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BEE MIDTOWN: GLOBAL GOALS AND UKSSD PARTNERSHIP
BEE Midtown's mission is to drive long-term sustainable commercial and social growth. By aligning corporate strategy with responsible and sustainable business practices, we can deliver more for businesses in Midtown, demonstrating leadership in our capital city.
Midtown for the goals

The idea that companies can do well and do good is finding ever greater traction. This is supported by a growing body of evidence linking commercial success with responsible and sustainable business. A study of corporate performance over an 18-year period found that companies who adopted Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policies, out-performed those that did not by around 5% annually. Research into Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” found that those businesses’ share price outperformed that of their peers by up to 3.8% annually over 28 years.

Most businesses today are engaged in creating wider social value, whether via what used to be termed ‘philanthropy’ or through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) related programmes. Increasingly business is looking to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework for linking and driving commercial success and sustainable business practices.

BEE Midtown have identified four SDGs where our members can achieve the biggest impact and value – REDUCED INEQUALITIES (SGD 10); SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES (SGD 11); RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION (SGD 12); and PARTNERSHIP FOR THE GOALS (SGD 17).

By providing hyper-local knowledge and driving collective action, we will transform the SDGs from theory into practical, immediate and tangible actions.

Inclusive, open and transparent collaboration right across the value chain is the only way that we will achieve the scalable and sustainable system changes we need to see. The UKSSD network brings together a diverse and committed group of organisations passionate about achieving sustainable change and the SDGs.
Anna Turrell, Head of Sustainability, Nestlé UK and Ireland

BEE Midtown is the first organisation of its kind in the UK to create a partnership with the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD), a network of more than 100 organisations across the UK who are working together to accelerate progress on the SDGs.

This offer gives Midtown businesses the opportunity of being pioneers and first-movers.

It is designed to enable hyper-local action on global issues, support responsible and sustainable business practices, and create a point of collective representation in the capital.

We are proud to be just one of an increasingly wider network working with UKSSD to drive action and invoke a cultural change in the UK performance on the Sustainable Development Goals.
Mike Hanson, Head of Sustainable Business, BaxterStorey
COMBINED EXPERTISE
Collectively, we provide a rich source of knowledge and evidence on SDG performance in the UK.
CROSS-SECTOR INFLUENCE
By working together we increase the influence of our partners to hold the UK to account on the SDGs.
COLLABORATIVE ACTION
We help our network come together to share ideas, create new opportunities and partnerships, and drive action.
The Partnership
BEE MIDTOWN BUSINESSES WILL RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT ON UKSSD FEES FOR THE FIRST YEAR
BECOME A MEMBER TO AMPLIFY YOUR EXPERTISE, INFLUENCE AND IMPACT AND BE PART OF A UK MOVEMENT
GAIN COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE BY SHARING IDEAS AND LEARNING WITH PEERS – BENEFIT FROM THE POWER OF THE COLLECTIVE
The Offer

ACCESS to resources and peers to support sustainable business practices

In-person: invitations to events (BEE Midtown, UKSSD and joint events); opportunities to connect with other members and partners; speaking opportunities to share knowledge
Online: connect on key topics through; webinars; teleconferences; and; other channels
Communications: receive the latest information and insights and best practice case studies sourced from BEE Midtown’s 400+ members and UKSSD 100+ organisations, delivered straight to your inbox

ACCELERATE the SDGs in Midtown and demonstrate leadership on core business issues

Be part of a BEE Midtown-led campaign related to Responsible Consumption (SDG 12), to review waste management practices: reduce waste-to-landfill, mitigate single-use products, increase recycling, enable sustainable procurement, and innovate for solutions
Receive waste and plastics reduction guides and information on the SDGs/business approaches through UKSSD’s partner resource bank
Participate in discussions and events about responsible consumption and supply chain management
Collaborate with your peers to share knowledge and best practice

ADVOCATE and publicly showcase the success of Midtown businesses

Participate in a campaign to ensure the SDGs are a priority for London Mayoral candidates
Receive feedback on BEE Midtown and UKSSD’s high-level engagements with government
Be part of UKSSD’s broader advocacy working groups to help shape strategic activities at a national level
COST OF PARTNERSHIP
Turnover band (per annum) Fee (excl VAT) 10% discount for BEE Midtown Members
£0 – £3m N/A N/A
£3 – £10m £500 £450
£10m – £50m £1,000 £900
£50m – £1bn £2,500 £2,250
£1bn+ £5,000 £4,500

The fee structure is based on annual turnover and profit status.

I love the diverse network of people, organisations and sectors at UKSSD, because we know that collective action across society is required to tackle complex and adaptive challenges, like the SDGs… and the events which provide a great space to share ideas and challenges in an honest and open environment.
Jo Appleby, Head of Partnerships, Impact International

Bee MidtownUKSSD Partner registration

Strengthen your expertise, influence and impact by joining the network that is accelerating progress on the SDGs in the UK.

The data you provide here is shared between UKSSD and BEE Midtown to verify and process your partnership. We will never pass your details to any other party without your consent. To understand how we use and store your data please read our privacy policy.

Completing this form provides us with all the information we need to confirm and process your organisation on our system. It’s not possible to save your form and come back to it later so please make sure you have all the information to hand before you start. If you need any help please contact info@bee-midtown.com.

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We will invoice you for your first year of partner fees straight away. Following the first year we invoice partners in either March or September, please select the date that is your preference.

You do not need to complete this if your turnover is below £3 million. Please include a PO number if required, a contact to send the invoice to if different from you, your registered address and any other information we might need.

Please provide basic information on your organisation including your mission statement and objectives if relevant.