Sustainable Leadership

Sustainable Leadership

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Leading a business is a hugely challenging role at any time. Over the last few years, leaders have also had to pay increasing attention to the climate crisis. Challenges in this areas include risk management, building resilience, recruitment and repuatation. Businesses in the green economy have a great opportunity here and it is essential to demonstrate sustainability internally whilst providing advice and support.

This interactive, online course is designed for business leaders and owners with in the green tech sector who want to better understand the impacts of climate change on their organisations and the wider business community. Delegates will learn how to get the best from their teams, engage stakeholders at all levels and show the business case for green tech solutions.

There are FULLY FUNDED places available at no cost to participants. If you do not have a trading address within Greater Manchester or are not eligble for a funded place we can offer places on the programme on a chargeable basis.

What will you learn?

The course includes the following modules:

• Understanding climate change and the impacts it has on businsesses and wider society. We will ensure you have the background knowledge required to talk confidently about climate change and provide real life examples of the changes seen around the world.

• Taking action on climate change. We will discuss what can be done to reduce carbon emissions, and the business case for making these changes.

• Selling the benefits of carbon reduction and sustainability to key stakeholders including employees, investors and customers. We will also cover how to include sustainability in the social value section of bids and tenders, for both you and your clients.

• Making your voice heard. This highly interactive module helps to build confidence in public speaking, to develop a strong personal brand and to establish yourself as a thought leader in the sector

The Trainers

The sessions will be delivered by Ilona Alcock and Jessica Pomfret, Elevate. Elevate is a business development and training consultancy focussed on innovation, sustainability and community. With experts in leadership, personal branding and public speaking, Elevate has delivered training across the UK, Europe and India. Elevate is proud to be the world’s first Carbon Literate business development organisation. Over 300 people have been accredited as Carbon Literate through Elevate’s training.

As part of Elevate’s commitment to sustainability, Ilona sits on the GM Green City Comms Board and is a trustee of animal welfare charity, Feathers Together. She was also named on Insider North West’s first Green Power List.

This leadership support programme is fully funded through European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), GMCA and GC Business Growth Hub. Eligibility criteria applies based on the individual business applying for the support which will need to be confirmed prior to the funding being approved.

Standard Eligibility for all Businesses:

• Based in Greater Manchester

• SME – Small or medium enterprise, i.e. less than 249 employees

• Annual Turnover less than 50 Million Euro, Balance Sheet less than 43 million Euro

Please note, only one person per company can attend this workshop.

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Date And Time

13-12-2022 @ 10:00 AM to
14-12-2022 @ 04:30 PM

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