About Cynnal Coffee Club

About Cynnal Coffee Club

Cynnal Coffee Club is currently on pause as we prepare for our annual Sustain Wales Summit. We hope to resume the conversation soon.

Cynnal Coffee Club is an regular online conversation to share learning and explore positive actions we can take forward to ensure a more resilient and sustainable future.

Each week we will be inviting a guest host to set the scene, before inviting everyone to have their say on the challenges and opportunities they face now and in the future.

Join us every Thursday at 10am on Zoom (video conferencing), so bring a cup of your favourite brew and let’s see how together we can make a difference.

 

How you can join the discussion

To ensure the opportunity for everyone to have their say, we are keeping these events small and we will be encouraging participation from a range of different businesses and organisations.

If you would like to join the conversation or support our work in any way, please get in touch at coffee@cynnalcymru.com

 

Coming up:

30 April – Grasshopper Communications | Keeping the conversation going – digital engagement during COVID-19 and beyond

07 May – ActionCoach | Sustaining independent businesses that form the heart of our communities

14 May – ARUP |  Decarbonisation of the transport system

 

The conversation so far…

To date we have held four discussions with our members and wider network, to help get a sense of what different size organisations are experiencing as they adapt to the COVID-19 outbreak and to explore what actions we can take forward to ensure a sustainable future. So far, the conversations have been around the following themes:

On talking about sustainability or climate change:

– How and when do we talk about sustainability during this crisis?

– How working from home has opened up conversations about the positive effect of carbon reductions

 

On the positive learning we can build on:

– The benefits and challenges of digital working practices – including the opportunity to be more inclusive in how we provide our services

– The reduction in pollution, transport costs and travel time as a result of working from home and how we can shape the transition out of the current crisis

– The need to shift to a different economic model

 

On work/ life balance:

– What we can take forward to create a more positive work/life balance

 

On sustainable business:

– Mitigating the risk of losing small, independent businesses that form the heart of our communities

– Adapting and shortening the supply chain by tapping into local knowledge

– Building networks of mutual support and the benefits of more minds to help to develop and adapt more quickly

–  Business diversification and adapting to need

– How core values e.g. social values are helping businesses to adapt more quickly

 

On fair work:

– Support for people on reduced hours and pay – e.g. universal basic income

– Identifying those such as carers who fall between the gaps in terms of support

 

We’ll be collating the conversations to share more widely and will be developing some of the themes in more depth as part of our online Summit series (coming soon).