Archive for the ‘Economy’ Category

Only 1 Week to Apply for the Sustain Wales Awards!

With only one week left to apply for the Sustain Wales Awards, we’ve put together a few words of encouragement and advice from one of our judges, to help you create that Award-winning entry. As always we are looking for outstanding individuals, projects or initiatives that are helping to deliver the seven national goals of […]

Future CAR:DIFF | exploring a ‘citizen-centric’ approach to sustainable transport

Following on from our Future CAR:DIFF event held last week, Dr Katie Beverley, Senior Research Officer at PDR, summarises and reflects on the presentations, Q&A and discussions, a number of key themes emerged, as discussed below. I was delighted to be invited to attend and summarise Cynnal Cymru’s most recent event in a series that […]

A Smart Energy Future for Rural Areas

New paper from Smart Energy GB examines how smart technology is energising rural community energy projects across Great Britain Smart technology is helping rural communities harness renewable energy and benefit from energy that is cheaper, more efficient and more secure, according to a new report from Smart Energy GB and Arad Research. A smart energy future […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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; […]