The global shift towards a sustainable, circular economy that operates within planetary boundaries presents a multifaceted challenge. New technical sustainability disciplines like circular economy, sustainability procurement, and decarbonisation have emerged to support this transition. However, the marketing and deployment of these disciplines, whilst falling under the sustainability umbrella, can sometimes create a "silo effect" that hinders progress.
In the private sector, we observe a two-speed transition: some organisations are ready for action, while others need straightforward and pragmatic guidance on how to begin their sustainability journey.
Similarly, the public sector is willing to transition, but how can they prioritise and focus their efforts on the highest value activities?