As businesses globally respond to the climate crisis, new innovations in climate adaptation and sustainability are constantly emerging.
The Climate Ready Academy Masterclass series connects business owners and managers with thought leadership and expertise in the areas of climate action and sustainability. Through interactive and informative sessions curated by experts, participants will gain insight into best practice models on a global level.
Learn about the funding and training supports available to support your company’s journey to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future.
During this session we will be joined by Kathleen O’Regan – Environmental Advisor at Enterprise Ireland who will share details of Enterprise Ireland’s new Green Offers and broader supports and Jeff Power – Programme Executive Large Business at SEAI who will outline some of the key supports that SEAI are providing to organisations across the country.
Kathleen O’Regan is an Environmental Advisor in Enterprise Ireland. Enterprise Ireland is the Government agency in Ireland responsible for supporting Irish businesses in the manufacturing and internationally traded service sectors. Enterprise Ireland works in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales on global markets. Kathleen works in the Operational Excellence Department and manages the Enterprise Ireland Green programme. Prior to this role Kathleen worked as an Aquatic Toxicologist in Shannon Aquatic Toxicity Laboratory. Kathleen holds a degree in Environmental Science and Technology from Sligo IT and a Masters in Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Monitoring from the University of Ulster.
Working in SEAIs Large Business programme designing and developing tailored programmes, events and initiatives to have maximum impact on Large Businesses energy consumption. Supporting and collaborating with those individuals responsible for energy in client organisations with high energy use to adopt good energy management practices. Working on the development of national reporting procedures around SI426 energy audits to ensure business compliance.
Prior to SEAI Jeff has a diverse range of consulting and delivery experience across varied sectors including Building Services, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Data Centres and Renewable Technologies.
Climate change and the emission of greenhouse gases are one of the most critical issues facing society. Strategies and actions to reduce carbon footprints remain important and governments, industry and communities are still responding to this issue in various ways. This 1-hour session is aimed at businesses getting started with understanding, measuring and reducing their carbon emissions. The session gives a comprehensive overview of what needs to be considered in assessing, quantifying, reducing and reporting on carbon emissions. It will also highlight relevant and up to date guidance and tools to get companies off to the best possible start in this fast-moving area.
Gerard was educated in the University of Limerick and has worked in the technical services sector for over 30 years, with a background in engineering and general management. He is a Fellow of IEMA (FIEMA), a Fellow of Engineers Ireland (FIEI), and a chartered environmentalist and chartered engineer.
He is an expert in environment and sustainability, has consulted on life cycle analysis, green tenders, resource efficiency, circular economy, carbon footprint management and reporting, sustainability strategies and action plans, environmental impacts assessment, technical advice, incident review, sustainable packaging, sustainable logistics, ERG, eco-design, and energy efficiency design
Transport is Ireland’s and the world’s fastest growing emitter of CO2e/GHG. Businesses need to transfer people and transport goods to be profitable. We now have the opportunity to re-shape business structures post pandemic. How can businesses reduce transport costs and emissions?
What this session will offer:
Raoul is director of Sustineo, a consultancy for businesses, organisations and people who want to reduce the impact they have on the environment and on society. Sustineo does sustainability in 3 simple steps aiming to help businesses increase profitability while doing something good for society and the living world.
Raoul works as an energy advisor on behalf of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and a sustainability mentor on behalf of Bord Bia’s Origin Green programme. He is confident in challenging assumptions of business leaders, architects, engineers and other design consultants and has over 15 years professional experience managing complex multidisciplinary projects in the UK & Ireland. He has presented on whole life cycle assessment of building projects at Umeå University in Sweden, and is involved with nature-based solutions such as tree planting in Ireland.
Conor, trains companies to maximise their energy and fuel performance. An experienced facilitator, he has trained EU and Member State Officials and is an Al Gore Climate Reality leader since 2018, Conor has been helping business save fuel and manage their energy use for profit and planet – to reduce their CO2/GHG emissions – since 2005.
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