Environment

Leading US firms tell COP23: ‘We are all in’

Terry Slavin, (Nov 16, 2017)

Walmart, Mars, Coca-Cola and Microsoft were among the US companies that defied Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement as part of the 100-strong #WeAreStillIn delegation to last week's climate talks

Cheat Sheet: COP 23 welcomes the bankers

Oliver Balch, (Nov 7, 2017)

Oliver Balch picks out the most important messages from the raft of research on business and climate change released ahead of this week’s UNFCCC conference in Bonn

Can we scale up the new green plastics?

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 20, 2017)

There is no lack of innovation in bio-based polymers, from those that store CO2 to bio-based PET. We look at the companies and brands that are trying to bring them to market

Who's bending the curve on reusing plastic

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 20, 2017)

With increasing attention drawn to their packaging washing up on pristine beaches, brands such as Unilever, Nestle and Procter & Gamble are setting stretch targets to adopt more circular approaches. We look at innovation in use of recycled plastics and the barriers to taking them to scale

Brands wake up to tragedy of the oceans

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 20, 2017)

Shocking images of marine life choking on plastic waste are finally moving companies to innovate on more sustainable packaging solutions. But it will take more than new technologies to kick a decades-old global addiction to cheap single-use plastic

10 steps firms can take towards a 1.5C world

Gabrielle Ginér, (Oct 11, 2017)

As COP23 begins in Bonn this week, BT's Gabrielle Ginér explains why BT, Carlsberg Group and Tesco have become the first companies in the world to commit to science-based targets compatible with keeping global temperature rises to 1.5C

#CleanGrowth:The UK has to create the right signals to speed low-carbon transition

Corinna Hornwall, (Oct 5, 2017)

A retreat from coal means Britain is leading the G20 on decarbonisation, but renewables growth has stalled and it is in danger of missing climate targets if today's Clean Energy Plan fails to tackle transport and heat emissions, argues Corinna Hornwall of PwC

Trudeau brings Canada in from the cold on climate change

Terry Slavin, (Sep 21, 2017)

The rise of Justin Trudeau as the ‘anti-Trump’, determined to drive through an ambitious climate plan, is a breathtaking reversal from his predecessor, who pulled the country out of the Kyoto agreement

Can Alberta put a cap on the oil sands?

Terry Slavin, (Sep 21, 2017)

Justin Trudeau's approval of Keystone XL pipeline raises questions among green groups over how serious Canada is about tackling its biggest source of CO2 emissions

Trudeau goes head to head with Trump on climate in trade talks

Diana Rojas, (Sep 20, 2017)

Faced with competition from more loosely regulated US companies, Canada is seeking to protect its green economy in talks to renegotiate the North America Free Trade Agreement

Resource firms try to learn lessons from Canada's troubled history with First Nations

April Streeter, (Sep 20, 2017)

The response to Canada's worst mining disaster showed the extent to which the industry and governments have failed to take sufficient action to protect indigenous peoples’ rights, critics say

Canadian mining firms clean house in hopes of leading the green economy

Carmen Gómez-Cotta, (Sep 19, 2017)

Teck Resources, Goldcorp and Hudbay Minerals are among the Canadian firms that are focusing on cutting their environmental impacts

Can 'anti-Trump' Trudeau unify Canada behind his bold plan to price carbon?

Diana Rojas, (Sep 19, 2017)

Canada's world-leading single framework to price carbon takes effect next year, after strenuous efforts to win agreement from most provinces. But he faces huge challenges ahead

Opinion: ‘We can't fight climate change if we don't have a true picture of emissions’

Gary Davis and Dr Richard Tipper, (Sep 7, 2017)

Gary Davis and Dr Richard Tipper of Ecometrica argue that outdated inventory-based systems have to be replaced with direct accounting methods if we are to meet the Paris Agreement

How France is stealing a march on sustainability

Terry Slavin, (Aug 17, 2017)

This month's magazine reports on the state of sustainable business in France, looking at how the country is taking leadership on issues from climate to human rights, and how the new Macron government looks set to lift that ambition even further

France briefing: Investing in the future of the planet

Stuart Buckman, (Aug 17, 2017)

The Livelihoods Carbon Fund is a private sector initiative led by Danone that uses carbon finance to restore ecosystems and improve the lot of smallholder farmers

France briefing: Danone calls for nutrition revolution to fix 'broken' food system

Terry Slavin and Stuart Buckman, (Aug 16, 2017)

Emmanuel Faber says the French dairy giant’s One Planet, One Health campaign will disrupt the FMCG business model by recognising food as a human right. Terry Slavin and Stuart Buckman report

France briefing: France steps up war on plastic waste

Stuart Buckman, (Aug 16, 2017)

Industry is awaiting details on how Nicolas Hulot’s announcement that 100% of plastics will be recycled will be put into action

France briefing: Can Macron add green to the tricolour?

Stuart Buckman, (Aug 16, 2017)

The appointment of 'France’s David Attenborough' Nicolas Hulot as environment minister has turned the Elysee’s ambitions to assume global leadership on climate change up a notch. We look at whether promises to go carbon-neutral by 2050 and ban fossil fuel cars will be fulfilled

We have to look beyond electric cars if we want sustainable cities fit for the future

Peter White, (Aug 1, 2017)

The WBCSD's Peter White argues that cities need to be strategic and take a holistic public-private approach to tackling air pollution and rising greenhouse gas emissions

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