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Festival of Sustainable Business Returns

Festival of Sustainable Business Returns
14 September 2021

After a two-year hiatus, The Festival of Sustainable Business returns to the Bristol Hotel on 21 September 2021.

With sustainability high on the corporate agenda and a particular focus for facilities managers, this event will provide a platform for forward-thinking organisations to share and expand knowledge.

You can secure your ticket here. 


"With COP26 just around the corner, the UK has the opportunity to lead the way in showcasing sustainable practices."

–Katherine Piper

Director of Partnerships and Head of Sustainability, Future Leap



The South West’s Largest Conference on Business Sustainability


The event will be the South West’s largest conference on business sustainability, comprising of five seminar sessions, hosting 20 speakers, leading the way within the green economy.

It's also no coincidence that the festival is being held in Bristol, a city that has pledged to become a net-zero city by 2030. This requires commitment from local businesses and organisations to accelerate their sustainability practices.

The festival will provide a unique opportunity for discovery, collaboration and innovation towards a greener future, through showcasing creative technologies and acting as a platform for crucial knowledge-sharing.

The seminar sessions will discuss Community- Level Low Carbon Energy Solutions, How to Make Buildings More Sustainable, Accelerating Sustainable Infrastructure, The B Corp Journey: Better Business & Behavior Change as well as Nature-Based Solutions.

With sponsors such as Triodos Bank, Kensa Contracting, TLT LLP and Bevan Brittan leading each session, ticket holders can expect informative talks from 20 leaders within the Green Economy.

Confirmed speakers include Sara Sloman, Head of Future Mobility and Partnerships at Elmtronics, Matt Golding, Director of Rubber Republic and the Cultural Content Lab, David Broom, Commercial Director at Kensa Contracting and Andy Merrin, Innovation & Decarbonisation Director at United Living Property Services LTD.

Katherine Piper, Director of Partnerships and Head of Sustainability at event founder Future Leap, commented: “Regardless of where you are on your sustainability journey, the Festival of Sustainable Business will ensure that your organisation is well prepared for this urgent transition. The festival will provide you with the knowledge, tools and the networks to play your part in ensuring a cleaner, greener, fairer future for all. With COP26 just around the corner, the UK has the opportunity to lead the way in showcasing sustainable practices...come and learn how you could play your part. We, at Future Leap, look forward to welcoming you."

Following the conference, the Festival will hold a Gala Dinner and Sustainability Awards Ceremony at The Bristol Hotel on the 7th April 2022, and a free-to-enter business exhibition at We The Curious on the 23rd June 2022. This exhibition offers the public an insight into the organisations leading change in the region.




Picture: a photograph of some festival delegates chatting

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 14 September 2021


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