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Reaping the gender dividend to make food systems more sustainable

Manuel Kiewisch, (Sep 12, 2019)

Empowering women is key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and improving conditions in agricultural supply chains. But what does it mean in practice? Manuel Kiewisch of Mondelēz International shares lessons from the consumer goods company’s Cocoa Life programme

Ethical Corporation reports on the new energy behind the global carbon pricing revolution

Terry Slavin, (Sep 4, 2019)

In the September issue of the magazine we take an in-depth look at how the resurgence of the EU carbon market and the expected launch of China's national carbon market are boosting hopes for prices that are high enough to drive decisive climate action around the world. In our second briefing, we investigate how companies report on the SDGs

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

Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Summit West: Q&A with Christopher Wellise, HPE

Ed Long, (Aug 7, 2019)

In this Q&A, Ethical Corporation’s Head of US Operations Ed Long talks with Christopher Wellise, Chief Sustainability Officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, on how HPE is moving from a linear to a circular economy, leading on sustainability and disclosing ESG risks to investors

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

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

'ESG investors need a single standard to measure impact'

James Magor, (Jun 26, 2019)

Despite a growing enthusiasm for impact investment, many asset owners are constrained because of a baffling array of unverified, opaque and incompatible measurement frameworks. James Magor of Actis says this is something his company is trying to help address with its open-source Actis Impact Score

Why clean energy companies can’t neglect human rights in rush to a low-carbon economy

Nathan Lobel, (Jun 7, 2019)

Nathan Lobel of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment and Christen Dobson of Business & Human Rights Resource Centre give nine suggestions for renewables companies to ensure they are advancing all the SDGs

'I expect my company to be a leader in the battle against climate change'

Liam Dowd, (Jun 6, 2019)

In this year's Responsible Business Trends report from Ethical Corporation we found that 73% of corporate respondents want their companies to take more action to address climate risk

Integrating the SDGs into business strategy: exclusive insights

Liam Dowd, (May 20, 2019)

In an extract from the Responsible Business Trends Report 2019, Ethical Corporation's Liam Dowd says progress towards integrating the SDGs into business strategies is continuing

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

‘Why are boards still pale, male and stale? Shouldn’t we have solved this years ago?’

Terry Slavin, (Mar 19, 2019)

Gender issues, financing the SDGs, and debate over CSR vs ESG were hot topics during the first day of Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Summit New York, reports Terry Slavin

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

‘Plastics campaign by retailers is paying dividends in consumer trust’

Linn Byberg, (Feb 13, 2019)

Linn Byberg of the Institute of Business Ethics says action on environmental issues now equals executive pay when it comes to public perceptions of corporate conduct

Major funds launch toolkit to help investors measure SDG impact

Terry Slavin, (Feb 6, 2019)

A dashboard developed by CISL's Investment Leaders Group, including PIMCO, Union Bancaire Privée and Zurich Insurance provides metrics to assess corporate social and environmental impact. Terry Slavin reports

‘The travel industry is at the front line of human trafficking. It must act’

Barbra Anderson, (Jan 22, 2019)

Barbra Anderson of Destination Better says that by having robust programmes in place, hotels will be better placed to address the risks of participating in modern slavery

How Telefónica is squaring the circle of growth with meeting Science Based Targets

Liam Dowd, (Jan 22, 2019)

In this Q&A, Ethical Corporation’s managing director Liam Dowd talks with Geert Paemen, director for sustainability and non-financial KPIs at the Spanish telecoms company, on Science Based Targets, engaging suppliers on climate action, the SDGs and opportunities for the next 12-18 months

Treading more lightly in the hotels industry

Amy Brown, (Jan 20, 2019)

Amy Brown looks at how big hotel chains are working to align themselves with the Global Goals and the Paris Agreement, setting goals to tackle water scarcity, carbon emissions, human rights and youth employment

‘To avoid greenwash we need a systemic approach to measuring the SDGs’

Liam Dowd, (Jan 15, 2019)

In this Q&A, managing director Liam Dowd talks with Freddie Woolfe, head of responsible investment and stewardship at Merian Global Investors, on SDG targets, corporate climate ambitions and opportunities for the next 12-18 months

‘The next wave of action will be driven by employees striving to make a positive difference’

Liam Dowd, (Jan 11, 2019)

In this Q&A, managing director Liam Dowd talks with John C. Scott, VP – global food safety, quality & sustainability at Subway, about the restaurant chain’s SDG targets, climate ambitions and opportunities for the next 12-18 months

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