Discovering and learning about new technologies and good practices that drives sustainability in business was one of the key objectives of the SETsquared Discovery room event that took place on the 23 March 2022. As part of the event we also held an investor led panel session.
During the event we explored the benefits, risks and opportunities of developing a business sustainably. We shared knowledge on keeping the sustainability ambition momentum active, on creating realistic sustainability transition; considering risks and adopting strategies avoiding the sustainability aspiration falling off the agenda. The event also explored what the investors’ key priorities are and what would make a business more (or less) investment worthy to them.
What became increasingly evident as the event progressed is the imperative of adopting #Ethical, #Social, #Governance considerations as part of business strategy and planning. The speed of change and of attitude is almost tangible. Adopting a progressive action plan underpinned by genuine values and strong governance has never been more significant to the future of a business, whether a small venture or a larger company. To ignore (or greenwash) is to put the business at risk.
A huge thank you to our tremendous experts who shared their extensive knowledge, tips and insights with us:
* New technology showcase from Ecomotus Ltd – Dave Crispin
* Sustainability expert and B-Corp leader – Rebecca James
* Risk and business change – Fraser Browning and Colin Monton
* Investors and finance panel
Paul Jones (British Business Bank)
Ali Kazmi (Ethical Equity)
Ruth Murray (Gresham House)
John Sharpe (Triodos Bank)
Jenna Browne (circular economy lead and session moderator)
The SETsquared Exeter Discovery Room events are part of the UEEZ Project. The project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund ERDF.