Ahead of the Greater Manchester Green Summit 2022, Bruntwood is hosting a second fringe event discussing the sustainability challenges of future workplaces.

“Future Workspaces: The Sustainability Challenge” will be held in Bruntwood’s Neo building on Thursday 13 October from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

In partnership with SSE Energy Solutions, the event will discuss the future of work and how we can create workplaces that put low-carbon infrastructure and employee wellbeing at the centre while encouraging workers back into the office in a hybrid culture.

Mayor of Greater Manchester and GM LEP board member Andy Burnham will join senior leaders from Bruntwood, Electricity North West, SSE Energy Solutions and I Want Plants to influence positive environmental change in Greater Manchester.

Speakers and topics include:
  • Andy Burnham, The Mayor of Greater Manchester – The importance of getting people back into our town and city centres
  • Alex Edwards, Sustainability Director, Bruntwood – Overcoming the sustainability challenges of the changing workplace
  • Neil Kirkby, Managing Director, SSE Energy Solutions – The energy infrastructure needed to support people back to workplaces and decarbonisation
  • Jonny Sadler, Strategic Decarbonisation Manager, Electricity North West – How Electricity North West is supporting the region to reach net zero
  • Richard Rowlands, Managing Director, I Want Plants – New evidence for the well-being benefits of biophilia in the workplace

The aim of the event is to kick-start conversations ahead of the Green Summit on Monday 17 October and provide the opportunity for like-minded individuals to network across industries.

The event invites business leaders, academics, journalists, policymakers and individuals to kick start the conversation around the Green Summit, encouraging ideas and conversations ahead of the wider conference, in hopes that when the Green Summit comes around conversations and ideas will already be in motion.

It’s hoped that the introductions made at the Greater Manchester Green Summit and Bruntwood’s fringe events will accelerate action against Greater Manchester’s five-year environment plan and help the city-region to reach its target of becoming net zero by 2038.

The Greater Manchester Green Summit will be held at The Lowry Theatre on Monday 17 October and will be hosted by Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham. It’s a free event aimed at innovators, policymakers and communities, anyone who is passionate about tackling the climate crisis is welcome.

Learn more about “Future Workspaces: The Sustainability Challenge” and register to attend.

Learn more about the Greater Manchester Green Summit and how to attend, here.