SWM News December 2019 - A cracker of a year
It's the time of the year where we look forward to relaxing with family and friends with plenty of food, drink and festive cheer. What better reading material than the final SWM Newsletter of 2019?
This year has been an exciting one for SWM. We've grown our membership by over 30% and welcomed many new members, as well as four new Board directors including our third Young Director. We ran a series of events including workshops on food waste and air quality, as well as our debut members only Summer Social.
Earlier this month we held our Annual Conference where we launched the new regional 2030 Sustainability Roadmap. This was a fantastic event where our 100 members and stakeholders shared thoughts on how the Roadmap's ambitions can be achieved. SWM was a finalist in the Sustainability category of the Birmingham Business Excellence Awards; we're proud to be recognised for our work and the support of all our stakeholders.
So what's in store for 2020? We'll publish our first Impact Report showcasing the way that SWM and our stakeholders have influenced sustainability in the region. We'll deliver a series of exciting events throughout 2020 that will focus on key themes including net zero, and our natural environment. And we'll continue to work with organisations such as the Climate Change Committee, the West Midlands Combined Authority, our local authorities, LEPs and businesses to help shape their response to the climate emergency. There's a lot to do!
Following last week's election result, we recognise the concern for the future of the green economy and know that our role in pushing for change, supporting the low carbon sector and sharing good practice will be ever more important.
Thank you all for your continued support. Have a great holiday and a very happy New Year!
Anna, Alan, Tom, Julie and Jordan, Sustainability West Midlands