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



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 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

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 Membership

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.

Consultancy Services 

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.

Our networks

West Midlands Public Sector Sustainability & Energy Network

A network of sustainability and energy management professionals based in the West Midlands public sector sharing best practice and collaboration opportunities.

West Midlands Climate Resilience Network

A network of climate resilience professionals in the West Midlands sharing best practice and collaboration opportunities.

West Midlands Green Business Clubs Network

Coordination 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 Network

Improving low carbon growth and job opportunities for West Midlands Local Enterprise Partnerships.

West Midlands Green Communities Network

A 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 Network

A learning network for public health practitioners to promote how sustainability can complement public health targets and drivers.

West Midlands NHS Sustainability Network

Learning network for NHS estates, facilities and procurement managers addressing sustainability priorities that also deliver improved health outcomes within the NHS.

Sustainable Universities

A network for Midlands Higher and Further Education institutes that focus on sustainability.

West Midlands Innovation Alliance

A 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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