Reports & Insights

Reports & Insights

  • May292020

    Sancroft in the media: Foodservice Footprint (May 2020 – 2/2)

    See Foodservice Footprint for ‘Assume plastic plans are dead at your peril?’, an comment piece…

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  • May292020

    The economy may be weak, but the need to address plastics is as strong as ever

    The Covid-19 outbreak has caused the largest disruption to business in the UK since the…

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  • May282020

    Sancroft in the media: Construction Manager (May 2020)

    See Construction Manager for ‘Dealing with construction’s plastics time bomb’, an insight piece from Sancroft…

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  • May272020

    Your quick guide to Modern Slavery Reporting during Covid-19

    The UK Government has announced that firms currently working on their annual Modern Slavery Statement…

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  • May262020

    Sancroft in the media: Foodservice Footprint (May 2020 – 1/2)

    See Foodservice Footprint for ‘What’s on hold due to Covid?’, an insight piece from Nick…

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  • May192020

    A spotlight on corporate purpose during a time of crisis

    We hear more and more of how businesses are coping with the challenges brought by…

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  • May132020

    Sancroft in the media: New Food Magazine (May 2020)

    See New Food Magazine for ‘Plastic packaging tax: turning negatives into positives’, an insight piece…

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  • May062020

    Sancroft in the media: Dairy Industries International (May 2020)

    See pp. 23-34 for ‘The ticking clocks’, an insight piece from our Senior Consultant Dom…

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  • May012020

    Sancroft in the media: Rail Professional (May 2020)

    See pp. 63-67 of the May 2020 edition of Rail Professional for ‘Supply chain disruption’,…

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  • Apr282020
    Sancroft Monthly Insight April Edition 2020

    Sancroft Monthly Insight: April Edition

    As expected, the month of April has brought with it significant challenge to many walks…

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  • Apr272020
    Sancroft Upcoming Event Plastics & Packaging

    Upcoming online event: plastics and packaging

    Following the success of our previous events on plastics, packaging and waste reform, Sancroft shall…

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  • Apr272020
    Sancroft ESG: The New. Normal For Wealth Preservation

    ESG: the new normal for wealth preservation

    History has taught us, time and again, that paradigm shifts tend to occur at an…

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  • Apr272020
    Sancroft Aligning With the TCFD

    Managing climate risk: aligning with the TCFD

    Over the past six months, investors have been “turning up the heat” on climate change,…

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  • Apr272020
    Sancroft From Opt-In to All-In

    From opt-in to all-in: Is corporate sustainability going mandatory?

    As we remain in our lockdown bunkers, I am sure most of us are conscientiously…

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  • Apr172020

    Sancroft in the media: Food Manufacture (April 2020)

    See Food Manufacture for ‘Plastics and packaging time-bomb: how should the food industry respond?’, an…

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  • Apr152020

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

    See p. 13 of the April edition of Plastics in Packaging for ‘The plastics packaging…

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  • Apr012020

    Sancroft in the media: Sustainable Plastics (April 2020)

    See pp. 26-27 for ‘What can industry do to prepare for the plastics in packaging…

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  • Mar252020

    Covid-19: Sancroft is here to support you

    These are unprecedented times and we all are faced with questions and challenges which would…

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  • Mar252020

    Sancroft monthly insight: March edition

    In preparing this month’s newsletter, we thought long and hard about the attention we should…

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  • Mar252020

    Human Rights Impact Assessments: how to get it right

    Amidst the growing consensus around the need for mandatory human rights due diligence – the…

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  • Mar252020

    Bursting the Carbon Bubble

    What are the risks and opportunities facing business and investors in a carbon-constrained future? This…

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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…

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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…

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  • Mar242020

    Sancroft in the media: Personnel Today (March 2020)

    See Personnel Today for ‘Modern slavery: Why HR should be the champion for all workers’…

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  • Feb282020

    Sancroft in the media: Packaging News (February 2020)

    See Packaging News for ‘The financial time-bomb’, an insight piece from our Senior Consultant, Dom…

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  • Feb262020

    Sancroft monthly insight: February edition

    In the year that the UK leaves the European Union under a premise of being…

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  • Feb262020

    Sustainable supply chains: securing your competitive position

    For businesses who fail to take care over working conditions, the provenance of the products…

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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…

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  • Feb262020

    ESG reporting hits the mainstream: How to make yours stand out

    Attention to ESG has hit unprecedented levels among asset managers around the world in only…

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  • Feb262020

    The competitive advantage from sustainability for fashion businesses

    As the focus of the global fashion industry goes from London to Paris via Milan…

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  • Feb142020

    Sancroft in the media: Info Magazine (Winter 2020 Edition)

    See p. 47 of the Winter 2020 issue of Info Magazine for ‘Radical transparency’, a…

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  • Feb122020

    Sancroft in the media: CEO Today (February 2020)

    See the February 2020 issue of CEO Today for ‘Microsoft’s Carbon Negative Pledge: Is CSR…

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  • Feb072020

    Sancroft in the media: HR Zone (February 2020)

    See HR Zone for ‘The rise of employee activism: a defining issue for HR in…

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  • Jan312020

    Sancroft in the media: Governance Issue 305 (January 2020)

    See Issue 305 (January 2020) of Governance for ‘Governance in a glass box’, a piece…

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  • Jan292020

    Sancroft monthly insight: January 2020 Edition

    One of the biggest challenges that organisations face at the beginning of what some are…

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  • Jan292020

    Building a strategy for plastics and packaging

    The use and disposal of plastic will have a game-changing impact on all businesses who…

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  • Jan292020

    Transparency takeover and multiplying benchmarks – the business opportunity

    Business used to thrive based on what they kept secret, like supply chains and business…

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  • Jan292020

    How to unpick the plastic packaging problem

    Coca Cola’s recent announcement at Davos that it will continue to use single use plastic…

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  • Jan292020

    Biodiversity: growing focus for regulators and businesses

    Biodiversity is a topic that we can expect to hear much more of in the…

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  • 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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