SWM Annual Customer Survey 2017

Every year we assess the progress against our roadmap, vision and priorities by seeking the views of key stakeholders on how we could improve our activities and services. More >

 
 

SWM 2020 Roadmap Monitoring Report – 2016

The purpose of this report is to provide evidence to policy makers within the West Midlands on progress on the sustainability economic, social and environmental goals and priorities for the region set out in the West Midlands Roadmap to a Sustainable Future in 2020. More >

 
 

SWM 2020 Roadmap Monitoring Report – 2015

The purpose of this report is to provide evidence to policy makers within the West Midlands on progress on the sustainability economic, social and environmental goals and priorities for the region set out in the West Midlands Roadmap to a Sustainable Future in 2020. More >

 
 

SWM – Sustainability Definitions

The world of sustainability consists of a variety of terms ranging from the philosophical to the technical. In our resources we seek to explain the relevant terms within the text, footnotes or through a glossary. However the entry level for many of our customers is through the introduction, as well as the project and report pages of our website. More >

 
 

Executive Summary – Building Business Resilience Programme

In 2012-13 the West Midlands Climate Adaptation Partnership, Sustainability West Midlands (SWM) and Staffordshire Business Environment Network (Sben) undertook the second year of the ‘Building Business Resilience in a Changing Climate’ project with the Environment Agency. The main aims of the project were to build on the successful work of the pilot phase and continue to raise the profile of business in the West Midlands by delivering in depth climate change resilience workshops, promoting good practice examples, and working directly with businesses and their supply chains. The following document evaluates the project in summary. More >

 
 

Sustainable Supper notes- April 2013

The purpose of our Sustainable Supper series is to gather our members, Green Leaders and guests together informally to discuss key sustainability issues within the West Midlands. The focus of this sustainable supper – held on 30 April 2013 – was the question ‘Food Security: What does it take to feed our towns and cities in the West Midlands?’ More >

 
 

How Green is your Local Enterprise Partnership? A guide for LEPs to deliver the low carbon economy

The Local Growth White Paper (October 2010) states that Local Enterprise Partnerships will provide the clear vision and strategic leadership to drive sustainable private sector-led growth and job creation in their area. The White Paper outlines potential roles of LEPs and specifically highlights the important role that they can play in helping to develop the low carbon economy to contribute to the local economic growth and job creation. More >

 
 

Sustainable Supper Notes – June 2011

The purpose of our Sustainable Supper series is to gather our members, Green Leaders and guests together informally to discuss key sustainability issues within the West Midlands.

The focus of this Sustainable Supper- held on 28 June 2011- was the question: The Big Green Society? How can we harness the big society and localism to benefit the green economy? More >

 
 

If the West Midlands were 100 people…

This purpose of this presentation by former communications intern Anna Waston from Sustainability West Midlands is to show what the West Midlands would be like if the five million residents were represented as a village of 100 people. More >

 
 

West Midlands Roadmap to a Sustainable Future in 2020

To provide a one page summary bringing together our work on the challenges faced by the West Midlands, our report ‘West Midlands Sustainability Priorities to deliver the Low Carbon Vision 2020’ and our vision document, ‘A low carbon vision for the West Midlands in 2020’. More >

 
 

Sustainability West Midlands Submission on the Draft Birmingham Core Strategy 2026

A report to identify how well the strategy delivers key sustainability priorities for the West Midlands and Birmingham. This draws on a range of work SWM and its members have been involved with within Birmingham over the years and seeks to support the strategy and where there are areas of potential weakness suggest other evidence, examples, and solutions. More >

 
 

Sustainable Supper notes – March 2011

Sustainability West Midlands is running a new series of ‘Sustainable suppers’. The aim of these events is to bring a group of 15-20 relevant people from across sectors together under ‘Chatham House rules’ to discuss a topic led by a guest speaker. They are informal, offering people the chance to develop ideas freely over dinner. More >