With the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) starting 1 November, the world’s focus is on sustainability, achieving net zero carbon emissions and reducing our impact on the environment.

In the run up to COP 26, Reconnaissance International (co-publisher of Currency News and Cash & Payment News) is publishing a special report – Cash: a Roadmap to Sustainability. 22 organisations involved in the cash cycle have contributed 106 case studies of steps they have taken to reduce the environmental impact of their part of this cycle – which is a key component of the payments eco-system, itself a driver of economic activity as well as social inclusion.

The examples given ranged from the simple, changing to LED lighting, to more complex, changing from single use plastic seals to cloth bags, to those based on major investment decisions, putting in solar power or investing in different equipment. Some changes were entirely within the control of the organisation while others required co-operation with others. Some required changes to materials needing extensive trials, others process changes and others staff to work differently. Some were corporate decisions, others were implementing staff suggestions. Across the cash cycle, there are examples of what can be done for every size of organisation, with small and large budgets, quick and long term, whichever country you are in.

This webinar tells the story of that report. What has been done and what benefit was achieved? Where has energy been focused? It shows an industry not driven by legislation or customer tender requirements, but an industry doing the right thing for the right reasons. It is a story of what is possible. There is no greenwashing here, no future promises, just hard evidence based examples.

Join us to here representatives from the coin industry, banknote manufacture and cash management talk about the report and their sector.
John Winchcombe
Editor of Cash & Payment News
Leeann Shanks
NatWest Group Plc
Jutta Buyse
International Currency Association
Ross MacDiarmid
MDC Executive Officer
Ross MacDiarmid was, from 2010-2020, Chief Executive of the Royal Australian Mint (RAM), during which time he transformed the organisation into a high performing commercial enterprise that grew its commercial revenue by 4 times and achieved consolidated business RONA of 30%. The RAM also won multiple domestic and international awards for engineering, safety, export, product, tourism and marketing and doubled visitors.
Ross was also Secretary General of the MDC from 2016-2020 and, following his retirement from RAM, has taken on the position of the newly-created role of Acting Executive Director for the MDC.
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