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

WeeklyWatch: 18th November 2016

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 15, 2016)

World Energy Outlook, investors target deforestation, Sarkozy lashes out, China a draw for millennials, Stella McCartney, business plea for climate, GSK tops for access, recycled plastic trainers

IUCN urges UN to protect high seas

Ellen R Delisio, (Nov 14, 2016)

Conservationists say measures to protect oceans are ‘about 100 years behind land conservation’

Comment: Shock therapy for the US sustainability movement

Martin Wright, (Nov 14, 2016)

Martin Wright sees some glimmers of hope amid the undeniable setback of Trump’s election victory

Comment: Community energy is at the heart of engaging citizens in climate action

Mike Barry, (Nov 10, 2016)

As COP22 begins in Marrakech, Mike Barry of Marks & Spencer argues that the world has to think small as well as big

WeeklyWatch: 11th November 2016

EC Newsdesk, (Nov 9, 2016)

Trump turmoil, climate change cost, greater powers for tax collectors, CCS in Abu Dhabi, and root and branch agreement on forests

Coca-Cola cleans up record on water usage

Nadine Hawa, (Nov 3, 2016)

But drinks giant of admits it could have dealt better with troubles in India, where activists accuse it of greenwash

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.