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10 June 2021

Guest article by Neil Bruce, Partner (Renewable Energy), Burness Paull.

Its widely accepted that the world is in the midst of a climate emergency. 
 
Greenhouse gas emissions from human activities, such as transport, power generation and heating are driving climate change and continue to rise.  

This issue also sits squarely within Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations, which are high on the agenda for organisations of all sizes.  Recent experience tells us that businesses across varying sectors are at differing stages of their journey in this area.  

A number of clients and contacts are ahead of the game in this regard typically those who have (and always have had) sustainability baked into their business. For example, they may have already set their own sustainability goals; attained accreditations such as B-Corp Certification; and developed their own renewable energy projects on-site.  

For others, its the "E from ESG and framing how to take steps to address the issue - that some businesses tend to struggle with.

Organisations more and more need to consider how their business can adapt and be at the forefront of the shift towards a low carbon economy.  

Alongside the clear and present need to contribute to climate change action, this also represents a real opportunity one that should be positively embraced for a number of reasons.

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