Environment

#worldwaterday US utilities and energy firms urged to work together to cut water waste

Terry Slavin, (Mar 22, 2017)

New report from Barclays highlights investment opportunities in water saving technologies amid rocketing use from fracking

L’Oréal first company to partner C40 cities on empowering women

Diana Rojas, (Mar 17, 2017)

The French cosmetics company pledges to help 10 cities mobilise women to lead the fight on climate change at Women4Climate conference in New York

Report ignites debate over biomass as climate solution

Terry Slavin, (Mar 2, 2017)

A new report from Chatham House has reignited debate over biomass as a carbon-neutral form of energy

Infosys’ passively cooled campus sparks green building bonanza

Martin Wright, (Feb 27, 2017)

The IT giant has proved that eco-efficient architecture is no more expensive than conventional building methods

Tetra Pak joins science-based targets climate initiative

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 2, 2017)

The food packaging giant commits to cut emissions by 40% by 2030

Sainsbury’s slips on animal welfare

Terry Slavin, (Jan 26, 2017)

Marks and Spencer and Waitrose keep top spots in BBFAW annual benchmark, while Tesco improves to second tier

CSR Cheat Sheet: WEF raises alarm on jobs

Oliver Balch, (Jan 13, 2017)

Fourth industrial revolution, sustainable shopping habits, China renewables, and air pollution woes

NGO voices: An unlikely alliance that is helping people and oceans

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 16, 2016)

Dr Nick Hill of the Zoological Society of London looks at how the Net-Works partnership with carpet maker Interface, judged best company in Ethical Corporation’s awards this year, is empowering fishing communities to protect marine biodiversity.

Issue 8: Closing the lid on food waste

Angeli Mehta, (Dec 15, 2016)

Tesco and Marks and Spencer are helping to tackle an issue that rose up the global agenda this year

Issue 6: Green finance goes global

Nadine Hawa, (Dec 15, 2016)

Chinese leadership in the green bond market helped make 2016 a bumper year for climate-smart investment

Issue 5: Focus turns to energy storage

Mike Scott, (Dec 15, 2016)

2016 was the year when the poor relation of the clean energy sector came of age as capacity issues threatened to strangle the rapid growth of renewables

Issue 3: Climate change: The best of times, the worst of times

Martin Wright, (Dec 15, 2016)

Amidst soaring temperatures and Trumpian rhetoric, it was a challenging year for businesses trying to act on climate change. But growing collaboration and rapid ratification of the Paris Agreement offer hope

Issue 2: Points of light in the dark fog around Brexit

Martin Wright, (Dec 15, 2016)

A soft Brexit could offer opportunities, particularly for home-grown energy

NGO voices: ‘We need more companies to join food waste battle’

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 13, 2016)

Niki Charalampopolou, founder of the UK charity Feedback, talks about its partnership with Tesco

Tetra Pak makes pioneering foray into bioplastics

Terry Slavin, (Dec 9, 2016)

In an exclusive interview with Ethical Corporation, Tetra Pak’s vice-president for environment talks about how the packaging giant is trying to meet the sustainability challenges of its ubiquitous aseptic cartons

WeeklyWatch: 9th December 2016

Oliver Balch, (Dec 6, 2016)

Weather warnings, low-cost heating, Dutch backing SDGs, Chinese workers’ oppression, new business ethics, Indonesia fights CO2, Ecotricity’s accolade

A high BAR for sustainability

Mike Scott, (Nov 18, 2016)

The environment will be one winner of Ben Ainslie’s drive to bring the America’s Cup trophy to Britain

NGO Voices: ‘We have to help poorest small cocoa farmers to prevent deforestation’

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 18, 2016)

Christian Mensah of Rainforest Alliance says the cocoa industry should focus on helping the most vulnerable farmers replant, not the top performers to expand production

Connecting the dots at Marrakech

Amy Brown, (Nov 18, 2016)

Cop22 will be judged a success if it promotes the SDGs alongside the climate agenda, observers say

Book extract: We need to measure more than economic capital

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 17, 2016)

In an extract from their book The MultiCapital Scorecard, Martin P Thomas and Mark W McElroy introduce a system that goes beyond the triple bottom line

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