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Leadership for change. Live online discussion event

What does it take to lead? Individuals, community groups, businesses and decision makers share their experiences of leading positive change for society and the environment.

Art is as essential as energy

Art is as essential as energy

"We hope to rewire you to a world you’ve been isolated from and to reconnect you with the power that culture and art have, because art is as essential as energy."

Ahead of our upcoming 'Reconnecting' exhibition at Bermondsey Project Space, Hugo Lami reflects on his recent artist residency with UK Power Networks.


Sustainability First Art & Writing Prizes 2021 - now open for applications!

We're delighted to announce the launch of our 2021 Art and Writing Prizes. This year's theme, 'Together for a Fair Climate Future', brings together the climate crisis, fairness in society, and how we work together to achieve a more sustainable future. 

The winning artist and writer will each receive £1,000 and will be featured as part of a virtual book ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in the UK.


We're launching our educational workshops on sustainability and climate change

Children and young people will inherit a changing world due to the climate crisis and it is our responsibility to support them to develop knowledge, creativity and skills to take climate action.

That’s why we’ve developed a pilot series of workshops on sustainability and climate action that combine lessons and tasks on art, science, geography, literacy and social justice.



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. 


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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