Environment

“Contrary to what Greenpeace says, Consumer Goods Forum is actively combating deforestation”

Ignacio Gavilan, (Jun 15, 2019)

Ignacio Gavilan of CGF responds to an Ethical Corporation column by the activist NGO, saying big brands are accelerating their efforts to shift to sustainable sourcing of soy, palm oil, beef and pulp and paper

'We're half a year from 2020. So why are brands ignoring deforestation at their annual meeting?

Diana Ruiz, (Jun 14, 2019)

Greenpeace’s Diana Ruiz says Consumer Goods Forum members should be in crisis talks to rescue their failed no-deforestation commitments in Vancouver this week. Instead they are discussing how to expand operations that are fuelling climate change

How the circular economy holds the key to London's sustainable growth

Wayne Hubbard, (Jun 13, 2019)

Wayne Hubbard of London Waste and Recycling Board champions this week’s showcase of circularity in the capital and calls for longer-term collaborations and commitments

‘Now companies can finally be held to account for their no-deforestation commitments’

Morgan Gillespy, (Jun 12, 2019)

CDP’s Morgan Gillespy and Rainforest Alliance’s Leah Samberg argue that the new Accountability Framework, launched this week by a coalition of civil society partners, will close the ‘accountability loop’ that has prevented more than 500 companies from making real progress on removing deforestation from commodity supply chains

The disruptors: ‘Climate change is the biggest ethical issue the Church of England faces‘

Oliver Balch, (Jun 10, 2019)

Oliver Balch talks to Edward Mason, head of responsible Investment at the influential Church Commissioners for England, about why it is critical to engage with the likes of Exxon Mobil and BP

Why clean energy companies can’t neglect human rights in rush to a low-carbon economy

Nathan Lobel, (Jun 7, 2019)

Nathan Lobel of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment and Christen Dobson of Business & Human Rights Resource Centre give nine suggestions for renewables companies to ensure they are advancing all the SDGs

Let’s not reinvent the wheel in pursuit of a circular economy

Amita Vaux, (Jun 7, 2019)

Sustainability consultant Amita Vaux says in the debate over deposit return schemes it should be noted that Wales, with no deposit return scheme, ranks among the four highest recycling countries in the world

‘Nature is the biggest proven technology to address climate impacts’

Ana Fortin, (Jun 5, 2019)

Rainforest Alliance’s Ana Fortin highlights how sustainable forestry practices by communities have led to a net increase in forest cover in the Maya Biosphere Reserve in Guatemala

Press Release: Chief Environment Officer, Microsoft, joins Responsible Business Summit West 2019

Ed Long, (Jun 5, 2019)

Dr. Lucas Joppa, Chief Environment Officer, Microsoft, to join #RBSWEST in October [9-10]

How Syngenta’s regenerative approach is helping Spanish olive groves to flourish

Mark Hillsdon, (May 28, 2019)

Mark Hillsdon hears how introducing techniques such as cover cropping has reduced soil erosion by 95% in Andalusia

Yara’s mission to bring climate-smart agriculture to Africa's smallholder farmers

Terry Slavin, (May 28, 2019)

Svein Tore Holsether, CEO of the Norwegian fertiliser company, tells Terry Slavin how new technology allowing smallholder farmers to access agronomic advice on their smartphones will help boost yields without threatening forests

How investors can catalyse a blue revolution to save marine ecosystems

Robert Jones, (May 28, 2019)

Sponsored content: Robert Jones of The Nature Conservancy and Jason Scott of Encourage Capital see an opportunity for impact investors to shape the future of sustainable seafood supply

Why business holds the key to a healthy, fair and sustainable food system

Dr Lesley Mitchell, (May 28, 2019)

Dr. Lesley Mitchell of Forum for the Future argues that a sustainable food industry is within reach if companies collaborate to create dynamic new systems

Why banks should have shipping emissions firmly on their radar

Christian Wilson, (May 28, 2019)

ShareAction’s Christian Wilson argues that investors should widen their engagement beyond the fossil fuel industry and push banks to align their shipping portfolios with the Paris climate goals

Dutch farmers plot a greener revolution by sowing biodiversity

Mark Hillsdon, (May 28, 2019)

Mark Hillsdon reports on how innovative finance and technologies are helping Europe’s food production powerhouse to move from monoculture to agro-biodiversity

The American farmers who are ploughing a regenerative new furrow

Amy Brown, (May 27, 2019)

Amy Brown reports on how food companies like General Mills and Danone are encouraging US farmers to shift to practices that make agriculture more resilient and productive

Innovative BNP Paribas loan helping 6 million Indian farmers go chemical-free

Mark Hillsdon, (May 27, 2019)

Mark Hillsdon reports on the Sustainable India Finance Facility, which is aiming to bring zero-budget natural farming to Andhra Pradesh

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

How the circular economy could help developing countries grow sustainably

Laura Wellesley, (May 23, 2019)

Laura Wellesley of Chatham House says countries like Tanzania, India and South Africa could leapfrog the West to embed responsible production and consumption in their economies – but co-operation at a global level is urgently needed

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