In this section we make a few suggestions about what to consider when seek to improve business sustainability. In general we suggest a holistic view that considers suppliers and customers, the direct operations of the business, and their impacts on the wider environment and society.

The proposals expressed in the following sections should give some food for thought and guide the formulation your ideas to improve your business sustainability and reduce its impact on the planet.

In order to achieve a net zero goal of 2050, adaptation needs to start now, to ensure change in time, and avoid the risk of being rendered obsolete by this inevitable process. Some of this will be revolutionary change (for example: beef farming going down, hydrogen going up), which will need some informed sector specific forecasting. Some change will be more evolutionary, incremental, in which case think in terms of 3-5% reduction each year on energy and waste emissions from your business.