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SMEs and the business case for sustainability

By adopting sustainable practices, SMEs can find efficiencies, reduce costs, innovate, attract and retain talented employees, gain competitive advantage and improve financial performance.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

This support is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund

The business case for sustainability is clear for all sectors. By adopting sustainable practices, SMEs can find efficiencies, reduce costs, innovate, attract and retain talented employees, gain competitive advantage and improve financial performance. It is vital that businesses of all sizes understand the climate and social impact of their activities in order to contribute effectively to a recovery from COVID-19 and the ongoing climate crisis.

How do SMEs with limited resources begin to approach sustainability?

Sustainability roundtable events at NTU

Our forthcoming series of co-design workshops are an opportunity to discuss and communicate your sustainability needs and access bespoke support in the form of toolkits. Each Round Table has two sessions:

  1. The first session is an opportunity for you to network and share your business needs around sustainability and where there might be gaps in knowledge.
  2. The second session is for us to present a series of Bespoke Toolkits that contain knowledge and resources to assist you such as the Accenture Study looking at how CEOs and business leaders view the importance of sustainability.

Round Table 1: Sustainability in HR and Employee Engagement – Tuesday 23 February 2021 – will focus on the strong positive links between sustainability, employee engagement and health and wellbeing and how that contributes to business growth.

Round Table 2:  Sustainability Leadership and Culture – Tuesday 9 March 2021 –will focus on how leadership and culture can help businesses approach sustainability in an effective way that creates long term value.

Round Table 3: Sustainability and Circular Economy Principles  – Tuesday 23 March 2021 – will explore how the concepts behind different economic models can help businesses implement sustainability.


Our Sustainability Round Table events are delivered through the GRADS for D2N2 project, which is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

SMEs and the business case for sustainability

Published on 10 February 2021
  • Category: Business

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