Insight Executive Group is appealing to our network to help support a change to legislation. This will truly benefit ours and future generations to come. You can take part with one action* to help create positive change. And it takes less than a minute. 

The principle is simple. Currently, £300bn of taxpayer’s money is spent on public services and goods each year. While there is legislation to govern that spending, for example, guidelines to ensure that social value is mandatory,  there are little or no requirements for the purchasing departments to consider environmental factors, such as: 

  • Emissions of over 80,000 fleet vehicles 
  • Packaging and wastage in products and supplies to over 24,000 schools  
  • Policy to extend the life of – rather than replace – the hundreds of thousands of laptops and IT equipment across UK government buildings  

And in the words of David Shields – the brilliant mind behind this campaign and a petition to change the guidelines – we think this is bonkers! 

One small change to legislation could ensure that every penny of the £300bn spent on public goods and services each year must consider environmental factors, and contribute to a net positive outcome, ie a business approach in which a company puts back more into society, the environment and the global economy than it takes out.”  


Doesn’t that make sense? 


The change is so simple, and, however you feel about the Brexit word, we now find ourselves at a time when we can influence the UK Procurement Bill 2022; this is the Bill that sets the standards by which public money is spent – and we have the opportunity to change it for the first time.

But we must act quickly. To make any change to the legislation we need at least 10,000 signatures on the petition to take the request to The House of Lords. Ideally, we would like to gather 100,000 signatures to raise the issue in Parliament. But we need to act now as we have a matter of months to gather the vital signatures and support.  

“Today climate change is the gravest existential threat to every UK and global citizen and will require a concerted effort from both the public and private sectors over decades to stop and reverse – this is only possible if we act now.” 

David Shields, MD, Value-Match  

It is for these reasons, that IEG is appealing to our network. Take one minute (today, please?) to sign the petition to support change that would carry huge benefits for generations to come. The long-term benefits would not only contribute to environmental factors. But financially too with reduced wastage, cleaner air, and wonderfully simple ideas such as regenerating power at the source.  

Please take a moment to sign the petition here. And if you would like more information or get in touch, there are links at the base of this article.  

We would be grateful if you would share this article with your friends and networks. (On LinkedIn, Facebook, and any other social media) Let more people know how they can take one small action today. Help shape how their money is better spent for our precious planet.   

We welcome all support to help reach and smash our target of 10,000 in the next month. So please do get in touch if you would also like to help extend the reach of this campaign.  


You can find out more and sign the petition here  

You can get in touch with David Shields here 

If you would like to get involved with Insight Executive Group or have contacts or groups you would like to recommend, please get in touch with Richard Collins. Our MD at Insight Executive Group  

*NB That counts as two actions if you sign AND share the petition.

Thank you for your support.