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Urbano ZeroCarbon

Urbano is committed to helping its members find new valuable connections and business opportunities whilst facing up to the real challenges of climate change. Our Zero Carbon Community hosts regular events and features the latest thinking and science around achieving Net Zero Carbon alongside our invited speakers' own specialisms and experience.

As Build is our biggest community and the largest part of the UK economy, most events feature and connect companies in those sectors, but we also encourage and welcome those from other communities, including Tech, Finance, People & Create-Media as achieving Net Zero Carbon commitments means cross-company and sector collaboration.

Urbano also challenges our members to adopt changes more deeply and more quickly than those the current legislation demands. No company is doing enough and we all need to reduce our own impact on the planet through our day-to-day activities and those along our supply chains. This is why we as a network adhere to the following pledges:

  • Urbano is committed to always using compostable or recyclable products: from the laminate on our business cards and Venue Collection handbook to the lanyards we use at events; from using vegetable ink and recycled paper for our handouts then composting the used sheets and any abandoned business cards
  • We have owned and used an electric car since August, 2020 and try to use railfor all other journeys
  • To encourage our venues to use their most local suppliers where possible (for refreshments) and reduce the amount of meat in our event menus
  • To embrace the use of online networking and meeting alternatives as viable low carbon options whilst recognising the value of face-to-face contacts
  • To make our events and membership affordable to all companies and individuals so we can share information and expertise along supply chains and across sectors.


You can watch videos of Urbano Zero Carbon Community speaker events by clicking on the images below.  You can also listen to these events as podcasts by searching 'Urbano Network' on your podcast feed, or click here: Urbano Network Podcast

BUILD & UWACTE NETWORKING ROUND TABLE (ONLINE)

THURSDAY JANUARY 20TH | 09:30 - 11:00

In 2022, Urbano celebrates its 11th year as a community which actively connects companies across all sectors, especially those in the ACTE sectors, to meet, learn, and grow.

For this event, we will welcome companies within our Urbano Build & UWACTE (Urbano Women in Architecture, Construction, Technology and Engineering) communities. Urbano's Connector-In-Chief Mark Herring will use information on each attendee to find shared interests, uncover potentially valuable new connections, and stimulate a lively 90 minutes of discussion.

FREE FOR REPRESENTATIVES OF URBANO MEMBER COMPANIES.

DETAILS & BOOKING: BUILD & UWACTE NETWORKING ROUND TABLE

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URBANO BUSINESS NETWORKING BREAKFAST IN KINGS CROSS LONDON

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 26TH | 09:30 - 11:00

Urbano Network first live event in 2022 is a business networking breakfast hosted at Dishoom King's Cross now to be held on Wednesday January 26th at 9.30am.        


Like all our events, you will meet a great range of companies, drawn from across our business communities: Build, Finance, Media, Host, People, & Tech, all looking forward to making new business connections in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

For this event, Urbano Members can book up to three places. Non-members can book a maximum of two places, subject to our usual restrictions.

DETAILS & BOOKING: NETWORKING BREAKFAST IN KINGS CROSS

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URBANO ENGAGE EVENT with RIFT Research & Development (ONLINE)

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 10TH  |  09:30 - 11:00

Sustainability, Renewables & Cleantech - Claiming Tax Relief on Zero Carbon Investments

For this event we are partnering with Urbano Build & UWACTE Supporters RIFT R&D Tax Credits to examine how companies in construction and other sectors can use tax credits to recoup expenditure through the R&D Tax Credit Scheme.

On hand to guide us and answer your questions will be Sarah Collins, who is the Technical MD at RIFT R&D and a specialist in R&D tax claims in the construction and related sectors. 

FREE FOR ALL COMPANIES

DETAILS & BOOKING: CLAIMING TAX RELIEF ON ZERO CARBON INVESTMENTS

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MIPIM NETWORKING RECEPTION @ CHURCH HOUSE WESTMINSTER, LONDON

THURSDAY MARCH 17TH  | 18.00 -20.30

Around this time, many Urbano member companies will be planning their participation at MIPIM - the international property event - which takes place in March. Due to different factors, many companies have already chosen either not to take a team over to France or with much reduced representation.

Sponsored by Stewart Title - a leading provider of title insurance and real estate services for the commercial and residential sectors - this event will provide great networking and hospitality courtesy of  Urbano and the team at Church House Westminster.

For this event, Urbano Members can book up to three places. Non-members can book a maximum of two places, subject to our usual restrictions. 

DETAILS & BOOKING: URBANO MIPIM NETWORKING RECEPTION


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Next Events

  1. Urbano Event - Sustainability, renewables & cleantech – Claiming tax relief on zero carbon investments

    Thursday February 10th, 9:30am

    Claiming tax relief on your zero carbon, renewable and green tech related investments with Rift R&D Tax.

    Read more > Urbano Engage (B)
  2. Professional Indemnity Insurance – an examination of 2022 for those in the ACTE sectors and beyond

    Thursday February 24th, 9:30am

    Professional Indemnity Insurance – an examination of the issues and prospects around the current and future market for those in the ACTE sectors and beyond - webinar.

    Read more > Lockton

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