Sustainable Development Goal events
The first of these was hosted by The Planet Mark in London on 1st February 2018, with an excellent range of keynote speakers including MP, Mary Creagh, chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, Louise Scott, Global Sustainability chief operating officer at PwC UK and Piers Bradford, managing director of Project Everyone, which seeks to put the power of great communications behind the UN’s Goals.
The second of these events was at the University of Winchester as part of the UK SDG 2018 Road show. Managed by the UN Global Compact UK, the Roadshow aimed to raise awareness of the UN SDGs, explaining what they are, why businesses should care and how businesses can effectively contribute to – and benefit from – achieving the goals. Good practical experiences were shared by Jon Khoo, Innovation Partner at Interface, Mark Smith from Southern Co-operative
GreenValue has successful day a Venturefest South at the invitation of Oxford Innovation
On 1st March 2018 GreenValue exhibited at the Venturefest south event at the Winchester Guildhall. Whee despite the UK’s biggest snow storm for years, over 500 attendees came along to find out about new innovations from businesses and entrepreneurs across the South. We talked about our pilot programme to a range of organisations and are engaged in projects and further conversations.
GreenValue attend Responsible Business lecture at University on Winchester
On the 15th November 2017, as part of a regular series of responsible business lectures delivered at the business school at the University of Winchester, Amanda MacKenzie, CEO of Business in the Community, talked about how responsible business means healthy communities. She introduced the responsible business road map and shared some fascinating statistics on the success of differentiation and success that being responsible can bring to businesses e.g there are only 80 harvests left because of the poor quality of the soil!
GreenValue attends UK forum for Supply Chain Sustainability 2017
Peter Richardson, Director of GreenValue attended the UK forum for supply chain sustainability hosted by Loughborough University London, full day workshop discussing innovative insights around supply chain sustainability on 20th September 2017.
The one day forum proved to be very useful bringing together world leading industries, academic experts and thought leaders sharing collective experiences and knowledge on latest thinking for sustainable supply chain management.
GreenValue receives Winchester City Council’s Green Impact Scheme award
GreenValue is one of the first businesses in Winchester to participate in the new City Council led Green Impact Scheme.
The scheme has a number of areas that businesses can address and against each one are a series of actions that the business can choose to take. As the business moves through the different levels, from bronze to silver and then gold, the actions become more substantial.
On Friday 23 June 2017, the council held the awards ceremony for participants of the scheme and we were pleased to receive our award. We have been working towards Bronze this year and have plans to move to Silver next year.
GreenValue attends edie.live
The annual business sustainability exhibition, edie.live, was held at the NEC in Birmingham on Tuesday 23 May and Wednesday 24 May. GreenValue’s Peter and Mark went along on the Wednesday and had some really interesting discussions with companies and organisations including Cloud Sustainability, EcoCooling, Energy Metering Technology, Fleetdrive electric, Helistrat, matt:e, Munters, PCMG, PlanetMark and Solxenergy. We’re now having some interesting follow-up discussions.
GreenValue completes first two pilot assessments – but we’re looking for more
At time of writing, May 2017, we are looking to pilot our software tools with a number of clients – at no charge of course. This is to help us refine the tools before we formally launch them. We have completed two pilot assessments with Whitwam and iDaCs, locally in Hampshire and produced the follow-up report and performance dashboard indicating the sustainabilty index in a number of categories and where the opportunities are to carry out green projects which will provide a payback to the business.
Paul Cattell, the MD of iDaCs, said
“iDaCs provide superior cabling solutions to customers in the UK and Ireland. We aim to be as green as we can and we were particularly interested in GreenValue’s offer, as our office and warehouse in Chandlers Ford is generally expensive to run being cold in the winter and too hot in the summer. We found it interesting going through the assessment questionnaire with GreenValue, as it not only highlighted some obvious savings, but also showed us new possibilities too. A good use of an hour”
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GreenValue Director, Peter Richardson, becomes a trustee of WinACC
Our director, Peter Richardson, has been working with the local environmental charity, WinACC (Winchester Action on Climate Change) for seven years and on 8 May 2017, was appointed as one of the charity’s trustees. Peter commented:
“I am delighted to take on this new role especially at this interesting time at WinACC when it is appointing a new executive director and is looking to re-energise and re-direct its impact in the local community. WinACC has achieved a lot since it started nearly 10 years ago, but there is still a lot to do”
GreenValue signs up for Winchester City Council’s Green Impact Scheme
In March 2017, GreenValue signed up for Winchester City Council’s new Green Impact Scheme which encourages and helps local businesses and organisations to reduce their carbon emissions.
GreenValue signs up with Oxford Innovation
In November 2016, we signed up with Oxford Innovation and are looking forward to working with them. Great to have the external expertise looking at our business from the outside and helping us move forward.