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'We are 43 years behind schedule on achieving the SDGs, and the US is going backwards'

Michael Green, (Sep 24, 2019)

Michael Green of the Social Progress Imperative calls for the richest countries to put their own houses in order as new index reveals that it will take until 2073 to meet the Global Goals, with climate change acting as a big brake on progress

'Companies ignore the human implications of climate change at their peril'

Will Dawson, (Sep 9, 2019)

Mass migration and social destabilisation from climate change present enormous business risks, but the vast majority of companies are overlooking these and focusing exclusively on physical risks, warns Forum for the Future’s Will Dawson

Knife-edge election puts Canada’s carbon pricing revolution in doubt

Diana Rojas, (Sep 1, 2019)

With Ontario abandoning cap and trade, and Québec’s market not on track to meet its goals, Diana Rojas looks at Canada’s mixed experience of carbon markets ahead of crucial elections

CSR Cheat Sheet part 2: Cooperation on protecting freshwater basins ‘urgently needed’

Oliver Balch, (Aug 28, 2019)

In part 2 of his monthly review of sustainability news, Oliver Balch looks at calls for governments to work together to tackle growing water stress, efforts by Levi Strauss and Primark to reduce water use in their supply chains, and heightened public awareness of climate change

Lost in translation: why global CSR reporting may not be as global as we think

Gabriela Gutierrez-Heurter O, (Aug 13, 2019)

King’s Business School’s Dr Gabriela Gutierrez-Huerter O studied one multinational company to find out how faithfully sustainability policies set by head office are followed in its operations around the world

Management spotlight: Accountancy Europe’s quest to create one global reporting standard

Liam Dowd, (Aug 13, 2019)

In this Q&A, Ethical Corporation’s managing director Liam Dowd talks with Hilde Blomme, deputy CEO at Accountancy Europe, on engaging the investor community, the role of finance in non-financial data and the biggest opportunity in the next 12-18 months

The IPCC special report on land use: Seven things to know about forests and climate change

Frances Seymour, (Aug 8, 2019)

Frances Seymour of World Resources Institute explains how the UN report confirms the importance of protecting forests in global strategies to fight climate change

CSR Cheat Sheet part 1: Growing hunger shows food industry off-track to meet SDGs

Oliver Balch, (Aug 5, 2019)

In the first part of his monthly round-up of sustainability news Oliver Balch looks at a pair of reports from the Food and Agriculture Organisation that are a curtain-raiser to this week’s report on the impact of climate change and land use from the IPCC

‘Poor sister’ of adaptation in spotlight at London Climate Action week

Terry Slavin, (Jul 9, 2019)

Terry Slavin reports on how the Global Commission on Adaptation is seeking to propel finance for resilience up the agenda for policymakers and investors

Does your company have a sustainable purpose?

Ben Kellard, (Jul 1, 2019)

Amid climate change and ecosystem collapse, companies are under pressure from all sides to put make sustainability part of their core purpose. Ben Kellard of CISL invited 11 leading purpose and sustainability experts and practitioners to explore how best organisations should do this. This is what they came up with

'We're half a year from 2020. So why are brands ignoring deforestation at their annual meeting?

Diana Ruiz, (Jun 14, 2019)

Greenpeace’s Diana Ruiz says Consumer Goods Forum members should be in crisis talks to rescue their failed no-deforestation commitments in Vancouver this week. Instead they are discussing how to expand operations that are fuelling climate change

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 do we secure the future of food on a planet in peril?

Amy Brown, (May 27, 2019)

The escalating risks posed by climate change and biodiversity loss will require big changes in what we put on our plates and the decisions farmers make in their fields, scientists warn. Amy Brown reports

‘We can only achieve a 1.5C world if science and business work together’

Alberto Carrillo Pineda, (Feb 28, 2019)

CDP’s Alberto Carrillo Pineda explains why the Science Based Targets initiative is releasing new technical assistance to help its 500+ signatories decarbonise further and faster

Companies are protecting shareholders on climate risk. What about their employees?

Paul Britton, (Feb 13, 2019)

ShareAction’s Paul Britton points to new research showing the disconnect between what FTSE 100 companies are doing on climate change and the carbon exposure of employee pension funds

How can the tourism sector regain its place in the sun?

Terry Slavin, (Jan 25, 2019)

Amid over-tourism accusations and growing concern about climate impacts, Ethical Corporation looks at sustainability efforts in the cruise, hotels and airlines industries in this month's issue of the magazine

Firmenich and L’Oréal get triple A scores as CDP raises bar in climate risk reporting

Terry Slavin and Nadine Hawa, (Jan 22, 2019)

Terry Slavin reports on how Unilever secured only one A in 2018 after CDP revamped its methodology to be more demanding, particularly on water risk

Treading more lightly in the hotels industry

Amy Brown, (Jan 20, 2019)

Amy Brown looks at how big hotel chains are working to align themselves with the Global Goals and the Paris Agreement, setting goals to tackle water scarcity, carbon emissions, human rights and youth employment

To operate in a turbulent world, business needs radical new thinking in 2019

Felippo Veglio, (Dec 20, 2018)

Filippo Veglio of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development outlines how business can respond to the four megatrends that are reshaping the global relationship between people and companies

‘If boards didn’t know about climate change, they do now’

Mindy Lubber, (Dec 19, 2018)

Mindy Lubber of Ceres hopes that C-suites will heed the IPCC report and make 2019 the year they give the environment the attention it deserves

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