Green Business Programme Podcast

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Sustainability Simplified: A Guide for West Midlands and Warwickshire Businesses

In this episode, we discuss: 

  • The concept of "net zero," highlighting its importance in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating the impacts of global warming.
  • The support available for businesses, including free advice on energy consumption, waste management, and circular economy practices.
  • West Midlands Net Zero Business Pledge, an initiative which provides free support to businesses committed to sustainability.
  • The importance of having a clear vision, strategy, and plan for sustainability
  • The potential benefits for businesses that prioritise sustainability, including cost savings, improved reputation, and competitive advantages in procurement processes.

Podcast host: Jonathan Howl (Host) - Energy Advisor, Coventry City Council

Guest speaker: Anna Bright, CEO - Sustainability West Midlands 

Podcast producer: Maria Covlea, Marketing and Events Lead, Coventry City Council

Past episodes

16. Birmingham's Sustainability Trailblazers: Central Mailing Services

15. Certified Sustainability: Inside Datagraphic's ISO & B Corp Journey

14. Strategic Decarbonisation: Transforming carbon reduction into a competitive advantage

13. How can the Decarbonisation Net Zero Programme help my business?

12. Circular economy: What are benefits for businesses and how will it be integrated into Coventry’s Climate Change Strategy

11. Net Zero for businesses: How to cut emissions, costs, and stay ahead of the curve?

10.Carbon Accounting for Businesses

9. Coventry & Warwickshire SMEs saved thousands of pounds on energy bills in 2022

8. Learn how to protect Coventry & Warwickshire’s biodiversity

7. Coventry's Climate Change Board

6. This podcast could help you reduce your energy bills by 85%

5. Coventry's transport journey from the Motor City to the Greenest City

4. Heat pumps: powering up the decarbonisation

3. Coventry's Urban Air Port: A zero carbon airport for drones and flying taxis

2. Energy rising prices – can solar panels be a solution in the UK? 

1. Can the Green Business Programme really lower the cost of energy bills for SMEs?

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