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My top 10 sustainability stories from 2017

Joe Franses, (Jan 4, 2018)

Joe Franses of Coca-Cola European Partners picks out his highlights of progress made in 2017, and calls for business to pick up the pace on delivering change in 2018

Top stories of 2017: #10 Corporates embrace SDGs but prove slow to act

Claire Manuel, (Dec 14, 2017)

With only 6% of companies measuring their contributions to key Sustainable Development Goals, according to the WBCSD, more work is needed to translate increased intention this year into real action, reports Claire Manuel

‘Companies no longer have an excuse to ignore human rights in their supply chains’

Richard Karmel, (Dec 4, 2017)

Mazars’ Richard Karmel, who helped develop the UNGP Reporting Framework, reflects on how the framework has helped leading companies such as Unilever and Coca-Cola have a fundamental shift in practice towards safeguarding workers

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

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

How Brazil's Natura can enrich, not exploit The Body Shop

Patrick Ballin, (Jun 19, 2017)

Patrick Ballin, a former senior manager of The Body Shop, says the Brazilian beauty giant would do well to learn from Unilever’s acquisition of Ben and Jerry’s and Coca-Cola's purchase of Innocent as it takes over from L’Oréal

Weekly Watch 25 May 2017

Rebecca Ley, (May 10, 2017)

McDonald's and L'Oreal tackle deforestation, The Body Shop filters air pollution at bus stops, GM source sustainable rubber, Unilever and Coca-Cola use 100% renewables

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

It takes a city to close the waste loop

Maxine Perella, (Apr 27, 2017)

Municipalities from Amsterdam to Peterborough are mapping out how firms can work together to share resources

Weekly Watch: 2 February 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 17, 2017)

Coca-Cola fights recycling, coffee cup waste cut, black cabs go green, Ireland divests from fossil fuels, green bonds double, human trafficking risks, Canada tax haven and US urged to stay low-carbon

#worldwaterday Coca-Cola Water Replenishment Part 1: Coca-Cola cleans up on water usage

Nadine Hawa, (Nov 3, 2016)

But drinks giant of admits it could have dealt better with troubles in India, where activists accuse it of greenwash

Coca-Cola Water Replenishment Case Study: Partnerships key ingredient to success

Nadine Hawa, (Oct 24, 2016)

Coca-Cola’s water stewardship efforts have involved building capacity internally and partnering with a host of external organisations.

BrandWatch – September 2016

Nadine Hawa, (Sep 23, 2016)

Oil firms 'failure', Coca-Cola hits water goal, GSK tops Change the World list and GM turns bottles into coats

#worldwaterday Water briefing: Resource scarcity - the new battle ground

Ellen R Delisio, (Sep 16, 2015)

Water is rising on the sustainability agenda, as its scarcity is blamed for recent conflicts and corporations begin to understand their responsibilities

Cheat sheet: Corporate responsibility cheat sheet – September 2015

Oliver Balch, (Sep 9, 2015)

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

Comment: Coca-cola – Playing the long game

Joe Franses, (Dec 3, 2014)

The next phase for business is to find new ways to successfully combine profitability and purpose

Coca-Cola 2013/2014 Sustainability report review: Not 100% the real thing

April Streeter, (Nov 7, 2014)

Coca-Cola continues progress in its reporting, but growth plans stick in the throat

Cheat sheet: Corporate responsibility cheat sheet

Oliver Balch, (Nov 4, 2014)

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

BrandWatch – July 2014

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Jul 17, 2014)

Cup deposits, Tesla patents and verified McDonald’s cows

South Asia Briefing: Corporate sustainability – From philanthropy to social business

April Streeter, (Jun 9, 2014)

There’s a shift happening in south Asia as corporations transition from philanthropy to a results-based and longer-term approach to sustainability

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