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Can business bridge the yawning gap in finance for nature?

Terry Slavin, (Dec 13, 2022)

In the latest issue of The Ethical Corporation magazine we look at what it will take to raise the trillions of dollars in finance needed to address the climate and nature emergencies

Calls grow for companies to disclose nature impacts in bid to plug finance gap

Terry Slavin, (Dec 6, 2022)

For years the nature agenda has taken a back seat to climate for business. As the deepening biodiversity crisis hits bottom lines, companies and investors are trying to catch up. Terry Slavin reports

Brand Watch: Things go badly for Coke, as activists attack COP27 sponsor 

Oliver Balch, (Oct 31, 2022)

Oliver Balch reports on how plastic pollution has risen up the agenda for the annual climate shindig, which comes just ahead of talks on a global plastics treaty

Will 'historic' U.S. climate bill herald a new era of international cooperation?

Terry Slavin, (Aug 30, 2022)

In the latest issue of The Sustainable Business Review, Mike Scott looks at the implications of the Inflation Reduction Act, Angeli Mehta hears calls for more honest dialogue with citizens on climate action, Oliver Balch interviews Thomas Maddox of CDP and we have guest columns from Mindy Lubber and Rachel Kyte

Brands need to put money where their mouths are in fighting nature loss, says CDP’s forests chief

Oliver Balch, (Aug 30, 2022)

Despite pledges to end deforestation, 11 million hectares of tree cover are lost each year. CDP's Thomas Maddox tells Oliver Balch why he thinks developments on reporting on forest risk could help reverse the loss

Companies urged to wake up to water risk amid looming global shortfalls

Terry Slavin, (May 25, 2022)

In the June issue of The Sustainable Business Review we report on the risk of stranded assets due to water scarcity, the need for joined-up action on climate change, desertification and biodiversity loss, and how companies are looking to AI to help them decarbonise. We also report on key themes from the recent Responsible Business U.S.A. event in New York

ESG Watch: New study sounds alarm about risk of stranded assets due to water scarcity

Mike Scott, (May 24, 2022)

With a third of listed financial institutions not assessing exposure to water risk, investors and companies have a big blind spot. Mike Scott reports

‘Credibility gap’ over net-zero commitments widens

Oliver Balch, (Mar 31, 2022)

Oliver Balch talks to CDP and the Science Based Targets initiative about a recent study showing that corporate climate pledges are falling far short of the mark

The woman at the eye of the storm of Asia’s rising climate risk

Oliver Balch, (Mar 22, 2022)

Oliver Balch meets Esther An of Singapore’s City Developments Limited, who has won accolades from the UN Global Compact for pushing her company to adopt greener building methods for the past two decades

ESG Watch: Including gas in Europe’s green investment rules muddies waters for investors

Mike Scott, (Mar 1, 2022)

Amid mixed policy signals, investors are developing their own protocols and initiatives to translate net-zero commitments into action, reports Mike Scott

Why business journalists need to challenge the ESG orthodoxy

Terry Slavin, (Dec 14, 2021)

The Ethical Corporation’s editor-in-chief Terry Slavin explains why the magazine’s mission of doing deep dives into complex sustainability issues is more relevant than ever before

Brand Watch: Corporates in push to take their suppliers on net-zero journey

Oliver Balch, (Nov 25, 2021)

Oliver Balch reports on new initiatives launched at COP26 to engage SMEs and to help the fashion industry sharpen its act on climate

Analysis: Why delivering on net-zero promises is ‘now absolutely the order of the day’

Terry Slavin, (Nov 18, 2021)

COP26 saw an unprecedented surge in corporate climate pledges, particularly on nature and emissions in hard to abate sectors, but with rising concern about the credibility and effectiveness of private sector commitments, the focus going forward will be holding their feet to the fire. Terry Slavin reports

ESG Watch: New net-zero standard aims to help investors mind the climate action gap

Mike Scott, (Oct 28, 2021)

With new reports out ahead of COP26 highlighting the need to pick up speed and ambition on driving down emissions, Mike Scott rounds up the latest developments by investors to rise to the challenge

ESG Watch: Airlines and chemicals sector feel weight of collective investor pressure

Mike Scott, (Oct 5, 2021)

In his monthly analysis of the latest sustainable investment news, Mike Scott reports on Climate TRACE, which aims to radically improve monitoring of emissions, and growing calls for more surveillance of ESG industry

Cities in front line of battle to cut emissions from buildings in U.S.

Sarah LaBrecque, (Sep 12, 2021)

With President Biden’s American Jobs Plan failing to deliver as promised, Sarah LaBrecque reports on how cities like Cincinnati are taking the lead on mitigating and adapting to climate change

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

Oil and gas efforts to cut emissions ‘just smoke and mirrors’, finds new climate benchmark

Terry Slavin, (Jul 23, 2021)

The World Benchmarking Alliance's ranking of the fossil fuel industry's progress in the energy transition is the first to measure companies against the IEA's 1.5C roadmap. Its findings are stark, reports Terry Slavin

How cities are using nature-based solutions to adapt to climate change

Kyra Appleby, (Jul 7, 2021)

Comment: Kyra Appleby of CDP draws lessons from three cities that are working in tandem with nature to become more resilient

ESG Watch: Net-zero ‘alliance of alliances’ points finance system in the same direction

Mike Scott, (Apr 28, 2021)

Mike Scott reports on how the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero has its work cut out, with two of America's biggest banks not taking part, and a new CDP report warning that finance firms are underestimating climate risk