Business Climate Challenge | Business Engagement Partners

The Business Climate Challenge is being run in partnership with nine business engagement partners. Business engagement partners are business membership organisations such as Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and Climate Change Alliances. These organisations have a unique role and opportunity to support their members in addressing urgent climate and cost-of-living needs, and driving net zero efforts at the local level.

Partners will manage recruitment, engagement, and communications with participants for the duration of the Challenge. The BCC will deliver cohort-wide activities with business engagement partners to maximise peer-to-peer learning opportunities for their membership, motivate action, and share learnings London-wide.

Each partner will recruit a cohort of 20 to 50+ businesses from their membership and create local knowledge-sharing networks on estate decarbonisation.

You can find more information about business engagement partners below.

Better Bankside

Better Bankside is a Business Improvement District (BID) based in the London Borough of Southwark with a membership of more than 500 businesses. The BID supports their members in three strategic areas: driving economic growth, energizing their community into climate action, and shaping a happy neighbourhood. 

Better Bankside has a goal of reaching net zero by 2030, and a target to provide comprehensive support to 20% of member businesses to reduce their carbon impact by at least 10% by 2025. The BID’s climate action work is focused on four key work streams: energy efficiency and carbon reduction, greener spaces, air quality and sustainable transport, and waste reduction and recycling. 

Better Bankside was the BCC’s first business engagement partner for the 2021 pilot, and will support us to deliver the expansion of the BCC, recruiting a cohort of 31 to 40 businesses from their membership in 2022.  

Camden Climate Change Alliance

The Camden Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) is a network of over 400 organisations based in the London Borough of Camden. CCCA applied to support BCC delivery as a consortium with multiple Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and a business network. Consortium members include: Central District Alliance, Hatton Garden, Camden Town Unlimited, Euston Town, and the Knowledge Quarter business network. 

CCCA’s mission is to support members to contribute towards a low-emission and low-waste Camden, which improves local air quality, mitigates climate change and closes the loop on waste. This includes a commitment to work towards a net zero carbon borough by 2030, outlined in the Camden Climate Action Plan. CCCA has a climate action pledge for members including a specific theme on energy. Actions under this theme include energy reduction and installation of renewables.  

CCCA and their consortium partners will support us to deliver the expansion of the BCC by recruiting a cohort of more than 50 businesses from their membership in 2022.  

Heart of London Business Alliance

Heart of London Business Alliance is a Business Improvement District (BID) based in the London Borough of Westminster with a membership of more than 600 businesses. The BID supports their members through area promotion, business support and advocacy.  

Heart of London Business Alliance is committed to supporting Westminster City Council’s 2040 zero carbon target for the borough. Their sustainability initiatives focus on sustainable transport infrastructure and active travel, public realm greening, waste and recycling, and building retrofitting advocacy.  

Heart of London Business Alliance will recruit a cohort of 20 to 30 businesses from their membership to join the BCC in 2022. 

Islington Sustainable Energy Partnership

Islington Sustainable Energy Partnership (ISEP) is a network of over 50 organisations based in the London Borough of Islington who want to reduce energy costs, cut carbon emissions and manage their environmental impacts. 

ISEP has aligned with Islington Council’s 2030 Net Zero Carbon Programme. The organisation promotes sharing and learning between energy and sustainability professionals, provides advice, events and resources, helps members get involved in local community projects and runs a free certification scheme for members that recognises environmental achievement. ISEP provides a carbon monitoring project for members, which includes Scope 2 and 3 reporting options, and a carbon footprint scheme for employees. 

ISEP will recruit a cohort of 20 to 30 businesses from their membership to join the BCC in 2022. 

Love Wimbledon

Love Wimbledon is a Business Improvement District (BID) based in the London Borough of Merton with a membership of more than 300 businesses. The BID supports their members through placemaking, cost saving and business training schemes, business promotion, and sustainability. 

The BID has pledged to work with office tenants and property owners over the next 5-year term to improve the green credentials of their buildings, and to lobby to improve air quality, reduce emission levels from traffic and to create greener, healthier streets. Their sustainability initiatives focus on waste and recycling, sustainable travel and delivery, and urban garden development.  

Love Wimbledon will recruit a cohort of 20 to 30 businesses from their membership to join the BCC in 2022. 

Positively Putney

Positively Putney is a Business Improvement District (BID) based in the London Borough of Wandsworth with a membership of more than 400 businesses. The BID supports their members by promoting the area, improving the safety and cleaning of the town centre and encouraging businesses to work together. The BIDs sustainability initiatives focus on greening, waste, recycling and air quality. 

Positively Putney will recruit a cohort of 20 to 30 businesses from their membership to join the BCC in 2022.  

Station to Station

Station to Station is a Business Improvement District (BID) based in the London Borough of Lambeth with a membership of more than 250 businesses. The BID supports their members through business growth initiatives, marketing and promotion, sustainability and area cleanliness, and advocacy. Station to Station’s sustainability initiatives focus on greening, recycling, carbon reduction schemes and sustainable travel. 

Station to Station will recruit a cohort of 20 to 30 businesses from their membership to join the BCC in 2022. 

 The Fitzrovia Partnership 

The Fitzrovia Partnership is a Business Improvement District (BID) based in the London Borough of Camden with a membership of more than 250 businesses. The BID’s business priorities include place shaping, cost reduction schemes, safety and cleaning, sustainable working, events and promotions. 

The Fitzrovia Partnership is aligned with the Mayor of London’s target to make the capital net zero carbon by 2030 and Camden Council’s 2030 net zero carbon target. The BID’s sustainability initiatives include green infrastructure, clean air, waste consolidation, freight consolidation, and green transport. 

The Fitzrovia Partnership will recruit a cohort of 20 to 30 businesses from their membership to join the BCC in 2022. 

Team London Bridge

Team London Bridge is a Business Improvement District (BID) based in the London Borough of Southwark with a membership of more than 340 businesses. Their BID’s services to members focus on the following areas: Security, Placeshaping, Environmental Improvements, Place Promotion, Responsible Business Services (CSR), and Events and Networking. 

Team London bridge has made a commitment to “Make London Bridge part of a Carbon Zero Southwark by 2030”. The BID is developing their decarbonisation strategy and undergoing an assessment of carbon emissions generated across the area. Their current sustainability initiatives include greening, subsidised recycling, waste and recycling audits, and coffee cup recycling. 

Team London Bridge will recruit a cohort of 20 to 30 businesses from their membership to join the BCC in 2022. 

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