Archive for the ‘Economy’ Category

Introducing: Living Wage Friendly Funders

Friendly Funders Cynnal Cymru- Sustain Wales have been the Living Wage Accreditation body in Wales since 2016. The Living Wage Foundation works to improve pay conditions across all sectors but has recognised particular problems within the Charity sector and has created an Action Plan to combat this. The Friendly Funders Scheme works in accordance with […]

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How United Purpose is leading the way in community-led and grassroots innovations

This September we are delighted to be holding our fifth Green Drinks networking event in partnership with Cynnal Cymru member, United Purpose. This unique evening event will be held on 27 September in United Purpose’s headquarters in Cardiff from 17:30 to 19:30pm. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear about their work first-hand as well as […]

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Top Tips for creating an Award-winning entry for the new Sustainable Academy Awards

With only a few weeks left to apply for the Sustainable Academy 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 at least one of […]

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Welsh civil society launch open government manifesto

Guest blog from Jess Blair from the Electoral Reform Society, as part of the Open Government Network in Wales, led by ERS Cymru, WCVA and Cynnal Cymru.   If you could get Welsh Government to do one thing to be more transparent or engaging, what would it be? Especially if you knew the government had […]

Car Futures Wales – The Road Ahead

This week the UK Government has launched its Road To Zero Strategy  which gives a clear indicator that ultra low emission and electric vehicles are the future for the UK. The Welsh Government has also launched consultation on Achieving Our Low Carbon Pathway to 2030 In February 2018, we held the Car Futures Wales conference with […]

Welsh Government Consultation on petroleum extraction policy in Wales

A Welsh Government consultation on Petroleum Extraction Policy in Wales has been launched. The consultation runs until the 25th of September and Welsh Government wants to know your views on the proposal. “Following the Wales Act 2017 Welsh Ministers will take over responsibility for licensing onshore petroleum extraction from the UK Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) on […]

Green Fleet Cymru – Event Report

Rhodri Thomas, Sustainability Consultant for Cynnal Cymru, shares his views on what he learnt at the Green Fleet Cymru event at Cardiff City Stadium on the 21st June. Read the views of industry experts, UK and Welsh government officials and Rhodri’s startling conclusion! On the 21st June I attended a very interesting event at the […]

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New awards put Welsh sustainability on a world-class stage – Sustainable Academy Awards launched

A new awards ceremony aimed at the sustainability and green energy sectors has been announced today.  The Sustainable Academy Awards will take place on 29 November in the iconic and low-carbon Principality Stadium in Cardiff and are a collaboration between Cynnal Cymru and RenewableUK Cymru. The event builds on the success of the Wales Green […]

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Cardiff promotes sustainability during Volvo Ocean Race

With less than a week to go until the world’s toughest and most prestigious sailing series arrives in the Welsh capital, Cardiff demonstrates its sustainability credentials ahead of the environmentally-focused event. Photo by Brian Carlin/Volvo Ocean Race. 09 January, 2018. Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, day 8 on board Turn the Tide on Plastic. Carrying […]

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22 May | Consultation Event for Businesses on Cardiff Council’s Transport and Clean Air Green Paper

Changing How We Move Around A Growing City Cardiff Council’s green paper on transport and clean air proposes a number of radical solutions to the growing challenges of air quality and traffic congestion. Within the green paper there are a number of ideas which will have a direct and important impact on businesses in the […]