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‘Food waste is a big cause of methane emissions. Companies must not wait for governments to act’

Dr Marcus Gover, (Nov 12, 2021)

Comment: Dr Marcus Gover of UK charity WRAP explains how collective action by business can act as an accelerator in global action to tackle climate change

‘We won't turn Britain's aging housing stock green without investing in the skills agenda'

Harriet Lamb, (Oct 19, 2021)

Comment: Ashden's Harriet Lamb warns that the UK government’s new Heat and Buildings strategy to tackle climate change is doomed unless it ramps up training of young people to join the green economy

Will extending cap and trade to transport and buildings help Europe reach its climate goals?

David Veredas and Wim Van Hyfte, (Oct 15, 2021)

Comment: David Veredas and Wim Van Hyfte say adding those two sectors would bring 80% of Europe’s greenhouse gases under its emissions trading scheme, but quick implementation will be key

Chad Holliday: ‘Hard-to-abate industries have to pull their own weight on tackling climate change’

Oliver Balch, (Oct 5, 2021)

Oliver Balch interviews the new chair of The Mission Possible Partnership, which is helping seven of the world’s most carbon-intensive industries to achieve a 1.5C future

Policy Watch: Kerry tells world leaders to ‘stop the BS’ and lift ambition at Glasgow

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 5, 2021)

Angeli Mehta takes stock of progress in the run-up to COP26 as the global energy crisis threatens to put the energy transition into reverse

Asia battles to get to grips with the urban heat island effect

Jill Baker, (Sep 12, 2021)

Jill Baker reports on how a region at the forefront of climate change impacts is working to turn down the heat while addressing spiralling demand for energy-hungry air conditioning

Europe grapples with its retrofit challenge

Mike Scott, (Sep 12, 2021)

The European Commission is calling for a 20-fold increase in renovation rates of existing buildings to help fuel a green economic recovery. Mike Scott looks at the critical role of banks and insurers in delivering its plan

Policy Watch: Europe’s climate ambition in the dock

Angeli Mehta, (May 20, 2021)

In her monthly column, Angeli Mehta looks at rising concern about the adequacy of policies to reduce emissions in the EU, Germany, France and the UK

‘The finance sector should be leading in race to net zero – instead it is a laggard’

Emily Kreps, (May 18, 2021)

Comment: Emily Kreps, CDP’s global director of capital markets, says financial institutions should insist that the companies they finance are prepared for the low-carbon transition

Top 250 emitters: Why corporates' net zero-carbon plans depend on China kicking its coal habit

Terry Slavin, (Apr 28, 2021)

In the fourth in our series with Signal Climate Analytics, Terry Slavin looks at the net-zero ambition gap between the coal-dependent country and the companies, such as BP, VW, GM and BMW, that are heavily dependent on China for their manufacturing and customer bases

'To reach net-zero, we need to help farmers reverse the deterioration in soil health'

Bastien Sachet, (Apr 19, 2021)

Comment: Bastien Sachet, CEO at Earthworm Foundation, says Nestlé, Lidl, Bonduelle and McCain are among companies that are driving regenerative agriculture practices in their supply chains

Why the business of business must be to solve the planet’s problems – not create them

Colin Mayer, (Apr 14, 2021)

COMMENT: Colin Mayer of the Saïd Business School at Oxford University makes the case for a new management perspective that empowers companies to flourish while making a positive impact

Biggest polluters ‘dangerously off track’ in race to tackle emissions, investors say

Mike Scott, (Mar 31, 2021)

A benchmark of company performance by the Climate Action 100+ coalition of investors reveals the vast gap between rhetoric and meaningful climate action, reports Mike Scott

Rethinking the commute to work post Covid-19

Mark Hillsdon, (Mar 12, 2021)

From e-scooters to smart roads, city planners are innovating to try to keep CO2 emissions from soaring again as they emerge from lockdown. Mark Hillsdon reports

Where is Big Carbon in the race to net zero?

Terry Slavin and Tim Nixon, (Jan 27, 2021)

Reuters Events Sustainable Business editor Terry Slavin and Tim Nixon of Signal Climate Analytics launch a year-long partnership shining a light on what the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters are doing in the battle against climate change

‘With the rise in home working, we need a scope 4 for GHG emissions’

Stephen Bay, (Dec 9, 2020)

COMMENT: Stephen Bay of EarthUp explains how companies that are serious about getting to net-zero must account for remote workers’ energy use

'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

'Great climate ambition from UK but mind the gaps,' experts warn

Angeli Mehta, (Dec 4, 2020)

The COP26 host is challenging other countries to match its ambition after setting challenging new 2030 targets for cutting emissions this week. Angeli Mehta asks leading experts whether they think Boris Johnson has the policies in place to deliver

‘If we don’t radically change how we do business in the next decade we will run out of time’

Peter Bakker, (Oct 30, 2020)

Comment: WBCSD’s Peter Bakker explains why the sustainable business organisation is raising the bar for ambition and action on climate change, nature loss and social equity, and giving its members two years to get into line

Carbon offsetting 2.0: A paradigm shift from free pass to accelerating climate action

Owen Hewlett, (Sep 10, 2020)

Rather than regard carbon offsetting as a substitute for reducing their own emissions, businesses should use it as a complementary measure beyond science-based targets to catalyse climate action that wouldn’t have otherwise happened, argues Gold Standard’s Owen Hewlett