Environment

Carbon Pricing Briefing Part 1: Costing the earth

Sam Phipps, (May 23, 2016)

Carbon pricing schemes are spreading around the world but will their architects learn from mistakes made in Europe’s flagship scheme?

Brexit: ‘Leaving EU would be a disaster’

Mike Scott, (May 23, 2016)

The UK needs to be in Europe for its clean energy future, sustainability professionals say

Carbon Pricing Briefing Part 2: Firm commitments

Ellen R Delisio, (May 23, 2016)

Corporate interest in carbon pricing is growing fast, particularly in Asia

EthicsWatch: EU - Wales pioneers sustainable development law

Mike Scott, (May 22, 2016)

The Welsh government’ bold step will need to overcome apparent contractions with commitments such as widening the M4

BrandWatch – May 2016

Nadine Hawa, (May 20, 2016)

Malaysian palm oil giant IOI sues RSPO

Cheat sheet: Corporate responsibility cheat sheet - May 2016

Oliver Balch, (May 19, 2016)

We read all the reports so you don’t have to

Estelle Brachlianoff on Veolia's circular approach: Short Q&A

Krina Amin, (May 10, 2016)

This short Q&A outlines why Veolia pride themselves on their approach to the circular economy, and how they believe it to be paramount to the success of any modern business

EthicsWatch: Asia - ‘People power works’: Indian activists turn up pressure on Unilever

Sam Phipps, (Apr 22, 2016)

A settlement with former factory employees looks unlikely to satisfy campaigners seeking justice over mercury pollution at Kodaikanal

EthicsWatch: Asia - Oiling the wheels of deforestation

Ellen R Delisio, (Mar 22, 2016)

Big buyers of palm oil may have adopted forest-friendly purchasing policies, but they appear still to have little control over their suppliers’ practices

Mining sector benchmarking: Digging themselves out of a hole

Ellen R Delisio, (Mar 21, 2016)

Under fire as never before for the social and environmental destruction it causes, the world’s dirtiest industry is trying to come clean

PolicyWatch – March 2016

Stephen Gardner, (Mar 21, 2016)

The central Pacific island nation of Kiribati could be the first to be waving goodbye, Loophole closes, Woolly thinking and Woodland worries

US Apparel Industry: Here comes Higg Index

April Streeter, (Feb 15, 2016)

The business benefits of apparel’s up-and-coming sustainability assessment tool

Partnerships case study: Target and Walmart push for industry-wide change

April Streeter, (Jan 18, 2016)

Competitors Target and Walmart set out to do together what they couldn’t do as easily alone: shift the personal care and beauty products industries to safer ingredients and a new vision of sustainable products

EthicsWatch: EU - Squaring the circle

Stephen Gardner, (Jan 15, 2016)

The European Union wants product designers, manufacturers and consumers to move towards a circular economy, and is proposing new rules to trigger that transition

EthicsWatch: Vehicle emissions - Long road ahead for VW

Ellen R Delisio, (Jan 15, 2016)

Volkswagen is facing a tough fight to satisfy the US authorities that it is making amends for emissions cheating

NGOWatch – January 2016

Nadine Hawa, (Jan 14, 2016)

India's drug abuse, Chinese NGO win, food production emissions and refugee worker abuse

PolicyWatch – January 2016

Stephen Gardner, (Jan 14, 2016)

Green taxes, climate lawsuit, Amazon deforestation and oil lobbying

Lobbying: Climate change - Beware hot air

April Streeter, (Nov 23, 2015)

The good words and noble intentions of many companies on climate change action are at odds with their own lobbying and association memberships. Will behind-the-scenes manoeuvring blow the chance for COP21 success?

US recycling: Green targets - Taking charge of recycling

Ellen R Delisio, (Nov 20, 2015)

The lack of a coherent approach to recycling across the US is being tackled by businesses, which want to recycle more and need more recycled raw materials

Green finance briefing: Investment trends - Why the investment climate is improving

Sam Phipps, (Nov 19, 2015)

Global investment in green technology is gathering pace, and government commitments ahead of the Paris climate talks are adding to the momentum

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