Giving Yorkshire’s green community the platform it deserves.
The festival of events will epitomise the importance of collaboration, sharing key learnings and recognising that every one of us, must start somewhere to make a difference to protect our planet.
YSW will stretch across all channels of sustainability, from those looking to create green pledges in business to the people on the ground making an impact and wanting to share their experiences.
Yorkshire Sustainability Week is designed to strengthen, inspire and expand our sustainable business community across the region.
We believe in the power of business to drive change. Back for its second year YSW is a series of events will take place across Yorkshire to increase our knowledge on how we, as business leaders, can drive the change you need to see in the sustainability sector.
The benefits of attending
- Network with like-minded individuals all committed to making a difference
- Gain insights and learn the initiatives to build a greener business
- Grow your entrepreneurial mind to the possibilities in sustainability for your business
- Be inspired by the trailblazers who have paved the way in sustainability
- Tackle hard hitting home truths on why we need to act now
- Make a pledge to do the right thing for our planet
In our first year, we had over 1,200 attendees all from the sustainability space and/or with a keen interest in going green. And for 2024 we want to go even bigger!
Whether you’re a seasoned sustainability expert or just starting out, this festival of events is for anyone who wants to hear from experts in the field and learn more about initiatives that are already happening across Yorkshire and the UK.
Our centrepiece of the week, Yorkshire Sustainability Conference, is a place where like-minded individuals come together to network with business leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators all committed to making a difference. We welcome everyone from the start-up community through to established businesses who want their voices heard on issues that matter.
We believe everybody has a part to play, come and join the green revolution!
At the University of Leeds our interdisciplinary research collaborations link our physical, technological, economic and social understanding of climate change and sustainability, creating solutions to address this global crisis. We are committed to embedding sustainability in everything we do, taking responsibility for our economic, cultural, social and environmental impacts. We are thrilled to be joint headline sponsors of Yorkshire Sustainability Week, and to help highlight the opportunities that embracing sustainability initiatives can bring.
Professor Nick Plant, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation at the University of Leeds, Headline Sponsor
“We are delighted that Yorkshire Sustainability Week is to be hosted in our city. We are one of the leading cities in the UK for taking climate action and are working hard towards becoming the first UK net zero city. The festival of events will help share this ambition while shining a light on the trailblazers of sustainable innovation from across Yorkshire, pathing the way for a brighter and greener future.”
Tom Riordan, chief executive of Leeds City Council