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New hope for solutions to deforestation in the Cerrado

Mark Hillsdon, (May 28, 2019)

Mark Hillsdon reports on how pre-competitive approaches such as the Soy Buyers Coalition are allowing retailers to share the costs of incentivising soy farmers to refrain from converting land

Innovative BNP Paribas loan helping 6 million Indian farmers go chemical-free

Mark Hillsdon, (May 27, 2019)

Mark Hillsdon reports on the Sustainable India Finance Facility, which is aiming to bring zero-budget natural farming to Andhra Pradesh

Turning agriculture from climate culprit to carbon sink

Mark Hillsdon, (May 27, 2019)

Mark Hillsdon reports on how the idea of increasing the capacity of soil to absorb CO2 is gaining traction around the world, promoted by organisations including the Food and Land Use Coalition, the 4 per 1000 Initiative, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Virginie Helias: P&G’s ocean plastic bottles ‘only the beginning’ of war on plastic

Terry Slavin, (May 1, 2019)

Updated: The chief sustainability officer of Procter & Gamble tells Terry Slavin how the world’s biggest consumer plans to end packaging waste by 2030. The article has been updated to include a response from Greenpeace

CSR Cheat Sheet: 2020 deforestation targets to be missed

Oliver Balch, (Apr 11, 2019)

Negative progress towards a deforestation-free economy; global chemical industry faces pollution problem as demand increases; and fashion industry under pressure over transparency of its supply chains in Oliver Balch’s sustainability news roundup

‘Brands can help end tropical deforestation, but only by working together'

Justin Adams, (Mar 20, 2019)

Justin Adams of Tropical Forest Alliance calls for companies to look beyond zero-deforestation commitments in individual supply chains and work with other partners to transform landscapes and boost farmer livelihoods

‘Boycotting palm oil won’t end deforestation. But stricter new standards offer hope’

Dan Strechay, (Mar 12, 2019)

Ahead of next week’s Responsible Business Summit in New York, Dan Strechay of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil explains why his organisation’s new principles and criteria will help consumer goods giants deliver on their zero-deforestation commitments

CDP names 120 leading firms for engaging suppliers on climate

Terry Slavin, (Feb 7, 2019)

World’s biggest businesses cut CO2 equal to South Korea’s emissions from their supply chains last year, according to the disclosure platform, which also added AstraZeneca, Coca-Cola European Partners, Diageo and LG Innotek to its A list for action on water risk. Terry Slavin reports

'Business as usual is no longer an option'

Terry Slavin, (Dec 21, 2018)

Leading commentators take stock of a turbulent year for responsible business in Ethical Corporation's review of 2018

Want to fight climate change? Start by checking what's on your plate

Julie Nash, (Dec 18, 2018)

Julie Nash of Ceres says most food companies are tackling only a tiny fraction of their greenhouse gas emissions, despite the fact the sector produces more climate-causing gases than transport and buildings sectors combined

'To solve climate change we have to end deforestation in supply chains’

Lindsey Allen, (Dec 16, 2018)

Lindsey Allen, executive director of Rainforest Action Network, says 2019 will be a key test of whether new sustainability standards for palm oil will be enforced

Deadline 2020: ‘We won’t end deforestation through certification schemes,' brands admit

Terry Slavin, (Nov 1, 2018)

With hundreds of companies having failed to act on commitments to be deforestation-free by 2020, Mars Inc is leading Consumer Goods Forum’s work on developing credible new paths to clean up their supply chains

Why satellite surveillance isn’t enough to turn the tide on deforestation

Giles Crosse, (Oct 30, 2018)

Giles Crosse looks at UN efforts to remove the barriers that have prevented the plethora of remote sensing tools now available to bring about change on the ground

Fightback against deforestation in Africa focuses on small farmers

Eric Marx, (Oct 29, 2018)

Eric Marx looks at how initiatives such as AFR100 and the Cocoa & Forests Initiative in Ghana and Côte D’Ivoire are tackling land tenure issues, food insecurity and poverty to try to stop rampant deforestation

Sowing more sustainable soy production in Brazil's Cerrado region

Mark Hillsdon, (Oct 29, 2018)

Mark Hillsdon reports on how the Consumer Goods Forum is trying to replicate the success of the Amazon soy moratorium, halting deforestation by making more productive use of already degraded land

'Business must not stand idly by as land rights defenders die'

Ben Leather, (Jul 22, 2018)

With agribusiness projects surpassing mining for the first time in terms of deaths of environmental defenders, Ben Leather of Global Witness calls on companies to stand with local communities

Ten years on, few have joined Norway in funding the battle against deforestation

Terry Slavin, (Jul 5, 2018)

With forests rapidly losing their capacity to regulate the climate, countries have to urgently step up finance for REDD+ and companies must implement their zero-deforestation commitments. Terry Slavin reports

Paul Polman: ‘I feel like it’s my first day at Unilever, and there is a lot to do’

Terry Slavin, (May 1, 2018)

On the eve of a tense AGM this week, the Unilever CEO sits down with Ethical Corporation’s editor Terry Slavin, and dismisses any idea he is preparing to step down

Greenpeace is right to hold our feet to the fire on deforestation, says Unilever chief

Terry Slavin, (May 1, 2018)

Paul Polman talks to Terry Slavin about the food giant's commitment to sustainable palm oil sourcing and his work to bring transformational change on a global level

Shining a light on the green economy’s human rights challenge in the magazine

Terry Slavin, (Apr 27, 2018)

This month we look at the ESG risks that could put the brakes on uptake of renewable energy and electric vehicles, and the burning issue of land rights

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