Environment

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

EthicsWatch: Immigration - Business and the immigration crisis

Ellen R Delisio, (Nov 19, 2015)

Supplies and donations have been flowing from the private sector to relief agencies serving the waves of immigrants arriving in and moving through Europe, and soon corporations may be called on for more hands-on work

EthicsWatch: Indonesia fires - Indonesia’s burning questions

April Streeter, (Nov 19, 2015)

There’s no doubt that ongoing forest fires are a crisis for Indonesia. The first step towards a solution is the acceptance of responsibility by palm oil and pulp and paper corporations

NGOWatch – November 2015

Nadine Hawa, (Nov 19, 2015)

Pakistan INGOs, John West exposed, climate risks to food supply and electronics harvesting

PolicyWatch – November 2015

Stephen Gardner, (Nov 18, 2015)

Canadian climate turnaround, China's environmental KPIs, industry climate risk task force and EU tax report

NGOWatch – October 2015

Nadine Hawa, (Oct 13, 2015)

Conflict-free mining, Indian child trafficking, FSC termination and marine population decline

Water briefing: Water management - The other footprint

April Streeter, (Sep 17, 2015)

Some might say the race is on to measure and declare the first full water footprint comprehensively assessing a company’s water used throughout the supply chain. Others might say it’s a slow race

#worldwaterday Water briefing: Resource scarcity - the new battle ground

Ellen R Delisio, (Sep 16, 2015)

Water is rising on the sustainability agenda, as its scarcity is blamed for recent conflicts and corporations begin to understand their responsibilities

EthicsWatch: E-waste - Europe’s e-waste mountain keeps growing

Sam Phipps, (Sep 9, 2015)

Vast flows of electronic waste mean that weak regulation has serious consequences

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