Lunch and Learn: My small business and COP27

Gavin Lendon

Posted: Mon 12th Dec 2022

In this Lunch and Learn, Gavin Lendon, founder of Sustainology UK, and Andrew Griffiths, director of community and partnerships at Planet Mark, give their take on the UN's COP27 summit and its impact on small business.

The webinar is part of the Plan it with Purpose programme, which is designed to help owners of small and medium-sized businesses develop a better understanding of environmental and social issues in the UK.

Key takeaways from this session:

  • The main overall outcomes from COP27

  • How the COP27 outcomes and announcements make a difference for businesses in the coming year

  • How you can start or progress your sustainability journey within your business


Plan it with Purpose, from Enterprise Nation

Plan it with Purpose

A programme designed to help owners of small and medium-sized businesses develop a better understanding of environmental and social issues in the UK. Visit the Plan it with Purpose hub

Gavin Lendon
Hi welcome to my profile. I operate two businesses covering sustainability and hospitality. SUSTAINOLOGY UK Sustainology helps organisations like yours with sustainability. We help you make positive changes that don't cost the earth. Sustainability is an extremely complex issue and goes well beyond helping the environment. With over 134,000 mentions a month on social media and rising the complexity and volume of noise is there for all to see. We can help you understand the problem and develop a strategy to make positive change a reality. Read the Sustainology UK profile or visit the website Alternatively, simply contact me via social media or by phone so that we can understand your needs. ROMULUS ADVISORY Romulus is a consultancy for the hospitality industry. I help bar, club, hotel, pub and restaurant owners increase their revenue and profit whilst reducing their stress. I achieve this through developing a straegy with owners to increase turnover, manage costs and improve profitability. You can find me at www.romulus-advisory.co.uk or via social media listed under my personal social media profiles here. A Bit About Me I qualified as a chartered accountant in 1991 and proceeded to work in corporate finace organising mergers and acquistions, helping clients prepare strategies supported by strategic and business plans. From there I worked in the City for organisations such as Amey, Land Securities, London Underground and Sodexo. Since 2011 I have run my own businesses working with clients large and small including Wilmott Dixon and Ashley House. I have always had an interest in sustainability issues. In my childhood I noticed the change in biodiversity when our local deciduous forest was replaced with conifers. My passion was rekindled as the climate crisis worsened. Using my experience of strategy design and implementation I am helping organisations reach certification under the various environmental criteria out there e.g. B-Corp and ISO 14001. It is so great to combine a personal love with a business ambition. Equally, I have always had a passion for hospitality. I have helped many pubs, hotels and restaurants with their business issues including strategy, business growth and funding which has been both rewarding and pleasurable

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