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All businesses have an important part to play in our zero carbon transition. There are many benefits to making your business greener, including: 

  • reduced energy bills,  
  • improved reputation,  
  • increased competitiveness,  
  • and the ability to attract skilled workers looking for meaningful work with a socially responsible employer.  

Read more about the benefits of making your business greener

The GC Business Growth Hub can help your business boost its profitability by improving its Sustainability and Net Zero status, no matter what sector you’re in or the size of your business. Read more about how the Growth Hub can help you 

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Skills for Growth SME work with small to medium sized enterprises, their skills consultants will help you grow your business by identifying skills gaps, ways to develop your talent and enhance your team’s performance.

For businesses who supply or install low carbon technologies or provide green solutions Green Economy brings together the installers, tradespeople and professionals needed to get the UK on the path to a sustainable, net zero economy into one single network. They provide suppliers with support to develop their business and win more work.

Find out how Bee Net Zero can support your business in its journey to net zero, including helping you to access tailored services from publicly funded providers. 

Levelling up Agenda with Green Skills Podcast looks at green skills and the role they can play, not only in creating a sustainable future, but also powering the ambitious Levelling Up agenda set out by the government. 

More actions for your business 

Does your organisation have an Environmental and Sustainability policy or plan showing how you will achieve zero carbon by 2038.  If not, you may want to consider: 

  • Adopting the city’s target of zero carbon by 2038 (this can be demonstrated by signing up to the Manchester Commitment to Act)  
  • Committing to join the city’s journey to the 2038 target by setting objectives and targets for your organisation for direct emissions, with an action plan  
  • Assigning a senior lead with responsibility for overseeing that the commitment is met  
  • Assigning roles and responsibilities for delivering commitments, and actions  
  • Committing to measuring and monitoring key environmental impacts. If you’re already doing this, you might commit to further developing your understanding of the impacts.   
  • Providing access to accredited carbon literacy training, or equivalent, to all staff across the organisation and for other key stakeholders such as trustees and volunteers.  
  • Providing access to additional environmental skills and training opportunities where relevant  
  • Working with suppliers, landlords, etc to reduce energy usage  
  • Sustainable staff commuting  
  • Sustainable business travel  

If you have any questions about this any of the information provided please email 

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