The UK’s carbon budget commitments require significant reductions across all sectors by 2030.

How can your organisation play its part?

2030 is now within the planning horizon for many business decisions. This creates challenges and opportunities. Understand how to incorporate sustainability into your strategic decisions and learn from best practice to identify ways to transform your business.

Are you signing a lease on a building? Planning a new plant? Building a fleet of vehicles? At this workshop you will:

  • Increase your understanding of the UK carbon budget and how it will impact your business
  • Gain insight into how investors gauge the sustainability of companies they invest in
  • Obtain useful tools to support long-term sustainable decision making
  • Identify longer term actions that will make the biggest impact

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Workshop agenda

28 April 2022

Location: Wyre Forest District Council Offices - Finepoint Way, Wyre Forest House, Kidderminster. DY11 7WF

09:30am:Tea and coffee on arrival


Introductions and welcome

Welcome by District Council Lead and Betaden CEO

Participants introduce themselves – name, role, and company plus reason for interest in this workshop

Introduction to the agenda, objectives, strategy methods for the day 


Net-zero commitments, carbon budgets and their implications for the industry

Topic: UK Carbon Budgets and their implications for industry over the next 10 years

Expert Speaker 1: Bea Natzler, Climate Change Committee (CCC) discussing the UK carbon commitments and how that translates to Carbon Budgets and Regulations, as well as the implications for businesses.

Speaker 2: Prof. David Elmes, Warwick Business School discussing the practical experiences of getting on the decarbonisation path​.


Exercise about bringing Carbon commitments into the core strategy

Reviewing well known companies – how well do their strategies address the sustainability expectations and concerns of their key stakeholders?

This session includes: Introductions, group work, selected feedback and discussion.


Lunch and networking 


Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance considerations for investors and financiers and their implications for companies and innovators

Hear from Jonathan Tudor, Investment Director, The Clean Growth Fund & William Jones, Relationship Manager, NatWest Corporate and Commercial Banking,

Receive comments by panellists, including Q&A and Panel discussions.


Practical work with planning tools

Testing the strategy of participant companies against the sustainability expectations of stakeholders – assessing key gaps and potential actions.

This session includes: Introductions, individual work with planning tools, selected feedback and discussions.


Reflections, discussion, and close

3:30pm:Tea, coffee and networking


Bea Natzler 

Climate Change Committee (CCC)

Bea represents the Climate Change Committee (CCC), the UK’s independent advisor on climate change. The CCC advises the UK and devolved governments on emissions targets and reports to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for and adapting to the impacts of climate change. Bea’s work focusses on the role of the private sector in delivering net zero, including the implications of the transition for corporate emissions reduction plans, and the policy implications of the potential of the private sector to accelerate progress to net zero. Prior to working at the CCC, Bea worked on the UK’s support to climate mitigation and adaptation in the Middle East and North Africa, and at an SME Hub in London.

Jonathan Tudor 

Investment Partner - Clean Growth Fund

Jonathan is an Investment Partner at the Fund and sits on its investment committee. Jonathan has more than 20 years of venture investment experience across multiple sectors, geographies and markets. He has led investment teams at BP Ventures and more recently was Technology Strategy director at Centrica. He returns to work with Beverley having previously worked with her as part of the in-house venture team at QinetiQ, where they helped to create, fund and build several companies.

David Elmes

Professor of Practice - Warwick Business School

David joined WBS in 2008 as Academic Director for the Warwick Global Energy MBA after more than 20 years working in the energy & management consulting industries. After graduating in Natural Sciences from Christ's College, Cambridge, David joined BP, working in the UK then the US. While in the US he completed his MBA at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where he received the Dean's Award for academic excellence.

William Jones

Relationship Director - Natwest

A motivated and enthusiastic finance professional with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, built on a passion for delivering for customers and stakeholders. Experienced in Commercial Banking, Credit Analysis, Lending, Customer Experience and Relationship Management. An Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, with a Diploma in Lending Skills.

Chris Tchen (Facilitator)

Chairman - Carbon Limiting Technologies

Chris has over 35 years of strategy and operational improvement experience, and particular expertise in innovation and growth within consumer and technology-led businesses. He also works extensively in other sectors, including leisure and consumer goods.

Chris’s previous roles include MD of Strategos Europe, a growth and innovation consultancy and VP Strategy Gemini Consulting.

Is this workshop right for me?

If you're an established business

Find out how to develop a framework that builds sustainability into decision-making identify opportunities to innovate within your operations to maintain a competitive advantage and support future growth.

If you're a cleantech innovator

Learn more about the problems faced by your customers and how you can develop a compelling value proposition to support them towards a sustainable future.

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