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'It's not enough to cut CO2 emissions. The natural systems that sustain life are on the critical list'

Angeli Mehta, (Mar 3, 2020)

Angeli Mehta reports on how companies like Danone, Unilever, and China's Cofco International are addressing biodiversity loss through platforms like the Business for Nature coalition and One Planet Business for Biodiversity

‘There is time to change course, but only if we start turning the wheel now’

Lynn Scarlett, (Jan 3, 2020)

Nature Conservancy’s Lynn Scarlett says a series of international agreements in 2020 could set the stage for more sustainable economies by 2030

'Bold climate action from business and cities will be needed to persuade laggard governments'

Jen Austin, (Jan 2, 2020)

Jen Austin of the We Mean Business coalition says COP25 may have ended in disappointment but the companies that have adopted science-based targets are showing leadership for the challenging decade ahead

'This year we must finally abandon business as usual and embark on the path to 1.5C warming'

Andrew Higham, (Jan 2, 2020)

Andrew Higham of Mission 2020 says the Glasgow climate conference will be critical in determining whether we can act quickly enough to avoid catastrophic climate change

'We need companies to promote social protectionism in the coming trade wars’

John Morrison, (Jan 2, 2020)

John Morrison of the Institute for Human Rights and Business argues that initiatives to safeguard both environment and human rights will be critical for the radical transformations that will be required in decade ahead

'I approach 2020 with trepidation, but something has shifted. The next decade could be exponential'

John Elkington, (Dec 30, 2019)

With Greta Thunberg named Time’s person of the year, the latest societal pressure wave may be peaking. Now the going for sustainable business gets really interesting, says John Elkington

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

Reaping the rewards of climate action

Lynn Scarlett, (Oct 28, 2019)

Sponsored content: Lynn Scarlett of The Nature Conservancy says it is time for companies to show courage and ambition by stepping up to the Paris agreement

Tackling the last frontier in climate finance

Jakob Thomae, (Sep 19, 2019)

Jakob Thomae of the 2° Investing Initiative explains how 17 international banks are road-testing a new methodology to address the barriers that have prevented banks from aligning more fully with the Paris Agreement

'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

The disruptors: The ‘climate convert’ banker who brought ING’s lending in line with 2C

Oliver Balch, (Mar 5, 2019)

Oliver Balch talks to Leon Wijnands, head of sustainability at the Dutch bank, about how his team developed the Terra approach, a ground-breaking methodology he hopes all banks will adopt to steer climate-friendly lending

‘We’re rethinking our entire business, from supplier agreements to future technologies’

Martin Wright, (Feb 26, 2019)

Martin Wright talks to Carlsberg, BT, Mahindra Group and Landsec about how signing up to the Science Based Targets initiative has turned business as usual on its head

From cookstoves to carbon markets: how blockchain is supercharging sustainability

Mike Scott, (Feb 26, 2019)

Mike Scott assesses whether the technology will live up to its much-vaunted potential to be the Holy Grail of climate action, transforming supply chains and removing barriers to a clean energy future

‘To avoid greenwash we need a systemic approach to measuring the SDGs’

Liam Dowd, (Jan 15, 2019)

In this Q&A, managing director Liam Dowd talks with Freddie Woolfe, head of responsible investment and stewardship at Merian Global Investors, on SDG targets, corporate climate ambitions and opportunities for the next 12-18 months

The year when climate change became the new frontier for human rights

Lise Kingo, (Dec 18, 2018)

Lise Kingo of the UN Global Compact says the task for 2019 is to build a low-carbon future that works for everyone

SDG12: ‘If UK retailers are to create a better world, they have to address consumption'

Hayley Baines-Buffery, (Nov 14, 2018)

Hayley Baines-Buffery of Bioregional explains why the British Retail Consortium’s Better Retail, Better World initiative won’t bring the systems-level change required

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

America shows how to tackle climate change from the bottom up

Michael Levitin, (Sep 20, 2018)

Michael Levitin reports on last week’s Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, where ambitious climate action by mayors and state governors was in the spotlight

‘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

Five key sustainability trends for 2018

Britta Wyss Bisang, (Mar 12, 2018)

With consumer and corporate demand for responsible sourcing taking centre stage, Britta Wyss Bisang of Rainforest Alliance predicts the biggest sustainability trends for 2018 and beyond