Oliver Balch says brands are making strides on integrating recycled plastics in their packaging, but few are innovating to turn off the tap on virgin plastic. He also reports on how climate justice will come to the fore in 2022
In his monthly column Mike Scott analyses the latest developments in sustainable finance, from increasing pressure on pensions to align with 1.5C, to the growth in green bonds, and As You Sow's right-to-repair campaign at Microsoft
COMMENT: The UK fishing industry is feeling the squeeze not only from declining fish stocks but from retailers and consumers who want certified, sustainable fish. Industry players must adapt to more sustainable and traceable options to survive, writes John Willis, director of research at Planet Tracker
While investor interest in 'blue finance' for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans is growing, challenges including the opacity of ownership of companies in the seafood sector means it is still a drop in the ocean, writes Mike Scott
In the first part of his Cheat Sheet analysis of sustainability news, Oliver Balch looks at data from Planet Tracker showing agriculture funds failing to address deforestation risk, a new guide for ESG investors from Ceres, Syngenta’s Green Growth Plan, and how a fashion industry effort to source sustainable viscose has won backing from Amazon
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