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‘The TCFDs go to the heart of our job as a bank to assess risk’

Terry Slavin, (Dec 3, 2019)

Terry Slavin talks to ABN Amro’s Tjeerd Krumpelman about how the Dutch bank is using the recommendations on climate risk reporting to steer decision-making on sustainable lending

BT, PepsiCo, UBS, Dow and BlackRock confirm involvement in #RBSEU 2020

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 20, 2019)

New senior leaders confirm involvement in Europe's leading responsible business event

It’s time for business leaders to raise their voices for human rights

Kitrhona Cerri, (Nov 12, 2019)

Kitrhona Cerri of World Business Council for Sustainable Development says Unilever’s Alan Jope and Microsoft’s Brad Smith are among 35 senior business executives that have responded to WBCSD’s call for companies to work together to drive transformational change in supply chains

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

'We hope what Wales is doing today on SDGs the rest of the world will do tomorrow'

David Craik, (Oct 2, 2019)

David Craik speaks to Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, about blazing a trail as the first state to enshrine the Sustainable Development Goals in law

‘We are living in a time of extreme tension across UK society. If companies can help, they should’

David Craik, (Oct 2, 2019)

With divisions over Brexit damaging Britain’s social fabric, David Craik reports on how companies like Lush, SSE and Richer Sounds are trying to pair commercial growth with social progress

2020s declared decade of action on climate, biodiversity and SDGs

Terry Slavin, (Sep 27, 2019)

Climate Week New York saw companies form new coalitions to accelerate progress, such as the Business Avengers to champion the Global Goals and the One Planet Business for Biodiversity platform, while Climate Group’s RE100 passed the 200-member mark

'We are 43 years behind schedule on achieving the SDGs, and the US is going backwards'

Michael Green, (Sep 24, 2019)

Michael Green of the Social Progress Imperative calls for the richest countries to put their own houses in order as new index reveals that it will take until 2073 to meet the Global Goals, with climate change acting as a big brake on progress

Reaping the gender dividend to make food systems more sustainable

Manuel Kiewisch, (Sep 12, 2019)

Empowering women is key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and improving conditions in agricultural supply chains. But what does it mean in practice? Manuel Kiewisch of Mondelēz International shares lessons from the consumer goods company’s Cocoa Life programme

Ethical Corporation reports on the new energy behind the global carbon pricing revolution

Terry Slavin, (Sep 4, 2019)

In the September issue of the magazine we take an in-depth look at how the resurgence of the EU carbon market and the expected launch of China's national carbon market are boosting hopes for prices that are high enough to drive decisive climate action around the world. In our second briefing, we investigate how companies report on the SDGs

The IPCC special report on land use: Seven things to know about forests and climate change

Frances Seymour, (Aug 8, 2019)

Frances Seymour of World Resources Institute explains how the UN report confirms the importance of protecting forests in global strategies to fight climate change

Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Summit West: Q&A with Christopher Wellise, HPE

Ed Long, (Aug 7, 2019)

In this Q&A, Ethical Corporation’s Head of US Operations Ed Long talks with Christopher Wellise, Chief Sustainability Officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, on how HPE is moving from a linear to a circular economy, leading on sustainability and disclosing ESG risks to investors

CSR Cheat Sheet part 1: Growing hunger shows food industry off-track to meet SDGs

Oliver Balch, (Aug 5, 2019)

In the first part of his monthly round-up of sustainability news Oliver Balch looks at a pair of reports from the Food and Agriculture Organisation that are a curtain-raiser to this week’s report on the impact of climate change and land use from the IPCC

Does your company have a sustainable purpose?

Ben Kellard, (Jul 1, 2019)

Amid climate change and ecosystem collapse, companies are under pressure from all sides to put make sustainability part of their core purpose. Ben Kellard of CISL invited 11 leading purpose and sustainability experts and practitioners to explore how best organisations should do this. This is what they came up with

'ESG investors need a single standard to measure impact'

James Magor, (Jun 26, 2019)

Despite a growing enthusiasm for impact investment, many asset owners are constrained because of a baffling array of unverified, opaque and incompatible measurement frameworks. James Magor of Actis says this is something his company is trying to help address with its open-source Actis Impact Score

Why clean energy companies can’t neglect human rights in rush to a low-carbon economy

Nathan Lobel, (Jun 7, 2019)

Nathan Lobel of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment and Christen Dobson of Business & Human Rights Resource Centre give nine suggestions for renewables companies to ensure they are advancing all the SDGs

'I expect my company to be a leader in the battle against climate change'

Liam Dowd, (Jun 6, 2019)

In this year's Responsible Business Trends report from Ethical Corporation we found that 73% of corporate respondents want their companies to take more action to address climate risk

Integrating the SDGs into business strategy: exclusive insights

Liam Dowd, (May 20, 2019)

In an extract from the Responsible Business Trends Report 2019, Ethical Corporation's Liam Dowd says progress towards integrating the SDGs into business strategies is continuing

Why the UN Global Compact is a CSR commitment that works

Julia Moshkin, (May 1, 2019)

Julia Moshkin of EcoVadis points to research showing that companies that have signed up to the initiative’s 10 principles perform significantly better on driving responsibility in their supply chains

‘Why are boards still pale, male and stale? Shouldn’t we have solved this years ago?’

Terry Slavin, (Mar 19, 2019)

Gender issues, financing the SDGs, and debate over CSR vs ESG were hot topics during the first day of Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Summit New York, reports Terry Slavin

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