Communications & Reporting

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

Sustainable business stands up to Trump

Terry Slavin, (Feb 3, 2017)

As an American Sustainable Business Council letter against the immigration ban attracts 140 signatures, companies say the new administration’s extreme policies have put them in a precarious position

Weekly Watch: 16 February 2017

Rebecca Ley, (Feb 1, 2017)

Tourists choose Iran over US, climate risks, the downside of hydropower, fashion supply chains and UK smog warning

Beyond volunteering

Ellen R Delisio, (Jan 23, 2017)

Timberland, Patagonia, Intel and GE are showing how US companies can engage workers in their core missions

Weekly Watch: 2 February 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 17, 2017)

Coca-Cola fights recycling, coffee cup waste cut, black cabs go green, Ireland divests from fossil fuels, green bonds double, human trafficking risks, Canada tax haven and US urged to stay low-carbon

Weekly Watch: 12 January 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 11, 2017)

Food waste battle, recycling reset, carbon neutral Unilever, household energy storage, Trump clean energy call, Canon boosts literacy, Ecometrica's rainforest monitoring, Paris backs bikes and Ethex's positive projects

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’

Weekly Watch: 27 January 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 1, 2017)

Resource efficiency report, banks and climate change, palm oil guidance, push for hydrogen and big data tackles deforestation

‘Businesses can help Europe overcome the crisis of migrant and youth unemployment’

Terry Slavin, (Dec 22, 2016)

Hans Daems, new head of CSR Europe, says companies across Europe must collaborate with each other and society to meet the challenges that are feeding the populist backlash

CSR Cheat Sheet: 22nd December 2016

Oliver Balch, (Dec 21, 2016)

Recycling drops in England, high prevalence of child labour in Bangladesh and UK farms forced to generate alternative income

Weekly Watch: 22 December 2016

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 20, 2016)

Coffee waste breakthrough, CO2 mapped, P&G engages employees, Body Shop innovates, cutting Christmas landfill and Blenheim goes green

The top 10 issues for sustainability in 2016

Terry Slavin, (Dec 16, 2016)

US politics trumped Brexit in Ethical Corporation's review of the stories that had the greatest impact on companies in a turbulent year

Report Review: FrieslandCampina skims over tough questions

Frances Owen, (Dec 16, 2016)

It will take more than some problematic poo power projects to tackle the dairy industry’s environmental issues

Issue 10: SDGs begin to transform corporate reporting

Claire Manuel, (Dec 16, 2016)

How momentum grew this year towards making sustainable development a common framework for companies

‘We have to champion the issues people care about’

Terry Slavin, (Dec 15, 2016)

John Morrison, head of the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), says companies and civil society have to come together as never before to show disaffected people the world over that globalisation works

Issue 7: ‘Wealthy white men’ under fire

April Streeter, (Dec 15, 2016)

Amidst high-profile scandals such as Wells Fargo and Apple’s unpaid tax, there is a counter-trend of asset managers relying on environmental social governance

Issue 1: Holding steady in the Trump tsunami

April Streeter, (Dec 15, 2016)

There are hopes that sustainable business will weather the storm as an unpredictable new president sweeps into the White House