Stakeholder Engagement

Brand Watch: Things go badly for Coke, as activists attack COP27 sponsor 

Oliver Balch, (Oct 31, 2022)

Oliver Balch reports on how plastic pollution has risen up the agenda for the annual climate shindig, which comes just ahead of talks on a global plastics treaty

Brands failed to meet promises to protect forests. We can’t mess up net-zero, says Nestle ESG chief

Oliver Balch, (Oct 25, 2022)

Oliver Balch meets Rob Cameron, spokesman for the world's biggest packaged food company, and asks him about the company's recipe for reaching net-zero emissions

PepsiCo’s biggest challenge: winning over millions of farmers to regenerative practices

Oliver Balch, (Sep 29, 2022)

Oliver Balch meets Jim Andrew, the man charged with delivering the consumer goods giant’s ambitious climate pledges

Will 'historic' U.S. climate bill herald a new era of international cooperation?

Terry Slavin, (Aug 30, 2022)

In the latest issue of The Sustainable Business Review, Mike Scott looks at the implications of the Inflation Reduction Act, Angeli Mehta hears calls for more honest dialogue with citizens on climate action, Oliver Balch interviews Thomas Maddox of CDP and we have guest columns from Mindy Lubber and Rachel Kyte

Brands need to put money where their mouths are in fighting nature loss, says CDP’s forests chief

Oliver Balch, (Aug 30, 2022)

Despite pledges to end deforestation, 11 million hectares of tree cover are lost each year. CDP's Thomas Maddox tells Oliver Balch why he thinks developments on reporting on forest risk could help reverse the loss

Policy Watch: As climate change hits home, it’s time for honest dialogue and bold solutions

Angeli Mehta, (Aug 30, 2022)

Governments will have to take the public with them if they are to make progress on solutions, writes Angeli Mehta

P&G launches shampoo bar versions of its major haircare brands

Mike Scott, (Jun 30, 2022)

The consumer goods giant is looking to fulfil increasing consumer demand for plastic-free packaging, though bars account for only 2% of the European market. Mike Scott reports   

Editor’s letter: Can tourism tread more lightly?

Terry Slavin, (Jun 20, 2022)

In the summer issue of The Ethical Corporation magazine we assess the challenges for the travel sector in meeting its promise to get onto a more sustainable flightpath as it zooms back to life after COVID 19

Companies urged to wake up to water risk amid looming global shortfalls

Terry Slavin, (May 25, 2022)

In the June issue of The Sustainable Business Review we report on the risk of stranded assets due to water scarcity, the need for joined-up action on climate change, desertification and biodiversity loss, and how companies are looking to AI to help them decarbonise. We also report on key themes from the recent Responsible Business U.S.A. event in New York

Tencent’s Approach to Carbon Neutrality — Together for a Greener Future

Native Ad, (May 25, 2022)

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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

Brand Watch: Rise of the robots as companies turn to AI to get their numbers right

Oliver Balch, (May 24, 2022)

With 93% of business leaders trusting AI more than humans to make sustainability decisions, tech solutions are big-hitting tools in the toolbox, reports Oliver Balch

‘If we are to rise to the climate challenge, boards need to embed sustainability, pronto’

David Grayson, (May 4, 2022)

Comment: David Grayson, co-author of the Sustainable Business Handbook, explains why he’s on a mission to turn capitalism into a force for good

IPCC says we have the tools to limit global warming. But do we have the will?

Terry Slavin, (Apr 27, 2022)

In the latest issue of Reuters Events Sustainable Business's quarterly magazine we look at how energy efficiency is getting short shrift in energy policy, a new U.N. panel to keep companies honest on their net-zero promises, how activists are targeting SUVs, and the implications of the SEC climate reporting rules. We also profile Ann Mukherjee, CEO of Pernod North America

Brand Watch: In the face of war, companies need to both act and advocate

Oliver Balch, (Mar 31, 2022)

The host of ‘wicked problems’ confronting sustainable business leave no room to sit on the fence, says Oliver Balch  

Society Watch: The rise of employee climate activism

Mark Hillsdon, (Mar 31, 2022)

Mark Hillsdon reports on how workers are increasingly holding their companies to account. If firms are serious about reaching net-zero, they should listen to them

The woman at the eye of the storm of Asia’s rising climate risk

Oliver Balch, (Mar 22, 2022)

Oliver Balch meets Esther An of Singapore’s City Developments Limited, who has won accolades from the UN Global Compact for pushing her company to adopt greener building methods for the past two decades

The rising tide of climate change litigation that is lifting all boats

Mark Hillsdon, (Mar 21, 2022)

Mark Hillsdon reports on how high-profile victories have spawned copy-cat cases around the world. But companies and communities are litigating to block climate action, too

Brand Watch: Will 2022 be the year that sustainable consumption finally takes hold?

Oliver Balch, (Jan 27, 2022)

Oliver Balch expects a greater focus on labelling to meet growing consumer demand for ‘greener’ products

Mastercard’s Kloberdanz on why companies have to plug the ‘trust gap’ on nature

Oliver Balch, (Jan 27, 2022)

Oliver Balch talks to the payment giant's chief sustainability officer about the need to overcome consumer frustration over corporate inaction on climate change