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Opinion: ‘We need sustainability leaders to champion circular economy in IT’

Mark Jolly, (Dec 13, 2017)

Companies replace IT equipment every four to five years, a waste of critical raw materials with huge environmental and social costs, argues Cranfield University professor Mark Jolley. With refurbished computers now nearly as high-performing as new, there needs to be an end to the make-use-dispose culture

Human rights briefing: US companies keep agenda alive despite Trump rollback

April Streeter, (Jul 26, 2017)

Many CEOs are forging ahead with due diligence despite the new president’s determination to roll back key legislation

Weekly Watch: 5 May 2017

EC Newsdesk, (May 4, 2017)

IOI tackles deforestation, De Beers to store CO2, Kensington recycles Nespresso pods, global standard for sustainable procurement, Apple aims circular, new #Squaremilechallenge target, Heathrow climate projections dismissed

Big data shines light on supply chains

Mike Scott, (Apr 27, 2017)

Technologies such as blockchain, GPS, and mobile phones are helping companies root out human rights risk in their supply chains

Eight key takeaways from day two of Responsible Business Summit New York

Terry Slavin, (Mar 30, 2017)

Here are just some of the highlights from the second day of high-octane discussion at Ethical Corporation’s annual New York conference.

Brilliant Earth mines millennials’ desire for ethical jewellery

Ellen R Delisio, (Mar 24, 2017)

The US company doesn’t charge a premium for products made with recycled gold and third-party certified diamonds

Taking the rough edges off diamonds

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 24, 2017)

As the world’s largest diamond producer, De Beers is working to raise ethical standards for the entire industry through its Best Practices Principles Assurance programme

Weekly Watch: 24 March 2017

Rebecca Ley, (Mar 15, 2017)

Unreported palm oil land, Mars and Nestle tackle human rights in pet food, US firms press Trump on carbon, EU conflict minerals rule, poor SDG progress, Dyson most reputable company, Blackrock's green bond, Electrolux goes green

PolicyWatch – September 2016

Stephen Gardner, (Sep 19, 2016)

Tracking conflict minerals, action on microbeads, Cuba's drive for renewables and Thai trafficker's 35-year sentence

PolicyWatch – May 2016

Stephen Gardner, (May 23, 2016)

Cobalt human rights abuses ‘ignored’, Indonesia certifies timber and the Call for ethical label on clothes

Tackling business risk: From ‘do no harm’ to business-as-usual

Mike Scott, (Apr 22, 2016)

As sustainability infiltrates the top echelons of companies it is acquiring a new hard-headed language of business risk

Mining sector benchmarking: Digging themselves out of a hole

Ellen R Delisio, (Mar 21, 2016)

Under fire as never before for the social and environmental destruction it causes, the world’s dirtiest industry is trying to come clean

Final chance to shape progressive Chinese mineral supply chain guideline

Lizzie Parsons, (Oct 29, 2015)

Guest post for Ethical Corporation magazine by Lizzie Parsons, China Programme Leader, Global Witness

NGOWatch – October 2015

Nadine Hawa, (Oct 13, 2015)

Conflict-free mining, Indian child trafficking, FSC termination and marine population decline

PolicyWatch – June 2015

Stephen Gardner, (Jun 9, 2015)

Big game trophies flight ban, Canadian emissions targets, tax dodging and EU conflict mineral reporting

NGOWatch – June 2015

Nadine Hawa, (Jun 5, 2015)

Conflict mineral disclosure, birth certificates for street kids, India NGO crackdown and oceans valued

PolicyWatch – March 2015

Stephen Gardner, (Mar 4, 2015)

Grants for electric vehicles, the EU’s improved food labelling, dam suspension in Panama and curbing conflict minerals

NGOWatch – January 2015

Jeni Yaghoubi, (Jan 5, 2015)

Conflict gold, LGBT equality, Myanmar jade mine drug dependency and Boreal Forest sourcing campaign

NGOWatch – November 2014

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Nov 4, 2014)

Conflict minerals, Oxfam rankings, action on Ebola and forced labour in electronics industry

Supply Chain Briefing Part 2: Conflict free minerals – Tainted goods

Sam Phipps, (Sep 10, 2014)

International buyers of metals and minerals, such as computer chip makers, are taking steps to ensure their industry is not funding warring factions in the Democratic Republic of Congo