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A week of getting real about the enormity of the climate challenge

Terry Slavin, (Sep 29, 2022)

In the latest issue of The Sustainable Business Review, our columnists analyse some of the latest developments, from the Net-Zero Banking Alliance weakening its language on phasing out fossil fuels, to how the energy crisis is putting the wind in the sails of community energy

ESG Watch: Biden's ‘made-in-America’ climate legislation ruffles feathers with trading partners

Mike Scott, (Aug 30, 2022)

Mike Scott reports that the Inflation Reduction Act will have a transformative impact on U.S. emissions, but risks trade disputes over protectionism

'Could COP26 signal the end of coal? Only if we invest in green jobs and training'

Fiona Duggan, (Nov 8, 2021)

COMMENT: If lower-income countries are to phase out fossil fuels the transition has to be economically and socially just, writes Fiona Duggan of sustainable energy charity Ashden

Human rights impact of China’s ‘Going Out’ policy highlights challenges of a just transition

Golda Benjamin, (Aug 19, 2021)

COMMENT: The Belt and Road initiative has been hit by allegations of social and environmental abuses, despite Chinese commitments to the contrary. Golda Benjamin of BHRRC calls for more transparency, particularly from the country's financial sector

Oil and gas efforts to cut emissions ‘just smoke and mirrors’, finds new climate benchmark

Terry Slavin, (Jul 23, 2021)

The World Benchmarking Alliance's ranking of the fossil fuel industry's progress in the energy transition is the first to measure companies against the IEA's 1.5C roadmap. Its findings are stark, reports Terry Slavin

‘The finance sector should be leading in race to net zero – instead it is a laggard’

Emily Kreps, (May 18, 2021)

Comment: Emily Kreps, CDP’s global director of capital markets, says financial institutions should insist that the companies they finance are prepared for the low-carbon transition

Biden’s first steps spur audacity of hope for US climate action proponents

Diana Rojas, (Nov 30, 2020)

Even if Democrats fail to secure the Senate in January, there is optimism that the Biden administration’s commitment to addressing climate change is riding economic and financial tailwinds. Diana Rojas reports

Connecting the drops in the battle against climate change

Terry Slavin, (Nov 10, 2020)

CDP’s Cate Lamb tells Terry Slavin she hopes her new role championing water at next year’s COP26 in Glasgow will lead to joined-up thinking on water’s role in the race to net-zero

Mining firms ‘failing to get to grips with worsening water security crisis’

Catherine Early, (Nov 8, 2020)

The sector is facing increasing demand to supply raw materials needed for the energy transition, but its license to operate is threatened by increasing water demand and pollution. Catherine Early reports

'Data can help save the world from climate change – but mind the transparency gap'

Phil Bruner, (Oct 15, 2020)

Comment: Phillip Bruner, co-founder and CEO of data software company ENIAN, says Britain and Australia are two countries using shared data and software to promote renewable energy, but opacity is holding back the energy transition in many parts of the world, including the US

The future of transport: Three ways to make electric vehicles more accessible

Karen Langford, (Sep 24, 2020)

Comment: Karen Langford of Vestel argues that accelerating the building of new EV infrastructure will be critical to capitalising on the pandemic’s silver lining of cleaner air quality

Watch on demand: Highlights from Reuters Events race to net-zero virtual event

Richard Howitt, (Aug 13, 2020)

Richard Howitt, who moderated three sessions at last month’s Delivering Net-Zero virtual week by Reuters Events, sums up his takeaways and introduces some of the must-see sessions

New-look magazine takes pulse of energy transition amid Covid-19

Terry Slavin, (Jul 14, 2020)

In our July/August issue, The Ethical Corporation looks at how corporate renewable power purchasing in helping to keep growth aloft, why Europe is pinning its hopes on hydrogen, hydropower's green makeover, advances in vehicle-to-grid technology, progress on electrifying aviation, and how lithium battery potential is heating up the geothermal market

Why green is good as the world struggles to recover from Covid-19

Mark Hillsdon, (Jul 13, 2020)

While fossil fuels tanked as the pandemic took hold, renewables have made record contributions to grids. Mark Hillsdon and Terry Slavin look at the role of corporate power purchasing in helping economies build back better

Hydropower eschews big dams to go with the flow in green makeover

Mark Hillsdon, (Jul 13, 2020)

Natel Energy's turbines with lower steel and cement content that allow safe passage for fish herald a new dawn for the world's biggest source of renewable energy. Mark Hillsdon reports

Highview’s ‘pumped hydro in a box’ wins powerful backers

Mike Scott, (Jul 13, 2020)

With investment from Sumitomo Heavy Industries and a UK government grant, things are looking up for the UK company's zero-emissions technology, which stores energy by turning air into a liquid. Mike Scott reports

Watch on demand: ‘Why we are putting climate action at the heart of the EU recovery’

Conference Recording, (Jul 8, 2020)

In this session from Reuters Events’ recent Virtual Responsible Business Week, Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, deputy director-general of the European Commission, speaks to Terry Slavin, editor of Ethical Corporation magazine

Europe hitches zero-carbon star to hydrogen

Angeli Mehta, (Jul 6, 2020)

Updated: The European Commission has just announced its strategy to kickstart a long-awaited hydrogen economy in Europe as part of its Covid-19 recovery package. Angeli Mehta reports on how the ‘future fuel’ is on the threshold of lift-off

CSR Cheat Sheet: Green Covid-19 recovery gains public backing

Oliver Balch, (Jun 9, 2020)

In his monthly analysis of sustainability data, Oliver Balch looks at the appetite for climate action around the world, indicators that renewable energy will buck the downturn, and the latest efforts to chart net-zero commitments

‘With renewables increasingly being held to ransom, ESG needs a risk lens’

Troy Mortimer, (May 27, 2020)

Digitalisation of energy through technologies such as the internet of things has led to a surge in incidence of data fraud and cyber-attacks. ESG and cyber-risk experts Troy Mortimer and Hani Banayoti explain how responsible investors can reduce their exposure