Earlier in May we held our annual Insight Seminar in central London, where we were joined by representatives from a wide range of sectors to discuss the theme of ‘bringing sustainability and wellness to life’.
Our speakers came together at the Museum of London to share insight on practical ideas and techniques for engaging and motivating people. To kick the event off, our live poll revealed that 32% of the attendees thought that reducing plastic use was their biggest corporate target. Not surprising considering 2018’s ‘plastics moment’!
Our keynote speaker, Claire Igoe from Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust did a terrific job of setting the scene and her enthusiasm and drive to make a difference at the trust certainly came across. As one of our most recent organisations to introduce a Jump engagement programme, she shared how their Green Rewards programme has helped them ‘green healthcare in Manchester’.
We hosted two panel sessions around engagement strategies for driving sustainable behaviour change as well as live case studies. The first panel covered ‘communicating the sustainability message’ with speakers from Emerald, William Joseph and the University of Bristol. The second session explored ‘building a motivated community’ with the University of Chichester, Mace Group, Barclays and the London Borough of Camden sharing their insight.
After some eager Q&As including our favourite query from the audience “which is more sustainable for drying your hands, paper towels or electric hand dryers?”, we moved on upstairs for drinks, nibbles and of course – some networking!
The event was a huge success, so thank you to everyone who joined us on the day – we look forward to our next one!