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) hosted 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 was designed to introduce participants to the three key areas of an Environmental Management System (EMS).

You can now watch all three sessions free of charge, and download the slides.

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. The ‘From Ambition to Action’ 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. 

Videos and slides

Understanding your organisation’s carbon footprint

How to understand your organisation’s environmental impact and calculate your carbon footprint.


  • Simon Alsbury – Managing Director of Energise Ltd
  • Clare Watters –  Consultant with Investors in the Environment

Setting targets and monitoring progress

How to create an action plan and/or environmental management system (EMS) and track your progress.


  • Jane Varley – Manager of the Green Business Network
  • Warren Pope – Retrofit Project Manager at RetrofitWorks

Communication and engagement

How to effectively communicate your commitments and progress to internal and external stakeholders.


  • Dr Jan Maskell – Occupational Psychologist at Training and Development Solutions
  • Peter Gilheany – Director of Forster Communications, Sustainability Agency of the Year

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Find out more

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

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.