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Claire O'Neill: ‘Companies are more ambitious on climate change than many governments’

Terry Slavin, (Sep 14, 2020)

In an interview with Terry Slavin, the high-profile former UK energy minister explains why nature-based solutions are high on her agenda as WBCSD’s new director for energy and climate, and the importance of the UK remaining aligned with the EU on climate post-Brexit

'Tackling deforestation key' as UK looks to plough its own furrow post-Brexit

David Craik, (Mar 7, 2020)

The Committee on Climate Change is recommending that reducing emissions from land use should be central to delivering the UK’s net-zero economy, reports David Craik

‘If Boris Johnson wants a global Britain he needs to get serious about ending modern slavery’

Phil Bloomer, (Aug 6, 2019)

Phil Bloomer of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre hopes that the new prime minister will restore UK leadership with more robust legislation

The disruptors: Jürgen Maier’s battle to wake UK to perils of a no-deal Brexit

Oliver Balch, (May 20, 2019)

The outspoken Siemens UK CEO tells Oliver Balch that Britain could thrive with a hi-tech industrial strategy and skilled-up workforce – if only the government could focus on something other than the B word

A year of straddling the fault lines on human rights

John Morrison, (Dec 18, 2018)

John Morrison of the Institute for Human Rights and Business says 2018 saw business find common cause with civil society on fundamentals such as rule of law and freedom of expression

SSE, Persimmon and BT 'best plcs for building an inclusive Britain'

Mark Hillsdon, (Mar 21, 2018)

Mark Hillsdon reports on a new index from the Good Economy Partnership that assesses UK’s biggest companies on their creation of ‘good jobs’

The disruptors: How Richard Howitt turned from socialist MEP to transparency tsar

Oliver Balch, (Feb 10, 2018)

Oliver Balch finds out why a former thorn in the flesh of EU Inc, who played a central role in pushing through the non-financial reporting directive, quit politics to head up the International Integrated Reporting Council

#CleanGrowth:The UK has to create the right signals to speed low-carbon transition

Corinna Hornwall, (Oct 5, 2017)

A retreat from coal means Britain is leading the G20 on decarbonisation, but renewables growth has stalled and it is in danger of missing climate targets if today's Clean Energy Plan fails to tackle transport and heat emissions, argues Corinna Hornwall of PwC

EU data protection laws will affect UK companies - Brexit or not

Leo Martin, (Aug 15, 2017)

Leo Martin of business ethics advisers GoodCorporation argues that early preparation for new laws makes good business sense

CSR Cheat Sheet: March 2017

Oliver Balch, (Mar 22, 2017)

Growing water risk, Vodafone lures women, Amazon's solar play, and Fairtrade boost despite Brexit

‘Business has to be central to delivering the change we need’

Terry Slavin, (Jan 16, 2017)

CSR’s leading thinker, John Elkington, explains why he wasn't with global power brokers in Davos last week but in Germany seeing how Bayer spin-off Covestro is using CO2 in place of polymers

The top 10 issues for sustainability in 2016

Terry Slavin, (Dec 16, 2016)

US politics trumped Brexit in Ethical Corporation's review of the stories that had the greatest impact on companies in a turbulent year

Issue 2: Points of light in the dark fog around Brexit

Martin Wright, (Dec 15, 2016)

A soft Brexit could offer opportunities, particularly for home-grown energy

Bee decline Briefing Part 2: No easy answers in battle to save bees

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 14, 2016)

From neonics to parasites, pollinators are under assault. New methods of farming to preserve biodiversity may be needed

Opinion: May is right – capitalism needs an overhaul

Jo Swinson, (Sep 21, 2016)

Responsible companies will be the winners in the post-Brexit era, argues Jo Swinson

The low-carbon economy can foster May’s ‘country that works for everyone’

Nick Molho, (Aug 27, 2016)

Many observers fear that the vote to leave the EU will result in the dilution of measures to protect the environment. This doesn’t have to be the case.

Post-brexit: Climate of uncertainty

Stephen Gardner, (Aug 18, 2016)

The United Kingdom may have voted to leave the European Union, but international climate change commitments are unchanged, meaning business must still face up to the challenge of decarbonisation

Comment: Data protection in a post-Brexit world

Sally McGeachie, (Aug 18, 2016)

Companies will need be aware of new rules governing data protection and make changes to their systems and processes.

Analysis: Brexit will take casualties but disaster is far from certain

Martin Wright, (Jun 30, 2016)

The government's approval of its fifth carbon budget is one sign the worst fears of green business may not be realised

Brexit: ‘Leaving EU would be a disaster’

Mike Scott, (May 23, 2016)

The UK needs to be in Europe for its clean energy future, sustainability professionals say