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17 March 2020

Net zero: getting it done in the UK will require a green bazooka

“Green economy” policies announced in the UK budget last week, are certainly eye-catching. But anyone looking for a budgetary bazooka for the UK’s transition to a net zero world will have been disappointed.

06 February 2020

Purpose. Profits. Planet: Charity trustees and sustainable investing

Sustainable investing is a hot topic for many charity trustees, and with good reason -  environmental, social and governance factors can diminish the funds available to serve beneficiaries.

30 January 2020

Welcome to the 2020s: The ‘make or break’ era of sustainable development

One of the most critical decades of sustainable development has begun. The 2020s are the decade when businesses will either make sustainable development real, or they will fail to achieve our 13 internationally agreed 2030 Global Goals.

20 December 2019

Investors and modern slavery

Our recently developed report shows there is an appetite for sustainable investment in the UK. Sadly, modern slavery remains very common.

31 October 2019

How fashion brands can help their customers be kinder to the planet

By Eleni Thrasyvoulou, Natasha Mawdsley and Akyeamaa Akyeampong An increasing number of consumers want to know what impact their fashion purchases are having on the planet. By applying new methodologies, companies can meet that demand. The days when fashion brands could overlook their impact on the planet are passing; today’s...

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...