To be considered truly sustainable or green, a business should have minimal negative impact on not only the local but global environment and also contribute positively at a societal and economic level.
In Scotland we see new ventures with sustainability built into their ethos. Cultural core values that are purpose driven within the business structure are evident from their outset.
As we build a future that is more sustainable, businesses focus on developing better products utilising local natural resources or recycling existing materials with a circular economy approach. Extending the life cycle of materials or repurposing can help reduce waste. We bring together those who are actively involved in creating” good” products that are either better for people or better for the planet.
Over three webinar’s we investigate the journey of creating a sustainable product, hearing from a variety of enterprises who have designed and launched within the last 5 years. We look at what support is available in a challenging marketplace.
In this first session, we will offer an introduction to sustainability, what a sustainable business means and how new ventures are leading the way. We find out what support is available for innovative initiatives within the region. Join XpoNorth's Tim Wright and Joan Johnston who will lead this introductory session along with Dr Abigail Hird of KTN, Graeme Harrison Area Manager, Orkney, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Helen Lavery of Zero Waste Scotland.
There will be the opportunity for Q&As at the end of the session.