Sustainable Business Conference

A Sustainable Business Equals Sustainable Profits
Find the secrets to a sustainable business at the
2019 Sustainable Business Conference.

WHY? It is now a commercial reality that customers and employees rate a more responsible business as highly as customer service or quality.
This annual one-day event is designed to ensure your organisation is ready for the changes happening today – and to prepare you for the future.

It’s not the only business tool that is changing to meet new expectations. Collaboration, discussion, interaction, knowledge-share, learning and exchange – introducing the Non-Conference – Conference.

Format…
Open
Overview of each Expert in their area of expertise.
Next Round table interaction with each expert – alongside your peers.
Then Move from table to table – or – you choose when – and if – you move.
Close Expert Panel Q&A session.
Including Refreshment Breaks, Networking and Tabletop exhibits.
Hot Buffet Lunch.

Delegate places are limited, so do BOOK EARLY
Via Eventbrite BOOK HERE here
Card Payments accepted, please call Anita Potten 01202 971 186
Or, request an invoice anita.potten@southernsustainability.co.uk  Full payment due prior to the event.

 Protecting productivity and profitability

Customers
With changes in customer expectation comes the necessity for a more transparent supply chain.

Staff
Attracting the best and most motivated teams to serve your customer means understanding the way their expectations have changed.

According to MetLife UK, companies with a disengaged workforce face;

      • -16% lower profitability
        -49% more accidents
        -37% more absenteeism
        -65% lower share price
        -18% lower productivity

The benefits of a structured approach

There are so many benefits to adopting a structured approach to sustainability. Engaging with your sustainability strategy and approach will help you to;

    • build a resilient organisation able to capitalise on opportunities
    • demonstrate purpose
    • build your brand, its perception and reputation
    • understand why customers, partners and investors
    • recognise and reward more sustainable companies
    • reduce costs and increase margins
    • become a partner of choice
    • respond to investor, customer and employee requests for information
    • become an employer of choice, with the right teams in place and reduce staff turnover
    • reduce risks in your supply chain
    • get and stay ahead of consumer trends
    • differentiate your products and services
    • mitigate the risks that environmental and social issues present to companies today

  Take away with you FREE

 

Newly updated for 2019, Terrafiniti’s SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS ESSENTIALS explains why real corporate social responsibility matters to your business and how to build genuine shared business value.

  That’s not all….

Discounted … Mini Strategy Session

An intensive 3-hour one-to-one consultancy session covering 3 crucial aspects of sustainability best practice – your
company situation, objectives and focus. Normally £800 (+VAT), our partnership with Terrafiniti means that Sustainable
Business Conference 2019 delegates are entitled to a 50% discount for sessions booked before 30th April 2019.

 Exhibits

The Conference will also host tabletop exhibits to enable us to demonstrate just some of the solutions on offer.

  Delegate Offer

Visitors on the day are entitled to a 15% discount from IEMA for their Affiliate Membership 

 

 

2019 Presenters


Building resilience…the benefits of a structured approach to sustainability

Joss Tantram
Founding Partner of Terrafiniti LLP

Terrafiniti LLP is a specialist consultancy pursuing the advancement of truly sustainable behaviour. They create value for through building an understanding of strategic risk and opportunity, stimulating innovation, driving operational efficiency and developing capacity. Activities have included the design and development of a range of groundbreaking publications and training interventions, research and information analyses, stakeholder-based partnership projects and the development of tools. Clients and partner organisations have included government agencies, local authorities, multinational companies and global NGOs.


Corporate Sustainability and CSR: Attracting and Retaining the Best Team

Katherine Pereira
Team Leader – Sustainability, Allen & York

Katheryn manages the Sustainability team at ALLEN & YORK, overseeing mandates for senior appointments through to mid-level hire for both corporate and consultancy clients. She is a highly experienced recruiter, having specialised in this field for over 10 years. Her team works collaboratively with a range of organisations, often on a retained or exclusive basis, taking time to fully understand businesses and enabling them to source the highest calibre of candidates to drive their sustainability agendas forward. Katheryn also holds a BSc in Geography and MSc in Coastal Zone Management.


Financial Proposition for Sustainability

Louise Mitchell
Relationship Manager at Barclays International

Louise joined Barclays in 2012 as a Relationship Manager. Her role is to look after a portfolio of SME customers in all sectors covering the Dorset area. She is very passionate about sustainability and keen to inspire others to consider how to make changes to the benefit of their business and the planet. She states it is clear that Sustainability and Climate Change is a key differentiator, that will divide those that successfully adapt to the challenge – and those that do not. Therefore, having a clear, coherent and comprehensive strategy around sustainability is not optional for successful organisations.

A priority for Barclays is to support clients with their strategic shift towards clean, green solutions and they will run events to raise awareness to challenge boardroom thinking and facilitate change as well as continue to develop new market opportunities.


Procurement: Respond to requests for information and reduce supply chain risks

Glenn St. John-Colgan
Managing Director. Augmentas Group.
Chair Institute of Directors

Sustainability in business is as much about commercial principles as it is about carbon footprint and succession. When a business spends money, it is the residue of cost after sales, tax, staff, operations and all other incidental costs. It is literally your bottom line and your money. Similarly, your approach to sales and bidding, without investing in the right opportunities, you will not grow. If you manage both of these in a commercially-sustainable manner, growth is assured.

Building on our successful workshop last year, we will provide enhanced learning on how your business can drive value into your buying while giving you key insights on how you can improve your sales and bidding approach. We hope in a short period of time to challenge how you and your organisation buys and how you bid. We will provide helpful hints and tips on maximising your spend, mastering your data, generating savings, and winning more work without affecting your customers, your sales or your quality.


Ensure your organisation is Fit for the Future

Dominic Tantram MCIEEM FICRS CEnv
Founding partner of Terrafiniti LLP

Dominic helps leaders from business and NGOs develop realistic sustainability plans and actions, reduce risk, identify business value, save waste and money.
He considers himself lucky enough to explore sustainability vision and purpose, develop strategy, deliver training programmes and review communications for organisations like Elopak, Intersnack, Ajinomoto, WWF, WEF & WBCSD. With a few straightforward steps, most businesses can move from being lost in a bewildering whirl of social and environmental issues to taking a structured approach. They can shift from reacting and focusing only on risk and reputation – to thinking about value, opportunity, purpose, and legacy.


 Round Table Session

Each delegate will take part in a table discussion with their table host and presenter for the day.


 Panel Discussion

Our lively panel discussion will be hosted by Consultants, Southern Sustainability Partnership.

£100 VOUCHER could be your YOURS!

RAFFLE: A Tesla Model X and Chauffeur to the value of £100 for one lucky winner.

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 Delegate places are limited, so do book early

We try to keep it simple for everyone with three payment methods.

Eventbrite BOOK HERE here

Card Payments accepted, please call Anita Potten 01202 971 186

Invoice Request an invoice anita.potten@southernsustainability.co.uk
With full payment due prior to the event.