Driven by the Covid-induced oil price plunge, factories in China are mixing cheaper virgin plastic with recycled plastic and selling it as 100 per cent post-consumer content. Brands with sustainability commitments need to be sure they're buying genuinely recycled material. But how?
World Business Council for Sustainable Development president Peter Bakker has said that as the world struggles to cut carbon emissions, businesses will face increasingly tough questions from investors about their decarbonisation plans.
Daniele Ponzi and Erin Jan Sinogba –
Green business is a win-win for all, but the private sector alone cannot finance its growth. Here's how policymakers can help scale up Asia's sustainable business, write Asian Development Bank's Daniele Ponzi and Erin Jan Sinogba.
and Helen Mountford, Molly McGregor –
The writing is on the wall: existing resource-intensive, unsustainable businesses will be left behind in the near future. WRI experts offer 4 tips for low-carbon growth.
It's easy to find developments with green accreditation, but it's harder to quantify what these actually mean. Are green building standards helping us build more sustainable cities, ask Deakin University's Igor Martek and M Reza Hosseini.
To achieve a truly sustainable palm oil supply chain, a long-term, dogged effort and engagement with suppliers works more than just taking punitive action, says Global Agri-Resources head of sustainability communications Lim Shu Ling.
The UK’s Modern Slavery Act is increasing scrutiny of companies around the world. Corporate Citizenship senior consultant Nana Guar outlines practical ways companies can enhance due diligence around modern slavery.
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International auditing firm Mazars has launched a global challenge for aspiring young entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to test their innovative ideas through the #Mazarsforgood Innovation Challenge.
Climate change creates a variety of risks for investors. The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) highlighted climate and carbon risks in its 2013 report 'Portfolio Carbon: Measuring, …