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Brand Watch: Amazon under fire for incinerating unsold stock and dodging ESG investors

Oliver Balch, (Jun 29, 2021)

In his monthly column, Oliver Balch reports on the importance of ‘walking the talk’ on sustainability commitments, a breakthrough in recycling plastic, and a drive to nudge SMEs towards net zero

UK firms lend heft to getting electric vehicle revolution on the road

Mike Scott, (Mar 12, 2021)

Centrica, BT, Royal Mail and DPD are among a Climate Group-convened coalition of fleet operators that is supporting the UK’s transition to EV by 2030. Mike Scott reports

A mission to soften the impact of soft goods on the planet

Oliver Balch, (May 27, 2020)

Oliver Balch talks to Kelly Hall of DSM-Niaga about the Dutch start-up’s approach to making household items, from mattresses to carpeting, fully recyclable

The need for speed in going all-electric to lead the climate decade

Amy Davidsen, (Mar 11, 2020)

The Climate Group’s Amy Davidsen warns that US auto manufacturers risk falling far behind their European competitors in driving the clean revolution

75 CEOs call for US to stay in the Paris Agreement as emissions continue to rise

Oliver Balch, (Dec 4, 2019)

As #COP25 opens in Madrid Oliver Balch reports on a boost in firms signing up to Science Based Targets and research on how 2020 goals have fallen short

Investing in people: how brands are stepping up to the refugee crisis

Michael Levitin, (Aug 7, 2019)

Michael Levitin reports on how organisations like the Tent Partnership for Refugees are proving that employing refugees is good for business

Make America green again: full overview of Ethical Corporation's latest magazine

Terry Slavin, (Jun 28, 2017)

From the Trump era to the refugee crisis, we analyse the latest in sustainable business

IKEA at heart of Swedish refugee response

Angeli Mehta, (Jun 26, 2017)

All 20 stores are involved in the programme, which focuses on helping all disadvantaged children, not just refugees

Weekly Watch: 23 June 2017

Rebecca Ley, (Jun 23, 2017)

BMW back green bus, Burberry awards £3m to RCA, oil giants back carbon tax, HP closes the loop, IKEA tackles food waste, and Dell's 2020 goals

It takes a city to close the waste loop

Maxine Perella, (Apr 27, 2017)

Municipalities from Amsterdam to Peterborough are mapping out how firms can work together to share resources

Who's moving the dial in circular economy?

Maxine Perella, (Apr 27, 2017)

With a proliferation of standards, metrics and tools to help firms join the zero-waste revolution, we look at those that are doing most to close the loop

NGO Voices: Consumers want to go green. Just don’t mention the S word

Trewin Restorick, (Apr 3, 2017)

Trewin Restorick of sustainability communications charity Hubbub says campaigns such as the #SquareMileChallenge to recycle coffee cups, launched this week, succeed if they are positive and playful

Business joins top table to deliver SDGs

Claire Manuel, (Feb 27, 2017)

Once staunch opponents of state interference, companies are now being asked to work with governments to deliver the ambitious global development agenda. We look at the rules of engagement in the new B2G landscape

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

Issue 10: SDGs begin to transform corporate reporting

Claire Manuel, (Dec 16, 2016)

How momentum grew this year towards making sustainable development a common framework for companies

WeeklyWatch: 16 December 2016

EC Newsdesk, (Dec 14, 2016)

Ikea’s sustainability, manufacturers call for energy strategy, recycling targets, Tillerson slammed, billionaires invest in green energy and EcoVadis expands

Collaboration ‘strongest weapon against slavery’

Maxine Perella, (Nov 17, 2016)

Ikea, John Lewis and The Body Shop are among the companies that are going beyond audits

Business school bulletin – May 2015

Oliver Balch, (May 1, 2015)

Politics of CSR and China’s ‘green’ cities dongtan

NGOWatch – November 2014

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Nov 4, 2014)

Conflict minerals, Oxfam rankings, action on Ebola and forced labour in electronics industry

NGOWatch – September 2014

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Sep 9, 2014)

Corporate philanthropy, Better Cotton and Azerbaijan human rights campaign