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The first Stockport Sustainability Summit aimed at informing, educating and helping businesses to take action to address the climate crisis, took place last week and was part of a joint event between Marketing Stockport, Planet Mark and One +All.
This inaugural event was part of the Planet Mark’s Zero Carbon Tour, an eight-month national tour in the UK’s first “Carbon Battle Bus”. The tour aims to spread the word about environmental strategies adopted by local businesses, and the net zero carbon message.
Businesses from across Stockport and Greater Manchester met and listened to a wide range of experts discussing the steps businesses can take to be more sustainable and play a part in reducing their impact on the environment.
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Practical help was on hand from Stockport based Kast who discussed the products available for businesses to reduce their carbon footprint, The Growth Hub spoke about the support available to help businesses take that first step whilst Clarke Nicklin discussed ESG pensions and ensuring pensions are invested in ethical and sustainable businesses. The audience also heard from Steve Oliver, Co founder and CEO of musicMagpie on e-waste and the steps we can all take to reduce landfill and reuse.
B Corp Certified One+All showcased thier business model and how they have sustainability at the heart of everything they do in business.
The packed half-day Summit was a rally cry to the region’s business leaders to join the Race To Zero, through powerful real-life case studies that showcase best practice and highlight the commercial and social benefits of sustainable business practices.
The event is also ahead of the CAN – Carbon Action Now virtual summit organised by Stockport Council.
Stockport Council will host its first virtual summit to discuss action towards its Climate Action Now priorities for tackling the climate emergency and achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2038.
The Climate Action Now (CAN) Summit will be free to attend and take place on Tuesday 9th November, coinciding with the COP26 international summit in Glasgow, and aims to celebrate, connect and inspire climate action across Stockport. The virtual event will run from 10am – 4:30pm and will be split into four bookable sections: Stockport CAN, Businesses, Young People, and Communities.