Typical questions we’ll answer:
What is our carbon footprint? How can we reduce it without reducing sales?
What are the negative impact and associated risks?
We want to do more but where do we start?
How can we collect data without spending hours on additional work?
How much do our customers benefit the local communities they visit?
Where and When?
Here’s a selection of our favourite workshops:
Coffee and Croissants (1-2 hours) - Breakfast session. Start the day learning how sustainability, data and product innovation go hand in hand.
Beanbags and Beers - A relaxed afternoon understanding how purpose, planet and profit are interlinked for travel companies.
The Action Plan (x4 two-hour sessions) - Over the course of a month. With follow-ups and targets to achieve immediate results.
We’re based in London but can recreate these sessions over Zoom. And happy to travel and meet responsibly.
Frequently asked Questions
What is the most popular workshop?
We tailor every workshop for each business and the opportunity in front of them. However, most businesses buy into our modern data-led approach to sustainability and how it can benefit them. Here’s a sample workshop outline:
Turning sustainability into a KPI
1) Sustainability = Efficiency, by making your supply chain more efficient you save costs, improve stakeholder relationships and become more sustainable.
2) Collecting Supply Chain data is easy: how to make a start. How big businesses are using it to their advantage.
3) Hurdles in your business and what the competition is doing (open floor).
4) Product Innovation and Sustainability: making change and moving the arrow.
Who is eligible to join or partner with Ecollective?
We take in businesses of all shapes and sizes. To be eligible you have to agree to abide by our ethos:
"Year on year, it is our duty to improve the positive influence our businesses can have on local communities and the environment."
It’s not about wagging our finger saying this is bad or wrong, it’s about trying to be better year on year while growing your business.
We do not have a sustainable team or a CSR manager, can we join?
Yes, at ecollective we frequently work with businesses who are too small to have a fulltime sustainability team. We just need a main point of contact in your team to help. We want to make sustainability part of your DNA, so we’d need to keep senior management in the loop, as well.
You decide how much time to give towards our partnership. Because we have all the time, experience and manpower to get the job done.
Who comes to the workshops?
As many people as possible is the short answer. If you aren't doing much at the moment, we recommend our workshops for founders, directors and senior managers. Our methods have a positive impact on the whole business and have to get buy-in from the top to be a long-term success.
For organisations that already have a sustainable mission statement, we work primarily with product and operations teams. We show the power of small data-driven sustainable changes to their product and ultimately their profitability.
We often get requests from marketing teams too, but these workshops work a little differently. Our method benefits marketing teams as a side effect, not as the primary goal. Workshops in the past have varied from 2 to 50 people.
We are a start-up, budgets are tight, can we come to an arrangement?
Absolutely, we love startups, the chance to instil our processes at the beginning saves additional work down the line and will make your product stand out.
Can you do an online workshop?
Yes, As much as we'd love to meet you all in person, if it's safer we can do our workshops online via video call.