Hertsmere business owners and managers are invited to a free half-day conference next month which aims to demonstrate how going green can make business sense.
We've organised the Grow Through Sustainability conference on Friday 11 February, in partnership with eight other Hertfordshire district and borough councils. It includes a wide range of speakers, including Andrew Griffiths from Planet Mark, a certification scheme which commitment to continuous improvement and reducing carbon emissions, energy and water consumption, travel and waste; Jo Southernwood of Eastern New Energy, a project which aims to build a stronger, local energy and low carbon economy in the region and Sophie Owen of Sky Studios on their work towards net zero.
Closing the half-day event at The Fielder Centre in Hatfield Business Park will be a question and answer session with four Hertfordshire-based businesses who are leading the way towards decarbonising and a more sustainable future. There will also be a number of stands from key exhibitors and lunch provided at the end of the conference.
Cllr Caroline Clapper, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, said: “Addressing climate change isn’t just good for the planet – it’s good for your bottom line.
“At this event, we’re bringing experts together from across the corporate and charitable sectors to help explain how your business can benefit from decarbonising and how to get your sustainability journey started.
“Most importantly, you’ll hear from businesses who have already taken steps towards zero carbon, the support and funding they’ve been able to tap into and the benefits they’ve experienced so far.
“So why not sign up and get your questions answered on how to make your business more sustainable, profitable, competitive and better for the world.”
The conference has been organised by us, Welwyn and Hatfield Borough Council, Stevenage Borough Council, St Albans City and District Council, North Hertfordshire District Council, Dacorum Borough Council, Broxbourne Borough Council, East Herts District Council and Watford Borough Council and funded by the Hertfordshire Health Protection Board. It will run from 8.30am to 2pm.
To find out more and register for this free event go to https://growthroughsustainability.eventbrite.co.uk
Posted on Monday 10th January 2022