Why Our Events on Sustainability Should Be a Part of Your Business Calendar

In recent years, sustainability has become a dominant focus — not only for scientists seeking to tackle climate change but also for businesses and consumers.

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While it might be a topic everyone’s talking about, knowing where to start when introducing sustainable practices in your organisation can be challenging. That’s why we’ve developed a series of events to support businesses and individuals looking to change how they live and work to become more sustainable.


Why Now Is the Time to Prioritise Sustainability

The rise of technology and the global pandemic have led to a distinct shift in how organisations relate to their customers and the wider community.

Research shows that 82% of consumers are more likely to buy from brands that reflect their values66% of shoppers actively seek out eco-friendly brands and products and 55% are happy to pay more for a product if it comes from a brand that prioritises sustainability. 

Ultimately, this means you're more likely to attract and retain loyal customers by focusing on environmental concerns and prioritising sustainable ways of working. It also paints your organisation in a positive light.

Prioritising sustainability when outlining your business goals offers a host of other benefits, including: 


Increase Efficiency and Reduce Operating Costs

Streamlining your processes and optimising how you use and manage your resources will ensure your organisation runs more efficiently while minimising your environmental impact. 

According to research conducted by McKinsey Sustainability, there's “a significant correlation between a company’s resource efficiency and the strength of its financial performance.” 

Setting clear goals for environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives and consistently working towards them by adapting your everyday operations reduces operating costs.


Recruit and Retain the Best Talent

Company values matter just as much to employees as they do to the public. After all, people like to know the work they do supports a greater cause than just generating revenue.

By prioritising sustainability in your values and mission and making this focus known to the world, you’re more likely to attract candidates seeking ethical employment.

When your sustainability efforts are an active part of the way you do things, your employees will feel like they’re an essential part of the sustainability movement, making them happier in their jobs and more likely to stick around.


What Can You Expect From a SUSTx Event?

Whether you operate in the public or private sector, as an SME or larger organisation, our events on sustainability are designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to incorporate greener practices and reach net-zero.

Our live events deliver thought-provoking and inspiring content from some of the greatest speakers on sustainability, supported by online sessions, webinars, articles and digital resources.

Now incorporating the specialist knowledge and expertise of over 130 speakers across the business community, SUSTx events provide a platform for you to gain deeper insights into sustainability conversations.

You'll receive opportunities to learn from and network with like-minded professionals and gain the tools needed to implement sustainable practices in your business.


Attend In Person and We’ll Mitigate Your Travel Emissions

At SUSTx, sustainability is a core and consistent priority. We want to make it easy for people to attend our events without worrying about their carbon footprint. That’s why; 

  • Our events are open to virtual attendees
  • Our team actively seeks sustainable event venues with a low carbon output 
  • We promote sustainable travel as much as possible for those attending in person

Additionally, for every person who travels to one of our events, we pledge to plant one tree, reinvesting into our natural green spaces to mitigate travel emissions. 


A Little More About SUSTx

Launched in 2021, SUSTx is the sustainability division of GovNet, which has been delivering events and training to UK public and private sector businesses for over 25 years. 

Approaching sustainability as a whole-economy challenge and solution, SUSTx exists to support organisations across the UK in their efforts to see the UK reach its goal of becoming net-zero by 2050

We deliver expert guidance, actionable strategies and cutting-edge solutions so organisations like yours can implement and continually develop their sustainability initiatives. 


Looking for Guidance On Going Green?

Join the thousands of other UK businesses sharing the mission of becoming net-zero by 2050 and see what we’ve planned for 2022/23 to help you implement and deliver your sustainability initiatives.

Don't miss out on the insights — see which SUSTx events are available and secure your spot.

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