Confor: promoting forestry and wood
Confor is a UK-wide membership organisation for sustainable forestry and wood owning businesses. They provide political engagement and market promotion, and support members’ competitiveness.
They work on a wide range of issues including land-use policy, sustainability certification, forestry and flooding, carbon sequestration, sustainable wood construction, biodiversity, and gender and diversity in the industry. They represent the whole forestry and wood supply chain including forest owners and managers, sawmills, processers, timber construction, forestry professionals and students, woodland owners, and conservationists.
The Crown Estate is a UK-wide public sector business which manages rural estates, the seabed and around half of the foreshore.
With a commercial mandate, The Crown Estate pays all surplus revenue (profit) to government for the benefit of the public finances. In 2012/13, this totalled £252.6 million.
The organisation invests in and supports the sustainable development of industries such as offshore renewables, tourism and aquaculture. The Crown Estate team also work with communities, NGOs and government agencies to support environmental protection and local regeneration in rural and coastal areas.
In recent years, The Crown Estate has focussed on embedding sustainability in business operations and developing a new approach to measuring and improving the organisation’s net social, environmental and economic contribution.
Keep Scotland Beautiful
Keep Scotland Beautiful is the independent charity which takes action, campaigns and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues affecting people’s quality of life. It is committed to making Scotland clean and green, today and tomorrow.
Our vision is – a clean, green, sustainable Scotland where people are engaged positively and empowered to take action on local, national and global sustainability issues in order to achieve positive change in behaviour and improve quality of life.
Paths for All
Paths for All is a registered Scottish charity committed to promoting and supporting walking for health and the development of multi-use path networks.
Our vision is for a happier, healthier, greener and more active Scotland.
Founded in 1996, Paths for All is a partnership organisation representing over 20 national organisations from the public and third sectors.
As part of the Iberdrola group, a world leader in renewable energy, ScottishPower places environmental issues at the heart of its business planning. Recognising the key role that the energy industry has in the fight against climate change, ScottishPower focusses on innovation and eco-efficiency to reduce the environmental impact of its activities.
University of Edinburgh, Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability
The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability works to enable the University to understand, explain and deliver on its ambition to be a leading socially responsible and sustainable university.
The University of Edinburgh is committed to being a world leader in addressing global challenges including poverty, climate change and the growing demand for energy, food and water. The Department was created in 2014 to understand how the University can work to respond to these challenges.
We aim to do this by:
• Supporting a culture of change
• Pursuing excellence and innovation
• Working collaboratively as part of the local and global community
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