Environment

Climate Action Keynote: Achieving Net-Positive

Conference Recording, (Apr 17, 2019)

UN Environment Opening Keynote (Day 2)

Conference Recording, (Apr 16, 2019)

Plastic Waste Workshop: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Conference Recording, (Apr 16, 2019)

Why the built environment should take lessons from Lego

Martin Hunt, (Apr 12, 2019)

Martin Hunt of Forum for the Future argues that adaptable and reusable housing like ZedPods and PLACE/Ladywell in Lewisham are showing a way forward for circular thinking in construction

The scramble to put a ceiling on spiralling building emissions

Terry Slavin, (Apr 4, 2019)

With the built environment responsible for 38% of global emissions, the April issue of Ethical Corporation looks at the companies and cities that are leading efforts to turn down the heat

Why 31 companies have joined forces to decarbonise Hong Kong's property sector

Simon Ng, (Apr 4, 2019)

Simon Ng and Jonathan Ho of Hong Kong’s Business Environment Council explain how the newly signed BEC Low Carbon Charter will show a way forward for the sector in greater China

Leading companies partner with London in zero-carbon push

Angeli Mehta, (Apr 2, 2019)

Angeli Mehta talks to London’s deputy mayor Shirley Rodrigues about how 11 companies, including Landsec, Siemens, Tesco, Sky and Morgan Sindall are working with the capital to deliver on its climate goals

The design standard with people at its heart

Mike Scott, (Apr 2, 2019)

Mike Scott reports on the WELL Building standard, which aims to optimise health and wellbeing

Singapore leads way as Asian developers wake up to climate risk

Jill Baker, (Apr 2, 2019)

Jill Baker reports on how air conditioning is one of the biggest energy efficiency challenges in a region that is home to the world’s hottest and most crowded cities

Why the buildings sector needs a LED light bulb moment

Mark Hillsdon, (Apr 2, 2019)

Rising investment in renewables has pushed energy efficiency down the climate agenda, but, as Mark Hillsdon reports, there are major wins to be had in carbon emissions and cost savings, and cities are leading the way

Cities at vanguard of global drive to move to negate climate impact of buildings

Mark Hillsdon, (Apr 2, 2019)

Mark Hillsdon reports on how the signatories to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment are seeking to address performance as well as renewable energy to meet radical decarbonisation goals

Alarm sounded for urgent action on climate change at RBS New York

Terry Slavin, (Mar 23, 2019)

Terry Slavin reports on the second day of this week’s conference, with the assistant secretary-general of UN Environment warning that companies must go far beyond adhering to the Paris Agreement

As global water crisis looms, business as usual is no longer an option

Cate Lamb, (Mar 21, 2019)

On World Water Day Cate Lamb of CDP argues that while some companies, like L'Oréal, are showing leadership, overall action in safeguarding this dwindling resource is falling far short. There has been a 50% rise in companies reporting higher water withdrawals since 2015, according to a CDP report published today

‘Boycotting palm oil won’t end deforestation. But stricter new standards offer hope’

Dan Strechay, (Mar 12, 2019)

Ahead of next week’s Responsible Business Summit in New York, Dan Strechay of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil explains why his organisation’s new principles and criteria will help consumer goods giants deliver on their zero-deforestation commitments

Tom Szaky wants to throw packaging waste for a Loop. But will consumers buy it?

Terry Slavin, (Mar 8, 2019)

Terry Slavin interviews the CEO of TerraCycle, the New Jersey start-up that has partnered with brands including P&G, Unilever and Nestle and retailers Carrefour and Tesco in the new Loop platform, a breathtakingly ambitious attempt to move from disposable to durable packaging

The disruptors: The ‘climate convert’ banker who brought ING’s lending in line with 2C

Oliver Balch, (Mar 5, 2019)

Oliver Balch talks to Leon Wijnands, head of sustainability at the Dutch bank, about how his team developed the Terra approach, a ground-breaking methodology he hopes all banks will adopt to steer climate-friendly lending

With 12 years to save the planet can business step up to a 1.5C world?

Terry Slavin, (Feb 28, 2019)

From carbon capture to blockchain; Climate Action 100+ to Science Based Targets and the Green New Deal, the March issue of Ethical Corporation magazine assesses how the corporate world is responding to the challenge of radical decarbonisation

From cookstoves to carbon markets: how blockchain is supercharging sustainability

Mike Scott, (Feb 26, 2019)

Mike Scott assesses whether the technology will live up to its much-vaunted potential to be the Holy Grail of climate action, transforming supply chains and removing barriers to a clean energy future

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