Every year, the opportunity we have to make an impact grows. And this year was no different. We’ve all been through so much, totally changing the way we work, at a scale and pace never seen before. Reflecting on the past twelve months, we’ve seen the type of change we couldn’t have imagined possible at the start of the year.
Launching our mission
At the end of 2019, we brought the company together to think about our future and the future of public services. We began crafting an idea, a new mission to guide us and ground us through the next decade. We kicked off this year sharing some of these ideas, thinking on the power of councils in the climate era and how we might help local government to supercharge communities to shape the future of place.
Though we delayed its release as the world pivoted into COVID-19 response, by May we were ready to launch our mission, organising for change, and our belief that public institutions are the catalyst for change to radically improve outcomes for communities in the internet and climate era.
As part of this commitment to taking the climate seriously, we ran an internal discovery on the ways our organisation can reduce its environmental impact. We shared our climate week notes, exploring what it means to be an organisation in the climate era and future models for how we can best respond to the most urgent problems facing our public institutions and society.
Working with our partners, we’ve started important climate work, bringing councils together to help them think about their levers for change to take on climate change in their places. We’ve started delivering climate assemblies and working with partners to develop new models of organising that will help them to work with their communities to effect real change.