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Holcim and Danone swept up in rising tide of climate litigation

Terry Slavin, (Feb 7, 2023)

In this month's issue of The Sustainable Business Review we also look at Europe's answer to the Inflation Reduction Act, momentum behind making ecocide an international crime, the UNFCCC's Global Stocktake, Europe's crackdown on the chemicals industry, 'nature-positive mining', and why taxing the super-rich is necessary to avoid social breakdown

Beef and dairy farms pushed to innovate to tackle methane emissions

Mark Hillsdon, (Sep 8, 2022)

Mark Hillsdon looks at pilot projects from seaweed in cattle feed to new grazing practices, but asks whether the industry is going fast enough

Faber's fate shows high price of going against the herd

Terry Slavin, (Mar 31, 2021)

Reuters Events Sustainable Business's editor in chief Terry Slavin picks out some of the highlights of the free-to-download March issue of The Sustainable Business Review

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

‘We can win the war on plastic waste if we marshal the power of finance and markets’

Pedro Moura Costa, (Oct 27, 2020)

Comment: BVRio’s Pedro Moura Costa says the 3R Initiative, backed by Danone, Nestlé and Tetra Pak, has created the first global marketplace for the circular economy with the Circular Action Hub

For sustainable, read resilient as companies strengthen relationships with suppliers

Oliver Balch, (Oct 5, 2020)

Covid-19 and advances in digitisation have accelerated the move towards more planet- and people-friendly procurement practices that will outlive the immediate crisis, reports Oliver Balch

'We need to harness and channel the desire of companies to help communities during Covid-19'

Steve Butterworth, (Apr 15, 2020)

Steve Butterworth of Neighbourly says the new Neighbourly Community Fund allows companies like M&S, Lidl, Aldi, Danone and Coca-Cola European Partners to mount a coordinated response to helping the most vulnerable during the ongoing crisis

'It's not enough to cut CO2 emissions. The natural systems that sustain life are on the critical list'

Angeli Mehta, (Mar 3, 2020)

Angeli Mehta reports on how companies like Danone, Unilever, and China's Cofco International are addressing biodiversity loss through platforms like the Business for Nature coalition and One Planet Business for Biodiversity

‘To make the 20s transformative, we need to get real about purpose’

Henry Richards, (Dec 30, 2019)

Henry Richards of the British Academy draws on lessons from the Future of the Corporation inquiry to put forward a positive agenda for business in the coming decade

The invisible hand of CDP leader Firmenich

Terry Slavin, (Oct 2, 2019)

Terry Slavin interviews Gilbert Ghostine, CEO of the Swiss fragrance and flavours giant, about the company's inclusive capitalism business model, 1.5C science-based targets, and the new One Planet Business for Biodiversity coalition

‘Deforestation is a material risk that companies can no longer ignore’

Julie Nash, (Oct 1, 2019)

While Unilever and Nestlé have made strides towards implementing no-deforestation policies, the vast majority of companies have not. Now some of the world’s biggest institutional investors are pushing for change through the Investor Initiative for Sustainable Forests, says Julie Nash of Ceres

How big brands can lead on tackling the global plastics waste epidemic

Pedro Moura Costa, (Jun 13, 2019)

BVRio’s Pedro Moura Costa explains how the 3R initiative, backed by Danone, Veolia, Nestlé and Tetra Pak, and launched at this week’s Responsible Business Summit Europe, will put a value on the environmental services provided by waste pickers in countries like Brazil, India and Indonesia

Growing fears for climate help fuel rise in plant-based diets

Amy Brown, (May 28, 2019)

Amy Brown reports on how green-minded millennial and Gen Z consumers are boosting the boom in meat alternatives

‘Companies aren’t moving fast enough on the circular economy’

Christie Clarke, (Apr 29, 2019)

Christie Clarke of CDP points to progress by consumer goods firms on plastic waste, but says it falls far short of the transformative action required

Unilever, Danone, L'Oréal and Nestlé leading on tackling climate risk, says CDP

Terry Slavin, (Feb 27, 2019)

Terry Slavin reports on the leaders and laggards in CDP's first investor research report on the fast-moving consumer goods sector

The disruptors: How B Corp's founders took purposeful business to the next level

Oliver Balch, (Dec 14, 2018)

Oliver Balch talks to Jay Coen Gilbert, Bart Houlahan and Andrew Kassoy, about the movement's exponential growth, and the need to win over mainstream investors to their inclusive business model

CSR Cheat Sheet: Science clarifies the obvious during Climate Week New York

Oliver Balch, (Oct 2, 2018)

US firms sign up for Science-Based Targets; winners and losers from climate change; fossil fuel companies move on methane emissions

Food giants back US consumers in battle for meaningful food labelling

Michael Levitin and Terry Slavin, (Sep 3, 2018)

The contentious battle over mandatory GMO labelling rages on months after the deadline for federal regulation. Michael Levitin and Terry Slavin report

Comment: Why purpose matters and four steps companies can take to get it right

Rosie Warin, (Feb 14, 2018)

Rosie Warin of Kin&Co says with more than half of workers saying their companies’ marketing does not reflect reality, firms put themselves at risk if they don’t make hard changes internally first

Can we scale up the new green plastics?

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 20, 2017)

There is no lack of innovation in bio-based polymers, from those that store CO2 to bio-based PET. We look at the companies and brands that are trying to bring them to market