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Rowan Dartington's Tim Cockerill
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Rowan Dartington's Tim Cockerill

Sustainability is a word we hear being used every day now, and it is not just in the investment world – more and more products are being labelled sustainable, from food and clothing to holidays.

This change has been a long time coming and is very welcome. But let us be clear about what sustainability means.  In 1987, the United Nations Brundtland Commission defined sustainability as "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." FOMO and 'greenwashing': The unsustainable cost of ESG When you look at it in these terms and when you take the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (set out in 2015) into account, it is clear there is a very long road ahead. The changes the world needs to effect are huge. A visib...

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