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Sustainable aviation fuel seeks clearance for rapid lift-off

Terry Slavin, (Nov 25, 2021)

As the Biden administration seeks to incentivise a dramatic increase in uptake of green alternatives to kerosene, corporates in the Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance are among those trying to allay concerns about impacts on land use and biodiversity. Terry Slavin reports

Brand Watch: Corporates hope deforestation-free supply chain pledges will get boost from COP26

Oliver Balch, (Oct 27, 2021)

In his monthly column, Oliver Balch reports on some of the big issues for fast-moving consumer goods companies ahead of the crucial climate conference

ESG Watch: IPCC’s ‘code red for humanity’ lays out challenge for investors

Mike Scott, (Sep 7, 2021)

In this month’s round-up, Mike Scott reports on a new coalition to speed up Asia’s exit from coal, Ceres’s Ambition 2030 initiative, and increasing scrutiny of ESG, including probes into DWS in the US and Germany

Can corporates’ net-zero drive help put tropical countries on rapid road to ending deforestation?

Terry Slavin, (Jun 2, 2021)

Terry Slavin looks at the LEAF coalition, an initiative backed by the U.S., Britain and Norway that aims to channel carbon-offsetting finance into saving tropical forests

How Olam, Natura & Co and Kering are taking a regenerative approach to their supply chains

Mark Hillsdon, (Jun 2, 2021)

Mark Hillsdon looks at three leading companies that are incorporating biodiversity into their balance sheets

Indonesian rush to biodiesel raises fears about spike in deforestation risk

Terry Slavin, (Mar 17, 2021)

Environmentalists fear more tropical forest could be cleared to expand palm oil plantations as state oil company announces roll out of green diesel for road and aviation fuels. Terry Slavin reports

How Biden’s White House could supercharge the battle against deforestation

Niki Mardas, (Nov 20, 2020)

Comment: Niki Mardas of Global Canopy says the president-elect’s promise of $20bn to protect the Amazon is welcome, but US leadership could be most decisive in targeting trade in forest-risk commodities like soy, palm and beef

'Tackling palm and timber deforestation is a good start. Now brands must zero in on soy and cattle'

Ling Sin Fai Lam, (Nov 5, 2020)

Comment: Ling Sin Fai Lam of CDP says there is an urgent need to hold cattle and soy industries to the same high standards set for other forest risk commodities in supply chains

Business must listen to land defenders if there is to be any chance of halting climate breakdown

Rachel Cox, (Jul 28, 2020)

Rachel Cox of Global Witness warns that those who stand on the frontline of environmental defence must be protected, as new figures reveal 2019 was the most dangerous year on record for indigenous and community activists

Last stand for forests in Ethical Corporation magazine

Terry Slavin, (Feb 11, 2020)

In the first of a two-part investigation into how brands are performing on their 2020 commitments to ending deforestation in their supply chains, this month we look at palm oil and timber products

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

‘Consumer goods firms are failing to see the wood for the trees’

Ling Sin Fai Lam, (Nov 29, 2019)

While Danone, Nestlé, L’Oréal and Unilever are leaders, big brands are failing to respond to increasing deforestation with anything like the urgency needed, warns CDP’s Ling Sin Fai Lam

Decade of action on climate in Ethical Corporation in 2020

EC Newsdesk, (Oct 14, 2019)

Before finalising our editorial calendar for next year, Ethical Corporation is reaching out to our community for input, and offering opportunities to sponsor content and support our independent journalism

For ‘purpose’ read ‘procurement’ at consumer giant Mars

Amy Brown, (Oct 2, 2019)

Amy Brown interviews Barry Parkin to find out why having joint responsibility for sustainability and supply chain is critical to achieving the FMCG's #PledgeforPlanet to align with a 1.5C future

'Indonesia is testament to what can happen when we work together on deforestation'

Justin Adams, (Sep 19, 2019)

Tropical Forest Alliance’s Justin Adams says independent action by companies, states and NGOs has not been enough to stop global forest loss. The next decade must be about collective action

'We're half a year from 2020. So why are brands ignoring deforestation at their annual meeting?

Diana Ruiz, (Jun 14, 2019)

Greenpeace’s Diana Ruiz says Consumer Goods Forum members should be in crisis talks to rescue their failed no-deforestation commitments in Vancouver this week. Instead they are discussing how to expand operations that are fuelling climate change

Why NGOs love Allianz, Axa and Swiss Re and are sharply divided on Nestlé

Robert Blood, (Jan 29, 2019)

As SIGWATCH’s Robert Blood explains, the three insurance firms are out-performed only by Unilever in this year’s index of companies most praised by NGOs while the food giant wins praise and condemnation in equal measure

'To solve climate change we have to end deforestation in supply chains’

Lindsey Allen, (Dec 16, 2018)

Lindsey Allen, executive director of Rainforest Action Network, says 2019 will be a key test of whether new sustainability standards for palm oil will be enforced

Final countdown for forests in the magazine

Terry Slavin, (Nov 2, 2018)

In the November issue of Ethical Corporation we assess progress on corporate zero deforestation commitments as the clock ticks down to 2020, and how the healthcare sector is stepping up efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goals

Deadline 2020: ‘We won’t end deforestation through certification schemes,' brands admit

Terry Slavin, (Nov 1, 2018)

With hundreds of companies having failed to act on commitments to be deforestation-free by 2020, Mars Inc is leading Consumer Goods Forum’s work on developing credible new paths to clean up their supply chains