Sustainable changes that can reduce costs and create savings for your Business
Whether your business can DO MORE by making green changes or you’re a start-up business looking to inspire green thinking - help is available.
AIB Sustainability Changemakers Content Series
The series takes us on a journey to learn from those leading the way for sustainable businesses in Ireland. Join AIB Sustainability Conference host, Dearbhail McDonald, as she meets the Sustainability Changemakers. It’s Time to Act.
Benefits for your business, your people and your reputation.
It’s becoming more expensive to run businesses through traditional and out-dated heat sources and waste disposal.
Introducing more environmentally friendly solutions could show significant reduction in costs.
There are government supports and initiatives available to Irish businesses to help introduce practices and solutions that are environmentally friendly.
Read on to find out more about some of these supports and for direct links to their sites.
As we all become more conscientious consumers and employees, businesses may benefit from the popularity of a green reputation.
As businesses, we can inspire and take actions that protect our world for generations to come.
Ways to become a greener business
We all have a role to play in the fight against climate change. Read on to find out more about how your business can support and where to get help.
Green changes your business can make
Packaging overhaul - is it all needed, is there a better kinder way to distribute products?
Remote working - reduce the number of commuters to lower green gas emissions.
Implement green policies - procurement, waste and energy reduction.
Invest in solar panels to supply own energy.
Transport - invest in green transport for supply and delivery.
Invest in higher rated / more energy efficient technology.
Offset your carbon footprint.
If you need to print a document, only use recycled or certified paper products
Enterprise Ireland support
Enterprise Ireland Green Offer: With an aim to help companies incorporate sustainable practices into the day-to-day running of their business Enterprise Ireland are offering three levels of support your business may avail of:
Climate Action Voucher: Two days technical advisory and support.
GreenStart: Green consultant support in undertaking a green assignment.
GreenPlus: Medium scale training project supported by external environmental expert.
A free initiative from the Local Enterprise office designed to help small businesses prepare for the low carbon energy efficient economy of the future, offering advice and technical support for businesses with up to ten employees.
Two stages to the programme:
Lunch and Learn Green Webinar: Available to watch on demand and shares a case story of an Irish business that has already implemented the green initiatives.
Mentoring with Green Consultant: Two days to include recommendations that are specific to your business.
To find out more and for how to apply, visit the local Enterprise Office website by clicking below.
As the saying goes ‘No two years are the same’ and this certainly applies to the Agri sector. In this edition of Agri Matters, Donal Whelton reflects on the year to date for each sector and how each is positioned going into the second half of the year. We have our regular feature from Siobhan Kavanagh of Teagasc, who profiles the New Signpost Advisory Programme. We have included an article from Diarmuid Donnellan, Head of Sustainability for Agriculture, Food & Fisheries, who gives his perspective as a judge for the Grass10 competition.
Investing in energy efficient solutions for your business
Investing in insulation, efficient lighting and heating systems can save you money for years to come.
One of the easiest ways to save your business money
Investing in energy efficient solutions today can reduce your energy bills and create savings for your business. In some cases, the cost of financing your project is less than the savings you will generate.
We have ways to help finance your energy efficiency project. So why not keep cash in your business and finance your energy efficient project with us?
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