Inspire Alpine, led by Everest summiteer Ricky Munday, is a certified social enterprise which is focused on closing the attainment gap between young people from the richest and poorest backgrounds. As well as providing inspirational talks to schools and businesses, Inspire Alpine offers UK adventures, overseas expeditions, outdoor skills course and virtual challenges.
Issues address in their Green Small Business action plan: transportation, environmental education & awareness-raising, company administration.
“The impacts of human activity on the mountain environments in which we work are increasingly evident. We recognise our own contribution to this and our need to act as responsibly as possible, and to use our platform to bring about change. Getting Green Small Business certification enables us to approach this in a systematic way and provides a number of benefits, including: credibility in the eyes of stakeholders; getting Board buy-in for actions & budget; and as consumers become more selective, it’s an easy way for us to demonstrate our own environmental credentials and approach to caring for the planet.”