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Last stand for forests in Ethical Corporation magazine

Terry Slavin, (Feb 11, 2020)

In the first of a two-part investigation into how brands are performing on their 2020 commitments to ending deforestation in their supply chains, this month we look at palm oil and timber products

‘To curb deforestation in the long-term, break the link between politics and palm oil’

Tom Johnson, (Feb 3, 2020)

Tom Johnson of The Gecko Project warns that truly sustainable palm oil in Indonesia may be out of reach without confronting corruption, undue influence and abuse of power

Five sustainable business trends to watch for in a critical year

Lauren Compere, (Jan 22, 2020)

Lauren Compere of Boston Common Asset Management says companies and investors will have to urgently step up their ESG work on multiple fronts in 2020 and beyond

'To reverse deforestation in the 2020s we must rebuild trust between forest countries and brands'

Justin Adams, (Jan 3, 2020)

Justin Adams of the Tropical Forest Alliance says durable change will only come when companies graduate from individual feelgood efforts and engage in the messy, hard work of collective action

75 CEOs call for US to stay in the Paris Agreement as emissions continue to rise

Oliver Balch, (Dec 4, 2019)

As #COP25 opens in Madrid Oliver Balch reports on a boost in firms signing up to Science Based Targets and research on how 2020 goals have fallen short

'Indonesia is testament to what can happen when we work together on deforestation'

Justin Adams, (Sep 19, 2019)

Tropical Forest Alliance’s Justin Adams says independent action by companies, states and NGOs has not been enough to stop global forest loss. The next decade must be about collective action

‘Companies can no longer ignore deforestation risk. Consumers want bold action, and now'

Morgan Gillespy, (Aug 20, 2019)

With forestry and agriculture responsible for around 23% of net man-made greenhouse gas emissions, there's an urgent need for companies to come clean about their relationship with the land, says Morgan Gillespy of CDP

The IPCC special report on land use: Seven things to know about forests and climate change

Frances Seymour, (Aug 8, 2019)

Frances Seymour of World Resources Institute explains how the UN report confirms the importance of protecting forests in global strategies to fight climate change

How investors can help prevent Brazil’s soy farmers from cutting down forests

Ivo Mulder, (Aug 8, 2019)

Ivo Mulder of UN Environment Programme explains why UNEP has partnered with fund management company Sustainable Investment Management on the Responsible Commodities Facility, which will launch a bond on the London Stock Exchange later this year that incentivises Brazilian farmers to grow soy on degraded lands

Training for the deforestation marathon

David Cleary, (Jul 15, 2019)

With major companies warning their deforestation commitments are off track, David Cleary of The Nature Conservancy suggests business leaders strive for the humanly possible and work with NGOs to realise their long-term sustainability goals

CSR Cheat Sheet: Turning plastic waste into classrooms in Côte d'Ivoire and Colombia

Oliver Balch, (Jun 17, 2019)

In his monthly sustainability news round-up, Oliver Balch reports on how the circular economy is catching on in the Global South, progress on zero-deforestation commitments, and the latest data on wellbeing at work

'We're half a year from 2020. So why are brands ignoring deforestation at their annual meeting?

Diana Ruiz, (Jun 14, 2019)

Greenpeace’s Diana Ruiz says Consumer Goods Forum members should be in crisis talks to rescue their failed no-deforestation commitments in Vancouver this week. Instead they are discussing how to expand operations that are fuelling climate change

‘Now companies can finally be held to account for their no-deforestation commitments’

Morgan Gillespy, (Jun 12, 2019)

CDP’s Morgan Gillespy and Rainforest Alliance’s Leah Samberg argue that the new Accountability Framework, launched this week by a coalition of civil society partners, will close the ‘accountability loop’ that has prevented more than 500 companies from making real progress on removing deforestation from commodity supply chains

Saving our soils: An in-depth briefing on climate-smart agriculture

Terry Slavin, (May 31, 2019)

Amid warnings of only 60 harvests left and a global population set to reach 9.8 billion by 2050, the June issue of Ethical Corporation investigates how business is rising to the mounting sustainability challenges facing food systems

New hope for solutions to deforestation in the Cerrado

Mark Hillsdon, (May 28, 2019)

Mark Hillsdon reports on how pre-competitive approaches such as the Soy Buyers Coalition are allowing retailers to share the costs of incentivising soy farmers to refrain from converting land

Innovative BNP Paribas loan helping 6 million Indian farmers go chemical-free

Mark Hillsdon, (May 27, 2019)

Mark Hillsdon reports on the Sustainable India Finance Facility, which is aiming to bring zero-budget natural farming to Andhra Pradesh

Turning agriculture from climate culprit to carbon sink

Mark Hillsdon, (May 27, 2019)

Mark Hillsdon reports on how the idea of increasing the capacity of soil to absorb CO2 is gaining traction around the world, promoted by organisations including the Food and Land Use Coalition, the 4 per 1000 Initiative, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Virginie Helias: P&G’s ocean plastic bottles ‘only the beginning’ of war on plastic

Terry Slavin, (May 1, 2019)

Updated: The chief sustainability officer of Procter & Gamble tells Terry Slavin how the world’s biggest consumer plans to end packaging waste by 2030. The article has been updated to include a response from Greenpeace

CSR Cheat Sheet: 2020 deforestation targets to be missed

Oliver Balch, (Apr 11, 2019)

Negative progress towards a deforestation-free economy; global chemical industry faces pollution problem as demand increases; and fashion industry under pressure over transparency of its supply chains in Oliver Balch’s sustainability news roundup

‘Brands can help end tropical deforestation, but only by working together'

Justin Adams, (Mar 20, 2019)

Justin Adams of Tropical Forest Alliance calls for companies to look beyond zero-deforestation commitments in individual supply chains and work with other partners to transform landscapes and boost farmer livelihoods

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