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.
We know there is a very real and urgent need for all businesses to reduce their emissions and become more sustainable. The challenge for many businesses is how to do this and maintain growth. There are some companies thinking radically and taking very innovative approaches to addressing environmental issues while they continue to increase their value.
What can we learn from big multinational companies like IKEA, Scania, H&M, Ericsson and Stripe who are radically transforming their business models to not only drive growth but also radically reduce their impact on climate and nature. Also, smaller innovative clothing companies like IceBug and Houdine are going even further in creating new business models that are focused on staying within planetary boundaries.
Join our guest speaker Owen Gaffney and moderator Anton Savage who will discuss these innovative approaches to addressing the climate crisis and what learnings can be applied across all businesses.
A futurist, writer, producer, academic and social entrepreneur. His work focuses on the future of humanity in the Anthropocene. He writes and publishes research on the state of the planet, climate change, innovation and governance. He is an optimist and the first Chief Impact Officer for the Nobel Prizes (at Nobel Prize Outreach). He is the author of two book: Earth For All and Breaking Boundaries and writes regularly for international media. He was associate producer for Netflix’s documentary Breaking Boundaries and a science advisor on the BBC*s EarthShot. He co-founded the Exponential Roadmap Initiative that has developed a framework for businesses to rapidly transform their business models to protect the climate.
A major challenge for businesses is developing skills which help the transition to more sustainable activities. The Climate Ready Academy, funded through Skillnet, has been working to provide businesses with resources and training to transition their businesses. In 2022 alone, the Climate Ready Academy has worked with almost 1,650 businesses in Ireland.
The open session will provide an introduction to the following available courses, as well as the expert mentors delivering the programmes:
This programme aims to support businesses to improve their waste management policies and develop a detailed action plan for their business anchored in Ireland’s Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy.
The Sustainability Leaders programme seeks to assist businesses and Sustainability professionals to embrace responsible and sustainable business practices towards a decarbonised economy and identify the key organisational levers that facilitate change.
A course which aims to equip businesses and energy professionals with the knowledge and expertise on how to reduce energy waste, optimise cost savings, and protect the environment.
A programme designed to give participants an introduction to biodiversity and what first steps their business can take to become more biodiverse, and develop a unique approach tailored towards each business for positive and effective action.
This interactive session will focus on the transition to a low-carbon society and how businesses and organisations can lead change, while also managing and navigating risks, particularly around energy supply and rising supply chain costs. Attendees will also get insights into how to plan for the transition and the challenges and opportunities that they will encounter on the journey.
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Dimitri is a Special Advisor for the Wealth Economy Project, at the Bennett Institute, University of Cambridge, which he previously co-founded and led, and is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics. He is Chair of the Responsible Wealth Committee at Capital Generation Partners and is a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Anton an award-winning broadcaster, journalist and communications advisor has presented numerous Current Affairs and Magazine TV and Radio Programmes, including The Sunday Business Show, IrelandAM, The Tonight Show, The Last Word, Savage Sunday and the PPI Gold-Medal winning Anton Savage Show. He has written for nearly every newspaper in Ireland and spent more than a decade as a columnist for Independent News and Media.
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“In order to maintain our position at the forefront of waste management, we understand the importance of engaging all employees in the development of our Sustainability culture. This short course is very well presented and includes engaging and interactive learning content”
Contract and Sales Management
“The Sustainability Pass is accessible and informative and takes just 30mins to complete. We would highly recommend this course to any organisation looking to increase their awareness on sustainability, or those looking to adapt to the ever-increasing global issue that is Climate Change.”