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Decade of action on climate in Ethical Corporation in 2020

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 14, 2019)

Before finalising our editorial calendar for next year, Ethical Corporation is reaching out to our community for input, and offering opportunities to sponsor content and support our independent journalism

‘It is up to boards to make New York Climate Week commitments stick’

Helle Bank Jorgensen, (Oct 2, 2019)

Helle Bank Jorgensen of Competent Boards says social and environmental impact issues are rising to the top of the C-suite agenda

How Shell's offsetting move could help unlock flood of finance for forests

Terry Slavin, (Sep 2, 2019)

With the launch later this month of a new platform to trade REDD+ forestry credits, there are hopes the oil major’s $300m investment will kickstart demand for nature-based solutions to climate change. Terry Slavin reports

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

'If there is to be a just low-carbon transition companies can't ignore their workers'

Aine Clarke, (Aug 6, 2019)

ShareAction’s Aine Clarke explains how the investor-led Workforce Disclosure Initiative is seeking to protect vulnerable workers and promote SDG8 on decent jobs for all

How Slavefreetrade is using blockchain to shine a light on the good guys

Mike Scott, (Aug 6, 2019)

Mike Scott interviews Brian Iselin, co-founder of a non-profit platform that is helping companies ensure their supply chains are free of modern slavery

CSR Cheat Sheet part 3: BlackRock’s uncertain progress on ESG

Oliver Balch, (Aug 5, 2019)

In part three of his monthly sustainability news round-up Oliver Balch reports on growing pressure for the world's largest asset manager to step up action on climate change as the sustainable finance industry begins to get serious traction

How China’s appetite for meat is putting forests at increasing risk

Morgan Gillespy, (Jun 3, 2019)

CDP's Morgan Gillespy argues that Chinese banks, which have otherwise made strong progress on green finance, have a blindspot over deforestation risk. Amid uncertainties over US-China trade war, the risks related to soy are set to deepen

How investors can catalyse a blue revolution to save marine ecosystems

Robert Jones, (May 28, 2019)

Sponsored content: Robert Jones of The Nature Conservancy and Jason Scott of Encourage Capital see an opportunity for impact investors to shape the future of sustainable seafood supply

Why banks should have shipping emissions firmly on their radar

Christian Wilson, (May 28, 2019)

ShareAction’s Christian Wilson argues that investors should widen their engagement beyond the fossil fuel industry and push banks to align their shipping portfolios with the Paris climate goals

Nominations for Ethical Corporation Awards close 3rd June

Krina Amin, (May 23, 2019)

The submission deadline for Ethical Corporation’s 10th Annual Responsible Business Awards is drawing ever closer and we’re still on the hunt for the ground-breaking initiatives that have brought sustainability to the fore over the past year

'UK multinationals will face greater scrutiny after the Vedanta decision'

Suzanne Spears, (May 10, 2019)

Allen & Overy partner Suzanne Spears assesses the implications of last month’s dramatic Supreme Court decision that an environmental harm lawsuit against the UK copper company in Zambia can be heard by the English courts

‘Time to end the farce about banks and client confidentiality’

Ryan Brightwell, (Mar 27, 2019)

Ryan Brightwell of BankTrack argues that people have the right to know who is financing companies that commit human and environmental rights abuses

Major funds launch toolkit to help investors measure SDG impact

Terry Slavin, (Feb 6, 2019)

A dashboard developed by CISL's Investment Leaders Group, including PIMCO, Union Bancaire Privée and Zurich Insurance provides metrics to assess corporate social and environmental impact. Terry Slavin reports

Vale suspended from Corporate Human Rights Benchmark over dam disaster

Terry Slavin, (Feb 1, 2019)

Terry Slavin reports on the fallout from Brazil's latest deadly mining accident and investor calls for an global independent body to monitor mines from a group led by the Church of England Pensions Board

Why NGOs love Allianz, Axa and Swiss Re and are sharply divided on Nestlé

Robert Blood, (Jan 29, 2019)

As SIGWATCH’s Robert Blood explains, the three insurance firms are out-performed only by Unilever in this year’s index of companies most praised by NGOs while the food giant wins praise and condemnation in equal measure

The disruptors: How Catherine Howarth is helping to make investment a force for good

Oliver Balch, (Jan 8, 2019)

The ShareAction CEO tells Oliver Balch how the successful shareholder campaign against Shell shows the power of investors to make the world safer for people and planet

The year that capital markets finally woke up to climate risk

Matthew Welch, (Dec 18, 2018)

Matthew Welch of SASB explains why the launch of the new accountability standard marked a big step towards a world where sustainability goals and business objectives are mutually supportive

When it comes to disclosing climate risk, collaboration is key

Rodney Irwin, (Jul 19, 2018)

Opinion: Rodney Irwin of WBCSD gives three takeaways from its report on implementing the TCFD recommendations in the oil and gas sector

Comment: Why boards need to get to grips with ethics and compliance

David Greenberg and Emily Miner, (Jul 10, 2018)

New research shows that more than half of large companies spend fewer than two hours on E&C every year, exposing themselves to reputational risk and loss of value. David Greenberg and Emily Miner of global consultancy LRN advise on how to bring E&C to the centre of decision-making

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