Lunch and Learn: Why small businesses should take sustainability seriously

Posted: Tue 28th Nov 2023

In this Lunch and Learn, Emma Kidd discusses why sustainability is so crucial for small businesses and the benefits your business can gain when taking it seriously.

Small businesses play such a vital role in the global economy and as a result, they have a substantial collective environmental and social impact. Emma discusses the importance of this impact and how small businesses can contribute towards combating climate change.

Alongside a positive environmental impact, adopting sustainable practices can give businesses strategic advantages. It can enhance brand trust, support relationship building with customers and boost competitiveness by demonstrating a socially responsible business.

Emma is a chartered environmentalist and a member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). She has over 17 years of experience in sustainability management in telecoms and is the sustainable business manager for Vodafone UK.

Key takeaways from this session:

  • Discover how adapting to a green business model could reduce costs and help your business develop innovative strategies

  • Understand how you can improve your business reputation and increase competitiveness

  • Gain insight into how sustainable businesses can attract new customers who value sustainability


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