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Over the summer of 2022, we have witnessed first-hand the trilemma that is shaking the fundamentals of how the UK functions to meet societal needs: energy supply & security, the astronomical increase in energy costs and the impacts of climate change.
Dire warnings about the cost of “doing business” as energy bills rise fourfold this autumn are everywhere. Swathes of businesses are expected to go under. Tinkering with tariffs are unlikely to benefit the bottom line or provide long-term resilience and there is no silver bullet to fix this pervasive problem. What’s needed is a rapid transition to a low carbon economy that demands significantly less energy, and energy generated from a suite of renewable and sustainable sources, preferably geographically close to the demand.
But how to make this transition and the investment needed when businesses are struggling to survive?
Joining Head of Business at ICAEW, Simon Gray, in this webinar are ICAEW members and passionate advocates of change to a low carbon economy: Paul Adderley, Founding Director of Beyond Green, an award-winning B Corp, and Chris Trigg, Managing Director at OnGen Ltd.
Using case studies and real-life examples we will discuss:
There will be time for questions from the audience and we actively encourage questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Adderley, Founding Director, Beyond GreenPaul saw the need to help companies improve their profitability by reducing environmental impacts, and building their reputation to be more resilient. He has developed a highly-regarded and passionate team of advisors who ‘go beyond’ to inspire others to aspire beyond talking about being 'green' to taking action that makes a positive impact on people, the planet and profits.
Clients view Paul as a team member and trusted advisor who advocates for sustainability, inspiring and supporting senior management teams for over 15 years. Increasingly clients are turning to him for advice on how to achieve their Net Zero ambitions. He has particular experience in service, construction and hospitality sectors; as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant and Senior Manager with PwC, he brings expertise in non-financial reporting and assurance, including carbon emissions verification and reporting. For ICAEW Scotland he leads their Sustainability Group and was President in 2014-16.
Chris Trigg, Managing Director, OnGen LtdChris is an ICAEW Chartered Accountant and has experience of complex industries (retail energy supply, solar PV EPC, interactive television, telecoms) encompassing the full suite of Finance Director responsibilities as well as unique experience within commercial, business development, change, general management and operational roles to create a fully rounded professional. His specialties include renewable energy technology assessment through development of the OnGen Expert, energy supplier licence compliance, ESCO Models for community schemes, implementation of financial systems, fund raising, commercial contract negotiation, working capital management and financial modelling.
ICAEW members and non-members are welcome to join.
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