Environment

Social innovation: Good for you, good for me

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Apr 9, 2008)

Big firms are joining the queue to follow in Muhammad Yunus’s footsteps by developing businesses designed to fix social ills

EU ETS – Saddle up for lower emissions

Stephen Gardner, (Mar 13, 2008)

Phase three of Europe’s emissions trading scheme promises to be the toughest yet for companies

Energy use – Efficiency saves corporate cash

Emily Farnworth, (Mar 12, 2008)

Saving energy means saving money – so why isn’t everyone doing it, asks Emily Farnworth

By invitation: Alyson Warhurst – Natural hazards – Prepare for the worst

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 11, 2008)

As climate change makes natural disasters more likely, companies should start to factor hazard risks into sustainability strategy and business planning, says Alyson Warhurst

‘Most sustainable’ company rankings raise important questions about business ethics comparability

Tobias Webb, (Feb 28, 2008)

Another week in corporate responsibility reveals another list of “most” sustainable companies. But given the huge differences between the companies and where they operate, are such rankings really useful?

Greenwasher – February 2008

"Greenwasher", (Feb 14, 2008)

Chances of zero-carbon homes have fallen to virtually zero, and UK MPs postpone green debates for yet another day. Greenwasher also takes a sideways look at Polish banking, product placement and bad press release writing

How to make a Maltese cross: Take his Euro enviro subsidies away

Tobias Webb, (Feb 13, 2008)

Even in the Mediterranean the environmental agenda is taking what appears to be a swift hold

Renewable energy – Investors ride the new energy wave

Emily Farnworth, (Feb 13, 2008)

Big names including Google and BT are starting to generate their own renewable energy, and it’s set to become big business, says Emily Farnworth

Bali – A good deal for business?

Zara Maung, (Feb 8, 2008)

Some say it was a breakthrough and some say it was a flop. Did business get anything useful out of the Bali road map?

GM crops: Biotech agriculture – Time to take GM seriously

Rikki Stancich, (Feb 7, 2008)

Biotechnology companies say their seeds offer a green answer to the threat of global food shortages. But the evidence for that claim is mixed at best

GM and climate change – A hungry world needs answers on GM crops

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 7, 2008)

Genetically modified food has a role to play in addressing the impending climate-related food crisis

Climate change: Do investors discount carbon?

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 4, 2008)

Investors care less about the size of a company's carbon footprint than its exposure to forced emissions cuts in future, say Rory Sullivan and Jennifer Kozak

Business school bulletin – January 2008

Oliver Balch, (Jan 14, 2008)

Corporate natural hazard philanthropy, environmental risks and workplace graft

Climate change – news in brief January 2008

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 12, 2008)

A successful marathon in Bali, US energy bill jumps another hurdle, but bad news for UK commuters

China: Cutting down on plastic

Paul French, (Jan 10, 2008)

The easy availability of plastic bags in China has become an issuing of growing environmental concern, now the Chinese have decided to act

Low-carbon economy – Regions that may rescue the planet

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 8, 2008)

California and Guangdong are exciting new grounds for potential climate change laws, says Emily Farnworth

Predictions for 2008: The year previewed – The sparkling responsibility podium awaits

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 7, 2008)

Olympics in China, the US presidential election and more climate change talks – just some of the highlights of the year ahead

Green shopping – Carbon labels should know their place

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 7, 2008)

By all means cut carbon dioxide emissions to help your business, but don’t boast about it to customers

Carbon labels – A green mark too far?

David Deans, (Jan 4, 2008)

The Carbon Trust’s experiment with carbon labels could transform the behaviour of UK companies and consumers. But there are doubts hanging over the scheme

2007’s predictions: Preview reviewed – Sometimes sub-prime, always engaging

Ian Welsh - Editor, (Jan 4, 2008)

Was it worth reading last January’s predictions for 2007 from Ethical Corporation? Well, yes. And no. But mostly yes

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