Environment

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

How Mars is helping to slash water use in growing rice

Terry Slavin, (Nov 28, 2018)

The food giant has teamed up with WWF, UN Environment and the International Rice Research Institute to make a daily staple for 3.5 billion people more climate-friendly

Mahindra plots green revolution by tackling water stress in central India

Terry Slavin, (Nov 28, 2018)

Terry Slavin reports on how the giant conglomerate, which has set Science Based targets for its entire group, is using its mandatory 2% of profits to developing a watershed management programme in Madhya Pradesh

‘Water-less’ manufacturing and new cotton irrigation techniques spell hope for brands

Angeli Mehta, (Nov 28, 2018)

Angeli Mehta reports on how Levi Strauss and the C&A Foundation are implementing innovative ways to reduce their water footprint

Drinks industry thinks outside the box to protect its most precious resource

Mark Hillsdon, (Nov 28, 2018)

Mark Hillsdon talks to Heineken, Carlsberg and Diageo about how they collaborating on safeguarding watershed health, and focusing on circular economy solutions

Connecting the drops to promote water security in California

Michael Levitin, (Nov 27, 2018)

Michael Levitin reports on how some of America’s biggest companies are working to tackle drought conditions that threaten the country’s biggest source of fresh food, and pushing for stronger legislation

'Tragedy of the horizon' still holding back action on climate change, Carney says

Terry Slavin, (Nov 26, 2018)

Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney told the annual Accounting For Sustainability meeting that it is too early to make TCFD disclosure mandatory, though he accused insurers of 'cognitive dissonance' on climate risk. Terry Slavin reports

‘The consumer revolt over single-use straws is just the beginning’

Yasmin Crowther, (Nov 20, 2018)

Yasmin Crowther of Polecat Intelligence says Coca-Cola is the brand most in the firing line, but all companies will be caught in the widening net of concerns over plastic waste

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

The disruptors: How Jeremy Oppenheim is leading the charge for systems change

Oliver Balch, (Nov 14, 2018)

Oliver Balch talks to the former McKinsey executive and co-founder of Systemiq about his big tent approach to building coalitions to tackle the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges

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

Deadline 2020: ‘We won’t end deforestation through certification schemes,' brands admit

Terry Slavin, (Nov 1, 2018)

With hundreds of companies having failed to act on commitments to be deforestation-free by 2020, Mars Inc is leading Consumer Goods Forum’s work on developing credible new paths to clean up their supply chains

‘Moving to renewable energy is the biggest health intervention we can make’

Michael Levitin, (Oct 30, 2018)

Michael Levitin reports on how the US healthcare industry is tackling its own emissions and helping cities become more resilient to climate change

Growing concerns: the companies innovating to cool the planet

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 29, 2018)

Angeli Mehta profiles Land Life, TerViva, and Komaza, three startups that are finding growth opportunities in planting the trees scientists say are urgently needed to combat climate change

Fightback against deforestation in Africa focuses on small farmers

Eric Marx, (Oct 29, 2018)

Eric Marx looks at how initiatives such as AFR100 and the Cocoa & Forests Initiative in Ghana and Côte D’Ivoire are tackling land tenure issues, food insecurity and poverty to try to stop rampant deforestation

Sowing more sustainable soy production in Brazil's Cerrado region

Mark Hillsdon, (Oct 29, 2018)

Mark Hillsdon reports on how the Consumer Goods Forum is trying to replicate the success of the Amazon soy moratorium, halting deforestation by making more productive use of already degraded land

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