Our support programme empowers public sector organisations to work with small, London-based businesses that offer relevant sustainable products and services.
Public sector organisations are being called to solve increasingly complex problems: from tackling climate change, to driving inclusive economic growth and supporting the health and wellbeing of the communities you serve – and all within constrained finances. To face these challenges, public sector organisations need to explore new ways of working that can meet multiple challenges at the same time.
Whether you’re a local authority, a functional body of the Greater London Authority, an educational institution, or a non-departmental public body, partnering with local London-based businesses offers a way to innovate your services, and allows you to explore new, cost-effective service delivery models that also create co-benefits such as social value and local economic growth.
Small businesses in the circular economy offer promise for public sector organisations. In a circular economy, businesses help meet society’s needs by maximising the use of stuff at its highest possible value and minimising waste. In the process, these business models can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, regenerate nature, and create positive socio-economic opportunities, for example, by:
- Limiting the extraction of raw materials and reducing our dependence on scarce resource to improve the resilience of our supply chains;
- encouraging community cohesion by encouraging new forms of interaction between people and business; and,
- creating new jobs and skills development opportunities in future-proof industries.