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Go Zero – The Business Case for Carbon Neutrality

  • Tuesday, 11 June, 2019 - 07:45 to Monday, 10 June, 2019 - 10:00
  • Clarke Willmott, 1 Georges Square Bath Street , Bristol, BS1 6BA
  • Bristol
  • The Future Economy Network
  • sme, start up, sustainability, business, professional


The Future Economy Network are delighted to be co-hosting this event with Clarke Willmott in their lovely Bristol offices. We welcome Angela Terry, Founder of One Home to be our keynote speaker! We will also be joined by representatives from Sustainabubbles, Pukka Herbs and Bristol City Council.

Climate change is a huge, significant challenge but the solutions to this problem exist and consumers overwhelmingly support them.

James Sterling, Communications, Engagement and Partnership Manager at Bristol City Council will be presenting an update on Bristol’s City Leap initiative which aims to create a strategic energy partnership that will deliver on the city’s carbon neutral ambitions. The initiative is being led by Bristol City Council, recently received approval from The Mayor and Cabinet to progress to the next phase and establish the partnership.

Vicky Murray, Sustainability Manager at Pukka Herbs will discuss the lessons learnt on their journey to setting science-based carbon reduction targets. Pukka Herbs is an organic herbal wellbeing company and is a beacon for sustainable and ethical business. All Pukka’s teas are certified organic by the Soil Association as well as Fair for Life, one of the highest independent fair trade standards in the world. Pukka is a B Corp, signifying its ongoing commitment to support conservation through commerce. And over one percent of its sales are given to environmental causes around the world every year through 1% for the Planet.

Angela Terry, Founder of One Home will discuss the business case for greater climate action, detailing the very real risks presenting business in a warming world and what businesses can do to mitigate their impact. The opportunities that energy efficiency, EVs and Renewables for heat and power can present will be explored. Climate change is a huge, significant challenge but the solutions to this problem exist. Angela will facilitate a discussion around what businesses can do and will highlight some excellent examples of truly sustainable business.


07:45 - 08:00 - Registration and coffee

08:00 - 08:10 - Introduction from The Future Economy Network

08:10 - 08:20 – Bridget Appleby, Sustainabubbles

08:20 – 08:30 – Vicky Murray, Pukka Herbs

08:30 - 08:40 – James Sterling, Bristol City Council

08:40 - 09:10 - Angela Terry, One Home

09:10 - 09:20 - Q&A

09:20 - 09:25 - 60 Second Pitches

09:25 - 09:30 - Close

09:30 - 10:00 – Networking & breakfast

Get to know our speakers!

Bridget Appleby, Founder/CEO, Sustainabubbles

Sustainabubbles is a new CIC company which will use film and friendship to inform people about global warming and engage them with easy positive steps they can take. The company will use the very successful ‘Party Plan' format (think Tupperware parties for the environment!) to run a network of parties in people's homes. At parties their 'Party Planners' will show an accessible and entertaining yet powerful film about global warming then 'speed date' their guests with proven, easy, positive changes they can make. They will partner with low carbon businesses who provide solutions (anything from solar panels to vegeboxes!) who will pay a 'referral fee' for customers- which will will keep the parties going!

James Sterling, Communications, Engagement and Partnerships Manager, Bristol City Council

James heads up the Communications, Engagement and Partnerships workstream for Bristol City Council’s Energy Service. He’s worked on some key city projects including European Green Capital 2015, Bristol Community Energy Fund and more recently the City Leap initiative. With a strong background in communications and an unmatched passion for sustainability, James has been an instrumental champion for the city’s green efforts over the years, ensuring collective action to keep Bristol on track for carbon neutrality.

Angela Terry, Founder, One Home

One Home exists to enable and encourage climate action by providing independent and impartial advice. They provide practical solutions on all things green from electric cars to solar panels. Promoting clean technology that is becoming more affordable, accessible and effective by the day. One Home provides clear and simple guides on low-carbon lifestyle choices that help to save money, increase comfort levels and improve quality of life whilst also protecting the planet.   Covering subjects from renewable heat, clean power, no-fly holidays, green gardening and sustainable food, as well as options for adapting to extreme weather events such as, flooding and droughts.

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