For those of you who can remember any of our pre-COVID life, you might recall Brett Investment making a commitment to become carbon neutral in 2020.
Whilst the winds of COVID blew us a bit off course, we are determined to readdress this crucial global issue and do our bit for the world and for future generations to come.
So, what have we done?
Like many people we found our ‘new normal’ to be a different way of interacting and engaging with our friends, family, and clients. At Brett Investment, we remain committed to again offering you a face-to-face service (when it becomes safe to do so) but over the past few months we have invested in new pieces of technology, which will hopefully make your life easier and at the same time reduce our carbon footprint.
Over the coming months, you will begin to experience us sending you confidential and sensitive documents in a secure and safe fashion (via Dropbox) whilst we can now capture your signature (when needed) via an easy to use electronic signature app.
Whilst this adds to our annual IT cost, we have been able to offset much of this via reduced postal costs. Beyond this, and very importantly from a carbon footprint perspective, we have also been able to make the following gains:
- A ‘think before you print’ mentality (already we have massively reduced the number of ink cartridges we are using by sending documents to you and others electronically)
- A reduction in CO2 output and paper usage by significantly reducing how many documents we send by post
- A reduction in CO2 output by undertaking meetings via ZOOM (with fewer car miles).
We are not going to rest on our laurels and our new trainee financial planner – Nick Alston – has been tasked with researching and then effecting new ways we can ‘make a difference’ in the fight against climate change.
Let’s make the world a better place together!