Supply chain disruptions were front page news in 2021, highlighting an urgent need for companies to be able to track products along their supply chains. Management teams sometimes resist implementing traceability systems arguing they are too costly. But are such systems the cost of doing business or a nice to have?
These predictions for 2022 from the Planet Tracker Team are specifically relevant to the global financial markets.
A revival of calls for a global plastic treaty is encouraging. There is a general recognition that there is a global plastic pollution problem, however, despite previous attempts to tackle this, little progress has been made. This time it looks more positive. Negotiating positions are coalescing and a timetable to move forward is solidifying. Planet Tracker examines the state of play.
As brands continue to increase their focus on sustainability, should volume growth still be used by investors in the textile sector as a valuation driver?
To feed 10 billion people in 2050 will require a lot of protein and from a land-use perspective, plants provide the most efficient way to produce this. But this means that as well as shifting our diets we will need to increase crop yields and this will require nitrogen.
What messages should financial institutions be taking away from last week’s United Nation Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) in Kunming?