Living Business 2021
Would you like
your business to be healthier and stronger
your team to be performing at an even higher level
your buyers to approach your company because of its reputation for sustainability
then register to join Living Business 2021 now.
There are 50 places available. Participants receive:
One-on-one strategic guidance.
Help to identify opportunities for positive action.
Access to a panel of industry experts who will work with you to get projects done.
Participation in a graduation event to be held at the British pavilion at Expo 2020 to Participation in a graduation event to be held at Expo 2020 at the UK pavilion
Last October, HSBC set out an ambitious plan to prioritise financing and investment that supports the transition to a net-zero global economy – and helps to build a thriving, resilient future for society and businesses.
At the heart of the plan is a pledge to reduce financed emissions from HSBC's portfolio of customers to net-zero by 2050 or sooner, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
To do this, HSBC is intensifying its support for customers to switch to more sustainable ways of doing business. HSBC wants to play a leading role in advising companies on their journey towards net-zero and has the ambition to provide between USD750 billion and USD1 trillion of finance and investment by 2030 to help companies achieve this goal.
With the support of HSBC, Living Business is supporting companies to develop and implement business plans for the planet.
Case studies from the 2020 programme
A major manufacturer of aluminium profiles diverted 500MT of waste from landfill to the cement industry to be used as a raw material. Living Business helped obtain regulatory approvals.
A manufacturer of transformers for the power industry implemented changes in their manufacturing process which resulted in a reduction of 120MT of steel waste. The simplest but most impactful changes were to slow the speed of the cutting machines.
A leading professional service has made substantial and permanent cuts in local and international travel, leading to a 60% reduction in their carbon footprint. They have partnered with a local business which captures methane from a Dubai Municipality landfill to buy carbon offsets for the balance of their emission, so they are now carbon neutral.
The programme runs in four phases
Dates for your diary
Explain the programme.
Introduce implementation partners.
One-on-one strategic coaching and opportunity identification.
Connectivity to implementation partners and innovators.
Data collection on project outcomes.
Shortlisting best projects.
Registration closes 30Apr.
Companies implement the agreed project.
Programme Graduation Ceremony during Expo 2020 at the UK pavilion.
Sign up for the launch event and/or to participate in the programme.
To qualify you must have an active business in UAE and implement, during 2021, a project which will have a significant:
Not sure what to do? No worries. Register today and we will work alongside you to find the right project for you.
We arrange a one-on-one coaching call with one of our experts who will take time to understand your business, ambitions and opportunities. Once we have an overall understanding of where you are and where you’d like to get to during 2021, we can assist by, for example:
Working with you on a sustainability strategy
Measuring aspects of your environmental impact
Putting in place a reporting framework
Introducing you to third parties with technical expertise in, for example, energy-saving, renewable energy generation or waste recycling.
You implement the agreed project(s). We are available if you need further support or if you need introductions to other third-party experts.
We ask you to tell us what you’ve achieved. And then we use social media, video, public voting and a graduation event to help you tell the world.
We will be inviting the companies which show the most promise in each category to pitch at a final event at Expo 2020 at the UK pavilion.
The business must, during 2021, implement or commence implementation of a change which:
Reduces the business’s or industry’s environmental footprint (e.g., saving of water, energy or waste or the introduction of a transformation innovation) and/or
Enhances the social capital of the business including the health, safety, wellbeing or skills of its staff or improves the wellbeing of its customers.
Creates a sustainable governance framework, including engagement, reporting and transparency.
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If you have questions about the programme or would like more information please contact: