Scottish Economy

COP26: How can businesses be helped to think about their environmental responsibilities?

Institute Director Mairi Spowage is joined by Jonny Clark, Managing Director of ITP Energised, who provide advice to companies who are keen to decarbonise their operations and/or develop renewable energy developments. This is the first in a series of podcasts over the COP fortnight to highlight the role that different organisations and people can and will have in Scotland’s journey to Net Zero, and was recorded on Tuesday 2nd November in the afternoon.

(00:49) What does ITP Energised do?

(02:45) How have your operations changed in recent years?

(04:38) How important is the rise of “sustainable” or “green” finance in the progress towards net zero?

(05:58) What opportunities are there for the energy transition in Scotland for supply chain development?

(08:17) How are skills mismatches affecting the transition to net zero? Is this affecting your business?

(10:11) How have you adapted your business during COVID, and how might that shape your operations in the future?

(13:03) Have you noticed a change in the desire from companies to really be green and socially responsible in recent years?

(16:58) What do you think and hope may come out of COP26, both personally and for your business?


Mairi is the Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute. Previously, she was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Scottish Fiscal Commission and the Head of National Accounts at the Scottish Government and has over a decade of experience working in different areas of statistics and analysis.

Jonny Clark