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Treading more lightly in the hotels industry

Amy Brown, (Jan 20, 2019)

Amy Brown looks at how big hotel chains are working to align themselves with the Global Goals and the Paris Agreement, setting goals to tackle water scarcity, carbon emissions, human rights and youth employment

‘To avoid greenwash we need a systemic approach to measuring the SDGs’

Liam Dowd, (Jan 15, 2019)

In this Q&A, managing director Liam Dowd talks with Freddie Woolfe, head of responsible investment and stewardship at Merian Global Investors, on SDG targets, corporate climate ambitions and opportunities for the next 12-18 months

‘The next wave of action will be driven by employees striving to make a positive difference’

Liam Dowd, (Jan 11, 2019)

In this Q&A, managing director Liam Dowd talks with John C. Scott, VP – global food safety, quality & sustainability at Subway, about the restaurant chain’s SDG targets, climate ambitions and opportunities for the next 12-18 months

The year when climate change became the new frontier for human rights

Lise Kingo, (Dec 18, 2018)

Lise Kingo of the UN Global Compact says the task for 2019 is to build a low-carbon future that works for everyone

‘Extinction Rebellion is just the start: civil society is becoming become far less civil’

John Elkington, (Dec 17, 2018)

John Elkington of Volans warns that the world is finally waking up to the existential crisis we face – and the sustainability industry is going to have to scramble to provide solutions

New alignment project seeks to ‘cut the clutter’ in sustainability reporting

Richard Howitt, (Nov 6, 2018)

Richard Howitt of the International Integrated Reporting Council on today’s launch of an important new phase towards harmonising the ‘alphabet’s soup’ of corporate sustainability reporting standards

SDG3: Gavi seeks to remove barriers to spread of life-saving vaccines

Mark Hillsdon, (Oct 31, 2018)

Mark Hillsdon looks at an innovative public-private partnership that has been working to improve global health outcomes since 2001 but has seen vaccination rates stall

Ten takeaways from the Sustainability Reporting and Communications Summit

Karen Luckhurst, (Oct 15, 2018)

Reporting on the SDGs, alignment between reporting standards, and the Task Force on Climate Climate Related Financial Disclosure were big topics during two days of high-level discussion

The disruptors: How Aviva’s Steve Waygood is trying to turn the tide on capitalism

Oliver Balch, (Aug 28, 2018)

Oliver Balch interviews the head of responsible investment at the UK insurance giant to find out why he is one of Christiana Figueres’ leading climate optimists and prime mover for sustainable finance

Comment: Now is a timely opportunity to build climate change resilience

Fiona Franklin, (Aug 10, 2018)

Fiona Franklin, senior corporate development manager at Earthwatch Europe, calls for joined-up thinking from government and industry on the SDGs if we are to limit climate-related disasters

Eight ideas on reporting against the SDGs

Liam Dowd, (Aug 8, 2018)

In a recent online webinar, four panellists led the discussion on how companies can best report against the Social Development Goals. Here are eight morsels to offer food for thought

Why business needs to go all in on sustainability

David Grayson, (Jul 12, 2018)

David Grayson of Cranfield University distils the lessons of his latest book on the future of business leadership, and explains why the SDGs should force companies to rethink their business models

‘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

The disruptors: Why Sally Uren won't settle for less than wholesale systems change

Oliver Balch, (Jul 4, 2018)

Forum for the Future's CEO tells Oliver Balch what keeps her going as she pushes companies in the direction of progressive transformation, with all its risks and ambiguities

‘Can booming social bond market really turn finance to the good side?’

David Kinley, (Jun 28, 2018)

Comment: Private sector investment has helped results-based finance rocket from $500m in 2014 to $8.8bn last year. But David Kinley, author of a new book on international finance and human rights, argues that it would take a lot for the halo effect to reach the entire market

Vodafone makes progress in push to close mobile gender gap

Terry Slavin, (Jun 20, 2018)

The UK mobile operator is aiming to connect 50 million women to mobile technology amid new research from Huawei highlighting the importance of ICT to development. Terry Slavin reports

Lise Kingo: ‘We have to spark a gender equality revolution’

Terry Slavin, (Jun 20, 2018)

UN Global Compact CEO Lise Kingo tells Terry Slavin why Global Goal 5 has to be on all companies’ radar

Nine takeaways from the first day of Responsible Business Summit Europe

Mike Scott, (Jun 13, 2018)

ESG reporting, the right to privacy in a data-driven world, and the fourth industrial revolution came under the spotlight during an inspiring first day at Ethical Corporation’s premier European event in London yesterday. Here are nine snippets

Comment: 'The SDGs are too important to be left to marketing departments'

Matthew Yeomans, (Jun 11, 2018)

Sustainly founder Matthew Yeomans argues that the Global Goals offer a golden opportunity to rebuild trust with customers, society and governments – but integrating them into corporate reporting is key

The disruptors: How Triodos’ Bevis Watts is trying to make finance a force for good

Oliver Balch, (Jun 3, 2018)

The former environmentalist who heads up the UK’s leading ethical bank talks to Oliver Balch about natural capital, profit with a purpose, and aligning lending with the SDGs and the Paris Agreement