The clocks have recently gone forward an hour, nicer weather is on the way and the Easter Bank Holiday weekend is nearly with us. There are lots of opportunities and events in future months that will only make us all more mindful of the planet and how we can protect it!

The Easter 2022 newsletter includes a variety of information about both in-house and externally hosted events, exciting news and links to resources relating to the race to Net-Zero and funding opportunities.


Sustainable and Ethical Business Management (MSc)

We wanted to highlight this fantastic opportunity to LCBN members. The Sustainable and Ethical Business Management Masters’ degree is a newly introduced work-based learning opportunity. It is for mid-level to senior business professionals who want to reposition their organisation for a better future and those that want to learn how to build more ethical and sustainable business practices that align with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

For more details, visit the University of Derby webpage here.


Derbyshire Net Zero Accelerator

There are a host of amazing full and part funded opportunities for businesses in Derbyshire Dales and High Peak to support the journey to Net-Zero via the Derbyshire Net Zero Accelerator. This includes consultancy support for Fleet Transformation, Environmental Management and Accreditation, Responsible Hospitality as well as grant funding up to £8,000.


Generation Next Awards 

The East Midlands Chamber Generation Next Award nomination process is live.

We are headline sponsors, so we are hoping that some of our students & graduates will be nominated. Applicants need to be 18-35 and based in East Midlands – and don’t have to be Chamber members. Awards categories are:

Gen Next Future Leader
Breakthrough Award
Excellence in Innovation & Technology Award
Customer Service Award
Volunteer Award
Entrepreneur of the Year
Apprentice of the Year
Sustainability Award
Creative Award
Diversity and Inclusion Award

 Please share with your contacts and networks to promote. The link to apply is available here.  


An Introduction to Carbon Footprinting
Wednesday 11th May
10:00 – 11:00am

Hosted by East Midlands Chamber, this online webinar will provide businesses with an introduction to carbon foot printing, starting with an explanation of the key concepts before progressing onto the reasons why businesses should produce a footprint. There will be opportunity to ask questions during the session. To register your place for this webinar, visit this link.

For those unable to attend, check out the open access online course ‘How to Measure, Reduce and Offset your Company’s Carbon Footprint’ available via the Derbyshire Net Zero Accelerator.



For the full list of upcoming events, visit our LCBN Events webpage.  

Event & News Promotion

Our Twitter page (@CarbonDerby) is dedicated to promoting events, news, the latest TV programmes, series, or documentaries that relate to sustainability, the environment and all other similar subjects! If there is anything you would like to us to advertise in relation to sustainability, the race to Net Zero, your business events, the environment, funding opportunities, new products and services, or similar topics, please do tweet or email us!

Business Resources

The LCBN Resources webpage is regularly updated with new material related to sustainability, reducing your carbon emissions and climate solutions. For full details, visit this link.

The University of Derby have also launched the Net-zero Pathway for SMEs web page. This page collates local, national and global resources aimed at SMEs, to help you access the support, resources and funding to get your business on the pathway to net-zero.

To find out more, follow the link.

Thank you for reading!