Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Summary of common questions you might have about our company, the services we provide and climate change in general. Please get in touch if there is anything that you would like to be covered here.

What is CIC?

A community interest company (or CIC) is a special form of non-charitable limited company, which exists primarily to benefit a community or with a view to pursuing a social purpose, rather than to make a profit for shareholders. Place Positive CIC works to inspire understanding of the climate emergency through business support networks to help develop action to impact their carbon footprint. Any profits will provide low or no-cost training to community groups and other not-for-profits. The company’s activities will provide benefit to communities across Great Britain and Ireland who all need multi stakeholder partnerships to mitigate the systemic threat of climate change.  We have no plans to change to charitable status nor seek additional funding or grants at this time.

Climate Change is all too much: how can I make a difference by myself?

Collaboration, amplification and partnership working will be the only way we can move forward on the carbon commitments needed to inhibit climate change. I can help you understand your organisation’s ability to work together to leverage change in your place and what those partnerships might look like and achieve.

A Community Interest Company is a special kind of company that exists to use profits and assets for the public good. 

Can you work with my organisation?

I am experienced working with Business Improvement Districts, local authorities, landowners and estates, membership organisations and community groups. Get in touch to see how I can help you.

But this is all so confusing! Can you help? 

You’re not alone! BREAM, ISO1400, SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), ESGs (Environmental, Social, Governance) and more… I’m happy to help you untangle the acronyms and make meaningful commitments in your spheres of influence.