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|
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.
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.
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.
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.