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The global race to put a credible price on carbon

Mike Scott, (Sep 1, 2019)

Mike Scott reports on how the resurgence of the EU carbon market and an expected move by China to put a national price on carbon are boosting hopes for prices that are high enough to drive decisive climate action

All eyes on China as national carbon market plan emerges from haze

Jill Baker, (Sep 1, 2019)

As Beijing ramps up preparations to create the world’s largest carbon market, the burning question is whether it will eventually be part of a global market, reports Jill Baker

COP24 falters on how carbon pricing can help deliver on Paris pact

Dirk Forrister, (Dec 17, 2018)

Dirk Forrister of IETA expects another banner year for carbon pricing and hopes that delegates who will meet in Chile in 2019 will break the deadlock over how countries can meet their climate goals through market mechanisms

‘Four reasons I feel hope instead of despair about sustainability in 2019’

Natalie Chan, (Dec 17, 2018)

Natalie Chan of PIE Strategy sees a trend towards systems thinking emerging in Hong Kong and mainland China

China ramps up search for solutions to meet urbanization challenges

Mark Hillsdon, (Aug 22, 2018)

Faced with ballooning congestion and pollution, China has been testing new technologies for transport and buildings in its eco-cities. Mark Hillsdon reports

How Mattel’s quick move rescued Barbie

James Rose, (May 23, 2018)

When the iconic doll was revealed to contain lead paint, the toy giant created a 114-page crisis strategy that has become a case study in CSR crisis management

How QuizRR is taking human rights training to the factory floor

James Rose, (May 23, 2018)

The Swedish edtech company has worked with brands including H&M educating 45,000 workers in Asia on their rights

The brands going beyond auditing to give China’s apparel workers a voice

James Rose, (May 23, 2018)

With an absence of free trade unions and independent NGOs to help companies identify human rights risk, companies like Adidas are going directly to workers

Electronics sector charts new path after 'bloody decade of labour abuse'

James Rose, (May 23, 2018)

China's current Five Year Plan seeks to improve conditions for workers, with electronics one of the priority sectors. James Rose looks at the challenges that must be overcome

IKEA and Audi pulled up for 'sexist' marketing

Nadine Hawa, (May 23, 2018)

As western firms rush to pull controversial ads, a new report reveals the extent of discimination against woman in the Chinese jobs market. Nadine Hawa reports

Chinese companies slow to join RE 100

Terry Slavin, (May 23, 2018)

China may be a powerhouse when it comes to producing solar panels and wind turbines, but only Broad Group and Elion Resources have committed to 100% renewable energy

China looks offshore for its new renewables frontier

Mark Hillsdon, (May 20, 2018)

UK wind and marine tech companies scent opportunity in the wind in the South China Sea, reports Mark Hillsdon

Cobalt supply challenges fuel efforts to recycle EV and smartphone batteries

Angeli Mehta, (Apr 24, 2018)

By 2025 nearly a quarter of the cobalt in lithium ion batteries will be recycled, while new chemistries aim to reduce its use. Angeli Mehta reports

Electric car makers in drive to remove human rights stain from cobalt

Angeli Mehta, (Apr 24, 2018)

Angeli Mehta reports on the global efforts, led by China, to improve sustainability of the raw material that underpins our clean energy future

Ethical Corporation's top 10 stories of 2017

Terry Slavin, (Dec 15, 2017)

Tesla boss Elon Musk was a major player in two of our 10 biggest stories of the year: the dizzying rise of electric vehicles and spectacular growth of microgrids

Top stories of 2017: #1 The future of mobility turns electric

Angeli Mehta, (Dec 13, 2017)

Angeli Mehta asks whether this year marked the beginning of the end of our love affair with the combustion engine

Green finance: Can we bank on a clean energy future?

Mark Hillsdon, (Nov 23, 2017)

The green bond market is worth $100bn, but with $1trn needed to fund the low-energy transition by 2020, we assess what it will take to move the global financial system onto a more sustainable footing

Opinion: What Novo Nordisk has learnt from the Cities Changing Diabetes partnership

Camilla Sylvest, (Nov 2, 2017)

Novo Nordisk’s Camilla Sylvest explains how the Danish pharmaceuticals company has been collaborating with cities since 2014 to combat the global rise in type 2 diabetes. The coalition of nine cities aims to prevent 100 million new cases by 2045 by working together to tackle obesity

Interview: How Covestro is using CO2 as a building block for a more sustainable world

Terry Slavin, (Sep 11, 2017)

Ethical Corporation editor Terry Slavin interviews Dirk Jan de With, chief procurement officer for German chemicals company Covestro

CSR Cheat Sheet: Electric vehicles hit two million mark

Oliver Balch, (Jul 4, 2017)

Public charging boom lifts EV sales, gender issues for start-ups, investors need more ESG data, and low social mobility hits millennials