We are all hoping that Summer 2021 brings lots of good times, but we can be sure it will bring many great events relating to sustainability, the environment and how to work towards carbon zero! Please see the full list of scheduled events…

Fit to Supply Events –helping local supply chains to win more work when it comes to public procurement opportunities

–        Winning business and building resilience with ISO Standards – with BSI– 18 August

–        Contract Opportunities at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games– 8 September

–        Best Practice for embedding EDI into your business – HS2 Ltd– 16 September

–        How to Secure Public Sector Contracts in partnership with Mansfield District Council– 21 September

–        Procurement Best Practice – getting ready to complete a tender – top tips– 5 October

Sustainable East Midlands: Sustainability and Low Carbon Events

–        The role of architecture in the path towards net zero – 9 September

–        An Introduction to Carbon Footprinting – 15 September

–        East Midlands Sustainability Summit – the path to Net Zero -23 September

–        Developing Sustainable Travel Strategies to support Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals – 29 September

–        SPIN (Sustainable Production Innovation Network) – Briefing Session for Manufacturers – 30 September

UoD Enscite Process & Value Stream Mapping 

Tuesday, 1 June 2021 
10.00 – 11.30 Online 

This workshop takes a closer look at process and operating system design, introducing you to the tools and techniques that will help you create a more efficient, cost effective business. 


UoD Ensite Sustainable Supply Chains 

Tuesday, 8 June 2021 
10.00 – 11.30 Online 

Businesses are under increasing pressure to create a supply chain that is considered sustainable for the environment, for society and for the economy. This workshop will highlight several key areas that organisations need to consider in the development of a sustainable supply chain strategy. 


Midlands Engine Investment Fund

Low Carbon Champions: Driving Forward a Green Revolution

Tuesday, 22 June 2021
10.00 – 11.00 Online

The Low Carbon Champions event will include lots of helpful information on how climate and environmental projects are increasingly more important, and how businesses can get involved in playing their part to ensure clean growth continues at an accelerated rate. For more information on this event, visit:

Low Carbon Champions: Driving forward a Green Revolution – Midlands Engine Investment Fund (meif.co.uk)

First Enterprise Business Agency

Thursday, 8 July 2021
8.30 – 10.00am

A virtual event organised by First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans, in partnership with the Start Up Loans Company. The event will give updates on the finance available from the British Business Bank’s Start Up Loans Scheme. For more information, visit:

Unlocking Finance for Your Start Up Tickets, Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 8:30 AM | Eventbrite

East Midlands Chamber – Sustainability Summit

Thursday, 23 September 2021
9.30am – 12.00 noon

This year’s summit will be delivered as a partnership between the University of Derby and the East Midlands Chamber. The purpose of the sustainability summit is to build on the continued activity to support the transition to a low carbon economy and path towards Net Zero.

Sustainability and Energy Summit – East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) (emc-dnl.co.uk)

East Midlands Chamber – Sustainable Procurement 

EMC with UoN are delivering a series of procurement events aimed at helping SMEs to access supply chain of larger organisations – which feature environmental accreditations and sustainability. 


UKRI Webinar series 

UKRI has announced a webinar series focused on how innovation, collaboration and engagement will come together to help the UK reach net zero by 2050. The series will shed light on the work already undertaken by the ISCF programme to address the key challenges that will help the UK build back greener. It will bring together world-renowned researchers and innovators across the breadth of our funding disciplines to discuss the need for innovative solutions to: 

  • heat our homes 
  • travel to work 
  • develop and transform our industries 
  • cater to our diet 
  • enjoy our leisure time 
  • prosper from a cleaner, healthier environment in parallel with growing our economy. 


COP 26 Festival 

Edie is hosting an entire festival of sustainability events between May and October 2021. The 

COP26 Festival aims to inform and inspire businesses to seize the opportunities presented by the crucial UN climate talks which are being held in Glasgow this November.  

Sessions will address: sustainable investment, energy, transport, nature-based solutions and climate adaptation. 


Clean Growth Events – June & July 2021

Energy, Resource and Process Efficiency Workshop

Tuesday, 15 June 2021
9.30am – 12.30pm, Online

To find out more on how you can discover your energy peak demands and how you can reduce the amount of energy you’re using by up to 30%! To register for this free event, visit Energy, Resource and Process Efficiency Workshop – Clean Growth UK (clean-growth.uk)

Business Model Canvas Workshop

Wednesday, 23 June 2021
9.30am – 12.00 noon, Online

The Business Model Canvas workshop is designed to assist with strategy and planning discussions into practical steps, driving decision-making, engaging investors and attracting customers. To join this free event, visit Business Model Canvas workshop – Clean Growth UK (clean-growth.uk)

Productivity and Automation Workshop

Tuesday, 29 June 2021
9.30am – 12.30pm, Online

The Productivity and Automation workshop will include explanation on how digital platforms can save time and money, and how this can develop skills amongst a team, including electronics, software, sensors and data analytics. To join this free event, visit Productivity and Automation Workshop – Clean Growth UK (clean-growth.uk)

Managing Clean Growth Innovation Workshop

Tuesday, 13 July 2021
9.30am – 12.30pm, Online

Do you wish to start your innovative journey to net zero but you don’t know where to start? This workshop will help you to understand the innovation process that will help you manage the changes to your services and products, and how to effectively assess further disruptive ideas. To join this free event, visit Managing Clean Growth Innovation Workshop – Clean Growth UK (clean-growth.uk)

Green Energy Generation and Storage Workshop

Tuesday, 20 July 2021
9.30am – 12.30pm, Online

This event highlights that renewable energy is the future. If you would like to understand your options from the available range of renewable technologies, battery storage and how to prepared your business for all electric vehicles by the year 2030, join this free event – Green Energy Generation and Storage Workshop – Clean Growth UK (clean-growth.uk)