Environment

Letter from America – Sharp investing?

Peter Knight, (Dec 17, 2009)

Peter Knight compares purchases with Warren Buffett

Copenhagen climate change blog: Morales and Chavez hold forth

Felix von Geyer, (Dec 17, 2009)

Negotiations in Copenhagen came to a grinding halt yesterday. Felix von Geyer ponders the reasons in his latest blog posting from Copenhagen

Copenhagen climate change blog: Clinton pushes for transparency

Felix von Geyer, (Dec 17, 2009)

Transparency is key to any agreement that the US will accept, US secretary of state Hillary Clinton told reporters on Thursday morning in a press briefing. Felix von Geyer reports on the detail from Copenhagen

Sustainability news roundup – December 2009 / January 2010

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 17, 2009)

Moves from Dow, BP, Wal-Mart and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

Copenhagen climate change blog: Climate talks sink or swim

Felix von Geyer, (Dec 16, 2009)

Felix von Geyer reports from Copenhagen on progress yesterday at the climate change talks

Can EU renewable energy imports deliver 2020 targets?

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 14, 2009)

As world leaders gather in Copenhagen to thrash-out a roadmap to prevent the human race sleepwalking into climate catastrophe, Europe’s legislators are wondering how the EU will achieve its own 2020 renewable energy targets.

The climate change adaptation imperative: the investor perspective

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 11, 2009)

Leading sustainable investors have spent two years considering the investment implications of climate change adaptation for the electricity, oil & gas, real estate and water sectors. In this short article they report on their conclusions

Trafigura – Toxic ethics

Rajesh Chhabara, (Dec 9, 2009)

The Trafigura case demonstrates how to make a bad situation worse

Analysis: climate treaty – Hard hats on in Copenhagen

Felix von Geyer, (Dec 8, 2009)

The chances of a binding treaty emerging in Copenhagen look slim but it’s not all doom and gloom

2009 review – Back to basics for responsible business

Oliver Balch, (Dec 8, 2009)

It has been a year defined by recession and recriminations. But concerns over wayward capitalism and climate change are trump cards for corporate responsibility professionals.

Climate change and forestry analysis: REDD is the new green

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 30, 2009)

Mark Rose, chief executive of pioneering international conservation organisation Fauna & Flora International, answers the critics of plans for the Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation mechanism and explains why it must be given a chance to work if we are to avert catastrophic climate change

A case study of a different approach to CSR reporting: BAM Nuttall

Mallen Baker, (Nov 19, 2009)

Mallen Baker looks at how companies can be more original and engaging in corporate responsibility reporting. Supposing you put to one side the rules about how you're supposed to produce a CSR or sustainability report. Supposing you started with almost a blank page and focused on what might make the people you most want to communicate with actually read your report. What would that look

Essay: Patagonia’s steep route to success

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 11, 2009)

John Mullins and Randy Komisar explore how one company’s experience provides lessons for good management practice in difficult economic times

Ecomafia – Dirty business

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 11, 2009)

Organised criminals are exploiting lucrative waste disposal markets, with serious environmental consequences

Analysis: Tesco – Landfill leadership questioned

Ben Cooper, (Nov 10, 2009)

Tesco has diverted 100% of its UK waste away from landfill but has failed to win over sceptics

The contrarian – Sifting oil sands for grains of truth

Jon Entine, (Nov 10, 2009)

Is oil from tar sands a climate crime, as activists claim? It’s an argument at the heart of debate between energy security and environmental security, says Jon Entine

Biochar – Black environmental gold

Zara Maung, (Nov 10, 2009)

Organic chocolate manufacturer Green & Black’s is pioneering biochar, a new carbon-storage strategy

Sustainability news roundup – November 2009

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 10, 2009)

Moves from European Investment Bank, Qatar Airways, Ecuador-Chevron and all the latest from other brands in corporate responsibility and sustainability this month

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?

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