Environment

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

‘Indigenous people are guardians of global biodiversity – but we need protection too’

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, (May 7, 2019)

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the UN’s Special Rapporteur for indigenous peoples, points out that indigenous land contains 80% of the world’s biodiversity, but local people are criminalised for their efforts to preserve it

Sell-by date for single use: what will it take for business to close the loop?

Terry Slavin, (May 3, 2019)

With analysis revealing that we are just 9% towards a circular economy globally, the May issue of Ethical Corporation looks at the play for circularity in the textiles, packaging, electronics and steel industries

UK MPs have declared a climate emergency. Isn't it time for business to do the same?

John Elkington, (May 2, 2019)

As political leaders give in to a key demand of Extinction Rebellion, John Elkington of Volans explains how a platform of business leaders is now supporting the climate activist group

From refilling and sharing to recyclable thin film: the cutting edge in circular

Angeli Mehta, (May 2, 2019)

Angeli Mehta looks at technology and policy innovations, including Terracycle's Loop, in the push-back against single-use packaging

To rise to the climate emergency we have to turn off the tap on waste

Angeli Mehta, (May 1, 2019)

Angeli Mehta assesses the companies, investors and countries that are setting the pace in the circular economy, and the huge challenge ahead to curb consumption

Virginie Helias: P&G’s ocean plastic bottles ‘only the beginning’ of war on plastic

Terry Slavin, (May 1, 2019)

Updated: The chief sustainability officer of Procter & Gamble tells Terry Slavin how the world’s biggest consumer plans to end packaging waste by 2030. The article has been updated to include a response from Greenpeace

Australian university pioneers urban mining 'microfactories'

Angeli Mehta, (Apr 29, 2019)

Angeli Mehta talks to Veena Sahajwalla of the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology about how small recycling factories could do social as well as environmental good

Tata Steel's push to reinforce its circular economy credentials

Angeli Mehta, (Apr 29, 2019)

Angeli Mehta reports on how Tata Steel Europe is pioneering more efficient production methods and trying to boost reuse and recycling of its energy-intensive product

‘Companies aren’t moving fast enough on the circular economy’

Christie Clarke, (Apr 29, 2019)

Christie Clarke of CDP points to progress by consumer goods firms on plastic waste, but says it falls far short of the transformative action required

The battle to turn the tide on the e-waste epidemic

Angeli Mehta, (Apr 28, 2019)

With electronics detritus growing 4% every year, Angeli Mehta looks at how the EU and leading companies are trying to ameliorate the impact of our global addiction to smartphones

Climate Action Keynote: Achieving Net-Positive

Conference Recording, (Apr 17, 2019)

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