Developing Sustainable Travel Strategies to support Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals
Type: Information and Policy
Date: Thursday, 8 July 2021
Time: 10:00am - 11:15am
Available To: Members Only
Member Price: FREE
There has never been a greater focus on how companies approach their ESG activity, which is having a greater influence on investors, customer choice and future employee attraction and retention.
ESG activity is becoming a key component in future business strategies, as part of developing your own goals this session will focus on how creating and embedding sustainable travel strategies can work towards achieving your overall ESG goals.
- 10.00am - Welcome – East Midlands Chamber
- 10.05 - Exploring the carbon footprint of your commuting and business travel – Robin Pointon, Managing Director and Founder, Go Travel Solutions. Robin will help to show how to measure the carbon footprint of your organisations workplace travel, highlight examples of steps you can take to reduce and how this can be used to support the development of your ESG goals. This will be set against the current business climate, in particular the move to return to work for a greater number of employees, as we move out of lockdown.
- 10.25am - Better commuting options for employees, supporting improved recruitment, retention and ESG goals - Sam Ryan, Co-Founder & CEO Zeelo. Sam will provide detail of the innovative way Zeelo supports employers to improve the travel to work options for employees, including case studies of how this works in practice. Sam will also detail Zeelo’s journey to become a Net Zero company and how this can inform other businesses on the same journey.
- 10.45am - Detail of support available to businesses to develop sustainable travel plans David Clasby, Partnership Manager, East Midlands, Sustrans - David will detail the support they provide around personalised travel plans for employees of workplaces in Derby and Nottingham and the detail of events and activities also provided across Leicester.
- 11.00am - Q&A
- 11.15am - Close
About the speaker companies
Zeelo is a safe bus-sharing company, providing smart transportation services for commuting, school runs and the public sector; equipped with social distancing and infection measures during the current situation
Zeelo use data and technology to find and digitalise fixed bus routes, targeting public transport deserts in order to connect people to places via sustainable transport; working with partners and existing local bus and coach fleets to operate at the times they are needed
Go Travel Solutions is a promoter and developer of sustainable travel solutions for communities and workplaces and a specialist consultancy for sustainable transport, serving employers, public bodies and travel providers, focused on bringing together the best in transport, environmental and marketing practice. Robin has recently led a piece of research on how the Covid-19 pandemic is predicted to make dramatic changes in UK workplace travel patterns, which will be referenced on the day along with their recently launched ‘Return to Work’ support package for employers.
Sustrans - work in partnership with business to tackle the challenges of congestion, air pollution, physical inactivity, and social inequality, by making it easier for people to walk and cycle.
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