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‘This is a wake-up call. We must live within our planetary boundaries to avoid future pandemics'’

Paul Polman, (Mar 23, 2020)

Paul Polman argues that companies must rapidly transition to a way of doing business that does not destroy biodiversity and natural capital or there will be more Covid-19s

Paul Polman: ‘Coronavirus is an acid test for stakeholder capitalism’

Terry Slavin, (Mar 20, 2020)

In an exclusive interview with Ethical Corporation's editor, Terry Slavin, the former Unilever CEO explains how the International Chambers of Commerce, which he chairs, is partnering with the World Health Organization in a bid to fight the pandemic

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

Paul Polman: 'Get with civil society on fighting climate change, or get out of the way'

Terry Slavin, (Dec 19, 2019)

A year after he left Unilever, Terry Slavin interviews the former CEO about this month's disappointing COP25, and what he has done in the year since he was set free of the ‘shackles’ of steering one of the world's biggest consumer goods companies

Urgent need to end coal underlined by alarming reports ahead of Climate Week New York

Oliver Balch, (Sep 22, 2019)

In the second part of his CSR Cheat Sheet roundup of sustainability news, Oliver Balch assesses new research on climate change impacts from PwC, the Global Commission on Adaptation, the World Bank and World Business Council on Sustainable Development

1.5C pledge from 87 global companies fuels hope of bending emissions curve at Climate Week

Oliver Balch, (Sep 22, 2019)

In part one of his CSR Cheat Sheet roundup of sustainability news, Oliver Balch reports on how the private sector has thrown down the gauntlet to governments to take climate action to the next level at the crucial summit in New York

Making the rubber hit the road in drive to achieve SDGs by 2030

Mark Hillsdon, (Sep 3, 2019)

Mark Hillsdon reports on how the World Benchmarking Alliance is leading efforts to hold companies to account for their pledges to help address the world’s biggest sustainability challenges

Why the UN Global Compact is a CSR commitment that works

Julia Moshkin, (May 1, 2019)

Julia Moshkin of EcoVadis points to research showing that companies that have signed up to the initiative’s 10 principles perform significantly better on driving responsibility in their supply chains

CSR Cheat Sheet: Half of companies ‘failing to report action on climate’

Oliver Balch, (Mar 7, 2019)

Transparency in non-financial reporting; labour rights abuses by fashion brands; and FAO warnings on biodiversity are highlighted in Oliver Balch’s latest roundup of sustainability news

The year when climate change became the new frontier for human rights

Lise Kingo, (Dec 18, 2018)

Lise Kingo of the UN Global Compact says the task for 2019 is to build a low-carbon future that works for everyone

Farewell to Paul Polman, the epitome of a twenty-first century CEO

John Elkington, (Dec 16, 2018)

John Elkington of Volans says the misstep that preceded the departure of Unilever’s leader shouldn’t cloud the 10 years he spent pushing the boundaries of sustainable business at the consumer goods giant

‘Philanthropy won't be enough to address the ‘people’ part of the Global Goals’

Sara Blackwell, (Nov 22, 2018)

Sara Blackwell of Shift says companies have been slow to grasp the truly positive results of working to address adverse impacts on people’s basic rights in everything they do as a business

'Brands can no longer ignore the 8.3 million people who want end to animal testing'

Kerry Postlewhite, (Oct 14, 2018)

Kerry Postlewhite of Cruelty Free International calls on all cosmetics firms to join The Body Shop in supporting its campaign

‘There is no Plan B’: Lise Kingo to urge greater action on SDGs at RBS Europe

Terry Slavin, (Jun 7, 2018)

In an interview ahead of this week's conference, the UN Global Compact chief tells Terry Slavin that 2030 may seem a long time off, but there is not a moment to waste to tackle the greatest transformation challenge the world has ever faced

Global goals: Huawei's strategy to connect the world - and take on Apple

Oliver Balch, (May 20, 2018)

The Chinese smartphone giant's latest CSR report hopes to convince western consumers it is serious about sustainability, writes Oliver Balch

Why UNEP sees the private sector as critical to its mission to clean up the oceans

Terry Slavin, (May 9, 2018)

UNEP's Jorge Laguna-Celis tells Terry Slavin why the UN agency now regards companies as crucial partners in efforts such as ending ocean plastics and fighting biodiversity loss

Why women can lead the way on achieving the Global Goals

Gail Klintworth, (Mar 7, 2018)

On International Women's Day, the Business and Sustainable Development Commission's Gail Klintworth argues that SDG 5 on gender equality is just the start. Female leadership is crucial to meeting all 17

Top stories of 2017: #10 Corporates embrace SDGs but prove slow to act

Claire Manuel, (Dec 14, 2017)

With only 6% of companies measuring their contributions to key Sustainable Development Goals, according to the WBCSD, more work is needed to translate increased intention this year into real action, reports Claire Manuel

CSR Cheat Sheet: Climate optimism rises

Oliver Balch, (Sep 26, 2017)

A raft of firms set science-based targets to cut emissions, CEOs see business benefits of CSR, supply chains pose reputational risk, food companies failing to tackle water issues and ethnically diverse firms outperform

Human rights briefing: New corporate benchmark ‘a work in progress’

Claire Manuel, (Jul 26, 2017)

The first-ever ranking of companies on human rights raised eyebrows by giving Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton top marks alongside Marks and Spencer. While the methodology has been criticised, it is seen as filling a vital gap for investors

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