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Comment: Now is a timely opportunity to build climate change resilience

Fiona Franklin, (Aug 10, 2018)

Fiona Franklin, senior corporate development manager at Earthwatch Europe, calls for joined-up thinking from government and industry on the SDGs if we are to limit climate-related disasters

Eight ideas on reporting against the SDGs

Liam Dowd, (Aug 8, 2018)

In a recent online webinar, four panellists led the discussion on how companies can best report against the Social Development Goals. Here are eight morsels to offer food for thought

Why business needs to go all in on sustainability

David Grayson, (Jul 12, 2018)

David Grayson of Cranfield University distils the lessons of his latest book on the future of business leadership, and explains why the SDGs should force companies to rethink their business models

‘Business help is needed as UK falls behind in tackling SDGs’

Emily Auckland, (Jul 10, 2018)

As the UN High Level Political Forum on the SDGs begins in New York, the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development has published the first comprehensive assessment of how the UK is performing on the Global Goals. With the UK only addressing 24% of the targets, the UKSSD’s Emily Auckland says there is an urgent need for companies to help

The disruptors: Why Sally Uren won't settle for less than wholesale systems change

Oliver Balch, (Jul 4, 2018)

Forum for the Future's CEO tells Oliver Balch what keeps her going as she pushes companies in the direction of progressive transformation, with all its risks and ambiguities

‘Can booming social bond market really turn finance to the good side?’

David Kinley, (Jun 28, 2018)

Comment: Private sector investment has helped results-based finance rocket from $500m in 2014 to $8.8bn last year. But David Kinley, author of a new book on international finance and human rights, argues that it would take a lot for the halo effect to reach the entire market

Vodafone makes progress in push to close mobile gender gap

Terry Slavin, (Jun 20, 2018)

The UK mobile operator is aiming to connect 50 million women to mobile technology amid new research from Huawei highlighting the importance of ICT to development. Terry Slavin reports

Lise Kingo: ‘We have to spark a gender equality revolution’

Terry Slavin, (Jun 20, 2018)

UN Global Compact CEO Lise Kingo tells Terry Slavin why Global Goal 5 has to be on all companies’ radar

Nine takeaways from the first day of Responsible Business Summit Europe

Mike Scott, (Jun 13, 2018)

ESG reporting, the right to privacy in a data-driven world, and the fourth industrial revolution came under the spotlight during an inspiring first day at Ethical Corporation’s premier European event in London yesterday. Here are nine snippets

Comment: 'The SDGs are too important to be left to marketing departments'

Matthew Yeomans, (Jun 11, 2018)

Sustainly founder Matthew Yeomans argues that the Global Goals offer a golden opportunity to rebuild trust with customers, society and governments – but integrating them into corporate reporting is key

The disruptors: How Triodos’ Bevis Watts is trying to make finance a force for good

Oliver Balch, (Jun 3, 2018)

The former environmentalist who heads up the UK’s leading ethical bank talks to Oliver Balch about natural capital, profit with a purpose, and aligning lending with the SDGs and the Paris Agreement

Global goals: Huawei's strategy to connect the world - and take on Apple

Oliver Balch, (May 20, 2018)

The Chinese smartphone giant's latest CSR report hopes to convince western consumers it is serious about sustainability, writes Oliver Balch

Risk of 'SDG wash' as 56% of companies fail to measure contribution to SDGs

Liam Dowd, (May 16, 2018)

Ethical Corporation's Responsible Business Trends report 2018 highlights the need for strategic integration and measurement of the SDGs within business if the Global Goals are to be achieved by 2030

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

Five steps to taking the Global Goals to the heart of business

Alexandra Britton, (May 6, 2018)

Alexandra Britton of positive impact consultancy Palladium says firms should focus on creating value in their core business if they want to make a meaningful contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

How big brands are helping consumers shift to healthier eating options

Sharon Bligh, (May 4, 2018)

Sharon Bligh, director of Health & Wellness at The Consumer Goods Forum, explains how FMCGs are going beyond cutting sugar to collaborating with local authorities to promote health and wellness.

British retailers target modern slavery in concerted bid to tackle SDGs

Claire Manuel, (Apr 10, 2018)

Boots, John Lewis, M&S, and Sainsbury’s among 25 UK firms to collaborate on addressing issues like recruitment fees in their supply chains

Reporting the SDGs: What good looks like

Adrian KIng, (Apr 9, 2018)

KPMG’s Adrian King gives a nine-point checklist to help companies demonstrate their societal impacts - both good and bad

Eight takeaways from the first day of Responsible Business Summit New York

Terry Slavin, (Mar 27, 2018)

It was an inspiring start to Ethical Corporation’s sixth Responsible Business Summit in New York yesterday, where the focus is on how companies can drive transformational change. Here are eight of the tastiest morsels from the first day:

SSE, Persimmon and BT 'best plcs for building an inclusive Britain'

Mark Hillsdon, (Mar 21, 2018)

Mark Hillsdon reports on a new index from the Good Economy Partnership that assesses UK’s biggest companies on their creation of ‘good jobs’

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