Peter Holbrook, CEO of Social Enterprise UK, has released the following response to the Government’s Green Paper on the Industrial Strategy:
“The Green Paper is aptly titled ‘Building our Industrial Strategy’ and the Secretary of State strikes a refreshingly collaborative tone in his introduction noting the paper is “a set of proposals for discussion and consideration”.
We are pleased to see social enterprise referred to, albeit briefly, in the ‘Supporting businesses to start and grow’ section, but this has to mean more than continued support for social investment.
BEIS’s task is to persuade all Departments to embrace innovation, intervention, and the opportunities and challenges that Brexit presents if the final strategy is to be more than a repackaging of what Government is already doing.
Surprisingly, there is no mention of the Shared Society and the PM’s vision for inclusive business in the document outside the introduction. The social contribution of business should run through the strategy; it very much feels like there is an Office for Civil Society-shaped hole in BEIS and never has the OCS’s move to DCMS felt more inappropriate.
Anyone hoping for a ‘shovel-ready’ Industrial Strategy will be sorely disappointed. Yet this is a strong starting point for a newly interventionist Government, and if Government is as genuinely committed to listening and it says it is, a welcome departure from what has gone before.”
Social Enterprise UK will be responding to the Green Paper consultation in due course.
Like our Facebook Page
Can You Maximize Your Profits While Investing Ethically?
Environmental Benefits of Living in Miami. Why Is It Worth Moving There?
5 Ways To Shift To Green Energy At Home
Advantages of Free-Range Farming for Eco-Friendly Consumers
What is Eco-Friendly Investing and How Can You Embrace It?
Green Software Ideas to Implement with an Offshore Development Team
5 Things Eco-Conscious Consumers Should Know About Private Wells
The True Environmental and Social Costs of Mined Diamonds
20 Incredible Facts Eco-Tourists Should Know About Dubai
5 Massive Benefits of Turning to Renewable Energy
6 Tips For Getting the Most from a Solar-Powered Home
7 Excellent Ways to Live a Greener Lifestyle in 2021
How the Property Industry Is Embracing Eco-Friendliness Across the Board
Sustainability in Construction: Methods to Mitigate Environmental Impacts
New Company is Driving ESG Infrastructure Development in Mining
10 Tips to Turn Your Next Holiday into an Eco-Friendly Celebration
4 Benefits of Commuting with a Bicycle as an Eco-Friendly Consumer
Some Important Facts about Eco-Friendly Glass Railings
Impact Proof of Stake Ethereum Mining on Power Industry Sustainability
7 Business Survival Guidelines All Eco-Friendly Entrepreneurs Must Follow
- Features12 months ago
Eco-Friendly Interior Design Is Easier Than You Might Think
- Features10 months ago
Eco-Friendly Hacks To Create A Durable Shop For Your Home
- Energy6 months ago
Eco-Friendly Homeowners Lower Carbon Footprints through Greater Air Conditioner Efficiency
- Features5 months ago
Seven Health and Safety Tips for Eco-Friendly Products in a Green Home