Reports & Insights

Reports & Insights

  • Dec102019

    New packaging rules will require fundamental refocus of business models

    A panel comprising Judith Batchelar, director of brand at Sainsbury’s, Adrian Hawkes, policy director of…

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  • Dec062019

    Plastics and packaging | From disruption to business opportunity: A blueprint for business transformation

    Businesses who use or produce significant amounts of plastic packaging are now faced with new…

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  • Dec062019

    Plastics and packaging | Unpacking the savings in a game-changing landscape for business

    Plastic is a valuable material and critical to the success of many businesses. However, rapidly…

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  • Nov132019

    New Shocks, Better Solutions: Beating disruption with stronger, more responsible supply chains

    Business is facing a time of great disruption to supply chains – and great opportunity.…

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  • Nov082019

    Lessons from the experts – secrets to success in supply chain sustainability from our panel event

    If you want more effective supply chains, you need to build in more responsible solutions…

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  • Oct312019

    Stakeholders increasingly reward sustainable supply chains – and expect regenerative approaches

    Sustainable supply chains are increasingly recognised as critical to enhancing business success, not just a…

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  • Oct302019

    Fighting Modern Slavery: renewed momentum and growing business impact

    Earlier this month was Anti-Slavery Day, and we are seeing signs of many actors –…

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  • Oct162019

    World Food Day 2019 – Back to the Future?

    The global food system is at a crossroads faced with the challenge of feeding the…

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  • Sep262019

    New Shocks, Better Solutions: Beating disruption with stronger, more responsible supply chains

    Business is facing a time of greater scrutiny and disruption to their supply chains –…

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  • Sep192019

    Creating the systemic change business needs: The CEO-Investor discussion

    Last Tuesday I was delighted to host a discussion with David Blood, the co-founder and…

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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…

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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…

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  • Jul122019

    Five key takeaways from the Government’s response to the Modern Slavery Act review

    This week, the UK Government published its response to the recommendations outlined in the review…

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  • Jun262019

    Making the Ethical Grade: From Transparency to Action on Modern Slavery

    The UK’s 2015 Modern Slavery Act (MSA) is rightly seen as a ground-breaking piece of…

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  • May202019

    The Sancroft-Tussell Report | Eliminating Modern Slavery in Public Procurement

    In 2017/18, the government spent around £284 billion buying goods, services and works from external…

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  • Apr242019

    The Future of the Fight on Food Waste

    Stop Food Waste Day on 24th April 2019 will be greeted by more food waste…

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  • Apr162019
    Sancroft Food Safety Issues and Solutions

    Trust in crisis? Food safety issues and new solutions

    What has the power to slash food waste, save lives, fight corruption and protect brands…

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  • Apr032019

    Sustainability Summit | Key Takeaways

    The second Sustainability Summit, chaired by UN Environment Programme’s Butch Bacani, offered pension funds, insurance…

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  • Mar272019

    The Anti-Plastic Revolution | An RBC webinar presented by Felix Gummer

    Presented by Felix Gummer, Director at Sancroft; Phil Langham, Head of RBC Emerging Markets Equity | Click…

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  • Mar072019

    Becoming Visible | A conversation to celebrate International Women’s Day

    A conversation between Sancroft’s chief executive Judy Kuszewski (JK) and Teresa Fogelberg (TF), an international…

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  • Mar042019

    Part 3 | The Changing Face of Fashion: The Plastics Agenda

    The final part of our fashion series takes a deeper dive into what the plastics…

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  • Feb222019

    Part 2 | The Changing Face of Fashion: Fixing Fashion in the UK

    On the last day of London Fashion Week, the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) published the…

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  • Feb212019

    Resources & Waste Strategy Consultations Now Open: Key debates and next steps for business

    Defra’s Resources and Waste strategy, which we have summarised before , set an ambitious…

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  • Jan302019

    Impact Investing: a decade on, what is missing to scale it up?

    The year 2019 starts with great expectations of the financial sector. Whilst the IMF warns…

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  • Jan222019

    Part 1 | The Changing Face of Fashion: Considerations for 2019

    2018 was a big year for fashion and one trend that stood out was the…

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  • Dec212018

    Sancroft’s take on the Resources & Waste Strategy: What does this mean for business?

    Defra’s Resources and Waste Strategy (RWS) has been long-awaited. Published earlier this week, the 140-page…

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  • Dec202018

    Bridging the Gap Between Business & Human Rights: Where Next?

    2018 has been a big year for business and human rights. We have seen the…

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  • Dec032018

    Giving Food Waste the Attention It Deserves

    The stark reality is that one third of food is wasted globally at a cost…

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  • Nov192018

    Sancroft & Manufacture 2030

    The challenge with waste Businesses today are faced with mounting pressures to ensure they are…

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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…

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  • Nov022018

    How Business can Tackle Plastic Pollution | A Podcast with Felix Gummer

    An interview with Felix Gummer and Ian Welsh. Click here to listen to the podcast.…

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  • Oct302018

    UK Budget 2018: Plastics & Packaging

    Ahead of the Resources and Waste Strategy, businesses should take this Budget as a warning – that inaction, or inadequate action, can be punished by a government under immense pressure from media and the public. In and amongst growing legislation, opportunities exist for companies who are brave and can integrate sensible decision making on materials into their operations.

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  • Oct292018

    How Business Can Tackle Plastic Pollution: Key Takeaways

    Amid increasing attention from the media, public, government and industry, Innovation Forum hosted the event…

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  • Oct112018

    Key Takeaways: 6 Things to explore from the Europe Health Conference

    A week ago, the International SOS Foundation hosted its inaugural Europe Health Conference in London.…

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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…

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  • Sep032018

    What business needs to know about materiality

    An interview with Judy Kuszewski and Toby Webb. Click Here to listen to the Podcast.…

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  • Aug062018

    The Surge for Power: The Ethics Behind Batteries

    Earlier this year, Jaguar revealed its first all-electric SUV, the latest of its kind since…

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  • Jul182018

    Future-proof football: Creating an ESG conscious Premier League

    The World Cup has captured the heart of the nation but as the spotlight shines…

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  • Jul042018

    Towards a New Materiality: A review of the current practices of FTSE 100 & a possible path ahead

    Running a sustainable business depends on understanding and focusing on what matters most – the…

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  • Jul042018

    Key Takeaways: PEI Responsible Investment Forum Europe 2018

    The PEI Responsible Investment Forum is the longest running and largest private equity conference focused…

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  • Jun132018

    Investor interest in the current plastics agenda | An Interview with Lord Deben & Alison Hampton

    A discussion with our Chairman, Lord Deben, and Sancroft Advisor, Alison Hampton, on investor interest…

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  • May242018

    Modern Slavery in Public Procurement: A podcast discussion with Lord Deben

    Lord Deben, Chairman of Sancroft, outlines to Innovation Forum’s Ian Welsh the main findings from…

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  • May222018

    Microfibre pollution: Opportunities for a coordinated industry response

    The pollution of the marine environment from macro-plastic litter has risen rapidly in the political…

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  • May112018

    Shedding leather – not necessarily a sustainable solution?

    40% of millennials now admit to making a conscious effort to reduce the amount of…

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  • Apr252018

    Modern Slavery: taking centre stage

    March saw modern slavery take centre stage for events at Sancroft: We sat on a…

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  • Mar222018

    The Sancroft-Tussell Report: Eliminating Modern Slavery in Public Procurement

    In 2017, UK central government awarded over £52 billion in new contracts for the delivery…

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  • Feb272018

    Why there are no excuses for businesses not to act on modern slavery in 2018

    With the Modern Slavery Act coming into force in 2015, public scrutiny of the crimes…

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  • Feb072018

    Is your reporting NFRD-ready?

    Today marks the two-month countdown till the end of the 2017/18 tax year and perhaps…

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  • Jan292018

    Overcoming the scourge of packaging and plastic waste

    Three areas of innovation likely to see growth David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II has highlighted…

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  • Jan122018

    Sustainability Highs and Lows of 2017

    2017: Was it a boom or bust in sustainable business? It remains uncertain how 2017…

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  • Dec072017

    Sancroft Seasonal Podcast #NotJustForChristmas

    At Sancroft we work with businesses that recognise the opportunities in sustainability, and want to make…

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  • Nov292017

    Human Rights & Business – moving from the periphery

    On 1st-2nd November 2017, Sancroft attended Innovation Forum’s Business and Human Rights Conference – ‘manage…

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  • Nov202017

    The Future of the Corporation

    What role can social enterprises play in promoting ethical and sustainable trading? On 9th November, the…

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  • Nov012017

    Chasing the Green Light – The Industrial Strategy Green Paper

    The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) launched its Industrial Strategy Green Paper…

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  • Oct152017

    Protecting People on the Move

    How Can Business Help? There are many reasons why people move. Whether it be for…

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  • Sep272017

    International Sos Foundation And Sancroft Launch Occupational Health & Safety And Workplace Wellness Reporting Guidelines For A Global Workforce

    A Practical Guide For Internationally Operating Employees As the field of global Occupational Health and…

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  • Sep212017

    Exploring Corporate Culture Through Employee Relations

    Silicon Valley setting a trend The often-intangible notion of ‘corporate culture’ refers to the beliefs…

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  • Jul122017

    Lessons After Grenfell

    Five problems and five solutions in complex project contracting chains The early morning hours of…

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  • Jul072017

    Waste: Are you throwing your profit in the bin?

    I have always disliked the word ‘waste’.  Used in most contexts, such as government or…

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  • Jun272017

    Promoting the health of consumers – an expanding role for business?

    Sancroft has expertise in assisting FMCG businesses and retailers in considering the impact of their…

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