Part four of our Launch Series of video insights examines the world of Environmental, Social and Governance investing and the emerging, growing and developing area of ethical investing. Identifying how organisations can and will benefit on the bottom line from sustainable thinking and rethinking the approach to challenge traditional sustainable conceptions.
ESG and Ethical Investing
Have you heard of ethical investing or socially responsible investing? Put simply investors create funds, bonds, trusts and other investment products that align with what the creators believe are ethical values. The basis for what constitutes as ethical is unregulated and open for debate, however, with a little digging you can see what organisations and projects are acceptable for investment and what activities are not. Whilst there's little clarity on what is a good ethical investment on the basis of ethics alone, on the basis of economics, ethical investment has seen a huge surge in recent years providing strong returns.Ready to learn more about ethical investment?
The bottom line on Sustainability
Businesses should care because it's profitable. Sounds like a bold claim, but let's unpack what we're talking about. Nobody likes to be told that their business is wasteful or inefficient, that they're staff are unproductive or that they're just simply, doing things wrong. Whilst we often slide into duplicate practices and become shrouded in the complexity of modern business compounded by the constant introduction of the latest new digital tool, this isn't our single area of focus. Instead, we look at utilising sustainability as a force for increasing revenues, generating new business, striking new partnerships, launching new products and establishing deep long-lasting relationships with customers. Sometimes it does mean challenging the status quo, looking at alternative materials, systems and methods, but importantly we look at the economics and the traditional business metrics as a measure for sustainable success, besides, a sustainable business is a business that is still operating and profitable for years to come.Boost profits, grow business and build a better world
Rethinking your culture
Our organisation's house wonderful, talented and incredible people who spend much of their waking hours in our offices and working on our projects. We already know that a motivated team is a productive team, but how can we become a sustainable team. How can we empower, educate and champion team members who embrace sustainable practices, and innovate their own. We believe the SDGs hold an important role in helping to communicate and establish a common language that enables members of your teams to discuss what goals, in particular, mean the most to them and why. This helps the organisation to understand the people within the structure, building positively aligned strategies which support and embody the values of the organisation's people. The SDGs enables anyone to communicate what they believe in, and with our help, we can establish why they believe in a certain SDG and empower them to get involved through actions within the business on an SDG that would have otherwise gone unnoticed. By growing champions, we're building a safe haven for people to grow their skills, gain experience, build confidence and develop their own legacies that inspire others inside and outside the business.Ready to start growing your champions?