Reports & Insights

Reports & Insights

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  • Jan252023

    What is stopping you cutting out waste? – Four steps to overcoming the barriers to change

    My passion for sustainability was born and nurtured out of an abhorrence of waste.  Waste…

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  • Jan252023

    Key trends from the world’s largest annual gathering on business and human rights

    Key trends from the world’s largest annual gathering on business and human rights Human rights…

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  • Jan242023

    ‘Business is best placed to deliver the changes we need to live sustainably’ Lord Deben on Sancroft in its 25th year

    When Lord Deben founded Sancroft in 1997 his core belief was that business is best…

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  • Jan242023

    Biodiversity is moving up the regulatory agenda: What does this mean for your business?

    According to the latest UN Sustainable Development Goal progress report, more than 40,000 species are…

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  • Jan162023

    Sancroft 2023 predictions

    We asked the Sancroft team what they think should be top of business sustainability agenda…

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  • Nov252022

    Finance Day at COP27: Key themes and takeaways for investors

    The role and profile of finance as an essential enabler of climate action took a…

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  • Nov242022

    The transition to sustainable food systems: has COP27 made a difference?

    For the first time at a UN climate conference, an entire day was dedicated to…

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  • Nov232022

    Representation matters: women and climate change is a business leadership issue

    The image of world leaders at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt drew immediate questions as…

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  • Nov172022

    Learning from Qatar: the future for football and human rights

    By Matt Thorogood, former Senior Analyst at Sancroft. — There has never been a time…

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  • Nov022022

    Putting people at the centre: Why we need a proactive approach to climate change and human rights

    The climate crisis threatens widespread disruptions to business operations and supply chains, and the people…

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  • Oct182022

    Keeping a clean sheet: reducing sports travel emissions

    By Matt Thorogood, former Senior Analyst at Sancroft. — There has been growing awareness of…

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  • Sep302022

    Life During Wartime: New Guidance on Heightened Human Rights Due Diligence in Conflict-Affected Contexts

    Conflict around the world is rising. Civil wars have tripled over the years. Challenges such…

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  • Sep272022

    It’s time to hang greenwashing out to dry: here’s how

    It’s official. Greenwashing is formally part of the English language. In September 2022, Merriam-Webster pronounced that…

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  • Sep202022

    Climate change and buildings: why businesses can benefit by building resilience

    The summer of 2022 once again highlighted how climate change will continue to affect the…

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  • Jul292022

    Sancroft Insight: July 2022

    Welcome to Sancroft’s July 2022 newsletter! Just as the UK is recovering from the hottest…

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  • Jul292022

    Climate change and human rights: Why businesses need an integrated approach to people and planet to ensure resilience

    The recent extreme weather across the globe is a powerful reminder that climate change will…

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  • Jul292022

    Redesigning the future of fashion: the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles

    The production and consumption of textile products continues to grow and so does their impact…

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  • Jul292022

    Sunshine, sound and sustainability: The greening of music festivals

    By Bhumika Pruthi, former Analyst at Sancroft. — With the onset of summer 2022, music…

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  • May312022

    Sancroft Insight: May 2022

    Welcome to Sancroft’s May 2022 newsletter! While global markets are in turmoil, the Russian war…

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  • May312022

    Key take-outs from our biodiversity event

    1970 – 2020 witnessed an alarming decrease in biodiversity. As consequences become increasingly apparent, it…

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  • May302022

    The importance of pricing in nature-related financial risks

    The importance of pricing in nature-related financial risks We depend upon nature whether it be…

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  • May272022

    Closing The Loop – the ambition loop, the Energy Security Strategy, and alternative fuels

    The UK Government’s Energy Security Strategy has been widely criticised for missing the opportunity to…

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  • May272022

    From PSG to ESG – Why is governance so important in football?

    By Matt Thorogood, former Senior Analyst at Sancroft. — The increasing popularity of ESG as…

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  • Mar232022

    Sancroft Insight: March 2022

    In case any further evidence were needed that global markets have well and truly embraced…

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  • Mar222022

    A more beautiful game: Sustainability in football comes of age

    By Matt Thorogood, former Senior Analyst at Sancroft. — 2021 was in many ways a…

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  • Mar142022

    Mandatory value chain due diligence in the EU

    A new proposal has been adopted in Europe that will require companies to identify and…

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  • Mar142022

    Putin thought he could hold the world to ransom

    The inconvenience of upholding moral standards when weighed against need and interest has never been…

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  • Feb072022

    Sancroft Insight: February 2022

    Welcome to the latest Sancroft newsletter. The sustainability world lost a quiet hero last week…

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  • Feb072022

    We can’t fake our way to sustainability

    I have a confession to make: I am a Theranos obsessive, one of the legions…

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  • Jan312022

    2022 Predictions

    As we turn the page on 2021, we reflect on another unpredictable year in which…

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  • Dec072021

    Five key takeaways from COP26 for businesses

    What actually happened at COP26? On one hand, we have heard positive reports of progress…

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  • Dec072021

    What happened on each day at COP26?

    The Presidency Programme at COP26 separated topics into each specific day where delegates announced, discussed…

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  • Dec032021

    Key take-outs from our COP26 event

    By Matt Thorogood, former Senior Analyst at Sancroft. — COP26 ran from 31st October to…

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  • Nov102021

    Sancroft Insight: November 2021

    Welcome to Sancroft’s mid-COP26 newsletter. The first week was defined by the positions, signals and…

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  • Nov102021

    Ailsa Dormon on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in the UK

      Our Consultant Alisa Dormon has been working together with Practical Law at Thompson Reuters…

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  • Nov102021

    Responding to Emerging Climate Policy Divergence: Takeaways for Business

    By Jessica Clavette, former Consultant at Sancroft. — Policy divergence is expected to increase as…

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  • Nov102021

    Spotlight on scope 3 and supply chain decarbonisation

    With COP26 now well underway, the topic of credible climate change – or net zero…

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  • Sep012021

    Sancroft Insight: September 2021

    And just like that, September is upon us – holidays are over, children back to…

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  • Sep012021

    Strengthening corporate accountability through the Modern Slavery Act

    Since its inception in 2015, the UK Modern Slavery Act has been criticised as relying…

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  • Sep012021

    What is The National Food Strategy and why is it important?

    By Johnathan Mounde, former research at Sancroft. — As the world continues to develop and…

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  • Sep012021

    Adapting to change: Why mitigation isn’t enough in the climate storm

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s latest report is clear and damning in its…

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  • Jun302021

    Uyghurs, cotton, and ethics: how can fashion retailers respond?

    The concerns related to ethical credentials of cotton produced in China has recently put companies…

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  • Jun302021

    What does the EU Taxonomy mean for companies?

    The European Union has introduced a sweeping range of measures in recent months aimed at…

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  • Jun302021

    The future of textile regulation

    We are currently consuming more than ever and managing the disposal of all these products…

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  • Jun302021

    Sancroft Insight: June 2021

    Welcome to Sancroft’s June newsletter! There is, as ever, much to catch up on, and…

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  • Mar262021

    Sancroft Insight: March 2021

    March comes with the promise of new ‘green investment’ through the UK Chancellor’s latest budget…

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  • Mar262021

    UN PRI’s New Reporting Framework – what are the big changes to expect?

    By Judy Kuszewski Sancroft CEO, with Ivaylo Dimov, former Senior Consultant and Isabella Stanbrook, former…

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  • Mar242021

    The clock is ticking with One Year to go on the Plastic Tax.

    We are, only a year away from the Plastic Tax and it is all getting…

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  • Mar122021

    The three steps Boards must take on climate

    By Michael Bateson, former Senior Analyst at Sancroft. — Whilst the world gets to grips…

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  • Jan282021

    Sancroft Monthly Insight: January 2021

    We all hope your 2021 is off to a flying start! Here at Sancroft virtual…

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  • Jan282021

    Abolishing modern slavery: efforts to hold businesses accountable accelerate

    The issue of modern slavery has again been hitting headlines this month. This is no…

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  • Jan282021

    2021: the year biodiversity and inequality get mainstream attention – and commercial impact

    By Pendragon Stuart, former Consultant at Sancroft. — 2021 will not only see the further…

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  • Jan282021

    ESG for private equity and alternative asset managers

    The ESG wave is continuing its steady progress, washing over the whole of the international…

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  • Dec172020

    Sancroft Monthly Insight: December Edition

    It’s finally here! Nearly time to turn the page on 2020, and not a moment…

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  • Dec172020

    Our top trends in sustainable business for 2020

    As a challenging and unconventional year draws to a close, we reflect back on the…

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  • Dec112020

    Sancroft in the media: Financial Times (December 2020)

    Our CEO, Judy Kuszewski, also Chair of the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board, penned a…

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  • Dec072020

    How prepared is your business for mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence measures?

    Businesses are increasingly being called to account for injustices occurring in their supply chains –…

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  • Dec072020

    Is carbon offsetting a viable tool in a company’s transition to net-zero emissions?

    By Dom de Ville, former Director at Sancroft. — The simple answer is ‘Yes …….…

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  • Nov042020

    Food Tech Matters 2020: How technology is shaping future industry

    By Ivaylo Dimov, former Senior Consultant at Sancroft. — The latest edition of Food Tech…

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  • Oct302020

    Sancroft Monthly Insight: October Edition

    Welcome to this month’s Sancroft newsletter – our regular roundup of insights and events in…

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  • Oct262020

    Alphabet soup or acronym salad? Either way, the main meal is yet to come…

    It seems, among many unexpected things 2020 has brought, the time of ESG may be…

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  • Oct162020

    Sancroft in the media: Sustainable Plastics (October 2020)

    Our Director Felix is featured in the September/October issue Sustainable Plastics posing that whilst businesses…

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  • Oct052020

    Sancroft in the media: S&FTG News (September 2020)

    Our former Director Dom de Ville is featured in issue #189 of Sandwich and Food…

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  • Sep302020

    Acceleration of the Energy Transition – a focus on energy and infrastructure

    On 10th September we were delighted to share the webinar platform again with our colleagues…

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  • Sep302020

    Sancroft Monthly Insight: September Edition

    The year seems to be flying by – how can it possibly be October already?…

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  • Sep302020

    Due diligence on forest risk commodities: Defra’s consultation

    By Robyn Lockyer, former Senior Analyst at Sancroft. — The world’s treatment of its forests…

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  • Sep292020

    Sancroft in the media: Plastics in Packaging (October 2020)

    Our Director Felix is featured in the October issue (#228) of Plastics in Packaging posing…

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  • Sep292020

    Sancroft in the media: Medical Plastics News (September 2020)

    Our former Director Dom de Ville is featured in the September-October issue (#56) of Medical…

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  • Sep282020

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

    By Judy Kuszewski, Sancroft CEO with Ivaylo Dimov, former Senior Consultant and Michael Bateson former…

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  • Sep242020

    Sancroft in the media: Onboard Hospitality (September 2020)

    Our former Director Dom de Ville was featured in Onboard Hospitality discussing the importance of…

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  • Sep152020

    The future of fashion: event recap

    The fashion industry, like all others, has witnessed severe disruption as a result of the…

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  • Sep112020

    Sancroft in the media: Reuters Events Sustainable Business (September 2020)

    Former Sancroft Consultant, Pen Stuart, is featured in Reuters Events Sustainable Business exploreing the importance…

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