The Journey to Net Zero
Back by popular demand, we are delighted to once again be hosting an Amber event at our HQ.
The night will be centered around Net Zero, a much-used buzz phrase in the current climate. But we’re going to take a look at what it really means, with special guests sharing their experience and expertise.
We welcome you to join us for what promises to be an informal but insightful evening.
We hope this event will inspire those who may be wanting to start their journey to Net Zero, or who might already be on path, and are wanting to know about what their next steps should be. Either way, if you have an interest in creating a more sustainable world, then this event is for you.
We hope it will provide the perfect opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and make new connections within the industry.
What can you expect?
The event will take place at our HQ on the 8th Floor of One Central Square, located next to Cardiff Central Train station – it's worth attending just for the views.
Arrival will be from 6pm, with our first keynote starting at 7pm.
There will be the opportunity for networking throughout the evening and either side of the keynotes.
Drinks and nibbles will be provided.
Due to the convenient location of our HQ, we would encourage you to travel via public transport.
Wil Hocking – Net Zero Consultant
What does your journey to Net Zero look like
- Where to begin
- Understand where you are
- How to get started
- Measuring improvements
Wil has over 18 years’ experience across mechanical engineering and Net Zero consulting. Known in the industry as an innovator, with multiple international patents to his name, Wil employs creative solutions skills to tackle climate change. His clients benefit from his passion for developing strategies and solutions to meet targets in a commercially sustainable way. Wil holds a Sustainability in Leadership qualification from Cambridge University and consults for a wide array of clients across Europe and Internationally.
Gareth Banks – Head of Sustainability at Orangebox
Orangebox and their journey to Net Zero
- Overview of Orangebox and their sustainability goals
- What they journey to Net Zero looks like
- What they've done so far
- What they still have to do
Starting his career with a 1st class honours degree in Industrial Design from Brunel University, Gareth now has over 25 years of design experience, encompassing both in-house & consultancy roles. During this time he’s been the design lead on multiple new product developments for Orangebox and has always been a passionate advocate for environmentally led design. He’s recently accepted a new role as Head of Sustainability where his aim is to encourage Orangebox, its customers, distributors & suppliers alike to adopt a truly holistic approach to product life-cycles as we all adapt towards a more Circular Economy.
AJ Walker – Commercial Director at Amber
What the country needs to do to allow Net Zero to happen
- Can we really achieve Net Zero as a country by 2050?
- What do we need to do to get there?
AJ leads Amber's Net Zero and Commercial teams to deliver holistic solutions, bringing the necessary climate ambition balanced with a need for financial sustainability for all. He has spent 15 years working for and with some of the most recognisable brands in Europe, covering a diverse span of business functions. He is known for creating connections, spotting patterns, and helping people take braver decisions with confidence. The insights are delivered by talented people; so, a key focus is enabling the growth of individuals in the team for the widest possible benefit. AJ has a passion for renewable energy generation, and he particularly enjoys developing projects which result in our clients using clean and green energy which is generated locally.
We will also be joined by Ecologi, a fellow Certified B Corporation. Ecologi was created so people like you can actually take on the climate crisis.
They'll be on hand throughout the event to talk to you about what opportunities we have to make an impact!