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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

Analysis: America Inc goes all in for climate action at Jerry Brown’s summit

Terry Slavin, (Sep 26, 2018)

CEOs from the biggest US companies were at the glitzy Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco pledging 'bigger and better' action to cut their CO2 emissions. Terry Slavin asks whether it marked a turning point for Wall Street

Why UNEP sees the private sector as critical to its mission to clean up the oceans

Terry Slavin, (May 9, 2018)

UNEP's Jorge Laguna-Celis tells Terry Slavin why the UN agency now regards companies as crucial partners in efforts such as ending ocean plastics and fighting biodiversity loss

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

The restoration economy: why trees are the next growth opportunity

Angeli Mehta, (Mar 21, 2018)

Angeli Mehta reports on how companies such as EcoPlanet Bamboo and Michelin are looking to turn a profit while helping to restore degraded land

The disruptors: Nordea's Sasja Beslik, the former refugee who is shaking up banking

Oliver Balch, (Jan 8, 2018)

The Swedish bank’s intrepid head of sustainable finance, who narrowly escaped Bosnia with his life at 19, tells Oliver Balch that ‘green’ finance is a lot of hot air until it makes a difference on the ground

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

Why UK banks are falling behind French in response to climate change

Sonia Hierzig, (Dec 11, 2017)

A new ranking by responsible investment NGO ShareAction shows that French banks outperform their European peers on climate-related issues. ShareAction’s Sonia Hierzig argues that the UK should follow France in making disclosures on climate-related risks and opportunities mandatory

Green finance: Can we bank on a clean energy future?

Mark Hillsdon, (Nov 23, 2017)

The green bond market is worth $100bn, but with $1trn needed to fund the low-energy transition by 2020, we assess what it will take to move the global financial system onto a more sustainable footing

The impact intrapraneurs: How Swiss Re and Oxfam joined forces to help African farmers

Terry Slavin, (Oct 4, 2017)

In this guest blog, Karen Deignan of Net-Works interviews Christina Ulardic of Swiss Re and Marjorie Brans, formerly of Oxfam America, to find out how they worked together to create the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative to tackle climate risk in Africa

How the G20 can supercharge green finance

Paul Fisher, (Jul 17, 2017)

Paul Fisher of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership on why political leadership is crucial to making climate change a material risk for mainstream investors

Weekly Watch: 9 February 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 8, 2017)

NGOs slam EU plastics strategy, Teesside CCS, SC Johnson protects Amazonia, phones for the homeless, DONG to end coal, Primark cotton farmers increase profits, the Crowd goes B Corp, and VisionFund boosts impact

Top stories of 2017: #2 China and Carney taskforce boost climate finance

Mark Hillsdon, (Jan 8, 2017)

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures helped turn 2017 into the year of the green bond, with China the driving force, writes Mark Hillsdon. RE100, Science-Based Targets and carbon pricing all benefited from the ‘TCFD bounce’

Issue 6: Green finance goes global

Nadine Hawa, (Dec 15, 2016)

Chinese leadership in the green bond market helped make 2016 a bumper year for climate-smart investment

Weekly Watch: 5 January 2017

Rebecca Ley, (Dec 4, 2016)

Brazil labour violations, France’s green bond, ivory trade breakthrough, charitable travel, green Christmas, solar power slows, FMO targets climate, and India's carbon capture breakthrough

Green finance gains ground

Stephen Gardner, (Oct 14, 2016)

Governments have accepted the need for a global shift to low-carbon investment, but the challenge is huge

Green finance briefing: Company strategy - In good company

Sam Phipps, (Nov 20, 2015)

Major names are stepping up their green investments, with a switch to clean energy becoming perhaps the most popular – and most visible – long-term strategy for corporate carbon cutters

Green finance briefing: Investment trends - Why the investment climate is improving

Sam Phipps, (Nov 19, 2015)

Global investment in green technology is gathering pace, and government commitments ahead of the Paris climate talks are adding to the momentum

C-Suite Interview: Phil Loney, Chief Executive of Royal London

Krina Amin, (Apr 21, 2015)

We have no interest in pointing fingers at other sectors or companies, says Loney