Better Business Summit Takes Root In Manchester

Hundreds of businesses are signing up to an emerging sustainability event in Manchester.

The Better Business Summit, which will be held on January 19th, is designed to help delegates explore and embrace the green agenda.

This conference-with-a-twist, features carbon literacy training, keynote speakers, micro talks, workshops and tangible ways to become a leader of change.

Split into three sections: seed, feed and grow – the inaugural event will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Business School.

According to YouGov 60% of people want to go greener, putting sustainability at the top of the agenda for UK business leaders. Especially with the government’s drive to hit net zero by 2050.

The Better Business Summit is the brainchild of Hannah Cox, founder of sustainability impact agency betternotstop and The Better Business Network.

It is being hosted in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University and Ethos magazine and will cover everything from leadership and finance to activism, impact and empowerment.

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Organiser Hannah Cox said: “We wanted to create something really special in the North West for business leaders who want to make positive change in their lives, their businesses, and the wider world.

“The Better Business Summit is an opportunity to collaborate and learn from some of the brightest changemakers in the UK.

“With two fantastic partners on board so far and a great interactive space at the university’s business school the 2023 summit is set to inspire attendees and provide tons of actionable takeaways.”

Delegates can join the action a day early for a one-day accredited carbon literacy training course in Manchester, designed for professionals who want to take action on climate change.

Manchester Met has delivered Carbon Literacy training since 2012, helping individuals and businesses understand the causes and impacts of everyday carbon emissions.

The training is designed to give an understanding of the science behind climate change and the actions that individuals and businesses can take to address the issues and talk about the subject to others.

Those who take part in the training will join organisations like the NHS, Patagonia, and the BBC in becoming carbon literate.

The fully accessible event will have 300 tickets available as well as up to 50 free places for students.

And organisers are expecting places to be snapped up.

Andrew Beattie, co-founder of Ethos, added: “We like to focus on action in the magazine – things that people can actively do to create change for the better.

“So the Better Business Summit is a great reason to bring people together to share insights and experience in the pursuit of a better business world.”

Mandy Parkinson, Head of Business Engagement and Enterprise at Manchester Met, said: “Through our award-winning carbon literacy training and initiatives such as the Manchester Fuel Innovation Centre, Print City Network and Eco-I programme, we are helping businesses develop and evolve with the green future.

“As the UK’s most sustainable university, according to the People and Planet University League, we are delighted to be hosting the Better Business Summit and look forward to helping businesses become more sustainable.”

Join hundreds of change-makers and innovators at the Better Business Summit and begin your year of action for people and the planet.

Early bird tickets are now on sale.

For more information on The Better Business Summit, or if you would like to sponsor the event, please contact Hannah Cox on