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20 September 2019

Building the capacity of developing countries to protect and preserve their rainforests

By Matt Gilbert Recent images of forest fires across the Amazon rainforest have caught the attention of the world. There have been more than 74,000 fires in Brazil this year, an increase of 84% on the same period last year, more than half of which are in the Amazon. Fires...

11 July 2019

London Climate Action Week roundup

By Lit Ping Low Last week the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched the first ever London Climate Action Week (LCAW) (1-8 July). The week saw a series of events and activities, held by governments, businesses, and civil society, across London to raise awareness and highlight the actions that London...

04 June 2019

It’s time for businesses to wake up to modern slavery

The UK Home Office has published an independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. What does this tell businesses? In short, businesses need to be doing more to integrate measures to combat modern slavery into their operations and reporting processes.

14 May 2019

PwC’s Natural Capital Risk breakfast briefing: moving beyond carbon & plugging data holes

By Jon Williams and Andrew Mitchell Scientists and policymakers convened in Paris recently for the Intergovernmental Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). They issued a comprehensive assessment detailing the past, present and likely future state of nature, and humanity’s role within it. In short, it underscores how our impacts...

07 May 2019

Tackling the accelerating plastics crisis: The return of the milkman

By Henry le Fleming Since Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet 2, we’ve seen a groundswell movement to raise awareness of the accelerating plastics crisis - and a global call to action to urgently find solutions. This has driven a resurgence in support for reusable and refillable packaging. We’ve recently seen...

04 April 2019

Money Matters - why responsible investment is key to financing the SDGs

By Louise Scott The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been part of the global business conversation ever since 193 nations voted to adopt them in 2015. Three years later, however, the SDGs still lack the real momentum and commitment from business that is required if they stand any hope...

21 February 2019

Older and wiser: has responsible investment come of age?

By Will Jackson-Moore Private equity sector has a vital role to play in supporting sustainable development. It is therefore encouraging to see from the findings of PwC’s new Private Equity Responsible Investment Survey 2019 that it is a responsibility that many in the sector are starting to take extremely seriously....

28 January 2019

Why finance teams must step up their response to sustainability challenges and disruptive technologies

In today's world, where disruptive technologies and other megatrends are colliding, building business models that are sustainable and resilient is critical. Finance teams have a vital role to play in this, but they can't do it alone. PwC and A4S recently convened industry leaders from finance, technology and sustainability to explore how the three disciplines can work together on this important issue and agree actions that could be taken.

27 November 2018

Can Paris Natural Capital Week rival New York Climate Week?

By Will Evison Natural Capital Week 2018 is here! But what is it, why is it important, and what are we (PwC’s Sustainability & Climate Change team) doing there? What is it? ‘Natural Capital’ is the term used to describe the world's stocks of natural assets which include geology, soil,...

22 October 2018

Green GB Week - recap and reflect

By Lit Ping Low It’s been a week of many announcements, so it’s hard to work out what to focus on. The first Green GB week, launched at Imperial College London and followed by a flurry of events across the City of London, looked like it had been timed carefully...