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How governments are giving to nature with one hand and financing extinction with the other

Christine Allen, (Dec 20, 2021)

COMMENT: Christine Allen of Cafod and Beccy Speight of the RSPB highlight how state-owned development finance agencies, such as the UK's CDC Group, are undermining international goals to solve the triple threat of climate change, nature and poverty

Delivering the green energy transition in balance with nature

Native Ad, (Dec 14, 2021)

SPONSORED CONTENT: By Filip Engel Vice President, Sustainability, Public Affairs and Branding for Ørsted

‘Ethical Corporation has been a beacon of light in a turgid sea of CSR dross’

Mike Barry, (Dec 13, 2021)

Mike Barry, author of Marks & Spencer’s visionary Plan A, says the job of the early sustainability pioneers is to now support a younger generation in delivering a future for life on this planet

‘Nature loss is as big a business risk as climate change. We must tackle both with equal urgency’

David Craig, (Nov 17, 2021)

Comment: David Craig of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures explains how the TNFD will provide a framework for companies to measure and account for their impacts on biodiversity for the first time

Can focus on nature in Glasgow’s COP finally turn the tide on deforestation?

Terry Slavin, (Nov 7, 2021)

Terry Slavin asks whether all the programmes and finance announced last week will reach the smallholder farmers and indigenous people on the frontlines of protecting forests in tropical countries

‘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

‘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

'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

Policy Watch: China rebuffs Kerry as IPCC raises stakes for success in Glasgow

Angeli Mehta, (Sep 7, 2021)

In her latest monthly roundup, Angeli Mehta reports on the the latest round of failed U.S. climate diplomacy, COP26 host UK's difficulty in abandoning fossil fuels and the state of play for funding hydrogen, nuclear, and biodiversity protection

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

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

NGOs call for bioenergy to be removed from EU sustainable investment rules

Angeli Mehta, (May 30, 2021)

Green groups say the European Commission has listened to member-states rather than science in allowing biomass for energy. 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

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

Tackling biodiversity loss in the latest issue of The Ethical Corporation

Terry Slavin, (May 30, 2021)

The summer issue of Reuters Events Sustainable Business's quarterly magazine looks at the growing business imperative to put a value on natural capital, and how leading corporates are integrating biodiversity into their strategies to address climate change

'If you want to protect nature, you need to learn from indigenous people'

Diana Rojas, (Apr 22, 2021)

Diana Rojas reports on how the two-decade long battle by the Yurok tribe in northern California to preserve its traditional salmon hunting made strides for conservation

How Dr Helen Crowley became nature-based solutions evangelist at Kering

Oliver Balch, (Mar 30, 2021)

Oliver Balch interviews the luxury fashion brand's head of nature initiatives about its €5m regenerative fund for nature

Can Chile avoid resource curse from lithium?

Caroline Palmer, (Mar 16, 2021)

Caroline Palmer reports on how the country with the world's biggest reserves is seeking to address concerns about the critical metal’s environmental and social impacts from indigenous and green groups – and car companies like VW and BMW, which are mainly sourcing from Australia

‘The UK’s Dasgupta Review shows how we can avoid financing our way to extinction’

Andrew Mitchell, (Feb 16, 2021)

COMMENT: Andrew Mitchell explains why solving the data gap is critical to unlocking a flood of money towards a nature-positive economy

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