This past Saturday, I traveled to London to address the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) annual conference. Founded in 1974, FSB has more than 210,000 members across 33 regions and 230 branches, the largest organization representing the interests of small and medium businesses in the UK. ‘Small Business and the Environment’ was this year’s conference theme.
The focus of my presentation was “Going Green in the Connected Era,” something that every business (regardless of size) can embrace. I met with John Holbrow, FSB Environment Chairman, and we discussed how small businesses are making a difference. An FSB-commissioned report released earlier this year found that an overwhelming majority of small businesses (92 percent) are socially and environmentally responsible. Eighty-three percent are already engaged in waste minimization and recycling.
The good news is that we can all do a lot more to help ensure a cleaner future.
We can all commit to being carbon neutral, designing environmentally-responsible products and offering free recycling to consumers everywhere we do business. We can also partner with our customers and members of the ReGeneration – people of all ages who care about the environment.
Working together, we will make a world of difference!