Essential Consultation launched

The North West region owes it to the world and to itself to be a strong leader in a new, green economy that leaves the world a better place than we found it for the first time in many, many generations.  The NWBLT have produced a new charter  for a green economy, a successor to our previous ‘Essential Resources’ report, designed to help deliver against that call to action and propose some areas for innovation and collaboration which, we believe, could help to reshape the world anew.

We want to hear your thoughts on this important issue. How businesses and individuals behave in relation to the environment and resources has a far-reaching impact on us all. We all have a stake in this, and for this reason, the NWBLT are seeking your thoughts on this consultation document, and the questions that it poses.

Essential can be downloaded here.

Please let us have your thoughts and comments by completing this survey  –  CLICK HERE

The consultation was launched at the International Business Festival in Liverpool by Juergen Maier, NWBLT Chair and CEO of Siemens at a roundtable discussion.  Juergen said “it is time for us to step up, to show that responsibility, so we can be proud of what we pass on to the next generation.  As such I like all of the 7 Steps outlined in the Charter but the one what really stands out is – How to be a Leader”.


The roundtable also featured presentations by Mark Knowles (Head of Low Carbon Economy, Liverpool LEP) and Mark Atherton (Director of Environment at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority).  David Pinder, CEO at Baxi, also gave a business view of the opportunities for innovation around this agenda.  For a short film of the roundtable session please click here.