the Business Forum and
the Economic Partnership
in Brighton & Hove
Homepage    BCRP Intranet    Funding    Events    Knowledgebase    Links    About us     Contact us
Key projects
Crime
reduction
 


Inward
investment
information
 


Licensee
Forum
 

Workforce development 

Transport
 

Business &
climate
change

Property &
Development sites

Business
Improvement
Districts

Housing
 

Strategy
 

Consultation opportunities
 

Brighton & Hove Business Forum
8-11 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, BN1 1EE
Tel: 01273 735442
Email: info@brighton
business.co.uk

© Brighton & Hove
Business Forum

News - 13 July 2007

Free event on Climate Change - what can businesses do?

Sponsored by Brighton & Hove City Council and SEEDA this Economic Partnership event is designed to show businesses how tackling climate change is something they should do now, before legislation takes away any choice.

Climate change has rocketed up the political and business agenda over the last twelve months and the case for business and public sector organisations to make a contribution to the reduction of green house gasses is compelling.

But many employers are still unaware of how easy it is to reduce their “carbon footprint” and save money at the same time. They are also unaware that, if they don’t do so voluntarily, they will almost certainly face legislation and taxes that will force the issue.

However, it isn’t always clear what help and support is available to organisations that want to make changes. If you are concerned about climate change and want to know more about tackling it, join Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership at a Climate Change Event (sponsored by Brighton & Hove City Council and SEEDA), designed to make tackling climate change easy for your organisation. It will be held on Monday 23rd July 2007 from 5.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. at The De Vere Grand, Brighton.

The keynote speaker Steve Hargreaves, Managing Director, Residential & SME Markets, EDF Energy, will outline the business case for tackling climate change within your organisation (EDF Energy recently launched their own climate commitments) whilst Tony Mernagh, Executive Director, Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership, will outline the potential consequences of delayed action (climate change levy, carbon allocation schemes etc).

You will have the opportunity to attend workshops specifically aimed at organisations of any size. The Carbon Trust will provide information and practical, easy steps for large organisations, Business Link and Ecosys for small to medium sized organisations. These organisations can tell you about carbon management programmes and environmental audits.

Brighton & Hove City Council’s Workplace Travel Planner will be on hand to provide advice and the Council will also be launching their Carbon Management Dossier a guide providing information on how to take action on energy efficiency and carbon management for the business community.

Come prepared with the total annual energy spend for your organisation (excluding transport fuel) if you want to find out how much you could save. It couldn’t be easier!!

A local produce buffet supper with drinks will be served providing an ideal chance to network.

To help with planning for the event please confirm your attendance and provide an indication of your energy spend (under £50,000 a year or over £50,000 a year) by contacting Eleanor Mooney on eleanormooney@btconnect.com or 01273 291 092 by Monday 16th July.

Organisations already signed up to take part include Hilton Brighton Metropole, GMAC, Glaxo Smith Klein, Telegen, Family Assurance, Midnight Communications, Brighton & Hove City College, Sussex University, Thistle Hotel, Allied Irish Bank, DMH Stallard, AVT, Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company, Hotel 19, Southern Water, Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, The Argus, Sussex Stationers, Humberts Leisure, Eurocash, Nielson Active Holidays, Hove Business Association, Forfars, Ncsoft, Phlorum, University of Brighton, University of Sussex, NCP, Lanes Business Network, Goldmews, Animal House, Cambridge Residential.

Numbers are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.


Read related items on:
Climate Change
Brighton & Hove City Council
Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership
Business Link
Carbon Trust
EDF Energy
EcoSys
SEEDA


Browse our business Knowledgebase or search by keyword


Headlines

15 December 2017
Brighton is among the best places to start a business due to their strong growth factors
15 December 2017
GTR consultation ends 20th Dec 2017 13 December 2017
Ethical Food StartUp Programme - Idea Generation Workshop 12 December 2017
Utilise Plus launch programme of energy efficiency grants and business support for SMEs 11 December 2017
City Centre Vacancy Rates Drop Slightly From Sept 5 December 2017
Innovate UK Announces Sector Competitions in Manufacturing and Infrastructure Systems 5 December 2017
GDPR, steps to early compliance 1 December 2017
The 29th Sussex Business Awards 2017 Winners Announced 1 December 2017
Old tech gear? Give IT a new lease of life 29 November 2017
Driving for Better Business Campaign launches 29 November 2017
ARKA Funerals sponsor Burning the Clocks 2017 with 'In Memory' lanterns 27 November 2017
Govia Thameslink launches third consultation phase on once-in-a-generation timetable restructure 23 November 2017
Coast to Capital Launches Brighton Mainline Alliance 22 November 2017
Calling all UK companies that have transport, parking and commuting issues to address 15 November 2017
Start-up Challenge Business Competition Offering £10,000 Investment to Young Entrepreneurs 15 November 2017
IUK Announces £10 Million Innovation Loans Infrastructure Systems Funding Competition for UK SMEs 15 November 2017
Sussex Food and Drink Grand Finalists Celebrate Success 10 November 2017
Meaning conference confirms speaker line-up: breeding a new army of business activists 10 November 2017
Positive body image documentary screening at Hove school 8 November 2017
Material Practices: Painting and Printmaking at the University of Brighton - Private View 8 November 2017
Economic Partnership kick starts city strategy consultation 8 November 2017
GTR respond to positive ASLEF referendum result 7 November 2017
350th employer signed up to the Brighton & Hove Campaign 7 November 2017
Rampion announces £4 million community fund 6 November 2017
The First Gamification Conference comes to Brighton 3 November 2017
Shoreham Port Welcomes New Commercial and Operations Director 2 November 2017
Burning the Clocks launches Crowdfunder for 2017 2 November 2017
The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards are now open for Entries 31 October 2017
Brighton Based Paxton Open New Centre for Technology & Innovation 27 October 2017
Adventures in risk taking for high growth businesses 27 October 2017
Can your business benefit from offering a 'world of work' experience? 27 October 2017
The Small Business Saturday Bus Tour launches across the UK for its fifth year 24 October 2017
Business Networking & Case Study Visit with the Sustainable Business Partnership 24 October 2017
Could you use an Energy Saving Workshop? 17 October 2017
Peter Blake raffle raises £2,290 for Middle Street School 17 October 2017
AMEX named major sponsor of city's bike share scheme 16 October 2017
Ropetackle Business Friends scheme 4 October 2017
VIRGIN STARTUP MEETUP 'HOW TO TELL (SELL) YOUR STORY' 3 October 2017
BTN BikeShare: a successful first month 3 October 2017
PLATF9RM open at Hove Town Hall