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Dec 06, 2021

The heat is on: Severn Trent talks climate vote

The UK water firm was an early adopter in putting its climate action plan up for a vote – something an increasing number of companies are now doing. Richard Eadie explains why that was just the beginning – and how it means the company must now be more open than ever
From bringing out 60 employees from across the company for an award-winning investor day to its ambitious net-zero goals, Severn Trent is a company that does ESG well. It is also a company that put its climate action plan on the ballot at its AGM this year. ‘If you’re going to say sustainability and ESG are core to what you do, then you need to live and breathe that through the way you talk – and the way you report,’ says Richard Eadie, who led the company’s IR team until earlier this

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Garnet Roach

Garnet Roach joined IR Magazine in October 2012, working on both the editorial and research sides of the publication. Prior to entering the world of investor relations, her freelance career covered a broad range of subjects, from technology to...

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