At our event this year, on the theme of the ‘circular economy’, our expert speakers offered their insight into the scale of the problem represented by the current ‘take, make, dispose’ economic model, while sharing their thoughts on how a shift away from a linear economy is possible
We are witnessing a step change in public attitudes towards sustainability and the environment. There is a growing awareness of the need for us all to take personal responsibility for the preservation of our world, and of the urgency with which we must act.
Sophie Mather, material futurist, biov8tion Ltd, reflects on the challenges facing the clothing industry, and how circular economy principles can deliver benefits for society, the economy and planet.
Julie Hill, chair of WRAP, answers a series of questions on the circular economy. Julie explains the need for us to transfer away from a linear economy, and live within ‘environmental limits’.
Mickey Howard, Professor of Supply Management, University of Exeter Business School, reflects on his research into the benefits of a circular economy.
Alex Manisty, group head of strategy, DS Smith, explains how rethinking packaging design can contribute to more sustainable patterns of resource consumption.
Earlier this month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a special report on the relationship between climate change and humanity’s use – or, more accurately, misuse – of our planet’s land.
Rathbone Greenbank is pleased to be exhibiting at the Festival of Sustainable Business from 10.00am - 4.00pm on 17 September at We The Curious in Bristol.
Images of contaminated ocean habitats and stricken marine life have shocked consumers. In response, a growing number of government and business initiatives are aiming to encourage a shift away from linear ‘take-make-dispose’ business models towards more circular examples of production and consumption. But what role can investors play in accelerating this change?