Environment

‘Indigenous people are guardians of global biodiversity – but we need protection too’

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, (May 7, 2019)

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the UN’s Special Rapporteur for indigenous peoples, points out that indigenous land contains 80% of the world’s biodiversity, but local people are criminalised for their efforts to preserve it

Sell-by date for single use: what will it take for business to close the loop?

Terry Slavin, (May 3, 2019)

With analysis revealing that we are just 9% towards a circular economy globally, the May issue of Ethical Corporation looks at the play for circularity in the textiles, packaging, electronics and steel industries

UK MPs have declared a climate emergency. Isn't it time for business to do the same?

John Elkington, (May 2, 2019)

As political leaders give in to a key demand of Extinction Rebellion, John Elkington of Volans explains how a platform of business leaders is now supporting the climate activist group

From refilling and sharing to recyclable thin film: the cutting edge in circular

Angeli Mehta, (May 2, 2019)

Angeli Mehta looks at technology and policy innovations, including Terracycle's Loop, in the push-back against single-use packaging

To rise to the climate emergency we have to turn off the tap on waste

Angeli Mehta, (May 1, 2019)

Angeli Mehta assesses the companies, investors and countries that are setting the pace in the circular economy, and the huge challenge ahead to curb consumption

Virginie Helias: P&G’s ocean plastic bottles ‘only the beginning’ of war on plastic

Terry Slavin, (May 1, 2019)

Updated: The chief sustainability officer of Procter & Gamble tells Terry Slavin how the world’s biggest consumer plans to end packaging waste by 2030. The article has been updated to include a response from Greenpeace

Australian university pioneers urban mining 'microfactories'

Angeli Mehta, (Apr 29, 2019)

Angeli Mehta talks to Veena Sahajwalla of the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology about how small recycling factories could do social as well as environmental good

Tata Steel's push to reinforce its circular economy credentials

Angeli Mehta, (Apr 29, 2019)

Angeli Mehta reports on how Tata Steel Europe is pioneering more efficient production methods and trying to boost reuse and recycling of its energy-intensive product

‘Companies aren’t moving fast enough on the circular economy’

Christie Clarke, (Apr 29, 2019)

Christie Clarke of CDP points to progress by consumer goods firms on plastic waste, but says it falls far short of the transformative action required

The battle to turn the tide on the e-waste epidemic

Angeli Mehta, (Apr 28, 2019)

With electronics detritus growing 4% every year, Angeli Mehta looks at how the EU and leading companies are trying to ameliorate the impact of our global addiction to smartphones

Climate Action Keynote: Achieving Net-Positive

Conference Recording, (Apr 17, 2019)

UN Environment Opening Keynote (Day 2)

Conference Recording, (Apr 16, 2019)

Plastic Waste Workshop: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Conference Recording, (Apr 16, 2019)

Why the built environment should take lessons from Lego

Martin Hunt, (Apr 12, 2019)

Martin Hunt of Forum for the Future argues that adaptable and reusable housing like ZedPods and PLACE/Ladywell in Lewisham are showing a way forward for circular thinking in construction

The scramble to put a ceiling on spiralling building emissions

Terry Slavin, (Apr 4, 2019)

With the built environment responsible for 38% of global emissions, the April issue of Ethical Corporation looks at the companies and cities that are leading efforts to turn down the heat

Why 31 companies have joined forces to decarbonise Hong Kong's property sector

Simon Ng, (Apr 4, 2019)

Simon Ng and Jonathan Ho of Hong Kong’s Business Environment Council explain how the newly signed BEC Low Carbon Charter will show a way forward for the sector in greater China

Leading companies partner with London in zero-carbon push

Angeli Mehta, (Apr 2, 2019)

Angeli Mehta talks to London’s deputy mayor Shirley Rodrigues about how 11 companies, including Landsec, Siemens, Tesco, Sky and Morgan Sindall are working with the capital to deliver on its climate goals

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