Mayday Network Is a Growing Phenomenon; Tracy Rees, Head of Policy at Business in the Community Wales, Provides an Update on an Expanding Network and Its First Annual Report

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Mayday Network Is a Growing Phenomenon; Tracy Rees, Head of Policy at Business in the Community Wales, Provides an Update on an Expanding Network and Its First Annual Report


The current scientific consensus is that emission reductions of at least 80% will be required by 2050 to avoid dangerous runaway climate change.

Businesses thriving on innovation and responding to demand have a pivotal role to play and will be at the heart of the shift to a sustainable society.

BITC's Mayday Network has grown to more than 3,000 companies nationally over the past year, an increase of more than 110%. The ongoing growth and success of the Network shows the vital importance of business leadership and collaboration in the formation of a sustainable economy for Wales.

And in our first annual report published this year, it's in Wales where this network of like-minded businesses has grown the fastest, with the expansion coming largely from the small and micro business community.

Our research has shown that 76% of businesses in the Mayday Network now agree that climate change is as much a business opportunity as a threat.

So we asked one of our Mayday members, Paul Frowen, director at HLN Architects, for his view on why making a public commitment is important.

"As an architectural practice which advocates green design to our clients, it was a simple decision to support BITC and the Prince by joining the Mayday Network and making our own pledge to take action against climate change," he said. …

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