Environment

Green finance: 'There is a positive relation between social impact and financial returns'

Mark Hillsdon, (Nov 23, 2017)

How ClearlySo, the Social Stock Exchange, the SyndicateRoom and the Low Carbon Innovation Fund are innovating to make an impact

Green finance: There’s an app for that: how fintech is financing the SDGs

Mark Hillsdon, (Nov 23, 2017)

The Green Digital Finance Alliance is harnessing people power through technologies such as mobile money to speed up the low-carbon transition

Green finance: Can we bank on a clean energy future?

Mark Hillsdon, (Nov 23, 2017)

The green bond market is worth $100bn, but with $1trn needed to fund the low-energy transition by 2020, we assess what it will take to move the global financial system onto a more sustainable footing

‘By ending deforestation in West Africa we can turn cocoa farmers into climate heroes’

Terry Slavin, (Nov 17, 2017)

World Cocoa Foundation chairman Barry Parkin says the unprecedented deal signed by 21 cocoa companies with Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire at COP23 this week will introduce climate-smart farming practices and lift hundreds of thousands from poverty

Leading US firms tell COP23: ‘We are all in’

Terry Slavin, (Nov 16, 2017)

Walmart, Mars, Coca-Cola and Microsoft were among the US companies that defied Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement as part of the 100-strong #WeAreStillIn delegation to last week's climate talks

‘We have to move from carbon-management to climate-stewardship’

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 13, 2017)

SPONSORED CONTENT: Sarah Leugers, director of communications for Gold Standard, talks about how the certification body is working with CDP and WWF to develop a Benchmark for Corporate Climate Leadership in this question and answer session

Cheat Sheet: COP 23 welcomes the bankers

Oliver Balch, (Nov 7, 2017)

Oliver Balch picks out the most important messages from the raft of research on business and climate change released ahead of this week’s UNFCCC conference in Bonn

Can we scale up the new green plastics?

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 20, 2017)

There is no lack of innovation in bio-based polymers, from those that store CO2 to bio-based PET. We look at the companies and brands that are trying to bring them to market

Who's bending the curve on reusing plastic

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 20, 2017)

With increasing attention drawn to their packaging washing up on pristine beaches, brands such as Unilever, Nestle and Procter & Gamble are setting stretch targets to adopt more circular approaches. We look at innovation in use of recycled plastics and the barriers to taking them to scale

Brands wake up to tragedy of the oceans

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 20, 2017)

Shocking images of marine life choking on plastic waste are finally moving companies to innovate on more sustainable packaging solutions. But it will take more than new technologies to kick a decades-old global addiction to cheap single-use plastic

10 steps firms can take towards a 1.5C world

Gabrielle Ginér, (Oct 11, 2017)

As COP23 begins in Bonn this week, BT's Gabrielle Ginér explains why BT, Carlsberg Group and Tesco have become the first companies in the world to commit to science-based targets compatible with keeping global temperature rises to 1.5C

#CleanGrowth:The UK has to create the right signals to speed low-carbon transition

Corinna Hornwall, (Oct 5, 2017)

A retreat from coal means Britain is leading the G20 on decarbonisation, but renewables growth has stalled and it is in danger of missing climate targets if today's Clean Energy Plan fails to tackle transport and heat emissions, argues Corinna Hornwall of PwC

Trudeau brings Canada in from the cold on climate change

Terry Slavin, (Sep 21, 2017)

The rise of Justin Trudeau as the ‘anti-Trump’, determined to drive through an ambitious climate plan, is a breathtaking reversal from his predecessor, who pulled the country out of the Kyoto agreement

Can Alberta put a cap on the oil sands?

Terry Slavin, (Sep 21, 2017)

Justin Trudeau's approval of Keystone XL pipeline raises questions among green groups over how serious Canada is about tackling its biggest source of CO2 emissions

Trudeau goes head to head with Trump on climate in trade talks

Diana Rojas, (Sep 20, 2017)

Faced with competition from more loosely regulated US companies, Canada is seeking to protect its green economy in talks to renegotiate the North America Free Trade Agreement

Resource firms try to learn lessons from Canada's troubled history with First Nations

April Streeter, (Sep 20, 2017)

The response to Canada's worst mining disaster showed the extent to which the industry and governments have failed to take sufficient action to protect indigenous peoples’ rights, critics say

Canadian mining firms clean house in hopes of leading the green economy

Carmen Gómez-Cotta, (Sep 19, 2017)

Teck Resources, Goldcorp and Hudbay Minerals are among the Canadian firms that are focusing on cutting their environmental impacts

Can 'anti-Trump' Trudeau unify Canada behind his bold plan to price carbon?

Diana Rojas, (Sep 19, 2017)

Canada's world-leading single framework to price carbon takes effect next year, after strenuous efforts to win agreement from most provinces. But he faces huge challenges ahead

Opinion: ‘We can't fight climate change if we don't have a true picture of emissions’

Gary Davis and Dr Richard Tipper, (Sep 7, 2017)

Gary Davis and Dr Richard Tipper of Ecometrica argue that outdated inventory-based systems have to be replaced with direct accounting methods if we are to meet the Paris Agreement

How France is stealing a march on sustainability

Terry Slavin, (Aug 17, 2017)

This month's magazine reports on the state of sustainable business in France, looking at how the country is taking leadership on issues from climate to human rights, and how the new Macron government looks set to lift that ambition even further

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