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Mars focuses on community involvement in world’s largest coral restoration project

Angeli Mehta, (May 30, 2021)

The consumers goods giant has partnered with The Nature Conservancy in its bid to replenish the ocean floor in Indonesia's Coral Triangle. Angeli Mehta reports

Tackling biodiversity loss in the latest issue of The Ethical Corporation

Terry Slavin, (May 30, 2021)

The summer issue of Reuters Events Sustainable Business's quarterly magazine looks at the growing business imperative to put a value on natural capital, and how leading corporates are integrating biodiversity into their strategies to address climate change

Why the business of business must be to solve the planet’s problems – not create them

Colin Mayer, (Apr 14, 2021)

COMMENT: Colin Mayer of the Saïd Business School at Oxford University makes the case for a new management perspective that empowers companies to flourish while making a positive impact

Why corporate action to protect water and forests makes good business sense

Sareh Forouzesh and Catherine Moncrieff, (Mar 22, 2021)

COMMENT: On #WorldWaterDay and #InternationalDayofForests, Sareh Forouzesh and Catherine Moncrieff of CDP point out how disclosing impacts and investing in tackling risks are yielding dividends for companies like Unilever, L'Oreal, Mars and Marfrig

Tendrils of hope amid huge setbacks for sustainable soy in Brazil

Mark Hillsdon, (Mar 7, 2020)

Jair Bolsonaro's anti-environment rhetoric has led to the collapse of initiatives like the Cerrado Mechanism and Soy Moratorium to hold the line on deforestation, but civil society and progressive companies in Brazil are fighting back. Mark Hillsdon reports

‘We have to bring the digital data revolution to the farmers growing coffee and cocoa’

Daan de Vries, (Jul 1, 2019)

Rainforest Alliance’s Daan de Vries outlines how fourth-generation technologies are being harnessed across Africa, Asia and Latin America, and to make food production more sustainable and avoid deforestation

‘Why are boards still pale, male and stale? Shouldn’t we have solved this years ago?’

Terry Slavin, (Mar 19, 2019)

Gender issues, financing the SDGs, and debate over CSR vs ESG were hot topics during the first day of Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Summit New York, reports Terry Slavin

Nine takeaways from day two of Responsible Business Summit Europe 2018

Mike Scott, (Jun 17, 2018)

A thought-provoking second day at Ethical Corporation's European summit looked at the unexpected implications of digitalization, the challenges of extracting value from Big Data, and the benefits of long-term investing. Here are nine titbits from day two

‘Together Rainforest Alliance and UTZ will be a more powerful force for positive change’

Han de Groot, (Jan 12, 2018)

As the two certification bodies merge this month, new CEO Han de Groot talks about how Rainforest Alliance will accelerate its work to tackle the world’s biggest challenges in the spirit of radical optimism

Year in review: Our five most popular articles from 2017

Liam Dowd, (Jan 5, 2018)

Responsible sourcing from Mars and VF, an exclusive interview on Natura's take-over of Body Shop, companies integrating SDGs into business strategy plus billionaires and philanthropy all feature in the 5 most read articles of 2017 on

‘By ending deforestation in West Africa we can turn cocoa farmers into climate heroes’

Terry Slavin, (Nov 17, 2017)

World Cocoa Foundation chairman Barry Parkin says the unprecedented deal signed by 21 cocoa companies with Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire at COP23 this week will introduce climate-smart farming practices and lift hundreds of thousands from poverty

Leading US firms tell COP23: ‘We are all in’

Terry Slavin, (Nov 16, 2017)

Walmart, Mars, Coca-Cola and Microsoft were among the US companies that defied Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement as part of the 100-strong #WeAreStillIn delegation to last week's climate talks

France briefing: Investing in the future of the planet

Stuart Buckman, (Aug 17, 2017)

The Livelihoods Carbon Fund is a private sector initiative led by Danone that uses carbon finance to restore ecosystems and improve the lot of smallholder farmers

Deforestation briefing: Thinking small to tackle cocoa deforestation

Mark Hillsdon, (Jul 26, 2017)

The cocoa industry has been highly fragmented in its approach to moving Africa’s smallholder farmers to sustainable production. A new industry-wide initiative hopes to change that

Big data shines light on supply chains

Mike Scott, (Apr 27, 2017)

Technologies such as blockchain, GPS, and mobile phones are helping companies root out human rights risk in their supply chains

Weekly Watch: 20 April 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Apr 20, 2017)

Mars, Timberland back Earth Day, Chicago goes green, boost to impact investment, Target lifts packaging targets, plant-based coffee cups

Prince of Wales brokers pact to end cocoa deforestation

Terry Slavin, (Mar 17, 2017)

Nestlé, Mondelēz, Mars, Olam among dozen companies that sign a landmark agreement to plot a sustainability roadmap for the industry

Digital platform aims to halve resources used in manufacturing

Rebecca Ley, (Mar 17, 2017)

Manufacture 2030 from 2degrees wants to help companies unlock the sustainable value creation promised by the SDGs through collaboration

Cheat sheet: Corporate responsibility cheat sheet – September 2015

Oliver Balch, (Sep 9, 2015)

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

BrandWatch – August 2015

Nadine Hawa, (Aug 5, 2015)

Family friendly Nestle, food waste targets, RBS "rip-off" loans and Adidas garbage shoes