What is London Leaders?
We launched the London Leaders programme in 2007 to catalyse change - the kind of change that we need to tackle London's most ingrained problems.
International research from the UK, Europe and North and South America, undertaken on behalf of the London Sustainable Development Commission, shows that the challenges we face are not solved by governments or corporations alone. They are solved through strong leadership at every level, by people working together and by being empowered to take action. Providing individuals and their communities with the confidence, skills and support to make sustainable changes in their lives can lead to positive change.
That's why we have created our 'London Leaders' programme. We know we have to do things differently if we are going to reach our goals. Leadership at the top is showing just what is possible when people are effectively empowered. London Leaders complements this by not leaving everything to government and business, by finding people from all walks of life who want to take responsibility to make change happen together.
Leadership is about making decisions, setting new benchmarks, taking risks, being prepared to make mistakes, learning from each other, empowering ourselves and others to make change happen.
In 2011 we appointed our fourth generation of London Leaders who we hope will motivate all of us to take action in our own communities, homes and workplaces to make London greater. We want the benefits of leadership on sustainability to permeate all sectors, all communities and eventually all households.
So, who are the London Leaders?
A Year in the Life of the London Leaders
Imagine London 2050: a world class sustainable
Passion for the Planet has linked up with the London Sustainable Development Commission to be the official London Leaders radio station.
Over the next 12 months Passion for the Planet will be broadcasting a series of interviews with the London Leaders, who will give details on what projects they are undertaking across the capital, how people can join in and their unique perspectives on what it takes to be a leader for sustainable development.
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