Embedding sustainability principles into the heritage sector

This project concluded nearly four years of support to the Heritage Fund, the overarching outcome being the full embedment of sustainability across the organisation, both through staff training and the development of a framework to allow staff to assess applications for their sustainability credentials in a consistent way in future. More >

 
 

Improving the accessibility of the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment: Part 2

Part two of this project, which provides support to the Climate Change Committee on improving the accessibility of outputs associated with the Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk, focused on producing outputs that considers the above advice, to bring thousands of pages of text to life and make the key findings and messages clearer, more digestible and understood by the primary audience, which is central Government. More >

 
 

Midlands Low Carbon Sector Study

SWM and kMatrix were commissioned by the Midlands Energy Hub to provide an evidence-based study to understand the current state of the Low Carbon Environmental Goods & Services (LCEGS) Sector in the Midlands, where support is needed to help grow this sector, and the role the sector can play in driving a low-carbon recovery from Covid-19. More >

 
 

Rural Community Energy Fund

SWM have been on the board of the Midlands Energy Hub since it’s establishment in 2018. The Hub oversee delivery of the Rural Community Energy Fund across the Midlands. More >

 
 

Midlands Energy Hub Board

SWM have been on the board of the Midlands Energy Hub since it’s establishment in 2018. Working in partnership with the UK Government through BEIS, the Midlands Energy Hub is supporting the delivery of a carbon neutral Britain at a local and regional level. More >

 
 

Embedding sustainability across North Warwickshire and Hinckley College

North Warwickshire and Hinckley College commissioned SWM to reinvigorate the sustainability agenda across the institute by convening a workshop that brought together staff from across the college, as well as writing a report that reflected progress to date, recommendations for future activity and good practice examples from elsewhere. More >

 
 

Fit for the Future II

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) commissioned SWM to analyse LEP, combined authority and city region progress and appetite to tackle climate change, embrace a low carbon economy and reduce carbon emissions. More >

 
 

Bringing to life the sustainability agenda in Staffordshire

Staffordshire County Council (SCC) commissioned SWM to reinvigorate the sustainability agenda across the authority by convening a workshop that took place on 6 June 2017 that brought together staff from across the council as well as writing a report that reflected progress to date, recommendations for future activity and good practice examples from elsewhere. More >

 
 

Environment Agency flood community engagement plan: initiation workshop

The Environment Agency (EA) commissioned SWM to convene a workshop that took place on 30 March 2017, bringing together staff from across the West Midlands area to begin the development of a Strategic Community Engagement Plan that aims to help the organisation effectively target communities at risk of flooding. More >

 
 

Sustainability and Mental Health

An event with Public Health England outlining how the mental health care and environmental sustainability agendas are linked, including good practice, local and inspiring projects. More >

 
 

LEPs: Fit for the Future?

This project assessed the commitments of all 39 LEPs in England to reducing carbon emissions, stimulating a low carbon economy and adapting to climate change. The report provided a benchmark of each LEP against each of these three metrics and discussed geographical progression patterns. More >

 
 

Climate Resilient SME workshops

Using the Healthcheck to achieve resilience is simple and easy to use, and covers a broader range of considerations beyond risk solely from climate change and weather. More >

 
 

Climate Resilient Communities

Our Resilient Communities Conference allowed for a wide variety of audiences to come together to share good practice around developing community resilience schemes, the tools and support available to help and ask questions of experts in the room. More >

 
 

Health Networks

Through a combination of our evidence and vocal support from local health trusts and authorities, we set up the West Midlands Sustainability and Public Health and the West Midlands NHS Sustainability Networks. More >