We have a vision for 2020
Businesses and communities are thriving in a West Midlands that is environmentally sustainable and socially just
Our members work together on priority actions to deliver this
Tim Haywood SWM Chair
SWM achieved multi-million pound energy savings
for councils and communities while attracting investment
in low carbon jobs and skills
Chair of City Region &
Local Authority Low Carbon Economy Programme
We are a catalyst
Progressive business, cities
and civil society will spark change
SWM is in the middle of this triangle
We shape the future
SWM has used their independence, networks, and evidence
to help us integrate sustainability within the long-term direction and monitoring of our strategy
Martin Reeves Chief Executive West Midlands Combined Authority 2016
SWM welcomes applications from organisations contributing to our 2020 vision. Members benefit from promotion of brand, services and case studies with a free place to our annual conference and free use of meeting rooms in central Birmingham.
We offer independent advice on sustainability strategy looking at waste, energy, resilience and other aspects of sustainability, we promote the excellent work through SWM case studies.
A network of sustainability and energy management professionals based in the West Midlands public sector sharing best practice and collaboration opportunities.
A network of climate resilience professionals in the West Midlands sharing best practice and collaboration opportunities.
Coordination of West Midlands Green Business clubs in order to increase their impact in local LEP areas and collectively lever in and share resources.
Improving low carbon growth and job opportunities for West Midlands Local Enterprise Partnerships.
A network of community groups who are, or aspire to be, active in developing community energy, green space and resilience schemes.
A learning network for public health practitioners to promote how sustainability can complement public health targets and drivers.
Learning network for NHS estates, facilities and procurement managers addressing sustainability priorities that also deliver improved health outcomes within the NHS.
A network for Midlands Higher and Further Education institutes that focus on sustainability.
A cross-sector network to instil innovation in the development of the low carbon sector.
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Leadership in strategy
We help organisations prepare for the future. We provide independent sustainability and resilience reviews, benchmarking, monitoring, and advice to our members boards and management teams. More >
Leadership in delivery
We help sectors share and apply good practice. We provide a network of networks for research, training, funding, case studies and technical help from our members and associates. More >
Leadership in innovation
We help cross-sectors develop new solutions. We provide opportunities to work together on sustainability priorities for the region and your area, test ideas, and influence policy. More >
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