Environment

Chinese companies slow to join RE 100

Terry Slavin, (May 23, 2018)

China may be a powerhouse when it comes to producing solar panels and wind turbines, but only Broad Group and Elion Resources have committed to 100% renewable energy

China looks offshore for its new renewables frontier

Mark Hillsdon, (May 20, 2018)

UK wind and marine tech companies scent opportunity in the wind in the South China Sea, reports Mark Hillsdon

Green bond market helps China’s green revolution overcome headwinds

Mark Hillsdon, (May 20, 2018)

Coal consumption is on the rise for the first time in three years, but the country is still a renewable energy powerhouse, writes Mark Hillsdon

Climate Change and Business Keynote: Time to take the lead

Conference Recording, (May 17, 2018)

CSR Cheat Sheet: Wimbledon knocks plastics out of court

Oliver Balch, (May 14, 2018)

Battle against plastics grows; global jet-set sends tourism emissions skywards; US firms see benefits from managing water and carbon

Comment: Why institutional investors need World Bank-style biodiversity safeguards

Divya Narain, (May 10, 2018)

Divya Narain argues that rather than divest in infrastructure projects that pose environmental risks, investors can pre-empt and manage risk by applying conditions from the start

'We need private sector partners to help UN Environment deliver on our mission'

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

Analysis: UK retailers’ plastics pact ‘must be backed up by real change’

Angeli Mehta, (May 4, 2018)

Angeli Mehta peels the lid off the commitment by Britain’s biggest supermarkets and brands to create a circular economy for plastics by 2025 and finds that huge barriers will need to be overcome

Greenpeace is right to hold our feet to the fire on deforestation, says Unilever chief

Terry Slavin, (May 1, 2018)

Paul Polman talks to Terry Slavin about the food giant's commitment to sustainable palm oil sourcing and his work to bring transformational change on a global level

‘Climate criminal’ Shell fails to soothe troubled waters with energy transition plan

Oliver Balch, (Apr 16, 2018)

The oil major's 15-year decarbonisation strategy is not going to satisfy green groups or activist investors, writes Oliver Balch. Meanwhile Danish pension fund PKA has moved to exclude oil and gas companies

The restoration economy: why trees are the next growth opportunity

Angeli Mehta, (Mar 21, 2018)

Angeli Mehta reports on how companies such as EcoPlanet Bamboo and Michelin are looking to turn a profit while helping to restore degraded land

Natural capital case study: Birmingham's approach to creating a liveable city

Angeli Mehta, (Mar 17, 2018)

The UK city has pioneered a natural capital planning tool that takes account of 10 ecosystem services. Angeli Mehta reports

Will sustainability be on CEOs' in-trays after Davos?

Oliver Balch, (Jan 31, 2018)

Oliver Balch rounds up the main messages from four days in the Swiss alps and hopes initiatives such as science-based targets, RE100, and new circular economy platforms will be kept front of mind

10 takeaways from Europe’s landmark sustainable finance plan

Andrew Voysey, (Jan 30, 2018)

Andrew Voysey of the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership explains how the high-level expert group's recommendations could unlock the barriers to a green economy in the EU

Philippe Joubert: 'Boards have a fiduciary duty to protect planet Earth'

Angeli Mehta, (Jan 12, 2018)

Angeli Mehta meets the founder of Earth on Board, which is leading a push to move boards away from a focus on short-term profits to creating long-term value for companies – and society

How WRI is working to tip the balance in favour of the planet

Terry Slavin, (Jan 9, 2018)

On the eve of his Stories to Watch 2018 address, Terry Slavin talks to World Resources Institute president Andrew Steer about what it will take to scale up action on climate and the SDGs

CSR Cheat Sheet: 'No company will meet its 2020 zero-deforestation goals'

Oliver Balch, (Dec 19, 2017)

Nestlé, Mars, Marks & Spencer, Danone and Kellogg top scorers in Forest 500 report; ocean plastics backlash grows; EU probes IKEA tax affairs

Ethical Corporation's top 10 stories of 2017

Terry Slavin, (Dec 15, 2017)

Tesla boss Elon Musk was a major player in two of our 10 biggest stories of the year: the dizzying rise of electric vehicles and spectacular growth of microgrids

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