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Ethical Corporation's top 10 stories of 2017

Terry Slavin, (Dec 15, 2017)

Tesla boss Elon Musk was a major player in two of our 10 biggest stories of the year: the dizzying rise of electric vehicles and spectacular growth of microgrids

Green finance: Deforestation brings risk of $1trn in stranded assets, warns CDP

Terry Slavin, (Nov 23, 2017)

More than a third of companies with links to commodities such as timber, soy, palm oil and beef fail to address deforestation at the board level. In the US two-thirds of boards are failing to tackle this increasing risk

‘By ending deforestation in West Africa we can turn cocoa farmers into climate heroes’

Terry Slavin, (Nov 17, 2017)

World Cocoa Foundation chairman Barry Parkin says the unprecedented deal signed by 21 cocoa companies with Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire at COP23 this week will introduce climate-smart farming practices and lift hundreds of thousands from poverty

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

The Rainforest Alliance's little frog takes a great leap forward in merger with UTZ

Terry Slavin, (Sep 27, 2017)

Nigel Sizer of Rainforest Alliance tells Ethical Corporation editor Terry Slavin how the upcoming union with the Dutch certifier will boost the new organisation’s ability to protect biodiversity and farmers’ livelihoods

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

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

Big data shines light on supply chains

Mike Scott, (Apr 27, 2017)

Technologies such as blockchain, GPS, and mobile phones are helping companies root out human rights risk in their supply chains

Prince of Wales brokers pact to end cocoa deforestation

Terry Slavin, (Mar 17, 2017)

Nestlé, Mondelēz, Mars, Olam among dozen companies that sign a landmark agreement to plot a sustainability roadmap for the industry

CSR Cheat Sheet: Human trafficking rises

Oliver Balch, (Feb 9, 2017)

Quantifying modern slavery, low-carbon transport, the price of illegal timber, and an insight into happiness in the workplace

Weekly Watch: 19 January 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 18, 2017)

P&G's plastics solution, Europe's circular economy, Unilever recycling target, HSBC slammed, Ikea zero waste pledge, UK urged on SDGs, sustainable Siemens, blood diamonds, Waitrose food waste push, and Divine Chocolate

Tetra Pak makes pioneering foray into bioplastics

Terry Slavin, (Dec 9, 2016)

In an exclusive interview with Ethical Corporation, Tetra Pak’s vice-president for environment talks about how the packaging giant is trying to meet the sustainability challenges of its ubiquitous aseptic cartons

CSR Cheat Sheet: 9th December 2016

Oliver Balch, (Dec 8, 2016)

Silicon Valley renewables investment, employees lack CSR awareness and weak deforestation policies for world’s largest companies

Comment: Community energy is at the heart of engaging citizens in climate action

Mike Barry, (Nov 10, 2016)

As COP22 begins in Marrakech, Mike Barry of Marks & Spencer argues that the world has to think small as well as big

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

EthicsWatch: Palm oil – FMCG firms continue boycott of IOI palm oil

April Streeter, (Sep 21, 2016)

Companies say more robust sanctions are needed to break the link with deforestation

NGOWatch – September 2016

Nadine Hawa, (Sep 19, 2016)

Flying migrants to Europe, ivory still for sale, circular approach to waste and tackling palm oil investment

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.

EthicsWatch: US - Business and Climate Summit Business ‘key partners in climate change fight’

Terry Slavin, (Jul 26, 2016)

Private sector initiatives have the power to deliver the emissions cuts promised at Paris, a major conference in London heard

Big data: Blowing the cover on deforestation

April Streeter, (Jul 26, 2016)

New tools allowing access to real-time images and data are providing hope in the fight against forest destruction