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Policy Watch: Courts question whether oil and gas expansion is compatible with climate goals

Angeli Mehta, (Mar 1, 2022)

Countries like the UK and Norway argue that cutting domestic fossil fuel production would only increase more high-carbon imports from elsewhere, but this logic is being increasingly challenged, writes Angeli Mehta

Policy Watch: Why global progress on climate may hinge on Biden’s Build Back Better bill

Angeli Mehta, (Jan 27, 2022)

In 2022 the focus will shift to implementation, but all eyes will be on the U.S., says Angeli Mehta

Mastercard’s Kloberdanz on why companies have to plug the ‘trust gap’ on nature

Oliver Balch, (Jan 27, 2022)

Oliver Balch talks to the payment giant's chief sustainability officer about the need to overcome consumer frustration over corporate inaction on climate change

How governments are giving to nature with one hand and financing extinction with the other

Christine Allen, (Dec 20, 2021)

COMMENT: Christine Allen of Cafod and Beccy Speight of the RSPB highlight how state-owned development finance agencies, such as the UK's CDC Group, are undermining international goals to solve the triple threat of climate change, nature and poverty

20 years of helping companies on their sustainability journeys

Terry Slavin, (Dec 15, 2021)

In the 20th anniversary issue of Ethical Corporation magazine, we look at how the sustainability agenda has evolved - and where it needs to go in the next 20 years

Delivering the green energy transition in balance with nature

Native Ad, (Dec 14, 2021)

SPONSORED CONTENT: By Filip Engel Vice President, Sustainability, Public Affairs and Branding for Ørsted

Why business journalists need to challenge the ESG orthodoxy

Terry Slavin, (Dec 14, 2021)

The Ethical Corporation’s editor-in-chief Terry Slavin explains why the magazine’s mission of doing deep dives into complex sustainability issues is more relevant than ever before

'As climate change takes an increasing toll, it will be a case of adapt or die'

Emma Howard Boyd, (Dec 13, 2021)

The Environment Agency's Emma Howard Boyd says the need to restore nature and tackle global warming are inter-linked

To fight greenwash, brands need to become advocates for change

Solitaire Townsend, (Dec 13, 2021)

Business lost control of the narrative on sustainability years ago, and needs to reassess its role, says Futerra’s Solitaire Townsend

'‘By 2041, I suspect most major brands of today will be unknown’

John Elkington, (Dec 13, 2021)

John Elkington says even sustainability leaders will have to lift their ambitions by several orders of magnitude to meet the demands of younger generations

'With 60% of global funds aligned with 2.75C, the net-zero rhetoric needs to quickly become reality'

Paul Simpson, (Dec 2, 2021)

Comment: Paul Simpson of CDP says financial institutions and investors need to engage with companies to drive a widespread transition to a net-zero, nature-positive and resilient economy

Can business deliver after a COP where brands moved to centre stage?

Terry Slavin, (Dec 1, 2021)

In the December issue of The Sustainable Business Review we assess some of the key outcomes of COP26, from pacts to accelerate take-up of low-carbon technologies such as green hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuels, to the fashion industry cleaning up its act, and the private-sector push to win the war against deforestation

'With cows the new coal, methane emissions from agriculture should no longer be an afterthought'

Jeremy Coller, (Dec 1, 2021)

Comment: Jeremy Coller, founder of FAIRR, writes that COP26’s failure to address the climate impact of farming will deepen investor concerns about the sector

Sustainable aviation fuel seeks clearance for rapid lift-off

Terry Slavin, (Nov 25, 2021)

As the Biden administration seeks to incentivise a dramatic increase in uptake of green alternatives to kerosene, corporates in the Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance are among those trying to allay concerns about impacts on land use and biodiversity. Terry Slavin reports

ESG Watch: Pockets of progress, but still far from where we need to be on climate

Mike Scott, (Nov 25, 2021)

Mike Scott says agreements to phase down coal, replace internal combustion engines, cut methane emissions and reduce deforestation were far from sufficient but show investors the direction of travel

Brand Watch: Corporates in push to take their suppliers on net-zero journey

Oliver Balch, (Nov 25, 2021)

Oliver Balch reports on new initiatives launched at COP26 to engage SMEs and to help the fashion industry sharpen its act on climate

‘Here comes the cavalry’ as brands vow to help accelerate climate solutions in heavy industry

Terry Slavin, (Nov 25, 2021)

Terry Slavin reports on the launch of the U.S.-backed First Movers Coalition, which aims to jumpstart a market for nascent clean technologies in steel, trucking, shipping, aviation, cement, aluminium and chemicals

‘Nature loss is as big a business risk as climate change. We must tackle both with equal urgency’

David Craig, (Nov 17, 2021)

Comment: David Craig of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures explains how the TNFD will provide a framework for companies to measure and account for their impacts on biodiversity for the first time

‘Food waste is a big cause of methane emissions. Companies must not wait for governments to act’

Dr Marcus Gover, (Nov 12, 2021)

Comment: Dr Marcus Gover of UK charity WRAP explains how collective action by business can act as an accelerator in global action to tackle climate change

'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