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Leading US firms tell COP23: ‘We are all in’

Terry Slavin, (Nov 16, 2017)

Walmart, Mars, Coca-Cola and Microsoft were among the US companies that defied Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement as part of the 100-strong #WeAreStillIn delegation to last week's climate talks

Cheat Sheet: COP 23 welcomes the bankers

Oliver Balch, (Nov 7, 2017)

Oliver Balch picks out the most important messages from the raft of research on business and climate change released ahead of this week’s UNFCCC conference in Bonn

Report review: Cargill making solid progress on ambitious climate goals

Claire Manuel, (Oct 20, 2017)

The global food giant is working with a range of partners to increase its use of renewables, decrease emissions and tackle deforestation, according to its latest integrated annual report

10 steps firms can take towards a 1.5C world

Gabrielle Ginér, (Oct 11, 2017)

As COP23 begins in Bonn this week, BT's Gabrielle Ginér explains why BT, Carlsberg Group and Tesco have become the first companies in the world to commit to science-based targets compatible with keeping global temperature rises to 1.5C

Trudeau brings Canada in from the cold on climate change

Terry Slavin, (Sep 21, 2017)

The rise of Justin Trudeau as the ‘anti-Trump’, determined to drive through an ambitious climate plan, is a breathtaking reversal from his predecessor, who pulled the country out of the Kyoto agreement

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

Weekly Watch: 14 July 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Jul 13, 2017)

SDGs benchmark, RE100 hits 100 members, The Body Shop sustainability progress, 100 biggest climate criminals, America's Pledge, Tesco and Mars join workers' fees fight, and Waitrose commits to Fairtrade

US briefing: ‘Cities need business allies in fight against climate change’

Terry Slavin, (Jun 26, 2017)

Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed says companies like Coca-Cola, UPS, and Delta Airlines have been staunch backers in his battle to improve transport and cut CO2 emissions. But it hasn’t all been plain sailing

US briefing: ‘In the void left by coal, new economic opportunities can grow’

Diana Rojas, (Jun 23, 2017)

Businesses are partnering with non-profits to bring clean energy jobs to devastated coal communities

'We need to move faster on renewables'

Terry Slavin, (May 24, 2017)

Rapid uptake of clean technologies across the globe will be necessary to avoid catastrophic climate change, according to #Mission2020. In this briefing we look at three big barriers that will need to be overcome

Shenzhen: China’s pearl of carbon finance

Angeli Mehta, (May 24, 2017)

The city of 15 million has slashed CO2 emissions and carbon intensity through a city-wide cap and trade scheme. Angeli Mehta reports

Report review: General Mills’ efforts on nutrition a bowl half-empty

Holly Cooper, (May 12, 2017)

The giant US food company’s 2017 Global Responsibility Report reveals why it’s lagging behind Unilever, Nestlé, Danone and Mars on sustainability, says analyst Holly Cooper

WeeklyWatch: 11 May 2017

Terry Slavin, (May 11, 2017)

B&Q bans neonics, SAP aims for carbon-neutral, H&M joins EP100, philanthropy award for Hoare, How2Recycle scheme grows

Weekly Watch: 5 May 2017

EC Newsdesk, (May 4, 2017)

IOI tackles deforestation, De Beers to store CO2, Kensington recycles Nespresso pods, global standard for sustainable procurement, Apple aims circular, new #Squaremilechallenge target, Heathrow climate projections dismissed

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

Eight key takeaways from day two of Responsible Business Summit New York

Terry Slavin, (Mar 30, 2017)

Here are just some of the highlights from the second day of high-octane discussion at Ethical Corporation’s annual New York conference.

Stella McCartney’s innovation in ethical fashion sets tone for Kering

Mike Scott, (Mar 24, 2017)

The fast-growing fashion brand has reduced its environmental impact by 35% per kilogram of raw material

Sustainability no longer a luxury for premium brands

Mike Scott, (Mar 24, 2017)

Buying a Gucci bag or Louis Vuitton dress used to have snob value. Now well-heeled millennials increasingly want to know that they have social and environmental value too

Maersk boxes clever to cut emissions

Angeli Mehta, (Mar 24, 2017)

Denmark’s Maersk is partnering with customers, deploying big data and upgrading its fleet to make shipping more sustainable

#worldwaterday US utilities and energy firms urged to work together to cut water waste

Terry Slavin, (Mar 22, 2017)

New report from Barclays highlights investment opportunities in water saving technologies amid rocketing use from fracking

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