British Chambers of Commerce Events

​Hybrid Working - getting it right | REGISTER HERE

Wednesday 29 September | 10:30 - 11:30

The pandemic has created many challenges but also opportunities for businesses to adapt and change the way they might think about work, including introducing remote and home working into the workplace.

In consultation with the Acas Council and the government Flexible Working Taskforce, Acas has created new hybrid working guidance that provides practical and useful tips for employers and organisations.

Whether you want to find out what hybrid working is, are trying to decide if it is right for your business or are looking at introducing new policies around hybrid working, this webinar will give you the knowledge and support you need to make informed decisions.

This webinar will cover:
Please register in advance for this event to receive your personal log on links.

  • What hybrid working is
  • Considering hybrid working for your organisation – do you need hybrid working policies and how to introduce procedures/contractual changes
  • Treating staff fairly when hybrid working – equality and fairness
  • Ensuring your employees are working in a safe environment and looking at the areas where business come unstuck
  • Supporting and managing staff when hybrid working - managing performance of hybrid workers and their wellbeing
  • There will also be an opportunity to ask questions during this webinar.

Speakers:

  • Gary Wedderburn, Subject Matter Expert, Workplace Policy Team, ACAS
  • Rebecca Thomas, Lead on Employment Policy, Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Barbara Hockey from the HSE
  • Chaired by Hannah Essex, Co-Executive Director, British Chambers of Commerce

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Leading the way to Net Zero | REGISTER HERE

Thursday 30 September | 14:00

Our latest survey on the net zero economy*, conducted in partnership with O2, showed that just one in ten businesses are measuring their carbon footprint, with 30% claiming that high up front adaptation costs and a lack of finance is holding them back. The research also showed that only one in seven have set targets to reduce their emissions – down from one in five when firms were surveyed in February 2020.

Despite a lack of awareness on carbon footprints, many firms are still taking a wide variety of positive actions to reduce their emissions and become greener. This event will provide SMEs with an understanding of the net zero economy and the steps they can take now to ensure we meet our ambitious targets.

Leading the way to net zero, a panel event delivered in partnership with O2, will enable participants to:
Hannah Essex, Co-Executive Director at the British Chambers of Commerce will be joined by:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of net zero and the impact it will have on their business
  • Understand the steps they should take to realise their Net Zero ambitions and the role that technology and connectivity can play
  • Hear from others about their experience and learnings so far
  • Take away details of the tools available to them to help them on their net zero journey.

On Thursday 30th September at 2pm Hannah Essex, Co-Executive Director at the British Chambers of Commerce will be joined by:

  • Tracey Herald, Head of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability at Virgin Media O2
  • Ben Westerman, Climate Challenge Programme Manager, British Chambers of Commerce
  • TBC

*Conducted in July 2021


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