This year, due to Coronavirus, some of our Forums will be held online. Usually, we hold 5 Forum events in London, and 2 Northern Forums in Leeds or Manchester, this is in addition to our Summer Party and Annual Conference. 
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The Forums provide business researchers an opportunity to network, exchange views and catch up on the latest thinking in the business market research world.

BIG Forum Online 

Tuesday 14th June 2022
11am – 12pm

Zoom Event (Online)


SAVING THE PLANET – How can we in the UK, the business sector and the market research industry all do our bit

The Business Intelligence Group (BIG) would like to invite you to the latest BIG Forum event, which takes on one of the biggest topics around: how to save the planet.

In 2019, the UK Government and the devolved administrations committed to the Net Zero target as recommended by the Climate Change Committee.

Reaching net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions requires extensive changes across the economy, in energy generation, transport, business activities and consumer behaviour. Although progress has been made towards the net zero target, there is still a lot of work to be done. Businesses account for a large proportion of emissions, with SMEs (by dint of their sheer number) accounting for half of all business-generated emissions. 

So we all have to do our bit.

In this Forum session, we will have three eminent speakers.

BIG’s own Trevor Wilkinson, of Purple Market Research and Prevision Research, will give a brief overview on the targets to reach net zero emissions and what has to be done to get to net zero, in particular by the business sector.

The MRS’s Helen Oldfield will talk about the MRS Net Zero Pledge designed for research organisations to reach net zero by 2026.

Motif’s Petra van der Heijden will then talk about Motif’s experience of signing up to the MRS Net Zero Pledge and starting on the journey towards net zero.

There will be time at the end for questions and discussion.

This is an important topic and we welcome your participation in the event, whether or not you have considered how to reduce your emissions and do your bit to help save the planet.

This is an online session hosted via Zoom.

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Future BIG Forums

We are busy planning our 2021/22 forum season, future topics include:

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