An interview: the future of sustainable business
Tony Danker, the Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Scott Barton, Managing Director of Corporate & Institutional Coverage recently came together to talk about the future of the green economy and how there’s been a change in business attitudes towards investing in sustainable initiatives.
- The trinity of Brexit, COVID-19 and the transition to net zero presents both challenges and opportunities.
- There has been a step change in business attitudes towards investing in sustainable initiatives and decarbonisation.
- The UK has an opportunity to position itself as an exporter of green products, services and expertise.
- There are four key ‘wins’ as businesses focus on sustainability:
- Job creation
- Regional regeneration
- Export success
- There is competitive pressure to embrace sustainable practices across all sectors, throughout the supply chain.
About the authors
Managing Director, Corporate & Institutional Coverage, Commercial Banking, Lloyds Bank
Director-General, Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
Important legal information
Lloyds Bank is a trading name of Lloyds Bank plc, Bank of Scotland plc, Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets plc and Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets Wertpapierhandelsbank GmbH.
Lloyds Bank plc. Registered Office: 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN. Registered in England and Wales no. 2065. Bank of Scotland plc. Registered Office: The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ. Registered in Scotland no. SC327000. Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets plc. Registered office 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN. Registered in England and Wales no. 10399850. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under registration number 119278, 169628 and 763256 respectively.
Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets Wertpapierhandelsbank GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets plc. Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets Wertpapierhandelsbank GmbH has its registered office at Thurn-und-Taxis Platz 6, 60313 Frankfurt, Germany. The company is registered with the Amtsgericht Frankfurt am Main, HRB 111650. Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets Wertpapierhandelsbank GmbH is supervised by the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht.
Eligible deposits with us are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). We are covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS). Please note that due to FSCS and FOS eligibility criteria not all business customers will be covered.
While all reasonable care has been taken to ensure that the information provided is correct, no liability is accepted by Lloyds Bank for any loss or damage caused to any person relying on any statement or omission. This is for information only and should not be relied upon as offering advice for any set of circumstances. Specific advice should always be sought in each instance.