Tony Danker, the Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Scott Barton, Managing Director of Corporate & Institutional Coverage recently came together to talk about the future of the green economy and how there’s been a change in business attitudes towards investing in sustainable initiatives.

Key insights:

  • The trinity of Brexit, COVID-19 and the transition to net zero presents both challenges and opportunities.
  • There has been a step change in business attitudes towards investing in sustainable initiatives and decarbonisation.
  • The UK has an opportunity to position itself as an exporter of green products, services and expertise.
  • There are four key ‘wins’ as businesses focus on sustainability:
    • Decarbonisation
    • Job creation
    • Regional regeneration
    • Export success
  • There is competitive pressure to embrace sustainable practices across all sectors, throughout the supply chain.

About the authors

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Scott Barton
Managing Director, Corporate & Institutional Coverage, Commercial Banking, Bank of Scotland 

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Tony Danker
Director-General, Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

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