Revving up for a net zero future?

By Andrew Adie Post COP the question that hangs in the air for business is how do we deliver a net zero transition, particularly in sectors that are hard-to-abate or environmentally toxic? This week has delivered a number of interesting announcements that may seem unrelated but offer a partial glimpse at that future. Royal Dutch…

To meat or not to… meet net zero

By Devi Santosh It’s a thorny subject, but the notion of trying to limit the meat intake of a meat-loving nation really seems to get people’s hackles up. Clearly, the Government is acutely aware of this, as they swiftly swept a policy research paper emphasising the need for ‘considerable behaviour change’ to tackle the climate…

Boris the Wizard: Techno-Optimism in the Quest for Net Zero

By Will McMyn It has been announced that Boris Johnson will chair a new National Science and Technology Council and he was quoted as saying: “With the right direction, pace and backing, we can breathe life into many more scientific and technological breakthroughs that transform the lives of people across the UK and the world”.  The Prime…

New Research: Is Net Zero publicly understood?

By Jake Pryszlak In June 2019, the UK Government set a legally binding target to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. In doing so, the UK became one of the first countries to legislate a net zero target. Progress has already been made towards the 2050 target, in fact, in 28 years, the…

Why net neutral can be a net negative for brand and reputation

By Andrew Adie Committing to net-zero by 2050 (or before) and ensuring there is a clear social as well as commercial purpose for your organisation has become de-rigueur for business. Pre-Covid there was a risk that this had, in some cases, taken on a slightly tokenistic slant. Bumper-sticker slogans that aimed to set ‘purpose’ for…

The future of deliveries in the age of COVID-19 and Net Zero

Ollie Middleton explores some of the challenges and opportunities facing the deliveries sector, following COVID and as we move towards net-zero.  The COVID pandemic has had a significant and almost uniformly negative impact on the UK economy. Yet despite the bleak wider economic picture, certain sectors have bucked the trend and continued to grow.  Nowhere is this…