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CSR Cheat Sheet: Half of companies ‘failing to report action on climate’

Oliver Balch, (Mar 7, 2019)

Transparency in non-financial reporting; labour rights abuses by fashion brands; and FAO warnings on biodiversity are highlighted in Oliver Balch’s latest roundup of sustainability news

Final countdown for forests in the magazine

Terry Slavin, (Nov 2, 2018)

In the November issue of Ethical Corporation we assess progress on corporate zero deforestation commitments as the clock ticks down to 2020, and how the healthcare sector is stepping up efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goals

Why satellite surveillance isn’t enough to turn the tide on deforestation

Giles Crosse, (Oct 30, 2018)

Giles Crosse looks at UN efforts to remove the barriers that have prevented the plethora of remote sensing tools now available to bring about change on the ground

Comment: Why institutional investors need World Bank-style biodiversity safeguards

Divya Narain, (May 10, 2018)

Divya Narain argues that rather than divest in infrastructure projects that pose environmental risks, investors can pre-empt and manage risk by applying conditions from the start

Why UNEP sees the private sector as critical to its mission to clean up the oceans

Terry Slavin, (May 9, 2018)

UNEP's Jorge Laguna-Celis tells Terry Slavin why the UN agency now regards companies as crucial partners in efforts such as ending ocean plastics and fighting biodiversity loss

NGOs fear UN REDD+ scheme to combat deforestation will lead to land grabs

Eric Marx, (Apr 26, 2018)

Eric Marx looks at Democratic Republic of the Congo, where REDD+ projects have been criticised for failing to uphold the rights of forest communities, raising concerns about the success of the program globally

CSR Cheat Sheet: UK retailer Iceland ditches palm oil over deforestation fears

Oliver Balch, (Apr 16, 2018)

UK retailer to remove palm oil from own-brand products; animal welfare index snubs Sainsbury; shipping industry agrees decarbonisation strategy

‘Together Rainforest Alliance and UTZ will be a more powerful force for positive change’

Han de Groot, (Jan 12, 2018)

As the two certification bodies merge this month, new CEO Han de Groot talks about how Rainforest Alliance will accelerate its work to tackle the world’s biggest challenges in the spirit of radical optimism

Bee decline Briefing Part 5: A business case for pollinators

Mark Gough, (Oct 14, 2016)

Mark Gough on how the new Natural Capital Protocol can help companies protect pollinators

Bee decline Briefing Part 2: No easy answers in battle to save bees

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 14, 2016)

From neonics to parasites, pollinators are under assault. New methods of farming to preserve biodiversity may be needed

Bee decline Briefing Part 1: Plight of the bumblebee

April Streeter, (Oct 14, 2016)

In the first article of a four-part briefing we look at how companies are ignoring the alarming decline in bee populations at their peril

How The Body Shop is setting a higher bar for carbon offsetting

Terry Slavin, (Sep 23, 2016)

The Community Climate Biodiversity Standard used in the Bio-Bridges programme is an ecosystem services approach that demands stretching standards for community involvement and biodiversity

The Body Shop heads back to the rainforest

Terry Slavin, (Sep 22, 2016)

Ethical Corporation goes to Vietnam to learn how the 40-year-old firm is championing biodiversity with its ambitious new sustainable sourcing strategy

Sustainable Rubber briefing: Michelin zero-deforestation pledge raises hopes for responsible sourcing

Angeli Mehta, (Aug 23, 2016)

Environmental groups and biodiversity researchers have hailed a move by Michelin to eliminate rubber from deforested areas from its supply chain as an industry breakthrough.

Nobel Laureates and Greenpeace lock horns over Golden Rice

Nadine Hawa, (Aug 18, 2016)

Scientists and campaigners disagree fundamentally about whether the rice can be an effective way to fight vitamin A deficiency in poorer countries

Novartis Corporate Responsibility Performance Report Review 2015

Elaine Cohen, (Mar 21, 2016)

Novartis understands sustainability and is refreshingly open about the challenges. But it needs to cut to the chase and show more clearly how it is making a difference

EthicsWatch: Rubber – time to apply the brakes?

Ellen R Delisio, (May 6, 2015)

Governments, NGOs, academics and manufacturers are seeking ways to meet growing demand for tyres without destroying biodiversity, in light of a warning over the impact of rubber plantations

Cheat sheet: Corporate responsibility cheat sheet

Oliver Balch, (Nov 4, 2014)

We read all the reports so you don’t have to

Biodiversity Briefing Part 3: Valuation models - Putting a price on nature

Oliver Balch, (Jan 27, 2011)

By putting a dollar sign on the services nature provides, conservationists and business are beginning to talk the same language