Beyondly exhibits at edie24, the corporate sustainability event of the year. Here is our round-up!

Last month (March 2024), we were delighted to exhibit and sponsor a circular economy workshop at edie24; edie's flagship corporate sustainability event hosted in London. This is an annual event that brings together sustainability and business leaders to inspire them to achieve environmental and social transformations.

Our team had the pleasure of connecting with many passionate, like-minded people at our Beyondly stand, as well as attending inspiring talks from industry leaders; all uniting for the common goal of driving positive change to preserve and protect our planet.

As a business for good, it was opportune to be involved in this pioneering event during B Corp month where we were able to share our story, knowledge, and expertise with other businesses to help them become more confident about their environmental choices.

Here are just a few of our highlights from the two days:

  • We attended the thought-provoking opening session on ‘The science: Rising to the scale of climate change and The Politics: A new path for a sustainable future.’ This talk was chaired by the fabulous Lucy Siegle, with great speakers including Natalie Campbell from Belu and Chris Stark from the Climate Change Committee.

  • Our very own Christopher Smith gave a passionate talk on Circular Economy Strategies, which was chaired by Paula Chin from WWF.

  • Jon Khoo from Surfers Against Sewage hosted a brilliant session on collaboration and partnerships to achieve environmental and social change. The session had insights from Manchester Climate Change Agency, Beauty Kitchen UK Ltd and The Body Shop.

  • Ben Tolhurst from Business Declares chaired an insightful session on unleashing the power of purpose in your organisation. The session featured Charmian Love from Natura & Co.

  • We had the pleasure of meeting James Botton and Martin Turner from The Woodland Trust who were also exhibiting on the stand next to ours and look forward to collaborating with The Woodland Trust in the near future.

  • The two days ended with a super engaging session featuring the ultra-inspiring Wildlife TV Presenter and Conservationist Chris Packham!

Our Resource Efficiency Leader Chris Smith, shared his experiences and key takeaways from edie24:

“It was heartening to hear about so many businesses striving and finding ways to engage their business with a Circular Economy and embrace the philosophy that sustainability does not have to be a competitive arena. Particularly exciting was the level of motivation, data and confidence from businesses that understand how their business can be more circular and how to make decisions at a range of scales to implement change, measure it and celebrate.

From our time at edie24, and our work reducing friction in circularity from pilots with difficult materials to embedding circularity in contracts and supply relations; we see the pace of change increasing as industry and partners learn together. At Beyondly we know that engaging with a Circular Economy isn’t always clear or easy and our inspiration is the curiosity to understand industry systems, sharing experiences and finding the right data to make circular decisions.”

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