Great British Talent Group – Heading for Sustainable Operations with 100% Renewable Energy Supply.
2nd Aug 2021
The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021 and we’re keen to do our bit to help in the fight against climate change.
This is why we are really pleased to announce that our in-house studio is now powered by 100% sustainable energy (and that’s in addition to the ‘Scandi’ levels of wall, roof and floor insulation which keeps our consumption levels to a minimum).
Like many organisations, the Covid-19 lockdown has forced change upon us; our speakers are now delivering on remote platforms, many of our presenters now have their own green-screen self filming setups, and of course, all of our professional voiceover artists already were equipped with their own home studios – so we felt very fortunate to be ahead of the game when it came to home voice recording. You can find out more about all of this below;
But amongst all of this, our business sustainability has also been at the forefront of our minds, and with climate change an ever-growing concern, we wanted to ensure that our studio facilities were as sustainable and environmentally friendly as they can be.
COP26 Sustainability Speakers
COP26 Organising team member David Saddington –
In addition to the practical aspect of adopting a sustainable energy supply, we’re also working with a number of our talented personalities who share our passion, such as young sustainability speaker David Saddington who is a member of the team organising COP26.
Hailing from Yorkshire (where our GB studio is also located) David first became involved with environmental matters when severe flooding hit the county in 2005. From that point, he dedicated all his energy to the cause and effects of climate change.
Below: David talks at the Powering Progress Together convention.
Bear Grylls and the COP26 Scouts #promisetotheplanet
Bear Grylls is another of our star environmental speakers and was the UK’s youngest ever Chief Scout when he was appointed in 2009, aged only 34.
What are the Scouts doing about climate change?
From June to November this year, 57 million Scouts from across the world will take a stand and work towards a better world by taking action to reduce climate change. They’ll get hands-on to make a difference wherever they live, use their voices to inspire decision-makers, and record their actions for the planet.
Why throw away when you can recycle? Business benefits of the circular economy? – with Benita Matofska.
Benita Matofska is a leading expert on the Sharing Economy and the founder and CEO of Social Enterprise ‘The People Who Share’.
An award-winning entrepreneur, Benita is also the recipient of multiple awards including NatWest Venus Entrepreneur of the Year 2015, Winner of UnLtd’s Fast Growth Programme 2015, Winner Mass Challenge 2015 and Ogunte Women’s Social Leadership Awards for Best Social Business Leader UK & World.
Benita has spoken at The European Parliament, IKEA, AMEX, VF Corp, M&S, Virgin, UBS, Mandiri Bank, Rabobank, LSE, RSA, RCA, FT, Nesta, the House of Commons, the House of Lords and Number 10 Downing Street.
Benita’s talks provide unique and concrete insights into how your organisation can benefit from the Sharing Economy.
She explains why the subject is so important below:
What makes good sustainable design? – with Roddy Clarke
With a background in restoration, Roddy Clarke has a passion for the positive social and environmental impacts design can have, especially within the home. Striving towards a circular economy, Roddy works as a journalist and speaker focusing on what true sustainability really means today.
”Sustainability isn’t just about how we live, it’s about what we live in!” – with Charlie Luxton
Architectural designer, writer and TV presenter, Charlie Luxton is passionate about the environment and communicating his enthusiasm for sustainable architecture and eco-friendly design.
As well as completing an eco-friendly renovation on his own home, Charlie has encouraged his hometown of Hook Norton, Oxfordshire into becoming a low carbon community. As a result, the village was awarded the Government’s ‘Low Carbon Community Challenge’ grant to which the village implemented various eco-measures to help reduce its energy use, ranging from insulation and double glazing to solar panels and two smart cars for the use of all villagers.
Our ‘Great British Speakers’ are available to book for virtual and live talks all year round, so if you’re after a climate sustainability speaker to inform and engage, then get in touch with Jane Farnham and Steve Denison – firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 1753 439 289 to speak to a member of the Great British UK team.
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