Author archive for Michael Bateson

  • Sep282020

    Unpicking the CFA’s ‘ESG Disclosure Standards for Investment Products’ consultation

    The rise of sustainable investing has been impossible to ignore, as investors increasingly look to sustainability or ESG performance to…

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  • Mar252020

    Sustainability in the construction sector

    The construction sector is a critical part of the UK economy. It directly employs over 2.3 million people, contributes 6% of national…

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  • Mar252020

    The Plastic Packaging Tax: everything you need to know

    After nearly a year of waiting for details to emerge, this month finally saw the government set out how the…

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  • Feb262020

    Four sustainability regulations to watch for 2020

    One of the principal challenges for any business which wants to improve their sustainability performance is the sheer volume of…

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  • Sep022019

    Zero Waste Week | Electronics, Vaping and Razor Blades

    The world is becoming a more circular place, in that it’s no longer enough to produce something without considering where…

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  • Aug012019

    Sustainability in planning and development: reduce costs and future proof

    Do we really need to think about sustainability before submitting planning applications? Not the question at the forefront of most…

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  • Nov082018

    Innovation in the Built Environment: What could construction look like in the future?

    What comes to mind when you think of a construction site? Towering cranes counter-weighted by enormous concrete blocks, heavy-duty lorries…

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  • Sep202018

    One year on from Blue Planet II: What’s changed for plastics?

    2017 was the year that ocean plastics, and the corresponding damage they cause, entered mainstream public consciousness. Approximately eight billion…

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