Sustainability Voices: Valuable Insights & Expert Opinion
ESG in Action. Inspiration from Wates
From sustainable finance with associated KPIs and the Supply Chain Sustainability School, to accessing quality data and the legacy a Wates project has on the community. This is brought to life through the incredible Sandwell Aquatics Centre built for the Commonwealth Games.
Sustainable Treasury: A Strategic Approach
How are sustainability and finance teams collaborating? Historically, they have been siloed within many companies, but that division is fast disappearing. Watch the full panel discussion from the ACT ESG conference.
Sustainable Finance in the Energy Transition
Sustainability voice, Emily Martin explains how the ESG finance team have identified more than 85 technologies across 14 technology themes, how they are assessed before funding is granted, and their impact on society.
Sustainable Finance in the Financial Services Industry
The UK's estimated investment to achieve net zero is around £60bn per year by the end of this decade. Sustainability voice, Cynthia Barnes believes the Financial Services industry has a vital role to play by supporting corporates and institutions with their credible transition plans, and much more.
Sustainable Finance in Telecommunications
Sustainability voice, Benjamin Weland is focused on ensuring clients can offer a resilient, fast and sustainable broadband service across the UK.
Sustainable Finance in the Consumer Sector
Supply chains pose one of the greatest challenges in your journey to net zero. Sustainability & ESG Finance expert, Jenny Burrett, discusses ways we are helping our clients engage and tackle their supply chains.
Sustainable Finance in Higher Education
David Willock, Managing Director, ESG Finance & Structuring discusses the latest trends in the sector, and the options institutions can take to help meet your sustainability goals.
Sustainable Finance in Housebuilding
Sustainability & ESG Finance expert, Katie Arnold, explains how the sector can now plot a way forwards and start to understand what good looks like, which has the potential to unlock sustainable finance.
Taking Advantage Of The Opportunity
Jude’s Ice Cream is a carbon negative B Corp – companies that voluntarily meet the highest standards for social and environmental performance. We caught up with James Wright, MD, who provided insight into why sustainability is at the heart of the business.
Accelerating The Decarbonisation Of Buildings
Cadogan has a long-standing commitment to build a sustainable future for Chelsea. Kate Neale, Head of Sustainability, gets under-the-skin of what it’s going to take to protect the area’s unique heritage and support a thriving community.
What Are Your ESG Priorities In 2022?
Experts within our dedicated Sustainability and ESG Finance Team, Tara Schmidt, Francesca Sharp and Varun Sarda give some thoughts on the year ahead.
The Business Benefits Of Smart Sustainable Solutions
Gerry Stephens, Finance Director of Mackie’s of Scotland invests in net zero technology and is forecast to save 70% on the company’s energy costs. He urges his fellow SMEs to take the first step no matter how small.
Private Finance’s Fight Against Climate Change
Nicholas Beatty, Founder Director of Zenobē is on a mission to disrupt and decarbonise the UK’s transport sector with innovative technologies to support a greener future.
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A Sustainable Pathway For Success For SMEs
Peter McKernan, Director of McKernan Homes believes net zero will not hold his business back, if anything it will propel them forward. This is encouraging for those SMEs that don’t yet have meaningful sustainability goals or plans.
Sustainability From Farm To Fork
A fascinating insight from Tim Mead, Owner of Yeo Valley, who encourages all businesses, whatever shape or size, to challenge common assumptions in their journey to net zero because they aren’t always correct.
The Future Of Sustainable Investments
Kate Rogers, Head of Sustainability, Cazenove Capital – an investment services business – is passionate about people wanting to invest in companies that create a better and more sustainable future. She highlights concerns over ‘greenwashing’ and much more.
Creating A Sustainable Business Model
Tamar Nurseries, an SME with sustainability at the heart of their business model. Johan Huibers, Managing Director shares his passion for going green, along with invaluable learnings for other SME businesses.
Take Action Now. Practical First Steps For SMEs
Nina Skubala, Head of Climate Strategy, British Chambers of Commerce Climate Challenge Group explains what net zero is and how SMEs can progress their journey to net zero.
A Sustainable Future
Sam Gardner, Head of Climate Change and Sustainability at ScottishPower acknowledges the challenges, but demonstrates the enormous opportunities for corporates and their supply chains as we tackle climate change together.
The Green Buildings Commitment
Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive at the UK Green Building Council, explains why the built environment is a key priority on the road to net zero, what the key attributes are affecting the carbon footprint of a building and the impact of new ways of working on sustainability.
Investing In Sustainability
BlackRock’s Alexis Rosenblum, Chief Corporate Sustainability Officer, discusses the challenges with new Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data and how important clear and consistent reporting is in the investment process.
Rethinking Corporate Sustainability
Lindsay Hooper, Executive Director at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, details the shifting corporate attitudes towards building sustainable practices into future-ready business models. Lindsay points out the most common challenges and provides practical steps businesses should take.