Low Carbon Business Network

We offer a range of fully funded support to accelerate business growth in the low carbon sector as well as a searchable network map that allows SMEs to connect with larger organisations and supply chains.

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What is the Low Carbon Business Network?

This fully funded resource aims to accelerate the adoption of eco-friendly, low carbon and green products and services in key supply chains across the region. Our network connects SMEs who supply low carbon and environmental goods and services (LCEGS) with support from the University of Derby and other sector specialists. We offer a range of fully funded support to accelerate business growth in the low carbon sector as well as a searchable network map that allows SMEs to connect with larger organisations and supply chains.

Support is based on a business needs review, with workshops addressing:

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If you would like to discuss your specific business needs then contact us on 0800 001 5500 or email lowcarbonbusiness@derby.ac.uk

 

The net-zero pathway for SMEs

We have designed this resource with smaller business in mind, to help demystify the steps needed to become a sustainable business. The pathway provides links to support, resources and funding that will help your business get on the pathway to net-zero by reducing emissions, regenerating the environment, and winning new business - as we all move towards a cleaner, greener and sustainable future.

Find out more about the net-zero pathway for SMEs

Business Sustainability Blogs

Our academic team are at the forefront of developments in business sustainability. Find out more about their views on developments impacting the region by reading their latest blogs.

In addition to leading the DE-Carbonise programme, Dr Fred Paterson also leads the Low Carbon Business Network which supports pro-environmental SMEs across the East Midlands. His main interests are sustainable business, system leadership and how people learn to become leaders.

Clean growth - one of the greatest industrial opportunities of our time

Derby: leading the way in sustainable development

Dr Polina Baranova is a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management and Doctor of Business Administration. Her research lies at the intersection of strategy, business and society and she specialises in developing the environmental capabilities of organisations. 

Entrepreneurial networking for environmental sustainability

Sustainability fine-tuning: seven ways to maximise ‘green’ business growth opportunities

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Sustainable Business and Clean Growth Research Centre

Low-carbon, sustainable and pro-environmental business is particularly important to our region, discover other ways our team can help improve the sustainability of your organisation.

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