Supply Chains

Can agri-tech sow a green revolution for India’s poorest farmers?

Eric Marx, (Feb 22, 2018)

Eric Marx reports on apps such as Plantix and the Sowing App, which are helping smallholders achieve optimal harvests in some of the harshest growing areas on the planet

Applying AI to the humble potato

Angeli Mehta, (Feb 22, 2018)

Canadian firm Resson is which is using imagery analytics to help deliver an increase in crop yields for companies such as McCain

Future Farming: Pastures new for big data

Angeli Mehta, (Feb 22, 2018)

Angeli Mehta reports on how technology is revolutionising agriculture as Silicon Valley comes to the farm gate

'Charities should be held to the same human rights standards as business'

John Morrison, (Feb 16, 2018)

John Morrison, head of the Institute for Human Rights and Business, says the Oxfam crisis shows we should say 'no' to cuts in aid, but yes to greater accountability by charities

‘Brands will need to think far beyond their own operations if we are to keep below 2C'

Dexter Galvin, (Feb 13, 2018)

Dexter Galvin of CDP says companies like Ajinomoto, Kellogg’s, and BT are trailblazers in engaging their suppliers in the battle against climate change

Rise of the sewbots: Asian factory workers feel chill winds of automation

Martin Wright, (Jan 16, 2018)

With Foxconn replacing 60,000 workers in China and Nike looking to relocate production to automated factories in Mexico, half the total jobs in parts of Asia could be at risk, warns the ILO

‘Together Rainforest Alliance and UTZ will be a more powerful force for positive change’

Han de Groot, (Jan 12, 2018)

As the two certification bodies merge this month, new CEO Han de Groot talks about how Rainforest Alliance will accelerate its work to tackle the world’s biggest challenges in the spirit of radical optimism

Carlsberg's zero-carbon mission to become the 'best beer for the world'

Terry Slavin, (Jan 2, 2018)

The Danish brewer’s sustainability chief Simon Hoffmeyer Boas tells Terry Slavin why collaboration is key to achieving its new strategy of achieving zero CO2 emissions, water waste and accidents by 2030

Top stories of 2017: #5 Focus sharpens on human rights in supply chains

Nadine Hawa, (Dec 13, 2017)

Nadine Hawa charts a momentous year, including the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark and UNGP assurance guide, new stakeholder alliances, the spread of disruptive technology and France's due dilligence law

Top stories of 2017: #7 Green shoots of hope for forests amid setbacks

Mark Hillsdon, (Dec 13, 2017)

The battle to stop deforestation continued to rage across the planet in 2017, writes Mark Hillsdon. But the year ended with a flurry of new commitments and partnerships aimed at saving the world’s forests, and restoring millions of hectares of degraded land

Top stories of 2017: #6 Circular economy spreads as brands take back plastics

Maxine Perella, (Dec 12, 2017)

Maxine Perella reports on how brands like Timberland, HP, Dell and P&G led the way by incorporating waste in new products and packaging

‘Companies no longer have an excuse to ignore human rights in their supply chains’

Richard Karmel, (Dec 4, 2017)

Mazars’ Richard Karmel, who helped develop the UNGP Reporting Framework, reflects on how the framework has helped leading companies such as Unilever and Coca-Cola have a fundamental shift in practice towards safeguarding workers

Vedanta court ruling a 'major victory for corporate human rights campaigners'

Lise Smit and Gabrielle Holly, (Nov 22, 2017)

A UK court's decision that the copper company potentially holds a duty of care to 2,000 farmers who claim they are affected by the activities of its Zambian subsidiary is a landmark finding that could have far-reaching implications for corporate supply chains, argue Lise Smit and Gabrielle Holly

Impact Intrapreneurs: How NAB is helping financial inclusion through Good Money

Terry Slavin, (Nov 20, 2017)

In this guest blog, Karen Deignan of Net-Works interviews Elliot Anderson of National Australia Bank.

More than charity: how trusteeships create future leaders

Ian Joseph, (Nov 10, 2017)

Ian Joseph of Trustees Unlimited describes how companies like Barclays, Google and Mishcon de Reya are using board-level volunteering with charities to help executives gain valuable new skills and promote CSR goals

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