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Sustainability and you

World leaders are united in developing policies to tackle climate change, and UK businesses have a role to play. But where to start? 

Be informed: understanding the threat

What do we mean by climate change? What sort of business interruptions could severe weather inflict? How do government policies impact small businesses? 

Watch our film for an introduction to tackling climate change and why it matters.

Be informed: sustainability & business

At the COP26 summit in Glasgow in November 2021, heads of state, climate experts and businesses will come together to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change. We can all play a part.

So, is your business as green as it could be? Is there a gap between knowing and doing? How do your products, services, and behaviour align with government targets?

Watch our film to understand how the sustainability agenda will affect your business in the coming years.

Be inspired: a sustainability masterclass

Will Richardson, founder and CEO of Green Element, witnessed first-hand the impacts of climate change when he travelled around the world. He made a life-changing decision to dedicate his work to helping build a sustainable future for generations to come. 

Here, he speaks to NatWest Business Builder to share his insights and expertise. He talks about why climate change is the biggest crisis facing the world today, and how businesses of all sizes can rise to meet the challenge.

Why carbon management is vital for small businesses

Emma Kisby, EMEA CEO at COGO, talks about why small businesses should be managing their carbon footprints, the challenges they face when doing so and what support is available.

Be successful: 10 steps you can take now to be a greener business

There is no one right solution on tackling the threats of climate change – start small and you could still make a difference. Read the Business Builder sustainability checklist (PDF 95kB) to understand how the weather could affect your business and changes you can make straight away.

Download our sustainability checklist

Be Successful - sustainability checklist (PDF 95kB)

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