The ‘North Wiltshire Sustainable Business Conference’ will take place in Chippenham Town Hall from 1pm and will be opened by local MP Claire Perry, Minister for Energy and Clean Growth.

Described as “A how to guide for responding to environmental and corporate social responsibility challenges,” attendees will hear from a diverse range of sustainability professionals, speaking on climate change, carbon and energy; the UN Sustainable Development Goals; community engagement and how to take a strategic approach to ‘sustainable business’.

The programme also includes a presentation by the Director of the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) and case studies on local companies’ CR and sustainable projects and initiatives.  Participants will be able to engage with and ask questions of a panel of experts before the conference draws to a close with drinks and networking.

Organised by local voluntary group ‘Chippenham and Villages Environmentalists’ (CAVE), the event is sponsored by Good Energy, TH White Energy, Wavin and the Chippenham BID.

The conference takes place during Green GB week, a landmark week of action to celebrate clean growth and raise understanding of how business and the public can contribute to tackling climate change.

Tickets cost just £20 and registration is through Eventbrite bit.ly/2Inj4E0. Alternatively you can contact the organiser at CAVEChippenham@gmail.com

Author: Katherine Piper