December at Future Leap with Katherine Piper

Dear Future Leap Community, 

As we approach the end of the year and with COP28 having just concluded, it feels timely to reflect on our collective efforts toward sustainability. Despite some progress made at COP28, the urgency for swifter action is evident. As a business community, it becomes increasingly apparent that we need to do all we can to accelerate towards a green and just economy. At Future Leap, we’re committed to accelerating change, and our upcoming Festival of Sustainable Business 2024 is a testament to this commitment. 

The Festival, spanning three dates throughout the year with an anticipated 1500 attendees, is set to be an invaluable opportunity for learning, networking, and collaboration. We’re hugely grateful to our sponsors— Bristol City LeapAlbert GoodmanBevan BrittanJump, and lawlight—for their support. Their contributions make this event possible, and we thank them wholeheartedly. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please get in touch at – additional sponsorship opportunities are available. 

Highlights from Last Month: 

We facilitated three wonderful events where we welcomed expert speakers in sustainability, SEO, AI and communications… Many thanks to Forest Green RoversAdmire PR, UK Digital MarketingShake and SpeareThe DiscourseRin Hamburgh and Co. and others for their support and expertise.  

Our Events Management Team delivered the Bristol City Leap Supply Chain event where we welcomed over 110 delegates from the building trades to better understand decarbonisation plans for the city and how they could play a pivotal role 

We recorded our second podcast, where we discussed ‘A Just Transition’ and shared insights on carbon reduction, community involvement, and the Bright Green Future programme.  

We completed the 8-week organisational sustainability course, delivered in partnership with YTKO.

And I won a Speaker Award (2nd runner up) from Women in Business.  

Upcoming in 2024:

New Year’s Co-Working Offer: Kickstart the year with productivity! Our special co-working offer for January provides a 15% discount on our spaces, equipped with high-speed internet and a vibrant community atmosphere.  

January Venue Offer: Planning an event in January? Take advantage of our exclusive 20% discount on versatile event venues. Whether it’s a corporate gathering or celebration, our meeting spaces cater to your needs.  

2024 Kick Off Event: Save the date for our highly anticipated kick-off event for 2024, Celebrating Sustainability, Good News and Wellbeing’ on 16th Jan, where we are delighted to be welcoming keynote speaker, Mike Barry.  

Wildlife Gallery Opening: Embracing art and conservation, our Wildlife Gallery’s Grand Opening is scheduled for 25th Jan with keynote speaker, Doug Allan.

Hope to see a lot of you at our Network Social this evening but if not have a wonderful festive break and I look forward to catching up in 2024.  

Thank you for being part of our journey toward a more sustainable future. Your support and participation are instrumental in driving meaningful change. 

Warm regards, 

Katherine Piper

Director of Partnerships and Sustainability

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