After nearly a year of a global pandemic, sustainability is still the hottest of topics, along with a wider range of environmental and social issues. As the digital revolution before it, the sustainability revolution is one of the most critical challenges and opportunities for businesses and economies in the decades ahead.
Consumers and investors are demanding a significant change. Business owners across all industries, ignore at your peril. No matter the industry, product or service being sold, customers are using their wallets to align with brands that share their values.
Some companies are grasping this change faster than others, and consumers along with investors are rewarding them (according to the Bangkok Post). Even before the Covid-19 economic slowdown, shares of lower-carbon energy companies were outperforming those of the oil and gas majors. Unilever’s Sustainable Living Brands portfolio is growing nearly twice as fast as other brands it owns.
A report conducted by Neilson shows that sustainability-linked consumer products now grow nearly six times faster than other brands. Coupled with 73% of global consumers stating they would definitely or probably change their consumption habits to reduce their impact on the environment and carbon footprint.
As the world’s top countries accelerate towards the goals of Paris Agreement, the UNFCC, & net-zero, all eyes are on the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 1st – 12th November 2021, to see what measures and goals to get towards net-zero will be put in place by global leaders. With the US re-joining the Paris Agreement, spearheaded by US Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry, the COP26 summit is set to be one of the most exciting yet.
“In the race to win net-zero, the world must achieve breakthroughs across the global economy” writes Alok Sharma, COP26 President, but this all starts at home.
Here are some top tips to help your business reduce its carbon footprint and business costs. Make sure you’re not left behind in the race to be more sustainable:
Talking about sustainability won’t just solve the challenges businesses are facing, it requires action. There are no silver bullets, it’s a question of businesses doing as much as what can join the sustainability revolution facing our world today, in order to build a better future. At Planet-U Energy we believe there is a path to a future with more sustainable and renewable energy that doesn’t just have to be good for the planet, but it can be good for business too.
If you would like to find out more information or discuss how you can improve your business energy strategy, email Chris Thurling (Head of Renewables, Planet-U Energy) at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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