Project Development and Finance Workshops

Date(s) - 26/03/2019 - 18/06/2019
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Walker Morris LLP


Are you from a medium-sized commercial or industrial Leeds based organisation interested in carrying out cost-effective energy saving and small-scale renewable projects?

Does your organisation want to know more about how these low-carbon projects can be profitable and make business sense?

Are you interested in seeing how other businesses have benefitted from transitioning to low-carbon and how the Commission can support your organisation?

Would your organisation benefit from support to help your employees develop project ideas, prepare a business case for Board level approval, or connect to potential sources of finance?


If so, we hope you’ll join us for:

Leeds Climate Commission’s – Project Development and Finance Workshops

Monthly from 26th March – 18th June at Walker Morris LLP, Leeds

Registration from 2.45pm, Main Event 3:00pm-6:00pm

*Refreshments Provided*


Leeds Climate Commission Project Development and Finance Initiative

Leeds has taken the pioneering step to establish the Leeds Climate Commission to help shape its transition to a resource efficient and climate resilient city. Its members are drawn from 25 of the city’s key public, private and third sector organisations. The Commission is nearing the end of its second year of operation and has raised the profile of the City with its work in pursuing a number of outcomes including its low-carbon initiative for commercial and industrial organisations.

The Commission’s analysis highlights enormous potential to pursue cost-effective, low-carbon measures and shows that exploiting these could cut energy bills and carbon emissions. This analysis has also identified a number of barriers to organisations’ ability to reap the benefits of low-carbon and that many of these opportunities are left unexploited. When faced with other pressures and constraints, organisations can face challenges in terms of identifying and developing project ideas, preparing a business case, linking with investors and securing finance for selective investment.



Project Development and Finance Workshops

The workshops will:

– Explain how implementing energy saving and small-scale renewable projects can be profitable and make business sense;

– Demonstrate how other organisations in the city have benefitted from the transition to low-carbon;

– Provide support aimed at helping your employees to develop project ideas, prepare a business case for Board Level approval, or secure project finance. An overview of the workshop programme is shown below:

Workshop 1 The Benefits of Energy Efficiency and Low-Carbon Business 26th Mar – 3.00pm to 6.00pm

Workshop 2 Business Case Development and Risk Assessment 30th April – 3.00pm to 6.00pm

Workshop 3 Reviewing Financial Options and Business Models 21st May – 3.00pm to 6.00pm

Workshop 4 Building Board Level Support and Securing Investor Buy-In 18th June – 3.00pm to 6.00pm

The programme of workshops will help attendees to deliver low-carbon projects successfully by working through project barriers and to secure investment, as well as to create lasting networks amongst peers across the city.

These events are run at no cost to participants and feature sessions run by people with expertise in project and business case development, financing, business models for delivery and securing investor buy-in from organisations including: Arup, Engie, Walker Morris, The University of Leeds and more.

Throughout the programme, participants will review real case-studies of innovative projects and be able to benefit from peer-to-peer learning, joint problem solving and the transfer of best practice.  At the end of the workshop series attendees will be invited to a ‘Post-Project Review and Networking’ event.

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