Business Green covers Climate Emergency announcement

Following the news that we have formally recognised the Climate Emergency, the environmental press has covered our announcement.

Business Green, one of the UK’s leading environmental trade publications, featured comments from Stephanie Biden on our approach to this subject in a piece which focuses on the launch of the Business Declares initiative.

Speaking about Bates Wells’ recognition of the Climate Emergency, Stephanie highlighted the internal consultation process we underwent prior to our announcement. She noted that ‘externally, the response so far has been almost entirely positive – I wouldn’t be worried about scaring away clients over this. It is resonating, I think, and if I did it again I think I would want to be even bolder.’

This coverage follows a Pioneer’s Post article which covered our announcement and the steps that fellow B Corp Tribe Capital has taken in this area.

If you’d like to read these pieces in greater detail, you can find them on the publications’ respective websites here and here.


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