Environment

WeeklyWatch: 4th November 2016

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 2, 2016)

Not-so-clean energy, shipping cuts sulphur, Ecotricity issues bond, forest-fighting app, artisanal mining, teaching circular economy, Uber drivers’ victory, ethical investment dilemma, The Body Shop expands conservation

WeeklyWatch: 28th October 2016

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 27, 2016)

Syrian refugees in supply chains, Heathrow expansion decision, climate A list, banks stockpile bitcoins, China tech firms back bike sharing, investor demand for ESG data, and better eyes on forests

Coca-Cola Water Replenishment Case Study: Partnerships key ingredient to success

Nadine Hawa, (Oct 24, 2016)

Coca-Cola’s water stewardship efforts have involved building capacity internally and partnering with a host of external organisations.

Bee decline Briefing Part 5: A business case for pollinators

Mark Gough, (Oct 14, 2016)

Mark Gough on how the new Natural Capital Protocol can help companies protect pollinators

Bee decline Briefing Part 3: Rooftop hives give City bankers lessons in CSR

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 14, 2016)

Disadvantaged young people from London’s borough of Hackney are getting lessons from the bees, and passing them on to lawyers and bankers in the City of London.

Bee decline Briefing Part 2: No easy answers in battle to save bees

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 14, 2016)

From neonics to parasites, pollinators are under assault. New methods of farming to preserve biodiversity may be needed

Bee decline Briefing Part 1: Plight of the bumblebee

April Streeter, (Oct 14, 2016)

In the first article of a four-part briefing we look at how companies are ignoring the alarming decline in bee populations at their peril

Smallholders Review: 500 million small steps to feed the world

April Streeter, (Oct 13, 2016)

With climate change threatening global food production, companies from Olam to Unilever are focusing on lifting smallholder farmers out of poverty

Bee decline Briefing Part 4: Pollinators as portfolio risk

Terry Slavin, (Oct 12, 2016)

Abigail Herron of Aviva Investors explains how asset managers can drive the decline in bee populations up corporate agendas

How The Body Shop is setting a higher bar for carbon offsetting

Terry Slavin, (Sep 23, 2016)

The Community Climate Biodiversity Standard used in the Bio-Bridges programme is an ecosystem services approach that demands stretching standards for community involvement and biodiversity

The Body Shop heads back to the rainforest

Terry Slavin, (Sep 22, 2016)

Ethical Corporation goes to Vietnam to learn how the 40-year-old firm is championing biodiversity with its ambitious new sustainable sourcing strategy

German Renewables Briefing Part 2: Smart meters and the rise of the ‘prosumer’

Eric Marx, (Sep 22, 2016)

Consumers who generate their own energy will lead the next stage of Germany’s energy transformation

German Renewables Briefing Part 1: Rewiring the revolution

Eric Marx, (Sep 22, 2016)

Germany has passed new laws to kick start its low-carbon energy transition, which has stalled because of an inability to integrate large amounts of renewables into the grid. But will it work?

German Renewables Briefing Part 4: ‘Privacy by design’ to keep hackers at bay

Eric Marx, (Sep 21, 2016)

Smart meters collect and transfer a lot of data about consumer behaviour and therefore require robust data protection

German Renewables Briefing Part 3: Germany scrambles to bring digital infrastructure up to scratch

Eric Marx, (Sep 21, 2016)

For the German Energiewende to succeed, public utilities will have to transform themselves into digital companies.

EthicsWatch: US – ExxonMobil under fire for 'hiding knowledge of climate change'

April Streeter, (Sep 21, 2016)

The oil major is being investigated by 12 US states for fraud after decades of funding denial groups

EthicsWatch: Palm oil – FMCG firms continue boycott of IOI palm oil

April Streeter, (Sep 21, 2016)

Companies say more robust sanctions are needed to break the link with deforestation

NGOWatch – September 2016

Nadine Hawa, (Sep 19, 2016)

Flying migrants to Europe, ivory still for sale, circular approach to waste and tackling palm oil investment

Sustainable carpets: Interface vows to leave no footprint

Mike Scott, (Sep 18, 2016)

The carpet tile maker Interface set a deadline of eliminating its impact on the environment by 2020. Now the goal is in sight, the company wants to go even further than Mission Zero

The low-carbon economy can foster May’s ‘country that works for everyone’

Nick Molho, (Aug 27, 2016)

Many observers fear that the vote to leave the EU will result in the dilution of measures to protect the environment. This doesn’t have to be the case.

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