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Weekly Watch: 13 April 2017

Rebecca Ley, (Apr 12, 2017)

Ford electrifies China, Smurfit Kappa's cardboard tent, O2 reduces emissions, AccorHotels goes low-carbon, Riversimple gets funding, and H&M boosts circular innovation

CSR Cheat Sheet: WEF raises alarm on jobs

Oliver Balch, (Jan 13, 2017)

Fourth industrial revolution, sustainable shopping habits, China renewables, and air pollution woes

Top stories of 2017: #2 China and Carney taskforce boost climate finance

Mark Hillsdon, (Jan 8, 2017)

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures helped turn 2017 into the year of the green bond, with China the driving force, writes Mark Hillsdon. RE100, Science-Based Targets and carbon pricing all benefited from the ‘TCFD bounce’

Issue 6: Green finance goes global

Nadine Hawa, (Dec 15, 2016)

Chinese leadership in the green bond market helped make 2016 a bumper year for climate-smart investment

PolicyWatch – November 2015

Stephen Gardner, (Nov 18, 2015)

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

Final chance to shape progressive Chinese mineral supply chain guideline

Lizzie Parsons, (Oct 29, 2015)

Guest post for Ethical Corporation magazine by Lizzie Parsons, China Programme Leader, Global Witness

NGOWatch – September 2015

Nadine Hawa, (Sep 9, 2015)

Sugarcane industry deaths, SDG slavery pledge, Vietnam rights concerns and China's deadly pollution

Asia column: China - The politics of the market

Rajesh Chhabara, (Sep 9, 2015)

The recent turmoil on China’s stock markets and the authorities’ attempts to intervene raise questions about the continued appetite for allowing market forces to prevail

Deforestation briefing: Forests - Trees for life

Ellen R Delisio, (Aug 13, 2015)

Trees are a crucial part of the ecological balance that is under threat from human activity

Cheat sheet: Corporate responsibility cheat sheet – August 2015

Oliver Balch, (Aug 10, 2015)

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

NGOWatch – August 2015

Nadine Hawa, (Aug 4, 2015)

Coal divestment, US torture, Chinese human rights lawyers detained and ISIS beats climate change threat

PolicyWatch – May 2015

Stephen Gardner, (May 5, 2015)

Cleaner waters in China, environmentally-sound video gaming, an end to routine gas flaring and human rights in Vietnam

PolicyWatch – April 2015

Stephen Gardner, (Apr 8, 2015)

EU corporate tax, UK social impact bonds, China solar boom and whale meat food scare

Analysis: China eco-plan – A new era of ecological commitment dawns

Sam Phipps, (Apr 8, 2015)

China’s new commitment to ‘ecological progress’ holds great promise, but the interests of commercial enterprise and local administrations must be realigned for that promise to be realised

NGOWatch – April 2015

Nadine Hawa, (Apr 7, 2015)

China’s online wildlife trade, closing the gender gap, food shelf-life and Uber-empowered women

NGOWatch – March 2015

Nadine Hawa, (Mar 10, 2015)

Circular economy’s potential job boost, new campaign to fight the global water crisis, Oxfam’s World Tax Summit, and China’s crackdown on labour advocates

Asia column – NGOs allowed to sue polluters in China

Paul French, (Feb 9, 2015)

Hundreds of campaign groups in China have been granted the unprecedented right to bring legal action over environmental damage

NGOWatch – February 2015

Nadine Hawa, (Feb 4, 2015)

Greenpeace energy exposé, China fines polluters, ocean plastic debris, and big brands lag behind on sustainable packaging

Asia column – Where will corruption crackdown lead?

Paul French, (Jan 6, 2015)

The full repercussions of the top-level crackdown on corruption by officials are as yet unknown, although side-effects have already emerged

US-China deal – a climate harbinger?

Jeni Yaghoubi, (Dec 5, 2014)

The US and China have reached a deal on greenhouse emissions. It has its detractors, but some see it as a potential catalyst for a global change of direction