Environment

AkzoNobel – A thick coat of green

Tony Danby, (Mar 10, 2009)

Dutch chemicals giant AkzoNobel is developing a host of ecological products, and says it’s more than just image

Coal and climate change – Can king coal clean up?

Jon Entine, (Mar 6, 2009)

Under pressure from environmentalists, the coal industry and its supporters are claiming that their fuel can be clean. But do their claims stack up?

Greenwasher – March 2009

"Greenwasher", (Mar 3, 2009)

Lists for lists sake, Sweden accepts nuclear inevitability and the now regular update on Shell

Marks & Spencer – A-grade progress

Eric Marx, (Mar 2, 2009)

Although its ambitious goals are some way off, Marks & Spencer is embedding sustainability across its business. And it isn’t costing the company a penny

Aviation – The need for green sky thinking

Oliver Balch, (Feb 27, 2009)

Airlines are responding to the need to cut their carbon footprint. But so far the industry has lacked the big breakthrough idea to achieve the emissions reductions required

Greenwasher – February 2009

"Greenwasher", (Feb 18, 2009)

Shell and Exxon slip up, Vodafone gets dirty and the Daily Mail shows it’s still in the dark ages

China’s eco-towns: Green communities – To go eco, think small

Rajesh Chhabara, (Feb 3, 2009)

Supporters of eco-towns should learn the lesson from the many experiments in China: smaller scale changes are often more effective

Climate politics – Countdown to Copenhagen

Damian Ryan, (Feb 2, 2009)

Vision and courage are needed from politicians and companies to dodge the many hazards on the road to a new global climate change deal, says Damian Ryan

Policy – Global deal getting lost in economic haze

Zara Maung, (Feb 2, 2009)

Geopolitics and the economic downturn are making a big dent in the prospects of a post-2012 climate change agreement

Rainforest finance – Valuing trees not timber

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 30, 2009)

Including forests in global carbon markets could save tropical regions, providing local people are on board

Tesco’s low carbon supermarket: A new way forward?

Zara Maung, (Jan 21, 2009)

Tesco displays how the environment can be good for business… which in the long run might not be great for the environment…

What will Obama do?

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 21, 2009)

Obama’s mandate to launch millions of green collar jobs now looks like it could become a reality, thanks to the economic stimulus package. Michael Allegretti and Evan Juska comment

PepsiCo UK – Max impact on diet budgets

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Dec 15, 2008)

Tough economic times mean PepsiCo UK is looking for creative ways to cut energy use

Investment – Back green funds for security

Zara Maung, (Dec 15, 2008)

Investors wanting secure returns should dump oil and gas stocks and back green infrastructure funds, says HSBC’s climate chief

CB Richard Ellis v British Land – Small is still beautiful

Kathee Rebernak, (Dec 11, 2008)

British Land may be smaller than CB Richard Ellis, the world’s largest property services firm, but it has a much stronger approach to corporate responsibility

Economic crisis – The global climate crunch

Emily Farnworth, (Dec 5, 2008)

From <a href="http://www.climatechangecorp.com" target="_blank">ClimateChangeCorp.com</a> Climate change threatens to wreak even more financial chaos than the current banking crisis, says Emily Farnworth

Business ethics: Five books on China that might prove useful

Paul French, (Dec 4, 2008)

Ethical Corporation’s China Editor Paul French looks at what should be in any serious stocking for Christmas reading

Key corporate water risks out there now, and what big firms are doing about them

Tobias Webb, (Dec 3, 2008)

If you work for a big company, should you be worried about water? Should you looking for opportunities to make massive cost savings by tackling the issue? A new report says "yes", and explains why.

Review of the year: 2008 – The year the economic climate changed

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 2, 2008)

Ethical Corporation starts to make sense of the key developments in a turbulent year for responsible business, and looks at what might happen in 2009

Banks and insurers launch Climate Principles

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 2, 2008)

But low uptake suggests the finance sector is reluctant to publicly commit to fight climate change in the current downturn

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