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CSR Cheat Sheet: Green Covid-19 recovery gains public backing

Oliver Balch, (Jun 9, 2020)

In his monthly analysis of sustainability data, Oliver Balch looks at the appetite for climate action around the world, indicators that renewable energy will buck the downturn, and the latest efforts to chart net-zero commitments

Building back better: Ethical Corporation examines what Covid-19 will mean for sustainability

Terry Slavin, (May 4, 2020)

This month's magazine considers the profound and far-reaching changes to global business in the wake of the pandemic, from a heightened awareness of biodiversity risk to how it may reshape corporate accounting

Press release: Thomson Reuters sets Earth Day target to get to net-zero emissions by 2050

EC Newsdesk, (Apr 22, 2020)

Reuters Events owner to align to 1.5°C pathway, the most ambitious aim of the Science Based Targets initiative

Hermosillo and Belo Horizonte make CDP A grade as two of Latin America’s greenest cities

Diana Rojas, (Apr 3, 2020)

Diana Rojas profiles a pair of fast-growing cities that have earned plaudits for their efforts to boost climate resilience

From urban farming to green homes: the US cities building in climate resilience

Diana Rojas, (Apr 3, 2020)

Despite environmental rollbacks by the Trump administration, the largest number of cities on CDP's climate A list hail from the US. Diana Rojas profiles Washington DC, Park City, Utah, and a trio of Ohio cities: Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus

Decision time for the planet: will the 2020s be the decade of delivery?

Terry Slavin, (Jan 5, 2020)

In the magazine this month Ethical Corporation kicks off 2020 with thought-leadership from leading commentators on what it will take for business to step up to the challenges of climate action and the SDGs over the coming decade

'We are 43 years behind schedule on achieving the SDGs, and the US is going backwards'

Michael Green, (Sep 24, 2019)

Michael Green of the Social Progress Imperative calls for the richest countries to put their own houses in order as new index reveals that it will take until 2073 to meet the Global Goals, with climate change acting as a big brake on progress

'Companies ignore the human implications of climate change at their peril'

Will Dawson, (Sep 9, 2019)

Mass migration and social destabilisation from climate change present enormous business risks, but the vast majority of companies are overlooking these and focusing exclusively on physical risks, warns Forum for the Future’s Will Dawson

Knife-edge election puts Canada’s carbon pricing revolution in doubt

Diana Rojas, (Sep 1, 2019)

With Ontario abandoning cap and trade, and Québec’s market not on track to meet its goals, Diana Rojas looks at Canada’s mixed experience of carbon markets ahead of crucial elections

CSR Cheat Sheet part 2: Cooperation on protecting freshwater basins ‘urgently needed’

Oliver Balch, (Aug 28, 2019)

In part 2 of his monthly review of sustainability news, Oliver Balch looks at calls for governments to work together to tackle growing water stress, efforts by Levi Strauss and Primark to reduce water use in their supply chains, and heightened public awareness of climate change

Lost in translation: why global CSR reporting may not be as global as we think

Gabriela Gutierrez-Heurter O, (Aug 13, 2019)

King’s Business School’s Dr Gabriela Gutierrez-Huerter O studied one multinational company to find out how faithfully sustainability policies set by head office are followed in its operations around the world

Management spotlight: Accountancy Europe’s quest to create one global reporting standard

Liam Dowd, (Aug 13, 2019)

In this Q&A, Ethical Corporation’s managing director Liam Dowd talks with Hilde Blomme, deputy CEO at Accountancy Europe, on engaging the investor community, the role of finance in non-financial data and the biggest opportunity in the next 12-18 months

The IPCC special report on land use: Seven things to know about forests and climate change

Frances Seymour, (Aug 8, 2019)

Frances Seymour of World Resources Institute explains how the UN report confirms the importance of protecting forests in global strategies to fight climate change

CSR Cheat Sheet part 1: Growing hunger shows food industry off-track to meet SDGs

Oliver Balch, (Aug 5, 2019)

In the first part of his monthly round-up of sustainability news Oliver Balch looks at a pair of reports from the Food and Agriculture Organisation that are a curtain-raiser to this week’s report on the impact of climate change and land use from the IPCC

‘Poor sister’ of adaptation in spotlight at London Climate Action week

Terry Slavin, (Jul 9, 2019)

Terry Slavin reports on how the Global Commission on Adaptation is seeking to propel finance for resilience up the agenda for policymakers and investors

Does your company have a sustainable purpose?

Ben Kellard, (Jul 1, 2019)

Amid climate change and ecosystem collapse, companies are under pressure from all sides to put make sustainability part of their core purpose. Ben Kellard of CISL invited 11 leading purpose and sustainability experts and practitioners to explore how best organisations should do this. This is what they came up with

'We're half a year from 2020. So why are brands ignoring deforestation at their annual meeting?

Diana Ruiz, (Jun 14, 2019)

Greenpeace’s Diana Ruiz says Consumer Goods Forum members should be in crisis talks to rescue their failed no-deforestation commitments in Vancouver this week. Instead they are discussing how to expand operations that are fuelling climate change

Saving our soils: An in-depth briefing on climate-smart agriculture

Terry Slavin, (May 31, 2019)

Amid warnings of only 60 harvests left and a global population set to reach 9.8 billion by 2050, the June issue of Ethical Corporation investigates how business is rising to the mounting sustainability challenges facing food systems

How do we secure the future of food on a planet in peril?

Amy Brown, (May 27, 2019)

The escalating risks posed by climate change and biodiversity loss will require big changes in what we put on our plates and the decisions farmers make in their fields, scientists warn. Amy Brown reports

‘We can only achieve a 1.5C world if science and business work together’

Alberto Carrillo Pineda, (Feb 28, 2019)

CDP’s Alberto Carrillo Pineda explains why the Science Based Targets initiative is releasing new technical assistance to help its 500+ signatories decarbonise further and faster

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