Category Archives: Roundtable

September 2014: Roundtable notes

Thanks very much to our hosts for supplying the notes below.

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June 2013: Sustainability Strategies – do you want to be a leader or a laggard?

If you missed the event or were at sat at a different roundtable, here is a summary of the discussion from the Sustainability strategy table. This table was hosted by Sarah Pratt from Sastun Ltd. Do you want to be … Continue reading

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March 2013: Roundtable notes

Sarah Pratt from Sastun Consulting hosted the discussion on the Sustainability strategies roundtable. You can read her write up of the discussion on her blog here or below. The group discussed a lot including examples of enlightened sustainability in practice, … Continue reading

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1 year on: NWSBQ review

Here at M4C we have just had a review of the first year of NWSBQ, the four of us got together, talked about how we felt the events had gone and looked at and reflected on all the attendee feedback … Continue reading

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December 2012: Roundtable notes

Stakeholder communications – Engaging management and staff: triggering an epiphany moment We discussed how companies get started in sustainability, what makes some companies strive for best practice and push the agenda ahead, while others remain lagging. We identified that businesses … Continue reading

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September 2012: Roundtable notes

Supply Chain – Managing the effects of your suppliers on climate change After an enthusiastic discussion the key points drawn out from this Roundtable are as follows: To start with it was agreed that the effects of your suppliers on … Continue reading

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September 2012: Roundtable notes

Sustainability strategies – Getting expertise for your sustainability strategy – where can you draw support from to help shape your strategy? Our discussion highlighted the range of sources of support available given budget constraints. Once again the discussion focussed upon … Continue reading

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June 2012: Roundtable notes

Sustainability Strategies – Size doesn’t matter – you can be small and sustainable too! The vast majority (99%) of businesses in the UK are small or medium sized enterprises (SME). That’s around 4.5 million registered companies in the UK alone. … Continue reading

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June 2012: Roundtable notes

Stakeholder communications – why write a report when you can tweet? Currently there seems to be an obsession with social media as a means of communicating sustainability, particularly from certain media outlets. It may seem obvious but there are as … Continue reading

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March 2012: Roundtable notes

Sustainability Strategies – in a recession, how should our focus change? We discussed that the recession is forcing businesses to prioritise, to tackle the big and most pressing issues first. The topic of resource efficiency has become a pressing issue … Continue reading

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