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Hotels sector strives to make up lost time on sustainability

Mark Hillsdon, (Jun 14, 2022)

The industry has been slow out of the blocks on shrinking its carbon footprint, but leaders are showing the way forward, writes Mark Hillsdon 

'Young people must be at the table if we are going to succeed in transforming food systems'

Sasha Cohen Ioannides and Dr Andy Zynga, (Jan 5, 2022)

From regenerative agriculture to labelling, FutureFoodMakers has created a Menu for Change for a more sustainable way of putting produce on our plates, write Sasha Cohen Ioannides and Dr Andy Zynga

‘Food waste is a big cause of methane emissions. Companies must not wait for governments to act’

Dr Marcus Gover, (Nov 12, 2021)

Comment: Dr Marcus Gover of UK charity WRAP explains how collective action by business can act as an accelerator in global action to tackle climate change

‘If Big Food really wants to cut emissions from farming, why haven’t they stopped food waste?’

Oliver Balch, (May 30, 2021)

Oliver Balch interviews Project Drawdown’s Dr Jonathan Foley, but finds him oddly reluctant to talk about regenerative agriculture

Brand Watch: Corporates back global initiative to scale finance for forests

Oliver Balch, (Apr 28, 2021)

In his monthly roundup of sustainability news, Oliver Balch looks at how brands used Biden’s climate summit to set out their stalls for COP26, developments on reducing emissions in food system and attitudes toward future of work

How do we secure the future of food on a planet in peril?

Amy Brown, (May 27, 2019)

The escalating risks posed by climate change and biodiversity loss will require big changes in what we put on our plates and the decisions farmers make in their fields, scientists warn. Amy Brown reports

‘Plastics campaign by retailers is paying dividends in consumer trust’

Linn Byberg, (Feb 13, 2019)

Linn Byberg of the Institute of Business Ethics says action on environmental issues now equals executive pay when it comes to public perceptions of corporate conduct

CSR Cheat Sheet: Millennials driving jump in ethical investment

Oliver Balch, (Sep 4, 2018)

Nearly half of 18- to 34-year-olds planning SRI investment, says Triodos; Big Apple takes bite out of building emissions; fresh drives to cut food waste

‘The real food waste battle should be on the farm,’ says Feedback charity

Terry Slavin, (Feb 22, 2018)

A new report says all-powerful UK retailers are pushing farmers into over-production of fruit and vegetables to meet demands such as strict cosmetic standards

Weekly Watch: 16 June 2017

Rebecca Ley, (Jun 16, 2017)

Apple launches green bond, Carlsberg's science-based targets, retailers linked to viscose pollution, Hershey cuts packaging waste, RSPO grows, and WBCSD calls for action on food waste

Weekly Watch: 16 March 2017

Rebecca Ley, (Mar 15, 2017)

Tesco steps up food waste battle, sugar-laden products reformulated, eco-friendly holidays, UK emissions, Jaguar Land Rover goes green, Costa brews up sustainability, and packaging checklist

Weekly Watch: 9 March 2017

Rebecca Ley, (Mar 1, 2017)

Nestlé slashes sugar, business case for food waste, Timberland turns plastic into products, Co-op fights modern slavery, UK inequality, Wales invests to cut CO2, holidays run by women, and Epona joins Fairtrade

Compass commits to cage-free eggs and cut food waste

Terry Slavin, (Feb 2, 2017)

Catering giant sets 2020 targets for 100% ethically sourced products and to source responsible palm oil

Weekly Watch: 19 January 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 18, 2017)

P&G's plastics solution, Europe's circular economy, Unilever recycling target, HSBC slammed, Ikea zero waste pledge, UK urged on SDGs, sustainable Siemens, blood diamonds, Waitrose food waste push, and Divine Chocolate

Weekly Watch: 12 January 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 11, 2017)

Food waste battle, recycling reset, carbon neutral Unilever, household energy storage, Trump clean energy call, Canon boosts literacy, Ecometrica's rainforest monitoring, Paris backs bikes and Ethex's positive projects

Issue 8: Closing the lid on food waste

Angeli Mehta, (Dec 15, 2016)

Tesco and Marks and Spencer are helping to tackle an issue that rose up the global agenda this year

NGO voices: ‘We need more companies to join food waste battle’

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 13, 2016)

Niki Charalampopolou, founder of the UK charity Feedback, talks about its partnership with Tesco

EthicsWatch: UK - Getting to grips with food loss and waste

Ellen R Delisio, (Jul 25, 2016)

A global standard is launched to tackle the scandal of wasted food

4 Surprising Reasons to Measure and Reduce Food Loss and Waste

Brian Lipinski, (Jul 12, 2016)

A full one-third of the food the world produces ultimately goes uneaten. That’s a billion tons of food loss and waste (FLW) every single year.

BrandWatch – April 2016

Nadine Hawa, (Apr 20, 2016)

Cutting food waste would save $2bn