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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

When trees have ears: How Topher White is fighting illegal deforestation with AI

Terry Slavin, (May 30, 2021)

Terry Slavin reports on how San Francisco non-profit Rainforest Connection is recording sounds to protect nature in a dozen countries in partnership with Google, Huawei and Hitachi Vantara

‘We’ve dealt Gen Z a bad hand of cards. Now we must give them the tools to rein in Big Tech’

Robert Wigley, (Apr 13, 2021)

COMMENT: Robert Wigley argues that regulators have a duty to ensure companies that control the internet serve society, not just their own profit and loss accounts.

Leaving no one behind in the clean energy revolution

Mark Hillsdon, (Sep 25, 2020)

No longer the plucky underdog, the growing renewables industry risks losing its license to operate unless it generates co-benefits. Mark Hillsdon reports on how RE100 members Google, Iron Mountain, Clif Bar, Chanel and Novo Nordisk are amplifying their impact

Earth Day Cheat Sheet: ‘Dear Nature, we promise we’ll treat you better than ever before’

Terry Slavin, (Apr 23, 2020)

Terry Slavin rounds up corporate Earth Day news from around the globe, starting with Timberland’s open letter to nature video

Covid-19 roundup: Companies rally as pandemic takes escalating toll

Oliver Balch, (Mar 27, 2020)

Oliver Balch reports on how business has responded during an unprecedented week for the global economy

Tech for good: Can fourth-gen technologies put business on a safer emissions flightpath?

Terry Slavin, (Jun 27, 2019)

The July issue of Ethical Corporation looks at how companies are using technologies like AI and blockchain to cut GHG emissions in transport and energy and improve conditions for workers in commodity supply chains. In our second briefing, we examine the role of women in the sector and speak to the Asian startups using tech to address social need

Can AI light the way to smarter energy use?

Angeli Mehta, (Jun 24, 2019)

Angeli Mehta looks at how companies such as Verv, DeepMind, Vigilent, Novacab and Nnergix are employing machine learning to help them rise to the climate challenge

‘AI can’t be put in the “too difficult” box. Boards have to tackle the risks now’

Peter Montagnon, (Jun 24, 2019)

Peter Montagnon of the Institute of Business Ethics says the skills needed to address the challenges of AI require less a technical mastery of its inner workings than for directors to know how to ask the right questions, and to trust the answers they receive

Investors turn up the pressure on Google over gender and diversity

Diana Rojas, (Jun 20, 2018)

At this month's AGM Alphabet employees said lack of diversity at the tech giant leaves them feeling unsafe while ESG investors called for executive pay linked to progress on inclusion metrics. Diana Rojas reports on an issue that is not going to go away for the entire tech sector

Why Unilever is smart to tackle its digital supply chain by facing up to Facebook

Ben Hayman, (Mar 3, 2018)

Ben Hayman of brand purpose agency Given argues that the consumer goods giant’s ultimatum that it will pull advertising from platforms that publish toxic content plays well with parents, but shows the challenges of delivering 'purpose' in a digital world

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

First, do no harm: regulators and tech industry scramble to tame the AI tiger

Martin Wright, (Jan 16, 2018)

Martin Wright looks at the plethora of efforts to try to avoid unintended consequences from the powerful new technologies

'With AI polluters will have nowhere to hide'

Martin Wright, (Jan 16, 2018)

From cleaning up city transport systems to bringing transparency to supply chains, AI and deep learning have the potential to transform sustainability

The disruptors: Kate Brandt's mission to green Google

Oliver Balch, (Oct 25, 2017)

In a new series of in-depth profiles of the people transforming business for good, Oliver Balch talks to Google's head of sustainability about the challenges of ensuring the giant tech company is doing no evil to the planet

Infosys’ passively cooled campus sparks green building bonanza

Martin Wright, (Feb 27, 2017)

The IT giant has proved that eco-efficient architecture is no more expensive than conventional building methods

BrandWatch – April 2016

Nadine Hawa, (Apr 20, 2016)

Cutting food waste would save $2bn

Green finance briefing: Company strategy - In good company

Sam Phipps, (Nov 20, 2015)

Major names are stepping up their green investments, with a switch to clean energy becoming perhaps the most popular – and most visible – long-term strategy for corporate carbon cutters

BrandWatch – November 2014

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Nov 4, 2014)

Fertility benefits, access to toilets, clean energy campaign and sustainable food

BrandWatch – July 2014

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Jul 17, 2014)

Cup deposits, Tesla patents and verified McDonald’s cows