Financial and environmental stewardship

For Shared Interest, stewardship is about doing the best we can with the resources that are entrusted to us. This includes both financial and environmental aspects.

One of the key areas considered during our Strategic Review in 2014, was the global trend of environmental uncertainty. It is likely that this will involve a strain on food security with a global population estimated to be nine billion by 2050. As a result of the review, one of our new five strategic paths includes deepening impact. Within this, we will assist businesses in adapting to the challenge of climate change, encouraging them to invest in water and energy. In addition to this strategic approach, we continue to aim to reduce the environmental impact of our own operations with the assistance of our staff Environmental Team.

Our financial results for the year were positive and are detailed in our financial accounts. 

Consideration of ethical issues features prominently throughout our decision making processes, especially with investment and procurement decisions. The Co-operative Bank remains our main banking partner but we continue to review alternatives and assess the strength and ethical performance of the Co-operative Bank under its new ownership.

You can read more about Stewardship and Sustainability in Social Accounts.