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Policy Watch: Insulation and heat pumps getting short shrift in response to Ukraine crisis

Angeli Mehta, (Apr 27, 2022)

Angeli Mehta reports on how measures that could significantly reduce energy demand are being overlooked in the rush to invest in more fossil fuels 

Will the energy transition be a casualty of Putin's war in Ukraine?

Terry Slavin, (Mar 23, 2022)

In the spring issue of The Ethical Corporation magazine we assess how the conflict will impact efforts to curb methane emissions, and the development of technologies like nuclear, green hydrogen, offshore wind, and carbon capture and storage

Mastercard’s Kloberdanz on why companies have to plug the ‘trust gap’ on nature

Oliver Balch, (Jan 27, 2022)

Oliver Balch talks to the payment giant's chief sustainability officer about the need to overcome consumer frustration over corporate inaction on climate change

Why business journalists need to challenge the ESG orthodoxy

Terry Slavin, (Dec 14, 2021)

The Ethical Corporation’s editor-in-chief Terry Slavin explains why the magazine’s mission of doing deep dives into complex sustainability issues is more relevant than ever before

Will extending cap and trade to transport and buildings help Europe reach its climate goals?

David Veredas and Wim Van Hyfte, (Oct 15, 2021)

Comment: David Veredas and Wim Van Hyfte say adding those two sectors would bring 80% of Europe’s greenhouse gases under its emissions trading scheme, but quick implementation will be key

‘Sustainable solutions exist for the two billion people who lack access to cooling’

Giles Bristow, (Sep 14, 2021)

Comment: Giles Bristow of Ashden urges impact investors to back innovators in the Global South who have developed affordable and effective alternatives to air conditioning

Asia battles to get to grips with the urban heat island effect

Jill Baker, (Sep 12, 2021)

Jill Baker reports on how a region at the forefront of climate change impacts is working to turn down the heat while addressing spiralling demand for energy-hungry air conditioning

Cities in front line of battle to cut emissions from buildings in U.S.

Sarah LaBrecque, (Sep 12, 2021)

With President Biden’s American Jobs Plan failing to deliver as promised, Sarah LaBrecque reports on how cities like Cincinnati are taking the lead on mitigating and adapting to climate change

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

Brand Watch: WBCSD warns members it’s time to get serious as it raises climate action bar

Oliver Balch, (Mar 30, 2021)

Oliver Balch analyses the latest sustainability news, from the companies responding to the business group’s Vision 2050 refresh to growing action to address water risk

'Why we in Panama stand ready to lead global efforts on ocean conservation'

Milciades Concepción, (Feb 15, 2021)

COMMENT: Environment minister Milciades Concepción says the goal of protecting 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030 is within reach if countries work collaboratively.

Polman: 'Amid rising vaccine nationalism, WTO's new director-general can't come quick enough'

Paul Polman, (Feb 15, 2021)

COMMENT: Many challenges await the global trade body’s new chair Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, but her appointment is a cause for celebration, writes Paul Polman

‘Where’s the climate science behind continuing to bankroll coal?’ NGOs demand

Mike Scott, (Dec 8, 2020)

Critics of the new science-based target for the finance sector say it doesn’t go far enough, while there are fears the EU's sustainable finance taxonomy will lack rigour. Mike Scott reports

Why multilateralism needs to make a comeback at G20

Paul Polman, (Nov 19, 2020)

Comment: Paul Polman argues that global leaders must rise to the unprecedented challenges facing humanity by crafting a coordinated international response to Covid-19 that protects both people and planet

‘Building a more equitable, just and sustainable economy is no longer an ideal. It’s imperative’

Kristen Lang, (Oct 8, 2020)

Comment: Kristen Lang, senior director of the Ceres Company Network, explains how the Ceres Roadmap 2030 can help companies not only survive, but thrive over the coming decade by changing the way they do business

How to unlock the banking sector’s potential to address climate change

Maarten Vleeschhouwer, (Sep 25, 2020)

Comment: Maarten Vleeschhouwer of the 2° Investing Initiative and Antoni Ballabriga of BBVA look at how banks are responding to the challenge to play a central role in achieving the Paris Agreement goals

Watch on demand: Highlights from Reuters Events race to net-zero virtual event

Richard Howitt, (Aug 13, 2020)

Richard Howitt, who moderated three sessions at last month’s Delivering Net-Zero virtual week by Reuters Events, sums up his takeaways and introduces some of the must-see sessions

Business must listen to land defenders if there is to be any chance of halting climate breakdown

Rachel Cox, (Jul 28, 2020)

Rachel Cox of Global Witness warns that those who stand on the frontline of environmental defence must be protected, as new figures reveal 2019 was the most dangerous year on record for indigenous and community activists

Watch on demand: ‘Why we are putting climate action at the heart of the EU recovery’

Conference Recording, (Jul 8, 2020)

In this session from Reuters Events’ recent Virtual Responsible Business Week, Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, deputy director-general of the European Commission, speaks to Terry Slavin, editor of Ethical Corporation magazine

Watch on demand: Collaboration ‘key to Increasing climate action post Covid-19’

Conference Recording, (Jul 8, 2020)

In our recent Virtual Business Week, sponsored by Huawei, Martin Xu, president of global government affairs, explained how one big lesson from the pandemic is the importance of collaborative action to tackle climate change