Environment

Why even Republicans are backing a Green New Deal for America

Michael Levitin, (Feb 15, 2019)

Michael Levitin reports on how the Trump climate narrative is under threat as the clean energy revolution in cities and states makes inroads in Washington

Major funds launch toolkit to help investors measure SDG impact

Terry Slavin, (Feb 6, 2019)

A dashboard developed by CISL's Investment Leaders Group, including PIMCO, Union Bancaire Privée and Zurich Insurance provides metrics to assess corporate social and environmental impact. Terry Slavin reports

The disruptors: How Mindy Lubber is leading the green business fight in Trump’s America

Oliver Balch, (Jan 30, 2019)

Oliver Balch talks to the CEO of Ceres about the Green New Deal, Climate Action 100+, and why business has to be at the table in the fightback against the rollback of environmental legislation

Why NGOs love Allianz, Axa and Swiss Re and are sharply divided on Nestlé

Robert Blood, (Jan 29, 2019)

As SIGWATCH’s Robert Blood explains, the three insurance firms are out-performed only by Unilever in this year’s index of companies most praised by NGOs while the food giant wins praise and condemnation in equal measure

How can the tourism sector regain its place in the sun?

Terry Slavin, (Jan 25, 2019)

Amid over-tourism accusations and growing concern about climate impacts, Ethical Corporation looks at sustainability efforts in the cruise, hotels and airlines industries in this month's issue of the magazine

‘While Bolsonaro grandstands in Davos, he is wreaking untold damage in Amazon’

Dinamam Tuxa, (Jan 23, 2019)

Dinamam Tuxá of Articulation of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil says despite the president’s attempts to woo the global elite at WEF, the indigenous people who are protecting forests are under severe threat

Peril on the high seas: the global push to rescue oceans

Angeli Mehta, (Jan 22, 2019)

From the Alliance to End Plastic Waste to new rules on cutting shipping emissions, Angeli Mehta looks at the plethora of initiatives to relieve the unprecedented stresses on marine life

Heathrow looks to peatland restoration in carbon-neutral plan

Angeli Mehta, (Jan 22, 2019)

Angela Mehta reports on the airport's plans to offset carbon, redesign airspace and become a leading hub for sustainable aviation fuels

Turbulence at 30,000 feet as airlines plot flightpath on CO2 emissions

Angeli Mehta, (Jan 22, 2019)

With emissions from air travel expected to grow by up to 700% by 2050, Angeli Mehta looks at innovation in biofuels and whether new voluntary rules for offsetting under Corsia will achieve lift-off

Cruise industry finds the answer may be blowing in the wind

Eric Marx, (Jan 22, 2019)

High tech rotor sails complete with weather stations could be the answer to cutting shipping emissions, reports Eric Marx

‘Over-tourism’ crisis and fuel emissions dog cruise industry

Eric Marx, (Jan 22, 2019)

Eric Marx reports on how cruise operators are working to defuse their biggest sustainability challenges

CSR Cheat Sheet: Business ramps up climate action despite ‘weak’ COP24

Oliver Balch, (Jan 3, 2019)

Katowice’s compromise rulebook criticised for ‘gaping holes’; WBCSD highlights progress by private sector on climate issues; and investor coalition urges governments to phase out fossil fuel subsidies in Oliver Balch’s sustainability roundup

'Business as usual is no longer an option'

Terry Slavin, (Dec 21, 2018)

Leading commentators take stock of a turbulent year for responsible business in Ethical Corporation's review of 2018

The year that capital markets finally woke up to climate risk

Matthew Welch, (Dec 18, 2018)

Matthew Welch of SASB explains why the launch of the new accountability standard marked a big step towards a world where sustainability goals and business objectives are mutually supportive

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

COP24 falters on how carbon pricing can help deliver on Paris pact

Dirk Forrister, (Dec 17, 2018)

Dirk Forrister of IETA expects another banner year for carbon pricing and hopes that delegates who will meet in Chile in 2019 will break the deadlock over how countries can meet their climate goals through market mechanisms

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

Cape Town crisis unleashes explosion in innovation and investment

Mike Scott, (Nov 29, 2018)

Water is a sector that has long been resistant to change, but escalating water shortages and pollution mean serious money is now flowing into solutions. Mike Scott reports

Apparel brands join forces to clean up their act in Bangladesh

Angeli Mehta, (Nov 29, 2018)

Angeli Mehta reports on how collaborative platforms such as the Partnership for Cleaner Textile are pushing for improvements in one of the world’s most polluting industries

Rising water risk pushes companies to seek higher ground in collaboration

Mark Hillsdon, (Nov 28, 2018)

Mark Hillsdon reports on how the growing need to protect a shared resource that is under critical threat is leading to innovative new partnerships

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