Net Zero Developing Skills

Carbon Reduction Introductory Session for SMEs

Event Information:

Date: Monday, 5 September 2022

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Available To: Eligible SME's

Trainer: Alice Jackson & Christiane Startin-Lorent

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE

Understand carbon reduction and what climate change means for your business & how to access support to reach your goals.

About this session

This session will help you understand the context of carbon reductions and what climate change means for your business, why you should be taking steps to reducing your emissions, how you and your customers can benefit and how to access support.

This session is designed to give you an introductory understanding of carbon reduction and climate change in the context of your business and signpost you to the support Join us to get ahead of the curve and keep your customers happy!

What to expect

  • We will help you make sense of carbon jargon
  • Discuss carbon footprints of individuals and business actions
  • Highlight the benefits of taking action with case studies of other local businesses
  • Signpost you to tools and resources available.

Key questions we will help answer

  • What does it mean to be net zero or carbon neutral?
  • What is the carbon footprint of your business travel?
  • What's in it for me by taking action?
  • Where you can you access tools and resources?

You will finish this session with a greater understanding of what it means to address climate change and reduce carbon emissions for your business and get access to the tools and resources available for you to access to get started.

Who should attend

The course is for any manager or staff member working for or with an SME and who wants to understand carbon reduction and what climate change means for your business & how to access support to reach your goals.

Only businesses based in designated UK Community Renewal Fund areas are eligible. In the East Midlands, these are:

  • Derbyshire Dales and the High Peak
  • Bassetlaw, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood
  • Nottingham City
  • Leicester City


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Course delivery

Training will be delivered online via Zoom

Please ensure you have a WiFi/internet connection and adequate equipment that enables you to fully participate in the course (it is not recommended to do the course via iPhone/Smartphone). You will get the best out of the training if you use a laptop or PC (with a camera).

About the trainers

The event will be delivered by Alice Jackson, Academic Engagement Officer, University of Leicester & Christiane Startin-Lorent, Owner of Lorent Training

The training is being delivered through a collaboration between De Montfort University, the University of Leicester and Lorent Training, working with the East Midlands Chamber and with support of Leicester City Council.

*This project is funded by East Midlands Accelerator is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

*The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, visit prospectus
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