Grichan Partnership’s CEO, Richard Hewitt, believes the sustainable business agenda needs to be at the heart of how high-performing businesses are run: “It’s fair to say that the only certainty businesses have faced over the past twelve years is both an unprecedented degree of global financial instability and an associated fluctuation of opportunity across all markets. Many column inches have been devoted to the war for talent in challenging times, so how can companies maintain a sustainable competitive advantage?
“Sustainability, being a truly sustainable business, goes far beyond the obvious good sense of being a responsible custodian of resources. Measuring and reducing consumption of water, energy and transport costs is simply good business sense, good business efficiency. However, firms can keep abreast of other innovations and also consider broader societal and cultural measures when determining how they operate.”