Environment

Connecting the dots at Marrakech

Amy Brown, (Nov 18, 2016)

Cop22 will be judged a success if it promotes the SDGs alongside the climate agenda, observers say

Book extract: We need to measure more than economic capital

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 17, 2016)

In an extract from their book The MultiCapital Scorecard, Martin P Thomas and Mark W McElroy introduce a system that goes beyond the triple bottom line

WeeklyWatch: 18th November 2016

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 15, 2016)

World Energy Outlook, investors target deforestation, Sarkozy lashes out, China a draw for millennials, Stella McCartney, business plea for climate, GSK tops for access, recycled plastic trainers

IUCN urges UN to protect high seas

Ellen R Delisio, (Nov 14, 2016)

Conservationists say measures to protect oceans are ‘about 100 years behind land conservation’

Comment: Shock therapy for the US sustainability movement

Martin Wright, (Nov 14, 2016)

Martin Wright sees some glimmers of hope amid the undeniable setback of Trump’s election victory

Comment: Community energy is at the heart of engaging citizens in climate action

Mike Barry, (Nov 10, 2016)

As COP22 begins in Marrakech, Mike Barry of Marks & Spencer argues that the world has to think small as well as big

WeeklyWatch: 11th November 2016

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 9, 2016)

Trump turmoil, climate change cost, greater powers for tax collectors, CCS in Abu Dhabi, and root and branch agreement on forests

Coca-Cola cleans up record on water usage

Nadine Hawa, (Nov 3, 2016)

But drinks giant of admits it could have dealt better with troubles in India, where activists accuse it of greenwash

WeeklyWatch: 4th November 2016

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 2, 2016)

Not-so-clean energy, shipping cuts sulphur, Ecotricity issues bond, forest-fighting app, artisanal mining, teaching circular economy, Uber drivers’ victory, ethical investment dilemma, The Body Shop expands conservation

WeeklyWatch: 28th October 2016

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 27, 2016)

Syrian refugees in supply chains, Heathrow expansion decision, climate A list, banks stockpile bitcoins, China tech firms back bike sharing, investor demand for ESG data, and better eyes on forests

Coca-Cola Water Replenishment Case Study: Partnerships key ingredient to success

Nadine Hawa, (Oct 24, 2016)

Coca-Cola’s water stewardship efforts have involved building capacity internally and partnering with a host of external organisations.

Bee decline Briefing Part 5: A business case for pollinators

Mark Gough, (Oct 14, 2016)

Mark Gough on how the new Natural Capital Protocol can help companies protect pollinators

Bee decline Briefing Part 3: Rooftop hives give City bankers lessons in CSR

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 14, 2016)

Disadvantaged young people from London’s borough of Hackney are getting lessons from the bees, and passing them on to lawyers and bankers in the City of London.

Bee decline Briefing Part 2: No easy answers in battle to save bees

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 14, 2016)

From neonics to parasites, pollinators are under assault. New methods of farming to preserve biodiversity may be needed

Bee decline Briefing Part 1: Plight of the bumblebee

April Streeter, (Oct 14, 2016)

In the first article of a four-part briefing we look at how companies are ignoring the alarming decline in bee populations at their peril

Smallholders Review: 500 million small steps to feed the world

April Streeter, (Oct 13, 2016)

With climate change threatening global food production, companies from Olam to Unilever are focusing on lifting smallholder farmers out of poverty

Bee decline Briefing Part 4: Pollinators as portfolio risk

Terry Slavin, (Oct 12, 2016)

Abigail Herron of Aviva Investors explains how asset managers can drive the decline in bee populations up corporate agendas

How The Body Shop is setting a higher bar for carbon offsetting

Terry Slavin, (Sep 23, 2016)

The Community Climate Biodiversity Standard used in the Bio-Bridges programme is an ecosystem services approach that demands stretching standards for community involvement and biodiversity

The Body Shop heads back to the rainforest

Terry Slavin, (Sep 22, 2016)

Ethical Corporation goes to Vietnam to learn how the 40-year-old firm is championing biodiversity with its ambitious new sustainable sourcing strategy

German Renewables Briefing Part 2: Smart meters and the rise of the ‘prosumer’

Eric Marx, (Sep 22, 2016)

Consumers who generate their own energy will lead the next stage of Germany’s energy transformation

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