Why?

As a region we face the challenge of improving our economic productivity, and in doing so ensuring this brings benefits to all our residents.

Being efficient in energy, water, and materials use, developing new green products and services, and having access to a high quality natural environment, can bring significant ‘clean growth’ productivity gains for organisations. Our region is already well placed to benefit from its strengths in low carbon energy, transport, construction, and waste reuse.

Being prepared for future legislation, resource scarcity, investors, employees and customers expectations, and extreme weather events, helps ‘resilient growth’ to protect hard won productivity gains.

Being generous in how economic growth can help provide jobs for a diverse range of people and improve the quality and access to the local natural environment, helps to contribute to ‘inclusive growth’.