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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

'To solve climate change we have to end deforestation in supply chains’

Lindsey Allen, (Dec 16, 2018)

Lindsey Allen, executive director of Rainforest Action Network, says 2019 will be a key test of whether new sustainability standards for palm oil will be enforced

Final countdown for forests in the magazine

Terry Slavin, (Nov 2, 2018)

In the November issue of Ethical Corporation we assess progress on corporate zero deforestation commitments as the clock ticks down to 2020, and how the healthcare sector is stepping up efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goals

Deadline 2020: ‘We won’t end deforestation through certification schemes,' brands admit

Terry Slavin, (Nov 1, 2018)

With hundreds of companies having failed to act on commitments to be deforestation-free by 2020, Mars Inc is leading Consumer Goods Forum’s work on developing credible new paths to clean up their supply chains

Why deforestation-free cocoa and palm oil are so elusive

Eduardo Tugendhat, (Oct 30, 2018)

Eduardo Tugendhat, director of thought leadership at Palladium, says sustainable supply chains can only be achieved if farm and rural worker households have a clear pathway out of poverty

'Business must not stand idly by as land rights defenders die'

Ben Leather, (Jul 22, 2018)

With agribusiness projects surpassing mining for the first time in terms of deaths of environmental defenders, Ben Leather of Global Witness calls on companies to stand with local communities

Ten years on, few have joined Norway in funding the battle against deforestation

Terry Slavin, (Jul 5, 2018)

With forests rapidly losing their capacity to regulate the climate, countries have to urgently step up finance for REDD+ and companies must implement their zero-deforestation commitments. Terry Slavin reports

Greenpeace is right to hold our feet to the fire on deforestation, says Unilever chief

Terry Slavin, (May 1, 2018)

Paul Polman talks to Terry Slavin about the food giant's commitment to sustainable palm oil sourcing and his work to bring transformational change on a global level

Shining a light on the green economy’s human rights challenge in the magazine

Terry Slavin, (Apr 27, 2018)

This month we look at the ESG risks that could put the brakes on uptake of renewable energy and electric vehicles, and the burning issue of land rights

Management spotlight: Mondelēz’s innovative approach to packaging waste

Liam Dowd, (Mar 5, 2018)

In this Q&A, managing director Liam Dowd talks with Rob Hargrove, EVP research, development, quality and innovation at Mondelēz International on packaging, deforestation and the impact of agri-tech

France briefing: Can Macron add green to the tricolour?

Stuart Buckman, (Aug 16, 2017)

The appointment of 'France’s David Attenborough' Nicolas Hulot as environment minister has turned the Elysee’s ambitions to assume global leadership on climate change up a notch. We look at whether promises to go carbon-neutral by 2050 and ban fossil fuel cars will be fulfilled

Deforestation briefing: 'This is now a critical issue in supply chains'

Terry Slavin, (Jul 27, 2017)

Up to to $900bn in annual turnover is at risk if deforestation from beef, soy, timber and palm oil isn't brought under control, according to the CDP

Human rights briefing: Kellogg serves up best practice on reporting

April Streeter, (Jul 26, 2017)

Kellogg has meticulously recorded human rights issues in its palm oil supply chain since it was called out by Amnesty International

Weekly Watch: 16 June 2017

Rebecca Ley, (Jun 16, 2017)

Apple launches green bond, Carlsberg's science-based targets, retailers linked to viscose pollution, Hershey cuts packaging waste, RSPO grows, and WBCSD calls for action on food waste

Weekly Watch 25 May 2017

Rebecca Ley, (May 10, 2017)

McDonald's and L'Oreal tackle deforestation, The Body Shop filters air pollution at bus stops, GM source sustainable rubber, Unilever and Coca-Cola use 100% renewables

Weekly Watch: 18 May 2017

Terry Slavin, (May 10, 2017)

M&S, Target join Cotton 2040, Lego hits 100% renewables, Tesco sets science-based target, Waitrose moves on biomethane, Goodhope promises palm traceability, Smurfit Kappa close to 2020 goals

Weekly Watch: 5 May 2017

EC Newsdesk, (May 4, 2017)

IOI tackles deforestation, De Beers to store CO2, Kensington recycles Nespresso pods, global standard for sustainable procurement, Apple aims circular, new #Squaremilechallenge target, Heathrow climate projections dismissed

Weekly Watch: 6 April 2017

Rebecca Ley, (Mar 15, 2017)

#SquareMileChallenge on coffee cup waste, investors press Amazon on ESG, EU utilities locking in carbon, air pollution risks, sustainable plantations, China storage problems, saving crayfish, Florida B Corp

EthicsWatch: Palm oil – FMCG firms continue boycott of IOI palm oil

April Streeter, (Sep 21, 2016)

Companies say more robust sanctions are needed to break the link with deforestation

NGOWatch – September 2016

Nadine Hawa, (Sep 19, 2016)

Flying migrants to Europe, ivory still for sale, circular approach to waste and tackling palm oil investment

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