Sustainability Commission


The IPT published the final report of the Sustainability Commission in February 2015, working in collaboration with the University of Birmingham Environment & Energy, Economics and Management Cluster.

The Sustainability Commission investigated what the UK Parliament and future governments can do to better understand sustainability, and create an environment to promote sustainable business practices. The Commission consisted of a series of six policy based and case study led briefings within the Houses of Parliament, with the final report encapsulating the themes that emerged from the sessions. The final report also serves as a guide of best practice, to be used as a springboard for other businesses to adopt more sustainable businesses models.

"The Commission is about an evidence based mind set. People will share their perspectives on various issues around sustainability. It’s about shifting the perspective on sustainability from something we can’t afford to do, to something we can’t afford not to do.”
Professor Stephen Brammer,
Professor of Management at Birmingham Business School, and Co-Chair of Sustainability Commission.

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The Commissions Members

Co-Chairs of the Commission
  • Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP
  • Professor Stephen Brammer
  • Mr Adrian Bailey MP
  • Rt Hon the Baroness Blackstone of Stoke Newington
  • Vicky Bullivant
  • Professor Matthew Cole
  • Jonathan Djanogly MP
  • Rowan Douglas
  • Sîan Foster
  • Baroness Greengross
  • Lord Haskins
  • Oliver Jones
  • Alan Knight OBE
  • Jeremy Lefroy MP
  • Ann McKechin MP
  • Iain McKenzie MP
  • David Picton
  • Rt Hon the Baroness Prashar CBE
  • Joey Tabone
  • Joan Walley MP
  • Rt Hon the Lord Whitty
  • Caroline Woolley
  • Professor the Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE

Read the Report: Sustainability Commission

Read the final report of the Sustainability Commission with Foreword by Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP, published in February 2015.

Commission Launch

Read more about the Sustainability Commissions Opening dinner in September 2014, launching the Commission.

Blog: Technology and Investment

On Wednesday 14 January 2015, the IPT hosted the final evidence session of the Sustainability Commission, looking at technology and the impact of investment on the issue of sustainability.

Commission Briefing

Click the link to find out more about the Commission, information about the different sessions and more about the Commissioners.

Sustainability Commission Podcasts

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