Turning the Climate Change Challenge into an Opportunity; the Mayday Summit Is a Chance to Find out What Leading Companies Are Doing to Ensure Their Sustainability, Writes Tracy Rees, Head of Policy at Business in the Community

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The recent dramatic worldwide events in Japan and Australia have provided us with a strong reminder of the truly powerful force of nature.

For me, it also brought a telling insight into the potentially devastating impact that climate change could have on our planet and brought to life some of the critical issues surrounding future energy security.

The good news is that many businesses are acting now and turning this challenge into an opportunity, not only to improve their environmental impact but to make a positive impact on their bottom line.

The Mayday Network was set up so that businesses could share their stories of innovation and success and how they have overcome challenges. We are delighted that this network is still growing and has attracted another 90 members in Wales this year.

Thanks to ongoing support from the Assembly Government and the Energy Savings Trust, and backing from leading private businesses including Principality, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and UPM Shotton, our free Mayday Summit will return this spring.

Held during Sustainability Week, the events will focus attention on what businesses can do now to address climate change and resource efficiency by sharing the successes as well as the collective challenges. …