Finance: Renewables funding in the wind

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 2, 2008)

UK private infrastructure funds want to put money into wind farms, despite ongoing struggles with planning laws

Finance: Creating a global carbon market

Stephen Gardner, (Jun 2, 2008)

Carbon trading worldwide is enjoying spectacular growth, and the outline of a future global cap-and-trade system is beginning to emerge

Olympics 2008: Beijing games – Sponsors enter rings of fire

Rajesh Chhabara, (May 8, 2008)

The dream of sponsors of the Beijing Olympics to reach out to a billion Chinese consumers is turning into a public relations nightmare

Climate change – Top of the bill on the hill

Emily Farnworth, (May 6, 2008)

Key legislation in Congress could see the next US president sign into law a nationwide carbon market in 2009, says Emily Farnworth

Greenwasher – May 2008

"Greenwasher", (May 2, 2008)

The race to build eco-cities, BAE Systems and the laws of unfortunate coincidence, and good news for corporations with something to hide

Technology – Culprit then, saviour now

Emily Farnworth, (Apr 15, 2008)

Of all industry sectors, ICT is emerging as one of the strongest candidates to lead the fight against climate change, says Emily Farnworth

Greenwasher – April 2008

"Greenwasher", (Apr 15, 2008)

The UK’s corporate responsibility spending black hole and marketing the indefensible

Social business – The bigger, the better

EC Newsdesk, (Apr 10, 2008)

Responsible companies can learn a lot from social entrepreneurs about selling to the poor, but first they must understand how their core business contributes to social and economic development

Central and Eastern Europe: Russia – Springtime for responsible business

Peter Davis Politics Editor, (Apr 10, 2008)

Russian business is taking steps to recover its reputation after the disastrous post-Soviet privatisations of the early 1990s

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