Environment

Green league tables – Too blunt an instrument?

Mallen Baker, (Nov 4, 2009)

Mallen Baker argues that environmental rankings often fail to seek out innovation

Coffee: UK coffee houses – Brewing a better café culture

Oliver Balch, (Nov 3, 2009)

UK consumers love their caffeine kick, but are coffee accreditation and certification programmes giving small producers a boost?

Sustainability news roundup – October 2009

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 29, 2009)

Moves from Trafigura, Shell, Vattenfall, Total and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

Carbon labels – Engaging customers with reporting nuggets

Mallen Baker, (Oct 29, 2009)

There are flaws with carbon labelling, but it’s a way of getting a clear message on a company’s sustainability efforts into the hands of the consumer

Analysis: sovereign funds – Northern light

Eric Marx, (Oct 27, 2009)

Norway’s huge sovereign wealth fund could influence global sustainability practices with its new investment guidelines

Kimberly-Clark and Greenpeace – Sorting the good from the trees

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 27, 2009)

Kimberly-Clark and Greenpeace have gone from combatants to collaborators and it could pave the way for improving the behaviour of other consumer goods titans

John Lewis – Upmarket carbon cuts

Zara Maung, (Oct 19, 2009)

The John Lewis Partnership has made impressive progress on curtailing emissions during expansion and sourcing certified materials

Greenwasher – October 2009

"Greenwasher", (Oct 14, 2009)

This month Greenwasher considers some new statistics on sustainability, has a pop at Virgin Money for dodgy marketing, and attempts to consider 10 big issues for 2010

The big interview: Mick Bremans, Ecover – Cleaner cleaning

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 12, 2009)

The chief executive of the world’s biggest supplier of ecological cleaning products is honest about how green cleaning products can really be

Greenwasher – September 2009

"Greenwasher", (Sep 21, 2009)

Oil firms fail to watch their lobbyists, Carlsberg’s punishing payment terms, and why brands are bamboozled by bamboo

Environmental leaders – Green beacons burning bright

Emma Clarke, (Sep 3, 2009)

Five big companies with impressive climate change initiatives that other companies could learn from

Media ethics: Who guards the guardians?

Tobias Webb, (Aug 11, 2009)

Just 7% of the UK public trusts newspapers to behave responsibly, yet media companies are in little hurry to account for the way they do business

Eurostar and Friends of the Earth – Fellow green travellers

EC Newsdesk, (Aug 3, 2009)

Eurostar is reaping the green business benefits of joining forces with Friends of the Earth

Apple 2008 Environmental Update – Not yet ripe

Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy, (Jul 28, 2009)

Apple claims its environmental reporting is “groundbreaking” – but design magic is in short supply

Microsoft Corporate Citizenship Report 2009 – Windows dressing

Scarlet McBarnet, (Jul 28, 2009)

Microsoft is still in transition from seeing corporate responsibility as charity to making it part of core business

Carbon accounting – Emissions disclosure stacking up

Oliver Balch, (Jul 21, 2009)

More companies have been trying to measure their greenhouse gas emissions in recent years. But emissions auditing still has a way to go before it is fully comprehensive – or especially useful

Adam Werbach – Reform or die

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Jul 14, 2009)

Corporate responsibility directors need more commercial awareness if sustainability is to be at the core of business, says sustainability adviser Adam Werbach

Greenwasher – July 2009

Greenwasher, (Jul 6, 2009)

As promised, Greenwasher highlights a few companies that could do better – in some cases a lot better – on sustainability

Coffee sourcing: Nespresso points Nestlé towards sustainability

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Jun 29, 2009)

Nestlé is considering whether to follow its gourmet brand Nespresso's pledge to source ethically-certified coffee

BP Sustainability Review 2008 – Back to petroleum

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 19, 2009)

Climate change is slipping down BP’s priority list

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