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27th Jul 2023 / 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Climate Change How it affects you and your business

Location: Egerton Court, Liverpool John Moores University 2 Rodney Street Liverpool L1 2UA

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By: Liverpool John Moores University

Learn how environmental sustainability can tackle the challenges of climate change and help business reduce costs.

Environmental sustainability is a major factor for business today not just because of the challenges of climate change ahead but also because customers are changing their shopping habits as they are keen to reduce the impact on the environment.

In this workshop find out what we know about climate change, understand the problem, why it matters and what we can do about it. Find out how, by adopting more environmentally sustainable values, you can potentially increase your bottom line.

The workshop will be divided into 3 blocks focussing on the following:

Block 1 (60 mins) What’s the Problem?

The introduction will cover what problems we already know about including warming temperatures from the Met Office, sea level rise and extreme weather events worldwide and locally.

Block 2 (60 mins) why it matters?

This will look at the En-Roads interactive website to see how temperature can be reduced. It will also look at the wider community, climate justice and how climate change affects vulnerable communities i.e. the young, elderly and those in poverty. Find out how climate change affects our business community in terms of increased insurance costs, disruption to supply chains, increased costs of materials and legislative changes/policy – net zero initiative, electric cars.

Block 3 (60 mins) what can we do about it?

Learn how you can reduce your waste through the ‘Circular Economy’ (reduce, reuse, recycle). The Circular Economy has gained traction recently with many companies looking to operate in a way which minimises waste. You will also gain an understanding of carbon reductions through energy and transport, Nature recovery solutions, supply chain considerations/reverse logistics, green procurement and learn what B-Corps are.

Ann Hindley

The workshop will be delivered by Ann Hindley. Ann is a Senior lecturer at Liverpool Business School working in the area of sustainability, ethics and responsibility. Ann is an active member of PRME UK&I and PRME North West.

She is a CMBE, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Member of the Tourism Society and Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment.

Ann is an active researcher with interests in the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly around climate change, health & wellbeing and decent work.