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Sunderland (pictured) is one of six new additions to the A-List

Which UK cities are the new climate 'A-Listers' - and why?

CDP has just published its 2021 Cities A-list, with the UK having more than twice as many locations on the list than in 2020. Here, edie looks at the 10 UK cities to have made the cut, summarising their green plans and progress to date.

Businesses had a key role at COP26, a role that is even more important now. Image: UNClimateChange

Glasgow Climate Pact: How can businesses keep 1.5C alive?

The UK Government wanted COP26 to keep the 1.5C trajectory of the Paris Agreement "alive" and the verdict is that it has, but just barely. But with some nations set to renegade on mechanisms included in COP26's Glasgow Climate Pact, it is clear that businesses need to become a unified driver of the net-zero movement.

The Youth Council was unveiled at COP26

Activists in the boardroom: The Body Shop's Youth Council on the future of sustainable business

At COP26, the Body Shop explored how a youth council could ensure that younger generations had their voices and issues heard by decision makers. Here, edie summarises what this youth council wants to see from businesses moving forward.

Are you ready to follow in AeroFarms' footsteps? Submit your entry to the 2022 edie Awards by Friday 8 October 2021

What makes a sustainability leader? Meet circular economy innovation champions AeroFarms

With the entry deadline for edie's 2022 Sustainability Leaders Awards on Friday (8 October), this series showcases the achievements of previous winners. Up next: Winner of our 'Circular Economy Innovation' award, AeroFarms.

Ready to follow in Polestar's footsteps? The entry deadline for the 2022 Awards has been extended to Friday 8 October

What makes a sustainability leader? Inside Polestar's innovative EV vision

With the entry deadline for edie's 2022 Sustainability Leaders Awards on Friday (8 October), this series showcases the achievements of previous winners. Up next: Winner of our 'Product Innovation' award, Polestar.

Are you our next Rising Sustainability Star? Entries for the 2022 Awards close on 1 October 2021

What makes a sustainability leader? Meet rising star Jonathan Ayton

With the entry deadline for edie's 2022 Sustainability Leaders Awards on Friday (1 October), this series showcases the achievements of previous winners. Up next: Winner of our 'Rising Sustainability Star' award, Willmott Dixon's Jonathan Ayton.

Ready to follow in Regin's footsteps? Entries for the 2022 Awards close on 1 October 2021

What makes a sustainable business leader? Meet Bakkafrost CEO Regin Jacobsen

With the entry deadline for edie's 2022 Sustainability Leaders Awards on Friday (1 October), this series showcases the achievements of previous winners. Up next: Winner of our 'Sustainable Business Leader of the Year' award, Regin Jacobsen.

Ready to follow in Lara's footsteps? Entries for the 2022 Awards close on 1 October 2021

What makes a sustainability leader? Meet energy & carbon champion Lara Young

With the entry deadline for edie's 2022 Sustainability Leaders Awards just one week away, this series showcases the achievements of previous winners and reveals their secrets to success. Up next: Winner of our 'Energy & Carbon Leader of the Year' award, Lara Young.

World Green Building Week: 11 of the best innovations for a better built environment

To mark World Green Buildings Week (20-24 September) edie and its new content partner Springwise have rounded-up some of the most innovative solutions available that are helping to improve sustainability across the built environment sector.

Are you ready to follow in Cyan Finance's footsteps? Entries for the 2022 Awards close on 1 October 2021

What makes a sustainability leader? Meet green investment champions Cyan Finance

With the entry deadline for edie's 2022 Sustainability Leaders Awards just one week away, this series showcases the achievements of previous winners and reveals their secrets to success. Up next: Winner of our 'Investor of the Year' award, Cyan Finance.

Are you our next winner? You have until 1 October 2021 to apply for the 2022 Sustainability Leaders Awards

What makes a sustainability leader? Meet Virgin Media's 'small but mighty' sustainability team

With the entry deadline for edie's 2022 Sustainability Leaders Awards less than two weeks away, this series showcases the achievements of previous winners and reveals their secrets to success. Up next: Winner of our 'Team of the Year' award, Virgin Media.

What makes a sustainability leader? Meet the Business of the Year the Midcounties Co-operative

With the entry deadline for edie's 2022 Sustainability Leaders Awards less than a month away, this series showcases the achievements of previous winners and reveals their secrets to success. Up next: Winner of our Business of the Year award, the Midcounties Co-operative.

What makes a sustainability leader? Meet the supply chain champions ADM

With the entry deadline for edie's 2022 Sustainability Leaders Awards less than a month away, this series showcases the achievements of previous winners and reveals their secrets to success. Up next: Winner of our Supply Chain Excellence' award, ADM.

Ready to follow in Neighbourly's footsteps? Entries for the 2022 Awards close 1 October 2021

What makes a sustainability leader? Meet waste and resources champions Neighbourly

With the entry deadline for edie's 2022 Sustainability Leaders Awards less than a month away, this series showcases the achievements of previous winners and reveals their secrets to success. Up next: Winner of our Waste and Resource Management Project of the Year award, Neighbourly.

Ready to follow in Colgate Palmolive's footsteps? Entries for the 2022 awards close on 1 October 2021

What makes a sustainability leader? Meet plastics innovation champions Colgate Palmolive

With the entry deadline for edie's 2022 Sustainability Leaders Awards less than a month away, this series showcases the achievements of previous winners and reveals their secrets to success. Up next: Winner of our 'Plastic Reduction and Innovation' award, Colgate Palmolive.

Pictured: Flooded fields in Atcham, Shropshire

Is UK Plc ignoring climate resilience on the road to net-zero?

Last month's report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provided a stark warning - that all parts of the world will be affected by physical climate impacts already 'baked in', even if we reach net-zero. So, is the UK's business community doing enough to improve climate resiliency?

Ready to follow in DPD's footsteps? Entries for the 2022 awards close on 1 October 2021

What makes a sustainability leader? Meet low-carbon fleet management champions DPD

With the entry deadline for edie's 2022 Sustainability Leaders Awards less than a month away, this series showcases the achievements of previous winners and reveals their secrets to success. Up next: Winner of our 'Transport/Fleet Management Initiative' award, DPD.

Ready to follow in Holcim's footsteps? Entries for the 2022 Awards close on 1 October 2021

What makes a sustainability leader? Meet net-zero champions Holcim

With the entry deadline for edie's 2022 Sustainability Leaders Awards less than a month away, this series showcases the achievements of previous winners and reveals their secrets to success. Up next: Winner of our 'Net-Zero Carbon Strategy' award, Holcim Group.

Ready to follow in Zero Waste Scotland's footsteps? Entries for the 2022 Awards close on 1 October 2021

What makes a sustainability leader? Meet Consumer Engagement champions Zero Waste Scotland

With the entry deadline for edie's 2022 Sustainability Leaders Awards less than a month away, this series showcases the achievements of previous winners and reveals their secrets to success. Up next: Winner of our 'Consumer Engagement Campaign' award, Zero Waste Scotland.

Ready to follow in Forster's footsteps? Entries for the 2022 Awards close on 1 October 2021

What makes a sustainability leader? Meet our Consultancy of the Year, Forster Communications

With the entry deadline for edie's 2022 Sustainability Leaders Awards approaching, this new feature series showcases the achievements of previous winners and reveals their secrets to success. Up next: the winner of our Consultancy of the Year Award, Forster Communications.

Ready to follow in Tideway's footsteps? Entries for the 2022 awards close on 1 October 2021

What makes a sustainability leader? Inside Tideway's award-winning infrastructure project

With the entry deadline for edie's 2022 Sustainability Leaders Awards approaching, this new feature series showcases the achievements of previous winners and reveals their secrets to success. Up next: the winner of our Building/Infrastructure Project of the Year Award, Tideway Legacy.

Ready to follow in our previous winners' footsteps? Entries for the 2022 Awards close on 1 October 2021

What makes a sustainability leader? Meet water management champions Barchester Healthcare & Demeter Water Solutions

With the entry deadline for edie's 2022 Sustainability Leaders Awards approaching, this new feature series showcases the achievements of previous winners and reveals their secrets to success. Up next: Winner of our 'Water Management' award, Barchester Healthcare & Demeter Water Solutions.

Ready to follow in Crystal Doors' footsteps? Entries for the 2022 Awards close on 1 October 2021

What makes a sustainability leader? Meet small business champions Crystal Doors

With the entry deadline for edie's 2022 Sustainability Leaders Awards approaching, this new feature series showcases the achievements of previous winners and reveals their secrets to success. Up next: Our Small Business of the Year, Crystal Doors.

Ready to follow in Julia's footsteps? Entries for the 2022 Awards close on 1 October 2021

What makes a sustainability leader? Meet Willmott Dixon's chief sustainability officer Julia Barrett

With the entry deadline for edie's 2022 Sustainability Leaders Awards approaching, this new feature series showcases the achievements of previous winners and reveals their secrets to success. Up first: Our Sustainability Leader of the Year, Julia Barrett.

The UK Government is targeting 5GW of low-carbon hydrogen generation by 2030 - a target it has called

What role will hydrogen play in the UK's net-zero transition?

After a string of delays and mounting pressure from green groups, the UK Government has finally unveiled the Hydrogen Strategy. But is hydrogen truly the green solution it's made out to be? And which sectors will benefit most, and when?

Pictured: A carbon capture array (left) and a mangrove forest (right). Image left: Carbon Clean Solutions

Nature-based solutions and carbon capture technologies: Do either have a role to play in the net-zero transition?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) major new report this week bore a stark warning: we may have to go beyond net-zero by 2050, globally, to avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis. It also raised questions about common approaches to 'netting' emissions - both nature-based and man-made.

The 2021 Championships are the first since the Club refreshed its environmental targets

How sustainable is Wimbledon 2021?

With the summer's biggest tennis event set to conclude on Sunday (11 July), edie explores whether the Wimbledon organisers have aced their environmental sustainability efforts for 2021.

In 2018, London's emissions were 29% lower than in 1990. A 78% reduction by 2035 will be needed to comply with the Sixth Carbon Budget

London Climate Action Week: How is the capital planning to reach net-zero?

This week marks London Climate Action Week - one of the biggest UK-based events in the run-up to COP26. To mark the occasion, edie explores how the capital is embarking on its own transition to net-zero by 2030.

Hundreds of shareholder motions on climate have been filed this year already

'Votes have jumped dramatically': Why investors are pressing companies to accelerate climate action

The 2021 AGM season saw a flurry of climate-related shareholder resolutions being filed - and passed - at the world's biggest banks and fossil fuel majors. Here, edie interviews the architects of these resolutions to get an inside look at their development and growing success.

The roundtable discussed the barriers and opportunities facing business

Net-zero and COP26: Achieving Mission Possible

Six months out from the COP26 summit, edie hosted an exclusive virtual roundtable discussion with a select group of sustainability leaders, exploring how businesses can accelerate the net-zero carbon transition in the run-up to the crucial climate talks.

The TNFD has officially launched today

Can the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures solve the global ecological crisis?

The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) officially launched on Friday (4 June) with an overarching aim to align corporate reporting and financial spending to alleviate nature-related risks. Here, edie explores whether the new initiative can generate enough momentum to deliver tangible change.

With the sustainability conversation evolving rapidly, what does a modern document, produced in line with best practice, look like?

Integrated and innovated: What's next for the sustainability report?

Against a backdrop of changing environmental science and disclosure legislation, compounded by changing public sentiment, the corporate sustainability conversation is evolving rapidly. After strings of new social and environmental targets were set over the past 12 months, many firms are also evolving ways of reporting progress.

Unilever is looking across its brands to find what products are suitable for less, better or no plastic

Time, innovation and partnerships: How Unilever is moving away from single-use plastics

EXCLUSIVE: Unilever's chief R&D officer Richard Slater tells edie how a focus on better, less and no plastic is enabling the consumer goods giant to reduce its plastics footprint globally while improving the recyclability of packaging.

Miriam has been with the University for more than four years, leading its sustainability-related collaboration, engagement and partnerships

Meet edie's 30 Under 30 Class of 2020: Miriam Webb, University of Gloucestershire

This new series profiles the members of edie's 30 Under 30 - a nomination-based community of 30 hugely talented young sustainability and energy professionals who have already achieved great things or are showing fantastic promise. Up next: Miriam Webb, sustainability engagement manager at the University of Gloucestershire.

Community campaigns can cover all manner of environmental topics, from habitat creation and restoration to phasing out plastics and lobbying for stronger climate policy

Cutting through cynicism: Why are community-level environmental campaigns so effective?

The debate around individual choices versus action from nations and big businesses has been ongoing in the environmental space for decades. But, increasingly, campaigns that are somewhere in the middle, at community level, are leading the way when it comes to getting results.

Faye joined SGN in 2009 and has studied with the Open University to work her way up to her current role

Meet edie's 30 Under 30 Class of 2020: Faye Hyslop, SGN

This new series profiles the members of edie's 30 Under 30 - a nomination-based community of 30 hugely talented young sustainability and energy professionals who have already achieved great things or are showing fantastic promise. Up next: Faye Hyslop, environment manager at SGN.

Ad Net Zero will aim to decarbonise the sector while advertising greener products and services

Carbon calculators and combatting greenwash: How will the advertising sector reach net-zero?

Last year, the advertising sector's trade body launched a new initiative to reach net-zero by 2030. To mark Engagement Week, edie explores how the sector is collaborating to meet this milestone while also spurring a wider culture change that informs the public on sustainable products and services.

Rosie has been with Mulberry for 11 years and joined the brand's sustainability function in 2017

Meet edie's 30 Under 30 Class of 2020: Rosie Wollacott, Mulberry

This new series profiles the members of edie's 30 Under 30 - a nomination-based community of 30 hugely talented young sustainability and energy professionals who have already achieved great things or are showing fantastic promise. Up next: Rosie Wollacott, group sustainability manager at Mulberry England.

Peter joined Carlsberg's sustainability team in 2019, following several years in sustainability consulting

Meet edie's 30 Under 30 Class of 2020: Peter Statham, Carlsberg Group

This new series profiles the members of edie's 30 Under 30 - a nomination-based community of 30 hugely talented young sustainability and energy professionals who have already achieved great things or are showing fantastic promise. Up next: Peter Statham, sustainability manager for Carlsberg Group and CMBC.

Abigail joined Linbrooke Services in 2020, after more than three years in energy and environment roles at Arriva

Meet edie's 30 Under 30 Class of 2020: Abigail Smith, Linbrooke Services Ltd

This new series profiles the members of edie's 30 Under 30 - a nomination-based community of 30 hugely talented young sustainability and energy professionals who have already achieved great things or are showing fantastic promise. Up next: Abigail Smith, environment & CR manager at Linbrooke Services Ltd.

Charlotte led Vivobarefoot through the B Corp certification process

Meet edie's 30 Under 30 Class of 2020: Charlotte Pumford, Vivobarefoot

This new series profiles the members of edie's 30 Under 30 - a nomination-based community of 30 hugely talented young sustainability and energy professionals who have already achieved great things or are showing fantastic promise. Up next: Charlotte Pumford, Vivobarefoot's sustainability manager.

Stephanie has played a key role in developing, driving and communicating Wienerberger's sustainability strategy

Meet edie's 30 Under 30 Class of 2020: Stephanie Palmer, Wienerberger UK

This new series profiles the members of edie's 30 Under 30 - a nomination-based community of 30 hugely talented young sustainability and energy professionals who have already achieved great things or are showing fantastic promise. Up next: Stephanie Palmer, sustainability manager at Wienerberger UK.

Rental, repair, reuse and other services could help reduce overconsumption

Servitisation and the circular economy: How can businesses encourage shoppers to consume less?

Often, when businesses make resource efficiency commitments, they stop short of committing to shifting to business models that will see them selling fewer products. But why - and which businesses have overcome this challenge?

edie asks businesses occupying, and investing in, offices, what a sustainable future looks like after Covid-19

What does the UK's sustainable office of the future look like?

Many of the UK's biggest businesses are planning to downsize their office estates this year, while outlining plans to continue remote working post-lockdown. But are environmental considerations a driver, as well as Covid-19? And will the office of the future be truly sustainable?

The pandemic also highlighted that some societies are more at risk from macro-disruption, whether that be disease-based or climate-induced

Why the circular economy is primed to improve social sustainability and value chain resiliency

EXCLUSIVE: The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the fragility of both society and the sprawling value chains that the economy relies on. Shifting nations to a circular economy could be key in delivering a green recovery that champions sustainable income and environmental stewardship.

How much waste does the UK produce? And how much is recycled?

In charts: How big is the UK's waste mountain - and what are we recycling?

As part of edie's Circular Economy Week campaign, we take a look at the official facts and stats regarding some of the UK's biggest waste streams, outlining how much is generated and what proportions are recycled.

Circular economy principles include nature restoration, as well as minimising resource use and maximising reuse and recycling

How businesses are enhancing water stewardship using circular economy principles

To mark World Water Day 2021, edie explores how businesses regarded as leaders in corporate water stewardship have put circular economy principles into practice in supply chains and operations.

Samantha joined BEIS in January, after more than three years at Nottingham City Council

Meet edie's 30 Under 30 Class of 2020: Sam Lux, Department for BEIS

This new series profiles the members of edie's 30 Under 30 - a nomination-based community of 30 hugely talented young sustainability and energy professionals who have already achieved great things or are showing fantastic promise. Up next: Sam Lux, policy advisor at BEIS.

Pictured: Mangroves, which could provide an investment opportunity for those seeking biodiversity and carbon sequestration

Is biodiversity being forgotten in sustainable corporate finance?

EXCLUSIVE: The issuance of sustainability bonds and sustainability-linked loans in the private sector is gathering pace, but are businesses using them to help avert the nature crisis?

The likes of Pernod Ricard and Nestle have already enshrined biodiversity into their sustainability strategies

Cutting through complexity: Can biodiversity be embedded into corporate strategies?

In recent months, the importance of biodiversity in combatting the climate crisis has reached a new level understanding, with policymakers and academics peering into this complex topic to try and outline how the private sector can champion it. Here, edie hears from the businesses that have already enshrined regenerative practices into their business model.

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