Why SMEs Should Attend Blue Earth Summit

Navigating the path to sustainability is a challenge for any business – and many SMEs are feeling the pressure to act. Faced with limited resources, a lack of expertise, supplier constraints, evolving consumer expectations, and regulatory compliance, it’s no wonder that 75% of entrepreneurs feel overwhelmed about how their organisation can tackle climate change. But it doesn’t have to be this way. 

Blue Earth Summit is designed to empower SMEs to navigate the complexities of sustainability and achieve success with guidance, knowledge, and support, so you can focus your efforts where it matters most. Unlike other business summits, Blue Earth is an immersive experience where you’ll gain invaluable insights, practical tools, and actionable strategies to thrive in the evolving sustainable business landscape. 

“As founders, it’s down to us to try and use our business as a force for good, from looking after staff and local communities to where we source raw materials from and working closely with our suppliers. And if they’re not on an environmental journey, we should try and support them and steer them in a direction that helps us achieve our goals as well. It’s a hard one, but we’ve got to tackle it together” – Xavier Baker, Co-founder of Mermaid Gin.

Why the time to act is now 

The urgency to address climate change has never been greater – we’re using up natural resources 1.8 times faster than they can regenerate. Rising temperatures, extreme weather events, resource depletion, and biodiversity loss create risks to businesses, from supply chain disruption to asset losses. By attending the Summit, you can learn how to help mitigate these risks by reducing your carbon footprint, adopting circular and regenerative processes, minimising water usage and waste, and transitioning to green energy. 

It’s what your consumers want

Consumers are increasingly conscious of the social and environmental impact of their purchasing decisions – 1 in 3 have stopped buying from brands because they weren’t environmentally friendly. Consumers expect businesses to be transparent, accountable, and actively engaged in sustainable practices. By attending the Summit, you’ll learn how to meet these evolving consumer demands, enhance your reputation and brand value, and tap into new markets and customers who align with your sustainability values.

It’s a mandatory requirement

Governments and regulatory bodies are implementing stricter regulations and policies to promote sustainability and mitigate climate change. Businesses are facing mandatory requirements related to emissions reductions, waste management, sustainable sourcing, advertising, and reporting. By staying ahead of the curve and understanding evolving regulations discussed at the Summit, you can avoid fines, reputational damage, and legal consequences. 

“Government has set hugely ambitious targets. What we have at Blue Earth Summit is a room full of ambitious people looking to use their business essentially as a force for good” – Will Hayler, Founder of Blue Earth Summit. 

It’s an investment opportunity

Did you know that 99% of investors consider ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) disclosures when making investment decisions? By effectively articulating your long-term commitments to sustainability, you can attract investors, build trust, and secure funding for your business’s growth and expansion. For every founder who attends the Summit, we’re aiming to have three impact investors in the room. You can also apply to get in front of investors in our pitch tent – so far, we have raised over £100m for more than 30 businesses.

How will the content be presented?

Through engaging workshops, interactive sessions, and inspiring speakers, you’ll gain the knowledge, tools, and support to implement sustainability practices effectively within your own business. The Summit offers actionable steps to drive positive change, from learning how to build successful campaigns to becoming B-Corp Certified.

Networking in the outdoors

The Summit also provides unparalleled networking opportunities to connect with industry peers, potential partners, and mentors who can enhance your sustainability efforts. By collaborating and sharing experiences, you’ll accelerate your progress and make a greater impact.

“When I come to these events, it’s about the collaboration. You have people that are looking for solutions, but also other brands that you can work together with. That sense of collaboration inspires me because I think through that we can achieve the goals that we have” – Lorenzo Church, CCO at Earthly.

And let’s not forget about visibility and recognition

Participating in the Blue Earth Summit elevates your visibility in the sustainable business community. You’ll have the opportunity to showcase your sustainability initiatives, gain recognition for your efforts, and enhance your brand reputation among environmentally conscious consumers and stakeholders.

“This journey for us is about being open and honest about what we’re doing, showing everyone where we’re at releasing the data and everything and then trying to help inspire people to move into that positive direction” – Jax Davey, CEO at Nuevo.

Join us at Blue Earth Summit and be a part of a powerful movement driving positive change. Together, we can create a sustainable business environment, shape a better future for our planet, and ensure the long-term success and resilience of your business.

Register today and embark on your sustainability journey. The time for action is now. 

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