United Capital annual leadership conference becomes carbon neutral

United Capital, the investment company specialising in consolidating the fragmented UK building services and facilities management sector, has announced that it’s annual leadership conference, which takes place on Monday 16th May, in Dubai, will be carbon neutral.

The conference, which will see thirty leaders from across the growing group of businesses come together in Dubai to discuss the future strategy and direction of the business, has offset the carbon footprint of the trip via a new partnership with Ecologi, a new and accessible carbon credit business, recently promoted by BBC Dragon’s Den judge, Steven Bartlett.

United Capital is one of the fastest growing businesses in the UK, having acquired five building and home services companies since March 2019. United Capital leaders have pivoted the focus of the group to lead the charge towards the decarbonisation of the existing UK built environment, and has already completed a number of large-scale sustainability contracts on behalf of public sector clients.

Speaking of the decision to offset the carbon footprint of the company conference, United Capital CEO Graeme Carling commented: “As a business that operates in the decarbonisation sector, we understand the scale of the climate challenge, and we want to play our part. Our annual leadership conference moves our teams away from their normal working environment to facilitate better idea generation, and offsetting with Ecologi allows us to compensate our carbon footprint, and fund sustainability projects whilst doing so. Having opened an office in the UAE last year, it was always our intention to bring our senior leaders here to experience the “greatest city in the world” first-hand, and see what can be achieved when a group of focused and motivated people get together.”

Ecologi allows businesses to offset their carbon footprint by planting trees, or through funding carbon reduction or alternative energy projects around the world. As an organisation, Ecologi is completely transparent and adopts globally recognised standards for carbon credit transfer, all of which are available on the website.