Fair for the Future
Fair for the Future

Addressing the politics of fairness and the environment in energy, water and communications

Sustainability First’s new major Fair for the Future Project is helping energy (retail and network, gas and electricity) and water companies better address the politics of fairness and the environment.
The project aims to:

  • Identify a common framework of good practice/standards for doing this – that goes ‘above and beyond’ legal compliance and basic CSR – that sets the ambition companies need to measure up to in the future – rather than being based on what is achievable now.

  • Embrace disruption so that companies are better able to anticipate, influence and proactively cope with change – including in public opinion.

  • Develop a radical step change in company approaches to engagement, governance and business models.

  • Enable companies to take the initiative to develop new, direct structured relationships with their consumers and wider stakeholders – that build trust.

  • Build a bridge between polarised political debates without being partisan.

The Project was kicked off in Spring 2018 and will run for three years. The Project’s two workstreams entail: developing a ‘Sustainable Licence to Operate’ for energy and water companies; and developing a framework to map political and regulatory uncertainty and risk in the sectors

Latest Project Publications