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Environmental Sustainability in Business

Elevator - Greenhouse Gas Management Project

Environment Sustainability
Networking | Public lectures | Seminars

It is becoming an increasingly valuable for businesses to lower their carbon footprint and build a sustainable business. From standing out from the crowd to reducing business costs, sustainable SMEs reap rewards and can gain a greater competitive edge.

  • From: Wednesday 26 September 2018, 9.45 am
  • To: Wednesday 26 September 2018, 1 pm
  • Registration: 9.30 am
  • Location: Broadway Cinema, 14-18 Broad St, Nottingham, NG1 3AL,
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 26 September 2018, 12.00 am
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Hear from industry experts about the benefits your business could receive if you were to incorporate more eco-friendly and sustainable practices into your brand, work culture and office.

This event will also give you the opportunity to meet and network with like-minded businesses and find out more about the free business support available from Nottingham Business School’s Greenhouse Gas Management Project*, Big House and Enabling Innovation programmes.


Shaun Gordon - Nottingham Trent University
Shaun is a Senior Lecturer and Assistant Course Leader for the BA Business degree at Nottingham Trent University. Shaun’s PhD, awarded in 2016, focuses on organisational creativity and service innovation. His research interests follow this theme, exploring the necessity of workplace creativity when companies and organisations use scheme of ‘best practice’ to help secure performance improvements.

Shaun’s work and interest in sustainability spans over 20 years. He was the project lead for the Department of Transport’s ‘Safer Routes to School’ programme, and also prepared the first UK Green Transport Plan associated with a major planning application.

As academic leader for Nottingham Business School’s final year Leadership and Employability module on the BA Business course, Shaun and his teaching team support 200 students in learning about the importance of responsible leadership in the 21st century. Working in small teams, students work with companies and organisations to undertake an audit of energy use and recycling opportunities. Students work has been recognised internationally, and in 2018, four projects won a Green Apple award in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council. The award celebrates environmental best practice.

Louise Wilson, Account Director - Futerra
Louise has worked at Futerra for over 4 years and in the sustainability sector for over 10 years.

Over the years, Louise has worked on various social and environmental projects. These including Grouple, a project funded by the Design Council that helped families live better with dementia; Ecoinomy, a digital start-up that helped companies reduce their environmental footprint in the workplace; and Operation TLC, a campaign to help Barts NHS Health Trust understand how to reduce their environmental footprint.

At Futerra, Louise account directs a large variety of projects from sustainability strategy to brand repositioning and relaunches. Her clients include Forest Stewardship Council, C&A Foundation, Aldi, and The North Face.

Layla Leak, Environmental Co-ordinator - ECA Group

Layla has been at ECA Group for five years following the completion of her Environmental Management degree. She gained first-class honours and special recognition for her final year project, which focused on energy management.

At ECA Group, Layla has been instrumental in developing the ECO Team department, which focuses on reducing energy consumption for businesses in a variety of sectors, from hospitality to retail, and from offices to warehouses.


9.45 am – 10 am: Welcome by Nottingham Trent University

10 am - 10.30 am: Greenhouse Gas Project by Shaun Gordon

10.30 am – 11.30 am: Speaker presentations, with short break for refreshments.

11.30 am - 12 pm: Q&A panel and discussion, facilitated by Shaun Gordon.

12 pm - 1 pm: Networking and lunch

*Greenhouse Gas Management Project

The Greenhouse Gas Management Project specifically supports small and medium enterprises in the East Midlands. This project will commence in October 2018.

Students will work in teams of 4 or 5 to audit several key factors in your organisation to ensure that you are running as efficiently as possible. Students will work to minimise consumption for your business in several areas:

  • Water
  • Gas
  • Electricity
  • Recycling
  • Paper usage

Therefore, they will need access to several months’ worth of insights into your energy consumption and unit costs to support their report. Their findings will be presented back to you in February 2019 at the exclusive NBS Environmental Management event.

The Big House

Supported by the European Regional Development Fund, The Big House project provides free support for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire-based creative and digital businesses.

From developing potential business ideas, nurturing start-ups and new entrepreneurs, to working with established businesses wanting to grow, our partner network provides specialist support. You can access grants, one-to-one mentoring, networking events and workshops to help build contacts, skills and knowledge to succeed.

Enabling Innovation

Since July 2016, the Enabling Innovation at NTU has supported over 500 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

The programme has helps businesses to introduce innovation through development of new products and designing new services. Enabling Innovation has utilised funds from the European Regional Development Fund, supporting SMEs to bring something new to their company or market place.

Location details


Broadway Cinema


14-18 Broad St
Nottingham, NG1 3AL

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