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Businesses urged to have their say on The Wales We Want

Businesses urged to have their say on 'The Wales We Want'

 The National Conversation reaches out to business people:

Tuesday 8 April, 6.30 – 9pm, Wales Millennium Centre

Businesses are being urged to take part in the pilot ‘National Conversation’ about the Wales they would like to see by 2050. The launch of ‘The Wales We Want’ took place last month at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, with the support of award-winning Welsh actor and UNICEF supporter, Michael Sheen, and Kelly Davies, founder of youth sports business Vi-Ability.

As the National Conversation gathers pace, with people from across Wales now feeding in their views, Welsh businesses are being asked to participate in a special Wales We Want focus group, run by independent research consultants, Miller Research.

Commissioner for Sustainable Futures and leader of the National Conversation, Peter Davies, has commented: Our lives and our governments are increasingly driven by short term pressures yet decisions we make today will shape the world for future generations.

“This event is an opportunity for people in the private sector to focus on the sort of Wales where sustainable businesses can thrive in the future. It’s a chance for businesses today to have their say on the long-term goals that will establish the right environment for companies to do prosperous and sustainable business tomorrow.”

The Wales We Want campaign will help inform the proposed Future Generations Bill (working title) being introduced by Welsh Government later this year to ensure that public services in Wales are focused on delivering long-term goals for the sustainable future of Wales.

Six goals have been drafted by Welsh Government to help shape a Wales that is the best place to live, learn, work and do business, encompassing: prosperity and innovation; Wales using its fair share of natural resources; community safety, cohesion, and resilience; Welsh culture and language; health; equality.

Jeff Cuthbert AM, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, said: “This Conversation is about the kind of Wales we want to see in the future. How do we ensure that the decisions we make now strike the right balance in securing a healthier more prosperous nation without adversely impacting on our natural resources? 

“The view of businesses and their participation in the National Conversation will help us to set the long-term agenda for Wales."

The event is free, but with a limited number of places, business people are being urged to book a place as soon as possible by contacting  [email protected], or by phoning 01873 851889. Light refreshments will be available.

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