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Net Zero: How Can SME's Achieve This Goal?

  • Solarsense Brockley Lane Bristol, England, BS48 (map)

The Future Economy Network is excited to announce we will be sponsored by subscribers Nexus Capital Partners and co-hosted by subscribers Solarsense. We will be joined by Nikki Jones and subscribers Nexus Capital Partners and Solarsense to speak on how small and medium enterprises can achieve a net zero energy goal.

David McDonald - MA, ACMA, CGMA – Nexus Capital Partners LLP

David will focus on the commercial application of renewables and “behind the meter” energy solutions to save carbon and cash for businesses.

Nikki Jones MSc Freelance Researcher/Writer

Government has legislated a net zero target by 2050 but it is not clear that the policies are in place to achieve this, or that a 2050 target is adequate. What is the role of SMEs and how can they play their part? Are there advantages in being an early adopter? Nikki will be giving an overview of the challenges facing SMEs in the absence of clear national or local policy, and the potential benefits of voluntary action.

More information to be announced.

Agenda

07:45 - 08:00 - Registration and coffee

08:00 - 08:10 - Introduction from The Future Economy Network

08:10 - 08:30 – David McDonald, Nexus Capital Partners

08:30 – 08:50 – Tim Cook, Solarsense

08:50 - 09:10 - Nikki Jones

09:10 - 09:20 - Q&A

09:20 - 09:25 - 60 Second Pitches

09:25 - 09:30 - Close

09:30 - 10:00 – Networking and breakfast


Get To Know Our Speakers!

David McDonald - MA, ACMA, CGMA – Nexus Capital Partners LLP

David is a seasoned Finance and Operations Director with extensive commercial experience across several sectors. He has run a specialist consultancy since 2003 with a clear focus on value creation, either through strategic investment, resource efficiency or cost management. Current projects include hospitality, manufacturing and rural/commercial development.

Trained at Scottish Hydro Electric and SSE Plc, David is interested in the related fields of Corporate Social Responsibility and Renewable Energy and brings expertise to clients in these areas. The simple aim is to help organisations reduce resource consumption, operating costs and carbon emissions by taking a stepwise approach to high impact areas including investment in energy and infrastructure assets.

Nikki Jones MSc Freelance Researcher/Writer

Nikki is a researcher, writer and journalist on oil, gas and energy. She delivers climate and energy lectures specialising in climate change on UK and global level.

Visit Nikki's website here: http://aiming1point5degrees.co.uk/



This event is sponsored by Nexus Capital Partners during Green Great Britain Week.

Nexus is a specialist consultancy based near Bristol and is part of the wider Auditel Network of around 100 independent energy professionals.

The focus is on the SME sector, which represents 60% of all private sector employment in the UK and often does not have the ability to consider sustainability as a distinct business theme. Nexus work with organisations to identify high impact areas and then develop investment models and business plans to assist with debt and equity capital raising as appropriate.   Successful projects are designed to deliver both carbon and cost savings and typically include behavioural and process change as well as infrastructure investment.

Nexus has advised clients on technology and funding across a wide range of energy efficiency and renewable energy investments. Assignments have been completed for various organisations over the years, including:

Low Carbon Investors (UK Fund – Wide range of projects);

The Converging World (Bristol and India - Wind Farms);

Buildings Research Establishment (Wide range of technologies and projects);

Good Energy Group (Wind Development);

Airvolution Ltd (Wind Development);

Novus Modus (UK Fund – Wind and Gasification);

Capita Symonds Ltd (Leading Outsourcer – Resource Efficiency);

Ingenious Group (UK Fund – Wind, PV and AD Assets);

Contributing to REA and CIMA on related topics.



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