Register Login

The Sustainability Innovation Exchange 2016 is now finished.

Whether or not you were able to take part in the day, please take 3 minutes to complete our post event survey here. Your responses will help us, and policymakers, to understand the impact of this type of open consultation process.

Video introductions for each of the sessions can be viewed here.

Please click through the Session links below to access all of the comments and the materials shared on each of the discussions. These will remain available to everyone registered for the event. Thank you again!


Introduction to the event; listening to your thoughts on how policy helps and hinders sustainability innovation. 

This session will be moderated by David Grayson CBE, Director of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility at the Cranfield School of Management.

: May 25 '16, 9:00am–9:30am GMT

Room 1: Education

In this topic we will discuss what we need to do better or do differently so that we are we are teaching and empowering individuals to innovate. 

: May 25 '16, 9:30am–12:30pm GMT

Room 2: Networks

In this room we will be talking the ways in which we can provide innovators, or would-be innovators, the emotional and practical support to turn their ideas into reality.

: May 25 '16, 9:30am–12:30pm GMT

Room 3: Funding

Here we will be talking about funding for sustainability innovations.

: May 25 '16, 9:30am–12:30pm GMT

Room 4: Scaling Up

In this topic we will be talking about how we encourage the adoption of innovation to optimise environmental/social impact.

: May 25 '16, 1:00pm–3:00pm GMT

Room 5: Impact

This session is about the metrics we need to evaluate environmental / social impact, and also the system that we need to move towards which prioritises and rewards innovations which have a positive environmental / social impact.

: May 25 '16, 1:00pm–3:00pm GMT

Room 6: Open policy making

This session is about changing the way that policy itself is created so that it is more open to participation from the stakeholders that will ultimately be affected by it.

: May 25 '16, 1:00pm–3:00pm GMT

Wrap up - Taking action

We will be asking you to all make commitments about how you can press for change in your own sphere of influence. Participants and moderators will be invited to play back the key themes that have emerged from our discussions. 

: May 25 '16, 2:00pm–3:00pm GMT