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GROWTH HUB EVENTS

Embedding Sustainability into your Business Strategy

Venue: NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator

Address: 300 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 2AZ

Date & Time: Thursday 25th April 2019, 9:30 - 13:00

Contact Email: growthhubevents@semlep.com

Description:

During this interactive 3-hour workshop, delivered in partnership with local business Green Steps Consulting, we will help you to develop sustainable development strategies for your business and look at how to fully embed them into your overall business strategy. The focus will be on sharing industry best practice and learning how to measure the effectiveness of each strategy.

We will cover:

  • What is your environmental responsibility?
  • What is your social responsibility?
  • How will sustainability affect your profits?

You will learn:

  • How to identify the 3 critical areas of your sustainability strategy
  • How to identify ways to influence behaviour to embed sustainability
  • How to carry out a basic sustainable development audit on your business
  • How to test whether sustainability is embedded in your business strategy
  • How to reduce your businesses’ environmental impact

Who should attend:

SME owners and decision-makers who have an existing environmental policy and want to learn how to embed sustainability across their entire business strategy.

Meet your trainer:

Sharon Ghouila, Green Steps Consulting

Sharon has been involved in environmental, quality, health & safety and risk management for over 21 years, having completed both a diploma and postgraduate diploma in environmental management qualifications at Cranfield University before progressing to an MSc in Management Systems Auditing at the University of Wales. Sharon went on to achieve Lead Auditor status for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and has completed well over 500 lead audits and 300 desktop audits, before moving into Corporate Health & Safety and Risk Management training.

Sharon is the founder of Green Steps Consulting, which specialises in helping companies become more effective by developing formal and informal processes to align their workflow, skills and resource usage into metrics and targets, to align them into strategic objectives.

Sharon also has fellow membership with both the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (FIEMA) and the Institute of Food Science and Technology (FIFST).

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