Net Zero: what it means for goods and service providers

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A CW Academy workshop delivered in partnership with Planet Mark and supported by the CW Sustainability SIG to help businesses looking to become more sustainable to learn how businesses are being affected by net zero policy.

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About the event

'Net Zero: what it means for goods and service providers' - Wednesday 14 Feb 2024, 1:30-5pm, Marks & Clerk, Cambridge

This workshop is invaluable for businesses interested in becoming more sustainable. Devised and delivered by Planet Mark, specialists in sustainability certification and achieving net zero, the session will cover a range of topics including:

  • The effect of the net zero policy on supply chains.
  • How UK government regulations affect larger organisations.
  • The nature of associated scope 3 emissions in creating a “regulatory waterfall” that indirectly includes the whole supply chain within these regulations.
  • The steps businesses can take to comply with these requirements and how they can become more attractive to potential suppliers.

The workshop will be delivered through a combination of educational presentation, case study analysis and roundtable discussion. All attendees will receive an information pack and toolkit of useful links and resources.

Meet the trainer - Ruari Phipps, Planet Mark 
Ruari Phipps is a Net Zero Engagement Manager at Planet Mark. After completing a Masters in Sustainability and Consultancy at the University of Leeds, Ruari began life at work as a carbon data analyst, progressing through to becoming a sustainability consultant and gaining vast insight into the world of carbon accounting in doing so. A move over to Planet Mark’s engagement team now sees Ruari take this insight into workshops and training sessions, helping organisations to understand the requirements and key considerations to begin their journey on the road to Net Zero.

Special thanks to Marks & Clerk for hosting this event at their Cambridge office.

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Hosted by Marks & Clerk

Marks & Clerk is a leading global intellectual property firm with over 125 years’ experience, providing award-winning advice to clients in protecting patent law, trademarks, designs and copyright.

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Delivered in partnership with Planet Mark

Our Business Certification recognises the commitment to continuous improvement; measuring and reducing a business' carbon emissions, energy and water consumption, travel and waste.

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Registration and networking with refreshments


CW welcome and introduction to CW Sustainability SIG


Welcome from event host, Marks & Clerk


Scene-setting by Ruari Phipps, Net Zero Engagement Manager, Planet Mark


Case study: Andrew Mullen, Sustainability & Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Beko


Case study: Chris Jones, COO, Novalia


Interactive session including 1. Short, medium and long-term goals. 2. Regulatory update/feedback session. 3. Inputs to regulation - Keith Dickerson, Director, Climate Associates


Checklist and call to action




End of session followed by networking and refreshments


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Chris Jones - Chief Operating Officer, Novalia Ltd

Chris Jones is COO of Novalia and has been involved with printing electronics since 2000, developing conductive ink systems with Intercolor inks, before joining Novalia in 2010 bringing his ink, print & production expertise. He has over twenty-five years practical print & packaging industry experience in inks, coatings & security print. At Novalia he is responsible for materials R&D & he works directly with senior scientists from both industry & academia & lectures in print processes & formulation to PhD students at the University of Cambridge Graphene Centre.

Andrew Mullen - Sustainability & Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Beko

Following an Honours degree in Electronic engineering Andrew has spent nearly 35 years working for major brands in White Goods and Consumer Electronics.  During that time, he has had responsibility for After sales, product Safety & regulatory compliance as well as New Product & technology development including Flat panel and Digital TV development for the UK Market.  For the last 18 years he has worked for Beko PLC where he is currently their sustainability and Regulatory Affairs specialist.  This means working with the R&D teams in the UK and in Turkey to ensure products are safe, durable as well as bringing a sustainability focus to all that we do.  Andrew is actively involved with the current WEEEE Consultation, chairing the Joint Trades Association, a group of 11 Trade associations impacted by the WEEE Directive, and is a Non-Exec Director of Repic, a WEEE Compliance scheme.

Ruari Phipps - Net Zero Engagement Manager, Planet Mark

Ruari Phipps is a Net Zero Engagement Manager at Planet Mark. After completing a Masters in Sustainability and Consultancy at Leeds University, Ruari began as a carbon data analyst, progressing through to becoming a sustainability consultant and gaining vast insight into the world of carbon accounting. A move over to Planet Mark’s engagement team now sees Ruari take this insight into workshops and training sessions, helping organisations to understand the requirements and key considerations to begin their journey on the road to Net Zero.

SIG Champions

Graham Anderson - Team Leader – UK R & D, Beko

Graham Anderson is Team Leader – UK R & D at Beko R&D, with research interests focused around novel sensors, improving energy efficiency, and sustainable materials. Previously he worked as a Senior Scientist at Cambridge Display Technology working on the development of ink jet printed OLED displays and organic thermoelectric generators. Graham has a PhD from Leeds University in spintronics.

Esther Ford - Partner, Marks & Clerk

Esther is dedicated to accelerating technology, and is expert in the global IP system. Her career has encompassed energy sourcing and conversion, consumer products, semiconductors devices and telecommunications. She is committed to bringing such diverse sectors together, to build a sustainable future for all.   

Her career began early with an engineering apprenticeship, before university studies and advanced research within a global technology company. Leveraging her lab-based R&D background, she has since gained 20 years experience of protecting cutting edge inventions internationally through the patent system. 

Esther was awarded a PhD in Microelectronics from the University of Cambridge, following her engineering studies at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany) and the University of Kent. She has been awarded an Engineering Prize from the Royal Academy of Engineering, and was invited to present the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Faraday Lecture "The Digital World".

Xavier Hubert - Head of Circular Economy, Flex

Xavier Hubert is Head of Circular Economy for Flex, a global company that delivers technology innovation, supply chain, and manufacturing solutions to diverse industries. Xavier has 25 years’ experience in the electronics industry’s supply chain, from logistics and distribution to aftermarket services. For the past 9 years, Xavier has driven several Circular Economy initiatives supporting large tech companies’ efforts to become more sustainable. Xavier holds an MBA from Trinity College Dublin, and has held various senior roles spanning business development, product and services development, clients’ solutions, sales operations, Marketing and ESG leadership, as well as Supply Chain and Sustainability consulting.

Tim Moore - Chief Product Officer, Pulsiv

Dr Tim Moore is CTO & EVP Engineering of SharkNinja, one of the largest and fastest growing small domestic appliance companies in the world. SharkNinja also happens to have one of the largest populations of domestic robots in daily use around the globe. He is responsible for product development across all categories from innovation and early stage development through to production and life cycle management with a particular focus on bringing smart technology and connectivity into products. Prior to Shark, Tim was VP Innovation and CTO of ghd. During his time at ghd, he lead and built ghd’s world-class laboratory facilities in Cambridge where innovative high performance products are developed based upon a fundamental understanding of the physics of hair. Before joining ghd, Dr Moore was CEO of Sagentia SGAI Ltd, a technology consultancy based in Hong Kong and Cambridge focusing on the development of breakthrough consumer products. Dr Moore obtained his PhD in Microelectronics at Cambridge University.

Abhi Naha - Digital Accelerator Director, PwC UK

Abhi Naha is the Digital Accelerator Director at PwC. He is creating and leading a new tech division for PwC. The Digital Accelerator solves innovation challenges using the power of scale ups and ecosystems for greater insights, impact and value creation.

Abhi was the CCO of CW Cambridge Wireless and CEO of the Product as a Service Consortium. At CW, Abhi initiated and lead on the 5G private network testbed in Cambridge, corporate digital innovation accelerators and high value collaborations.

Abhi was the CEO and Founder of Zone V a Cambridge start up backed by Qualcomm and ARM focused on empowering people with aging eyes and visually impairment through inclusively designed smartphone software. He held senior roles at Powermat, San Jose based Synaptics and advisory roles for Goldman Sachs and Silver Lake in the area of mobile user interface technologies. Abhi is a senior advisor to an autonomous vehicle mobility scale up Conigital, Industry Partner (Digital Infrastructure) for Arjun Infrastructure Partners with 5 Billion Euros of assets under management and an Ambassador for the United Nations Global Sustainability Index Institute. Abhi studied Electronics and Electrical Engineering, has an MBA in International Marketing and authored a book on Mobile Handset Design when approached by Cambridge University Press. More recently Abhi has created an initiative to help train widows in developing countries learn python programming, gain financial empowerment and become future leaders.

Craig Pemberton - Senior Innovation Manager, Vodafone

Craig develops customer-facing innovation projects for Vodafone UK Business, designing PoCs, test-beds and technology demonstrators. With over 20 years in the industry he has held a number of technical design, consultancy and senior management positions and is currently leading co-creation with clients to explore the full potential of the latest developments in next generation networks, including 5G SA, slicing, Edge Computing and IoT. With multiple successful projects across diverse verticals from public sector, transport, retail, media and entertainment, Craig has first hand experience of applied communications technology in solving business challenges.


Craig holds a BSc in Geological Geophysics, MSc in Information Technology and is a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology

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Marks & Clerk, 62-68 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1LA

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