Japanese firms made up five out of 17 companies from the Asia Pacific that made it to Corporate Knights' Global 100 Index of the world's most sustainable corporations. Tokyo-based drugmaker Eisai, in 16th place, was the top Asian firm.
While large companies made billions of dollars from coffee consumption, more farmers were pushed below the poverty line last year, making them unable to adapt to climate change, says the new Coffee Barometer report.
Donations of ventilators and supplies are part of a ‘classic tactic’ by the industry to get close to governments and try to undermine health policies, say public health advocates. Should tobacco firms’ CSR activities be allowed?
Robin Hicks –
A trend of journalists being asked to share their stories before publication is a sign that newsmakers do not understand how journalism works, and think they can control the narrative. In reporting on sustainability issues, pre-publication review could lead to greenwashing.
Helen Mountford and Molly Bergen –
Global momentum to tackle the climate crisis has been building since the adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015. The world has proven that it is ready for more ambitious climate action.
If the region's finance giants continue with business-as-usual practices over the next 10 years, there is little chance of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. There will also be clear consequences for the financial sector, writes Bernadette Victorio of Fair Finance Asia.
Instead of trying to strengthen their ability to resist change, companies must learn how to adapt and adjust if they are to continue to exist as employers, value creators for shareholders, and trusted members of communities around the world.
Robin Hicks –
In the first in a new video series where sustainability leaders interview each other about the toughest things about their jobs, Simon Lord of Malaysian palm oil giant Sime Darby Plantation went head to head with Pamela Mar of Hong Kong-based textile and apparel giant Fung Group.
GDP and other economic measurements do not fully reflect current state of affairs and future development potential. Based on 127 quantitative data indicators, the Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index evaluates performance …
In 2016, WWF Netherlands, Metabolic, WWF Switzerland, and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment reviewed over sixty approaches, methodologies, tools, programs and action plans relating to human impacts on …
Measuring Sustainable Competitiveness: The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index (GSCI) is based on quantitative indicators grouped in 5 pillars that define the competitiveness of a nation: natural capital, resource intensity, social capital, intellectual capital, and governance. All …