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Low carbon and green business support
By 2035 the UK needs to have delivered on our shared commitment to limit global warming, and key to success will be achieving a low carbon economy.
Official figures show that business and industry account for 25% of UK territorial greenhouse gas emissions, with just under half generated by SMEs (businesses with fewer than 250 employees). Taking climate action is everyone’s business, and we all have a vital role in the UK’s net zero journey.
For employers, tackling climate change has become a key part of future-proofing business. It’s possible to make a positive difference and realise business benefits along the way, including:
- driving business growth and innovations
- reducing long term running costs
- improved resilience; the World Economic Forum’s 2022 Global Risks Report puts “climate action failure” as the number one risk over the coming decade
- building trust with employees, customers and businesses in your supply chain
- attracting and retaining a talented workforce.
Low carbon business case studies
A growing number of West Sussex businesses, across sectors, are taking steps to better their environmental performance and improve their operations. They have inspiring and insightful stories that can help inform anyone considering adopting greener business solutions. Watch the YouTube series ‘Low Carbon Business in West Sussex’ to hear their stories.
There’s an increasing amount of support, locally and nationally, to help you to cut through the ‘carbon jargon’, walk you through the practical steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint and help you to realise associated benefits for your business.
Member Run Event: Outdoor Screening - BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985) - 3rd September
Join us for a night under the stars with our outdoor screening of Back to the Future (1985) starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson. In this American sci-fi adventure, Marty McFly
The event is located at the stunning Madehurst Cricket Ground. It is the perfect venue to enjoy some sun downers on a late summers evening at the grounds fully licensed bar in the Pavilion.
Monthly Members' Meeting - Cowdray Park - 6th September
Join us on 6th September for our Monthly Members Meeting – hosted this month by Cowdray Park, Midhurst, from 6.00pm – 7.30pm.
Welcome Drinks and Nibbles from 6.00pm.
Come along for the chance to catch up with fellow Chamber members.
Event closes at 19.30
Guest Speaker: Harbour Hotel Management Team
Business Breakfast - 14th September
We are delighted to collaborate with the Chichester College for our Monthly Breakfast.
This monthly breakfast provides a friendly, relaxed and informative environment for local businesses to network and improve your business profile locally and there will be a guest speaker.
Includes full English breakfast with a vegetarian or vegan option too (please specify if you would like the vegetarian or vegan option in the dietary requirements field of the booking form – if left blank it will be assumed that you would like the full English).
The Business Hothouse offers free support to pre-start and established businesses in the Coast-to-Capital area. From workshops to grant funding, they can provide the expert guidance to get your business growing. For more information, please go to their website
How to Lead & Manage Teams in 21st Century Organisations - 10th and 11th August
IN PERSON EVENT AT CHICHESTER HARBOUR PARK HOTEL
This is a free, intensive programme that is aimed at anyone who wants to understand how to develop an effective management style and how to make evidence-based choices about managing people.
For more information about what will be covered over this FREE two day course, please use the “Click here to book” button
Refreshments will be provided, please feel free to bring your own lunch