Communications & Reporting

Ethical Corporation asks whether the circular economy will survive Covid-19

Terry Slavin, (Jun 3, 2020)

In the June issue of the magazine we look at how the pandemic is affecting corporate efforts to cut waste in packaging, fashion, electronics, the auto industry, food systems, and healthcare

'This proxy season, investors must speak up against murky climate lobbying'

Lauren Compere, (May 14, 2020)

Comment: With corporate lobbyists pushing for environmental deregulation amid the chaos of Covid-19, shareholder resolutions against companies endorsing such practices will be critical, says Lauren Compere of Boston Common Asset Management

Infographic: Will Covid-19 help flatten the curve on climate change?

Terry Slavin, (May 11, 2020)

In this month's 74-page issue of Ethical Corporation we do a deep dive into the impact of Covid-19 on sustainability. In the infographic below we sum up some of the key takeaways and statics from Angeli Mehta's feature on the pandemic's expected impact on CO2 emissions.

CSR Cheat Sheet: 8% drop in emissions ‘silver lining’ amid brutal human toll of Covid-19

Oliver Balch, (May 4, 2020)

In his monthly roundup of sustainability news, Oliver Balch reports on the latest data on emissions, green investor activism, and a global call to save hard-hit SMEs

‘If companies behave well now, they will build up a bank of trust to sustain them post-Covid-19’

Andrea Bonime-Blanc, (May 2, 2020)

Comment: Andrea Bonime-Blanc draws on lessons from her book Gloom to Boom to provide a roadmap for leadership through the crisis

Watch on demand: 'We have to keep up the pace of climate action,' says Climate Group CEO

Terry Slavin, (May 1, 2020)

Ethical Corporation's editor Terry Slavin talks to The Climate Group's Helen Clarkson about the prospects for a green recovery in the wake of Covid-19, the importance of a just transition, and her hopes for COP26

'Millions of garment workers face destitution as fashion brands cancel orders'

Phil Bloomer, (Apr 24, 2020)

In this comment piece, Phil Bloomer and Alysha Khambay of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre say brands including Topshop, C&A and Urban Outfitters are passing the financial burden of Covid-19 to the most vulnerable people at the bottom of their in their supply chains

Earth Day Cheat Sheet: ‘Dear Nature, we promise we’ll treat you better than ever before’

Terry Slavin, (Apr 23, 2020)

Terry Slavin rounds up corporate Earth Day news from around the globe, starting with Timberland’s open letter to nature video

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

'We need to harness and channel the desire of companies to help communities during Covid-19'

Steve Butterworth, (Apr 15, 2020)

Steve Butterworth of Neighbourly says the new Neighbourly Community Fund allows companies like M&S, Lidl, Aldi, Danone and Coca-Cola European Partners to mount a coordinated response to helping the most vulnerable during the ongoing crisis

‘Companies should take a pragmatic approach to the UK’s upcoming due diligence law’

Michael Pollitt, (Apr 9, 2020)

In this comment piece, GoodCorporation’s Michael Pollitt says amendments to the UK Environment Bill will fill in the gaps in implementation left by the Modern Slavery Act

‘The world needs a unified front against an unprecedented global challenge’

Yousef Al-Benyan, (Apr 9, 2020)

Comment: Yousef Al-Benyan of B20 Saudi Arabia argues that the G20 countries must partner with healthcare community, business and civil society on a coordinated global fightback against Covid-19

How lawyers are collaborating to help pave the way to net-zero

Becky Clissman, (Apr 1, 2020)

Becky Clissman of Practical Law explains how The Chancery Lane Project is providing guidance to legal professionals on how they can put their skills to use in the battle against climate change

Covid-19 roundup: Companies rally as pandemic takes escalating toll

Oliver Balch, (Mar 27, 2020)

Oliver Balch reports on how business has responded during an unprecedented week for the global economy

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

‘FTSE companies urgently need to raise their game on CO2 reporting’

Alexia Perversi and Andrew Jones, (Mar 18, 2020)

Alexia Perversi and Andrew Jones of Mazars say a recent study by the auditing firm casts huge doubt on the credibility and utility of carbon disclosures in year-end reports

Responsible Business Summit, New York – Important Update

Liam Dowd, (Mar 11, 2020)

Over the past couple of weeks, the Reuters Events team has been constantly monitoring the Covid-19 outbreak, with the wellbeing of customers at the front of our mind and have sought feedback from participants, local health authorities and government bodies.

'Investors and companies are fiddling while forests burn’

Mark Hillsdon, (Mar 9, 2020)

New reports from Forest 500 and CDP point to a big gap between rhetoric and action when it comes to addressing escalating forest loss. Mark Hillsdon and Terry Slavin report

How World Benchmarking Alliance chose the 2,000 companies key to delivering the SDGs

Richard Hardyment, (Mar 5, 2020)

The WBA’s Richard Hardyment explains the methodology behind choosing the firms on its SDG2000 list

CSR Cheat Sheet: Dire climate predictions endorsed by courts

Oliver Balch, (Mar 2, 2020)

In his monthly analysis of sustainability news, Oliver Balch reports on the decision of the UK Court of Appeal shooting down a third runway at Heathrow, Mark Carney’s green finance powwow and reasons to be cheerful about corporate climate action