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The pioneers trying to restore life to America’s stressed soils

Sarah LaBrecque, (Sep 7, 2022)

Sarah LaBrecque reports on nascent efforts by farmers and food brands including General Mills, Unilever, PepsiCo and Nestle to turn the tide on decades of destructive industrialised agriculture in the U.S. 

Nature-depleted UK sets sights on greener food system post-Brexit

Angeli Mehta, (Sep 7, 2022)

Nestle, PepsiCo and McCain Foods are trialling ways of driving down carbon emissions in their British supply chains. Angeli Mehta reports

ESG Watch: Biden's ‘made-in-America’ climate legislation ruffles feathers with trading partners

Mike Scott, (Aug 30, 2022)

Mike Scott reports that the Inflation Reduction Act will have a transformative impact on U.S. emissions, but risks trade disputes over protectionism

Policy Watch: Biden climate summit long on vision but short on ‘how’ of getting to net-zero

Angeli Mehta, (Apr 28, 2021)

In her monthly column, Angeli Mehta rounds up the policy developments of the Earth Day meeting of 40 world leaders, and highlights concerns about ability to deliver in countries like the UK

Hermosillo and Belo Horizonte make CDP A grade as two of Latin America’s greenest cities

Diana Rojas, (Apr 3, 2020)

Diana Rojas profiles a pair of fast-growing cities that have earned plaudits for their efforts to boost climate resilience

From urban farming to green homes: the US cities building in climate resilience

Diana Rojas, (Apr 3, 2020)

Despite environmental rollbacks by the Trump administration, the largest number of cities on CDP's climate A list hail from the US. Diana Rojas profiles Washington DC, Park City, Utah, and a trio of Ohio cities: Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus

The IPCC special report on land use: Seven things to know about forests and climate change

Frances Seymour, (Aug 8, 2019)

Frances Seymour of World Resources Institute explains how the UN report confirms the importance of protecting forests in global strategies to fight climate change

World Environment Day push for companies to come clean on CO2 emissions

Terry Slavin, (Jun 5, 2018)

Organisers of the Global Climate Action Summit in California have issued a challenge for 300 more cities, regions and companies to disclose their climate impacts to CDP ahead of the September climate conference

Opinion: ‘We can't fight climate change if we don't have a true picture of emissions’

Gary Davis and Dr Richard Tipper, (Sep 7, 2017)

Gary Davis and Dr Richard Tipper of Ecometrica argue that outdated inventory-based systems have to be replaced with direct accounting methods if we are to meet the Paris Agreement

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.

FedEx 2016 Global Citizenship Report review: Delivers, but the packaging could be improved

Elaine Cohen, (May 22, 2016)

The global logistics company is doing well on the environment, but needs to do a better job backing up its claims of positive impact

Cheat sheet: Corporate responsibility cheat sheet - May 2016

Oliver Balch, (May 19, 2016)

We read all the reports so you don’t have to

Leadership series: Esther An, chief sustainability officer, City Developments Limited

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 30, 2016)

Esther An tells us how establishing a CSR-centric corporate vision and mission was the first and probably easiest step for CDL

Cheat sheet: Corporate responsibility cheat sheet - February 2016

Oliver Balch, (Feb 15, 2016)

We read all the reports so you don’t have to

NGOWatch – July 2015

Stephen Gardner, (Jul 14, 2015)

Dutch emissions targets, OECD criticised, Fair Wear wage report and European timber imports

Analysis: Emissions trading – The EU emissions market: raising the floor

Stephen Gardner, (Feb 9, 2015)

Europe aims to revive its emissions trading system with mechanisms to ensure pollution comes at a price

Cheat sheet: Corporate responsibility cheat sheet

Oliver Balch, (Jan 8, 2015)

We read all the reports so you don’t have to

US-China deal – a climate harbinger?

Jeni Yaghoubi, (Dec 5, 2014)

The US and China have reached a deal on greenhouse emissions. It has its detractors, but some see it as a potential catalyst for a global change of direction

Cheat sheet: Corporate responsibility cheat sheet

Oliver Balch, (Jul 22, 2014)

All the latest facts, stats and numbers from the world of sustainable business

Analysis: Agricultural emissions – Food for thought

Giles Crosse, (Jul 17, 2014)

Oxfam has highlighted the massive emissions of the biggest 10 food and drink companies, and says they could do much more to protect the environment – and their own futures