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Paul Polman: ‘I feel like it’s my first day at Unilever, and there is a lot to do’

Terry Slavin, (May 1, 2018)

On the eve of a tense AGM this week, the Unilever CEO sits down with Ethical Corporation’s editor Terry Slavin, and dismisses any idea he is preparing to step down

Greenpeace is right to hold our feet to the fire on deforestation, says Unilever chief

Terry Slavin, (May 1, 2018)

Paul Polman talks to Terry Slavin about the food giant's commitment to sustainable palm oil sourcing and his work to bring transformational change on a global level

Shining a light on the green economy’s human rights challenge in the magazine

Terry Slavin, (Apr 27, 2018)

This month we look at the ESG risks that could put the brakes on uptake of renewable energy and electric vehicles, and the burning issue of land rights

Zeroing in on community livelihoods in the palm oil industry

Eric Marx, (Apr 26, 2018)

Unilever, Marks and Spencer and Sime Darby are at the forefront of working with governments and communities to meet their zero deforestation commitments, writes Eric Marx

Brands ‘neglecting land rights’ as key weapon in battle to save forests

Eric Marx, (Apr 26, 2018)

The biggest food brands require suppliers to adhere to principles of free prior and informed consent, but implementation is thin on the ground, reports Eric Marx

CSR Cheat Sheet: UK retailer Iceland ditches palm oil over deforestation fears

Oliver Balch, (Apr 16, 2018)

UK retailer to remove palm oil from own-brand products; animal welfare index snubs Sainsbury; shipping industry agrees decarbonisation strategy

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

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