Practical guidance on sustainability for Cambridge businesses and organisations

Part of the Cambridge City Council

Practical guidance on sustainability for Cambridge businesses and organisations 

Part of the Cambridge City Council

From Ambition to Action seminars

Three expert led seminars for businesses and organisations interested in implementing a carbon reduction action plan.

Cambridge Carbon Footprint, in partnership with Investors in the Environment (iiE) is hosting three, free expert led sessions for businesses and organisations looking for advice on how to get started on systematically addressing their carbon footprint. The series of online seminars will introduce participants to the three key areas of an Environmental Management System (EMS).

Understanding your organisation’s carbon footprint

Tues 11th May 1:30 – 3pm
How to understand your organisation’s environmental impact and calculate your carbon footprint

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Setting targets and monitoring progress

Tues 25th May 1:30 – 3pm
How to create an action plan and/or environmental management system (EMS) and track your progress

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Communication and engagement

Tues 8th June 1:30 – 3pm
How to effectively communicate your commitments and progress to internal and external stakeholders

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  • Simon Alsbury – Managing Director of Energise Ltd
  • Clare Watters – Sustainability Consultant with Investors in the Environment
  • Jane Varley – Manager of the Green Business Network
  • Dr Jan Maskell – Occupational Psychologist at Training and Development Solutions
  • Peter Gilheany – Director of Forster Communications, Sustainability Agency of the Year
  • Warren Pope – Retrofit Project Manager at RetrofitWorks

The seminars should provide you with the confidence you need to start implementing a system that suits the scale and unique requirements of the organisation you represent and will signpost you to further support and expertise if needed. 

49% of Cambridge’s greenhouse gas emissions come from industry and commercial sources. We know there’s a huge appetite from people within businesses and organisations to play a part in moving towards net zero, but many find it difficult to know where to begin. ‘From Ambition to Action’ will explore what resource implications there might be, what expertise is needed and what’s proven to actually work. 

Booking is essential. The seminars are designed to build on one another, so booking three is recommended. Participants will be encouraged to start exploring or maybe even implementing some of the ideas between seminars. 

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‘From Ambition to Action’ is delivered as part of the Cambridge Climate Change Charter.

As well as booking your place for the coming seminars you can signal your desire to be part of a community pushing together to meet net zero by signing the Cambridge Climate Change Charter for Businesses and Organisations. Or visit the Advice Hub for more advice on how to get started reducing your environmental impact.