UKSSD and BEE Midtown launch the first partnership of its kind to accelerate action on the Sustainable Development Goals in London

BEE Midtown, which represents more than 400 businesses in the Midtown area of central London, and UKSSD discussed their partnership in front of an audience of London business leaders in Holborn on October 2nd.

The partnership was unveiled at the latest event in the Midtown Big Ideas Exchange, BEE Midtown’s long-running and highly rated series of debates about the future of work.

Tass Mavrogordato, Chief Executive of BEE Midtown, said:

Increasing numbers of our businesses are innovating and growing as a result of aligning their corporate strategy with civic value, demonstrating leadership in London and providing an example for other districts across the UK to follow. Thanks to this partnership we hope to be able to build on this momentum and transform the SDGs from theory into practical, immediate and tangible benefits for our members.

At the event, the organisations said they hoped that the Midtown initiative would be regarded as a pilot for London and the UK and inspire other districts to follow suit.

Under the agreement, BEE Midtown – covering London's best-connected postcodes, WC1 and EC1 – and the UKSSD will design collaborative programmes to enable member businesses to work together to develop solutions and accelerate progress on the SDGs in Midtown and beyond. In addition, members of BEE Midtown will be given access to tailored guidance and support and gain access to UKSSD’s national programmes.

Emily Auckland, Network Director of UKSSD, said:

We are delighted to launch our new partnership with BEE Midtown, which is the first business network of its kind in the UK to commit to bringing its members together to work collectively for the Sustainable Development Goals. This offer gives Midtown businesses the opportunity to be pioneers in London and is designed to enable hyper-local action on global issues and create a point of collective representation in the capital.

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