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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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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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Supporting Cardiff employers to pay the Living Wage

The City Council is encouraging employers to sign up to pay the Living Wage to help Cardiff gain recognition as Living Wage city. As a Living Wage employer itself, the authority believes that paying the Living Wage is a key indicator of an employer’s commitment to fair work practices and aims to support local businesses […]

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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 […]

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Tailoring the Fashion Industry: The Power of Supply Chains

by Carly Morgan On the 30th November, Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales’ welcomed four pioneers from the fashion industry to explore key issues along the supply chain in our latest event, ‘Tailoring the Fashion Industry: The Power of Supply Chains’. Our guest speakers approached the discussion from four different perspectives: academic, entrepreneurial, operational and aspirational; […]

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Cynnal Connect shared learning & events for 2017

Join us in the New Year for a range of shared learning and networking opportunities designed to connect, inform and inspire. From our monthly networking lunches combined with our new Well-being Now training to our Business Leadership for Sustainable Development professional training, we offer a range of opportunities to help your business grow. Highlights of […]

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Cardiff Met named as top university in Wales in this year’s People and Planet Green League 2016

Cardiff Metropolitan University are celebrating being named the top university in Wales in this year’s People and Planet League 2016 and placing fourth out of 150 universities in the UK. They have risen from second in Wales and 19th in the UK in the League, which ranks UK universities on their environmental and social justice performance. Hannah […]

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Carwyn Jones announces new Living Wage rate for Wales

The new Living Wage rate for the UK has been announced today, with First Minister Carwyn Jones launching the rate in Wales at Cardiff Castle. The real Living Wage has been set at £8.45 per hour. The rate is independently calculated based on what people need to meet their basic everyday needs. This is an […]