Archive for the ‘Communities’ Category

Keynote speaker George Ferguson CBE speaking at the Sustain Wales Summit 2017

Be bold, be innovative and have fun!

Last week we hosted the second Sustain Wales Summit in the Principality Stadium and we were wowed by an amazing line up of speakers and organisations that are proof that innovative approaches, products and new business models are really making a difference to business, our communities and our environment in Wales. The Summit focused on […]

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Entries now open for the 2017 Wales Green Energy Awards

Now in their fifth year, the Wales Green Energy Awards are an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the achievements of the green energy industry in Wales.  Enter the Awards by completing our online entry form – closing date is Friday 14th July. The winners will be announced in a lunchtime awards ceremony on Friday 10th November in St David’s […]

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Exciting new solution for community projects from Lightology

Cynnal Cymru member Lightology are proud to announce the launch of a new initiative entitled the “Community Energy Fund.” Lightology’s mission has always been to help all businesses reduce their energy costs and carbon footprint. Now they can! This scheme comprises of four teams of passionate people working together to allow smaller, community-based projects to take advantage of high-efficiency […]

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Sustain Wales Summit 2017

Last week Cynnal Cymru hosted the second Sustain Wales Summit in the Principality Stadium to an audience of businesses and social enterprises passionate about using innovation to develop a low carbon society. The conference was an opportunity for Wales to showcase world leading technology and new opportunities available to make Wales a sustainable nation. We […]

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The Real Living Wage: Good for business and good for society

93% of employer’s report benefits from being an accredited Living Wage business The Living Wage Foundation, working with Cardiff Business School, has released new data demonstrating the business benefits of implementing the real Living Wage. The survey of more than 800 accredited real Living Wage businesses, ranging from SME’s to FTSE 100 companies, found that […]

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Enterprise Car Club Connects Communities

Cynnal Cymru are delighted to announce Enterprise as one of the sponsors for the 2017 Sustain Wales Summit. This years conference will address the three themes of Connected Communities, Urban Well-being and Buildings for the Future. Enterprise car club is the perfect fit for the Connected Communities theme – providing sustainable and inexpensive travel solutions […]

£1 million grant launched for community food waste campaigns

Over the past year the South Derbyshire town of Swadlincote has been at the centre of a social experiment to cut household food waste. The Sainsbury’s Waste less, Save more campaign has worked with the local community helping people to change the way they think about food: what they buy, how they cook and what […]

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Book onto Down to Earth’s inspiring training courses

Award-winning social enterprise and Cynnal Cymru member, Down to Earth have just announced the first dates in their training programme for 2017. As the Cynnal Cymru team can testify, it is more than just training – Down to Earth provide an inclusive and empowering environment to learn, work together and contribute to such an important project. […]

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Launch of the Community Jobs Compact

On Tuesday morning, Cynnal Cymru in partnership with Citizens Wales and Ikea hosted the launch of the Bay’s Community Jobs Compact. The event brought together large and small businesses from across Cardiff to discuss ethical recruitment and employment practices with members of the community in Butetown, Grangetown and Riverside. The event provided an opportunity for […]

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Coffee – the second most traded commodity in the world! Coffee & Community shared learning event

Last Thursday, Cynnal Cymru hosted our first shared learning event of 2017 around the theme of Coffee and Community. The event which took place in Cardiff Metropolitan University brought together three speakers around one key theme – Coffee and addressed the subject from three different angles – Source, Society and Ground.   Size of Wales […]