Going Green, Being Seen – How Sustainability Will Help Your Business

29 July 2021 10:30 – 13:00

Future Economy Network FEN SustainabilityOur next session in the Build Back Better series (as part of the Workforce for the Future Project, with West of England Combined Authority) will be exploring how we can embrace sustainability in our businesses. A recent study found that 62% of executives consider sustainability a necessary strategy to compete, providing employers with an opportunity to grow.

With that in mind, we are delighted to welcome the Future Economy Network for this interactive session, who will share their experiences around sustainability in business; and how we can design a process to engage in sustainability.

We will also look into the climate emergency, and the tools available to help us take action within our businesses.

There are many positives to operating sustainably, and this could be your first steps to a greener future.

If you'd like free access to any of the workshops in the Build Back Better series, you can do so through Workforce for the Future.

Andy Hawkins, B Corp Consultant at Future Leap: "People want to work for and buy from companies with purpose.

"Globally there are more than 4,000 B Corps across 77 countries employing 280,000 workers in 153 industries, all proving that a better way of doing business is both possible and necessary.

"During this session we will consider what it means for your Business to be a Force for Good and investigate how you can measure and improve your social and environmental impact."



10:30 - 10:45 - Welcome and Facilitated Networking

10:45 - 10:55 - Introduction to Future Leap

10:55 - 11:10 - Introduction to the Climate and Ecological Emergency

11:10 - 11:40 - Workshop Part 1 with Sophia Cheng, With Many Roots

11:40 - 11:50 - Break

11:50 - 12:20 - Workshop Part 2 with Andy Hawkins, Future Leap Consultancy

12:20 - 12:30 - Questions and Close


Meet The Speakers!

Sophia Cheng, Founder of With Many Roots, Climate Collage UK Co-ordinator

Sophia has re orientated her life around the climate crisis. She’s forged her decade of communications experience into offering workshops, mentoring and words on the biggest issues of our time. As a communications generalist, Sophia is keen to bridge worlds and break echo chambers. With her start-up, With Many Roots, she is embedding future economic fairness in as it grows. She has delivered intimate interactive workshops on climate-fiction, climate science and climate silence to more than 200 people. She volunteers for Green New Deal UK Bristol Hub, supports Bristol writers facilitating local Shut Up and Write group and helps co-ordinates Climate Collage for the UK, tasked with raising climate literacy in the UK ahead of COP26 this year.

Andy Hawkins, B Corp Consultant at Future Leap

Andy brings more than 3 decades of business experience with him and is focussed on helping local companies go through their B Corp Business Impact Assessment.

He also spent over 5 years delivering community development projects in Africa and has a great understanding of the importance of purpose which fuels his passion for People & Planet and the opportunity for businesses to play a critical role in improving their social and environmental impact.

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