Looking for the right lever

VOLUNTARY AGREEMENTS can be powerful catalysts for driving industry-wide change, and with the finance industry desperately needing some matches to ignite the industry’s sustainability efforts, last night’s Footprint Forum challenged the industry to find the right lever.

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Entitled Measurement and Benchmarking in corporate services, the KPMG-hosted event concluded that many individual institutions are making good progress in measuring their impacts through tools such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).


However, a mechanism, such as a voluntary agreement like the ones developed by WRAP for tackling waste, could give the industry the focus and narrative it so badly needs to drive improvements, whilst getting a notoriously secret sector to open up and share challenges and best practice.


Keynotes and panelists:

Martin Boden – Divisional Managing Director & Global Account Director, Sodexo 

Charlotte Henderson – Head of Programme, Wrap

Richard Hillyard – Senior Environmental Consultant, CBRE Energy & Sustainability

Lugano Kapenbwa – Environmental Manager, Canary Wharf Management

Lloyd McAllister – Manager, Sustainability Services, KPMG

Hattie Park – Environmental Sustainability, BBC