Ulster Bank podcast series shines a light on entrepreneurs fighting climate change
Ulster Bank has teamed up with the popular podcast platform, Best of Belfast, to launch a new mini-series focusing on climate change.
‘The Climate of Change’ will feature local entrepreneurs who have adapted or started a climate positive business to propel Northern Ireland into a more sustainable future.
Hosted by Matthew Thompson of Best of Belfast, the five-part series aims to spotlight some of Northern Ireland’s top climate-focused business owners and is expected to go live in the run-up to World Day. the environment on June 5.
The podcast will also highlight how Ulster Bank provides global support to help these businesses grow and grow and to encourage other businesses to get involved in the climate sector. As the main banking partner of the next CoP26 summit, the NatWest group, which includes Ulster Bank, has made significant climate commitments and has pledged that at least 25% of the spaces in its accelerator program will be occupied by companies whose main offer supports sustainable environmental activities. .
During the series, Matthew will be joined by Christine Boyle, CEO of Senergy, who works at the forefront of revolutionary solar thermal technology. Christine explains how her company has revamped solar power in the commercial roofing industry and how this has the potential to transform the green credentials of homes and businesses around the world. Christine also highlights the large number of opportunities open to cleantech and renewable energy companies to develop new innovations as governments are under pressure to meet their climate goals.
Other episodes will feature Blayne Shaw of Lane 44 who created a line of sustainable razors, animal welfare advocate Dr Lucy Tallents and NI’s first energy consultant Stephen Dunn. The latest episode in the series brings together John Barry, Co-Chair of the Belfast Climate Commission, Clare McKeown, Head of Sustainability at Belfast City Council, and Lynsey Cunningham of Ulster Bank, to take a closer look at the climate sector at NI and discuss this more can be done.
John Ferris, regional ecosystem director and member of the Ulster Bank regional council, says he hopes the series will highlight the tremendous work being done by local business owners and encourage entrepreneurs to think about the how they can adapt to become more climate-focused.
He explained: “Throughout this series we feature a number of inspiring business leaders who are at the forefront of tackling climate change across a range of industries in Northern Ireland. Clean, green energy is crucial for the future of our lives and work, which is why Ulster Bank is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs who want to help the environment through our climate accelerator and others. sustainable commitments.
“Each of the contributors has a compelling story to tell and as attention turns to the celebration of World Environment Day, we hope the podcast catches the attention of and encourages other like-minded entrepreneurs. to present their own ideas and opportunities that have the potential to become a successful and successful business. “
Matthew Thompson, who created and hosted the Best of Belfast podcast, said he welcomes the opportunity to partner with Ulster Bank and focus on this important issue.
He added: “Our podcast is about celebrating the best of people in Belfast and beyond and hearing about the great work being done across Northern Ireland. With such a current focus on the environment and tackling the climate crisis, it was important for us to spend time on this topic and seek out the pioneers who are bringing real and positive change by doing their part for the planet.
“I want to thank Ulster Bank for making it possible for us to deliver this series and bring these exciting new voices and stories to the table.”
The first episode will be available to listen to at www.bestofbelfast.org or from all regular podcast providers from Monday May 31st.
For more information on the Ulster Bank Climate Accelerator, visit ulsterbank.co.uk/accelerator. Applications for the next promotion will close on June 11.
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