Carbon Management in Business

Host: Chesterfield Borough Council

Cost: Free


Carbon Management in Business

Wednesday, 24th July 2024 at 9:30am - 4:30pm
Location: East Midlands Chamber, Commerce House, Millennium Way, Dunston Road, Chesterfield, S41 8ND

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Carbon management is becoming increasingly important. After all, businesses have significant carbon emissions impact and a key role to reduce emissions to help meet the government’s Net Zero target by 2050.

There are six key reasons why it makes sense for SMEs to manage their carbon:

  1. Helps to reduce operational costs
  2. Improves energy efficiency
  3. Reduces waste
  4. Signals to customers that they’re a business that cares
  5. Helps to comply with environmental legislation
  6. Improves competitiveness including through the tendering process

It’s a complex area and there is SO much to learn; including the appropriate terminology! Do you undertake carbon accounting? Do you know the difference between Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, and how to measure and manage them? Have you closed the accuracy gap within your business?

Our one-day Carbon Management in Business workshop will provide a deep learning experience, giving you the skills and resources needed to reduce carbon use in your business. The workshop is delivered by academics and sustainability experts from NTU's Nottingham Business School who will share their practice-based expertise and knowledge.

The workshop is split into four sessions:

  • Introduction to Carbon Management and the Business Case
  • Carbon Footprinting (Carbon Accounting)
  • Strategic Action Planning
  • Communication and Reporting

We’ll show you how to: seize opportunities to reduce your carbon emissions; calculate your baseline (the moment in time from which you want to start measuring your carbon usage); identify appropriate data from sources such as your gas and electricity bills and convert them to greenhouse gas stats; create a Decarbonisation Plan and strategy for implementation; and communicate on your carbon management performance and reporting.

What’s covered:

  • Basics of climate change and the role of business
  • Definition of key terms such as Net Zero, Carbon Neutral, Carbon Offsetting, Greenwashing
  • Policy context for carbon management
  • The business case – drivers for carbon management.
  • Defining scopes and organisational/operational boundaries
  • Identifying business resource data for carbon footprinting
  • Carbon footprinting (carbon accounting)
  • Creating a Decarbonisation Plan and strategy for implementation
  • Learning from good practice case studies
  • Communicating carbon management performance and reporting

What outcomes will be achieved?

After attending this Carbon Management Workshop Programme, you will understand:

  • Key terminologies related to carbon management
  • Policy context for carbon management
  • Business case and drivers for carbon management.
  • Organisational/operational boundaries and scopes
  • Calculation of carbon footprint of your business
  • Development of carbon reduction targets & a Decarbonisation Plan

You’ll leave the workshop with a handy workbook which will help you consolidate your learning, further supplemented by a 30 minute 1-to-1 session with the workshop trainer.

Who should attend?

This workshop programme is suitable for managers and staff who would like to understand carbon management, measure their carbon footprint and develop a Decarbonisation Plan for their business.

Delivered by:

Dr Rose Deakin is the Carbon Management Consultant at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University with over 20 years of experience working within the field of Sustainability. They have a PhD from Loughborough University which focussed on businesses in the UK to understand the drivers and barriers to sustainable material selection in mass manufactured product design. Rose has a BA (hons) in Industrial Design and Technology, giving them a good understanding of product design and manufacturing. Rose is an experienced lecturer and workshop facilitator, having worked with both businesses and University Students. Rose is the founder of The Crop Club CIC, an Award-Winning Social Enterprise that helps people grow food in small spaces and is wholly built around sustainability.


Workshops are open to start-up and established small to medium sized enterprises located in the following local authority areas taking part in the East Midlands Chamber's Accelerator project:

Amber Valley; Ashfield; Bassetlaw; Broxtowe; Chesterfield; Derby; Derbyshire Dales; Erewash; Gedling; High Peak; Leicester City; Mansfield; Newark & Sherwood; North East Derbyshire; Nottingham; Rushcliffe; South Derbyshire.

(Please note: Businesses based in districts not participating in the Accelerator project (i.e. Bolsover/ Leicestershire) may attend providing they are members of East Midlands Chamber. In such instances, please contact Hannah Kerridge-Smith on 07741163242 who will approve your booking.


The Accelerator project delivers online webinars and full-day workshops. The webinars are designed as one-hour taster sessions and the workshops as full-day training sessions which are designed to provide delegates with an actionable plan and strategy.

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and is delivered by East Midlands Chamber.

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