The Gala Dinner will be an exciting addition to the Festival of Sustainable Business, including the Future Leap Sustainable Awards Ceremony, aligning with Bristol’s One City plans.
The evening will celebrate businesses that are standing out as leaders in sustainability and are recognised for their contributions towards people, profit and the planet. All attendees will leave feeling inspired and motivated to progress their own sustainability journeys!
The awards categories include Sustainable Buildings, Communicating the Climate and Ecological Emergency, the Natural Environment, Sustainable Travel and Transport and Reduction of Waste and Consumption.
With inspiring speakers and organisations taking the lead in addressing the climate and ecological emergency, this is a great opportunity to network, learn and celebrate.
Are you interested in applying for the awards? You can do so here.
Taking place at The Bristol on the evening of 7th April 2021, the dinner will begin with a drinks reception, followed by a gourmet 3 course dinner, prepared using locally and sustainably-sourced produce.
Mike is a change agent, committed to helping business big and small, new and established to prepare for and succeed in the great sustainability disruption that will wash through the economy in the 2020s.
Mike was until recently Director of Sustainable Business at Marks & Spencer, spearheading its ground-breaking Plan A (because there is no Plan B for the one planet we have) sustainability programme. He co-chaired the Consumer Goods Forum’s sustainability work bringing the world’s largest retailers and fast moving consumer goods brands together to work on issues such as deforestation, plastics and forced labour. He is a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Martin Kiszko, Green Poet
Martin Kiszko is the ‘UK’s green poet’ — a moniker given to him by audiences around the world. His one man-show based on his two books Green Poems for a Blue Planet and Verse for the Earth has been performed from LA to China, Dubai to the Edinburgh Fringe and three times in India. The books and show is illustrated by Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park.
Most recently he wrote and published the world’s first epic eco-poem King Frank & the Knights of the Ecoquest. The poem has been broadcast in fifteen episodes on Fun Kids radio station and stars singer Toyah Willcox. Martin’s new fun collection of poetry, Inversebrates, has also been published.
In 2015 Martin was Poet in Residence for Bristol European Green Capital year. In 2016 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Bristol for his work. As a composer of music for film and television, he has composed over 200 scores and has released nine albums with Europe’s finest orchestras.
Just over five years on from the 2015 Paris Agreement at COP21 and with COP26 being hosted in Glasgow, the Festival will be a great opportunity to reflect on achievements. The Festival will showcase the innovative technologies and services available that will make the 2030 carbon neutrality goal a reality and will celebrate the businesses leading the way and inspiring the next generation.
The festival comprises of a free exhibition at We The Curious, an interactive sustainable transport zone and sustainable food zone on Millennium Square, leading hybrid seminars and a celebratory gala dinner spread out from Autumn 2021 to Summer 2022.
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Are you offering FEN member discounts? Unfortunately, we are not offering discounts to members of The Future Economy Network this year. However, members can receive discounts to exhibit at the Festival, find out more here.
Why are you making standard meals vegetarian this year? The CCC has reported that the UK needs to cut meat and dairy consumption by 20% per person to help reduce climate change. This is our way of contributing to this reduction.
How many people does a table fit? A table fits 10 people. If you would like to purchase a table, then please select 10 tickets. If you are buying less than 10, you will be seated with others that we have carefully selected .