Insight

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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Closing the lid on global packaging waste

Packaging serves a range of purposes. When designed well, it protects goods across increasingly long supply chains and can extend the life of food and beverage products, helping to minimise wastage, while also offering protection against contamination.

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Rewilding our world : An interview with Monty Halls

Monty Halls is a broadcaster, explorer and president of the Galapagos Conservation Trust. His recent documentary, My Family and the Galapagos, explored conservation efforts on the islands and highlighted the lead in environmental stewardship taken by the next generation of islanders. As an ambassador for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Monty presented its London Lecture in November 2018, after which he spoke to Rathbone Greenbank about the rewilding approach to conservation and the urgent need to preserve our environment.

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