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Rathbone Greenbank Review Investor Day 2019

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.

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Investor Day 2019 - Sophie Mather

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.

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Investor Day 2019 - Julie Hill

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’.

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Investor Day 2019 - Alex Manisty

Alex Manisty, group head of strategy, DS Smith, explains how rethinking packaging design can contribute to more sustainable patterns of resource consumption. 

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Land use and its link to climate change

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.

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Reducing waste, protecting value

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?

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Strengthening action on Modern Slavery

It’s estimated that over 40 million people are trapped in some form of slavery worldwide. Many of these will be men, women and children who have been trafficked or are trapped in forced labour across company supply chains.

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