Ours To Protect with John Morley (EP 44)

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Ours to Protect is a unique and exciting audio project – a collaboration of local and regional broadcasters from across the country who have come together to tackle climate change, champion climate action, and inform and educate audiences all over Ireland about how they can make a difference.

Today on ‘Ours To Protect’ John Morley talks to Ria Kearney, Managing Director of Anthesis Ireland about how they help in a consultancy capacity to make businesses more sustainable. 

Did you know…

  • Anthesis Ireland advises businesses on how to improve their environmental performance and become more sustainable. This can involve areas like waste management, energy efficiency, and reducing their carbon footprint.
  • They also use digital tools and technology to help businesses implement sustainable practices. This might involve creating sustainability dashboards or using data analytics to track progress.
  • They help businesses integrate sustainability into their overall purpose and strategy. This can involve helping them develop a sustainability vision and mission statement and aligning their operations with those goals.

Why is it important for businesses to become more sustainable?

  • Irish consumers are increasingly looking to support businesses that are environmentally friendly. Studies show a significant portion of people prioritize sustainability when making purchasing decisions.
  • Sustainability can also lead to cost savings for businesses. By reducing waste, using energy more efficiently, and implementing renewable energy sources, businesses can lower their operational costs.
  • Governments around the world, including Ireland, are implementing stricter regulations to address climate change and environmental concerns. By becoming more sustainable, Irish businesses can avoid potential fines or legal issues down the line.

What can I do help push businesses become more sustainable?

  • Favour sustainable products and services whenever possible. Look for certifications like Fairtrade or organic to identify these options.
  • Show your preference by patronizing businesses that prioritize sustainability.
  • Share content from businesses with strong sustainability practices. Use social media to encourage businesses you follow to consider a more sustainable approach.

Here’s a few websites if you want to know more!

https://www.anthesisgroup.com/ –  Anthesis Group

https://www.thinkbusiness.ie/topics/environmental-social-governance/ – Bank of Ireland Think Business’ Environmental, Social and Governance Page

https://www.climatetoolkit4business.gov.ie/ – Climate Toolkit 4 Business

For more info go over to galwaybayfm.ie, click on Our to Protect image on home page. You could try out the  ‘Ecological Footprint’ calculator and you can take a quick survey.

‘Ours To Protect’ brought to you by Galway Bay fm, the IBI and funded by Coimisiún na Meán with the television licence fee – check out ‘ours to protect.ie for more info.

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Galway Talks with John Morley

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