Environment

Peril on the high seas: the global push to rescue oceans

Angeli Mehta, (Jan 22, 2019)

From the Alliance to End Plastic Waste to new rules on cutting shipping emissions, Angeli Mehta looks at the plethora of initiatives to relieve the unprecedented stresses on marine life

Heathrow looks to peatland restoration in carbon-neutral plan

Angeli Mehta, (Jan 22, 2019)

Angela Mehta reports on the airport's plans to offset carbon, redesign airspace and become a leading hub for sustainable aviation fuels

Turbulence at 30,000 feet as airlines plot flightpath on CO2 emissions

Angeli Mehta, (Jan 22, 2019)

With emissions from air travel expected to grow by up to 700% by 2050, Angeli Mehta looks at innovation in biofuels and whether new voluntary rules for offsetting under Corsia will achieve lift-off

Cruise industry finds the answer may be blowing in the wind

Eric Marx, (Jan 22, 2019)

High tech rotor sails complete with weather stations could be the answer to cutting shipping emissions, reports Eric Marx

‘Over-tourism’ crisis and fuel emissions dog cruise industry

Eric Marx, (Jan 22, 2019)

Eric Marx reports on how cruise operators are working to defuse their biggest sustainability challenges

CSR Cheat Sheet: Business ramps up climate action despite ‘weak’ COP24

Oliver Balch, (Jan 3, 2019)

Katowice’s compromise rulebook criticised for ‘gaping holes’; WBCSD highlights progress by private sector on climate issues; and investor coalition urges governments to phase out fossil fuel subsidies in Oliver Balch’s sustainability roundup

'Business as usual is no longer an option'

Terry Slavin, (Dec 21, 2018)

Leading commentators take stock of a turbulent year for responsible business in Ethical Corporation's review of 2018

The year that capital markets finally woke up to climate risk

Matthew Welch, (Dec 18, 2018)

Matthew Welch of SASB explains why the launch of the new accountability standard marked a big step towards a world where sustainability goals and business objectives are mutually supportive

The year when climate change became the new frontier for human rights

Lise Kingo, (Dec 18, 2018)

Lise Kingo of the UN Global Compact says the task for 2019 is to build a low-carbon future that works for everyone

COP24 falters on how carbon pricing can help deliver on Paris pact

Dirk Forrister, (Dec 17, 2018)

Dirk Forrister of IETA expects another banner year for carbon pricing and hopes that delegates who will meet in Chile in 2019 will break the deadlock over how countries can meet their climate goals through market mechanisms

Who is connecting the drops on climate change?

Terry Slavin, (Nov 30, 2018)

As COP24 climate negotiations open in Katowice Poland, we publish our latest issue, which focuses on how companies are responding to the growing threat to water security from our warming planet

Cape Town crisis unleashes explosion in innovation and investment

Mike Scott, (Nov 29, 2018)

Water is a sector that has long been resistant to change, but escalating water shortages and pollution mean serious money is now flowing into solutions. Mike Scott reports

Apparel brands join forces to clean up their act in Bangladesh

Angeli Mehta, (Nov 29, 2018)

Angeli Mehta reports on how collaborative platforms such as the Partnership for Cleaner Textile are pushing for improvements in one of the world’s most polluting industries

Rising water risk pushes companies to seek higher ground in collaboration

Mark Hillsdon, (Nov 28, 2018)

Mark Hillsdon reports on how the growing need to protect a shared resource that is under critical threat is leading to innovative new partnerships

How Mars is helping to slash water use in growing rice

Terry Slavin, (Nov 28, 2018)

The food giant has teamed up with WWF, UN Environment and the International Rice Research Institute to make a daily staple for 3.5 billion people more climate-friendly

Mahindra plots green revolution by tackling water stress in central India

Terry Slavin, (Nov 28, 2018)

Terry Slavin reports on how the giant conglomerate, which has set Science Based targets for its entire group, is using its mandatory 2% of profits to developing a watershed management programme in Madhya Pradesh

‘Water-less’ manufacturing and new cotton irrigation techniques spell hope for brands

Angeli Mehta, (Nov 28, 2018)

Angeli Mehta reports on how Levi Strauss and the C&A Foundation are implementing innovative ways to reduce their water footprint

Drinks industry thinks outside the box to protect its most precious resource

Mark Hillsdon, (Nov 28, 2018)

Mark Hillsdon talks to Heineken, Carlsberg and Diageo about how they collaborating on safeguarding watershed health, and focusing on circular economy solutions

Connecting the drops to promote water security in California

Michael Levitin, (Nov 27, 2018)

Michael Levitin reports on how some of America’s biggest companies are working to tackle drought conditions that threaten the country’s biggest source of fresh food, and pushing for stronger legislation

'Tragedy of the horizon' still holding back action on climate change, Carney says

Terry Slavin, (Nov 26, 2018)

Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney told the annual Accounting For Sustainability meeting that it is too early to make TCFD disclosure mandatory, though he accused insurers of 'cognitive dissonance' on climate risk. Terry Slavin reports

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