Sustainability Association

IT’S TIME FOR SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING

The Sustainability Association is looking for leaders who want to drive sustainable change to new levels in their manufacturing organisations.

This is no small feat. The sustainability field is complex and fraught with uncertainty. And the rate of change is accelerating. Organisational resistance to change can be significant and presenting a convincing case to the board can feel daunting.

That’s why we’ve started the Sustainability Association.

In collaboration with world-leading researchers in the field and talented peers from different industries, the Sustainability Association provides member companies with the right knowledge, right expertise and right network to accelerate sustainable change in their organisation.

WHY JOIN?

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Sustainability Association Collaborate
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Network

Set challenges

Understand

Collaborate

Learn

with manufacturing experts from industry and academia who share a collective drive and are making sustainability a reality in their organisations.

to the Sustainability Association for them to work on throughout the year to better understand and solve collective problems that you and your peers identify.

the impact emerging sustainability thinking could have on your organisation (including net zero, circular economy and resilience), prioritising what you need to do and by when.

with University of Cambridge academics, commissioning new research projects in areas of mutual interest.

about exciting new sustainability technology and solutions from ground-breaking start-ups and research groups.

WHY JOIN?

Sustainability Association Networking

Network

with manufacturing experts from industry and academia who share a collective drive and are making sustainability a reality in their organisations.

Sustainability Association Set Challenges

Set challenges

to the Sustainability Association for them to work on throughout the year to better understand and solve collective problems that you and your peers identify.

Clarification of development

Understand

the impact emerging sustainability thinking could have on your organisation (including net zero, circular economy and resilience), prioritising what you need to do and by when.

Sustainability Association Collaborate

Collaborate

with University of Cambridge academics, commissioning new research projects in areas of mutual interest.

Sustainability Association_Learn

Learn

about exciting new sustainability technology and solutions from ground-breaking start-ups and research groups.

MEMBER EVENTS

Membership enables two people from a member organisation to join four events each year (online and in-person in Cambridge). The events include expert speakers, workshops, presentations from start-ups and networking sessions. Events coming up include:

14 July 2021

Webinar: Emerging stronger: Accelerating sustainable manufacturing post COVID-19 – There are many challenges facing organisations in relation to sustainability, this webinar will give you a sense of where to start or what to tackle next when there is so much to do.

17 & 18 November 2021 – 14.00 – The emerging role of digital activity to transform the sustainability journey

Hybrid meeting – Cambridge/Online

Workshop: Selection of focus themes for the Sustainability Association in 2022.

Spring 2022 – Topic and workshop TBC

Stephen Evans

“The Sustainability Association is a fantastic way for us to increase the impact of industrially proven tools that can make a difference in member companies straight away. We are excited about supporting members in accelerating the pace of change in their organisations, as well as hearing about challenges they are facing so we can focus our research in areas which will lead to the development of new solutions and insights.”

Professor Steve Evans, Director of Research in Industrial Sustainability, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

Stephen Evans

“The Sustainability Association is a fantastic way for us to increase the impact of industrially proven tools that can make a difference in member companies straight away. We are excited about supporting members in accelerating the pace of change in their organisations, as well as hearing about challenges they are facing so we can focus our research in areas which will lead to the development of new solutions and insights.”

Professor Steve Evans, Director of Research in Industrial Sustainability, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

MEMBER BENEFITS

Build a supportive network
Sustainability Association Set Challenges
Clarification of development
Sustainability Association Collaborate
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Build

Discover

Avoid

Navigate

Stay

a supportive network of peers with similar challenges to you, giving you a sounding board for ideas and opportunities.

how others are dealing with challenges of net zero, circularity, disruption, resilience and more, hearing about solutions that work in practice.

making mistakes that
others have made.

your options more effectively by making smarter decisions with more evidence and less risk.

abreast of emerging thinking, which will become increasingly pertinent in board level discussions in the future.

MEMBER BENEFITS

Sustainability Association Set Challenges

Build

a supportive network of peers with similar challenges to you, giving you a sounding board for ideas and opportunities.

Sustainability Association Set Challenges

Discover

how others are dealing with challenges of net zero, circularity, disruption, resilience and more, hearing about solutions that work in practice.

Consultancy services

Avoid

making mistakes that
others have made.

Sustainability Association Collaborate

Navigate

your options more effectively by making smarter decisions with more evidence and less risk.

Sustainability Association_Learn

Stay

abreast of emerging thinking, which will become increasingly pertinent in board level discussions in the future.

BECOME A MEMBER

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Sustainability Association, contact us for more information.