CPP marks one year of the Inclusive Growth Network (IGN)

15 September 2021

CPP welcomed the political leaders of 12 combined authorities and local councils from across the UK to mark the first anniversary of the Inclusive Growth Network, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and hosted by CPP.

Together, we looked back at one year of peer-to-peer support and expert advice to build inclusive, green economies. The leaders’ session focused on the shared challenges faced by local and regional leaders around delivering a just transition to a net zero economy that leaves nobody behind.

Charlotte Alldritt, director, CPP said

“As host of the IGN, CPP has been proud to work with our 12 member places pioneering ways of achieving green, inclusive growth over the last year. This year has not been without profound challenges as local leaders across the UK have had to navigate the health and economic implications of the pandemic – compounding deep inequalities that have long held back productivity and prosperity in many of our communities.

“IGN has given places access to peer-support, implementation advice and a network of fellow policy makers and practitioners grappling with one of the most important questions of our times – how can we create clean, inclusive economies in which no one and no place is left behind?”

Marvin Rees, mayor of Bristol, said:

Being a part of the inclusive growth network has been really helpful – really important for us as we connect with other people to draw on their expertise and their experience on tackling how we deliver inclusive growth. If it were easy, everyone would be doing it so we must collaborate.”

Read more about the opportunities of place to build back better our economies.