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‘Here comes the cavalry’ as brands vow to help accelerate climate solutions in heavy industry

Terry Slavin, (Nov 25, 2021)

Terry Slavin reports on the launch of the U.S.-backed First Movers Coalition, which aims to jumpstart a market for nascent clean technologies in steel, trucking, shipping, aviation, cement, aluminium and chemicals

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: 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

‘We have to get from net-zero to near-zero,’ says Science Based Targets chief

Oliver Balch, (Sep 7, 2021)

Oliver Balch talks to the SBTi's Alberto Carrillo Pineda about how the organisation is aiming to boost companies’ role in addressing the climate crisis with the launch of a new net-carbon standard

Hopes for success at COP26 dim despite alarm raised by IPCC

Terry Slavin, (Sep 7, 2021)

In this month's issue of The Sustainable Business Review we report on pre-COP26 climate diplomacy, how ESG investors are turning up the heat under companies while coming under increased scrutiny themselves, and how 'water-positivity' is becoming the new net zero

Oil and gas efforts to cut emissions ‘just smoke and mirrors’, finds new climate benchmark

Terry Slavin, (Jul 23, 2021)

The World Benchmarking Alliance's ranking of the fossil fuel industry's progress in the energy transition is the first to measure companies against the IEA's 1.5C roadmap. Its findings are stark, reports Terry Slavin

'G20 take note: the world needs a policy breakthrough on climate change’

Gunther Thallinger, (Jul 6, 2021)

Comment: Günther Thallinger of the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance is hoping that this week’s G20 meeting in Venice will make progress on carbon pricing, which he argues is the strongest tool to get us on track for net zero

COP26 host UK slated for failing to step up on climate leadership

Terry Slavin, (Jun 30, 2021)

Reuters Events Sustainable Business editor Terry Slavin picks out some of the highlights from the July issue of The Sustainable Business Review

Policy Watch: ‘Slow and timid UK’ needs to focus on delivery, not promises, warn climate advisers

Angeli Mehta, (Jun 29, 2021)

Angeli Mehta assesses progress at the G7 leaders’ meeting amid growing calls for the COP26 host to urgently step up domestic action

ESG Watch: IEA report calling for end to new oil and gas puts wind in the sails of investors

Mike Scott, (May 19, 2021)

In his monthly sustainable investment column Mike Scott reports on growing support for shareholder resolutions demanding more climate action from the likes of BP, Shell, ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66

The global race to drive down transport emissions

Terry Slavin, (Mar 17, 2021)

The spring issue of The Ethical Corporation magazine looks at progress on tackling the most intransigent source of CO2 emissions as the world gets back to business usual post Covid 19

Will green hydrogen fulfil high hopes for trucking and shipping emissions?

Angeli Mehta, (Mar 16, 2021)

While there's debate over whether the technology stacks up against batteries for long-distance trucking, the case in maritime usage seems more clear-cut. Angeli Mehta reports

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

Soaring growth in offshore renewables puts wind in the sails of the energy transition

Terry Slavin, (Aug 30, 2020)

Terry Slavin reports on how falling costs, technology breakthroughs to allow wind energy to be produced far out at sea, and growing demand for green hydrogen are driving a rapid expansion in ocean-based power production

Why green is good as the world struggles to recover from Covid-19

Mark Hillsdon, (Jul 13, 2020)

While fossil fuels tanked as the pandemic took hold, renewables have made record contributions to grids. Mark Hillsdon and Terry Slavin look at the role of corporate power purchasing in helping economies build back better

Battery storage potential ignites geothermal hopes

Catherine Early, (Jul 13, 2020)

Catherine Early reports on how the zero-carbon source of heat and electricity, which has been under-exploited because of expense, is poised for expansion

CSR Cheat Sheet: Green Covid-19 recovery gains public backing

Oliver Balch, (Jun 9, 2020)

In his monthly analysis of sustainability data, Oliver Balch looks at the appetite for climate action around the world, indicators that renewable energy will buck the downturn, and the latest efforts to chart net-zero commitments

Infographic: Will Covid-19 help flatten the curve on climate change?

Terry Slavin, (May 11, 2020)

In this month's 74-page issue of Ethical Corporation we do a deep dive into the impact of Covid-19 on sustainability. In the infographic below we sum up some of the key takeaways and statics from Angeli Mehta's feature on the pandemic's expected impact on CO2 emissions.

CSR Cheat Sheet: 8% drop in emissions ‘silver lining’ amid brutal human toll of Covid-19

Oliver Balch, (May 4, 2020)

In his monthly roundup of sustainability news, Oliver Balch reports on the latest data on emissions, green investor activism, and a global call to save hard-hit SMEs

Will Covid-19 allow us to flatten the curve on climate change?

Angeli Mehta, (May 2, 2020)

With the IEA predicting that global CO2 emissions will fall 8% this year, Angeli Mehta weighs the early evidence of whether the pandemic will speed the energy transition