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Greater Manchester faces major environmental challenges that threaten the health and prosperity of the region. Action is being taken to mitigate the impact of climate change through a 5-year environment plan to achieve net zero by 2038. Full details of the plan can be found here.

With business activity accounting for roughly a third of the region’s carbon emissions, we will only achieve this goal if policymakers work together with businesses to achieve this.

Green Economy has been working with local business owners to help them to decarbonise their businesses, whilst growing green technologies and services firms to ensure we are able to meet increased demand. Together we have achieved:

  • 2.2 bn tonnes C02e reduction
  • £500 million saved in energy, material and waste costs
  • £11m sales increased for local green tech firms

If you need to consider your net zero strategy or would like to support to seize the opportunity this transition presents, Green Economy is here to support you.

How can we support your business?

Decarbonising your business

From 121 support and access to funding, right through to online resources to do it yourself, we offer a range of services to help you understand your carbon footprint, implement meaningful solutions to reduce it, and reap the benefits of a sustainable business.

As a Bee Net Zero partner, we’re proud to provide fully-funded support to organisations across Greater Manchester via the GM Business Growth Hub, where you can access a range of services at no cost to your business. 

Services include

  • Support, advice and funding
  • Net zero training
  • Carbon footprinting
  • Tools and resources
  • Access to local partners

Is your business eligible for fully funded support to cut carbon and reduce costs? 

If your organisation is based in Bury, Bolton, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford or Wigan you may be eligible for fully funded support through our programme with GM Business Growth Hub. 

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Seize local net zero opportunities

Greater Manchester has committed to delivering net zero by 2038 and there are multiple local opportunities for installers and providers of green technologies to develop including domestic and commercial retrofit projects, transport and infrastructure, green construction and renewable energy generation.

Green Economy plays a key role in strengthening the green technologies and services supply chain by stimulating demand within businesses that need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and advocating for the sector on commercial and public sector initiatives to achieve net zero. By joining our Marketplace, your business will be perfectly placed to seize these new opportunities as they arise, whilst working with our specialist advisors to grow your business to ensure sustained success.

Services include

  • Fully funded support from a green tech sector consultant, complete with a bespoke business health check and action plan.
  • Access to market intelligence, research and competitor analysis to help you scale and grow
  • A free, searchable profile on our Marketplace to showcase your products and services.
  • Access exclusive sales opportunities - in addition to direct Marketplace enquiries, we work with business partners to curate commercial projects for our members to access.
  • Networking, collaboration and learning opportunities

Find out more about Green Economy's fully funded services for organisations operating in the green technologies and services sector in Greater Manchester. 

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This project is part funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus