Posted: 4 March 2014
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Working towards a circular economy
Working towards a circular economy

National Grid sustainability expert calls for a more balanced view on waste reduction at WRAP UK conference.

"Embedding sustainability into investment decisions allows businesses to look beyond the next quarter’s balance sheet."

Stuart Bailey, Head of Sustainability & Climate Change

Stuart Bailey

Stuart Bailey, National Grid’s Head of Sustainability & Climate Change.

Stuart Bailey, Head of Sustainability & Climate Change at National Grid, joined a panel debate at a keynote conference organised by WRAP UK called ‘Resource – realising the opportunities of a circular economy’, held at the ExCel centre in London.

In a session focused primarily on the need for investment today if businesses are to have a major impact on waste reduction in the future, Stuart explained how companies that have a sustainable waste strategy can be better insulated from volatility in the price of resources.

He also argued that embedding sustainability into investment decisions allows businesses to look beyond the next quarter’s balance sheet towards a more positive and beneficial strategy over the longer term.

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Click here to find out more about the Resource conference and panel discussions.

More about the circular economy and WRAP UK’s vision for 2020 can be viewed here.

Stuart explains the importance of being ‘climate positive’, one of the key strands of National Grid’s environmental sustainability strategy, at this link.

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