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10 steps firms can take towards a 1.5C world

Gabrielle Ginér, (Oct 11, 2017)

As COP23 begins in Bonn this week, BT's Gabrielle Ginér explains why BT, Carlsberg Group and Tesco have become the first companies in the world to commit to science-based targets compatible with keeping global temperature rises to 1.5C

Eight key takeaways from day two of Responsible Business Summit New York

Terry Slavin, (Mar 30, 2017)

Here are just some of the highlights from the second day of high-octane discussion at Ethical Corporation’s annual New York conference.

Target to remove harmful chemicals by 2020

Rebecca Ley, (Feb 1, 2017)

US retailer promises to be transparent about all its product ingredients in ambitous new CSR strategy

NGO voices: Lessons from working with Unilever in Vietnam

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 12, 2017)

Oxfam’s Rachel Wilshaw reveals how doing a study of the company's labour standards was an eye-opener for both parties

Issue 9: Big data comes to the supply chain

Ellen R Delisio, (Dec 15, 2016)

From monitoring palm oil plantations to cutting energy use in data centres, Ellen R Delisio looks at how companies used IT to get a shop-floor view of their operations in 2016

Electronics industry challenges others to adopt employer pays principle

Terry Slavin, (Nov 18, 2016)

Verité’s report on slavery in Malaysian supply chains prompted EICC to clamp down on recruitment fees. Now it is urging other sectors to follow

Companies ‘doing barest minimum’ on reporting slavery

Katherine Sharp, (Nov 17, 2016)

Analyses of statements under the Modern Slavery Act show FTSE 100 boards failing to appreciate slavery risks in their supply chains

Modern slavery risks hit home for UK firms

Maxine Perella, (Nov 17, 2016)

With even John Lewis caught out by a sharp rise in forced labour in UK supply chains, there are fears firms will move more purchasing overseas to protect their brands

Smallholders Review: 500 million small steps to feed the world

April Streeter, (Oct 13, 2016)

With climate change threatening global food production, companies from Olam to Unilever are focusing on lifting smallholder farmers out of poverty

Bee decline Briefing Part 4: Pollinators as portfolio risk

Terry Slavin, (Oct 12, 2016)

Abigail Herron of Aviva Investors explains how asset managers can drive the decline in bee populations up corporate agendas

Target Report Review: Target's year of hits and misses

Jana Holt, (Sep 22, 2016)

The US big-box retailer meets goals on US employee wellbeing but could do much better on human rights in the global supply chain

Ethical Corporation Leadership Series: Ton van Keken, Senior Vice President of Operations, Interface EMEA

Liam Dowd, (Sep 13, 2016)

Cross-sector collaborative projects have been pivotal in helping to reduce Interface’s carbon footprint

Human Rights is top supply chain issue for companies

Liam Dowd, (Sep 2, 2016)

Nearly 50% of 533 corporate respondents surveyed stated Human Rights was the number one issue in the coming 12 months.

Sustainable Rubber briefing: Timberland makes strides on using recycled tyres

Angeli Mehta, (Aug 25, 2016)

Timberland Tires is a venture between the US outdoorwear brand, Timberland, and a Singaporean tyre maker and distributor, Omni United.

6 reasons to attend the Sustainable Supply Chain Summit

Liam Dowd, (Aug 24, 2016)

Drive supplier collaboration and create a bigger positive impact for stakeholders

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.

Sustainable supply chains: 3 top trends 2016

Liam Dowd, (Aug 22, 2016)

Exclusive insight from the Ethical Corporation State of Sustainable Supply Chains Report

HP 2015 Sustainability Report Review: HP earns respect but not many plaudits

Elaine Cohen, (Aug 18, 2016)

In HP's last report as one company, employees are important but not material, surprising for a company with 50,000 workers and whose innovation depends on their creativity

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

Plan A 2016 Report Review: Straight-talking M&S earns top marks

Katherine Hand, (Jul 25, 2016)

Whatever the commercial fortunes of this British institution, its sustainability reporting is masterly

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