Fairer society champion joins government's inclusive economy partnership

07 May 2019

A champion of a stronger and fairer society, Steve Murrells, CEO of the Co-op, is the latest business leader to join the Government’s Inclusive Economy Partnership.

He will work alongside 14 other chief executives from a wide range of organisations, including National Grid, Nationwide, O2, TechUK, NCVO and Big Lottery Fund who lead the advisory group.

It is being convened by DCMS and Cabinet Office, with support from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The Partnership sees Government, businesses and civil society working together to identify and develop solutions to solve some of the UK’s toughest challenges, three flagship challenges have been identified; financial inclusion and capability, mental health at work, and transition to work for young people.

Steve Murrells said:

“I am really excited to be joining like-minded people who are committed to tackling some of society’s toughest challenges.

“The Co-op’s purpose extends beyond creating pure commercial value alone. Our 4.6 million members expect their Co-op to help create positive social impact and value in areas such as skills, inclusion and wellbeing. This opportunity enables me to share those goals, with like-minded partners, and to develop mutual solutions, which can support and strengthen communities across the UK.”

Secretary of State at DCMS, Jeremy Wright said:

"I'd like to welcome Steve to the Inclusive Economy Partnership and have no doubt his vast experience and ethos will make a great contribution as we work to solve some of the country's most difficult social challenges."

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