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Talks from As It Should Be and Kaluza

Green Tech South West's Hybrid September meetup at The Engine Shed with talks fgrom As It Should Be and Kaluza

Green Tech South West presents our next hybrid event with insightful talks combining tech and sustainability with three brilliant speakers – Jon Gibbins from As It Should Be, and two speakers from Kaluza, Jaime Thompson and Tom Mallett.

Mission Transition at Kaluza

Mission Transition is Kaluza’s strategy to accelerate the transition of our energy system to a zero carbon world.

Hear from Tom Mallett on what the company sustainability mission is and how we went about setting the most ambitious targets in the market. Then, Jaime Thompson will talk about how our software engineers are developing sustainable tech products, how to reduce carbon footprint of software and how you can adopt some of these changes in your own organisations.

About Jaime

Jaime Thompson is Head of Engineering for the Accounts Lifecycle squad at Kaluza. Prior to Kaluza she spent over two decades in the Finance industry. Jaime lives in Brighton with her husband and two rescue cats Belle and Badger.

About Tom

Tom Mallett is Kaluza’s Sustainability Manager, looking after both internal sustainability strategy and ensuring that Kaluza’s products are supporting customers towards a more sustainable future. Tom lives in Cardiff and likes to be by the sea, for surfing, and the mountains, for hiking.

Leave No One Behind

As many as 1 in 4 people on the planet are disabled – nearly 2 billion people. Being greener and acting on climate change is a team sport. We need to include Disabled people. We need their help.

In this talk we’ll:

  • explore the connections between digital, sustainability, disability and accessibility;
  • learn a few tips to get started in disability inclusion;
  • be inspired to ask new questions, such as “how do we make sure we leave no one behind?”, “how do we make sustainability more accessible to Disabled people, and more inclusive to all people?”, “how does the Digital Divide affect Disabled people and their opportunities to take part in climate action?”.

About Jon

Jon Gibbons, founder of As It Should Be for Green Tech South West's hybrid event at the Engine Shed

Jon Gibbins is the Founder and Managing Director of As It Should Be, a UK-based agency helping digital teams design and build accessible and sustainable products and services. He’s passionate about making the digital world better for all people and for our planet, running an ethical business, and practical approaches to achieving accessibility and sustainability.

Watch the event video

To make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for, here’s the key timings in the video:

👋 12:20 – A welcome from your meet-up organisers, Ellen, Hannah and Mike with a brief overview of GTSW and what we’re about

📣 15:20 – Our famous 60 second intros – a chance for attendees to introduce themselves, ask for help and tell us about something the group might find interesting

💚 20:08 – Tom’s talk (apologies for the tech issues causing the slides to be out of sync, you can download them to follow along with below!)

💚 33:19 – Jaime’s talk

💚 46:19 – Jon’s talk

❓ 1:15:34 – Q&A session

Tom Mallet for Kaluza's Green Tech South West Hybird Talk with Jaime Thompson

One of the perks of holding events online, and having such a wonderful and engaging community, is we share a huge amount of useful resources and information throughout the event. Here’s a summary of what we unearthed.

Tom & Jaime’s slides

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Or you can download the slides.

Jon’s slides

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Or you can download the slides.

Links and resources

Community 60 second intros

An opportunity for you, our community, to (very quickly) share something with the rest of us. This can be anything from a green tech project or initiative you are working on, a request for help or guidance or even some knowledge/resource you’d like to share with others.

Michelle Barker – Technical writer and front-end developer at Ada Mode, a data science & AI company working in the renewable energy sector. Currently writing an article about how developers can help push sustainable principles & actions within their organisations. Would love to hear from anyone who has any examples of achieving this and any barriers you may have encountered – so get in touch!

Andy Hawkins – Chief Purpose Officer and B-Corp Coach at Business On Purpose, an organisation supporting companies with B Corp Certification in just 10 manageable steps, as well as Charities and Public Sector Organisations to measure and increase the impact of their social value. Get in touch if you’re interested to hear more!

You can reach Andy at andy@businessonpurpose.uk.

Our slides with upcoming events

https://bit.ly/3S6fxx8

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