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Yorkshire Sustainability Festival: 10th – 21st June 2024

Giving Yorkshire’s green community the platform it deserves.

Join us for the biggest gathering of sustainability in the north of England for the second year in a row. Back for 2024, the Yorkshire Sustainability 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. Our aim is to strengthen, inspire and expand our sustainable business community across the region.

Yorkshire Sustainability Festival encompasses 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 across a wide range of events and locations.

Events will take place across Yorkshire; in Bradford, Hull, Sheffield and York, with a two day sustainability conference in Leeds this summer.

Why attend?

We believe in the power of business to drive change, and you can be part of it. Whether you’re a seasoned sustainability expert or just starting out, this festival of events is for anyone who wants to collaborate with experts in the field and learn more about initiatives that are already happening across Yorkshire and the UK.

From round-table discussions, hearing from keynote speakers and exciting networking opportunities, it’s a must attend event for your calendar.

2024 Keynote Speakers

Kevin McLoud - Keynote Speaker

Kevin McCloud

Designer, Writer, TV Presenter


Mary Portas OBE

Businesswoman, Broadcaster, Author & Activist

2024 Speakers

David Loseby

Professor, Leeds University Business School

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Helen Neave

Founding Director, Make it Wild

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Tim Frenneaux

Tim Frenneaux

Radical, Tim Frenneaux & Co

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Pam Warhurst

Incredible Edible CIC

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Sponsorship opportunities 

Partnering with us can help you reach your sustainability goals.

Build out your audience, increase your brand exposure and reach businesses across Yorkshire interested in becoming more sustainable. We have a range of sponsorship opportunities designed to maximise your reach across our key channels, including attendees of Yorkshire Sustainability Festival. Our experienced team understand the importance of aligning marketing opportunities with sales leads so we’ve identified the very best sponsorship packages across our festival of events which can be tailored specifically to your business requirements.

2023 Keynote Speakers

Mike Berners-Lee

Mike Berners-Lee

Professor, Lancaster University's Environment Centre

Jordan Brompton

Jordan Brompton

Co-Founder & CMO, myenergi

John Elkington

John Elkington

Founder & Chief Pollinator, Volans Ventures

Jo Fairley

Jo Fairley

Serial Entrepreneur & Co-Founder, Green & Black's

Wayne Visser

Wayne Visser

Director, Kaleidoscope Futures Lab. Ltd

Yetunde Abdul

Yetunde Abdul

Head of Climate Action, UK Green Building Council (UKGBC)

Dr Alan James

Dr Alan James

Partner, Expert Alliance

Clover Hogan

Clover Hogan

Executive Director & Founder, Force of Nature

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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

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“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

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