Global Recycling

Which risks do you think will be the most challenging?
Applying this to a specific Client who are a global recycling organisation; risks will include following:
Physical – Flood sites (as history in the past) & requires new site relocation strategy;
Transition – Executive leadership moving with required pace to Net Zero Corporate targets (as a global business & supporting local committments) & working with customers to support & engage on this strategy. 
Litigation – In Australia, the business has many site operations and many of these in close proximity to residential & commercial properties.  Increasing need to be mindful of obligations – or otherwise it could raise legal issues. 

What business opportunities related to the net zero transition do you think will be the most relevant or beneficial?
There is a major opportunity for the organisation to take a lead in their market sector; set standards by moving with urgency & lobbying Government & Regulators for Net Zero standards for their sector.  Equally, working with customers to support their goals as there are cross benefits with regards to Scope 3 measurements due to nature of product transfers.  Partnership opportunities for ‘green’ transport solutions, H2 energy development (presently underway in pilot scale), and further development & extraction from electronic waste – in particular Ni and Li metals. 

Can you identify any network effects or tipping points that could influence the transition towards net zero?
Increasing awareness of urgency in this transition will support this core business as it supports sustainability in the fact that it is global recycling organisation.  This supports increased investor confidence into new ‘green’ development projects where there are potential collaborations with major customers (globally); increasing update in benefits of recycling & repurposing of materials drives volumes; and active regulatory guidelines which benefits a business ‘leading’ the way. 

Brendan Patrick Okeeffe, Sydney