Business Benefits through Strategic Sustainability

–2:30am, Future Economy Centre, Bristol 

Embedding sustainability into your business requires commitment at a decision-making level and other areas of the business not traditionally involved in sustainability.

This workshop will explore some of the tools available to assist you in doing this such as the revised ISO 14001:2015 standard, The Natural Step Framework and the Go Green Action Plan. In addition to this we will have the chance to explore any existing barriers that you are experiencing. Come along to find out how to maximise the benefits of a sustainable approach to business.  For more information contact Traci Lewis   Book here: 


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We are really excited to be working with The Natural Step – international sustainable development organisation, with over 25 years of practical experience coaching sustainability champions – to offer you the unique opportunity to take their combined Level 1 and 2 sustainability strategy training course in the UK.

download (2)The Natural Step supports leaders in developing the knowledge, skills and tools they need to take bold steps toward sustainability. We use a comprehensive framework that helps people answer the question “How do I know when my organisation is sustainable?” and take step-by-step actions to move toward sustainability. The approach helps make the best use of existing tools and leverages the creativity and ingenuity of organisations to achieve tangible progress and bottom line results.

For more information please contact:   Traci Lewis,

For more information about The Natural Step, please visit:  For more information contact:

Cutting through the ‘greenwash’

–5pm, Triodos Bank, Bristol

We are running this  workshop – in collaboration with Go Green – to help you identify how your green actions can embed sustainability across your business, from cleaning supplies to coffee breaks and delivering your services.

downloadWe will be joined by local green market leaders Ecotricity – the world’s first green electricity company; and Triodos Bank – a global pioneer of sustainable banking. They will be sharing insights with us into how embedding sustainability across everything they do has lead to successful business growth.

By the end of this workshop you will have identified the next steps that will help you add value to your business, as well as ideas on how to:

  • Differentiate your brand
  • Create new innovative products & services
  • Engage and motivate your customers and workforce

BFE030This event is aimed at small and medium sized businesses and organisations. You could be either at the start of your sustainability journey or have already made changes and now want to create additional value for the business through a more strategic and integrated approach.

This session, kindly hosted by Triodos Bank is a great chance to network with other Go Green members who are facing the same challenges as you.

BOOKING HERE. Capacity is limited so make sure you book soon to secure your place!

How can you gain Business Value from CSR? An introduction to Sustainability in the Workplace

Feedback from previous delegates:
It was advantageous to have my knowledge base stretched by 2 extremely competent people who are doing as well as teaching!” Ali, Brisfest
Made me think of other ways I can improve my sustainability that I hadn’t previously thought of.” Carrie, Tree Aid.

Event location:

Engine Shed, Station Approach, Redcliffe, Bristol, BS1 6QS (near Bristol Temple Meads)

shutterstock_144483979-1424966090An informative, practical and inspiring introduction to Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the Workplace. Showing how you can gain real business value from CSR and be a force for change in 2015, Bristol’s year as European Green Capital.

Many businesses – from around the world – are realising that through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) they can be part of the solution, whilst gaining real business value from their actions. Isn’t it about time you joined them?

Do you want your business to:

  • Easily Attract & Retain Good Staff?
  • Cut Costs & Improve Profit Margins?
  • Increase Brand & Customer Recognition?

Sustainability and CSR programmes are proven to do all of these things, as many leading businesses have already discovered. Come and find out how!

Your staff will leave inspired and with a good understanding of:
Sustainable Development and CSR: What it really means and how it provides Business Value;
Key Global Reporting Frameworks & Metrics: What they are and which is the most suitable for your business;
How to develop and integrate a Sustainability Strategy:  To help you to Cut Costs, Engage Staff and Gain Brand Recognition.

_DSC4761This course is ideal for businesses at the start of their sustainability journey. However we would also welcome the opportunity to demonstrate to those already engaged, that there is real business value in developing an innovative organisation-wide vision and strategy, which is implemented and communicated across the business.

Contact:  M 07870 268 654

Low Carbon Logistics & Distribution for Producers

Environmental   ERDF (CMYK)‘Low Carbon Logistics and Distribution for Producers’ workshop was run by Sustain-Live on behalf of UWE’s Environmental iNet.  The iNet supports innovative small and medium enterprises in the South West to deliver environmental benefits.

BFE003 TGL StrawberriesGetting product to customers still poses one of the biggest challenges for rural producers; logistics must be cost effective, whilst meeting customer expectations in a highly competitive market place. All within a framework of the need to reduce carbon emissions and respond to rapidly changing legislation and technology. Meaning producers have to respond with increasing innovation and efficiency just to stay in business. This two day event explored low carbon challenges and opportunities for local producers and businesses.


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Policy & Market Drivers, Traci Lewis, Sustain-Live Market and consumer dynamics

Public Sector Procurement, Christine Storry  CStorry.Publicsector

Collaboration, Traci Lewis Collaboration

Fresh Range, Rich Osborn

Low Carbon Solutions, Traci Lewis  Day2.LowCarbonCaseStudies

Thank you very much to speakers, venues and to everyone who attended and contributed to such an interesting event.

This event took place at:

10am – 4pm, 16th April 2015, Royal Agricultural University (RAU), Cirencester
10am – 4pm, 20th April 2015, University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol.

Contact:   M 07870 268 654