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'Tackling deforestation key' as UK looks to plough its own furrow post-Brexit

David Craik, (Mar 7, 2020)

The Committee on Climate Change is recommending that reducing emissions from land use should be central to delivering the UK’s net-zero economy, reports David Craik

'To achieve the SDGs in a warming climate we will have to change how we produce our food'

Sunny Verghese, (Jan 3, 2020)

Olam’s Sunny Verghese says a global food and agricultural system in line with the Global Goals would unlock economic value of more than $2tn by 2030

US companies perform twice as badly as Europeans on human rights ranking

Terry Slavin, (Nov 15, 2018)

Starbucks and Kraft Heinz are among a dubious roll call of American firms that scored less than 10% on the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, where Germany’s Adidas took first place

New human rights ranking shows most firms have barely left the starting line

Phil Bloomer, (Nov 11, 2018)

Phil Bloomer of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre assesses the results of the 2018 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark and finds that while there has been welcome progress among a small group of leaders, the vast majority of companies are content to under-perform

M&S calls for collaboration over antibiotics use in food supply chains

Rebecca Ley, (Sep 7, 2017)

McDonald's move to clean up its chicken supply chain 'should be part of an industry-wide effort' to tackle global health threat

Report review: General Mills’ efforts on nutrition a bowl half-empty

Holly Cooper, (May 12, 2017)

The giant US food company’s 2017 Global Responsibility Report reveals why it’s lagging behind Unilever, Nestlé, Danone and Mars on sustainability, says analyst Holly Cooper

Coca-Cola Water Replenishment Case Study: Partnerships key ingredient to success

Nadine Hawa, (Oct 24, 2016)

Coca-Cola’s water stewardship efforts have involved building capacity internally and partnering with a host of external organisations.

Bee decline Briefing Part 5: A business case for pollinators

Mark Gough, (Oct 14, 2016)

Mark Gough on how the new Natural Capital Protocol can help companies protect pollinators

Bee decline Briefing Part 2: No easy answers in battle to save bees

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 14, 2016)

From neonics to parasites, pollinators are under assault. New methods of farming to preserve biodiversity may be needed

Bee decline Briefing Part 1: Plight of the bumblebee

April Streeter, (Oct 14, 2016)

In the first article of a four-part briefing we look at how companies are ignoring the alarming decline in bee populations at their peril

Bee decline Briefing Part 4: Pollinators as portfolio risk

Terry Slavin, (Oct 12, 2016)

Abigail Herron of Aviva Investors explains how asset managers can drive the decline in bee populations up corporate agendas

Nobel Laureates and Greenpeace lock horns over Golden Rice

Nadine Hawa, (Aug 18, 2016)

Scientists and campaigners disagree fundamentally about whether the rice can be an effective way to fight vitamin A deficiency in poorer countries

Big data: The germination of precision farming

Ellen R Delisio, (Jul 26, 2016)

Technologies such as drones and robots have the potential to revolutionise agriculture, allowing farmers to use resources more efficiently

PolicyWatch – July 2016

Stephen Gardner, (Jul 25, 2016)

Pollution deal, North American climate promises, UK carbon budge and sun shines on India

4 Surprising Reasons to Measure and Reduce Food Loss and Waste

Brian Lipinski, (Jul 12, 2016)

A full one-third of the food the world produces ultimately goes uneaten. That’s a billion tons of food loss and waste (FLW) every single year.

Cheat sheet: Corporate responsibility cheat sheet - May 2016

Oliver Balch, (May 19, 2016)

We read all the reports so you don’t have to

NGOWatch - April 2016

Nadine Hawa, (Apr 20, 2016)

Syrian conflict worsens

EthicsWatch: Asia - Oiling the wheels of deforestation

Ellen R Delisio, (Mar 22, 2016)

Big buyers of palm oil may have adopted forest-friendly purchasing policies, but they appear still to have little control over their suppliers’ practices

Food briefing Part 1: Global markets - Towards sustainable food production

Ellen R Delisio, (Feb 12, 2016)

Putting food in the world’s mouths has always been difficult, and doing it sustainably is only going to get harder

BrandWatch – February 2016

Nadine Hawa, (Feb 11, 2016)

GMO labelling, Hilton resource savings, data centres heat water and Congo child labour accusations

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