Taming the Carbon Monster

A short sustainability programme focused on helping business leaders to make progress towards Net Zero.

What is 'Taming the Carbon Monster'?

OB2 - a partnership between OBBS and Oxfordshire Business First to support SMEs in Oxfordshire - is organising a short sustainability programme focused on helping business leaders to ‘Tame the Carbon Monster’ and make progress towards Net Zero. 

This programme builds on the success of the Oxfordshire Business First Carbon Monsters event held in April 2022 and is delivered by the Oxfordshire Greentech, a network with over 100 members to stimulate and grow the low/zero carbon agenda across business, public sector and academia.

The programme is being supported by Oxford City Council under their ARG #Buildbackbetter Grants project. Eligible organisations will be able to benefit from reduced programme fees (discounted from £100 to £50 for all sessions).

SMEs are responsible for nearly half the UK’s business-related emissions, and large companies are increasingly focusing on their supply chain to reduce their environmental impact. If you lead an SME, it will help you learn how to:

  • Clarify your environmental priorities
  • Implement carbon reductions
  • Use data to make decisions
  • Build the business for investment
  • Engage staff and suppliers

The workshop sessions are being run in conjunction with Oxfordshire Greentech and will be delivered by experienced local sustainability practitioners and Brookes academics. You will receive a certificate of participation on completion of the workshop sessions.

All sessions will be held on the Oxford Brookes Headington Campus (subject to availability). We encourage all participants to use public transport or cycles etc to reach the venue. 

Programme Overview

The programme will be delivered through 6 progressive sessions fortnightly. Each session will run from 10am to 1pm, including an optional hour for networking after the formal session finishes at midday.

  • Session 1: Gaining insight into your carbon emissions 
  • Session 2: Creating an action plan, frameworks and accreditations 
  • Session 3: Reducing operational carbon and environmental impacts 
  • Session 4: Innovating with products and services 
  • Session 5: Engaging your workforce and tracking progress 
  • Session 6: Communicating sustainability with stakeholders 

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OBBS Business & External Engagement

+44 (0) 1865 534800 (OBBS Reception > Option 4 > Option 1)