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‘Business cannot become truly sustainable without protecting nature’

Pietro Bertazzi, (Oct 7, 2021)

Comment: Ahead of this year’s momentous COP summits, action to tackle biodiversity loss must be at the heart of both government action and corporate strategy, write Pietro Bertazzi and Helen Finlay of CDP

Big food companies ‘failing dismally’ on both climate and human rights

Terry Slavin, (Sep 27, 2021)

Terry Slavin reports on the findings of the World Benchmarking Alliance’s first assessment of how the world’s biggest food producers, restaurants and retailers are performing on the SDGs

‘The communities protecting Africa’s wildlife need our help now, more than ever’

Charlie Mayhew, (Sep 22, 2021)

Comment: Tusk co-founder Charlie Mayhew hopes the growing interest in ESG will drive conservation higher up the corporate and investor agenda and give natural capital its true value

‘Averting climate disaster means going big on food systems transformation’

Ruth Richardson, (Sep 22, 2021)

Comment: Ruth Richardson and Peter Bakker hope this week’s UN Food Systems Summit will deliver concrete results towards make the food and agriculture sector more equitable and nature-positive

'As the climate crisis intensifies, violence against environmental defenders is on the rise'

Terry Slavin, (Sep 13, 2021)

Comment: Mining and logging were the deadliest sectors for activists seeking to protect their land and our planet in 2020, says Jago Wadley of Global Witness

Brand Watch: Facebook and PepsiCo commit to ‘water-positivity’ as climate crisis hits home

Oliver Balch, (Sep 7, 2021)

Oliver Balch reports on how recent natural disasters have prodded brands to target water security as part of their climate response, and how the pandemic is deepening the pay gap

How cities are using nature-based solutions to adapt to climate change

Kyra Appleby, (Jul 7, 2021)

Comment: Kyra Appleby of CDP draws lessons from three cities that are working in tandem with nature to become more resilient

Can Olam help turn Big Ag from climate villain into sustainability hero?

Oliver Balch, (Jun 29, 2021)

Oliver Balch interviews chief sustainability officer Christopher Stewart to find out how the commodity giant aims to take leadership in re-imagining the global food system

Why the UK’s regenerative agriculture reforms promise a second life for farmers

Dr Abigail Barker, (Jun 18, 2021)

COMMENT: Dr Abigail Barker of Natural Capital Research says the far-reaching reforms will replenish depleted natural capital reserves and provide a baseline for net-zero carbon strategies

Can corporates’ net-zero drive help put tropical countries on rapid road to ending deforestation?

Terry Slavin, (Jun 2, 2021)

Terry Slavin looks at the LEAF coalition, an initiative backed by the U.S., Britain and Norway that aims to channel carbon-offsetting finance into saving tropical forests

How Olam, Natura & Co and Kering are taking a regenerative approach to their supply chains

Mark Hillsdon, (Jun 2, 2021)

Mark Hillsdon looks at three leading companies that are incorporating biodiversity into their balance sheets

‘If Big Food really wants to cut emissions from farming, why haven’t they stopped food waste?’

Oliver Balch, (May 30, 2021)

Oliver Balch interviews Project Drawdown’s Dr Jonathan Foley, but finds him oddly reluctant to talk about regenerative agriculture

‘We can’t kick this into the long grass, because in 10 years that grass might not be there’

Mike Scott, (May 30, 2021)

Mike Scott reports how leading brands including Unilever, Chipolte, Nomad Foods and VF Corporation are reducing their impacts on nature as part of their net-zero plans

When trees have ears: How Topher White is fighting illegal deforestation with AI

Terry Slavin, (May 30, 2021)

Terry Slavin reports on how San Francisco non-profit Rainforest Connection is recording sounds to protect nature in a dozen countries in partnership with Google, Huawei and Hitachi Vantara

Nicole Rycroft: ‘We can’t protect 30% of nature if we’re chopping down forests to make t-shirts’

Oliver Balch, (May 30, 2021)

Oliver Balch talks to the Canopy founder about the urgent need to scale up sustainable alternatives to materials like viscose in the fashion industry

Mars focuses on community involvement in world’s largest coral restoration project

Angeli Mehta, (May 30, 2021)

The consumers goods giant has partnered with The Nature Conservancy in its bid to replenish the ocean floor in Indonesia's Coral Triangle. Angeli Mehta reports

The race to reap the climate dividend of restoring coastal habitats

Angeli Mehta, (May 30, 2021)

Angeli Mehta reports on the growing drive by governments and companies to conserve the vast carbon sequestration potential in seagrass meadows and mangroves

Joe Biden’s plan to pay America’s farmers to become eco-warriors

Mark Hillsdon, (May 30, 2021)

Mark Hillsdon reports on how the U.S. president's proposed Growing Climate Solutions Act seeks to turn the industrialised agriculture of the country’s breadbasket from a biodiversity hazard into a CO2 sink through regenerative agriculture

Can we move away from plastics without dealing a mortal blow to forests?

Sarah LaBrecque, (May 30, 2021)

Packaging is one way that brands are seeking to tackle their environmental footprint, but bio-based alternatives risk fanning the flames of increased deforestation. Sarah LaBrecque reports on the search for more sustainable approaches

Biodiversity risk ‘a blind spot for the finance industry’

Mark Hillsdon, (May 30, 2021)

Mark Hillsdon reports on the growing impetus to put a value on nature loss so it can be addressed with the same urgency as climate risk