Over the last decade, sustainability has evolved from an environmentally focused discipline to a key driver of business strategy, while responsible investing has become a mainstream expectation rather than a niche concern. The need to embed sustainable practices throughout the economy is a result of multiple factors including compliance, consumer demand, investor pressure, operational necessity and employee engagement, with the pace of change only set to increase. Our Sustainability Innovation Interview series shines a spotlight on businesses and individuals who are on their journey to becoming more sustainable. 


For the first instalment of Grant Thornton’s Sustainability Innovation Interview Series, we spoke to Lisa Cashin, Communications and Engagement Manager at Diageo Ireland, to learn about the progress the company has made on their 10-year ESG action plan, the sustainability trends they are seeing in their industry and what excites them about the future.