Firms present a week of sustainability in Bristol

Festival of Sustainable Business

Three key events in Bristol in June will highlight the importance of collaboration in mitigating the effects of the climate emergency.

Law firm Michelmores, sustainable business hub Future Leap, and M Shed will represent areas of agriculture, business, and community, and will be facilitating these respective events aimed at promoting sustainability in Bristol and beyond.

Organisers hope the events will provide opportunities for knowledge-sharing, networking and planning for the future in terms of accelerating our joint efforts in reaching Net Zero for the Bristol community as a whole.

Michelmores’ Sustainable Agriculture Conference will be held on 21 June.

The conference brings together participants from across the sector to highlight agricultural practices and innovations that are tackling the climate and biodiversity crises. Together with their leading experts, Michelmores will be discussing key issues including Natural Capital, Regenerative Agriculture and Agri-Tech.

“This collaboration reflects that it is imperative that we work together across our various sectors to tackle the climate and biodiversity crises,” said Rachel O’Connor, partner in Michelmores’ Agriculture team.

“Effecting change at the scale needed requires input from all industries. The agriculture sector has a central role to play in restoring and protecting habitats and sequestering carbon. By working together, we can highlight the challenges as well as the opportunities on a much bigger scale.”

The Festival of Sustainable Business will be held on 23 June.

The team at Future Leap are holding the annual Festival of Sustainable Business on the 23rd June at We The Curious, Bristol.

In addition to nearly 60 exhibitors representing different aspects of the green economy, this year’s exhibition features a COP26 Traction on Action Stage, a café and networking space, as well as sustainable food and transport zones.

“Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do at Future Leap, from our network, to our physical space, to our knowledge-sharing events. Relationships, connections and mutual support push all of our work into another realm – the realm in which achieving our ecological aspirations becomes possible. We are so excited to present this collaboration with Michelmores and the M Shed, and for all of the positive relationships it will foster,” said Katherine Piper, head of partnerships and sustainability at Future Leap.

And Think Global: Act Bristol will open on June 25.

The project addresses Bristol’s role in and response to the climate and ecological crises. It is the beginning of an ongoing strand of work, and conversation with Bristol residents, starting with an evolving exhibition and programme at M Shed this summer.

M Shed will be inviting a range of voices, from academics to entrepreneurs, community leaders and young people, to present their perspectives on what’s happening and what needs to be done. Visitors will be invited to build their own ‘toolkit’ of actions as they go around the exhibition, add their own responses to key questions and contribute to a collaborative vision of a future Bristol.