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Paying A Real Living Wage Could Boost Cardiff’s Economy by Millions    

Currently 24% of employees in Cardiff earn below the real Living Wage – approximately 140,000 people. The real Living Wage is calculated according to what people need to make ends meet. The rate is currently £8.75 outside London, compared to the UK minimum wage of £7.83. In a new report commissioned by the Living Wage […]

Low Carbon Architecture and Design Summer School Success

This summer Cynnal Cymru held its third Low Carbon Architecture and Design Summer School welcoming students of Architecture, Interior Design and Visual Communication from the North China University of China for a low carbon learning experience and cultural exchange. The annual summer school combines lectures and academic visits with opportunities to explore the cities of Cardiff […]

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 […]

Developing a sustainable transport approach for Cardiff

We have been very pleased to have been of service to Cardiff Council this year and have learned a great deal from the work, helping us to hone our skills and broaden our knowledge. In February we facilitated a workshop for stakeholders of the Council’s transport team. They needed to consult with city centre businesses […]

Rhodri Thomas on why “I’m not buying it” is a statement of power

We live in a circular system. When we throw something away, it comes right back at us. There is no “away.” Right now, thanks largely to the BBC and the one scientist that everyone listens to – David Attenborough – the world wants to do something about plastic. The focus is on cleaning up what’s […]

Ballet Cymru

Networking Lunch with Ballet Cymru

Cynnal Cymru’s monthly networking lunches have recently taken on a new form. Each month we will be partnering up with one of our members to co-host an exciting networking lunch in a different venue and location. This is a great opportunity to showcase a variety of organisations as well as an opportunity for you to […]

Cardiff Council - Transport Green Paper

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 […]

Welsh Government, Living Wage Foundation and TISCreport forge alliance to tackle In-Work Poverty in Wales, and the UK

Welsh Government, the Living Wage Foundation and TISCreport – the world’s only transparency in supply chains register already monitoring compliance with the Modern Slavery Act – have joined forces to publish which companies have been accredited as Living Wage Employers. Says Stephen Chapman, Anti-Slavery Partnership Coordinator for Welsh Government: “The Wales Anti-Slavery Leadership Group is determined to […]

Coworking, Collaboration and Community

Cynnal Cymru works with a wide range of organisations from across Wales to help support and promote their sustainable initiatives. This month we feature two of our members who have developed innovative business models providing flexible coworking spaces for a growing community of freelancers and self employed.   The Sustainable Studio – Cardiff The Sustainable […]

Senedd Building Cardiff Bay

Consultation: Creating a Parliament for Wales

The Assembly Commission is launching a public consultation on the scope of the potential electoral, organisational and internal reforms which the Wales Act 2017 makes possible. They want to hear your views on these potential changes. To view the consultation, and the different ways you can let them know what you think about the potential reforms, please […]