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Why China is key in the battle against palm oil deforestation

Morgan Gillespy, (Jul 21, 2020)

As the world’s second biggest buyers of palm oil, Chinese companies are coming under growing pressure from consumers, brands and investors to source this risky commodity more sustainably, says CDP’s Morgan Gillespy

UK cities ramp up action on resilience, with doubling of number on CDP climate A-list

Mike Scott, (Apr 3, 2020)

With 85% of its population living in cities that have declared a climate emergency, Britain is leading the way in grassroots action. Mike Scott reports

Hermosillo and Belo Horizonte make CDP A grade as two of Latin America’s greenest cities

Diana Rojas, (Apr 3, 2020)

Diana Rojas profiles a pair of fast-growing cities that have earned plaudits for their efforts to boost climate resilience

From urban farming to green homes: the US cities building in climate resilience

Diana Rojas, (Apr 3, 2020)

Despite environmental rollbacks by the Trump administration, the largest number of cities on CDP's climate A list hail from the US. Diana Rojas profiles Washington DC, Park City, Utah, and a trio of Ohio cities: Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus

'Investors and companies are fiddling while forests burn’

Mark Hillsdon, (Mar 9, 2020)

New reports from Forest 500 and CDP point to a big gap between rhetoric and action when it comes to addressing escalating forest loss. Mark Hillsdon and Terry Slavin report

Five ways UK energy managers can help deliver a net-zero economy

Ben Spry, (Feb 25, 2020)

Adopting science-based targets and onsite renewables generation are two steps businesses can take in 2020 to cut energy costs, boost their reputations and help the UK prepare for a successful COP26, says npower’s Ben Spry

EU urged to stop substituting biomass for coal as concerns over climate impact grow

Angeli Mehta, (Feb 3, 2020)

Conservationists warn the world’s forests may be under threat if EU continues to regard biomass as carbon-neutral while ramping up its renewable energy targets. Angeli Mehta reports

Five sustainable business trends to watch for in a critical year

Lauren Compere, (Jan 22, 2020)

Lauren Compere of Boston Common Asset Management says companies and investors will have to urgently step up their ESG work on multiple fronts in 2020 and beyond

Seven best practices in sustainable supplier engagement

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 6, 2020)

Sponsored content: Consulting firm Navigant sets out a roadmap for creating a green supply chain and explains why sustainability can be a game-changer in procurement

EU’s green deal one of few glimmers of hope amid disappointing COP25

Oliver Balch, (Dec 18, 2019)

In his monthly CSR Cheat Sheet column, Oliver Balch picks out some signs of progress amid the gloom of this month’s climate conference, including new corporate commitments and significant steps in the transport sector

Ethical Corporation investigates how business is facing up to climate risk

Terry Slavin, (Dec 4, 2019)

In our last issue of 2019, we look at what companies are doing to implement the Task Force on Climate-related Disclosures amid increasing pressure from investors. We also highlight some of those turning the tide from our monthly Disruptors series

From zero to hero: How Japan Inc came from behind to lead on climate risk reporting

Jill Baker, (Dec 3, 2019)

Jill Baker reports on how influential figures like Hiromichi Mizuno of Global Pension Investment Fund and Hitachi’s Hiroaki Nakanishi have helped swing the country’s largest companies behind the TCFDs

#Cop25: Corporations feel investor heat over slow response to climate risk

Mike Scott, (Dec 3, 2019)

Amid ever-graver revelations about the severity of climate change, Mike Scott reports on patchy progress in adopting the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures' recommendations on reporting climate risk

The disruptors: How quiet-spoken Gabrielle Ginér is making a big noise on climate at BT

Oliver Balch, (Nov 22, 2019)

On the eve of COP25 climate conference in Madrid, Oliver Balch profiles the head of sustainability at the FTSE 100 company, one of the first to set an ambitious 1.5C science-based target

Six lessons learned on the road to net-zero carbon emissions

Terry Slavin, (Nov 22, 2019)

Terry Slavin rounds up some of the key messages from last week’s Ethical Corporation webinar on ambitious climate action

Transparent supply chains key in Bridgestone's quest for 100% sustainable rubber

Amy Brown, (Oct 4, 2019)

Amy Brown reports on how the CDP A lister is aligning sustainability and procurement to strengthen both functions

The invisible hand of CDP leader Firmenich

Terry Slavin, (Oct 2, 2019)

Terry Slavin interviews Gilbert Ghostine, CEO of the Swiss fragrance and flavours giant, about the company's inclusive capitalism business model, 1.5C science-based targets, and the new One Planet Business for Biodiversity coalition

2020s declared decade of action on climate, biodiversity and SDGs

Terry Slavin, (Sep 27, 2019)

Climate Week New York saw companies form new coalitions to accelerate progress, such as the Business Avengers to champion the Global Goals and the One Planet Business for Biodiversity platform, while Climate Group’s RE100 passed the 200-member mark

For next-gen, read low carbon: the mobile phone industry joins hands to tackle climate change

Mats Granryd, (Sep 16, 2019)

GSMA’s Mats Granryd explains that the agreement by 50 operators to report their climate impacts to the CDP is the first step towards an industry-wide roadmap in line with the Paris Agreement

All eyes on China as national carbon market plan emerges from haze

Jill Baker, (Sep 1, 2019)

As Beijing ramps up preparations to create the world’s largest carbon market, the burning question is whether it will eventually be part of a global market, reports Jill Baker