Across the world, there is grave concern about the future of our planet. The UN’s 17 sustainable development goals provide a framework for how best to preserve and protect our planet, its inhabitants and resources, and we have identified one of these goals – climate change – as our primary focus for encouraging and supporting sustainable living. Harnessing the power of design, we can bring about meaningful change.

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Report / 16/04/2020

Design perspectives: sustainable living

In March 2020 Design Council launched its strategy which set the direction of work for the next four years. It has identified three strategic priorities where the greater use of design could make a significant difference and subsequently benefit...

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Sustainable Living - Is it time to press the reset button? It's time for the dialogue around sustainable living to change – so it is clearer who has the power to reduce social and environmental inequalities. This means understanding the responsibility of governments, private corporations and the financial sector in bringing about meaningful change,... It's time for the dialogue around sustainable living to change

Feature — 07/05/2020

Supporting the transition to a more sustainable future Design Council’s virtual sustainable living roundtable event brought together an influential group of sector leaders and industry experts to share stories of their work and explore how design can support a transition to a more sustainable future. Design Council’s virtual sustainable living roundtable event brought together an influential group of sector leaders and industry experts to

Report — 07/05/2020

Design Council responds to Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan Chancellor Riski Sunak announced the next steps of the UK’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. In response Design Council’s Chief Executive, Sarah Weir OBE, said... Chancellor Riski Sunak announced the next steps of the UK’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

News — 25/09/2020

Sarah Weir OBE to step down as Design Council Chief Executive Sarah Weir OBE has announced that she will be stepping down as Chief Executive of Design Council after three and a half years at its helm, bringing to a close an illustrious career spanning 45 years. Her decision follows her diagnosis of a rare lung disease. Sarah Weir OBE has announced that she will be stepping down as Chief Executive of Design Council after three and a half years...

News — 17/09/2020