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Whitbread's Environmental Leadership - news

By James Pitcher — Whitbread is the UK’s largest and fastest growing hospitality company and we have ambitious plans for our two leading brands, Premier Inn and Costa. By 2020, we...

Big oil companies turn to offshore wind - news

By RP Siegel — Despite what we might expect to see soon, in the form of furious efforts on the part of a handful of politicians to reverse the inevitable, the tide has already turned...

Alternative investment funds surge predicted via UCITS and AIF frameworks - news

By Roger Aitken — Almost four-fifths (77%) of institutional investors “expect to see” more US and Asia asset managers launch alternative investment funds through UCITS and AIF...

The renewable revolution  - news

By Adam Woodhall — In Britain and beyond, businesses large and small are getting on with a rapid transition to renewables, despite mixed messages coming from the UK government.  ...

Finland lists first green bond on LSE with $500m issuance - news

By Roger Aitken — Finland’s leading provider of financial services in the country to local government and public housing sectors, Municipality Finance (MuniFin), opened trading on...

Riversimple adopts circular economy to create a cutting edge eco-auto  - news

By Adam Woodhall — A passion for racing cars and environmentalism aren't usual bedfellows. Hugo Spowers is not an usual entrepreneur though, and the business he has created,...

Praxis Mutual commits to impact bonds from India, Starbucks, and European Investment Bank - news

By Roger Aitken — Following a number of positive impact bond purchases, Praxis Mutual Funds, a leading faith-based and socially responsible family of mutual funds advised by Everence...

Finland lists first green bond on LSE with $500m issuance - news

by Roger Aitken — Finland’s leading provider of financial services in the country to local government and public housing sectors, Municipality Finance (MuniFin), opened trading on...

Brexit mustn’t mean wreckxit - news

by Adam Woodhall — A Baroness, professor, a past CEO of the Environment Agency and Boris Johnson’s father were just a few of the assembled luminaries who gathered to discuss and...

Beer-making without impact, the Heineken way - news

by Tom Idle —   For the past six years, Heineken’s approach to environmental and social issues has been informed by its structured Brewing a Better world strategy. And it is...

Business & Climate Summit: inspiring a social movement - news

The Business & Climate Summit 2016 held in London is a leading annual forum for businesses, investors and policymakers on climate action.  One of the attendees was Charles Perry , a...

Wind power: less noise, happier neighbors - news

by Antonio Pasolini — Wind power is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to renewable energy. It currently accounts for 41.1 percent of all energy produced in Denmark (2015 data)...

KKR portfolio companies get new green solutions platform - news

Interview by Kelly Eisenhardt As Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues continue to grow in importance for mainstream investors, KKR’s pioneering environmental initiative...

European market for renewable energy continues to grow - news

EP Journal By RP Siegel Market demand for renewable energy in Europe as documen-ted by Guarantees of Origin, grew by 8% over the previous year, extending an extraordinary growth streak....

Counting the cost of capital for renewable energy investments in the EU - news

The “DiaCore project” has evaluated the cost of capital across the European Union, and has found that it varies significantly from country to country. The project’s report is...

Intasave’s solar Songs are bang on tune for Kenya - news

A solar power system is being introduced by the global non-profit environmental organisation Intasave Energy to bring clean sustainable electricity to a Kenyan community. Initially the...

Getting up a thirst for sustainability - news

‘Transformational’ improvements at its distilleries stand the global drinks giant Diageo in good stead in the face of ongoing carbon and water issues. But securing its long-term...

More big names sign up to renewable power commitment - news

BMW Group, Coca-Cola Enterprises, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF), Nordea Bank AB, Pearson PLC and Swiss Post are the latest corporates to sign up to RE100, the global...

BNP Paribas commits to ‘doubling’ renewable energy financing by 2020 - news

BNP Paribas, the French multinational bank with a presence in 75 countries, is to take a further significant step in financing the transition to a low carbon economy by “more than...

Kangwon turns abandoned mines into modern resorts - news

Kangwon Land, a South Korean company that redevelops abandoned mines into resorts, casinos, and conference centres has been recognised as one of Korea’s most sustainable enterprises for...

Unilever aims to become carbon positive by 2030 - news

At COP21 Prince Charles lauded Unilever's achievements in deforestation, as he expressed his hope that politicians and businesses were starting to act on the need to protect forests....

EIB-backed initiative boosts climate conscious investing - news

The European Investment Bank (EIB), BNP Paribas and Vigeo have launched Tera Neva, a sustainable investment initiative which allows investors to align their financial objectives with their...

Refreshing the art of good story telling - news

Sustainability teams must work more closely with marketing if they are to realise the value of corporate social responsibility for their brands, says Michael Dickstein , director of global...

Two-thirds of UK investors ignorant of ESG performance of their investments - news

A new study reveals that almost two-thirds of investors don’t know whether the activities of industries or companies they are investing in are ethical or not. According to the survey...

Fortune 500 companies pledge to use 100% renewable electricity - news

Partner numbers at RE100 are swelling with news that a number of globally recognized US businesses have joined the campaign, pledging to source 100% of their electricity from renewable sources....

P&G raises bar on greenhouse gas emissions reductions - news

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has set a new goal to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions from its facilities by 30% by 2020. The goal was developed in partnership with World Wildlife Fund...

Investors call on UK government for greater support of renewables - news

Thirteen investors have sent a letter, coordinated by the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), to the George Osborne, the UK's Chancellor, to highlight investor...

British dispel ‘nimby’ reputation over green energy - news

More than half (53%) of UK households would support the construction of a wind turbine within two miles of their home, dispelling the general perception that Britain is a nation of...

Wyke Farms wins international campaign to find greenest company - news

Wyke Farms, one of the UK’s largest independent cheese producers and milk processors, have won a Green Apple Environment Award, in the ‘Environmental Best Practice’...

Japan restarts nuclear power programme - news

Japan’s first nuclear reactor approved for reactivation under post-Fukushima rules began production last month. The Sendai No 1 reactor in northern Honshu is one of five given the...

IKEA first global retailer to offer LED only lighting - news

Swedish home furnishing retailer IKEA will become the first major global retailer to offer a 100% LED lighting range when the brand’s LED roll-out completes this September. Steve...

Fujitsu scoops Responsible Business of the Year 2015 at BITC awards - news

Global technology giant Fujitsu picked up the most prestigious award at this year’s Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards winning the title of overall Responsible...

NT commits £30m to updating energy intensive buildings - news

The National Trust, Europe’s biggest conservation charity, is investing £30m, in renewable energy to heat and power more of its historic places. The news follows the successful...

Tidal power opportunity proposed for Bristol Channel - news

A marine fence across the Bristol Channel, now at the planning and development stage, is estimated to have the potential to supply 5% of Britain’s energy needs from tidal power. The...

UK leads way in tidal energy technology - news

Despite the British government slashing support for renewable energy in the last few weeks, a new report from Frost & Sullivan finds that the UK is the market leader in the development of...

Fujitsu scoops Responsible Business of the Year 2015 at BITC awards - news

Global technology giant Fujitsu scooped the title of Responsible Business of the Year 2015 at this year’s Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards. Taking over the...

Renewable energy pioneer appointed to Natural Environment Research Council - news

Juliet Davenport OBE, founder and ceo of the 100% renewable electricity supplier Good Energy has been appointed to the Council of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). NERC is...

Are sustainability ratings asking the right questions? - news

Why is it that inherently unsustainable oil and gas companies rank so well in sustainability indices, such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index? Tom Idle explores a new approach to...

RE100 drives call for renewable power priority at Formula E eprix - news

Renewable power is good for business and should be a priority for governments taking climate action, senior business executives and energy experts urged at the recent FIA Formula E eprix in...

British business calls for climate action to build greener economy - news

Over 75 UK businesses including Willmott Dixon, Cisco, E.on, John Lewis Partnership, SSE, and BT have called on the government to take decisive action to combat climate change and build a...

Renault-Nissan to drive Paris talks - news

The Renault-Nissan Alliance, the world leader in zero-emission mobility, will provide a fleet of 200 all-electric vehicles as the official passenger-car provider for the United Nation’s...

M&S signs up to 100% renewable power pledge - news

Leading British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has joined RE100, the global initiative supporting major companies committing to 100% renewable power. The retailer of food, clothing...

BLOG: Four ways to overcome uncertainty in renewables - news

As prices continue to fall, the potential for renewables is only really limited by uncertainty due to the power supply being largely dependent on the changing weather. In his blog for GE ,...

Unilever hits new carbon saving milestone - news

Reporting only two weeks ago that its 'sustainable' brands like Dove are growing twice as fast as its 'regular' brands, Unilever has now revealed that it has reached a new...

Procter & Gamble begins work on $200m biomass energy plant - news

Procter & Gamble’s manufacturing site in Albany, Georgia, one of the biggest facilities in its system, will soon be fueled by wood scraps and peanut shells, thanks to a biomass...

Global carbon emissions stall, finds IEA data - news

Data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) indicate that global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector stalled in 2014, marking the first time in 40 years in which there was a...

inside investment Time shortening between ESG issues emerging and market reaction - MSCI - news

A report from MSCI ESG Research, a provider of research and analysis of the environmental, social and governance-related (ESG) business practices of companies globally, has suggested that that...

Schools turn up the heat to win solar competition - news

Twenty two schools from across the UK are being given the chance to win up to £5,000 towards buying their own solar panels thanks to Good Energy, the renewable electricity supplier and...

Huge US solar project starts commercial operation - news

One of the world's largest solar projects - taking up 3,600 acres of land - has started commercial operation in California. The 550-megawatt (MW) Desert Sunlight Solar Farm, is capable...

Lima discussions patch together compromise to pave way for Paris - news

Developed countries, which have caused most of the world’s pollution, should help to finance “vulnerable” developing nations to combat climate change, UN members agreed last...

Bank of America cooks up a storm - news

Bank of America is to partner with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC) to raise $100m to help provide clean cooking solutions to millions of households in the developing world....

Walmart extends solar commitment - news

Walmart is to install up to 400 new solar projects at facilities across the US over the next four years. This advances the company’s global commitment to drive the production or...

Cheers to a sustainable future - news

As we enter the season of over-indulgence, Roland Pirmez, president of Heineken Asia Pacfic tells Ethical Performance why responsible consumption is one of the most important issues on the...

Norway’s KLP boosts renewables investment and cuts coal exposure - news

KLP, Kommunal Landspensjons-kasse, Norway’s largest life insurer that was formed in 1949, announced late this November that intended to further increase its investment by NKr500 million...

New wind power body for shipping industry in full sail - news

An international association has been created to facilitate and promote wind propulsion for commercial shipping worldwide. The International Windship Association (IWSA) will facilitate and...

IKEA makes largest wind farm investment to date - news

IKEA has purchased its second wind farm in the US. The site in Texas is the single largest renewable energy investment made by the Swedish furniture retailer to date. The wind farm will...

More support for farmers urged in renewable energy push - news

Farms could be a major player in the renewable energy market in the UK, according to a report issued by a new industry coalition, Farm Power. According to its research, there is at least...

Sunny outlook for solar power ahead of fossil fuels - news

The sun could be the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050, ahead of fossil fuels, wind, hydro and nuclear, according to a pair of reports issued today by the International Energy...

British-made wave power surges closer after successful test - news

Generating electricity from wave power in Britain took a step closer to reality this week after green energy company Ecotricity’s innovative device – Searaser – successfully...

Renewable energy bodies outgrow affiliation - news

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) and Solar Trade Association (STA) are to go their separate ways, ending their formal four-year affiliation. The two associations became affiliated in...

New £500m joint venture to reinvigorate onshore wind - news

In a major boost for the onshore wind power industry, Britain’s green energy company Ecotricity and global construction and development firm Skanska are forming a joint venture –...

Tech giants still failing on environment, says Greenpeace - news

While Apple is leading the consumer electronics sector in addressing its environmental footprint, the tech industry still has a long way to go, according to a new report from Greenpeace...

Hitting the paper trail at SCA - news

Kersti Strandqvist is the senior vice president at SCA, the global hygiene and forest products company, in charge of Group Function Sustainability. She leads the company’s corporate...

Mass protest against open-cast mining planned for German border - news

Campaigners against planned coal mines on the German/Polish border will be making their presence felt this weekend when they orchestrate a massive international demonstration. Greenpeace...

China becomes world's biggest solar market - news

The global solar market is shifting from Europe to Asia, finds a new report from Hanergy and China's New Energy Chamber of Commerce. According to the Global Renewable Energy Report 2014,...

Incorrect emissions and energy data wrong foots Timberland - news

Timberland, of Stratham, New Hampshire, creator of the famed yellow leather work boot, is in the midst of rectifying a self-inflicted CSR public relations problem. In mid-July the $1.6bn...

Taking steps to curb the fossil fuel habit - news

Europe’s largest companies are coming under increasing political pressure to cut their carbon footprint ahead of crunch climate talks next year, but carbon trading is now just one of many...

Call for beauty industry to take greener steps - news

The cosmetics industry needs to take greater steps if it is to become more sustainable. This was one of the key messages from Sustainable Cosmetics Summit North America, hosted in New York...

UK green lights giant offshore wind farm - news

The East Anglia One offshore wind farm that is expected to support almost 2,900 jobs and bring over £520m of investment into the UK’s economy has been given the official go-ahead....

Investors lose interest in UK renewables, says EY - news

The attractiveness of the UK renewables market in the eyes of investors and developers has decreased dramatically – falling back to levels last seen in November 2012, according to EY's...

Semrau cleans up at SC Johnson - news

Kelly Semrau, senior vp- global corporate affairs, communication and sustainability, at SC Johnson, tells Ethical Performance about the household cleaning giant’s approach to CR and...

Barclays urged at AGM to ‘stop bankrolling’ dirty coal - news

With the World Development Movement (‘WDM’), a UK-based campaigning group focussed on global justice, having successfully campaigned last year to make Barclays pull out of food...

Time to take a look at your data supply chain footprint - news

There’s a large elephant in your server room (data centre), writes Eiríkur Hrafnsson, co-founder and coo of GreenQloud. It’s something you’re not thinking about as...

Apple faces protests over worker welfare in China - news

Apple's New York flagship store was a scene of protest at the weekend. Protesters gathered to participate in a demonstration calling on the smartphone giant to stop the poisoning of workers...

Majority in UK favour onshore wind power over fracking - news

The majority of people in Britain would prefer to live near a wind farm than a fracking site, says new YouGov research commissioned by Ecotricity. When given the choice, 62% said they would...

UK government to turn rooftops into solar power stations - news

Plans to turn the Government estate as well as factories, supermarkets and car parks into “solar hubs” have been outlined in a new strategy by Energy Minister Greg Barker. The...

New ‘green’ fuel could increase CO2 emissions, says What Car? - news

The introduction of a ‘greener’ petrol to meet EU regulations could increase harmful CO2 tailpipe emissions, says What Car? . The move to introduce E10 fuel, which is expected...

Barcardi to ramp up responsible drinking efforts - news

The world’s largest privately owned drinks company, Bacardi Limited, has announced plans to strengthen and expand its responsible drinking and responsible marketing efforts globally....

Something new under the sun roof at Ford Motors - news

Global car manufacturer Ford has unveiled a first-of-its-kind sun-powered vehicle. Instead of powering its battery from an electrical outlet, the Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept harnesses...

Lego to build on environmental ambitions - news

Lego is augmenting the building blocks of its carbon emissions reduction programme with a new WWF partnership. The Danish toy manufacturer has pledged to improve performance on a range of...

Low carbon technology not understood by consumers - news

Homeowners are unable to take advantage of the benefits of low and zero carbon technologies because they do not understand how they work, new research by the NHBC Foundation has shown. All...

Time to realise the power of renewables? - news

This year Ofgem announced that Britain will face an energy drought by 2015, as our ageing coal fired power stations are systematically decommissioned. Whilst the materialization of Hinkley Point...

AT&T reaches halfway mark to investment commitment - news

Telecoms giant AT&T has reached the halfway mark of its commitment to invest up to $565m to deploy approximately 15,000 alternative fuel vehicles over the course of a 10-year period up to...

UPS to invest $50m in natural gas stations - news

Logistics giant UPS is to invest approximately $50m to build an additional nine liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations, bringing the total number of stations to 13. Four were announced in...

Efforts to scale up climate change investment falters - news

The most comprehensive inventory of climate finance to-date shows investment is far short of the need, and falling further behind each year. Global investment in climate change plateaued at...

Efforts to scale up climate change investment fall further behind - news

The most comprehensive inventory of climate finance to-date shows investment is far short of the need, and falling further behind each year. Global investment in climate change plateaued at...

World’s largest solar plant enters commercial operation - news

The world’s largest parabolic trough solar plant entered commercial operation in the US this week. It is also the first solar plant in the US with thermal energy storage which allows...

Volkswagen moves up a gear with Ecotricity energy offer - news

In the first crossover partnership of its kind in the UK between a car manufacturer and an energy company, Volkswagen Group is to provide a 100% green electricity offer on its electric vehicles....

GEPs: showing the way to a greener future? - news

With the global population heading towards nine billion and consumption at around three times the planet’s resources, there’s no doubt that action is needed for sustainable growth in...

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Tide is high… Joint venture company MeyGen is to begin installation of the largest tidal energy project in Europe. The 86MW tidal energy project has just received the official greenlight...

Work to begin on largest tidal energy project in Europe - news

Joint venture company MeyGen is to begin installation of the largest tidal energy project in Europe. The 86MW tidal energy project has just received the official greenlight from the Scottish...

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Obama backing… Legislation designed to expand hydropower production in the United States by improving and streamlining the licensing process for small hydropower projects is now law. The...

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Wind up… The second largest offshore wind farm in the world, costing £1.3bn and generating enough clean electricity to power over half a million homes, has officially opened by the...

Power shift: emerging economies to drive renewables sector - news

The renewable energy sector will soon be driven by emerging economies according to a new report from research agency Frost & Sullivan. The shift in market power will be down to the...

Sweden proves world's most sustainable country - news

RobecoSAM’s new study has found Sweden to be the most sustainable country in the world. The study, which evaluates 59 countries (21 from developed and 38 from emerging markets) on a...

Ethics & economics are stacking up against fossil-fuel investment - news

“Coal is a dead man walkin’,” Deutsche Bank global head of asset management Kevin Parker told The Washington Post in January 2011. “Banks won’t finance them....

Advent of SSE puts UK "at heart of social investment" - news

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron has officially launched the Social Stock Exchange (SSE), a new initiative designed to connect the public financial markets with social impact...

Ecology signs up to GABV - news

Green building society Ecology has been announced as the latest sustainable finance organisation to join the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV). This membership is regarded as a strong...

Carbon Trust appoints advisory panel - news

The Carbon Trust has appointed a new international advisory panel. The panel brings together a number of top experts from around the world to provide advice on the global low carbon economy to...

Landmark level... - news

Carbon dioxide levels hit the historic 400.03 ppm mark in May according to monitoring at Mauna Loa (NOAA). Greenpeace UK executive director John Sauven has since commented: “This is a...

Back to the future for CSR professionals? - news

For nearly two decades I have been privileged to lead many of The Co-operative Group’s excellent ethical and environmental programmes. The Co-operative Bank’s charismatic md, Terry...

BBC trailblazes towards sustainable production - news

The aim to get the ethos of sustainability embedded into the production of all TV programmes is behind the launch of Albert +, a new sustainability tool from the BBC. Nick Leslie, who...

Panasonic lantern programme lights way in developing countries - news

Japan’s Panasonic Corporation has instigated a project to donate a total of 100,000 solar lanterns to people in regions of the world without electricity, by 2018.    As...

Cleantech market major growth sector for UK economy - news

The cleantech market is a major growth sector for the UK economy, Michael Rudd, partner at legal firm Bird & Bird, highlighted at ecoConnect’s recent Green in the City Forum which...

Big brands back 'Climate Declaration' in US - news

Over 30 major American companies including eBay and Nike have signed a “Climate Declaration,” urging federal policymakers to take action on climate change, asserting that a bold...

Laos dam project goes ahead despite Asia outcry - news

The Laos government and the company it commissioned to build a huge hydroelectric dam on the Mekong river are under renewed attack for breaching their agreement to halt the work.   A...

Californian sunshine technology powers Indian hospital - news

A major medical centre in India will soon be receiving a significant amount of its energy from the sun courtesy of Californian technology from Sunpreme Solar Systems. A 150 kilowatt rooftop...

Business leaders call for stricter emissions targets - news

A group of UK business leaders last month called on the government to set stringent energy sector emissions targets by 2030. They claimed that the coalition government was creating uncertainty,...

IKEA pledges to grow more trees than it uses - news

Furniture retailer Ikea has announced plans to switch to renewable energy by 2020, and to grow more trees than it uses. The Swedish-based group said it will also encourage sales of...

Businesses urged to prepare for catastrophic climate impacts - news

A major report on business and climate change impacts has warned companies to begin thinking through how to protect their operations in a much warmer planet, because the chances of restricting...

EU reaches 100GW milestone - news

The EU has overtaken the 100 gigawatt (GW) milestone for installed wind power capacity, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). The EWEA said that though it took the European...

Polymer fuel cell breakthrough imminent - news

A Carbon Trust report says the UK’s fuel-cell sector is close to developing breakthroughs in polymer fuel cells, which could significantly cut cost, the biggest barrier to wide-scale...

Asda to expand Sustain & Save programme - news

UK retailer Asda is to expand its Sustain & Save Exchange Programme for suppliers, after it saved the company £13m through sustainability innovations since it was launched earlier this...

RBS tops CREX index - news

RBS has been named the UK’s number one bank for renewable energy use in one of the world’s leading independent indexes. The 2012 Bloomberg Corporate Renewable Energy Index (CREX)...

IKEA invests in wind farm - news

IKEA’s plans to fill all its energy needs from renewable sources ( EP, July 2012, p5 ) are taking another step with investment in a 30-turbine wind farm on Glötesvålen, a...

Sainsbury's opts for renewable energy - news

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is tapping renewable energy by installing geo-thermal heat pump technology, initially at 100 of its stores. After testing the technology at its Crayford...

Climate bonds ‘are the ideal financial tool to tackle climate change’ - news

Bond investors are not comfortable with the risks of developing projects. But once schemes are up and running, they are happy to provide refinancing, Sean Kidney, co-founder and chair of the...

IKEA goes big on solar - news

Ikea is set to become one of the largest users of commercial solar power in the US with the installation of rooftop solar generators, producing 4.29mw, at distribution centres in Maryland and...

Microsoft to be carbon neutral within a year - news

Microsoft has announced ambitious plans to become carbon neutral in a year, having cut its emissions by 30% per unit of revenue from 2007 levels through efficiencies and increased renewable...

Bank of America’s $50bn to green global economy - news

Bank of America has announced a ten-year $50bn (£32bn, €40bn) environmental business project to deal with climate change, reduce demands on natural resources and advance lower-carbon...

Australia presses on with wide-ranging carbon tax - news

A carbon pricing scheme, probably the world’s most comprehensive, is being implemented in Australia, despite continuing opposition from some business groups. From 1 July,...

Apple and Amazon rapped over ‘dirty’ cloud computing - news

A new cloud computing report has deemed Amazon, Apple and Microsoft to be failing on climate change criteria through reliance on coal-to-power data centres, provoking the release of sensitive...

Eucalyptus fuel takes off in Oz - news

Sustainable fuel from eucalyptus trees is being developed for commercial airline flights. Virgin Australia and its aircraft supplier Airbus will seek to produce a certified energy source that...

Ikea seeks suppliers' compliance with sustainability code by end of year - news

The furniture multinational Ikea will remove suppliers from its supply chain if they depart from its code of conduct as it pushes for full compliance this year. This action, meeting part of...

Energy extractives industry sees guidelines updated in wake of BP disaster - news

New non-financial reporting guidance for the oil and gas industry has been produced by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Designed for companies at various stages of the oil, gas and...

Growing awareness in China sparks demands for corporate transparency - news

Chinese civil society is becoming increasingly environmentally aware, with indications of meaningful pressure on the government and companies operating in China, says a new report. Giving...

Miami hotel checks in Greenlight - news

A hotel in Miami has become one of the largest so far to use 100% renewable energy. The luxury InterContinental hotel has partnered with Greenlight Energy to purchase over 15 million kWh of wind...

O2 commits to 40-point sustainability programme - news

UK telecoms giant O2 has introduced an ambitious three-year strategy for expanding its CSR operations, outlining 40 targets on issues from carbon emissions to flexible working. O2’s...

WindMade label flies high - news

Companies that source their power from wind energy can now proclaim it by attaching the WindMade label to their products. Under criteria published in October, the label can be used by companies...

HP and Facebook act on ‘hyperscale’ data centres in bid to curb computing emissions - news

Hewlett Packard has announced a new data server service that it says will reduce energy use by up to 89% and halve costs. Project Moonshot, designed for companies operating thousands of...

Carbon Trust sets up consultancy - news

The Carbon Trust research organisation has launched a consultancy business to more directly help UK firms reduce their energy costs and get more competitive rates for greener technology....

M&Co; takes hold of energy supply by building wind farms - news

A British clothing retailer has taken the unusual step of setting up a renewable energy subsidiary “to secure full control of its future electricity consumption”. M&Co has...

Coal-reliant Australia to adopt controversial carbon tax - news

Australia has adopted a ‘carbon tax’ so that around 500 of its biggest polluters will have to pay for their emissions. By two votes, the parliament passed a bill last month...

Interest in farmland sparks principles launch - news

Principles for investing responsibly in farmland have been established with the goal of improving the sustainability, transparency and accountability of these investments. Institutions with...

China leads renewables boom as West flags - news

Global investment in renewable energy has passed the $200bn (£122bn, €140bn) mark, having risen by a third in 2010, thanks partly to China’s booming renewables market. The...

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A renewable energy bond has been launched onto the UK market. Capital raised by the corporate retail bond, set up by the Wind Prospect Group, will be used to fund commercial wind turbines in the...

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Toyota is to become the first car manufacturer in the UK to install a solar power system in a factory. A £10million ($16m, €11.37m) ‘array’ of about 17,000 solar panels...

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Michael Eckhart is to fill the newly-created role of head of environmental markets and sustainability at the international financial conglomerate Citigroup. Eckhart was previously president of...

Public doesn’t believe corporate carbon claims - news

UK businesses risk facing a ‘costly backlash’ from consumers due to mistrust of their environmental claims and performance, according to the climate change standard organization,...

SRI bodies act to raise profile of ethical investing - news

Leaders of socially responsible investment associations around the world held a strategic summit in New York last month to discuss research collaboration, global policy programmes and sharing...

Enel proposes to tackle third world energy gap - news

Multinational power company Enel is to focus its efforts on bridging the ‘energy divide’ that prevents poor people around the world from accessing electricity. The Italian...

Brewers pledge to cut carbon use by 2020 - news

Targets for cuts in carbon emissions and water use have been set by Britain’s brewing industry. The aims and deadlines are stated in a document signed by 61 companies belonging to the...

Wind energy gets new label - news

The first consumer label identifying companies using products made with wind energy has been created by a group of NGOs and businesses. Windmade will offer consumers a way to test leading...

Innovative IT trio leave their rivals ‘far behind’ - news

Deloitte, IBM and Logica lead the global market in providing sustainable technology services, according to a new analysis. A study by the analyst firm Verdantix has found that the three...

Chinese bank comes to Europe to seek advice - news

The China Development Bank, which is the largest Chinese financial institution engaged in overseas investment, has sent a delegation of senior executives on a two-week study tour to Europe to...

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Ikea has bought six wind farms in Germany in a bid to reduce the carbon footprint of its stores. The deal, with the Spanish turbine firm Gamesa, means Ikea now owns 52 wind turbines across...

The large investment bank with big SRI ideas - news

JP Morgan was one of the rare financial institutions to come out of the credit crisis unscathed. Mike Scott speaks to vice-president Jemma Green to find out what’s so special about the...

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British Gas is to give £15million ($23.8m, €18m) worth of solar panels to UK schools. The company will donate and install the panels in up to 750 schools, and says they will generate...

CSRTV spreads word for power firm - news

An energy company has featured its latest corporate responsibility report on its own television station dedicated to CSR issues. UK-based ScottishPower has placed its CSR Annual Review on the...

dairy giant brings in new code - news

The multinational dairy business FrieslandCampina is reinforcing its CSR commitments with a code of conduct based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The code pledges the company, among...

MoD installs sustainable supply regime - news

The UK defence ministry is aiming to make its armed forces more sustainable through a new procurement strategy. The ministry says it will conduct sustainability appraisals and integrate...

Google makes move into renewables field - news

The internet search giant Google has invested £38.8million (£26.7m, €31.3m) directly into two US wind farms. In its first large-scale renewable energy investment, Google is...

Dexia sees massive drop in sustainable fund sales - news

Socially responsible investment sales at Dexia Asset Management dropped 120 per cent last year, with assets under management falling by €99million (£85m, $122m).   The...

Pension funds target low carbon investment - news

Two groups representing some of the largest pension funds in the world are set to agree a $10billion-per-year investment in an Asian fund for renewable energy. The P8, a group of the world’s...

European investors agree new joint climate change fund - news

A new climate change fund aiming to attract investment to green projects and technology is to be established by a group of European finance institutions. The Agence Française de Développement...

Money-making investments in altruism - news

The Altru Fund claims to be overturning the notion of a conflict between social and commercial returns by treating social enterprises like normal businesses. Mike Scott speaks to managing...

Offset ban works for Nike - news

The sportswear multinational Nike managed to reduce its carbon emissions last year after deciding to stop carbon offsetting. Nike's latest CSR report says its total greenhouse gas...

Sustainable business 'could be worth $10tn' - news

Almost five per cent of the world's economic output could be accounted for by sustainability-related business by 2050. That's the prediction of PricewaterhouseCoopers, which says in...

A huge investment bank with unique tasks ahead - news

With Europe increasingly attentive to environmental and social issues, the European Investment Bank is following suit, facing challenges and opportunites. Mike Scott speaks to the bank’s...

inbrief - news

Jan Rosenqvist has left the Swedish investment management consultancy Oehman Fonder to head a fund called Sun, Wind and Water, started by the Stockholm-based company Davegardh and Kjalls. The...

Investment opportunities for a low carbon world - news

Will Oulton (ed). Hardback. 365 pages. GMB. £35.63 Based on the premise that much of the movement towards a low carbon world will need to be driven by investors, this...

Chinese bank wins through - news

The Industrial Bank, China, has emerged as the Asia regional winner in the emerging markets section of the 2009 FT Sustainable Banking Awards for its social and environmental policies. The...

inbrief - news

Societe General has been named as the leading brokerage for sustainability research in the annual Extel survey. Oddo Securities was ranked first for corporate governance research and UBS in the...

Finding solutions to big sustainability challenges - news

Mike Scott talks to Rob Lake of the giant Dutch pension portfolio manager APG about its inclusive approach to ethical investment –  and why climate change will be its major focus...

Nuclear firms may soon feature in FTSE4Good - news

FTSE4Good is paving the way for nuclear power companies to qualify for its socially responsible investment indices. Businesses in the nuclear industry are excluded at present from FTSE4Good, but...

Oil and gas sector starts work on GRI guidance - news

Five multinational oil groups are to work with the Global Reporting Initiative to produce sustainability reporting guidelines for oil and gas companies. Amerada Hess, BP, ENI, Shell and...

Impax launches environmental fund - news

An environmental investment fund has been set up in Australia by Impax Asset Management, an investor that concentrates exclusively on environmental markets. The Impax Environmental Markets...

Indian business makes progress on climate change disclosure - news

Many more of India’s leading companies have signed up to disclose their carbon emissions and climate policies, a second round of reporting has shown. The quality of reporting is...

Obama factor lifts hopes of new era in American CSR - news

Guarded optimism has taken hold of US corporate responsibility proponents as they prepare for what they hope will be a CSR-friendly administration under president-elect Barack Obama. Few...

China Mobile joins Climate Group - news

China Mobile, the world’s biggest mobile telephone operator, has become the first Chinese state-controlled business to join the Climate Group, the London-based non-profit body that...

Lenovo gets up to speed on climate change - news

The Chinese computer company Lenovo, which has joined The Climate Group, an international non-profit organization, has followed up by announcing rewards for consumers who recycle products and...

A decade on, sustainable funds are flourishing - news

Bank Sarasin has put sustainability close to the heart of its investment approach. The Swiss private bank is using the investment theme in a effort to differentiate itself from the competition,...

BT sets pace as business gets serious about carbon - news

BT has set aggressive corporate greenhouse gas reduction targets by aiming to cut its total carbon emissions by 80 per cent within 12 years. The goal is a further sign that business is now...

Investors move into ethical fixed income products - news

Bonds that reflect social and environmental concerns are becoming more popular among institutional investors in Europe and several fixed income products are now available, says Mike Scott...

Australian energy giant joins climate change body - news

Australia’s largest energy company is to join the Chicago Climate Exchange, the world’s first emission registry and reduction and trading system for all six greenhouse gases.   AGL,...

‘high impact’ companies move into FTSE’s sights - news

Companies with a relatively heavy impact on climate change have been given just under a year to meet strict new criteria to remain in, or enter, the FTSE4Good index. Finalized climate change...

fund managers need to move into political arena - news

Investors must make it clear they require governments to take the lead on global warming, says Rory Sullivan Climate change is rapidly emerging as our greatest environmental and economic...

firms make new year resolutions on carbon - news

2007 is already shaping up to become a year of action on climate change for business, with a plethora of carbon reduction schemes announced in January. Among new projects unveiled last month...

ASrIA gets new chairman - news

Rajesh Srivastava has taken over as chairman of the Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA) from the co-founder Tessa Tennant. Srivastava is managing director...

Malaysian stock exchange steps into CSR fray - news

The Malaysian stock exchange has published a CSR framework setting out guidelines for public listed companies on environmental, community, marketplace and workplace activities. Bursa Malaysia...

Bank studies its energy policy - news

The Asian Development Bank is to conduct a study of its energy policy to promote more use of clean energy in Asia and the Pacific area to help to preserve energy supplies. The study, backed by a...

FTSE4Good index unveils criteria on climate change - news

FTSE4Good, the equity index provider, has outlined climate change measures that it will soon expect companies to adopt if they are to be included in the FTSE4Good index. Draft FTSE4Good...

Japan gets first green index fund - news

Plans have been announced for the creation of the first environmental index fund for socially responsible investors in Japan. The Chikyu Ondanka Boushi Kanrenkabu Fund will be run by...

Goldman Sachs joins fray - news

US-based investment bank Goldman Sachs has moved to improve its social and environmental performance by agreeing to report publicly on the greenhouse gas emissions of power plants that it...

Wells Fargo comes under fire for 'outdated' CSR approach - news

One of the oldest US corporations is being targeted in a new campaign by the Rainforest Action Network for what the activist group describes as its 'outdated practices' on social and...

new KLD index focuses on climate change - news

US-based KLD Research Analytics is setting up a new investment index composed of companies that take 'positive' action to reduce global warming. The Global Climate 100 Index will consist of...

climate change is next on FTSE4Good's agenda - news

Further pressure on companies to respond to climate change will be generated by a decision on the part of FTSE4Good to make this an explicit test of eligibility for inclusion in the index from...

power company challenged on climate change - news

Activists from Greenpeace and communities in the Far East disrupted a meeting of China Light and Power (CLP) at the Hong Kong Peninsula Hotel to protest at the impacts of its coal-fired power...

climate change action fends off US activists - news

Shareholder activists in the US have agreed to drop climate change resolutions tabled at five oil and gas businesses now that the companies have announced new measures on the issue. In a sign...

15 targeted on labour rights - news

Fifteen companies are facing shareholder resolutions in the US urging them to adopt human rights policies on workplace conditions in their supply chains. The resolutions, filed by New York City...

inbrief - news

Tim Dieppe has been appointed to manage Henderson Global Investors’ range of global SRI funds, with particular responsibility for directing the group’s increasing investments in ‘industries of...

Review of the UK party conferences - news

CSR not part of the political vocabulary No one expects the outcome of the next UK general election to hinge on CSR, yet it was something of a surprise to see the subject so far from the...

inbrief - news

A UK firm has set up an advice service for institutional investors wanting to put money into the renewable energy sector. New Energy Finance says its service will provide ‘information,...

World Bank to adjust lending policy on extractives - news

The World Bank Group is to put more emphasis on the social benefits of projects it supports in the extractives sector and will increase its lending to renewable energy...

World Bank told to stop investing in oil projects - news

An independent review commissioned by the World Bank has proposed the institution phase out financial support for oil projects in favour of lending to renewable energy...

music industry giant reveals CSR songsheet - news

The world’s largest music publishing company has unveiled a social responsibility policy. EMI Group, which has a roster of 1000 recording artists and a turnover of...

fund targets social sector - news

A socially responsible venture fund has been launched by the UK-based fund manager Catalyst. The ‘social sector fund’ will be run in conjunction with The Big...

ScottishPower is top dog - news

The breadth and depth of Scottish Power’s corporate social responsibility programme have won it the Impact on Society Award at the annual Business in the Community Awards for...

ExxonMobil faces activist resolution - news

ExxonMobil has been told it must allow its shareholders to vote on a resolution at its annual meeting this month that calls on its directors to consider social and...

advancing sustainable investment strategies - news

Socially responsible investment funds have made it possible to define broader strategies for sustainable development, says Tessa Tennant Investors have a key...

BAA makes noise its number one priority - news

The airports operator BAA has made a major new commitment to help reduce aircraft noise at its facilities after identifying the issue as the biggest single concern among its...

ethical VCT is first into the UK market - news

The UK’s first ‘ethical’ venture capital trust (VCT) is being launched in early October. The Pennine Downing Ethical VCT will invest up to £10 million, primarily in a mix of...

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David Gardiner & Associates: Forging Solutions to Climate and Energy Challenges David Gardiner & Associates helps solve the energy and climate challenges facing today’s...

Walmart Highlights Progress in Creating Shared Value in Tenth Annual Global Responsibility Report - reports

Walmart today released its tenth annual Global Responsibility Report, which looks back at the company’s progress during fiscal year 2017 in advancing the key areas of opportunity,...

Scotiabank showcases progress on CSR strategy: Better Future, Better Off - reports

Scotiabank published its  2016 Corporate Social Responsibility report, Investing in Progress , as well as a  new CSR website  today. In this report Scotiabank...

CLP publishes its 15th Sustainability Report: Powering the changing world today for a better tomorrow - reports

CLP, one of the largest investor-operators of power assets in the Asia-Pacific region, has published its 2016 Sustainability Report showing a detailed picture of its performance on how it...

Observations for a better world – Purposeful work with valuable impacts for societies - reports

Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, published today its renewed sustainability report, “Observations for a Better World 2016”. The publication...

GSK publishes Annual Report and Responsible Business Supplement 2016 - reports

By being commercially successful and operating responsibly, we will improve people’s health and benefit society, as well as create value for shareholders.

DONG Energy to stop all use of coal by 2023 - reports

DONG Energy has decided that by 2023, coal will no longer be used as fuel at the company's power stations. The decision goes hand in hand with the aim to reduce CO2 emissions in power and...

Cisco’s 2016 CSR Report Highlights Ambitious Long-Term Goals to Positively Impact People, Society and the Planet - reports

Today, Cisco released its 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report , which highlights Cisco’s progress delivering on the company’s CSR mission  to accelerate...

IKEA Group reports strong sustainability progress during critical year for climate action - reports

The IKEA Group Sustainability Report for fiscal year (FY) 2016 shows strong progress towards its People & Planet Positive strategy and continued long-term investments in sustainability. A...

Westpac Group continues strong sustainability track record in 2016 - reports

For almost 200 years, one enduring principle has always guided Westpac Group as it has grown and adapted with the Australian nation:  the Bank can only do well if its customers and...

NBAD publishes its 2015 Corporate Sustainability Report titled ‘Being a Good Corporate Citizen’ - reports

NBAD has released its 2015 Corporate Sustainability Report. The report titled ‘Being a Good Corporate Citizen’ covers NBAD’s progress during the 2015 calendar year.

Ball Corporation Releases 2016 Sustainability Report, Sets Clear Path for the Future - reports

Ball Corporation’s fifth biennial sustainability report details the company’s progress toward its updated priorities – product stewardship, operational excellence, talent...

Owens Corning Shows Significant Progress with Reducing Footprint and Expanding Handprint - reports

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) announced significant progress in reducing its environmental footprint and increasing the handprint efforts that advance its positive impact around the world. The...

Encouraging tomorrow – Allianz’ Sustainability Report 2015 - reports

“How can we ensure safety and progress in the midst of a transformation characterized by geopolitical tensions, our ageing societies, climate change, and digitalization? We can only do it...

TD Bank Group Releases 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

This week TD released its 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report, Adapting to be the bank you need, showcasing the bank's commitment to serving the changing needs of its customers, employees,...

STMicroelectronics publishes its 19th Sustainability Report - reports

STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced the publication of the Company’s 2015...

AEP Releases 2016 Corporate Accountability Report - reports

American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) has released its 2016 Corporate Accountability Report, an overview of the company’s strategy, governance and financial performance.

GM Strengthens Business, Communities Through Mobility - reports

Sustainability Report outlines company’s efforts and results The rules of vehicle use and ownership are changing rapidly, according to GM’s latest Sustainability Report...

Coca-Cola Enterprises releases 11th Annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability report - reports

Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE/ Euronext Paris: CCE) has today launched its 11th annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) report, providing an opportunity to reflect on CCE’s...

Hydro-Québec Publishes Its Sustainability Report 2015 - reports

Setting new sights with our clean energy. As a recognized leader in hydropower and large transmission systems, Hydro-Québec exports clean, renewable power and commercializes its unique...

Partnering with you to do good things Old Mutual publishes Positive Futures Plan - reports

Old Mutual’s purpose is to help its customers thrive by enabling them to achieve their lifetime financial goals, while investing their funds in ways which create a positive future for...

Inter-American Development Bank Publishes Sustainability Report 2015 - reports

IDB Invests $3.8 billion in Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change projects

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Mondi Group Shares New Growing Responsibly Model and Commitments - reports

Mondi, the international packaging and paper Group, released its 2015 Sustainable development report today, together with its Integrated report and financial statements, and its Looking back,...

CLP Group Publishes 2015 Sustainability Report - reports

CLP is committed to working closely with local governments and communities to facilitate an orderly transition to a low carbon economy.   CLP’s Sustainability Report covers the...

Standard Chartered launches its 2015 Annual Report - reports

The Bank’s approach to sustainability is embedded across the Annual Report, reinforcing the Bank’s commitment to sustainability as the foundation of its business.

IKEA Group Reports Strong Sustainability Progress - reports

The IKEA Group Sustainability Report for fiscal year (FY) 2015 shows progress towards its People & Planet Positive sustainability strategy including commitments to tackling climate change.

ACWA Power - Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

ACWA Power has published a standalone Sustainability Report covering its management and performance during 2014 which accompanies this Report as Volume 2. The Sustainability Report complies with...

Workday Publishes its 2015 Global Impact Report - reports

Workday, Inc., a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, recently published its 2015 Global Impact Report. The report details Workday’s sustainable...

Chemical Safety, Transparency, Climate Change Among Top “Critical Issues” Ranked in Cleaning Product Industry Sustainability Report - reports

The American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) 2015 Sustainability Report showcases the cleaning products industry’s progress toward sustainable development and unveils ACI’s...

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Publishes 2015 Citizenship Report - reports

This week Microsoft published its 2015 Citizenship Report, which covers the company’s commitments to ethical business conduct and governance, its people, empowering communities, human...

Interface EMEA Pioneers Biobased Materials for Carpet Tiles - reports

Global modular flooring manufacturer, Interface, has developed the first ever biobased backing for carpet tiles that has now passed all European performance and quality tests, including low VOCs...

OTE and COSMOTE launch joint 2014 Sustainability Report - reports

OTE Group is the leading telecommunications provider in Greece and one of the pre-eminent providers in South East Europe, offering its customers excellent quality products and services. ...

M&S publishes its first update on Plan A 2020 and how it creates sustainable value - reports

The 2015 M&S Plan A Report is the international retailer’s first update on its Plan A 2020 targets launched last year.

Enabling Positive Futures: Old Mutual publishes 2014 Responsible Business report - reports

The latest Old Mutual Responsible Business Report details the Group’s focus on where it can make the most material impact – financial wellbeing and responsible investment,...

Standard Chartered launches 2014 Annual Report - reports

The bank’s approach to sustainability is embedded throughout its Annual Report, reinforcing its commitment to sustainability as the foundation of its business in Asia, Africa and the...

IKEA Group announces strong sustainability progress - reports

The IKEA Group Sustainability Report for fiscal year (FY) 2014, released today, shows its People & Planet Positive strategy is on track and delivering good results. Sustainability...

Mars, Incorporated Publishes 2013 Principles in Action Summary - reports

Mars, Incorporated publishes its fourth annual Principles in Action Summary on mars.com , which details the company’s approach to business – the challenges it shares with society,...

Liberty Global Announces Environmental Targets - reports

Liberty Global announces environmental targets as part of the company's commitment to Corporate Responsibility (CR).

Heathrow Launches 2013 Sustainability Performance Summary - reports

Report shows Heathrow is making strong progress against its 2020 sustainability goals.

GM Outlines Efforts to Transform Transportation - reports

Sustainability report shares progress toward a more sustainable industry.

Vaisala's Corporate Responsibility Report Launched - reports

Vaisala has taken a strong step into the renewable energies industry.  It is now a leading provider of reliable observation technologies and science-based weather modelling, improving...

Citi Issues 2013 Global Citizenship Report - reports

New York – Citi released its 14th Global Citizenship Report, an annual overview addressing the company’s social, environmental and governance achievements and challenges.

RBS remains leading lender to renewable energy projects - reports

RBS has released its 2013 Sustainability Review today. The Review details the progress the company has made during 2013 towards becoming a more responsible and sustainable bank, which includes...

Smiles for the Future Bel Group publishes second CSR report - reports

“Our CSR program is specific to us: firstly, because it addresses the issues that directly affect our growth strategy and, secondly, because it draws on our nature as a global operator in...

Standard Chartered Sustainability Review - reports

Standard Chartered launches its 2013 Sustainability Review, highlighting the Bank’s commitment to promoting economic and social development across the markets where it operates in Asia,...

CLP Group has published its 2013 Online Sustainability Report - reports

CLP Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, is the holding company for the CLP Group, one of the largest investor-owned power businesses in Asia Pacific.

Renewable Energy Markets 2016 - calendar

For over 20 years, the annual Renewable Energy Markets (REM) conference has been the leading forum for the clean energy marketplace. Attracting participants from around the globe who share an...

Interface Europe reaches sustainability milestones, achieving 90% carbon reduction - reports

World’s largest carpet tile manufacturer achieves 100% renewable energy, virtually zero water in manufacturing and zero waste to landfill at its European manufacturing facility in The...

Verge Conference - calendar

VERGE is a global event series focusing on the technologies and systems that accelerate sustainability solutions across sectors in a climate-constrained world. VERGE brings together a...

IKEA Group reports on People & Planet Positive strategy progress - reports

The IKEA Group Sustainability Report for fiscal year (FY*) 2013 shows strong progress on its People & Planet Positive strategy, building on its long history of working with...

ESB confirms that it has achieved and exceeded its 5 year target of reducing its carbon footprint by 30% - reports

ESB, Ireland’s leading energy company has released its 2012 Sustainability Report.  The report details the company’s sustainability performance in 2012 and confirms the...

edie Energy Management conference - calendar

Senior energy and sustainability leaders from Land Securities , SmartestEnergy , Thomas Cook and Heathrow Airport will share cutting-edge examples of technology & innovation in...

The Future for Renewable Energy in the UK - calendar

Guest of Honour: Michael Rutter, Director of Clean Electricity, Department of Energy and Climate Change Delegates will assess the Government’s progress towards achieving its domestic...

John Lewis Partnership publishes 2012 Sustainability Report - reports

The John Lewis Partnership’s 2012 Sustainability Report has now launched.  

OTE & COSMOTE publish their 2012 CR Report - reports

OTE and COSMOTE, the leading fixed and mobile telecommunications services providers in Greece and South Eastern Europe, have published their 2012 Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report on 26 June...

TBLI Conference Asia 2015 - calendar

We are excited to announce TBLI CONFERENCE ASIA 2015, held in cooperation with  INSEAD in Singapore, 29-30 April. TBLI CONFERENCE offers a wealth of opportunity for networking with...

Procter & Gamble Company Releases Its' 14th Annual Sustainability Report - reports

Today the Procter & Gamble Company  released its' 14th annual Sustainability Report.

IKEA Group reports strong progress on renewable energy, wood and cotton sourcing - reports

The IKEA Group Sustainability Report FY12 shows progress towards the company’s sustainability goals - supporting business growth and benefiting people and the environment.

Sustainable Development Conference 2014 - calendar

Welcome to Sustainable Development Conference 2014: Green technology, Renewable energy and Environmental protection We are proud to invite you to join us at Sustainable Development...

Carlsberg Group publishes its CSR Report 2012 - reports

Today Carlsberg Group released its CSR Report 2012, consolidating its position as the most efficient global brewer on water, energy and CO 2 .

SGS leads its sector in Sustainability Reporting by achieving A+ Level - reports

Standard Chartered launches its 2012 Sustainability Review - reports

The Financial Times Global Renewable Energy Summit: Transforming the Energy Paradigm - calendar

The renewables industry has reached a fundamentally new stage in its development. The cost of some renewable technologies - wind and solar in particular - has fallen to a level which has seen...

Lloyds Banking Group publish latest Responsible Business Report - reports

Lloyds Banking Group has published its latest Responsible Business Report. The report sets out how the Group is delivering on its economic, environmental and social activities and how it is...

Freeport-McMoRan issues its 2011 Sustainable Development Report - reports

Worldwide attention has been drawn to continuous advances in renewable energy technologies, electric vehicles, stronger and lighter alloys, and high-tech devices that capture the imagination....

The Green Power Mini-MBA - calendar

Key Course Learning The varied science and technology behind renewable energy and how this dictates the commercial boundaries on its potential, cost structure and market positioning Market...

Mondi Sustainable Development Report 2011 - reports

Mondi, the international paper and packaging group, is pleased to announce its 2011 sustainable development report.  The report highlights the progress that the Group has made in 2011...

SEGRO publishes its 2011 Sustainability Report - reports

The 2011 SEGRO Sustainability Report provides an update on performance against targets set out in 2009 as part of the company's five-year sustainability strategy.

Intel publishes latest CR Report - reports

Intel Corporation has provided public reports on its environmental, health and safety performance since 1994 and produced an annual Corporate Responsibility Report since 2001.

IKEA Group releases 2011 sustainability report - reports

The 2011 IKEA Sustainability Report, released today, outlines the sustainability work carried out on a global level by the IKEA Group during FY 2011*, including key performance indicators to...

Crest Nicholson publishes 2010 Sustainability Report - reports

UK developer Crest Nicholson has published its full 2010 Sustainability Report. This 9th annual Sustainability Report presents progress towards effectively balancing economic, environmental and...

Unilever Sustainable Living Plan News - reports

A news update from Unilever

Danisco publishes 2010/11 Sustainability Report - reports

Danisco A/S, a world leader in food ingredients, enzymes and bio-based solutions, has published its 2010/2011 sustainability report, "Ingredients for a Changing World".  The report,...

Renewable Energy Finance Forum - calendar

Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street is renowned throughout the industry as the meeting place for financiers, investors and renewable energy project developers to network, strike deals and...

The Mexican International Renewable Energy Congress - calendar

The Mexican International Renewable Energy Congress brings together the Mexican renewable energy community to drive forward this important sector at a time of unprecedented change in the market....

The Sustainable Venture Development Conference - calendar

The Sustainable Venture Development Conference, taking place in London on April 19, is an independent, one-day event bringing together investors, venture developers and industry leaders to focus...

Wall Street Green Summit XI - calendar

The Wall Street Green Summit XI is a long running environmental finance event held in New York City. This year’s summit will feature many speakers on renewable energy finance, cleantech venture...

Standard Chartered 2010 Sustainability Review - reports

In its fifth annual Sustainability Review, released today, Standard Chartered sets out how it has delivered on its strategy to provide a strong return for shareholders, while creating social...

Vaisala publishes its third corporate responsibility report - reports

Vaisala, the global environmental and industrial measurement company based in Finland, has published its third corporate responsibility report.

Abbott Publishes 2009 Global Citizenship Report - reports

Global health care company Abbott has published its 2009 Global Citizenship Report. The report demonstrates how Abbott is applying its expertise in science, public health, technology and...

The Carbon Show 2011 - calendar

Gain the tools to allow your organisation to capitalise on clean, green growth at The Carbon Show 2011. As the only show that covers the full life cycle of carbon, The Carbon Show is a must-attend...

Procter & Gamble unveils new sustainability vision - reports

Procter & Gamble has unveiled a long-term environmental sustainability vision to guide all sustainability decisions and goal-setting within the organization. As part of P&G's strategy...

Wall Street Green Summit X - calendar

The Wall Street Green Summit X is the annual conference in New York dedicated to environmental finance. The conference covers renewable energy finance, carbon trading and finance, SRI...

Launch of ScottishPower's CSR Annual Review 2009 and CSR TV - reports

ScottishPower has published its CSR Annual Review 2009.

Lloyds Banking Group publish latest CR report - reports

Lloyds Banking Group has published its latest corporate responsibility report. It is the new Group's first CR report, setting out how it is delivering on its obligations to its key stakeholders,...

Danisco publishes sustainability report - reports

Danisco has released its ninth annual sustainability report. The report, which marks a significant transformation of Danisco's sustainability strategy, highlights the company's achievements in 2009.

Barclays PLC publishes 2009 Responsible Banking Review - reports

Barclays has published its 2009 Responsible Banking Review. The Review looks in detail at how Barclays has managed key issues during 2009 - and sets out how it will measure performance in the...

Renewable Energy World Conf & Expo North America - calendar

The event leading the renewable industry for the 7th straight year. More than 30 educational conference sessions in 8 highly technical conference tracks covering Biomass, Policy Market &...

RETECH 2010 - calendar

Wind. Solar. Hydro. Ocean. Geothermal. Biomass. Biofuels. Waste. Smart Grid. Transmission. Storage. More than 300 exhibitors across the entire renewable energy marketplace. 250 key leaders from the...

The Wall Street Green Trading Summit IX - calendar

The Wall Street Green Trading Summit IX is the “one-stop shop” to come up to speed on the latest developments in Green Trading and Finance. Latest Innovations In Carbon Trading & Finance...

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT CONFERENCE - calendar

12th Annual Energy & Environment Conference & Expo EUEC 2009 is the largest conference and expo of its kind in America with over 2000 international delegates networking in a...

ScottishPower publishes its online CSR Annual Review 2008 - reports

ScottishPower is using an innovative CSR TV site to outline its corporate social responsibility achievements. It includes first hand accounts from community groups as they tell their story about...

Hydro-Quebec's Sustainability Report 2008 - reports

Hydro-Québec is pleased to present its Sustainability Report 2008 entitled "Our Commitment to the Future."

Standard Chartered 2008 Sustainability Review - reports

Standard Chartered 2008 Sustainability Review is now available.

EUEC 2008: Energy & Environment Conference - calendar

11th Annual Energy & Environment Conference & Expo EUEC 2008 is the largest conference and expo of its kind in America with over 1500 international delegates networking in a spectacular...

ScottishPower publishes 2004/05 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

ScottishPower, the international energy company, has published its 2004/05 Corporate Responsibility Report.

Severn Trent Plc launches 2005 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Severn Trent Plc, a leading provider of water, waste and environmental services, has published its 2005 Corporate Responsibility Report.

Severn Trent releases 2004 report on Stewardship - reports

To coincide with the release of its latest corporate responsibility report, Severn Trent has expanded its online coverage of this area of its work.

TBLI Conference 2007 - calendar

TBLI is the world's largest annual international learning and networking event on sustainable investment. During the two-day event, the latest developments on screening, auditing, reporting, SRI...

Acquiring a taste for the circular economy - bestpractice

Food waste is a growing scandal which now has the public’s full attention. In the United States and much of Western Europe, food scraps constitute around 19% of the waste dumped in...

Renewable Energy Finance Asia - calendar

Increasing oil prices and concern over energy security are driving the development of renewable energy across Asia, creating exciting opportunities for investors and developers. Renewable...

The 2nd Annual China Power & Alternative Energy Summit 2006 - calendar

Grasping the pulse of the development of China’s power grids Learn the new trends of investment in the China power sector Implications of Renewable Energy Law and its implementation rules...

The role of renewable energies in preventing climate chaos - calendar

In association with The Ecologist and supported by the Climate Initiatives Fund, the Scientific and Medical Network are holding the second conference in the series Radical Futures. Our...

Turning biomass into the height of fashion - bestpractice

Steam is essential for clothing and textile giant Gildan, a constant - and hitherto costly - supply of steam to heat the company’s knitting, bleaching, dyeing, finishing and cutting...

Turning biomass into the height of fashion - bestpractice

Steam is essential for clothing and textile giant Gildan, a constant - and hitherto costly - supply of steam to heat the company’s knitting, bleaching, dyeing, finishing and cutting...

World's first guide to carbon offset providers published by CR consultancy Context - reports

Corporate responsibility strategy and communications consultancy Context has published the world's first guide to carbon offset providers and advisers.

Building Energy 06 - calendar

Seaport World Trade Center Presented by NESEA, Northeast Sustainable Energy Association The Conference and Trade Show for Renewable Energy and Green Building Professionals.

Renewable Energy Finance Forum China - calendar

Conference on China's renewable energy market and prospects. High-level input from more than 40 international and Chinese renewable energy and investment experts.

International Solar Cities Congress 2006 - calendar

The Congress will draw together experiences from the worlds of business, science, policy-making and urban communities – the four major stakeholders in Solar Cities. It is a unique opportunity to...

Anheuser-Busch Releases Corporate Social Responsibility Report - reports

Global Leader in Responsibility Highlights Key Performance Data in Alcohol Awareness, Environment, People, Community, Accountability

RBS launch fifth Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group has published its fifth Corporate Responsibility Report.

financing the future - bestpractice

A stunning archipelago of white sandy beaches and sun-drenched countryside, SinAn County is one of South Korea’s best-known holiday destinations. But now the coastal community on the southwest tip...

putting the customer first - bestpractice

As an integrated energy group, Centrica – owner of British Gas and operator of gas and electricity assets – knows that global warming is a huge challenge to its business. But as an energy...

E.ON's 2007 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

E.ON has published its 2007 corporate responsibility report Part of the problem or part of the solution? Addressing our energy challenges .

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