Our innovative NETpositive software is the basis for a range of tools developed to help your stakeholders to engage practically with sustainability. From empowering staff to realise your organisational ambitions to developing your supply chains, we help your stakeholders to understand and support your sustainability journey. See below for examples of the projects we have worked on using our software and information on how the tool works.
Climate Emergency Departmental Action Planning Tool
In April 2019 The University of Bristol became the first UK University to declare a Climate Emergency
Working with NETpositive Futures a project was developed and launched in November 2019 to support every school and department within the university to create their own Climate Emergency Action Plan.
The project aims to support departments by:
- Providing clear information and guidance about the climate emergency declaration
- Engaging teams pro-actively with climate emergency planning and action
- Providing a practical and department-specific approach to climate emergency planning
- Sharing learning between departments to support collective action
The Action Planning Tool provides:
- A materiality analysis of the department tailored to the University of Bristol context
- A focus for discussion and engagement with the challenges of responding to the climate emergency
- A mechanism for signposting to support and guidance
- A practical approach to planning a departmental response that can be shared with stakeholders
- A repository for progress and activity across the University
Supplier Engagement Tool
In collaboration with the NWUPC, NEUPC, SUPC, TUCO purchasing consortia and The University of Manchester, the HE version of the tool was launched to the wider Higher Education sector in February 2016. The tool is designed to support and develop the supply chain, which is crucial to embedding sustainability in the procurement process.
The tool also includes content that specifically addresses the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act to help procurement professionals meet their disclosure obligation.
We have 45 universities signed up as tool providers with 6,000 suppliers registered and creating action plans.
We have also recently launched versions of this tool with the Yorkshire & Humberside Police Force and YPO.
Please note the link to the tool is not publicly available, as suppliers will be invited to create an action plan by one of their customers.
We have a separate website dedicated to our Supplier Engagement Tool (HE) containing all of the information both current Tool providers, suppliers and anyone interested in finding out more about the Tool should need. Check out the website here: http://www.netpositivesupplier.co.uk/
Student Engagement Tool
The Student Engagement Tool enables an institution to deliver student engagement with a focus on sustainability in their own specific context. Their students will have the opportunity to generate their own, bespoke Sustainability Action Plan. We work with institutions to ensure content is specific to their particular University context.
The University of Northampton is using our NETpositive Software as part of its Changemaker programme.
Their Life Hack tool enables students to explore the opportunities offered by the programme and the wider Changemaker Campus and community. As well as supporting their personal and professional development as part of the employability agenda it helps them demonstrate how they can make a positive contribution to society.
Business Engagement Tool
NETpositive Futures developed and delivered the GoGreen Business Engagement Tool for Low Carbon South West and Business West as part of Bristol’s year as Green Capital City (2015).
The GoGreen Business Engagement Tool enabled 400 Bristol businesses to create a sustainability action plan for their business, for free. The GoGreen team were able to access data and insights from business/tool interactions. Support and guidance within the Action Planning tool signposted to relevant local services.
NETpositive Futures champions an evidence-based approach to engagement with sustainability and its software provided a practical mechanism for Bristol businesses to commit to and demonstrate action during 2015.
This project has now moved into a new phase and we are working with the University of Bristol to pilot a project using the GoGreen approach as a starting point to demonstrate how the University of Bristol can:
- Provide meaningful volunteering opportunities within Bristol businesses for its students
- Support Bristol businesses to engage with sustainability to demonstrate climate action and impact
- Provide an evidence-base to inform business engagement activity across the region
Staff Engagement Tool
We worked with the University of Manchester on a whole-institution, staff engagement programme under the auspices of the sector-leading Social Responsibility team. Our NETpositive Staff Engagement Tool was at the heart of a training programme delivered to all staff at the institution. This was a truly ground-breaking piece of work we were delighted to be part of
How the tool works
The NETpositive Software enables an organisation to deliver stakeholder engagement with a focus on sustainability and social value in their own specific context. Their stakeholders (businesses, suppliers, staff, students etc) will have the opportunity to generate their own, bespoke Sustainability/Social Value Action Plan. We work with providers to ensure content is specific to their particular context.
The provider organisation is able to interrogate the data that is generated to understand not only how their stakeholders are making progress in relation to sustainability and social value but also to better understand their needs.
We work with a Provider to:
- create content that is entirely fit for their organisation
- plan a roll-out that engages as many stakeholders as possible
- communicate the value of the tool to their stakeholders
- ensure they can appropriately support their users along the way
- ensure they have access to data that they can use for reporting
- help them understand the importance of evidence-based engagement
A Tool User can:
- create a log-in to access the tool created for their organisation
- use the tool content to auto generate a sustainability/social value action plan
- use the plan to outline where they can contribute to organisational objectives
- evidence progress they can share with their teams (or others)