Productivity Club South of Scotland

Tuesday, 17th May, 16.00 – 17.00

Location: Online

Speakers: Nile Istephan, CEO, Eildon Housing Association; Peter McCafferty, CE business support, Zero Waste Scotland.

Nowadays sustainability is on the agenda for many businesses; some of those recognise it as a core value, other are still finding their way.

Having a sustainability strategy in place can help businesses to:

– Boost innovation

– Attract talent

– Attract clients

– Reduce costs

At our May clubs we will hear from organisations who have put sustainability at the core of what they do. We will discover how these practices helped them to grow, attract talent and clients, reduce costs and bring more innovation into their organisations. Experts in sustainability will also join us to signpost to resources and tools to help you start your own sustainability plans.

Nile Istephan, CEO, Eildon Housing Association

Nile was appointed Chief Executive of Eildon Housing in April 2010. Prior to that he held senior positions in Scottish Homes, Communities Scotland the Scottish Government.
Eildon Housing Association is a leading Scottish Housing and Care provider and is the main provider of new homes of any tenure in the Scottish Borders.
Eildon is a fast growing organisation and is about to launch a new 5 Year Strategy with a commitment to create up to 800 new affordable homes, transform to be green organisation and decarbonise our housing stock, address a range of social care and housing needs shortfalls and continue to respond to the changing  preferences and aspirations of our customers

Peter McCafferty, Leads on Zero Waste Scotland’s Circular Economy Business Support Service (CEBS). 

 Peter has over 12 years of experience of working in sustainability and resource management.  Since the launch of Zero Waste Scotland’s CEBS Service in 2017 he has worked on projects with over 200 SMEs and large organisations.  His role involved working with individual businesses to identify, shape and develop circular and sustainable business ideas through a mix of 1-1 coaching and engagement, as well as facilitating more formal funded packages of bespoke support from Zero Waste Scotland’s dedicated CE Framework

Get ready to discuss with your peers about what sustainability means to you and to your organisation and share what actions you are taking or even thinking of taking towards reducing your carbon footprint. Wherever you are in your sustainability journey this event is for you.

The event is interactive with group discussion, Q&A and networking opportunity.