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Whatever your business sustainability principles and goals might be, access the latest thought leadership content and practical advice to help you prepare for a greener future.

Sustainability should be high on your business agenda to ensure long term growth, manage costs and consumer expectations and help limit negative impacts on the environment.

The role of nature-based solutions in the journey to net zero

With sustainability at the forefront of the corporate agenda, businesses are exploring the different ways they can reduce their carbon emissions and achieve net zero targets. A panel of expert speakers tackle some of the key questions around nature-based solutions and the part they can play in corporates’ pathway to net zero.

Corporate Climate Action Report

Towards Net Zero in UK Agriculture: key information, perspectives and practical guidance

UK Agriculture contributed 10 per cent to total greenhouse gas emissions in 2018 – including 70 per cent of nitrous oxide emissions and nearly half of total methane emissions. As such, it has a key role to play in helping the UK meet its Net Zero emissions target by 2050, according to a new report by UCL’s Institute for Sustainable Resources.

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Under construction – how Willmott Dixon built an inspirational net zero strategy

Securing a sustainability-linked credit facility is just one part of Willmott Dixon’s net zero strategy. Chief Sustainability Officer, Julia Barrett, shares the construction company’s experiences and explains how it’s supporting the wider industry to meet key targets.

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Low cost ways to make your business more sustainable

Sustainability doesn’t have to cost the earth. View our short video to get some simple and low-cost steps to help your business become more sustainable.

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Measuring CapEx performance – why it matters and how to do it

With both technology usage and sustainability moving up the business agenda, we explore the role tech can play in helping meet net zero targets.

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A sustainable approach – key takeaways

Sustainability needs to be at the heart of future planning for all businesses. With the UK government committing to an ambitious target of reducing emissions by 78% by 2035 and achieving net zero by 2050, sustainability is one of the most pressing topics facing businesses today. Here’s what you need to know.

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It’s time to start your ESG journey

What was until recently described as climate change, is now recognised as a climate emergency. There is ample evidence today proving that we urgently need to inject environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) into our lives to protect both our health and wealth in the future.

We have reached crunch time

Corporates must demonstrate real leadership and collaboration in addressing the climate crisis, according to industry leaders from a range of sectors at a recent HSBC and FT roundtable.

The journey to Net Zero

Every company will have a role to play in achieving the government’s target of net zero emissions by 2050. But what does the journey to net zero look like and how can you get started? Get insights from two business leaders on how their own net zero journey and how they’re driving sustainability in their organisations.

A holistic approach to sustainability that delivers real opportunity

Sustainability is a hot topic, but what does it mean? Fiacre O’Donnell, Director of Sustainability at Encirc Ltd. explains that it’s about more than a business’ carbon footprint and why taking a holistic approach can drive opportunity.

Ignore sustainability at your peril – finding the risks and opportunities in net zero

Sustainability is climbing the business risk agenda, but it also offers significant opportunities for those companies keen to embrace a greener future. Find out how to turn risk into reward and build a more resilient and sustainable business.

How treasury can contribute to a firm’s wider sustainability objectives

The theme of this year’s ACT conference was ‘Balancing Risk, Championing Sustainable Growth’, placing ESG firmly in the spotlight. Considering funds, funding and investment, our panel considered how and why treasury can play a key role in driving the sustainability agenda for corporates.

Supply chain resilience central to managing climate change risks

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of global supply chains, as well as the risks and obstacles that supply chain executives and managers contend with every day. But climate change, even more than COVID-19, is a particularly challenging disruptor to supply chains — and its impact is growing more pronounced.

Sustainability on the agenda

The outbreak of COVID-19 is continuing to cause disruptions for every small, medium and large company in the UK, fundamentally changing the way business is done in almost every industry. Over the past few months, businesses across the country have adapted swiftly to protect the health of their employees and customers, dealing with today's challenges and getting ready for what comes next.

Consumers fuel the drive towards sustainable supply chains

Forty per cent of consumers in the UK and Europe say that the environment is their top priority when shopping for food and drink, with UK consumers rating environmentally friendly production and recyclable packaging particularly highly¹. Consumers are voting with their money too, with annual spend on sustainable products reaching £29.7bn in 2018, compared with £3.1bn in 1999².

Investing in a sustainable recovery

The coronavirus pandemic is a wake-up call that shows why we must build a more sustainable economy, says HSBC Group Chief Executive Noel Quinn.

COVID 19 will make sustainability a bigger corporate priority

Our Navigator Resilience: Build back better report has highlighted how, for many businesses, the coronavirus pandemic has brought sustainability further up the agenda.

Sustainable finance insights

The impacts of COVID-19 are far reaching and have caused a fundamental change in the way many businesses operate. Through our own observations and conversations with clients, we’ve drawn some key points in regard to how COVID-19 is changing the sustainable finance landscape and how we expect businesses to adapt and continue their sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts.

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Navigator: focus on sustainability

Our most recent Navigator report shows that sustainability is an important factor for UK companies.

Almost nine in 10 UK companies think that improving environmental and ethical sustainability brings multiple opportunities, while two-thirds have set targets for a broad range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) measures.

You can find out more about how UK companies are approaching sustainability in the full Navigator report.

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