As London’s destination of choice for business, Midtown is home to some of the world’s leading brands and household names as well as to those fast becoming the faces of the future. From law and finance to telecommunications, media, technology, architecture, design and more, Midtown boasts leading talent and business leaders across the industry mix.
The Midtown Big Ideas Exchange brings Midtown businesses together to share knowledge pan-industry and regardless of scale of operation or reach. We all have business goals that require the fundamentals of, talent management, office accommodation, and responsible supply chain procurement, through to strategic business development and innovation.
Most businesses today are engaged in creating wider social value, whether via what used to be termed ‘philanthropy’ or through Corporate Social Responsibility related programmes. Increasingly business is looking to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework for sustainable profitability for the long-term. Many businesses are recognising that the future of business and competitive advantage come from bringing economic and social needs together for profit.
This year’s MBIE programme is grounded in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs are expected to have a big impact on countries, cities and the economy in the coming decade.
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BEE Midtown adheres to the United Nations view that cities that are socially, economically, and politically inclusive, work towards reducing inequalities. The SDGs are 17 targets agreed by the United Nation in 2015 that stand as a universal call to action to fight poverty, protect the planet and ensure greater peace and prosperity around the world.
We have translated a universal model to a hyper-local level so that these big issues can be debated within the context of day to day business. We have identified four SDGs for Midtown and each of the issues will be addressed through the MBIE 2019/2020 programme:
Find out how neighbouring businesses in Midtown are powering ahead on these agendas and building their competitive advantage. The 2019/20 MBIE programme will include: