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'Boosting carbon productivity 15-fold will require radical new thinking. Here's six ways to start'

Richard Roberts, (Jul 12, 2019)

Volans’ Richard Roberts says the world needs to dramatically increase GDP per ton of CO2 to avoid the worst of climate change. It's possible, but there's no time to waste

‘Divestment isn’t a badge of honour; it’s a failure of engagement’

Martin Wright, (Feb 26, 2019)

Martin Wright explains why the Climate Action 100+ group of investors are prioritising carrot over stick as they seek to push the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters to address climate risk

Companies are protecting shareholders on climate risk. What about their employees?

Paul Britton, (Feb 13, 2019)

ShareAction’s Paul Britton points to new research showing the disconnect between what FTSE 100 companies are doing on climate change and the carbon exposure of employee pension funds

Why NGOs love Allianz, Axa and Swiss Re and are sharply divided on Nestlé

Robert Blood, (Jan 29, 2019)

As SIGWATCH’s Robert Blood explains, the three insurance firms are out-performed only by Unilever in this year’s index of companies most praised by NGOs while the food giant wins praise and condemnation in equal measure

‘2018 will go down as the year many UK banks turned their backs on coal’

Catherine Howarth, (Dec 18, 2018)

Catherine Howarth of ShareAction says a synchronised shift away from fossil fuels will be crucial to achieving the Paris climate goals

CSR Cheat Sheet: Reality check for the planet amid tide of bad news

Oliver Balch, (Nov 9, 2018)

Chances of limiting global warming to below 2C ‘almost zero’; companies make large-scale pledges on plastic waste; resolving the disconnect between corporate and consumer views of transparency

Green bond market helps China’s green revolution overcome headwinds

Mark Hillsdon, (May 20, 2018)

Coal consumption is on the rise for the first time in three years, but the country is still a renewable energy powerhouse, writes Mark Hillsdon

‘Climate criminal’ Shell fails to soothe troubled waters with energy transition plan

Oliver Balch, (Apr 16, 2018)

The oil major's 15-year decarbonisation strategy is not going to satisfy green groups or activist investors, writes Oliver Balch. Meanwhile Danish pension fund PKA has moved to exclude oil and gas companies

CSR Cheat Sheet: SDGs failing to resonate

Oliver Balch, (Jun 6, 2017)

New blueprint for UN Principles for Responsible Investment, activist shareholders gain ground, internal carbon pricing rises

#WeAreStillIn: 'America will meet the Paris Agreement despite Trump'

Diana Rojas, (Jun 5, 2017)

Nine state governors, 125 mayors and and 903 companies have vowed to honour US promises to cut CO2 emissions. As Diana Rojas reports, they see that green growth is good for business

CSR Cheat Sheet: Water access goal in peril

Oliver Balch, (Apr 27, 2017)

Lack of autonomy impacts employees, spotlight on the gender pay gap, payroll giving reaches new high

Weekly Watch: 2 March 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 1, 2017)

Coral rescue mission, Dell uses ocean plastics, Indian solar, Singapore carbon tax, sustainable Mango, Co-op Fairtrade cocoa, charities squeezed, California to go fossil-fuel free, Walgreens Boots CSR

Weekly Watch: 2 February 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 17, 2017)

Coca-Cola fights recycling, coffee cup waste cut, black cabs go green, Ireland divests from fossil fuels, green bonds double, human trafficking risks, Canada tax haven and US urged to stay low-carbon

Bee decline Briefing Part 4: Pollinators as portfolio risk

Terry Slavin, (Oct 12, 2016)

Abigail Herron of Aviva Investors explains how asset managers can drive the decline in bee populations up corporate agendas

Leadership series: Christopher Davis, The Body Shop

Liam Dowd, (Feb 10, 2016)

Christopher Davis provides insight into Body Shop’s new Enrich Not Exploit™ Commitment and how they’re engaging consumers

Lobbying: Climate change - Beware hot air

April Streeter, (Nov 23, 2015)

The good words and noble intentions of many companies on climate change action are at odds with their own lobbying and association memberships. Will behind-the-scenes manoeuvring blow the chance for COP21 success?

Green finance briefing: Investment trends - Why the investment climate is improving

Sam Phipps, (Nov 19, 2015)

Global investment in green technology is gathering pace, and government commitments ahead of the Paris climate talks are adding to the momentum

PolicyWatch – October 2015

Stephen Gardner, (Oct 14, 2015)

EU truck emissions, Paris pledges, fuel subsidies and GRI's sustainable development tool

TTIP: Trade deal - Sustainability in the balance

Sam Phipps, (Oct 14, 2015)

A vast body of critics say the proposed trade deal between the US and Europe poses a major threat to the environment and sustainable commerce

EthicsWatch: IEA report - Renewable costs falling, but battles continue

Sam Phipps, (Sep 9, 2015)

Costs across the energy market are rapidly changing, but the picture remains patchy and contentious

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