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


Peter Braithwaite SWM Chair

We are a catalyst

Progressive business, cities 

and civil society will spark change 

SWM is in the middle of this triangle


Jonathon Porritt

International environmentalist

We deliver

SWM achieved multi-million pound energy savings

for councils and communities while attracting investment

in low carbon jobs and skills


John Polychronakis

Chair of City Region &

Local Authority Low Carbon Economy Programme



SWM Membership

Reap the benefits of membership

SWM welcomes applications from all types of private, public and third sector organisations based in the region that are willing to actively contribute to achieving its 2020 vision of a West Midlands that is economically productive, environmentally sustainable and socially just.

Members have access to strategic, practical and profile-raising benefits, including an individual annual review, a place at our annual conference, and More >

Our networks & projects

West Midlands Public Sector Sustainability & Energy NetworkA network of sustainability and energy management professionals based in the West Midlands public sector sharing best practice and collaboration opportunities.
West Midlands Climate Resilience NetworkA network of climate resilience professionals in the West Midlands sharing best practice and collaboration opportunities.
West Midlands Green Business Clubs NetworkCoordination of West Midlands Green Business clubs in order to increase their impact in local LEP areas and collectively lever in and share resources.
West Midlands Low Carbon LEP Leadership NetworkImproving low carbon growth and job opportunities for West Midlands Local Enterprise Partnerships.
West Midlands Green Communities NetworkA network of community groups who are, or aspire to be, active in developing community energy, green space and resilience schemes.
West Midlands Sustainability & Public Health NetworkA learning network for public health practitioners to promote how sustainability can complement public health targets and drivers.
West Midlands NHS Sustainability NetworkLearning network for NHS estates, facilities and procurement managers addressing sustainability priorities that also deliver improved health outcomes within the NHS.
Sustainable UniversitiesA network for those based in Midlands Universities who focus on sustainability.
Science City Low Carbon Working GroupA cross-sector network to instil innovation in the development of the low carbon sector.


What's new?

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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