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Engineering a Sustainable Future

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New Mashora Podcast Episode: Seb Wood, of engineering consultancy Whitby Wood, discusses the changing nature of our human infrastructure as the impact climate change becomes ever clearer. Seb highlights the changes needed in engineering; in practice, legislation, materials and ethos.A must-listen for any business navigating between the need for profit and the imperative of sustainability.

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How new UK climate regulations will affect the private sector – and how the private sector needs to respond.

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While commitments to lowering UK carbon emissions have been in law for many years, November 2020 marked a tipping point in governmental regulations.  UK Chancellor Ricki Sunak, seeking to establish the UK at the forefront of green finance, announced that non-financial information disclosure – aligned with the Task Force on Climate-related FInancial Disclosures (TCFD) – […]

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ESG’s next hurdle: When the demand is greater than the expertise.

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Sustainability is acquiring a momentum that appears unstoppable. After a record-setting first quarter in 2021 for ESG financing, the second quarter has continued the pace. According to Morningstar, while net inflows have dipped a little to $139.2bn globally, global sustainable fund assets have increased by 12% to $2.25 trillion.  If 2020 was the year ESG […]

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Unlocking sustainability in the supply chain: How to maximise your suppliers’ effectiveness.

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When we look at climate change trends for 2022 and beyond or at the rising demand for ESG expertise, it’s clear that sustainability is not worth compromising on.  The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) recommends that businesses “use the most ambitious decarbonisation scenarios” that aim for the earliest reductions and least cumulative emissions. Bill Gates […]

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Has the pandemic accelerated the race towards net zero in the UK?

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As the UK prepares to preside over the COP26 UN climate summit in Glasgow this autumn, the race towards net zero and a 1.5 degree world is more pressing than ever.  The UK will be looking to bring together 197 parties to take coordinated action and, in some ways, the country is in a better […]

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Sustainable Investing – The Growing Demand for Corporate Sustainability

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Sustainable investing, ESG, impact investing – these have become common terms over the last few years. Even the CEO of BlackRock, Larry Fink, has joined in, referencing sustainability 15 times in his 2021 letter to CEOs. It is clear that industry leaders like BlackRock, JP Morgan, and Fidelity strongly believe sustainable investing will continue to […]

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Sustainability reporting – 3 reasons to use an external specialist

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Sustainability reporting is becoming increasingly common, particularly among companies that have reached a certain size or market valuation. Anyone familiar with the reports that are currently being published will see there is great disparity between them.  To align your company with where the market is headed it is not enough to disclose the bare minimum […]

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An Introduction to Mashora

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Mashora CEO Alia Eshaq discusses her background as a peace builder and negotiator in Yemen and how those experiences led to a passion for sustainability and ultimately to the creation of the Mashora Group. The episode details the reasons behind the push for sustainability from both society and government legislation and how both will continue […]

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Freelance expert market places are on the rise – here’s why you should take note

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Just as the market as a whole is moving towards sustainability, the expert market is moving towards a gig economy model. Businesses are attracted to their flexibility and reduced costs, and traditional consultancies are slowly seeing their client base pivot towards expert market place alternatives.

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Climate change trends for 2022 – and beyond

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Sustainability is at the heart of effective future-proofing. As Biden executive orders come into play in the US and the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation shifts the global market, there are two questions we should ask. First, what means of business will stay standing? And what seedbeds present key opportunities for diversification, investment and business […]

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