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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

Comment: Five ways the world can break the deadlock on funding climate damage

Rachel Kyte, (Sep 29, 2022)

Rachel Kyte, dean of The Fletcher School at Tufts University, looks at priorities for urgent action to address the impacts of rising CO2 emissions on vulnerable countries

Society Watch: Energy crisis puts wind in the sails of community renewables push

Mark Hillsdon, (Sep 29, 2022)

Mark Hillsdon reports on how Patagonia has lent its backing to a do-it-yourself form of energy generation that is gaining ground in Europe

Biochar: the 'black gold' for soils that is getting big bets on offset markets

Karen Luckhurst, (Sep 8, 2022)

Karen Luckhurst reports on an age-old technology that has the potential to help millions of smallholder farmers and lock up carbon for hundreds of years

Beef and dairy farms pushed to innovate to tackle methane emissions

Mark Hillsdon, (Sep 8, 2022)

Mark Hillsdon looks at pilot projects from seaweed in cattle feed to new grazing practices, but asks whether the industry is going fast enough

Can sustainable soya farming come fast enough to save the Cerrado?

Mark Hillsdon, (Sep 7, 2022)

Retailers, big brands and commodity traders are all backing initiatives to reduce deforestation risk from the crop, but progress is thin on the ground, reports Mark Hillsdon

The pioneers trying to restore life to America’s stressed soils

Sarah LaBrecque, (Sep 7, 2022)

Sarah LaBrecque reports on nascent efforts by farmers and food brands including General Mills, Unilever, PepsiCo and Nestle to turn the tide on decades of destructive industrialised agriculture in the U.S. 

Will 'historic' U.S. climate bill herald a new era of international cooperation?

Terry Slavin, (Aug 30, 2022)

In the latest issue of The Sustainable Business Review, Mike Scott looks at the implications of the Inflation Reduction Act, Angeli Mehta hears calls for more honest dialogue with citizens on climate action, Oliver Balch interviews Thomas Maddox of CDP and we have guest columns from Mindy Lubber and Rachel Kyte

'We have the solutions to give everyone access to cooling, but we need to act now'

Rachel Kyte, (Aug 30, 2022)

Comment: Rachel Kyte of The Fletcher School at Tufts University says affordable and hyper-efficient air-conditioning should be top priority for policymakers

Brands need to put money where their mouths are in fighting nature loss, says CDP’s forests chief

Oliver Balch, (Aug 30, 2022)

Despite pledges to end deforestation, 11 million hectares of tree cover are lost each year. CDP's Thomas Maddox tells Oliver Balch why he thinks developments on reporting on forest risk could help reverse the loss

Policy Watch: As climate change hits home, it’s time for honest dialogue and bold solutions

Angeli Mehta, (Aug 30, 2022)

Governments will have to take the public with them if they are to make progress on solutions, writes Angeli Mehta

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

Editor’s letter: Can tourism tread more lightly?

Terry Slavin, (Jun 20, 2022)

In the summer issue of The Ethical Corporation magazine we assess the challenges for the travel sector in meeting its promise to get onto a more sustainable flightpath as it zooms back to life after COVID 19

Hurtigruten sets course for zero-emissions cruising 

Terry Slavin, (Jun 20, 2022)

The Norwegian group says it wants to chart the way for a greener industry by being emissions-free to sea and air on its Norwegian Coastal Express route by 2030

Can the cruise industry power itself to a net zero future?

Caroline Palmer, (Jun 20, 2022)

The fastest growing sector of the travel industry is vowing to clean up its outsized environmental and social issues, but faces choppy seas. Caroline Palmer and Terry Slavin report

What’s sustainable about soaring private jet use?

Terry Slavin, (Jun 20, 2022)

Analysis: Despite all the net-zero rhetoric, Bill Gates’s ‘guilty pleasure’ is shared by increasing numbers of executives. Terry Slavin weighs up the claims from some that this most climate-damaging form of transport can be compatible with net-zero

Tailwind growing behind tackling aviation emissions

Mike Scott, (Jun 20, 2022)

With sustainable aviation fuels still more than a decade away from being widely available, the sector is also focusing on efficiency improvements in the air and on ground and electrification, reports Mike Scott 

Can business travel get onto a more sustainable flight-path post-Covid?

Mike Scott, (Jun 20, 2022)

A new survey finds that some of the companies with the most ambitious climate goals aren’t addressing a big component of their carbon footprint. Mike Scott reports 

An ambitious bid to bring ‘regenerative’ tourism to the Red Sea

Mark Hillsdon, (Jun 20, 2022)

Mark Hillsdon reports on the Red Sea Development Project, which will include 70 new hotels, and aims to achieve a 30% net conservation benefit by 2040

Hotels sector strives to make up lost time on sustainability

Mark Hillsdon, (Jun 14, 2022)

The industry has been slow out of the blocks on shrinking its carbon footprint, but leaders are showing the way forward, writes Mark Hillsdon