by Michael Matthews, Investment Director – Investec Wealth & Investment UK
Investec Wealth & Investment works with entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and meet their financial goals in a way that reflects their values. Here, Investment Director Michael Matthews explains why sustainability is more important to founders and family businesses than ever before.
The global pandemic has highlighted social inequalities and the need for resilience and this has increased the motivation for businesses to contribute to cleaner and fairer communities.
However, sustainability has been on the agenda for a number of years. In 2016, the UN set out 17 goals that it believes will create a greener, fairer future for all. These include aims such as responsible consumption and production; affordable and clean energy; and quality education.
Because of the link between sustainable operations and long-term financial resilience, investors are increasingly embedding non-financia...