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South West: Climate action in communities

Jun 30
Date and time
Wed, 30 June  @  09:00  -  10:30
No charge to members and non-members of BITC
Seminar, Webinar United Kingdom
Open to BITC members and non-members, CSR/responsible business practitioners/managers, C-suite/senior leaders, Environment/sustainability practitioners/managers
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Open to BITC members and non-members, CSR/responsible business practitioners/managers, C-suite/senior leaders and Environment/sustainability practitioners/managers
No charge to members and non-members of BITC

Wed, 30 June 2021  @  09:00  –  10:30

This roundtable is the final one in a series of four that will bring together businesses in South West England to explore opportunities for collaborative climate action in the area.

About the roundtable
As we begin our path to recovery from the immense disruption caused by COVID-19 and move towards COP26, we have an unprecedented opportunity to Build Back Responsibly and for business to take climate action that creates positive outcomes for people and nature. We invite you to join Business in the Community’s (BITC) South West Leadership Board for a series of honest and thought-provoking roundtables on the journey towards net zero carbon for organisations and communities in the South West.  

The final roundtable in the series will explore how businesses can ensure a just and fair transition, with a focus on how climate action can lead to positive impact for under-represented and lower socio-economic groups.

We will consider how businesses can work with employees, customers and communities, exploring opportunities to:

  • prioritise employees, suppliers, communities and consumers with inadequate access to sustainable goods and services – including energy, transport and food – and removing barriers to consumers.
  • support community-led climate action initiatives across the South West.
  • ensure that those whose jobs are at risk in the transition can find new jobs and are not left behind, and that everyone can benefit from the new jobs created.
  • collaborate to restore nature and promote biodiversity in the South West.

Participants will have a chance to share regional innovation and good practice, and to explore opportunities for collaborative business action as we move towards COP26.

Insights from the webinar will inform our South West Business Leaders Climate Change Roundtable taking place in September (details to follow). Learnings and regional examples will also feed into BITC’s Climate Action campaign.

You may also be interested in joining the roundtables in the rest of the series, including:

This event is open to BITC members and non-members. It would be suitable for CSR/responsible business managers/practitioners, environment managers/practitioners and senior managers.

Contact details and further information
For more information, contact Jo-Anne Holroyd, Support Officer at BITC.

Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology.

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