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Successful delivery of first Carbon Management Workshops – Sustainability in Enterprise project

Delivered by Nottingham Business School, the workshops are designed to build in-house capacity to move towards net zero.

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Starting on Wednesday 27 October, NTU’s Sustainability in Enterprise project delivered its first series of carbon management workshops for local businesses, specifically aimed at small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based in Greater Nottingham.

Businesses will be attending four sessions in total, covering:

  • the business case for carbon management
  • measuring carbon footprints for SMEs
  • low carbon management strategies
  • developing a carbon management action plan

What participants are saying about the Carbon Management Workshops

Within the sessions themselves, participants were encouraged to think about their main takeaways from the sessions, with popular choices shown below.

CMW takeaways

The workshop delivery team has also gathered initial feedback from participants which shows the value and effectiveness of carbon management support for their SMEs.

“The introductory session gave a good insight into the context, terminology, and requirements of adopting this approach and provided an important starting point to informing our Board of what we need to achieve as an organisation to meet our carbon management ambitions for 2028.” – David Mather, New Art Exchange

“The focus on the four key elements of the business (people, products, processes and premises) is a valuable way for us as a small enterprise to consider the importance and reasoning behind carbon reduction as we support Nottingham’s bid to become carbon neutral by 2028.” – Jacquie Olpin, Renewal Trust

“Pre-COVID we had no idea how to measure our carbon footprint, or more importantly, how to reduce it and work towards carbon neutral. After engaging with NTU, we can both measure and determine what steps to take to reduce our carbon emissions. The carbon management programme will help us to share our progress with others and continue to learn from other SMEs to adopt further sustainable practices within our business.” – Stephen Mason, Mason Infotech

“As an entrepreneur wanting to monitor and report on the carbon impact of my business, being part of these workshops is a great opportunity in the drive to net zero. Just knowing where to start can be hard and knowing there are experts there to help is invaluable.” – Sarah Maloy, Shop Zero

Sign up for future Carbon Management Workshops

NTU’s Carbon Management Workshops will continue to be delivered in 2022, with the following dates coming up.

The workshops are delivered as part of the ERDF-funded Sustainability in Enterprise project which can support businesses through in-depth expert and student consultancy projects, grants and product design. You can also receive 20% towards the salary of a new employee that has graduated in the past three years, and our early career development programme – the Sustainability Community Lab.

To be eligible businesses must be SMEs that are based in the Greater Nottingham SUDS area, which includes all of Nottingham city and Broxtowe borough, and parts of Ashfield, Rushcliffe and Gedling. You can view the SUDS map for a full list of eligible locations.

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Successful delivery of first Carbon Management Workshops – Sustainability in Enterprise project

Published on 10 November 2021
  • Category: Business; School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment; School of Art & Design; Nottingham Business School

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