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Small business sustainability hub

Grow your business. Shrink your carbon footprint.

The race to a net zero carbon economy by 2050 has begun – and we’re making sure small businesses aren’t left out of the big picture. 

This November, the world will be watching the UK as we host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. Leaders will unite to commit to urgent action to tackle the climate emergency we all face, from rising temperatures to fossil fuels. As the first conference since the coronavirus pandemic, the focus will be on how recovery can be fuelled by greener solutions.

As governments, cities and businesses across the globe work towards carbon neutrality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we’re supporting small business owners and the self-employed to understand how you can play your part and get started. Our dedicated sustainability hub will be regularly updated with the latest resources, tools and information to help your small business prepare for changes, go green and be more sustainable.


Supporting the Race to Net Zero and COP26

Countdown to COP26 

The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 1 – 12 November 2021.

At the conference world leaders are set to commit to urgent action to tackle the climate emergency. No matter how small your business or what industry you are in, your commitment can make a real difference – to the planet, to your customers and your running costs.

Small businesses will need to play a huge role in achieving this, and so FSB has made it clear to government that its approach to net zero policymaking must be underpinned by five fair values – or principles - that will enable and inspire us to carry out actions, together for our planet.

Ambition

Climate change policies must be ambitious enough to have definite impact on the climate change challenge, both in their timescales and their scope and they must be informed by the latest scientific evidence.

Accountability

Government, alongside regulators, should provide clear and accountable governance and ensure that climate change policies are coordinated.

Diversity of delivery

Government should support, empower, and incentivise smaller businesses to find their own ways to net zero targets, acknowledging that a one-size-fits-all approach to policy delivery may not work; and that a diverse set of business-led solutions and incentives will be needed.

Opportunity

Government must provide a level playing field, ensuring businesses of all sizes, in all sectors, across every region and nation, can contribute to a net zero economy through their innovations, their investments, and their markets.

Cost

Government climate change policies must be affordable and achievable. The costs of transition to net zero must be distributed fairly among businesses, workers, and consumers, based on their environmental impact; their ability to pay; their ability to adapt and the potential for gain.

If you would like to find out more about how your business can join the race, or if you would like to become a small business climate leader, make your commitment today at the UK Business Climate Hub

FSB Small Business Virtual Conference: The Journey to Net Zero

As the COP26 climate talks take place in the UK this November, this gives us the perfect opportunity to explore the significant role small businesses will play in the transition to Net Zero. Join us for this free conference to find out what’s in it for you.

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How can we help?

What would help you to be a more sustainable small business? What are the common challenges you face?

Do you want to be a cleaner, greener business, but you’re not sure where to begin? Or perhaps you’ve already started your sustainability journey, but you want to know what else you could do?

Your suggestions and ideas will help us to understand how we can best support small businesses through this hub. Unfortunately, you won't receive a reply due to the volume of responses.

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