Festival of Sustainable Business Conference 2024

14th March | 8:00am - 4:15pm | The Bristol Hotel (and Online), BS1 4QF

Check out full details on the festival website.


Join Future Leap as we unite businesses in a day filled with discovery, innovation and collaboration. Across four dynamic seminars, we’ll explore actionable strategies for businesses to champion sustainability, fostering education, knowledge-sharing, and the evolution of better practices.

Our seminars  (sponsored by Albert Goodman, The Discourse, Bevan Brittan and Bristol City Leap) cover a diverse array of topics, from redefining transport to pioneering innovations in the built environment, sustainable business practices, ESG initiatives, and invaluable tips for communications and marketing. Be ready to hear from esteemed industry leaders and local trailblazers who will share their insights. 

In between sessions, enjoy networking opportunities in our buzzy networking space (sponsored by char.gy) or make use of our breakout space for smaller meetings and checking emails. Alternatively, we provide a wellbeing room for quiet space with wellbeing activities running throughout the day. There will be sustainably sourced catering including breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

The urgency of climate and ecological crises emphasized in recent IPCC reports serves as a clarion call for collective action. This conference serves as a rallying point, inviting us all to amplify our efforts and drive sustainability forward.

The conference provides the platform and space for organisations and individuals to make vital connections, enabling collaboration under a common goal – to progress sustainability. Come and network with inspiring organisations, learn from engaging experts and get motivated to progress your sustainability journey.

We strive to ensure inclusivity and accessibility for all. Reach out to us for any accommodations you may require to enhance your experience at the event.

This event is kindly sponsored by Bevan Brittan, Bristol City Leap, Rin Hamburgh & Co, The Discourse, char.gy and Albert Goodman. 

Full details on the festival website.



8am – 8:30am – Networking and Breakfast 

8:30am – 10am – Welcome and Seminar 1 – B In The Know: The Routes and Benefits to Becoming a B Corp

10am – 10:30am – Networking, Refreshments, Break 

10:30am – 12pm – Seminar 2 – Leading Change: Brand Activism, Communications and Business

12pm – 12:45pm – Networking, Lunch, Break 

12:45pm – 2:15pm – Welcome Back and Seminar 3 – The EV Charging Infrastructure Revolution

2:15pm – 2:45pm – Networking, Refreshments, Break 

2:45pm – 4:15pm – Seminar 4 – Built Environment and Decarbonisation


We are welcoming some incredible speakers including:

  • Doug Allan, Freelance Wildlife and Documentary Cameraman
  • Annie Olivier, Head of Growth, B Lab UK
  • Katharine Marshall, Area Sales and Delivery Manager, Tesla
  • Steph Housty, Marketing & Sustainability Manager, Ecosurety
  • Ian McKee, Head of Communications, Good Energy
  • Joss Ford, Founder, Enviral
  • Kyrby Brown, Access Coordinator, WECIL
  • Robbie Gillett, Adfree Cities Director and Badvertising Campaign Manager
  • Ben Whitaker, Chief Technical Officer, Kerbo
  • James Sterling, Communications and Engagement Manager, Bristol City Leap
  • Sara Telahoun, Associate Director, 3ADAPT
  • And many more!

The conference is being held at:

  • The Bristol Hotel, Prince St, Bristol, BS1 4QF
  • And online

9Trees is the Festival of Sustainable Business 2024’s proud Biodiversity & Carbon Balancing Partner, ensuring that each attendee’s travel, food, drink & stay is balanced right here in the UK.


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