Green Economy is hosting an event to help local green tech businesses on their mission to manage their own carbon emissions.

Currently green tech SMEs are paving the way for large companies to reduce their emissions, without always addressing their own. Without working to reduce their own carbon emissions Green Tech SMEs risk losing credibility, competitive advantage, and business resilience.

With supply chain emissions being 11.4 x higher than operational emissions for large companies, there is increasing pressure on the supply chain to be transparent on their credentials.

Greening Your Green Tech Business will address these issues. This Green Economy Members Networking session will bring together experts who can help SMEs on their journey to net zero.

Held at Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre on Thursday 13 October, the session will feature an update on the current green marketplace as well as discussions around the SME sustainability journey with advisors from The Business Growth Hub and The Purpose Project.

Only half of UK SMEs are calculating their carbon emissions, and only 60% have plans to reduce carbon impact. With two thirds of small businesses owners worried that they do not have the skills and knowledge in place to tackle the climate crisis, this session offers a chance to discuss concerns with experts and lay the foundations to resolve supply chain issues.

The session will also include a Green Economy Surgery so that Green Tech SMEs can speak to the Green Economy Team about how best to promote their business.

Green Economy aims to support the UK’s green tech sector growth and address market failures such as a low uptake in green technologies as businesses strive to decarbonise through simplifying the process and providing expert knowledge of the marketplace.

Green Economy hopes to increase consumer confidence in green products and allow the sector to reach its full potential by supporting more businesses as they decarbonise.

It will create an active network of suppliers, investors and purchasers prioritising green tech SMEs to develop a green ecosystem and encourage collaboration.

Green Economy will create a simplified supply chain and online marketplace as well as advocate for green businesses of all sizes.  In doing this, it can influence decision-makers to improve procurement practices and advise them on which green suppliers will be most beneficial to their business.

Learn more about Greening your Green Tech Business and register to attend, here.

Learn more about Green Economy here.