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‘Indigenous people are guardians of global biodiversity – but we need protection too’

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, (May 7, 2019)

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the UN’s Special Rapporteur for indigenous peoples, points out that indigenous land contains 80% of the world’s biodiversity, but local people are criminalised for their efforts to preserve it

‘Business help is needed as UK falls behind in tackling SDGs’

Emily Auckland, (Jul 10, 2018)

As the UN High Level Political Forum on the SDGs begins in New York, the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development has published the first comprehensive assessment of how the UK is performing on the Global Goals. With the UK only addressing 24% of the targets, the UKSSD’s Emily Auckland says there is an urgent need for companies to help

CSR Cheat Sheet: SDGs failing to resonate

Oliver Balch, (Jun 6, 2017)

New blueprint for UN Principles for Responsible Investment, activist shareholders gain ground, internal carbon pricing rises

#2020DontBeLate: 'We have three years to act on climate change'

Terry Slavin, (Apr 12, 2017)

Mission 2020 campaign by former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres urges decisive action to curb emissions by 2020 on six fronts

Brands slammed over Syrian refugees in Turkey's garment trade

Nadine Hawa, (Nov 18, 2016)

The BBC’s discovery of Syrian children working for an M&S supplier points to need for major changes to auditing

IUCN urges UN to protect high seas

Ellen R Delisio, (Nov 14, 2016)

Conservationists say measures to protect oceans are ‘about 100 years behind land conservation’

Coca-Cola cleans up record on water usage

Nadine Hawa, (Nov 3, 2016)

But drinks giant of admits it could have dealt better with troubles in India, where activists accuse it of greenwash

Feature: Apple ruling emboldens tax reformers

April Streeter, (Oct 12, 2016)

The EU’s demand for Apple to pay billions in ‘dodged’ Irish taxes is triggering further moves to crack down on corporations

How The Body Shop is setting a higher bar for carbon offsetting

Terry Slavin, (Sep 23, 2016)

The Community Climate Biodiversity Standard used in the Bio-Bridges programme is an ecosystem services approach that demands stretching standards for community involvement and biodiversity

NGOWatch – August 2016

Nadine Hawa, (Aug 17, 2016)

Human rights warning to banks, Amnesty's Myanmar anger, forced labour fears in Venezuela and rich countries lagging on SDGs

#BeBoldForChange: Why it pays to invest in women in supply chains

Ellen R Delisio, (Apr 21, 2016)

Firms like GAP and L'Oreal and Mott MacDonald know that a proactive approach to gender issues can flag up brand risks to companies at an early stage

PolicyWatch – February 2016

Stephen Gardner, (Feb 12, 2016)

EU company reporting, Exxon probe, German diesel ban and India's industrial shutdown

2015 Global Review: A turning point for business

Claire Manuel, (Dec 22, 2015)

High-profile initiatives across the corporate, government and NGO sectors have given new momentum to the sustainability agenda in 2015

Deforestation briefing: Forests - Trees for life

Ellen R Delisio, (Aug 13, 2015)

Trees are a crucial part of the ecological balance that is under threat from human activity

Report: Rewiring our economy

Dr Jake Reynolds, (Jul 2, 2015)

To combat climate change and poverty we have to change the way the economy is run

Analysis: UN climate conference – A fair COP?

Stephen Gardner, (Jan 5, 2015)

The 20th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Lima, Peru, emphasised pragmatism over ambition

Green finance fuels hopes of climate deal

Sam Phipps, (Dec 5, 2014)

A batch of positive funding news, in both public and private sectors, has raised hopes of progress at international climate change talks