NEWS12 March 2024

University of Surrey: Helping Businesses Go Green by 2030

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Surrey businesses are urged to find out how to make their businesses more sustainable – as tens of thousands of local jobs will go green by 2030.  

Figures from Surrey County Council and the Surrey Chamber of Commerce suggest that over 3,600 jobs a year will become green between now and the end of the decade.  

Now, the Institute for Sustainability at the University of Surrey is offering businesses help to get there at an event later this month.  

Nathalie Hinds, Director of Operations, Innovation and Partnerships at Surrey’s Institute for Sustainability, said: 

“We launched the Sustainability Innovation Hub to help businesses transition to sustainable practices.  

“Many organisations face the same challenges and don’t know where to start. Together at the Hub, we can explore how to increase employee well-being, how to integrate nature-based solutions or review the efficiencies of a supply chain. 

“This event will help local organisations shape a sustainability strategy that makes business sense for all, customers, employees, suppliers and the planet.” 

The Institute for Sustainability and non-profit network, Surrey B Corp, are co-hosting ‘The Journey to Better Business’ event on 27 March. Over 200 local firms, academics, and sustainability professionals will attend to learn how to improve the environmental impact of their businesses. 

Sally Pritchett, CEO of Something Big and event organiser (Surrey B Corp) said:    

“We’re delighted to bring the power of research together with the force of business. The Institute for Sustainability has the academic expertise. B Corp brings the practical solutions. Surrey has all the ingredients needed to turn the region’s economy green.” 

The journey to Better Business

We are delighted to welcome you to celebrate B Corp month with us at this flagship event, kindly hosted by the Institute for Sustainability at University of Surrey.

Our line up is packed with expert speakers including:

We will be discussing the various frameworks and support available to help businesses on their journey to being better as well as hear engaging and practical stories, tuning into the best of the B Corp community


Wed 27 Mar 2024 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT

Rik Medlik Building, Stag Hill Campus, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, GU2 7XH

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