W&F Green Enterprise Hub

Useful Resources

Show and tell with The Zero Carbon Cumbria 

During this webinar, Zero Carbon Cumbria set out the aims, plans and actions arising from their work and how you can get involved and benefit from working with them and look at how best to work together as The Zero Carbon Partnership, Chamber and businesses to develop plans and catalyse further action to address the 750,000 tonnes of CO2e that is currently emitted from industrial and manufacturing processes in Cumbria.

Go Low Carbon webinars

We hosted a series of webinars with Go Low Carbon all of which are available to watch on our YouTube channel. The first covers: how energy prices affect your business and how best to act when faced with rising energy costs.

There are two more available covering:

  • Carbon Emissions – Understanding your businesses carbon footprint to reduce overhead costs – Watch now
  • Solar Panels – Generating your own green energy for your business – Watch now

Businesses Still Struggling to Understand Net Zero Target 

The British Chambers of Commerce Insight’s Unit have published the results of a survey of 1,000 businesses – mostly SMEs – which shows that 40% of companies don’t know any details about the UK’s net zero target.  Read the full story

Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS)

CAfS are Cumbria’s climate change charity,  here to help Cumbrians to reduce their carbon footprint and prevent climate change. Find out more

Electricity North West

Electricity North West is the power network operator for the North West of England. Find out more

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership’s (CLEP) 10 Point Plan for Business Decarbonisation

CLEP’s Business Decarbonisation 10 Point Plan was produced following engagement with business leaders and interaction with CLEP’s Business Hub. Find out more

Carbon Calculators

There are many free carbon footprint calculators that you might want to use. Several are listed on the UK Business Climate Hub. This one, Natwest Carbon Planner, provides both a calculator and an action planning tool.

The UK Business Climate Hub provides lots of other advice and resources about saving energy and carbon.

Building sustainable futures for UK businesses

Green Innovation Challenge Report

The UK has the potential to lead the world in green innovation. We have a strong economic base, and a legal and policy framework designed to ensure we reach net zero emissions by 2050. To reach those targets and address our shared environmental challenges, businesses must play a leadership role.

This report has drawn on expertise from businesses of all sizes and sectors, academia, and think tanks, to develop a series of ambitious and realistic proposals that, if adopted by policymakers, can form the blueprint for accelerating our net zero transition.