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Why the EU’s carbon border tax could be the backdoor to a global carbon price

Carole Ferguson, (Dec 22, 2021)

Comment: Carole Ferguson of Industry Tracker says the niche border tax planned by the EU to help its emissions trading scheme operate more effectively could have positive impacts on carbon pricing beyond its borders

Brand Watch: ’Tis the season to use recycled plastics – but what about refill and reuse?

Oliver Balch, (Dec 21, 2021)

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

Reset the rules: how our pensions can become a game changer

Catherine Howarth, (Dec 16, 2021)

Comment: ShareAction’s Catherine Howarth says it is not in the best interest of pensioners for their savings to be financing polluting industries, which is why it is proposing changes to UK pensions legislation

Delivering the green energy transition in balance with nature

Native Ad, (Dec 14, 2021)

SPONSORED CONTENT: By Filip Engel Vice President, Sustainability, Public Affairs and Branding for Ørsted

'As climate change takes an increasing toll, it will be a case of adapt or die'

Emma Howard Boyd, (Dec 13, 2021)

The Environment Agency's Emma Howard Boyd says the need to restore nature and tackle global warming are inter-linked

‘Ethical Corporation has been a beacon of light in a turgid sea of CSR dross’

Mike Barry, (Dec 13, 2021)

Mike Barry, author of Marks & Spencer’s visionary Plan A, says the job of the early sustainability pioneers is to now support a younger generation in delivering a future for life on this planet

Can business deliver after a COP where brands moved to centre stage?

Terry Slavin, (Dec 1, 2021)

In the December issue of The Sustainable Business Review we assess some of the key outcomes of COP26, from pacts to accelerate take-up of low-carbon technologies such as green hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuels, to the fashion industry cleaning up its act, and the private-sector push to win the war against deforestation

Can big brands succeed where REDD+ failed in winning the battle against deforestation?

Terry Slavin, (Nov 30, 2021)

Terry Slavin asks whether the Leaf Coalition, a private-sector driven partnership that has raised $1bn for tropical forest countries, can unlock the flood of funding needed, when Brazil and Indonesia are refusing to take part

Sustainable aviation fuel seeks clearance for rapid lift-off

Terry Slavin, (Nov 25, 2021)

As the Biden administration seeks to incentivise a dramatic increase in uptake of green alternatives to kerosene, corporates in the Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance are among those trying to allay concerns about impacts on land use and biodiversity. Terry Slavin reports

ESG Watch: Pockets of progress, but still far from where we need to be on climate

Mike Scott, (Nov 25, 2021)

Mike Scott says agreements to phase down coal, replace internal combustion engines, cut methane emissions and reduce deforestation were far from sufficient but show investors the direction of travel

Brand Watch: Corporates in push to take their suppliers on net-zero journey

Oliver Balch, (Nov 25, 2021)

Oliver Balch reports on new initiatives launched at COP26 to engage SMEs and to help the fashion industry sharpen its act on climate

‘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

Analysis: Why delivering on net-zero promises is ‘now absolutely the order of the day’

Terry Slavin, (Nov 18, 2021)

COP26 saw an unprecedented surge in corporate climate pledges, particularly on nature and emissions in hard to abate sectors, but with rising concern about the credibility and effectiveness of private sector commitments, the focus going forward will be holding their feet to the fire. Terry Slavin reports

‘Nature loss is as big a business risk as climate change. We must tackle both with equal urgency’

David Craig, (Nov 17, 2021)

Comment: David Craig of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures explains how the TNFD will provide a framework for companies to measure and account for their impacts on biodiversity for the first time

Making the impossible possible: The blueprint for decarbonizing industry

Native Ad, (Nov 16, 2021)

SPONSORED CONTENT: The Mission Possible Partnership, together with Reuters Events, recently convened a panel of leading industry figures to discuss strategies for spurring urgent climate action in the seven hardest to abate sectors. Here are the key takeaways

‘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

'Could COP26 signal the end of coal? Only if we invest in green jobs and training'

Fiona Duggan, (Nov 8, 2021)

COMMENT: If lower-income countries are to phase out fossil fuels the transition has to be economically and socially just, writes Fiona Duggan of sustainable energy charity Ashden

Can focus on nature in Glasgow’s COP finally turn the tide on deforestation?

Terry Slavin, (Nov 7, 2021)

Terry Slavin asks whether all the programmes and finance announced last week will reach the smallholder farmers and indigenous people on the frontlines of protecting forests in tropical countries

Progress on methane and forests at COP, but much heavy lifting needed to put 1.5C in reach

Angeli Mehta, (Nov 5, 2021)

There will need to be big breakthroughs on transport and heavy industry emissions next week for the climate talks in Glasgow to be deemed a success, reports Angeli Mehta

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