Sustainability first
Sustainability first

We are a think-tank and charity that work in essential services to promote practical solutions to improve environmental, social and economic well-being.

We are a think-tank and charity that works in essential services to promote practical solutions to improve environmental, social and economic well-being.

 

People's Choice Award 2021

Vote for your favourite artwork and writing entry in this year's Sustainability First Art & Writing Prizes 2021 People's Choice Award. Winners will receive £500! Voting closes 31 October, 2021.

Fairness between generations

Fairness between generations

One of the challenges in tackling a long-term fundamental issue like climate change is to ensure that the approach taken is “fair” between current and future generations.

Our recent roundtable explored a framework for assessing the intergenerational effects of decarbonisation and climate adaptation.

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We're delighted to launch our People's Choice Award as part of this year's Sustainability First Art & Writing Prizes 2021.

Which of this year's shortlisted submissions were you blown away by? Vote for your favourite artwork and piece of writing. Winners will each receive £500! Voting is open until 31 October, 2021.

 

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Fairness between generations

One of the challenges in tackling a long-term fundamental issue like climate change is to ensure that the approach taken is “fair” between current and future generations.

Our recent roundtable explored a framework for assessing the intergenerational effects of decarbonisation and climate adaptation.

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Maximising public value in water and energy

Our new discussion paper explores how stakeholder engagement can maximise public value in the energy and water sectors.

We put forward our ‘Essential Services Utopia’ and highlight 26 ‘engagement opportunities’ and recommendations to maximise public value.

 

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Maximising public value in energy and water

Our new discussion paper explores how stakeholder engagement can maximise public value in the energy and water sectors.

We put forward our ‘Essential Services Utopia’ proffering some key outcomes we should aspire to achieve in essential services and highlight 26 ‘engagement opportunities’ and recommendations to maximise public value.

 

8 sustainability principles for a disrupted world

We need urgent action if we are to navigate a deeply uncertain future.

Our Director, Sharon Darcy, puts forward eight sustainability principles, which could be used to guide future decision-making. 

 

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Regulation for the future: The implications of public purpose for policy and regulation in utilities

We are at a crucial time in determining economic regulation in utilities for the decades ahead.

Our latest report makes recommendations for rethinking the regulatory system to deliver fairness for people and planet.

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