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Seminars and Events

Seminars and events are normally free for GBN Members to attend. Seminars are held once every month and focus on meeting ISO 14001 requirements and applying Environmental Management Systems (EMS) for sustainable development.


Corporate Social Responsibility

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 21 November 2018
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

CSR is dead, long live CSR?

How is your business talking about sustainability?

In this seminar we will look at whether Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) still holds relevance to businesses. Many large companies are replacing traditional CSR with looking at Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) as defined by the United Nations. These goals are easily understood within and between larger businesses and globally.

We will look at what SDGs are, how you can use them to describe your businesses activities, discuss some dos and doníts of how you phrase your Ďstoriesí, and highlight the dangers (current and future) of damage to your businessís reputation if you make claims you canít stick to. Dr Sarah Williams, our speaker, will also be giving us access to case studies from research she has conducted with many industry leaders and brand household names and giving their take on what CSR and SDGs mean to them, and how they are approaching this area.

The seminar will consist of a formal presentation, followed by a workshop where delegates can share their own knowledge, ideas and expertise.

GBN members can attend the seminar free of charge. Others are welcome to attend at a cost of £30 +VAT (£35) per delegate.

Speaker: Dr Sarah Williams, University of Bedfordshire

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The United Nations Climate Change Report and What it means

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 23 January 2019
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

In this seminar we will give an overview of the UN's Climate Change Report and look at what this means to businesses, individuals, and governments. More details to follow This seminar is free to GBN members. Others are welcome to attend at a cost of £30+VAT per delegate.

Speaker: Jane Varley, GBN

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Environmental Initiatives - Engaging Staff by Programmes and Incentives

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 27 February 2019
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

Details to follow.

Speaker: Jane Varley, GBN

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Waste Management and the Circular Economy

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 20 March 2019
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

Details to follow.

Speaker: Jane Varley, GBN; Will Furniss, Cawleys

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Biodiversity - Why is it important and What you can do

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 24 April 2019
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

To be confirmed

Speaker: To be confirmed

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Behavioural Change and Motivation

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 22 May 2019
Time: 08.00 to 12.00

To be confirmed

Speaker: Adrian Spurrell, The Red Thread; Dr Sarah Williams, University of Bedfordshire

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Plastics - the current situation and reducing reliance on plastics

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 19 June 2019
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

To be confirmed

Speaker: Henry Emblem, Environmental Packaging Solutions; Will Furniss, Cawleys; Jane Varley, GBN

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Transport - Freight, Staff Commuting and more

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 17 July 2019
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

To be confirmed

Speaker: Jack Waring, Energise

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Energy Management

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 18 September 2019
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

To be confirmed

Speaker: Jack Waring, Energise

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To be confirmed

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 16 October 2019
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

To be confirmed

Speaker: To be confirmed

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TBC

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 20 November 2019
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

To be confirmed.

Speaker: To be confirmed

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