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How European and global sustainability standards for corporate reporting can and will converge

Richard Howitt, (Apr 13, 2022)

By Richard Howitt, Senior Advisor at Frank Bold and former CEO of the International Integrated Reporting Council

Celebrating 20 years of Ethical Corporation

Liam Dowd, (Dec 14, 2021)

Liam Dowd, sector head of Reuters Events Sustainable Business, assesses the magazine’s progress, and looks forward to the future

Why all MBA graduates need to be part of the sustainability revolution

David Grayson, (Dec 14, 2021)

Over the past 20 years, David Grayson has seen the same companies forming the ESG mainstay, but now sees positive signs of awareness and commitments taking root in organisations

Nine business trends that will power us to a more sustainable future

Mark Wade, (Dec 13, 2021)

It is an awakening that should have happened two decades ago, but companies are finally starting to understand that business as usual won’t wash, says Mark Wade

Slim Pickens and wooden water pipes: Tales from a U.S. sustainability consultancy

Peter Knight, (Dec 13, 2021)

For seven years, Peter Knight wrote a Letter from America column for Ethical Corporation. Here he reflects on a country that got lost along the ESG way, but is regaining ground

In 20 years, Ethical Corporation hasn’t lost its pioneering spirit

Oliver Balch, (Dec 13, 2021)

Oliver Balch recalls what the magazine was like to write for in the early days, and how it, and its readers, have evolved

Greta Thunberg: ‘Our hopes drown in your empty promises’ to tackle climate change

Terry Slavin, (Oct 7, 2021)

In the latest issue of Sustainable Business Review, we look at how soaring gas prices are undermining emission-reduction pledges, the potential for Google's greening of its search engine to empower conscious consumption, and how aviation and chemicals companies are feeling the heat from ESG investors

A decade after the UN Guiding Principles, companies have a new responsibility

Désirée Abrahams, (Aug 3, 2021)

COMMENT: Désirée Abrahams of Global Action Plan argues that a new approach to due diligence is needed that spans both action to address climate change and unintended human rights consequences

‘We must rise to the biggest economic challenge of our times: creating good jobs for everyone'

Dr. Nouriel Roubini and Anand Ramachandran, (Jul 15, 2021)

Comment: Dr. Nouriel Roubini and Anand Ramachandran argue that companies have a responsibility to ensure workers in their supply chains are paid a living wage

Five reasons why business should care about COP26

Steve Varley, (Jun 8, 2021)

Comment: As world leaders gather in Cornwall for the G7, Steve Varley of EY argues that with climate change both the biggest business risk and commercial opportunity of all time, there a strong commercial imperative to engage with this year’s summit in Glasgow

To engage stakeholders, ESG reports must go beyond data and get to the ‘why’

Carol Goodstein, (May 11, 2021)

COMMENT: Carol Goodstein explains how storytelling backed by data can be a vital tool in communicating a company's purpose to different audiences

Gap between rhetoric and reality mars Biden's climate diplomacy triumph

Terry Slavin, (Apr 30, 2021)

In the latest issue of The Sustainable Business Review we serve up the key takeaways from the Earth Day powwow of 40 world leaders, looking at developments for policy-makers, brands and investors

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

Sun Life releases 2020 Sustainability Report outlining achievements and commitments to sustainability

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 30, 2021)

PRESS RELEASE: Report’s highlights include over CA$60bn invested in assets and businesses that support the transition to a low-carbon and more inclusive economy

Finding the keys to unlock the potential of female entrepreneurs

Marianna Mamou, (Mar 8, 2021)

Comment: Marianna Mamou of UBS Global Wealth Management says in order to address the fact that only 2% of startup funding goes to women-led ventures, we first have to understand what’s causing the dearth of funding

New dawn for America – and for Reuters Events Sustainable Business

Terry Slavin, (Jan 28, 2021)

The return of the US to global climate leadership is the lead story in our new publication, The Sustainable Business Review. As well as analysis of developments in policy, corporates and investors, we interview WEF's Dominic Waughray, provide takeaways from Reuters Next, and launch a year-long partnership with Signal Climate Analytics looking at the world's 250 biggest GHG emitters

‘The meat industry’s failure to protect workers at their time of greatest hazard will hurt us all’

Felicitas Weber, (Oct 19, 2020)

Comment: Felicitas Weber, project director at KnowTheChain, says its latest human rights benchmark exposes an epidemic of ill treatment, with suppliers to brands including McDonald's, Burger King and Walmart among the worst performers, in stark contrast to how they are rewarding shareholders

‘Covid-19 has acted as an accelerator rather than brake on corporate climate action’

Dan Bakal, (Oct 2, 2020)

Comment: Dan Bakal of US sustainability non-profit Ceres reflects on Climate Week NYC 2020 and how the big net-zero commitments from the likes of Walmart, Morgan Stanley, Uber and Microsoft demonstrate how the unprecedented events of this year have woken companies up to the urgency of the climate crisis

The pitfalls and opportunities of business activism

Mary Martin, (Sep 15, 2020)

Comment: Mary Martin of LSE IDEAS says companies have to internalise the changes they are demanding if they are going to take a stand on social issues like Black Lives Matter

Boohoo and ESG’s emperor’s new clothes moment

Pendragon Stuart, (Sep 10, 2020)

Commentary: Pendragon Stuart of sustainability consultancy Sancroft explores the importance of environmental, social and governance ratings, the risk of greenwashing, and what to do about it

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