As expected, the month of April has brought with it significant challenge to many walks of life. The general population has been acclimatising to the “new normal”, and although there are signs of industry successfully adapting to the changing landscape, for many the pressure will not lift for some time yet.
A shift in business and working lifestyles has emphasised the need to stay vigilant, not least for business leaders who must prepare for economic disruption to continue beyond the short term.
Fundamentally, those in charge of businesses must not be complacent when it comes to sustainability matters, as it is consideration of these that will put businesses in their best position to meet the needs of the future.
The team at Sancroft have watched closely as sustainability shifts from what has typically been considered a voluntary exercise, to a more commonplace – and increasingly mandatory – approach across the corporate world. This month I share my thoughts on ‘opt-in to all-in’, and on some common themes we are seeing.
We are using this month’s edition of our newsletter to shine a light on ESG and the investment world. Many of our clients have been asking us how they can understand and respond to the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The subject of climate risk management and reporting is one that will only grow in importance for businesses, so we have put together a guide to the TCFD, which covers what the recommendations are and how businesses can respond.
We also outline our thoughts on how ESG is fast becoming standard practice for wealth and capital preservation, and on the approaches that active investors can take to integrating ESG into their investment processes.
Lastly, we share details of our upcoming online plastics and packaging event, which will feature Ian Wright, Chief Executive of The Food & Drink Federation, and several other panellists discussing the current UK state of play on waste reform, and what’s next.
I hope these insights provide you not only with practical knowledge but a dose of inspiration as well. If you’re looking for expert guidance in making your ideas come to life, we’d love to hear from you.