Leading sustainability expert helps local businesses to reach net zero

North Lanarkshire Council

NORTH Lanarkshire Action on Climate Together 2021 Business Seminar

Wednesday 22nd September 9.00-11.00am

As business and industry prepare to reduce carbon emissions, North Lanarkshire Council is helping their journey towards net zero by holding a seminar on how to “take positive action now to make a real difference.”

In partnership with leading energy group, Equans and in advance of the major global diplomatic conference, Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, the North Lanarkshire Action on Climate Together 2021 (ACT 21) business seminar will outline how to take sustainable action for cleaner, greener and more profitable businesses.

The key keynote speaker is leading global expert in sustainable change, Mike Barry, who led the development and implementation of Marks and Spencer’s ground-breaking sustainability programme, Plan A, which delivered £750m of net business benefit in ten years.

Presented by former BBC broadcaster, meteorologist and physicist Dr Heather Reid, a range of local businesses including AG Barr, Smurfit Kappa and ACS Clothing will explain how companies can embrace changes to reduce their carbon footprint and provide insights to support businesses to become more sustainable. 

North Lanarkshire has already committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2030 and individuals, organisations, communities and businesses all have an important part to play in taking realistic action to curb climate change.

Councillor Allan Graham, Convener of Enterprise and Growth Committee, said, “This is real opportunity for local businesses in North Lanarkshire to hear from a global expert and other resident businesses to hear about how to take positive action now to make a real difference.

“There is so much information on how to be less reliant on fossil fuels, reduce plastic and unnecessary packaging, embrace renewables and new greener technology but it can be hard to cut through the noise and get first-hand, practical information. It’s also crucial that businesses understand current customer consumption trends and sentiment and we’ll hear more about this from the keynote speaker, Mike Barry, who has a wealth of experience in sustainability and will highlight how the principles driven by large companies can be adapted for smaller enterprises.

“If you’re looking to make your business more sustainable, then register now.”

Networking opportunities and a range of exhibitors will also be available during this virtual seminar to offer tips on cutting carbon emissions in the short-term while planning a long-term sustainable strategy.

If your business is based in North Lanarkshire register today to be part of this important discussion.

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