I'm here today, and it's great to be here at the lovely Goodwood on a winter's day in February to talk about what they've been doing in terms of sustainability over the last 2 years and hearing really fantastic things about the initiatives that have been underway here....And talking about how we can work together and the value that Foresight can bring to Goodwood as well.
Goodwood is a 300 year old working estate has been home to the duke of Richmond and his family for the past 300 years. As guardians of the Estate, it's our collective responsibility to protect Goodwood and its natural environment for future generations.
In seeking to become a fully sustainable estate, and to build on our sustainability plan we're thrilled to have found Foresight as our partner. It was important for us to find a partner with specialist knowledge and expertise in sustainability, and who we felt could understand the complexities of what we do here at Goodwood and help us shape our plans, and investments in the future.
You can't make good long term investments without considering sustainability...and really considering the long term trends that are shaping society.
It's fundamental for spotting new areas to create value and also managing risk. I think in the last 2 years in particular we've seen these issues rise up the agenda of importance with institutional investors and therefore that creates a huge opportunity for us at Foresight to capitalise on this moment, and our partnership with Goodwood in particular in creating events for investors to come to, I think is fundamental in that regard.
Like Goodwood, Foresight have a passionate team who, we and the family are excited to be working with. As we start this journey together we feel the perfect partner, in helping us find the right solutions with carbon reduction, renewable energy, water preservation, and the long term protection of our natural capital here at Goodwood.