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Net Zero Champions: Founders Driving Sustainability



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How will you lead your team towards Net Zero?

Join this interactive event where our speaker, serial founder Trewin Restorick (Sizzle Innovation; Hubbub; Global Action Plan), will teach you how to lead with your vision and create a personalised founder strategy, whilst our facilitated workshop will equip you with a carbon reduction plan to lead your business towards a greener future.

The event is for founders of organisations based in Greater London, with a minimum £50,000 turnover and at least 2 full time employees or equivalent.


Event details

Whether environmental impact is at the core of what you do, driving sustainability is a powerful tool in a founder's arsenal. You join a growing group of leaders passionate about the future of the planet, can engage new stakeholders and set your organisation apart from others.

Join experts and fellow founders in a discussion about engaging and getting buy-in from your board, empowering your staff to set up green teams, setting a realistic budget for planned improvements, there's a wealth of solutions and actions to help us drive this mission forward.

Our speakers will share learnings from their own journeys, on how they advocated for this crucial agenda in their own organisations.

They will speak to a combination of personal, practical and strategic considerations when it comes to net zero transition, including:

  • Cost savings and access to capital and grants - reduce utility bills

  • Amplified reputation and brand value - position your organisation as a sustainability leader

  • Public procurement requirements - gain advantage over your competitors

The panel discussion will be followed by a workshop facilitated by our JLL hosts: Luke Wynne, Sustainability Learning and Development Lead and Phoebe Lewis, Associate Director. Working in small groups, we will guide you to draft a carbon reduction plan, that includes a mix of practical steps you can take back to your teams and boards.

We will conclude with a networking lunch to carry on the conversations and connect with fellow Net Zero Champions.


Speakers


Trewin Restorick

Trewin was the Founder and CEO of Hubbub UK which transforms the way environmental messages are communicated by uniting people and organisations as a force for good. Hubbub has twice won Charity of the Year and Trewin was recognised with a Global Leader of the Year award. In 2021, he won the Business Green ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ and in 2022 voted by peers as the most influential person in the UK’s recycling and resource sector. Trewin's new venture is Sizzle, bringing organisations together to make it easier for people to live greener lifestyles.

Trewin has a track-record of creating successful environmental enterprises including Recorra, a flourishing recycling business and Global Action Plan, a long-established environmental charity. These were built on experience gathered at Friends of the Earth where he was Director of Fundraising and at Plymouth City Council where he supported the creation of new social enterprises.

Luke Wynne

Luke is the Sustainability Learning and Development Lead at global real estate and professional services company JLL. With over 10 years experience working within the environment and sustainability space, he has an in-depth and thorough understanding of the sector and highly skilled in building and managing stakeholder engagement to further this agenda.

Phoebe Lewis

Phoebe is Associate Director, Sustainabillity at global real estate and professional services company JLL. She has dedicated her career to driving sustainability for a greener future. She has worked with organiations like the United Nations and the World Economic Forum on creating wide-reaching net zero strategies in the built environment.

More speakers to be announced soon!


Social Founder is delivering this event in partnership with Green Business Action and is supported by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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About Green Business Action:

The Green Business Action team has been delivering fully funded support to London SMEs for more than seven years. We’re a small, dynamic, and friendly team that is dedicated to getting your business to the next stage, whether that’s progressing on your Net Zero goals or access to markets for your cleantech start-up.

Now we’re providing free holistic Net Zero support to hundreds of SMEs as part of the Levelling Up Agenda with the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.


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