This evening, Gwent Wildlife Trust hosted a Zokit networking and Business Wisdom session exploring How Being Green Is Good For Business.
Jodie Read of Penarth Management led the session and we shared stories on how working with the environment not only is a good thing to do in itself but also…
- Reduces costs
- Builds trust with customers
- Engages teams
- Raises brand awareness
- Wins contracts / tenders
Proceeds from the event were donated to Gwent Wildlife Trust to help them preserve ecologically important hay meadows – once a mainstay of British countryside, now in decline.
The Trust’s president took us on a guided walk around Pentwyn Farm where we spotted rare orchids, ancient tree species, and medicinal and culinary plants.
Talk switched between business and nature as we got to know each other and each other’s businesses out in the fresh air and sunshine.
Zokit member Julia James reported that over 14 businesses are now involved in the trust’s Corporate Challenge.
Businesses receive £50 seed fund and are challenged to come up with innovative ideas to grow this into a healthy donation within 12 weeks.
Jodie Read explains.
Previous businesses undertaking the challenge have included SMEs right through to global brands.
Participants celebrated with an exclusive networking and awards event.
If your business would like to join in Gwent Wildlife Trust’s Corporate Challenge to turn a £50 note into a wild flower meadow, apply here. Then why not tell us about your challenge idea in the comments below…