Founded in 1931, The Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) is an independent membership network representing private, public and social economy sectors and providing excellent benefits and events. It seeks to engage Scotland to influence Government and key stakeholders to ensure a prosperous economy that works for people and planet.
Expert insight from our cross-sector regional and national Committees and Commissions gives SCDI a respected, independent and wide viewpoint. This unique perspective on both local and national economic challenges, informs our highly regarded work:
- The International Business Committee has actions to support our economy through trade and cooperation with the EU
- The Business Purpose Commission world first report aims to make Scotland the home of purposeful businesses.
- Our Blueprint for the Scottish economy, Making a Good Living has shaped the National Strategy for Economic Transformation
- Our climate tech and health and data reports highlight sustainable growth opportunities for Scotland
- We’ve explored how we harness value for Scotland from offshore wind and heat networks
- We’ve partnered with NatureScot sharing business success stories and six easy steps to net zero and a nature-rich future
- Our Productivity Clubs are a network focused on doing things better. They support businesses to increase performance
- The SCDI Young Engineering and Science Clubs actively tackle the growing STEM skills gap
SCDI has helped shape the Scottish economic landscape over 90 years
“It will be the duty of the Council to examine and consider impartially the industrial, commercial and economic problems with which the country is faced for the time being; to endeavour to arrive at a solution to these problems and, where necessary, to obtain from Parliament such legislation as may be required to give effect to the conclusions reached by the Council.” SCDI, Constitution of the Council, 1931