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Auto sector begins to map more circular road forward

Mike Scott, (Jun 2, 2020)

Renault and Land Rover are among those adopting more resource-efficient manufacturing processes in an industry under pressure to cut its environmental footprint. Mike Scott reports

‘We must open up data to fight the threat to food security from Covid-19’

Dr Suchith Anand, (May 2, 2020)

Comment: Dr Suchith Anand of Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition calls for a rejection of protectionism and democratisation of information to address hunger and poverty in vulnerable agriculture-dependent countries

‘We need a radically different form of leadership to come out the other side of Covid-19’

John Elkington, (Apr 15, 2020)

Prior to lockdown, the eminent sustainable business author John Elkington revisited the ancient site of Delphi in Greece. In this column for Ethical Corporation he draws on lessons from a plague that struck during the Peloponnesian War to assess how capitalism can be transformed to heal the ravages of coronavirus

Paul Polman: ‘Coronavirus is an acid test for stakeholder capitalism’

Terry Slavin, (Mar 20, 2020)

In an exclusive interview with Ethical Corporation's editor, Terry Slavin, the former Unilever CEO explains how the International Chambers of Commerce, which he chairs, is partnering with the World Health Organization in a bid to fight the pandemic

'It's not enough to cut CO2 emissions. The natural systems that sustain life are on the critical list'

Angeli Mehta, (Mar 3, 2020)

Angeli Mehta reports on how companies like Danone, Unilever, and China's Cofco International are addressing biodiversity loss through platforms like the Business for Nature coalition and One Planet Business for Biodiversity

Decision time for the planet: will the 2020s be the decade of delivery?

Terry Slavin, (Jan 5, 2020)

In the magazine this month Ethical Corporation kicks off 2020 with thought-leadership from leading commentators on what it will take for business to step up to the challenges of climate action and the SDGs over the coming decade

'To achieve the SDGs in a warming climate we will have to change how we produce our food'

Sunny Verghese, (Jan 3, 2020)

Olam’s Sunny Verghese says a global food and agricultural system in line with the Global Goals would unlock economic value of more than $2tn by 2030

Paul Polman: 'Get with civil society on fighting climate change, or get out of the way'

Terry Slavin, (Dec 19, 2019)

A year after he left Unilever, Terry Slavin interviews the former CEO about this month's disappointing COP25, and what he has done in the year since he was set free of the ‘shackles’ of steering one of the world's biggest consumer goods companies

Why sustainable rice is an overlooked challenge for climate action

Alejandro Litovsky, (Nov 29, 2019)

With rice the main staple for half the planet, green bonds to inventivise 150 million smallholder rice farmers to adopt climate-smart practices may help avoid social unrest as well as global warming, argues Earth Security Group’s Alejandro Litovsky

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

‘Deforestation is a material risk that companies can no longer ignore’

Julie Nash, (Oct 1, 2019)

While Unilever and Nestlé have made strides towards implementing no-deforestation policies, the vast majority of companies have not. Now some of the world’s biggest institutional investors are pushing for change through the Investor Initiative for Sustainable Forests, says Julie Nash of Ceres

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

In it together: How Mondi is working with partners to tackle issues like clean water

Mark Hillsdon, (Sep 3, 2019)

By joining the WBCSD forestry sector SDG roadmap and working with NGOs like WWF, the pulp and paper company is trying to help drive transformation at scale. Mark Hillsdon reports

Management spotlight: Accountancy Europe’s quest to create one global reporting standard

Liam Dowd, (Aug 13, 2019)

In this Q&A, Ethical Corporation’s managing director Liam Dowd talks with Hilde Blomme, deputy CEO at Accountancy Europe, on engaging the investor community, the role of finance in non-financial data and the biggest opportunity in the next 12-18 months

From nice to have to need to have: how companies can push ESG up the boardroom agenda

Johanna Tahtinen, (Aug 1, 2019)

Johanna Tahtinen of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development explains how boards can improve governance systems to meaningfully integrate ESG

Ethical Corporation unveils new free-to-access magazine and website

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 14, 2019)

Free access to our high-quality insights and analysis, alongside new partnerships, will help us play a greater role in building a more sustainable future, and increase our existing community of 100,000 global business leaders

Growing fears for climate help fuel rise in plant-based diets

Amy Brown, (May 28, 2019)

Amy Brown reports on how green-minded millennial and Gen Z consumers are boosting the boom in meat alternatives

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

Getting to the bottom of the green buildings conundrum

Mike Scott, (Apr 2, 2019)

Companies setting science based targets in the building sector face formidable challenges due to the long value chain. Mike Scott reports on a WBCSD initiative to come up with a systems-level approach to cutting whole-of-life CO2 emissions