Communications & Reporting

Heathrow carbon-neutral plan still blue-skies thinking

Terry Slavin, (Mar 27, 2017)

Planning permission for the controversial third runway depends on Heathrow not increasing its CO2 footprint post 2025, but the airport has not mapped out how it will achieve this, says Terry Slavin

Weekly Watch: 24 March 2017

Rebecca Ley, (Mar 23, 2017)

Unreported palm oil land, Mars and Nestle tackle human rights in pet food, US firms press Trump on carbon, EU conflict minerals rule, poor SDG progress, Dyson most reputable company, Blackrock's green bond, Electrolux goes green

How billionaire philanthropists could really make an impact

Tom Hall, (Mar 17, 2017)

Tom Hall of UBS argues that if the likes of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg were to put their money into impact investment instead of grants they could make a real contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

Weekly Watch: 16 March 2017

Rebecca Ley, (Mar 15, 2017)

Tesco steps up food waste battle, sugar-laden products reformulated, eco-friendly holidays, UK emissions, Jaguar Land Rover goes green, Costa brews up sustainability, and packaging checklist

#BeBoldForChange: To empower women, you need to work with men, too

Alison Ward, (Mar 7, 2017)

On International Women’s Day, Alison Ward explains how Cotton Connect’s work with Primark to support women cotton farmers in India is sowing transformative change by engaging both sexes

#BeBoldForChange: How impact investors are helping to educate girls in India

Ranajoy Basu, (Mar 7, 2017)

On International Women's Day, Ranajoy Basu of Reed Smith says the success of the world’s first development impact bond in boosting female literacy in Rajasthan shows that private capital can tackle critical social issues

Weekly Watch: 9 March 2017

Rebecca Ley, (Mar 1, 2017)

Nestlé slashes sugar, business case for food waste, Timberland turns plastic into products, Co-op fights modern slavery, UK inequality, Wales invests to cut CO2, holidays run by women, and Epona joins Fairtrade

Weekly Watch: 2 March 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 1, 2017)

Coral rescue mission, Dell uses ocean plastics, Indian solar, Singapore carbon tax, sustainable Mango, Co-op Fairtrade cocoa, charities squeezed, California to go fossil-fuel free, Walgreens Boots CSR

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

Coca-Cola drops opposition to plastic recycling scheme

Terry Slavin, (Feb 23, 2017)

Coca-Cola has backed down from its opposition to a proposed deposit return scheme for plastic bottles

CSR Cheat Sheet: Human trafficking rises

Oliver Balch, (Feb 9, 2017)

Quantifying modern slavery, low-carbon transport, the price of illegal timber, and an insight into happiness in the workplace

How M&S leverage big data in their sustainability reporting

Conference Recording, (Feb 9, 2017)

Many sustainable companies fail to deliver value from their reporting work due to non engaging content.

Weekly Watch: 9 February 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 8, 2017)

NGOs slam EU plastics strategy, Teesside CCS, SC Johnson protects Amazonia, phones for the homeless, DONG to end coal, Primark cotton farmers increase profits, the Crowd goes B Corp, and VisionFund boosts impact

Heineken leverages digital to boost impact of its sustainability report

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 8, 2017)

Michael Dickstein, director of global sustainable development, Heineken, discusses how to ensure your report is read by key audiences

Sustainable business stands up to Trump

Terry Slavin, (Feb 3, 2017)

As an American Sustainable Business Council letter against the immigration ban attracts 140 signatures, companies say the new administration’s extreme policies have put them in a precarious position

Weekly Watch: 16 February 2017

Rebecca Ley, (Feb 1, 2017)

Tourists choose Iran over US, climate risks, the downside of hydropower, fashion supply chains and UK smog warning

Beyond volunteering

Ellen R Delisio, (Jan 23, 2017)

Timberland, Patagonia, Intel and GE are showing how US companies can engage workers in their core missions

How Marks and Spencer leverages big data in sustainability reporting

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 18, 2017)

Rowland Hill, head of sustainable development reporting at Marks and Spencer discusses sustainability reporting and the use of data

Weekly Watch: 2 February 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 17, 2017)

Coca-Cola fights recycling, coffee cup waste cut, black cabs go green, Ireland divests from fossil fuels, green bonds double, human trafficking risks, Canada tax haven and US urged to stay low-carbon

Weekly Watch: 12 January 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 11, 2017)

Food waste battle, recycling reset, carbon neutral Unilever, household energy storage, Trump clean energy call, Canon boosts literacy, Ecometrica's rainforest monitoring, Paris backs bikes and Ethex's positive projects

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