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ESG Watch: How the ‘global stocktake’ will force investors to pull up their socks on climate 

Mike Scott, (Feb 7, 2023)

With few companies having credible plans for the low-carbon transition, the UNFCCC's review of progress since the Paris Agreement will be a wake-up call, reports Mike Scott

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

Policy Watch:  An unfair COP that will likely fail to deliver for Africa

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 31, 2022)

Angeli Mehta reports on expectations that this year’s U.N. climate conference will come up far short of what is urgently needed

'We have the solutions to give everyone access to cooling, but we need to act now'

Rachel Kyte, (Aug 30, 2022)

Comment: Rachel Kyte of The Fletcher School at Tufts University says affordable and hyper-efficient air-conditioning should be top priority for policymakers

Policy Watch: Courts question whether oil and gas expansion is compatible with climate goals

Angeli Mehta, (Mar 1, 2022)

Countries like the UK and Norway argue that cutting domestic fossil fuel production would only increase more high-carbon imports from elsewhere, but this logic is being increasingly challenged, writes Angeli Mehta

Why nature is the secret, under-priced sauce of the global economy

Simon Zadek, (Dec 13, 2021)

Simon Zadek recalls his 20-year journey from Ethical Corporation contributor to chair of the Finance for Biodiversity Initiative

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

Policy Watch: On eve of COP26, all eyes are on whether G20 will step up on climate ambition

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 27, 2021)

In her latest monthly column, Angeli Mehta sees room for optimism that the Glasgow climate talks will alter the current trajectory of a disastrous 2.7C rise in warming by the end of the century

Can we rise to the towering task of cutting building emissions?

Terry Slavin, (Sep 14, 2021)

The built environment is responsible for 39% of greenhouse gas emissions, but the sector is dangerously off track when it comes to decarbonisation. In the latest issue of The Ethical Corporation we look at efforts to overcome the challenges in the UK, U.S., Europe and Asia, and the drive to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of cement and steel

When it comes to net zero, business will be the driving force

Jeff Seabright, (Jun 22, 2021)

COMMENT: With governments lagging on Paris Agreement targets, Xampla’s Jeff Seabright says companies big and small are carrying the responsibility for systemic change and innovating to meet the challenges ahead

Shaping up for the net-zero race this month in The Ethical Corporation

Terry Slavin, (Dec 10, 2020)

At the recent Climate Ambition Summit governments made new commitments to cut CO2 emissions by 2030. In our December issue we report on what the private sector is doing to make its climate action both ambitious and credible. And we launch a new publication, the Sustainable Business Review

'Industry must lead in the world’s decarbonisation challenge'

Native Ad, (Dec 4, 2020)

SPONSORED CONTENT: Jens Birgersson, CEO of ROCKWOOL Group, explains how the manufacturer is reducing its carbon footprint and aligning its targets with the SDGs

Mining firms ‘failing to get to grips with worsening water security crisis’

Catherine Early, (Nov 8, 2020)

The sector is facing increasing demand to supply raw materials needed for the energy transition, but its license to operate is threatened by increasing water demand and pollution. Catherine Early reports

Will Covid-19 take the steam out of green finance?

Mark Oliphant, (May 27, 2020)

Mark Oliphant of The International Stock Exchange Group assesses the impact of the rise in social bond issuances in the wake of the pandemic on the green bond market

'We have to move from shareholder to stakeholder value,' says UN Assistant Secretary-General

Liam Dowd, (May 7, 2020)

Ethical Corporation's managing director Liam Dowd talks to Satya Tripathi, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Head of New York Office at UN Environment Programme on build back better, moving from shareholder value to stakeholder values and more

'This year we must finally abandon business as usual and embark on the path to 1.5C warming'

Andrew Higham, (Jan 2, 2020)

Andrew Higham of Mission 2020 says the Glasgow climate conference will be critical in determining whether we can act quickly enough to avoid catastrophic climate change

The disruptors: How WWF’s Pavan Sukhdev went from career banker to natural capital guru

Oliver Balch, (Aug 14, 2019)

Oliver Balch meets the man who pioneered the concept of including social and environmental costs into economic valuations, and reports on his latest initiatives to help companies minimise the harm they do

How investors can help prevent Brazil’s soy farmers from cutting down forests

Ivo Mulder, (Aug 8, 2019)

Ivo Mulder of UN Environment Programme explains why UNEP has partnered with fund management company Sustainable Investment Management on the Responsible Commodities Facility, which will launch a bond on the London Stock Exchange later this year that incentivises Brazilian farmers to grow soy on degraded lands

Innovative BNP Paribas loan helping 6 million Indian farmers go chemical-free

Mark Hillsdon, (May 27, 2019)

Mark Hillsdon reports on the Sustainable India Finance Facility, which is aiming to bring zero-budget natural farming to Andhra Pradesh

Alarm sounded for urgent action on climate change at RBS New York

Terry Slavin, (Mar 23, 2019)

Terry Slavin reports on the second day of this week’s conference, with the assistant secretary-general of UN Environment warning that companies must go far beyond adhering to the Paris Agreement