A fascinating series of videos discussing ESG and CSR risks within your supply chains

Our video series is an in depth view of all things sustainability and ESG – and the realities brands face in their journey to become better for the planet and its people. In recent years we’ve noticed that more and more businesses are looking into sustainability supply chain risks such as ethical trade or environmental practices. We set ourselves the task of understanding supply chain risk through different dimensions and how the different risks are interrelated. 

Stephen and Rick shared their perspectives of the challenges around supply chains and any industry can get trapped with the mentality that a statement and code of practice is enough. Rick’s industry knowledge combined with Stephen’s technology enables an intelligent ESG risk platform. 

Rick and Stephen discuss the need for transparency, why sustainability needs to begin with the general consumer, the future of STAR Index and why brands need a cockpit view of all their ESG risks. They also go into detail about the recently-launched STAR Index partner programme, why it was created and the benefits it will deliver to not only partners but also the end client and the planet and its people. 

Sustainability is a universal challenge, and Rick and Stephen discuss the learning lessons behind why STAR Index is transparent about what resources brands will need to deliver successful outcomes. They deliberate greenwashing, the lethal impact this could have on brand reputation and the reality of hiding ESG risks and the knock-on effect this will have with brand consumers. 

Data collecting, measuring and analysis is not easy! Brands need to work with their suppliers to understand the true provenance of their raw materials, and need to invest now to ensure they protect their future profits. 

Rick and Stephen dive down into the nitty-gritty, using API’s to blend data to create insights that drive action and why there is no silver bullet platform when it comes to ESG risks. 

Lastly they argue the point of doing nothing is no longer an option. Sustainability drives many consumer behaviours, and is the new baseline for profit. 

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Without Visibility there is no Accountability

How far has the UK come to eliminating Modern Slavery? Stephen and Rick discuss this, the climate crisis and why you need to work with your suppliers to understand the true provenance of your raw materials.

A New Approach to New Challenges

Stephen and Rick discuss what led to the lightbulb moment of STAR Index’s creation, by identifying a clear gap in the market for supply chain risks.

Platforms, People & Politics

As industries are facing the climate crisis and the challenges it poses, we need to be honest about what we’ve learnt over the past 20 years. Or what we’ve not learnt!

Big businesses are gearing up and attacking ESG risks. The time to act is now.

A Universal Challenge Across Industry

Sustainability is a universal challenge. Stephen and Rick talk about what the acronym STAR means, how it applies to different industries and how connected interdependent supply chains can be. They also talk about the learning lessons behind why STAR Index is transparent about what resources a business will need to deliver successful outcomes.

The Future: More Responsible & Sustainable Supply Chains

Profit is not a dirty word! Rick and Stephen tackle sustainable growth, the need for investment now, why each business should have sustainability as a business value and they discuss Google’s scope 3 emissions – and the reality of tackling these.

Personal Responsibility vs Corporate Responsibility

Rick and Stephen discuss how sustainability needs to start at ground level, with all of us making conscious decisions to be more sustainable in our everyday lives. There’s a tale of suit shopping and how the pandemic has made us stop and reflect.

Partners to Support your Journey

It’s been an interesting couple of years but the STAR Index tech platform is where it needs to be. We’ve launched an exciting partnerships programme, as we are not the ESG experts!

Rick and Stephen discuss why the partner programme was launched, and the benefits this will deliver not only to the partner but also the end client.

A Cockpit View of Risk

Rick and Stephen discuss greenwashing and how this is lethal to a brand and reputational risk. There is an analogy about how the sustainability journey can be akin to climbing a mountain, and why honesty and transparency is crucial to the process.

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