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In the race against time to cut emissions, companies’ supply chains are key

Terry Slavin, (May 24, 2022)

Delegates to Reuters Events' Responsible Business U.S.A. event got into the weeds of the challenges of tackling Scope 3 climate impacts. Terry Slavin reports

DSM’s Geraldine Matchett: ‘We need to go faster on cutting methane emissions from agriculture’

Mike Scott, (Nov 4, 2021)

Mike Scott speaks to the chief financial officer of Dutch nutrition company DSM in the third part of our series on the role of CFOs in the race to net zero

Melanie Kreis: ‘If we are serious about net zero, we need to know how much it will cost’

Mike Scott, (Oct 18, 2021)

Mike Scott talks to Melanie Kreis of Deutsche Post DHL in the first of a series of interviews with chief financial officers about their role in the transition to net zero

Brand Watch 2: FSC slowness to drop Korindo shows need for brands to pull up their socks

Oliver Balch, (Jul 27, 2021)

In the second part of his monthly Brand Watch column, Oliver Balch looks at the need for credibility in voluntary sustainability initiatives, the oil and gas sector's smirched report card, and Timberland's community cotton in Haiti. He also reports on the row over Ben & Jerry's stance on Israel

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

Giving nature its due place in race to save the planet

Terry Slavin, (Dec 10, 2020)

Amid investor and NGO concerns about greenwash potential from offsets, Terry Slavin untangles the slew of intersecting new initiatives to bring credibility to corporate pledges to protect biodiversity, including the Science Based Targets Network and Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures

How brands are joining the communications battle for more sustainable consumption

Nadine Hawa, (Dec 9, 2020)

Companies that want to credibly lead on tackling climate change have to take their customers – and governments – with them. Nadine Hawa reports

New drive to police ‘wild west’ of net-zero targets ahead of COP26

Mike Scott, (Dec 9, 2020)

With corporate climate neutrality claims derided by some as the ‘new world peace’, Mike Scott reports on efforts to call out greenwash and promote scientifically credible action

‘Where’s the climate science behind continuing to bankroll coal?’ NGOs demand

Mike Scott, (Dec 8, 2020)

Critics of the new science-based target for the finance sector say it doesn’t go far enough, while there are fears the EU's sustainable finance taxonomy will lack rigour. Mike Scott reports

'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

‘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

‘Covid-19 has acted as an accelerator rather than brake on corporate climate action’

Dan Bakal, (Oct 2, 2020)

Comment: Dan Bakal of US sustainability non-profit Ceres reflects on Climate Week NYC 2020 and how the big net-zero commitments from the likes of Walmart, Morgan Stanley, Uber and Microsoft demonstrate how the unprecedented events of this year have woken companies up to the urgency of the climate crisis

‘If companies want to meet climate targets, they must take employees on the journey’

Richard Tarboton, (Feb 28, 2019)

Richard Tarboton and Annabell James from Carbon Credentials argue that companies will go much further if they can tap into a growing desire by workforces to do their bit for the planet

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

‘We’re going in the right direction, but we have to dramatically pick up the pace’

Paul Simpson, (Dec 19, 2018)

Paul Simpson of CDP charts a year when initiatives like RE100 and Science Based Targets surged in membership, but the scale of the challenge grew more stark

CSR Cheat Sheet: France top banana in sustainable food index

Oliver Balch, (Dec 6, 2018)

Ceres warns food and drink brands of 'substantial material risk'; corporate leaders feel pressure to speak up on ethical issues; and methodology found to measure biodiversity risk in Oliver Balch's latest sustainability news roundup

Mahindra plots green revolution by tackling water stress in central India

Terry Slavin, (Nov 28, 2018)

Terry Slavin reports on how the giant conglomerate, which has set Science Based targets for its entire group, is using its mandatory 2% of profits to developing a watershed management programme in Madhya Pradesh

New rules to crack down on 'greenwash' in corporate clean energy claims

Mike Scott, (Oct 29, 2018)

Mike Scott looks at how upcoming revisions to reporting rules for greenhouse gas emissions will address growing concern about use of renewable energy certificates

Analysis: America Inc goes all in for climate action at Jerry Brown’s summit

Terry Slavin, (Sep 26, 2018)

CEOs from the biggest US companies were at the glitzy Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco pledging 'bigger and better' action to cut their CO2 emissions. Terry Slavin asks whether it marked a turning point for Wall Street

Machine makers 'beginning to step up to global warming challenge'

Carole Ferguson, (Aug 13, 2018)

Carole Ferguson of CDP says Schneider Electric, Mitsubishi Electric, Vestas and Siemens are among the capital goods firms that are contributing most to the low-carbon transition

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