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'Young people must be at the table if we are going to succeed in transforming food systems'

Sasha Cohen Ioannides and Dr Andy Zynga, (Jan 5, 2022)

From regenerative agriculture to labelling, FutureFoodMakers has created a Menu for Change for a more sustainable way of putting produce on our plates, write Sasha Cohen Ioannides and Dr Andy Zynga

How governments are giving to nature with one hand and financing extinction with the other

Christine Allen, (Dec 20, 2021)

COMMENT: Christine Allen of Cafod and Beccy Speight of the RSPB highlight how state-owned development finance agencies, such as the UK's CDC Group, are undermining international goals to solve the triple threat of climate change, nature and poverty

Why nature is the secret, under-priced sauce of the global economy

Simon Zadek, (Dec 13, 2021)

Simon Zadek recalls his 20-year journey from Ethical Corporation contributor to chair of the Finance for Biodiversity Initiative

'With cows the new coal, methane emissions from agriculture should no longer be an afterthought'

Jeremy Coller, (Dec 1, 2021)

Comment: Jeremy Coller, founder of FAIRR, writes that COP26’s failure to address the climate impact of farming will deepen investor concerns about the sector

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

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

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

‘Business cannot become truly sustainable without protecting nature’

Pietro Bertazzi, (Oct 7, 2021)

Comment: Ahead of this year’s momentous COP summits, action to tackle biodiversity loss must be at the heart of both government action and corporate strategy, write Pietro Bertazzi and Helen Finlay of CDP

Big food companies ‘failing dismally’ on both climate and human rights

Terry Slavin, (Sep 27, 2021)

Terry Slavin reports on the findings of the World Benchmarking Alliance’s first assessment of how the world’s biggest food producers, restaurants and retailers are performing on the SDGs

‘The communities protecting Africa’s wildlife need our help now, more than ever’

Charlie Mayhew, (Sep 22, 2021)

Comment: Tusk co-founder Charlie Mayhew hopes the growing interest in ESG will drive conservation higher up the corporate and investor agenda and give natural capital its true value

‘Averting climate disaster means going big on food systems transformation’

Ruth Richardson, (Sep 22, 2021)

Comment: Ruth Richardson and Peter Bakker hope this week’s UN Food Systems Summit will deliver concrete results towards make the food and agriculture sector more equitable and nature-positive

'As the climate crisis intensifies, violence against environmental defenders is on the rise'

Terry Slavin, (Sep 13, 2021)

Comment: Mining and logging were the deadliest sectors for activists seeking to protect their land and our planet in 2020, says Jago Wadley of Global Witness

Brand Watch: Facebook and PepsiCo commit to ‘water-positivity’ as climate crisis hits home

Oliver Balch, (Sep 7, 2021)

Oliver Balch reports on how recent natural disasters have prodded brands to target water security as part of their climate response, and how the pandemic is deepening the pay gap

How cities are using nature-based solutions to adapt to climate change

Kyra Appleby, (Jul 7, 2021)

Comment: Kyra Appleby of CDP draws lessons from three cities that are working in tandem with nature to become more resilient

Can Olam help turn Big Ag from climate villain into sustainability hero?

Oliver Balch, (Jun 29, 2021)

Oliver Balch interviews chief sustainability officer Christopher Stewart to find out how the commodity giant aims to take leadership in re-imagining the global food system

Why the UK’s regenerative agriculture reforms promise a second life for farmers

Dr Abigail Barker, (Jun 18, 2021)

COMMENT: Dr Abigail Barker of Natural Capital Research says the far-reaching reforms will replenish depleted natural capital reserves and provide a baseline for net-zero carbon strategies

Can corporates’ net-zero drive help put tropical countries on rapid road to ending deforestation?

Terry Slavin, (Jun 2, 2021)

Terry Slavin looks at the LEAF coalition, an initiative backed by the U.S., Britain and Norway that aims to channel carbon-offsetting finance into saving tropical forests

How Olam, Natura & Co and Kering are taking a regenerative approach to their supply chains

Mark Hillsdon, (Jun 2, 2021)

Mark Hillsdon looks at three leading companies that are incorporating biodiversity into their balance sheets

‘If Big Food really wants to cut emissions from farming, why haven’t they stopped food waste?’

Oliver Balch, (May 30, 2021)

Oliver Balch interviews Project Drawdown’s Dr Jonathan Foley, but finds him oddly reluctant to talk about regenerative agriculture