Wednesday 17th May; Shropshire Wildlife Trust, 193 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6AH

09:30 – 10:00: Registration, exhibition and networking
10:00 – 10:10: Introduction (Adrian Platt, MMBEN Chair)
10:10 – 10:40: Understanding our natural capital: the true value of your natural assets (Adams Koshy, Eftec)
10:40 – 11:00: The Green Business Fund – how to access sustainability funding (Charlotte Houldsworth, Carbon Trust)
11:00 – 11:30: Coffee and networking
11:30 – 11:50: The Business Growth Programme – greening your supply chain and help with other environmental improvements (Tracey Flint, Marches Growth Hub)
11:50 – 12:10: Case Study: The business benefits of sponsoring conservation delivery – the Merefest experience (Andrea Richardson, Clarke’s Solicitors)
12:10 – 12:30: An Environmental Exit Strategy (Vicki McKenzie, McKenzie Law)
12:30 – 12:40: Closing comments (Tom Hayek, MMBEN Coordinator)
12:45 – 14:00: Lunch and networking

As always our next event has been chosen by a vote from our member businesses.  You wanted to know more about what funding is available to help deliver the environmental and sustainability goals that many of you are moving towards (at an increasing pace!).  We have brought together an eclectic programme that we hope will help to answer this question from a variety of angles.

The first presentation will be given by Eftec, the UK’s leading environmental economics consultancy, who will give an overview of how to value the environmental assets (or natural capital) that your business has.  Either side of our first networking coffee break, we then have sustainability funding experts from Carbon Trust and Marches Growth Hub who will talk about the funding available to improve your sustainability profile before 2 of our member businesses will explore some more ‘interesting’ ways of funding environmental improvements in our area.

Booking is essential for this event and there are also opportunities for businesses to exhibit at the event. Please email or call us on 01743 284274 to book or discuss in more detail. Please also feel free to forward this information to any of your business contacts who may also be interested in attending.

When booking, please let us know if you have any mobility issues or dietary requirements.

Sponsored By: Funding Your Sustainable Goals networking event - Programme

 

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