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The invisible hand of CDP leader Firmenich

Terry Slavin, (Oct 2, 2019)

Terry Slavin interviews Gilbert Ghostine, CEO of the Swiss fragrance and flavours giant, about the company's inclusive capitalism business model, 1.5C science-based targets, and the new One Planet Business for Biodiversity coalition

For ‘purpose’ read ‘procurement’ at consumer giant Mars

Amy Brown, (Oct 2, 2019)

Amy Brown interviews Barry Parkin to find out why having joint responsibility for sustainability and supply chain is critical to achieving the FMCG's #PledgeforPlanet to align with a 1.5C future

2020s declared decade of action on climate, biodiversity and SDGs

Terry Slavin, (Sep 27, 2019)

Climate Week New York saw companies form new coalitions to accelerate progress, such as the Business Avengers to champion the Global Goals and the One Planet Business for Biodiversity platform, while Climate Group’s RE100 passed the 200-member mark

The disruptors: How Xavier Houot is forging a ‘planet-compatible’ path for Schneider Electric

Oliver Balch, (Sep 12, 2019)

In his monthly profile of sustainability leaders, Oliver Balch meets a man who is helping to transform the French energy-management firm with carbon pricing and science-based targets

CSR Cheat Sheet part 1: Amazon and Gap power up on clean energy

Oliver Balch, (Aug 28, 2019)

In the first part of his monthly review of sustainability news, Oliver Balch reports on how power purchase agreements by US companies are driving a boom in wind and solar projects, how falling costs of hydrogen could help speed the energy transition, and the health benefits from renewables

‘We’re going in the right direction, but we have to dramatically pick up the pace’

Paul Simpson, (Dec 19, 2018)

Paul Simpson of CDP charts a year when initiatives like RE100 and Science Based Targets surged in membership, but the scale of the challenge grew more stark

New rules to crack down on 'greenwash' in corporate clean energy claims

Mike Scott, (Oct 29, 2018)

Mike Scott looks at how upcoming revisions to reporting rules for greenhouse gas emissions will address growing concern about use of renewable energy certificates

Six takeaways from Responsible Supply Chain Summit Europe 2018

Mike Scott, (Oct 15, 2018)

Circular approaches to plastic waste, renewable energy procurement, and moving beyond audits to address human rights risks were highlights during last week’s thought-provoking conference in London, which focused on solutions to some of companies’ greatest challenges

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

Analysis: America Inc goes all in for climate action at Jerry Brown’s summit

Terry Slavin, (Sep 26, 2018)

CEOs from the biggest US companies were at the glitzy Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco pledging 'bigger and better' action to cut their CO2 emissions. Terry Slavin asks whether it marked a turning point for Wall Street

Chinese companies slow to join RE 100

Terry Slavin, (May 23, 2018)

China may be a powerhouse when it comes to producing solar panels and wind turbines, but only Broad Group and Elion Resources have committed to 100% renewable energy

‘Brands will need to think far beyond their own operations if we are to keep below 2C'

Dexter Galvin, (Feb 13, 2018)

Dexter Galvin of CDP says companies like Ajinomoto, Kellogg’s, and BT are trailblazers in engaging their suppliers in the battle against climate change

Will sustainability be on CEOs' in-trays after Davos?

Oliver Balch, (Jan 31, 2018)

Oliver Balch rounds up the main messages from four days in the Swiss alps and hopes initiatives such as science-based targets, RE100, and new circular economy platforms will be kept front of mind

Philippe Joubert: 'Boards have a fiduciary duty to protect planet Earth'

Angeli Mehta, (Jan 12, 2018)

Angeli Mehta meets the founder of Earth on Board, which is leading a push to move boards away from a focus on short-term profits to creating long-term value for companies – and society

Carlsberg's zero-carbon mission to become the 'best beer for the world'

Terry Slavin, (Jan 2, 2018)

The Danish brewer’s sustainability chief Simon Hoffmeyer Boas tells Terry Slavin why collaboration is key to achieving its new strategy of achieving zero CO2 emissions, water waste and accidents by 2030

The disruptors: Paul Simpson, the atypical activist who woke C-suites to climate risk

Oliver Balch, (Nov 23, 2017)

The founder of CDP tells Oliver Balch how the organisation he started 17 years ago has helped transform corporate and investor attitudes to climate change

Climate briefing: The UK developers minding the energy gap in commercial buildings

Mike Scott, (Nov 23, 2017)

Landsec and Hammerson are innovating to increase energy efficiency and renewables use in a sector resistant to change

Weekly Watch: 14 July 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Jul 13, 2017)

SDGs benchmark, RE100 hits 100 members, The Body Shop sustainability progress, 100 biggest climate criminals, America's Pledge, Tesco and Mars join workers' fees fight, and Waitrose commits to Fairtrade

Business joins top table to deliver SDGs

Claire Manuel, (Feb 27, 2017)

Once staunch opponents of state interference, companies are now being asked to work with governments to deliver the ambitious global development agenda. We look at the rules of engagement in the new B2G landscape

How RE100 helped HP put a sustainability stake in the ground

April Streeter, (Jan 24, 2017)

Making the commitment to 100% renewables in March 2016 gave employees in the new entity a sense of purpose

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