The journey to net zero: small business virtual conference

Wind turbines in the distance with green rolling hills in the foregroundThe Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is hosting a free online conference on Tuesday 2 November to explore the significant role small businesses will play in the transition to net zero. 

With COP26 climate talks happening in the UK, small business owners are invited to join this virtual conference to find out why urgent action is needed to adapt and how SMEs can get started on their journey to low carbon and ultimately net zero.

Climate change brings with it a host of associated threats, including changing weather, supply chain issues, energy price volatility, access to technology and water stress.

These issues and more linked to climate change and the move to a low-carbon economy will affect small businesses across the globe. Many SMEs are already feeling the effects and the need to adapt. 

The virtual conference will address the issues and also look at the opportunities that could benefit SMEs along the journey to net zero. It will provide information and case studies for small business owners from any sector.

The event will look at the specifics around what “net zero” actually means and exactly why international targets apply to UK SMEs. Attendees will hear from other small businesses about what they are doing to adapt and diversify to meet the challenges. 

There will also be help on hand to enable small business owners to form an action plan for next steps and information about how to find ongoing support, guidance and collaboration.

The conference takes place online on Tuesday 2 November from 10am – 3.30pm. To see the full agenda for the day visit the FSB website event page.

To register your free place sign up here:

To find out how your Sandwell business can do more to protect the environment visit our Going Greener page.

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