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Business sustainability


Business sustainability

Sustainability means developing the capacity to endure. In the wake of Covid-19, this has never been more important. Find out about the benefits of sustainable business practices and how our sustainability specialists can help you work more efficiently, build resilience and take advantage of net zero and climate change opportunities.

Scotland and the journey to a low-carbon future

In November 2021, the world's eyes were on Glasgow as the city hosted COP26. We look at the challenges and opportunities of the transition to net zero and why Scotland is ideally placed to play a leading role in the global journey towards a greener, more sustainable, low-carbon future.

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What is sustainability? 

Sustainability means 'the capacity to endure'. In the wake of Covid-19, it's never been more important to build business resilience.

The disruption caused by Covid-19 has forced many companies across Scotland to re-evaluate their traditional ways of working while adapting to a fast-changing business landscape. Many companies developing new products, exploring new markets and implementing innovative ways of working.

Practical support for your business

Developing sustainable business practices will minimise the environmental impacts of your business, protect your business from risks and help you build business resilience. 

Our sustainability specialists can provide a tailored plan to help you: 

  • Improve the efficiency of your premises, products or processes
  • Cut costs
  • Investigate renewable energy options
  • Respond to future challenges
  • Take advantage of climate change and net zero opportunities

Find out more about our sustainability support

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5 tips on achieving business sustainability

Climate change is real. It’s happening now and it poses a genuine risk to business continuity for companies across Scotland. But where there's risk there are also opportunities.

Ian Carstairs leads our team of sustainability specialists. He discusses the benefits of sustainable business practices, and shares 5 tips that will help you manage the risks of climate change, build resilience, reduce costs and take advantage of net zero opportunities.

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Green recovery toolkit: Sustainability support and funding from our partners

Need some expert advice?

Our specialists are on hand to answer your questions and get you started on your sustainability journey.