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Will Covid-19 allow us to flatten the curve on climate change?

Angeli Mehta, (May 2, 2020)

With the IEA predicting that global CO2 emissions will fall 8% this year, Angeli Mehta weighs the early evidence of whether the pandemic will speed the energy transition

Apparel brands join forces to clean up their act in Bangladesh

Angeli Mehta, (Nov 29, 2018)

Angeli Mehta reports on how collaborative platforms such as the Partnership for Cleaner Textile are pushing for improvements in one of the world’s most polluting industries

‘Moving to renewable energy is the biggest health intervention we can make’

Michael Levitin, (Oct 30, 2018)

Michael Levitin reports on how the US healthcare industry is tackling its own emissions and helping cities become more resilient to climate change

Cheat Sheet: COP 23 welcomes the bankers

Oliver Balch, (Nov 7, 2017)

Oliver Balch picks out the most important messages from the raft of research on business and climate change released ahead of this week’s UNFCCC conference in Bonn

Fashion brands 'failing to heed warnings on viscose production'

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 23, 2017)

Leading firms have committed to source the garment fibre from sustainable forests, but are paying less attention to widespread environmental damage from toxic chemicals used in its production. We look at greener alternatives

Brands wake up to tragedy of the oceans

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 20, 2017)

Shocking images of marine life choking on plastic waste are finally moving companies to innovate on more sustainable packaging solutions. But it will take more than new technologies to kick a decades-old global addiction to cheap single-use plastic

We have to look beyond electric cars if we want sustainable cities fit for the future

Peter White, (Aug 1, 2017)

The WBCSD's Peter White argues that cities need to be strategic and take a holistic public-private approach to tackling air pollution and rising greenhouse gas emissions

Weekly Watch: 16 June 2017

Rebecca Ley, (Jun 16, 2017)

Apple launches green bond, Carlsberg's science-based targets, retailers linked to viscose pollution, Hershey cuts packaging waste, RSPO grows, and WBCSD calls for action on food waste

Weekly Watch: 1 June 2017

Rebecca Ley, (Jun 1, 2017)

Climate change cost to cities, Sainsbury's launches own Fairly Traded label, The Body Shop asks UN to end animal testing, and Tesco slashes carbon footprint with new refrigerant

Weekly Watch 25 May 2017

Rebecca Ley, (May 10, 2017)

McDonald's and L'Oreal tackle deforestation, The Body Shop filters air pollution at bus stops, GM source sustainable rubber, Unilever and Coca-Cola use 100% renewables

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

Weekly Watch: 9 March 2017

Rebecca Ley, (Mar 1, 2017)

Nestlé slashes sugar, business case for food waste, Timberland turns plastic into products, Co-op fights modern slavery, UK inequality, Wales invests to cut CO2, holidays run by women, and Epona joins Fairtrade

EthicsWatch UK: Pollution - Business joins Mayor’s battle to clean London’s filthy air

Ben Cooper, (Aug 18, 2016)

West End retailers launch 12-point plan to tackle capital’s air pollution hotspot

PolicyWatch – July 2016

Stephen Gardner, (Jul 25, 2016)

Pollution deal, North American climate promises, UK carbon budge and sun shines on India

EthicsWatch: Asia - ‘People power works’: Indian activists turn up pressure on Unilever

Sam Phipps, (Apr 22, 2016)

A settlement with former factory employees looks unlikely to satisfy campaigners seeking justice over mercury pollution at Kodaikanal

EthicsWatch: EU - Khan and Goldsmith vie to become London’s ‘greenest mayor’

Giles Constantine, (Apr 22, 2016)

For a leading city, London has an abysmal record on air pollution, clean energy and waste. Can Boris Johnson’s successor turn them around?

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

Food briefing Part 1: Global markets - Towards sustainable food production

Ellen R Delisio, (Feb 12, 2016)

Putting food in the world’s mouths has always been difficult, and doing it sustainably is only going to get harder

Food briefing Part 2: Innovation - The future of food

April Streeter, (Feb 11, 2016)

The problems with food production range from food security, food waste and pollution. How much will new technologies help us reach sustainability?

Industry benchmarking: Automotive sector - Innovate, or pull over

Stephen Gardner and Christian Braun, (Feb 10, 2016)

Car companies are at a junction, with an urgent need to address the pollution their vehicles cause, especially in cities. Some of the huge manufacturers are responding much more effectively than others