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How to meaningfully engage SMEs in achieving net zero emissions

George Sandilands, co-founder and CEO of Spherics, for Green Tech South West talk taking us through Spherics, a company aimed at helping SME's take control of their carbon footprint

Event overview

Green Tech South West welcomes George Sandilands, CEO and co-founder at Spherics to talk about how to help small to medium businesses measure, mitigate and manage their environmental impact.

99% of all businesses globally are defined as SMEs and according to EU statistics, they are responsible for around 64% of all emissions. They cross all sectors, they have unique challenges and they lack resources compared with larger organisations. Whilst many smaller businesses are doing their best to be sustainable, we know that in practice it is often difficult to understand what to do, and how to do it. There is much confusion, jargon and so-called ‘greenwashing’ out there. Working with a clever combination of technology and climate science expertise, Spherics evaluates a company’s footprint and presents it back with actions and solutions that can bring organisations in line with the latest science-based targets.

In his hugely insightful talk George explains the key features of the Spherics product, how it works and discuss some of the wider issues in relation to sustainability for small and medium-sized businesses

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About George

In 2009 George co-founded Okoru, a successful creative events agency. It was during his time as managing director of Okoru that he became more aware of his organisation’s footprint and lack of support to smaller businesses seeking to track and reduce their carbon footprint. George has now refocused his efforts to respond to the greatest creative challenge of our time – climate change. As co-founder and CEO, he leads Spherics day to day,

You can read our short interview with George ahead of his talk.

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:

👋 08:20 – A welcome from your meet-up organisers, Ellen, Hannah and Mike with a brief overview of GTSW and what we’re about

📢 16:10 – 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

💚 27:10 – Dan’s talk

❓ 56:45 – Q&A session

🗓️ 01:05:25 – Round-up, other community notices and next event announcement

❓ 01:13:13 – Final round of questions.

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