Environment

Deforestation briefing: Palmed off - Rumble in the Jungle

April Streeter, (Aug 17, 2015)

Changes, or at least assurances of changes, are coming to the palm oil industry, a mega-business blamed for much of the deforestation in tropical nations

Deforestation briefing: Forests - Trees for life

Ellen R Delisio, (Aug 13, 2015)

Trees are a crucial part of the ecological balance that is under threat from human activity

EthicsWatch: Climate policy - Deal is off for green homes

Fran van Dijk, (Aug 11, 2015)

With the UK government withdrawing funding for its flagship energy efficiency scheme for homes, is it abandoning its green promises?

EthicsWatch: Australia - Great barriers facing coal mining

Giles Parkinson, (Aug 6, 2015)

Those planning projects that come with environmental risks are increasingly encountering a lack of financial support, as with the case of a major coal mine in Australia

EthicsWatch: Green economy - Closing the gap

April Streeter, (Aug 6, 2015)

There is nothing scintillatingly new in a recent report from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, except that the world may be newly ready to listen to the report’s recommendations

NGOWatch – August 2015

Nadine Hawa, (Aug 4, 2015)

Coal divestment, US torture, Chinese human rights lawyers detained and ISIS beats climate change threat

Essay: Valuing natural capital

Dorothy Maxwell, (Jul 31, 2015)

Dorothy Maxwell’s new book, Valuing Natural Capital: Futureproofing Business and Finance, explains the scale and severity of natural capital depletion, and suggests how we might incorporate its value into a sustainable economy

EthicsWatch: Pope on climate change

Ellen R Delisio, (Jul 14, 2015)

Climate Encyclical

PolicyWatch – July 2015

Stephen Gardner, (Jul 14, 2015)

Moroccan solar plan, European circular economy, UK green investment bank and California climate targets

NGOWatch – July 2015

Stephen Gardner, (Jul 14, 2015)

Dutch emissions targets, OECD criticised, Fair Wear wage report and European timber imports

President Obama committed to saving the honey bee

3BL Media, (Jun 12, 2015)

President Obama is intervening on behalf of the bumblebee: the White House has announced the first National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators.

Extractives: Social licence - Case studies

Sam Phipps, (Jun 5, 2015)

Four insightful case studies detailing how some of the largest companies within the extractives industry are approaching and managing environments and communities local to their operations

NGOWatch – June 2015

Nadine Hawa, (Jun 5, 2015)

Conflict mineral disclosure, birth certificates for street kids, India NGO crackdown and oceans valued

Extractives: Social licence - A mine of challenges

Sam Phipps, (Jun 5, 2015)

When it comes to sustainability in the extractives industry, purists might see a contradiction in terms. But if the interests of local communities are kept central, there is more chance net benefits will follow

Asia column: Sustainable palm oil - Palmed off with voluntary guidelines?

Rajesh Chhabara, (Jun 4, 2015)

New guidelines for the palm oil industry have disappointed environmentalists and raised fresh concerns about the protection of rainforests

EthicsWatch: UK government - Has the UK chosen a responsible road?

Stephen Gardner, (Jun 4, 2015)

The election of a Conservative government brings a mix of likely developments to the UK’s corporate responsibility landscape

EthicsWatch: Desertification - Fighting to save the fat of the land

Ellen R Delisio, (Jun 4, 2015)

An international alliance aims to engage with corporations to prevent the environmentally and commercially damaging impacts of land degradation

Corporate profile: ArcelorMittal – A steely eye on emissions

Ellen R Delisio, (Jun 4, 2015)

Steel giant ArcelorMittal faces a tough challenge in making its resources-intensive business sustainable, but it has a plan, and with scale comes impact

Nine tech companies helping build renewably powered internet

3BL Media, (May 28, 2015)

Technology companies have immense power either to push forward a renewable energy revolution, or to tie down the digital economy to traditional, polluting sources of power

What is ESOS?

Mervyn Bowden, (May 22, 2015)

Large UK companies who have yet to start the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme auditing process should act quickly, before it’s too late

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