Green for Micro: Packaging - Briefing Session

Remote interactive information seminar
1x online session on Friday 24th September, with 2 follow up 1:1 mentor sessions.
12pm - 1pm

Discover the power of green for micro and the circular economy for business success. Achieve increased cost savings, improved resource efficiency and new opportunities by focusing on green packaging and thinking 'Circular'...This free support is available to small businesses of ten or less employees based in County Kildare. It applies to all business sectors. If this programme is currently full, you can note your interest below - we will be in contact if a place becomes available or we can review running another programme.

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Green for Micro: Packaging

- Briefing Session

Achieve increased cost savings, improved resource efficiency and new opportunities for a higher value on offerings with the Green for Micro Programme.

Interested in learning more about the Green for Micro programme? Join us for this information briefing featuring expert Niall McManus.

This is a FREE programme, available to companies with up to ten employees.

How can your business benefit?

Developing a ‘greener’ policy can offer many benefits to your business, including:

      • Increased cost savings
      • Improved resource efficiency (for example: using less energy, water and materials)
      • Reduced environmental footprint and greenhouse gas emissions
      • Opportunities for higher and additional value on products and services
      • Increased access to customers, improved corporate image
      • Increased resilience to climate change impacts

Green for Micro Programme Deliverables: 

An expert mentor will work with you to implement changes in your business to achieve cost savings and resource efficiencies in the following areas:

  • Corporate Sustainable Strategy
  • Circular Economy thinking
  • Green Procurement/Tenders
  • Employee & Customer Engagement

About the mentor

Niall McManus

Niall McManus is a geologist and mineral economist with 30 years global experience in raw materials and sustainability. Niall has worked in geotechnical investigation and site remediation in the construction sector. He has undertaken numerous post-graduate certificates and CDP training in circular economy and sustainable development from Delft, Wageningen, & Erasmus Universities in the Netherlands.

Since 2014 he has been an expert advisor to the European Commission for Societal Challenges, Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials. Working with multidisciplinary teams of experts from across Europe he has advised or €30 million of investment into technologies from concept level to pre-commercialisation for innovations within the circular economy.

Niall is mentor and coach for European Investment Community (EIC) funded start-ups through the EU Executive Agency for SMEs, and is on the steering group for developing the mentoring strategy for the EIC Greenhouse Gas (GHG) programme to contribute to the transition towards a carbon neutral Europe.

Niall is currently assisting a Scandinavian floating offshore wind developer and technology provider enter the Irish market in providing expertise on environmental compliance and social licence to operate in their site selection.

If this programme is currently full, you can note your interest in the programme here - we will be in contact if a place becomes available or we can review running another programme.


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