Welcome to this month’s Sancroft newsletter – our regular roundup of insights and events in the sustainable business and ESG space. In our experience, the months between September and the end of the year are traditionally among the busiest – a headlong dash to the festive season and a time to tie up the loose ends and take stock of the year’s accomplishments. Pandemic or no pandemic, this year is proving to be no exception, which is to say: there sure is a lot going on.
And so it is in that spirit that I have loaded my plate at the acronym salad bar, in order to bring you my views and analysis of what looks like a sudden burst of activity in the area of sustainability reporting and standards in recent months. But what’s really on the menu – and are we likely to see the main course anytime soon? Read my thoughts and let me know what you think.
And speaking of deliciousness, the latest Food Tech Matters took place earlier this month – it’s one of the best forums for learning and innovation in the agri-foodtech space, and our Senior Consultant Ivo Dimov had the pleasure of chairing two fascinating sessions. The first (8.00-9.00am) explored how tech can help prevent food waste and loss – certainly a hot topic, as we face the simultaneous challenges of eliminating plastic pollution, stopping climate change, and a food service sector under unprecedented Covid-related pressure. The second (3.15-4.15pm) looked at how technology can be used to support sustainable agricultural supply chains – how AI, automation and blockchain technology can help enhance biodiversity, improve soil health and sustain rural livelihoods. With speakers from Danone, Karma, The Yield Lab Europe, Microsoft and Foodcircle, both sessions are well worth a look.
We are planning features for next month on topics including supply chains, carbon offsetting and more, so be sure to look out for us in your inbox! Until then, please keep in touch and let us know how we can help you make sense in a confusing and challenging landscape.
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