Across the UK, the drive among farming businesses to become even more sustainable is gaining momentum. The government is putting a green recovery at the heart of its post-Covid-19 economic plan. In addition, the Scottish Climate Change Bill has set ambitious targets for carbon net zero farming by 2045. In this session Oliver McEntyre discusses some of the drivers behind this sustainable momentum, how businesses within the sector are approaching this challenge and highlights some of the key trends from recent agriculture sustainability research undertaken by Barclays.
Oliver McEntyre, National Strategy Director, Barclays Agriculture
Oliver grew up on a family farm in Lancashire, after 3 years at Myerscough College he spent 10 years managing pig units throughout the north west, then spent 6 years as an independent Farm Business Advisor. In 2006 he joined Barclays as Senior Agricultural Manager for Cumbria and Scotland before being appointed National Agricultural Specialist in 2012. In his current role as Barclays’ National Agricultural Strategy Director, Oliver oversees Barclays’ agricultural strategy and positioning from an industry perspective. .