natural Mumma Magazine, Juno, Metro UK, Huffington Post and more. Jo is a graduate of the School for Social Entrepreneurs.
Justine Oakes, CEnv, MIEMA, MIenvSc
Justine is a chartered environmentalist with over 20 years professional experience. She is currently the Sustainability Manager at the University of Suffolk working towards raising the collective bar for sustainable development in the tertiary education sector. Justine is a founding member of the Suffolk Sustainability Institute and the current project management lead on Business and Research, she works closely with Suffolk County Council and regional organisations to progress opportunities within the University and support external initiatives. Justine is currently a the South East Convenor for the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges, sits on the Carbon Charter Assessment Panel, the Suffolk Climate Change Partnership and Wild Anglia committee's and is a founding committee member for Eden Rose Coppice SE. Justine's current focus is to champion innovative approaches to sustainable development that explore and recognise the economic and environmental impacts of social sustainability, the challenges of organisational behavioural change and the importance of external partnership engagement.
£65.00 per person (inclusive)
Business Development Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01473 338075.