With less than nine years left to make significant carbon reductions in order to meet the global 2050 net zero carbon goal, the business community must join individuals, cities and governments in taking meaningful climate action.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent 99% all UK limited companies and contribute more than 50% of the revenue in our economy. The impact that SMEs can have is huge through both their own direct impact but also the way they can inspire other organisations to get started on their own net zero goals.
That’s why we’re teaming up with Planet Mark to host their second stop on the Zero Carbon Tour. Planet Mark is a sustainability certification recognising continuous improvement, encouraging action and building an empowered community of like-minded businesses.
The Net Zero Carbon Tour is taking the net zero carbon message to communities across the UK and beyond in support of the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign, the world’s largest alliance of actors committed to halving global emissions by 2030 and achieving net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest.
The Tour started virtually in May before hitting the road for live events in the UK’s first fully electric Carbon Battle Bus, launching in June, and culminating at COP26 in Glasgow in November.
It will highlight how businesses can set their own credible net zero carbon targets in line with Race to Zero’s rigorous minimum criteria and implement plans to achieve them.
We’re proud to be hosting their second stop on 10 June at Guildhall in London. Welcomed by our Co-President The Lord Mayor of the City of London, this second physical stop will focus on empowering businesses to make the first step in implementing net zero targets and achievable plans.
We’ll begin with a 30-minute Race to Zero information session which will introduce the global UN-backed campaign to encourage businesses to transition to an inclusive net zero economy.
Following this, we’ll be running a Sustainability Open Mic session – an open discussion showcasing examples of the sustainable initiatives from featured organisations and their plans for the future. Others will be given the opportunity to share tangible examples of impactful projects, with the aim of inspiring others to adopt similar successful practices.
And we’ll close the visit with a networking session – an opportunity to connect with others who are on the same journey, to learn and share insights on a more personal level.
Together, we can contribute to a brighter future.
You can find out more information on the event and sign up to any of the sessions here.