1: Where are we with Climate Change?
Jul
25
4:15 PM16:15

1: Where are we with Climate Change?

The 1st in a series of talks by Nikki Jones, Freelance Energy Researcher. 

The IPCC tells us we need to stay below 1.5 degrees but what does that mean and what's the timescale? How should business react and why has Bristol declared a 'climate emergency'? This presentation will bring you up to speed with the scientific consensus and where we go from here.

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2: The UK's Energy Transition
Aug
1
4:15 PM16:15

2: The UK's Energy Transition

The 2nd in series of talks by Nikki Jones, Freelance Energy Research.

Are UK emissions falling? What is UK energy policy and how will that affect all of us? Do UK emissions matter? These are critical questions in a fast-moving world. Nikki Jones MSc will be giving an overview of current UK energy policy, and showing why local action matters.

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3: Is Nuclear the Answer?
Aug
8
4:15 PM16:15

3: Is Nuclear the Answer?

The 3rd in a series of talks by Nikki Jones, Freelance Energy Researcher.

Uranium, plutonium, re-processing - we've all grown up with these terms but most of us don't understand what nuclear power is. This is a beginner's guide, and will address the question of whether it really is low carbon, and whether nuclear is what our grid needs now.

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4. Can Changes in Land Use Save Us from Climate Change?
Aug
15
4:15 PM16:15

4. Can Changes in Land Use Save Us from Climate Change?

The 4th in a series of talks by Nikki Jones, Freelance Energy Researcher.

Land use produces around a quarter of the world's greenhouse gases so cutting this is critical. But land use is also vital for carbon sequestration and is key to stopping the world going over 1.5 degrees of warming. How does that affect us, as individuals and as businesses?

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Gala Dinner - #FoSB
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

Gala Dinner - #FoSB

The Festival Gala Dinner will be the Grand Finalé to this inaugural Festival of Sustainable Business which will celebrate the great work being done across the region by businesses who are progressing on their sustainability journey.

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Netwalking
Sep
25
12:30 PM12:30

Netwalking

Join The Future Economy Network for our monthly Netwalking events!

Tired of meeting people in an office environment?

Want to promote the most sustainable form of travel?

Want to improve your health and wellbeing?

If yes, Netwalking sounds right up your street!

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The Future Economy Group’s Carbon Neutrality Journey
Oct
29
7:45 AM07:45

The Future Economy Group’s Carbon Neutrality Journey

In January 2019, we at The Future Economy Group made a commitment to being carbon neutral by 2020.

The Future Economy Group offers a range of environmental services, including consultancy, recruitment, environmental products and weekly business networking and knowledge sharing events. As such, we felt it only right that we lead the way and show our commitment towards sustainability by taking this pledge.

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Netwalking
Oct
30
12:30 PM12:30

Netwalking

Join The Future Economy Network for our monthly Netwalking events!

Tired of meeting people in an office environment?

Want to promote the most sustainable form of travel?

Want to improve your health and wellbeing?

If yes, Netwalking sounds right up your street!

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Bristol's Carbon Neutrality Journey: An Update
Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

Bristol's Carbon Neutrality Journey: An Update

The Future Economy Network is delighted to welcome back representatives from Bristol City Council, Triodos Bank, The University of the West of England (UWE) & Ricardo Energy & Environment to discuss how Bristol's 2030 target has progressed in 6 months. This is a follow up event from 'Bristol's 2030 Carbon Neutrality Goal' on the 28th May.

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Business Breakfast: Bristol's 2030 Carbon Neutrality Goal
May
28
7:45 AM07:45

Business Breakfast: Bristol's 2030 Carbon Neutrality Goal

The Future Economy Network is delighted to welcome representatives from Bristol City Council, Triodos Bank, The University of the West of England (UWE) & Ricardo Energy & Environment to discuss how Bristol will achieve its 2030 carbon neutrality goal. This event has been sponsored by Triodos bank & will be hosted by them in The Foundation.

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Schumacher Conference
May
9
9:30 AM09:30

Schumacher Conference

Systems responses to climate emergency

Our keynote speakers will be:

  • Professor Kristin Vala Ragnarsdottir from the University of Iceland, Club of Rome, Balaton Group and the Wellbeing Economy Alliance.

  • Andrew Simms from The Rapid Transition Alliance.

"Our climate is changing faster than we are. We need to speed up. The Rapid Transition Alliance is a new, global initiative learning from where, when and how good things happen quickly".

This conference will explore how different systems approaches can contribute to developing analysis, strategy and agendas to address burning climate issues.

Book your tickets here.

 

This event is hosted by our subscribers The Schumacher Institute

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Pro-environmental employee and consumer behaviour conference with Dr Peter Bradley
Apr
29
9:00 AM09:00

Pro-environmental employee and consumer behaviour conference with Dr Peter Bradley

Current world population is just over seven billion and expected to reach nine billion before 2050. Increasing affluence in the developing and transition countries where population is growing most is now resulting in a wave of “new consumers”. This is important as in the developed world the main drivers for the level and growth of environmental pressures are said to be final consumption and affluence. Technology on its own will not adequately ensure that society stays within environmental limits. Therefore there is a need for serious consideration and research into consumer, employee and entrepreneur behaviours.

In this vain, the Bristol Centre for Economics and Finance (BCEF) is hosting a one day inter-disciplinary conference, organised by Dr Peter Bradley, leader of BCEF's Sustainability Research Cluster and an expert in sustainability research.

Invited keynote speakers:

Dr Peter Bradley (Associate Professor in Economics, UWE Bristol)

Jes Rutter (Managing Director of JRP Solutions and ESOS auditor)

Dr Mark Everard (Associate Professor of Ecosystem Services, UWE Bristol)

We invite abstracts from PhD students, researchers and practitioners across the social and natural sciences to present on topics related to 'pro-environmental consumer and employee behaviour'. Please send a 500 word abstract about your topic and contribution to bcef@uwe.ac.uk by Wednesday 19 December 2018 to be considered for presentations.

If you are interested joining us as a keynote speaker at the conference, please contact bcef@uwe.ac.uk for further details.

The conference is free to attend so please register online to book your place now.

Cost: Free
Contact: Josie Englishby
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 86453
E-mail: bcef@uwe.ac.uk

More information about Pro-environmental employee and consumer behaviour conference

Venue: https://www1.uwe.ac.uk/about/visitus/campusmapsandinformation/frenchaycampus/frenchaycampusmaps.aspx


This event is hosted by our subscriber UWE.

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Triodos Annual Meeting
Apr
24
1:00 PM13:00

Triodos Annual Meeting

  • St George's Bristol, Great George Street Bristol BS1 5RR (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us at our Annual Meeting for an exciting afternoon connecting with like-minded people who know money can work for positive change.

We're delighted to be holding the event at the beautiful St George’s Bristol - a charity and Triodos Bank customer. In 2018, a business loan enabled the concert hall to be extended to include a café bar and more performance and exhibition space.

Our theme for the afternoon – Valuing Harmony – doesn’t just refer to the beautiful sounds created at St George’s. It takes inspiration from the book, ‘Harmony: A new way of looking at our world’, written by HRH The Prince of Wales, Tony Juniper and Ian Skelly. The book suggests that the solutions to our most pressing modern challenges, from climate change to poverty, can only be found in regaining a balance with nature.

An update from the Triodos UK and Group management team, including Q&A, will be followed by a session looking at our community change-makers - organisations changing the world via the lending that personal customers who bank with us make possible.

The final panel discussion and Q&A will be hosted by author and broadcaster June Sarpong MBE and explore the Harmony principles and ask guests from a range of sectors what finding harmony means to them.

There will then be time for drinks and further conversation, with a special performance from Sing with Soul to round off the afternoon (performance 6pm – 6.30pm).

This is a free event, open to all. Register and join us!

Venue

St George’s Bristol, Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR
The venue is fully accessible for wheelchair users and has a hearing loop.

Programme

1:00pm Registration, Ethical Marketplace open and light refreshments served
2:00pm Triodos Bank UK Annual Update
2:40pm Annual Update Q&A
3:00pm Triodos Customer Spotlight
3:50pm Refreshments, networking and Ethical Marketplace open
4:20pm What does finding harmony mean to you?
5:30pm Closing remarks
5:30pm – 7:30pm Drinks reception, networking and performance from Sing with Soul

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We may be taking photos and recording video content at this event. Please let us know if you do not want to appear in photos or videos. 

This event is hosted by our subscribers Triodos Bank

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Triodos Bank Good Mornings: Networking Breakfast
Mar
5
7:45 AM07:45

Triodos Bank Good Mornings: Networking Breakfast

Supporting community business

At our upcoming breakfast event, we’ll welcome the Plunkett Foundation to lead a discussion around community business. Plunkett’s role is simple; they support individuals and groups to create sustainable initiatives that will make their communities a better place to live. 

Tasha Bevan, Membership Officer at the Foundation, will join us to share insights from her work with community groups. Importantly, she will also explain how values-based organisations can work with Plunkett and others to help support the community business revolution.

We are also looking forward to hearing the story of a community organisation who have been supported by lending from Triodos: more details to follow on this one.

The breakfast will be hosted by Rob Keegan. The Triodos Small Lending team, headed by Rob, work with a number of community pubs, shops and other initiatives.

During the event you will:

  • Connect with like-minded, values driven professionals from the local area

  • Hear from inspirational speakers

  • Discuss issues affecting the Bristol and local business community

  • Enjoy a free, locally sourced breakfast

  • Speak to members of the teams from Triodos and Plunkett about opportunities to work together.

Space is limited, so register early to book your place.

About the speakers

Tasha Bevan, Membership Officer, Plunkett Foundation

This event is hosted by our subscribers Triodos Bank.

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