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Saving our soils: An in-depth briefing on climate-smart agriculture

Terry Slavin, (May 31, 2019)

Amid warnings of only 60 harvests left and a global population set to reach 9.8 billion by 2050, the June issue of Ethical Corporation investigates how business is rising to the mounting sustainability challenges facing food systems

How Syngenta’s regenerative approach is helping Spanish olive groves to flourish

Mark Hillsdon, (May 28, 2019)

Mark Hillsdon hears how introducing techniques such as cover cropping has reduced soil erosion by 95% in Andalusia

Dutch farmers plot a greener revolution by sowing biodiversity

Mark Hillsdon, (May 28, 2019)

Mark Hillsdon reports on how innovative finance and technologies are helping Europe’s food production powerhouse to move from monoculture to agro-biodiversity

The American farmers who are ploughing a regenerative new furrow

Amy Brown, (May 27, 2019)

Amy Brown reports on how food companies like General Mills and Danone are encouraging US farmers to shift to practices that make agriculture more resilient and productive

CSR Cheat Sheet: California dominates climate A list of cities

Oliver Balch, (May 13, 2019)

In his monthly sustainability news round-up, Oliver Balch reports on CDP’s first ranking of cities, the damning case against hydropower, and how millennials want employers to act more responsibly

‘Indigenous people are guardians of global biodiversity – but we need protection too’

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, (May 7, 2019)

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the UN’s Special Rapporteur for indigenous peoples, points out that indigenous land contains 80% of the world’s biodiversity, but local people are criminalised for their efforts to preserve it

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.

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