The REGENERATE DEVON Summit
This past year of climate emergency declarations, pandemic lockdown and economic crisis have intensified calls for a ‘green new deal’ and ‘build back better’. We are in a moment of tremendous potential. What kind of change is possible?
Over the upcoming months and years we’ll all be making decisions about how we re-build our households, communities and economy and the choices that we make now will ripple long into the future. It is a real opportunity to arm ourselves with our greatest tools and attributes and design an economy that will be socially and ecologically resilient for the future. Within this, enterprise has the opportunity to play a huge role in creating shared value across society.
The Social Enterprise Networks of Plymouth (PSEN), Exeter (ESSENCE) and Torbay (Local Spark Torbay) are hosting this 3-day virtual summit; rising together across sectors to build a socially and ecologically resilient economy. The vision and funding for this Summit come forth from the SIMPL (Social Investment Market Place Links) project.
The SIMPL partnership wants to see the growth of a robust social economy across Devon (and beyond). This means an economy that supports strong local economic activity; that actively promotes the well-being of people and planet; one that reduces inequality and one that finds ways to restore and regenerate our natural world.