Climate for SMEs: 4 Steps to Action

Sustainability

SMEs taking climate action together

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The climate crisis can be daunting for SMEs who don’t have big teams and budgets to set net zero targets and work out how to get there. We know that from working with SMEs on responsible business for the past 20 years. And we also know SMEs can have a great impact, no matter how small their teams are!

That’s why we’ve created this free course, bespoke for SMEs in the City of London, to make taking action against the climate crisis accessible and achievable. We’re launching the course in January 2022, and you can register your interest for a place now.

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Why complete the course?

Businesses play a huge role in the climate crisis. We hear net zero commitments from big businesses, but with SMEs making up 99% of businesses in the City it’s crucial that they come together to take action.

Doing business sustainably is vital for everyone’s future. Working towards net zero carbon emissions will become essential as larger businesses review their supply chains in favour of companies who can demonstrate their progress. The City of London Corporation has committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions across its investments and supply chain by 2040.

This is also really positive for your business. You’ll get more customers, attract brilliant employees, keep them for longer and win more contracts.

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What's involved?

In four modules, you’ll learn what net zero means, why it’s relevant to small businesses, how to build an effective case for doing business sustainably and set a plan for reaching net zero
If you’re starting from scratch with net zero and climate action, don’t worry – the first module will teach you everything you need to know, starting with jargon busting
A bespoke toolkit, education events and access to experts throughout the course will be a complete guide to climate action for SMEs
You’ll meet other SMEs on a similar journey, building up a great network for yourself
You’ll finish the course with a plan to get your business to net zero and an understanding of your baseline
And you’ll make a public commitment to implement your plan

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Making a commitment to positive climate action

Through Heart of the City’s climate course, you’ll be making a commitment to:

Measuring your carbon footprint
Setting targets to halve your greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2040
Disclosing your progress every year

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We’re running two of the four modules as a pilot this summer, for SMEs based in the City of London. We’re launching in July 2021 and you can apply for a place on the pilot here.

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