Weekly Watch: 20 April 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Apr 20, 2017)

Mars, Timberland back Earth Day, Chicago goes green, boost to impact investment, Target lifts packaging targets, plant-based coffee cups

Weekly Watch: 13 April 2017

Rebecca Ley, (Apr 12, 2017)

Ford electrifies China, Smurfit Kappa's cardboard tent, O2 reduces emissions, AccorHotels goes low-carbon, Riversimple gets funding, and H&M boosts circular innovation

NGO Voices: Consumers want to go green. Just don’t mention the S word

Trewin Restorick, (Apr 3, 2017)

Trewin Restorick of sustainability communications charity Hubbub says campaigns such as the #SquareMileChallenge to recycle coffee cups, launched this week, succeed if they are positive and playful

Stella McCartney’s innovation in ethical fashion sets tone for Kering

Mike Scott, (Mar 24, 2017)

The fast-growing fashion brand has reduced its environmental impact by 35% per kilogram of raw material

KLM asks companies to help fill funding gap for biofuels

Angeli Mehta, (Mar 24, 2017)

The Dutch carrier has enlisted help from corporates and NGOs as it pushes the envelope on sustainable fuels

Maersk boxes clever to cut emissions

Angeli Mehta, (Mar 24, 2017)

Denmark’s Maersk is partnering with customers, deploying big data and upgrading its fleet to make shipping more sustainable

DPDHL goes electric in zero-carbon drive

Angeli Mehta, (Mar 24, 2017)

The German logistics giant is aiming for 70% of its deliveries to be emissions-free by 2025

Delivering the Paris Agreement

Angeli Mehta, (Mar 24, 2017)

Transport is the most intractable area for tackling climate change, with road freight emissions growing fastest. We look at how the logistics industry is innovating in new fuels and vehicles to accelerate progress

#worldwaterday US utilities and energy firms urged to work together to cut water waste

Terry Slavin, (Mar 22, 2017)

New report from Barclays highlights investment opportunities in water saving technologies amid rocketing use from fracking

L’Oréal first company to partner C40 cities on empowering women

Diana Rojas, (Mar 17, 2017)

The French cosmetics company pledges to help 10 cities mobilise women to lead the fight on climate change at Women4Climate conference in New York

Report ignites debate over biomass as climate solution

Terry Slavin, (Mar 2, 2017)

A new report from Chatham House has reignited debate over biomass as a carbon-neutral form of energy

Infosys’ passively cooled campus sparks green building bonanza

Martin Wright, (Feb 27, 2017)

The IT giant has proved that eco-efficient architecture is no more expensive than conventional building methods

Tetra Pak joins science-based targets climate initiative

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 2, 2017)

The food packaging giant commits to cut emissions by 40% by 2030

Sainsbury’s slips on animal welfare

Terry Slavin, (Jan 26, 2017)

Marks and Spencer and Waitrose keep top spots in BBFAW annual benchmark, while Tesco improves to second tier

CSR Cheat Sheet: WEF raises alarm on jobs

Oliver Balch, (Jan 13, 2017)

Fourth industrial revolution, sustainable shopping habits, China renewables, and air pollution woes

NGO voices: An unlikely alliance that is helping people and oceans

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 16, 2016)

Dr Nick Hill of the Zoological Society of London looks at how the Net-Works partnership with carpet maker Interface, judged best company in Ethical Corporation’s awards this year, is empowering fishing communities to protect marine biodiversity.

Issue 8: Closing the lid on food waste

Angeli Mehta, (Dec 15, 2016)

Tesco and Marks and Spencer are helping to tackle an issue that rose up the global agenda this year

Issue 6: Green finance goes global

Nadine Hawa, (Dec 15, 2016)

Chinese leadership in the green bond market helped make 2016 a bumper year for climate-smart investment

Issue 5: Focus turns to energy storage

Mike Scott, (Dec 15, 2016)

2016 was the year when the poor relation of the clean energy sector came of age as capacity issues threatened to strangle the rapid growth of renewables

Issue 3: Climate change: The best of times, the worst of times

Martin Wright, (Dec 15, 2016)

Amidst soaring temperatures and Trumpian rhetoric, it was a challenging year for businesses trying to act on climate change. But growing collaboration and rapid ratification of the Paris Agreement offer hope