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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

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

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

'The mining sector must come clean about its growing impact on deforestation'

Morgan Gillespy, (Nov 25, 2020)

Comment: The impact of the extractives sector on forest loss has been largely overlooked, says CDP's Morgan Gillespy. With the New York Declaration on Forests' goal of halving deforestation by 2020 in tatters, there's an urgent need to press laggards for action

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

‘Building a more equitable, just and sustainable economy is no longer an ideal. It’s imperative’

Kristen Lang, (Oct 8, 2020)

Comment: Kristen Lang, senior director of the Ceres Company Network, explains how the Ceres Roadmap 2030 can help companies not only survive, but thrive over the coming decade by changing the way they do business

Why diverse suppliers hold the key to business resilience

James Richens, (Oct 6, 2020)

While tightened budgets due to Covid-19 are causing some companies to row back on diversity and inclusion initiatives, some are reaping long term benefits by extending their programmes beyond their own workforces, reports James Richens

Why the way we work will never be the same again after Covid

Mike Scott, (Oct 6, 2020)

With the enforced lockdown pushing companies to implement digital solutions that should have taken years in just a few weeks, Mike Scott assesses the long-term implications, and explains why speed and adaptability are the new business competences

For sustainable, read resilient as companies strengthen relationships with suppliers

Oliver Balch, (Oct 5, 2020)

Covid-19 and advances in digitisation have accelerated the move towards more planet- and people-friendly procurement practices that will outlive the immediate crisis, reports Oliver Balch

‘If companies aren't serving all stakeholders they aren't serious about sustainability'

Richard Howitt, (Sep 28, 2020)

Richard Howitt of Frank Bold LLP draws lessons from last month’s Sustainability Reporting and Communications Summit on the continuous loop of implementation and evaluation that ensures purpose is “lived” within a company

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

The pitfalls and opportunities of business activism

Mary Martin, (Sep 15, 2020)

Comment: Mary Martin of LSE IDEAS says companies have to internalise the changes they are demanding if they are going to take a stand on social issues like Black Lives Matter

‘Covid-19 is breaking our food systems and supply chains. We must act now’

Dave Crean, (Sep 10, 2020)

Comment: Mars Inc’s Dave Crean calls for greater public-private collaboration to eradicate hunger by ensuring open access to safe food for all far beyond the pandemic

‘To build resilient textile supply chains, brands have to protect communities’

Alison Ward, (Aug 11, 2020)

Comment: The pandemic has left cotton farmers in Pakistan and India facing crisis-levels of hunger and financial ruin, says Alison Ward of CottonConnect

Aviation plots an electric flight plan despite headwinds

Catherine Early, (Jul 13, 2020)

Research and development of electric propulsion systems for aircraft is continuing, in spite of the sector’s financial woes due to Covid-19. Catherine Early reports

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