Over two thirds of Britain’s corporate business leaders say they are now more environmentally conscious in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research.
The survey, jointly commissioned by B2B energy suppliers Haven Power and Opus Energy, part of Drax Group, found bosses of large corporates with more than 250 employees are having to make bolder decisions as they prepare for a brave new business world.
Of those surveyed, 66 per cent admit that their own leadership requires a greater degree of bravery in decision making since the pandemic.
The news comes as the UK begins to move out of lockdown and businesses begin to identify processes for the new world.
Although over half (59 per cent) say the pandemic has increased the importance of sustainability, the need to stabilise their business is holding them back from making bigger leaps in the sustainability agenda.
Three quarters (75 per cent) of those questioned feel they need to run their businesses differently, with a focus on new ways of working, and three in five (60 per cent) are looking to offer the option of working from home as they seek to provide employees with more flexibility.
Haven Power and Opus Energy are both specialist energy suppliers to businesses across the UK.
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