The workshop aims to be fully interactive, with each participant learning from each other as well as from the workshop lead. Attendees will hear the journey of an environmental educational start-up company from its beginning all the way to B Corp Accreditation.
You will discuss the context of what needs to be considered for companies to grow in a ‘low’ or ‘net’ carbon fashion, you will explore where the ‘carbon’ lurks in your business, and discuss how to reduce/mitigate this.
You will discuss the law of unintended consequences with examples from the business world where trying to solve one problem, unfortunately causes another wholly unforeseen issue, you will explore the SDGs and explain how they can be used within your business. B Corp certification will be explained, to explore whether it is right for your business.
Outcomes include a clear understanding of the carbon intensity of your activities, awareness of how to avoid unintended sustainability pitfalls in your products and services, how you can use the SDGs to help your business succeed and whether embarking on the journey to become a B Corp is for you.
This workshop will be delivered by Dr Paula Owen, Green Gumption.
Refreshments will be provided. In the interest of avoiding food waste, lunch will not be provided.