Women’s Business Station is a proud member of the Tayside Ecosystems, shared on behalf of our Empowerment Partners, Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce.
The Scottish Government has made a commitment to net-zero emissions of all greenhouse gases by 2045. But, did you know that the single greatest cause of the climate crisis is the carbon emissions created by everything we produce, consume and too often bin after just one use.
How is your business preparing for 2045? Support is key to helping business reach these goals but do you know what support is out there? How can you learn from other businesses who are supporting a sustainable region?
Join ourselves and the team from Dundee City Council, Zero Waste Scotland and Circular Tayside in the run up to WWF’s Earth Hour 2022. We’ll hear more about the support available to businesses across city and the opportunities to collaborate with others as we embark on this journey together. We’ll also be joined by businesses who are leading the way with innovative, sustainable and exciting ways to help you on your way to Net Zero.
Over a networking breakfast attendees will enjoy a sustainable vegan breakfast provided by Serendipities, a social enterprise in the form of a cosy, quirky café, dedicated to creating and inspiring social change. They serve delicious homemade vegan sweet and savoury foods as well as responsibly sourced hot drinks, all the while reducing and reusing as much as we can to lessen our negative impact on the environment.
During the event we’ll hear more about Dundee’s Net Zero commitment from Councillor John Alexander.
Cllr Alexander has been an elected representative in Dundee since 2012, holding senior positions in the governing administration including Convener of Housing and Convener of Neighbourhood Services.
As the political leader, John and his team set the strategic direction, agenda, and policy development of Dundee City Council. This includes a leading role and oversight of Dundee’s £1 billion Waterfront Regeneration, the creation of the Michelin-Scotland Innovation Parc and the £350 million Tay Cities Deal.
Dundee City Council – Sustainable Dundee
Sustainable Dundee is a partnership between public, private and community organisation’s, collaborating on activities projects and strategies that build on the City’s Climate Action Plan. Led by Dundee City Council, Sustainable Dundee develops innovative solutions and public engagement that support a just transition to a net-zero, climate resilient future.
Zero Waste Scotland
Zero Waste Scotland exists to lead Scotland to use products and resources responsibly, focusing on where we can have the greatest impact on climate change.
Using evidence and insight, our goal is to inform policy, and motivate individuals and businesses to embrace the environmental, economic, and social benefits of a circular economy.
We are a not-for-profit environmental organisation, funded by the Scottish Government and European Regional Development Fund.
Circular Tayside is a collaboration between Zero Waste Scotland, Perthshire Chamber of Commerce and Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce that aims to help local businesses and organisations transition towards circular economy.
Business Case Studies
Urban Foresight – Urban Foresight is the UK’s leading place-based innovation consultancy.
We are a mission driven business that thinks deeply about the opportunities to transform services and solve societal challenges. The transition to a low carbon economy requires new thinking and transformational innovation in the delivery of public services and infrastructure. This is the niche that Urban Foresight serves.
AyMa IoT– John MacMillan
John combines his experience in IT and Telecoms, his passion for environmental issues, and his deep insight in how to harness the ever-growing power of technology to play an instrumental role in reducing carbon emissions.
AyMa IoT was set up to help businesses gain real-time insight into their carbon and energy use and to benefit from the costs savings that arise by understanding precisely what is happening in the business, where.
Keep Scotland Beautiful – Upstream Battle on the Tay
In August 2021, Keep Scotland Beautiful’s award winning campaign, Upstream Battle, was launched on the River Tay. The campaign aims to raise awareness, gather data and inspire action across all sectors to tackle marine litter from source to sea.
The Little Green Larder – Jillian Elizabeth
We are more than just your average shop workers; we are dedicated to creating environmental change and working towards a greener and more sustainable future. We provide a complete zero waste shopping experience that is accessible, sustainable and affordable. We work with Scottish producers and suppliers where possible to bring you quality local products. Together we can be the change-makers our planet needs.
SolarisKit– Faisal Ghani
SolarisKit is an impact focused business aiming to tackle climate change, improve energy access, and encourage positive economic changes. We believe business can be used as a force for good to make the world a better place which is why we have joined the global B-Corp movement which now has over 3000 companies.
As a Pending B-Corp company, SolarisKit is continually seeking ways to reduce its environmental impact while improving societal impact.
Dundee Cycle Hub – Iain Hay
After deliberation with partner organisations in 2018, The Dundee Cycle Hub was brought to life in Summer 2021. Our mission is to provide active travel services to the residents and visitors in Dundee through information, instruction and by conducting a variety of community events.