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Sustainability is still a business imperative

Although COVID-19 has refocussed the world’s attention on critical priorities, the global need for businesses to operate more sustainably remains an imperative. The current disruption also provides organisations with an unprecedented opportunity to rebuild and restructure to a more sustainable blueprint. Significant commercial opportunities await organisations that make sustainability part of how they do business. Perhaps you’re looking to create a new – or re-design an existing – product line, reduce carbon, capture value from waste, or identify suitable investments. Or maybe you need to find innovative new ways to comply with the latest regulations concerning sustainability in your supply chain.

In today’s world, consumers are increasingly attuned to the impact their actions – and the organisations and brands with which they associate – have on the environment. Policy makers are responding to environmental concerns with new regulations. All the while, businesses are realising that people, profit and planet go hand in hand and there are big gains to be made.

Sustainability is no longer a ‘nice to do’ but an important ‘must do’ part of conducting business.

No organisation is immune. The question is, are you ready to embrace the opportunity to do well by doing good? In other words, is your organisation making the most of the commercial opportunities to contribute to a positive human future? 

Our technology briefs will help you understand the new business models and technologies that will be crucial in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Who we've helped

 

  • Reinventing the tea bag

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    Read how we created a 100 per cent plastic-free, sustainable and home compostable tea sheet, reducing the estimated 6.5 million kilograms of tea bag plastic disposed of each year in the UK

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  • Building a new environmental watchdog

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    We’ve helped the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) design the Office of Environmental Protection (OEP) from scratch. It will take over from EU regulators from 2021. We worked with civil servants and outside stakeholders to...

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THE BENEFITS TO BUSINESS

No matter what industry you’re in, there are numerous ways for your business to create value by embracing sustainability. Those opportunities include:

Our approach

We help you innovate and transform your organisation to seize the sustainability opportunity. From business models and service design, to technology and product development and investment strategy – we have a unique breadth of expertise in sustainability and the circular economy.

We work with corporates, start-ups, policy makers, thought leaders and investors to create a positive human future in a technology driven world.

We can help you…

Define breakthrough sustainability strategies

We help define sustainability strategies which do more good rather than less harm. We design and implement disruptive business models.

We take a system-wide holistic approach to business sustainability, across commercial, human and environmental impacts.

Develop sustainable products and services

We help organisations respond to sustainability opportunities by developing and launching sustainable products and services into the market.

We deliver novel solutions that embrace innovative technologies and have a big impact; from simple and easy, to complex and breakthrough.

Deliver sustainable organisations

We help organisations to become more sustainable for the long term, changing themselves for a better future.

We transform people, process, structures and systems, so that sustainability is the norm, not the exception.

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PARTNERSHIPS AND MEMBERSHIPS

The UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 9000 companies and 3000 non-business signatories globally. We’re a signatory to the Compact and a specialist technical advisor. We’re also a partner to UNGC Project Breakthrough.

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The CE100 is a group of leading global organisations seeking to accelerate the transition to a Circular Economy, set up by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. We’re an active member along with companies including Unilever, Philips, Apple, Cisco, Google, Nike, eBay and Ikea.

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To find out how you can make the most of the exciting opportunities to drive sustainability in your business, get in touch with us.

Mark Lancelott

PA business design & sustainability expert

David Rakowski

PA technology innovation expert
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