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Society Watch: Drive to make ecocide an international crime gains momentum

Mark Hillsdon, (Feb 7, 2023)

Mark Hillsdon reports on how 27 countries are now actively considering laws to put environmental destruction on a par with war crimes

Will 2023 be a watershed moment for corporates on addressing water risk?

Terry Slavin, (Jan 11, 2023)

In the latest issue of The Sustainable Business Review, our columnists assess the year ahead, from growing pressure on brands to walk the talk of their net-zero commitments to the rising agenda of nature loss and showing progress on the S in ESG

The five-year search for the right recipe to save forests from cocoa 

Terry Slavin, (Jan 11, 2023)

Despite its lofty ambitions, the Cocoa & Forests Initiative has so far failed to turn the tide on commodity-driven deforestation in Ghana and Ivory Coast. Terry Slavin reports

Can business bridge the yawning gap in finance for nature?

Terry Slavin, (Dec 13, 2022)

In the latest issue of The Ethical Corporation magazine we look at what it will take to raise the trillions of dollars in finance needed to address the climate and nature emergencies

Needed: a sea-change in climate finance for oceans

Sarah LaBrecque, (Dec 12, 2022)

With marine nature-based solutions attracting just a fraction of the capital going into those on land, Sarah LaBrecque reports on the drive to boost finance for the blue economy 

Society Watch: Indigenous peoples fear being overshadowed after COP26 moment in the sun

Mark Hillsdon, (Oct 31, 2022)

A pledge to protect community rights alongside forests, made at the Glasgow climate summit last year, is being undermined by the scramble for energy security, reports Mark Hillsdon

In conversation with Elizabeth Mrema, the woman seeking a ‘Paris moment’ for nature at COP15

Terry Slavin, (Oct 24, 2022)

The head of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity is also co-chair of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures. She talks to Terry Slavin about how business is supporting her efforts to achieve an ambitious global biodiversity framework in Montreal in December

Policy Watch: Norway deal with Indonesia a bright spot amid deepening deforestation crisis

Angeli Mehta, (Sep 29, 2022)

Angeli Mehta reports on how more money on the table for countries that show results in curbing tree loss could have a catalysing effect

Brand Watch: Can blockchain help indigenous people turn the tide on deforestation?

Oliver Balch, (Sep 29, 2022)

Platforms such as the Open Forest Protocol are designed to be accessible to forest communities and build trust in voluntary carbon markets. Oliver Balch reports

PepsiCo’s biggest challenge: winning over millions of farmers to regenerative practices

Oliver Balch, (Sep 29, 2022)

Oliver Balch meets Jim Andrew, the man charged with delivering the consumer goods giant’s ambitious climate pledges

Can Big Food rise to the climate challenge?

Terry Slavin, (Sep 9, 2022)

With major food brands making sweeping promises to adopt regenerative agriculture in their supply chains, we take a look at what it will take to go from pilot projects to scale in the latest issue of The Ethical Corporation magazine

Winemakers turn to sustainability to ride the storms of climate change

Mike Scott, (Sep 8, 2022)

Mike Scott reports on how an industry that is a canary in the coal mine for climate change is adapting to become more resilient

From hemp to Kernza, the hunt for more resilient food crops

Angeli Mehta, (Sep 8, 2022)

Angeli Mehta looks at efforts to commercialise new, more drought-resistant crops, and make existing staples less thirsty

Regenerative agriculture seen as answer to averting Africa's growing food crisis

Mark Hillsdon, (Sep 7, 2022)

Mark Hillsdon reports on efforts to avoid a looming environmental and human catastrophe by empowering smallholder farmers in climate-smart practices

Turning cows from climate criminals to heroes with agroforestry

Mark Hillsdon, (Sep 7, 2022)

Mark Hillsdon reports on the rise of silvopastoralism, livestock farming that works with nature, rather than against it, highlighting examples in Brazil, Kenya, and the UK

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. 

Nature-depleted UK sets sights on greener food system post-Brexit

Angeli Mehta, (Sep 7, 2022)

Nestle, PepsiCo and McCain Foods are trialling ways of driving down carbon emissions in their British supply chains. Angeli Mehta reports

EU sows seeds for farming revolution, but will they grow?

Angeli Mehta, (Sep 7, 2022)

Supportive policy has led food brands to pilot a plethora of regenerative agriculture pilot projects in Europe, but lack of common definitions and metrics are stymying ability to scale

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