Welcome to our new members: Lambeth Council, Royal Armouries and Holkham Estate

This month we are delighted to welcome three new member organisations to Fit for the Future, representing the public, cultural and heritage sectors. They are joining us with a range of experiences and high ambitions to deliver on environmental responsibility and sustainability. 

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Collaboration in a Covid World

Supporting our members and delivering our strategy in the context of Covid 19 means listening, responding and resetting ourselves for the challenges ahead. We remain committed to our mission and will be working alongside more partners, initiating new collaborations and becoming more resilient to ensure we support our members deliver rapid and transformational change.

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UPDATE September 2020: Fit for the Future Up and Running Again

The Fit for the Future team have returned from furlough and have started the process of developing our services, activity and support in the changed context of Covid 19. 

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UPDATE: Fit for the Future Furlough - activities now on hold

In these unprecedented times, Fit for the Future will be taking a temporary pause as the central team go on furlough. The team is very much looking forward to reconnecting with members, partners and friends in a few months time. 

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Welcoming New Members: Ditchley Foundation, Portsmouth Cathedral & Centre for Alternative Technology

We are delighted to welcome three new organisations to our membership this spring. Ditchley Foundation, Portsmouth Cathedral & Centre for Alternative Technology. 

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Our Virtual Events are Live: Sustainable Procurement with Nestlé and Chatsworth

Our events have now gone virtual and Sustainable Procurement: An Introduction, took place live online today. Despite not being able to visit Chatsworth House as planned, there was plenty of energy and interaction during our virtual meet up. Over 40 practitioners from organisations including RNLI, Guide Dogs, National Trust, Cancer Research UK and British Heart Foundation joined the call. They heard from Nestle’s Responsible Sourcing Manager, Robin Sundaram and Head of Value Chain Sustainability, Andrew Griffiths. Chatsworth House’s Sustainability Officer, Tom Hendry, then presented on Chatsworth estate's procurement policy.

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Fit for the Future Activity During Coronavirus

We are living in extraordinary times; many of our members will now be working from home, with business as usual on hold for the foreseeable future. Following the latest government guidance, which advises that all non-essential travel, gatherings and crowded places be avoided in order to protect the most vulnerable in our communities, Fit for the Future will be putting the principles of adaptation and resilience into practice when it comes to delivering our services. We believe we have a real opportunity to demonstrate the power of collaboration and networking in difficult circumstances, and we have all the tools at our disposal to ensure that our activity can continue with as much impact as ever.

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Our 2019 Impact Report:'Collaboration vital to deliver changes we need at scale and pace required'

Our 2019 Impact Report reveals how Fit for the Future makes a difference for its 80+ members when it comes to addressing climate change, increasing business resilience and finding ways of working that benefit the natural world. 

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Welcoming New Members:Royal British Legion, AHF & The Salvation Army Trading Company

We are delighted to welcome three new members to our network this spring: Salvation Army Trading Company, The Royal British Legion, and Architectural Heritage Fund. 

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How will the Environment Act impact the Third Sector?

On 13th February Fit for the Future Network partnered with IEMA to deliver a webinar on the implications and impacts of the Environment Bill on charities, heritage bodies and other third sector organisations. Chief Policy Advisor for IEMA, Martin Baxter, explained the scope of the Bill, key areas of impact and involvement for third sector bodies, and next steps. The full recording is available here and you can find Martin’s presentation in our Members’ Area.

Here are some of the top takeaways:

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