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Management spotlight: Accountancy Europe’s quest to create one global reporting standard

Liam Dowd, (Aug 13, 2019)

In this Q&A, Ethical Corporation’s managing director Liam Dowd talks with Hilde Blomme, deputy CEO at Accountancy Europe, on engaging the investor community, the role of finance in non-financial data and the biggest opportunity in the next 12-18 months

From nice to have to need to have: how companies can push ESG up the boardroom agenda

Johanna Tahtinen, (Aug 1, 2019)

Johanna Tahtinen of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development explains how boards can improve governance systems to meaningfully integrate ESG

Ethical Corporation unveils new free-to-access magazine and website

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 14, 2019)

Free access to our high-quality insights and analysis, alongside new partnerships, will help us play a greater role in building a more sustainable future, and increase our existing community of 100,000 global business leaders

Growing fears for climate help fuel rise in plant-based diets

Amy Brown, (May 28, 2019)

Amy Brown reports on how green-minded millennial and Gen Z consumers are boosting the boom in meat alternatives

Turning agriculture from climate culprit to carbon sink

Mark Hillsdon, (May 27, 2019)

Mark Hillsdon reports on how the idea of increasing the capacity of soil to absorb CO2 is gaining traction around the world, promoted by organisations including the Food and Land Use Coalition, the 4 per 1000 Initiative, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

How do we secure the future of food on a planet in peril?

Amy Brown, (May 27, 2019)

The escalating risks posed by climate change and biodiversity loss will require big changes in what we put on our plates and the decisions farmers make in their fields, scientists warn. Amy Brown reports

Getting to the bottom of the green buildings conundrum

Mike Scott, (Apr 2, 2019)

Companies setting science based targets in the building sector face formidable challenges due to the long value chain. Mike Scott reports on a WBCSD initiative to come up with a systems-level approach to cutting whole-of-life CO2 emissions

'If we are going to flip the script, we have to share ESG information more widely'

Johanna Tahtinen, (Mar 13, 2019)

Amid a surge in corporate sustainability reporting globally, the need for a free, online platform like the Reporting Exchange has never been greater, argue Johanna Tähtinen and Juliet Taylor of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

To operate in a turbulent world, business needs radical new thinking in 2019

Felippo Veglio, (Dec 20, 2018)

Filippo Veglio of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development outlines how business can respond to the four megatrends that are reshaping the global relationship between people and companies

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

When it comes to disclosing climate risk, collaboration is key

Rodney Irwin, (Jul 19, 2018)

Opinion: Rodney Irwin of WBCSD gives three takeaways from its report on implementing the TCFD recommendations in the oil and gas sector

Five steps to taking the Global Goals to the heart of business

Alexandra Britton, (May 6, 2018)

Alexandra Britton of positive impact consultancy Palladium says firms should focus on creating value in their core business if they want to make a meaningful contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

Natural capital case study: Earth Genome uses big data to zero in on water solutions

Angeli Mehta, (Mar 18, 2018)

Angeli Mehta reports on how the Californian data analytics company is helping Dow Chemical tackle water risks in Texas

Natural capital case study: AkzoNobel puts a price on its impact across four capitals

Angeli Mehta, (Mar 18, 2018)

Angeli Mehta reports on how measuring financial, environmental, human and social dimensions led the chemicals firm to increase its use of renewable energy and make better use of raw materials

Championing food security: the global battle against food waste

Terry Slavin, (Feb 22, 2018)

Liz Goodwin of WRI talks to Terry Slavin about the challenges of tackling food loss and waste at a global level after 15 years at WRAP

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

Top stories of 2017: #10 Corporates embrace SDGs but prove slow to act

Claire Manuel, (Dec 14, 2017)

With only 6% of companies measuring their contributions to key Sustainable Development Goals, according to the WBCSD, more work is needed to translate increased intention this year into real action, reports Claire Manuel

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

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

India turns its face to the sun

Martin Wright, (Feb 27, 2017)

The world’s fastest-growing country is betting on solar to power its future, but daunting sustainability challenges remain