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Tendrils of hope amid huge setbacks for sustainable soy in Brazil

Mark Hillsdon, (Mar 7, 2020)

Jair Bolsonaro's anti-environment rhetoric has led to the collapse of initiatives like the Cerrado Mechanism and Soy Moratorium to hold the line on deforestation, but civil society and progressive companies in Brazil are fighting back. Mark Hillsdon reports

CSR Cheat Sheet: Dire climate predictions endorsed by courts

Oliver Balch, (Mar 2, 2020)

In his monthly analysis of sustainability news, Oliver Balch reports on the decision of the UK Court of Appeal shooting down a third runway at Heathrow, Mark Carney’s green finance powwow and reasons to be cheerful about corporate climate action

Deadline 2020: Big brands double down on efforts to source deforestation-free palm oil

Terry Slavin, (Feb 11, 2020)

Consumer boycotts and the failure to meet 2020 #NDPE commitments have lit a fire under efforts to clean up complex palm oil supply chains in the past year. Terry Slavin talks to brands, NGOs and palm oil producers to assess the impact on critically important tropical forests and the people who live there

Move to set science-based targets for timber sector as threat to northern forests grows

Angeli Mehta, (Feb 2, 2020)

Environmentalists warn that clear-cut logging permitted by the FSC and poor forestry management practices are undermining the ability slow-growing boreal forests to store carbon. Angeli Mehta reports

In it together: How Mondi is working with partners to tackle issues like clean water

Mark Hillsdon, (Sep 3, 2019)

By joining the WBCSD forestry sector SDG roadmap and working with NGOs like WWF, the pulp and paper company is trying to help drive transformation at scale. Mark Hillsdon reports

CSR Cheat Sheet: California dominates climate A list of cities

Oliver Balch, (May 13, 2019)

In his monthly sustainability news round-up, Oliver Balch reports on CDP’s first ranking of cities, the damning case against hydropower, and how millennials want employers to act more responsibly

Alarm sounded for urgent action on climate change at RBS New York

Terry Slavin, (Mar 23, 2019)

Terry Slavin reports on the second day of this week’s conference, with the assistant secretary-general of UN Environment warning that companies must go far beyond adhering to the Paris Agreement

CSR Cheat Sheet: Half of companies ‘failing to report action on climate’

Oliver Balch, (Mar 7, 2019)

Transparency in non-financial reporting; labour rights abuses by fashion brands; and FAO warnings on biodiversity are highlighted in Oliver Balch’s latest roundup of sustainability news

‘Over-fishing a worse threat to oceans than climate change’

Angeli Mehta, (Jan 22, 2019)

Angeli Mehta reports on how initiatives like Global Fishing Watch, Sky’s Ocean Rescue and the retailer-led Seafood Task Force are trying to tackle a practice that is doing untold damage to the marine ecosystem

Who is connecting the drops on climate change?

Terry Slavin, (Nov 30, 2018)

As COP24 climate negotiations open in Katowice Poland, we publish our latest issue, which focuses on how companies are responding to the growing threat to water security from our warming planet

How Mars is helping to slash water use in growing rice

Terry Slavin, (Nov 28, 2018)

The food giant has teamed up with WWF, UN Environment and the International Rice Research Institute to make a daily staple for 3.5 billion people more climate-friendly

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

CSR Cheat Sheet: Science clarifies the obvious during Climate Week New York

Oliver Balch, (Oct 2, 2018)

US firms sign up for Science-Based Targets; winners and losers from climate change; fossil fuel companies move on methane emissions

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

CSR Cheat Sheet: No Monday blues for sustainability professionals

Oliver Balch, (Mar 6, 2018)

Employees in CSR happier than average; tarnished jewellery supply chains; the problem of principles v profits; corporates scramble to restore trust

How companies can avoid ‘SDG-washing’

Marion Verles, (Feb 27, 2018)

Marion Verles of Gold Standard on how new guidelines developed with the WWF can help businesses make a credible commitment to Sustainable Development Goals

Top stories of 2017: #7 Green shoots of hope for forests amid setbacks

Mark Hillsdon, (Dec 13, 2017)

The battle to stop deforestation continued to rage across the planet in 2017, writes Mark Hillsdon. But the year ended with a flurry of new commitments and partnerships aimed at saving the world’s forests, and restoring millions of hectares of degraded land

Top stories of 2017: #6 Circular economy spreads as brands take back plastics

Maxine Perella, (Dec 12, 2017)

Maxine Perella reports on how brands like Timberland, HP, Dell and P&G led the way by incorporating waste in new products and packaging

‘We have to move from carbon-management to climate-stewardship’

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 13, 2017)

SPONSORED CONTENT: Sarah Leugers, director of communications for Gold Standard, talks about how the certification body is working with CDP and WWF to develop a Benchmark for Corporate Climate Leadership in this question and answer session

Report review: Cargill making solid progress on ambitious climate goals

Claire Manuel, (Oct 20, 2017)

The global food giant is working with a range of partners to increase its use of renewables, decrease emissions and tackle deforestation, according to its latest integrated annual report

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