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‘Will we see revenge consumption or a new frugality post Covid19?'

Fabian Echegaray, (Sep 28, 2021)

Analysis: In a new book, Fabián Echegaray and Philip Vergragt assess how pandemic-led changes to consumption and social behaviour will affect the transition to more sustainable lifestyles

‘We must rise to the biggest economic challenge of our times: creating good jobs for everyone'

Dr. Nouriel Roubini and Anand Ramachandran, (Jul 15, 2021)

Comment: Dr. Nouriel Roubini and Anand Ramachandran argue that companies have a responsibility to ensure workers in their supply chains are paid a living wage

Policy Watch: ‘Slow and timid UK’ needs to focus on delivery, not promises, warn climate advisers

Angeli Mehta, (Jun 29, 2021)

Angeli Mehta assesses progress at the G7 leaders’ meeting amid growing calls for the COP26 host to urgently step up domestic action

Businesses that prioritise social value will thrive as we build back better

Steve Butterworth, (Jun 21, 2021)

COMMENT: Steve Butterworth, CEO of Neighbourly, argues the case for localisation as a means to both recover from the pandemic and reduce the inequalities it exposed

‘It’s not enough to rely on sustainable business “heroes”, we need every company to act’

Chris Turner, (Jun 16, 2021)

Comment: B Lab UK’s Chris Turner explains why more than 550 companies and the Institute of Directors are backing a campaign to put people and planet on equal footing with profit in the UK

Why corporate action to protect water and forests makes good business sense

Sareh Forouzesh and Catherine Moncrieff, (Mar 22, 2021)

COMMENT: On #WorldWaterDay and #InternationalDayofForests, Sareh Forouzesh and Catherine Moncrieff of CDP point out how disclosing impacts and investing in tackling risks are yielding dividends for companies like Unilever, L'Oreal, Mars and Marfrig

Rethinking the commute to work post Covid-19

Mark Hillsdon, (Mar 12, 2021)

From e-scooters to smart roads, city planners are innovating to try to keep CO2 emissions from soaring again as they emerge from lockdown. Mark Hillsdon reports

Why rewarding companies that pay their fair share of tax is going global

Harriet Lamb, (Feb 25, 2021)

COMMENT: With Covid exacerbating poverty and trade inequality, many more companies should join the likes of SSE, Co-op, and Lush in adopting the Fair Tax Mark, says Ashden CEO Harriet Lamb

‘The UK’s Dasgupta Review shows how we can avoid financing our way to extinction’

Andrew Mitchell, (Feb 16, 2021)

COMMENT: Andrew Mitchell explains why solving the data gap is critical to unlocking a flood of money towards a nature-positive economy

Polman: 'Amid rising vaccine nationalism, WTO's new director-general can't come quick enough'

Paul Polman, (Feb 15, 2021)

COMMENT: Many challenges await the global trade body’s new chair Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, but her appointment is a cause for celebration, writes Paul Polman

Brand Watch: U.S. oil majors feel heat as climate divide widens with European competitors

Oliver Balch, (Jan 25, 2021)

In his column in the new Sustainable Business Review, Oliver Balch analyses the latest sustainability news affecting companies, from climate risk to supply chain standards

Three ways companies can become more inclusive in 2021

Susann Tischendorf and Alexandra Harris, (Jan 14, 2021)

Susann Tischendorf and Alexandra Harris of the Inclusive Business Action Network advise how businesses can respond to growing consumer demands to embed equality in how they operate

What companies can do to fix our broken food system

Viktoria de Bourbon de Parme, (Jan 5, 2021)

COMMENT: Viktoria de Bourbon de Parme of the World Benchmarking Alliance says greater transparency about the food sector’s environmental and social impacts is a critical first step towards transformational change

Investing in solutions to the growing problem of female homelessness

Keith Breslauer, (Dec 18, 2020)

COMMENT: Patron Capital’s managing director Keith Breslauer says impact investment vehicles that tackle challenging social issues while providing decent financial returns to institutional investors are key to post-pandemic recovery

How brands are joining the communications battle for more sustainable consumption

Nadine Hawa, (Dec 9, 2020)

Companies that want to credibly lead on tackling climate change have to take their customers – and governments – with them. Nadine Hawa reports

'Industry must lead in the world’s decarbonisation challenge'

Native Ad, (Dec 4, 2020)

SPONSORED CONTENT: Jens Birgersson, CEO of ROCKWOOL Group, explains how the manufacturer is reducing its carbon footprint and aligning its targets with the SDGs

‘Coronavirus has pushed efforts to increase access of poorest to energy to the brink’

Chhavi Sharma, (Nov 26, 2020)

Comment: Chhavi Sharma of climate solutions charity Ashden says building a more inclusive and diverse energy ecosystem will be critical to reaching SDG7 by 2030

How consumers are stepping up to the plate on cutting food waste

Ignacio Gavilan, (Nov 24, 2020)

COMMENT: Ignacio Gavilan of The Consumer Goods Forum says Covid-19-related shortages mean shoppers are more accepting of wonky veg schemes introduced by UK retailers like Tesco

Why multilateralism needs to make a comeback at G20

Paul Polman, (Nov 19, 2020)

Comment: Paul Polman argues that global leaders must rise to the unprecedented challenges facing humanity by crafting a coordinated international response to Covid-19 that protects both people and planet

Why buildings are the linchpin of the EU’s climate and green recovery plans

Brook Riley, (Nov 12, 2020)

Comment: Brook Riley of Rockwool Group says the Commission’s Renovation Wave strategy to double renovation rates through performance standards and innovative finance is critical to achieving its 2030 climate goals