The Prince’s Mayday Network
We’re proud to say we’re active members of the Prince’s Mayday Network, the UK’s largest collaboration of businesses working together to tackle climate change and resource depletion issues.
The Mayday Network, founded by HRH The Prince of Wales and convened by Business in the Community, encourages businesses to lead and collaborate in the drive to a low carbon, sustainable economy, whilst realising the potential benefits from taking action on climate change. Members receive advice, inspirational ideas, access to tools and support to help them progress to a better way of working.
Why are we involved?
We’re certain we can we make a positive impact in addressing climate change. Not just through our work with clients, but through our own action as a business. As well as being members, our Global Managing Director, Stuart McLachlan, sits on the Mayday Network Leadership Board. He explains more:
“We got involved with The Prince’s Mayday Network because we’re passionate about the business opportunity that is presented by the transition to a sustainable future. At WSP we have a strong commitment to tackle climate change, and we are mindful of the associated opportunity and threat. The prospect of learning from and collaborating with other like-minded organisations has helped inform our strategy both in terms of our internal performance and through the advice and design solutions we provide our clients. I have found my position on the Leadership Team to have broadened my understanding of an immense subject, which has led to me having the opportunity to lead on some exciting and high profile initiatives that we feel will help drive markets to a future that is both sustainable and compelling.”
Our brand has benefited too. Together with the Mayday Network, we led the ‘Opinions on a Low Carbon Future’ research study, considered to be one of the most in-depth and comprehensive surveys into UK attitudes to living in a low carbon future. For more info, you can download our research study here. And we supported their inquiry into the leadership skills needed for a sustainable economy, providing input and case studies. You can also download the inquiry here.
And in 2009 we achieved the Big Tick Award for Climate Change in Business in the Community’s Awards for Excellence, which we were delighted to retain in 2010. Our involvement with the Mayday Network helped contribute to a very strong award submission which prompted judges to describe us as “making a significant and positive contribution to climate change, shaping strategy and growing in influence…they are leaders in this field…”. Learn more about the awards here.
Want to find out more about the Mayday Network?
Visit the website at www.maydaynetwork.com.