Hit-and-miss ‘no deforestation’ policies for palm oil show need for support by legal regulation

Policies seeking to halt the environmental and social damage of palm oil production are proving to be only a partial success, the latest research by Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) reveals. Major palm oil companies have increasingly adopted ambitious ‘no deforestation, no peat, no exploitation’ (NDPE) policies to make palm oil more sustainable. The findings in the […] ... lees meer

A new Playbook gives insights how behavioral science can supercharge the way companies embed CSR into their business

A new playbook publised by consultancy firm Reconsidered explores how insights from the world of behavioral science can supercharge the way companies embed social responsibility into their business. The world is changing — and with it, our expectations of business. Today, companies are expected to stand for more than just their bottom line. It’s no longer enough […] ... lees meer

Global investors turn up heat on fast food companies to tackle climate and water risks

Global investors representing more than USD $6.5 trillion today called on six of the largest companies in the USD $570 billion global fast-food sector to act urgently on the climate and water risks in their supply chains. The investors have sent letters to Domino’s Pizza, McDonald’s, Restaurant Brands International (owners of Burger King), Chipotle Mexican Grill, Wendy’s Co. and Yum! […] ... lees meer

United Nations, World Economic Forum and partners unite to address e-waste

Seven UN entities have come together, supported by the World Economic Forum, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to call for an overhaul of the current electronics system, with the aim of supporting international efforts to address e-waste challenges. The report calls for a systematic collaboration with major brands, small and medium-sized […] ... lees meer

Aviation industry emissions trajectory is not on track to reach 2050 goal

Despite adopting ambitious goals over the past decade the aviation and aerospace industry is not on-track to meet any of its goals, according to new research by the Rocky Mountain Institute released yesterday. In the past decade, airlines and aerospace manufacturers have adopted ambitious goals, such as committing to yearly efficiency gains of at least 1.5%, meeting […] ... lees meer

World’s top green businesses revealed in the CDP A List

The businesses blazing a trail on environmental issues are named today as CDP, the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform, releases its prestigious annual rankings. The announcement comes as the opening of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos today brings together international leaders for a week of high-level discussions on the future of the […] ... lees meer

Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index Doubles in Size, Recognizing 230 Companies Committed to Advancing Women in the Workplace

Bloomberg announced the launch of its 2019 Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which this year selected 230 companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality in the workplace. The index more than doubled in size from 2018 and includes firms from 10 sectors headquartered across 36 countries and regions. Collectively, these firms have a […] ... lees meer

IBM, Ford, LG Chem lead blockchain coalition for ethically sourced minerals

Committed to supporting human rights and environmental protection while helping infuse more transparency into global mineral supply chains, Ford Motor Company, Huayou Cobalt, IBM, LG Chem and RCS Global announced plans to use blockchain technology to trace and validate ethically sourced minerals.  The group, which includes participants at each major stage of the supply chain from […] ... lees meer

DSM North America opened newly expanded 66 acre solar field in Belvidere, New Jersey

DSM North America held a grand opening of its newly expanded solar field in Belvidere on Thursday, 10 January. The 20.2 MW solar project, located on 66 acres, is now the largest net-metered solar installation in New Jersey and the second largest on the East Coast. The on-site solar generation facility is comprised of 62,000+ […] ... lees meer