Environment

Nature Keynote: Taking action to tackle climate change

Conference Recording, (Jul 14, 2019)

'Boosting carbon productivity 15-fold will require radical new thinking. Here's six ways to start'

Richard Roberts, (Jul 12, 2019)

Volans’ Richard Roberts says the world needs to dramatically increase GDP per ton of CO2 to avoid the worst of climate change. It's possible, but there's no time to waste

CSR Cheat Sheet: London paints town green for Climate Action Week

Oliver Balch, (Jul 9, 2019)

Oliver Balch pick outs the highlights from a week where the City focused on green finance. The week saw the launch of the UK’s Green Finance Strategy, a green bond to tackle soy deforestation, the Ashden Awards, and a slew of London companies sign up to the Climate Group's RE100, EV100 and EP100 initiatives

‘Poor sister’ of adaptation in spotlight at London Climate Action week

Terry Slavin, (Jul 9, 2019)

Terry Slavin reports on how the Global Commission on Adaptation is seeking to propel finance for resilience up the agenda for policymakers and investors

CCC Keynote: How the UK will meet the 2050 Target

Conference Recording, (Jul 5, 2019)

With the emissions challenge so great, this is no time for the Department for Transport to go rogue

Mike Childs, (Jul 1, 2019)

For the UK to deliver on its new net zero greenhouse gas target, car travel needs to reduce by 20% and flights by 18%. Mike Childs of Friends of the Earth urges the government to put climate change at the centre of its thinking, before it's too late

‘We have to bring the digital data revolution to the farmers growing coffee and cocoa’

Daan de Vries, (Jul 1, 2019)

Rainforest Alliance’s Daan de Vries outlines how fourth-generation technologies are being harnessed across Africa, Asia and Latin America, and to make food production more sustainable and avoid deforestation

'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

Bigger, faster, smarter: What the conservation movement can learn from the tech industry

Sherri Hammons, (Jun 25, 2019)

Sponsored content: The Nature Conservancy’s Sherri Hammons on how the Techstars Sustainability Accelerator is working to address global sustainability issues

The appliance of science: how AI is making inroads on transport emissions

Angeli Mehta, (Jun 25, 2019)

Angeli Mehta reports on the companies that are using fourth-generation technologies to cut greenhouse gas emissions on roads, the seas and in the air

Can AI light the way to smarter energy use?

Angeli Mehta, (Jun 24, 2019)

Angeli Mehta looks at how companies such as Verv, DeepMind, Vigilent, Novacab and Nnergix are employing machine learning to help them rise to the climate challenge

“Contrary to what Greenpeace says, Consumer Goods Forum is actively combating deforestation”

Ignacio Gavilan, (Jun 15, 2019)

Ignacio Gavilan of CGF responds to an Ethical Corporation column by the activist NGO, saying big brands are accelerating their efforts to shift to sustainable sourcing of soy, palm oil, beef and pulp and paper

'We're half a year from 2020. So why are brands ignoring deforestation at their annual meeting?

Diana Ruiz, (Jun 14, 2019)

Greenpeace’s Diana Ruiz says Consumer Goods Forum members should be in crisis talks to rescue their failed no-deforestation commitments in Vancouver this week. Instead they are discussing how to expand operations that are fuelling climate change

How the circular economy holds the key to London's sustainable growth

Wayne Hubbard, (Jun 13, 2019)

Wayne Hubbard of London Waste and Recycling Board champions this week’s showcase of circularity in the capital and calls for longer-term collaborations and commitments

‘Now companies can finally be held to account for their no-deforestation commitments’

Morgan Gillespy, (Jun 12, 2019)

CDP’s Morgan Gillespy and Rainforest Alliance’s Leah Samberg argue that the new Accountability Framework, launched this week by a coalition of civil society partners, will close the ‘accountability loop’ that has prevented more than 500 companies from making real progress on removing deforestation from commodity supply chains

The disruptors: ‘Climate change is the biggest ethical issue the Church of England faces‘

Oliver Balch, (Jun 10, 2019)

Oliver Balch talks to Edward Mason, head of responsible Investment at the influential Church Commissioners for England, about why it is critical to engage with the likes of Exxon Mobil and BP

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

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