“Social enterprise should be in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy so that it is taken seriously’. The key message is that social enterprise has to work together to lead the way on tackling climate change. No one else is going to do this for us” – Kresse Wesling

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Social Enterprise came together on the morning of Tuesday 26th October to consider what the role of social enterprise is in developing the most effective policies for a climate-smart future.

The Chair of the APPG is Alex Sobel MP. He is also the BGIPU Rapporteur to advance IPU engagement in COP26, and he began the meeting by sharing his thoughts and plans around the time he will be spending in Glasgow.

We then heard from three truly inspirational social enterprise leaders

They were followed by Paul Gerrard Campaigns & Public Affairs Director at the Co-op Group and Board Director at Co-ops UK and Andrew O’Brien Director of External Affairs SEUK. Listen to the discussion below to hear firsthand how some leading social enterprises are tackling the climate emergency and how social enterprise holds the key to a sustainable future.