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SDG12: ‘If UK retailers are to create a better world, they have to address consumption'

Hayley Baines-Buffery, (Nov 14, 2018)

Hayley Baines-Buffery of Bioregional explains why the British Retail Consortium’s Better Retail, Better World initiative won’t bring the systems-level change required

The disruptors: How Jeremy Oppenheim is leading the charge for systems change

Oliver Balch, (Nov 14, 2018)

Oliver Balch talks to the former McKinsey executive and co-founder of Systemiq about his big tent approach to building coalitions to tackle the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges

Hydrogen hits the road in bid to speed energy transition

Angeli Mehta, (Aug 22, 2018)

Angeli Mehta reports on the Hydrogen Council’s ambitious roadmap to power 15 million cars and 500,000 trucks by 2030

Why business needs to go all in on sustainability

David Grayson, (Jul 12, 2018)

David Grayson of Cranfield University distils the lessons of his latest book on the future of business leadership, and explains why the SDGs should force companies to rethink their business models

Will sustainability be on CEOs' in-trays after Davos?

Oliver Balch, (Jan 31, 2018)

Oliver Balch rounds up the main messages from four days in the Swiss alps and hopes initiatives such as science-based targets, RE100, and new circular economy platforms will be kept front of mind

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

'Our problem with automation is a labour shortage, not surplus'

Martin Wright, (Jan 16, 2018)

The fourth industrial revolution will create lots of new jobs, but the retraining challenge for governments and companies will be immense

Carlsberg's zero-carbon mission to become the 'best beer for the world'

Terry Slavin, (Jan 2, 2018)

The Danish brewer’s sustainability chief Simon Hoffmeyer Boas tells Terry Slavin why collaboration is key to achieving its new strategy of achieving zero CO2 emissions, water waste and accidents by 2030

Opinion: ‘We need sustainability leaders to champion circular economy in IT’

Mark Jolly, (Dec 13, 2017)

Companies replace IT equipment every four to five years, a waste of critical raw materials with huge environmental and social costs, argues Cranfield University professor Mark Jolley. With refurbished computers now nearly as high-performing as new, there needs to be an end to the make-use-dispose culture

Top stories of 2017: #6 Circular economy spreads as brands take back plastics

Maxine Perella, (Dec 12, 2017)

Maxine Perella reports on how brands like Timberland, HP, Dell and P&G led the way by incorporating waste in new products and packaging

Report review: Climate A-lister Tetra Pak links reporting with SDGs

Claire Manuel, (Dec 1, 2017)

The packaging giant has adopted the GRI framework for its latest sustainability report, aligning performance to how it is addressing nine of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. But slow progress on its goal of doubling recycling rates by 2020 has prompted it to adopt new metrics

P&G sends recycling message to consumers with ocean plastics bottles

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 23, 2017)

Procter & Gamble is the latest brand to use ocean plastics in its packaging in a bid to boost home recycling rates

Brands wake up to tragedy of the oceans

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 20, 2017)

Shocking images of marine life choking on plastic waste are finally moving companies to innovate on more sustainable packaging solutions. But it will take more than new technologies to kick a decades-old global addiction to cheap single-use plastic

The impact intrapraneurs: How Danone is partnering to boost recycling and create jobs

Anonymous, (Oct 12, 2017)

In this guest blog, Karen Deignan of Net-Works interviews Frédérique Rathle to find out how Danone Water France worked with start-up Lemon Tri to create Lemonaide, which employs previously long-term unemployed to increase low recovery rates of PET bottles

Dell’s innovation-lead approach to help meet the UN’s Global Goals

Liam Dowd, (Sep 14, 2017)

As part of our management spotlight series our managing director Liam Dowd talks with Louise Koch, corporate sustainability lead, EMEA at Dell, on packaging, partnerships and future opportunities

The impact intrapraneurs: How Interface and ZSL collaborated to create Net-Works

Terry Slavin, (Sep 8, 2017)

In this guest blog, Karen Deignan interviews Miriam Turner, formerly of Interface, and Dr Nick Hill of the Zoological Society of London, to find out how they worked together to create Net-Works in 2012

How France is stealing a march on sustainability

Terry Slavin, (Aug 17, 2017)

This month's magazine reports on the state of sustainable business in France, looking at how the country is taking leadership on issues from climate to human rights, and how the new Macron government looks set to lift that ambition even further

Coca-Cola GB to double recycled plastics use in new sustainable packaging strategy

Rebecca Ley, (Jul 13, 2017)

The drinks company is to boost recycled content of its bottles to 50% in Great Britain and trial a deposit-return scheme

Weekly Watch: 28 April 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Apr 28, 2017)

London's circular economy, Ford's hybrid vans, AkzoNobel helps megacities, DanoneWave becomes public benefit corporation, Triodos launches sustainable current account, Olam reduces carbon

Smurfit Kappa's zero-waste alchemist

Terry Slavin, (Apr 27, 2017)

As manager of one of Europe’s largest recycled paper mills, Jo Cox is turning his nearly zero waste Netherlands facility into the linchpin of a bio-based industrial economy

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