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Watch on demand: Collaboration ‘key to Increasing climate action post Covid-19’

Conference Recording, (Jul 8, 2020)

In our recent Virtual Business Week, sponsored by Huawei, Martin Xu, president of global government affairs, explained how one big lesson from the pandemic is the importance of collaborative action to tackle climate change

How Covid-19 has brought circularity into sharp focus for Philips

Terry Slavin, (Jun 3, 2020)

With refurbished CT scanners in heavy demand from hospitals to fight the pandemic, the Dutch health technology giant is seeing dividends from its drive to close the loop on its medical equipment. Terry Slavin speaks to sustainability chief Robert Metzke about the confluence of climate action, healthcare and circularity

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

Why are consumers failing to plug in to the circular economy?

Catherine Early, (May 27, 2020)

With only a fifth of e-waste recycled globally, new business models are needed to keep products or the materials they contain in use for longer. Catherine Early reports

‘Women must be at the heart of our recovery from the pandemic’

Lise Kingo, (May 2, 2020)

Comment: Our inability to address growing inequalities, not least for women, has worsened the Covid-19 crisis, but there may be a silver lining, argues Lise Kingo of UN Global Compact

‘If companies behave well now, they will build up a bank of trust to sustain them post-Covid-19’

Andrea Bonime-Blanc, (May 2, 2020)

Comment: Andrea Bonime-Blanc draws on lessons from her book Gloom to Boom to provide a roadmap for leadership through the crisis

'We can’t just talk about Science-Based Targets' in wake of Covid-19, say business groups

Oliver Balch, (May 2, 2020)

Oliver Balch interviews WBCSD’s Peter Bakker; WEF’s Katherine Brown; the UN Global Compact’s Lise Kingo; We Mean Business head Dr María Mendiluce; and John Denton of the International Chamber of Commerce to get a picture of what sustainability will look like post-pandemic

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

Last stand for forests in Ethical Corporation magazine

Terry Slavin, (Feb 11, 2020)

In the first of a two-part investigation into how brands are performing on their 2020 commitments to ending deforestation in their supply chains, this month we look at palm oil and timber products

‘Climate action is critical, but ESG investors must also keep up the fight against antibiotic resistance’

Maria Lettini, (Jan 30, 2020)

Maria Lettini of the FAIRR initiative explains why her organisation has joined with Principles for Responsible Investment, the Access to Medicine Foundation and the UK government to tackle one of the gravest global health risks

In the afterglow of Davos, will it be more than business as usual?

Márcia Balisciano, (Jan 28, 2020)

As civil society and governments increasingly focus on concrete efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, business must step up and do its part, says Márcia Balisciano of RELX, who chairs the UN Global Compact Network UK

‘Larry Fink, the FT, and Prince Charles are right: it’s time for a reset on capitalism’

David Grayson, (Jan 27, 2020)

David Grayson of the Cranfield School of Management says the Davos Manifesto 2020 reflects a recognition by corporate leaders that business as usual is no longer an option

CSR Cheat Sheet: Alarm raised over warming oceans

Oliver Balch, (Jan 20, 2020)

In part two of his monthly sustainability news roundup, Oliver Balch looks at new research on the implications of rising ocean temperatures for climate change, the business sectors that are most at risk from nature loss, and why 2020 is a breakthrough year for sustainability

Microsoft, Nestlé and BlackRock put climate action centre stage at Davos

Oliver Balch, (Jan 20, 2020)

In part one of his monthly #CSRCheatSheet column, Oliver Balch rounds up some of the biggest corporate sustainability news ahead of this week’s World Economic Forum meeting in Switzerland, including the publication of CDP's latest climate A list, which shows Japanese companies in the lead

‘To make the 20s transformative, we need to get real about purpose’

Henry Richards, (Dec 30, 2019)

Henry Richards of the British Academy draws on lessons from the Future of the Corporation inquiry to put forward a positive agenda for business in the coming decade

Does your company have a sustainable purpose?

Ben Kellard, (Jul 1, 2019)

Amid climate change and ecosystem collapse, companies are under pressure from all sides to put make sustainability part of their core purpose. Ben Kellard of CISL invited 11 leading purpose and sustainability experts and practitioners to explore how best organisations should do this. This is what they came up with

How Asia’s female entrepreneurs are reshaping tech for good

Jill Baker, (Jun 25, 2019)

Jill Baker speaks to four female founders of early-stage tech companies who have beaten the odds of women receiving 2% of global venture capital and are addressing social need

CSR Cheat Sheet: Plastics war comes to Davos

Oliver Balch, (Jan 25, 2018)

Big brands announce slew of recycling targets at WEF; growing gender pay gap; colleges falling short on sustainability teaching, SDG reporting grows

Top stories of 2017: #1 The future of mobility turns electric

Angeli Mehta, (Dec 13, 2017)

Angeli Mehta asks whether this year marked the beginning of the end of our love affair with the combustion engine

Business joins top table to deliver SDGs

Claire Manuel, (Feb 27, 2017)

Once staunch opponents of state interference, companies are now being asked to work with governments to deliver the ambitious global development agenda. We look at the rules of engagement in the new B2G landscape