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Patagonia to power key UK stores with community-owned renewable energy

Outdoor wear and gear brand Patagonia is to switch to 100% renewable electricity from community-owned projects for its Manchester and Bristol stores from next month.

Deloitte (pictured) is the largest new participating firm in terms of staff numbers

Goldman Sachs, NatWest, among 9 new corporates joining climate-focused employee engagement drive

Nine businesses with more than 480,000 employees collectively have joined the Count Us In initiative, which supports businesses to engage their staff with the net-zero transition.

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Time to Transform: edie's next online Inspiration Sessions to focus on sustainable business leadership

Registration is now open for edie's next online Inspiration Sessions, taking place on Thursday 6 January 2022. These webinars, sponsored by edie's B Corp partner Seismic, will inform and inspire sustainable business leaders.

edie's long-standing weekly roundup continues, bringing you positive news from the green economy

Hydrogen fuel cell partnerships and new government funding for UK tidal: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainable business success stories of the week from across the globe.

Popular alternatives to discounts include incentives to repair and resell, as well as charitable donations

Black Friday: Seven brands promoting more sustainable alternatives to overconsumption

November 26 marks Black Friday - arguably the biggest shopping day of the year in the US and UK. But, amid growing recognition of the connections between overconsumption and the climate crisis, some brands are using the occasion to champion sustainability instead.

There has been much talk about the need for a just transition this year, but few companies are walking the talk at this stage, the Alliance's research has shown

WBA: Companies unwilling to draw up net-zero transition plans are 'being willfully obtuse'

The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) has told edie that, despite the growing global movement towards net-zero - and the implementation of just transition mandates for businesses in nations including the UK - some firms are still arguing that they don't need to change their strategies.

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Carbon Innovation Fund: Co-op to allocate £3m to projects creating low-carbon food systems

Retailer the Co-op and its charity, the Co-op Foundation, are launching a £3m innovation fund that will support projects that slash greenhouse gas emissions and improve social sustainability across the food value chain.

Hochschild sources two-thirds of its gold and silver from Peru

Mining giant Hochschild to fight Peruvian government's decision to scale back mines over environmental concerns

UK-listed Hochschild Mining saw a 27% drop in share prices on Monday evening (22 November) after the Peruvian Government outlined plans to accelerate silver and gold mine closures in a bid to reduce the sector's environmental impact.

The report raises deep concerns over animal welfare and the sustainability of fish feedstocks 

Report: Supermarket giants 'turning a blind eye' to environmental damage in fish supply chains

A new analysis of how 33 major European food retailers are working to make fish supply chains more sustainable has found that three-quarters have a "near-total" lack of strong policies to safeguard the environment and improve animal welfare.

edie's long-standing weekly roundup returns post-COP26 with five of this week's positive news stories

Ford's EV ambition and Ocado's ClimeWorks partnership: The sustainable business success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainable business success stories of the week from across the globe.

According to the IPCC, agri-food systems have driven 75% of man-made deforestation to date

UK food giants pledge to eliminate deforestation in soy supply chains by 2025

All of the UK's major supermarkets, as well as the likes of Danone, Nestle, Nando's, KFC UK&I and McDonald's UK&I, have signed a new joint commitment to eliminate soy that has resulted in deforestation or land degradation from their animal feed and product supply chains.

Sectors represented include those whose business models will need to change to meet the net-zero challenge, including transport, mining and energy, as well as those financing the transition 

Survey: Half of large businesses yet to set clear low-carbon transition plans, risking climate goals and worker livelihoods

A survey of chief executives and other board members at more than 1,000 companies has found that, despite acknowledgement of climate risks and the need for reskilling in the low-carbon transition, just half have a detailed plan for reducing emissions and supporting workers.

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Consumer goods giants plot first steps towards 'forest-positive' supply chains by 2030

A coalition of 20 consumer goods businesses, including Unilever, Mars and Nestle, has unveiled a portfolio of forest restoration schemes they will support in the next two years, as part of a commitment to become 'forest-positive' by 2030.

Pictured: Ford's new Fiesta design, a hybrid version of the hatchback

Reports: Ford preparing to offer $1bn green bond as part of EV transition plan

The Ford Motor Company has confirmed plans to retire up to $5bn of its existing high-interest bonds, issued to help it weather the Covid-19 pandemic, and to launch its first green bonds.

Centrica has published its net-zero transition plan today (4 November), and will update it at least once every three years

Centrica CEO: UK Government is right to mandate net-zero transition plans from businesses

EXCLUSIVE: Centrica's chief executive Chris O'Shea has told edie that investors have been pushing the business to publish a net-zero transition plan - but that other firms may not be feeling this pressure, making the UK Government's new mandatory disclosure requirements essential.

edie's senior reporter Sarah delivers up a climate finance-themed episode, featuring chats with Insure Our Future UK and UK Sustainable Investment Finance (UKSIF)

COP26 Covered Podcast episode 5: Finance Day special – A make-or-break moment for the climate summit?

After a hugely important and somewhat unpredictable Finance Day at COP26, the edie team delivers up a special episode of COP26 Covered, featuring wide-ranging talks with industry leaders – from making coal uninsurable to securing top-level financial commitments to net-zero carbon. 

Just transition measures were found to be weak in-house, and weaker still in terms of protecting broader communities and advocating for policy support 

Energy and automotive giants 'failing to ensure just transition to net-zero for workers and communities'

A major assessment of how automotive, oil and gas and electric utility giants are approaching decarbonisation has found that almost none have properly planned to safeguard workers and communities against the potential impacts on their livelihoods.

Purpose, culture and impact: The importance of engaging your people

When companies talk about purpose, there's often a focus on embedding it into the organisation from the top down. But what do purpose and sustainability really mean to our people - and how can we make sure that they act as catalysts to drive meaningful change in our businesses and in society? Tracey Herald, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at Virgin Media O2, explores.

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Standard Chartered sets 2030 climate goals on road to net-zero by 2050

Banking and financial services giant Standard Chartered has updated its plans for reaching net-zero financed emissions by 2050, but green groups are unimpressed that it has stopped short of ending coal support.

Most businesses think they will have to go beyond net-zero to tackle the climate crisis

Six in 10 businesses are concerned that delivering against long-term net-zero targets alone will not create an adequate response to the climate crisis, a major survey by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has revealed.

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Salesforce founder pledges $100m to reforestation, as L'Oreal chooses UK for first allocation of $58m nature fund

Salesforce and the venture capital firm run by its founder Marc Benioff have announced $300m in climate-related investments, on the same day that L'Oreal confirmed the first recipient of funding from its €50m nature fund.

Globally, organisations with more than $39trn of assets have either completed fossil fuel divestment or committed to doing so

Pension giant ABP to divest €15bn from fossil fuels by 2023

One of the world's largest pension funds, Dutch fund ABP, has announced plans to divest its €15bn of holdings in fossil fuel companies and projects within 18 months.

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HP increases $11m forests pledge to $80m, in bid to restore one million acres

HP Inc. has extended its partnership pledge with WWF, focused on forest restoration, from $11m over a five-year period to $80m over a decade, thereby creating the largest partnership between a US-based corporation and the NGO to date.

Iberdrola's £6bn wind pledge and Chloé's B Corp certification: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

Attendees included chief executives, chief sustainability officers and MPs

Sky chief Jeremy Darroch: Businesses and governments must stop playing 'game of numbers' on climate

Sky's chief executive Jeremy Darroch has used his last public speech while in his role to deliver a call to action from governments and the private sector on the eve of COP26, urging a move from talk or box-ticking to comprehensive action.

#SustyTalk: Schillings' Magnus Boyd on climate-related reputational risk

edie's #SustyTalk interview series continues with an exclusive discussion with Schillings partner Magnus Boyd, a lawyer who specialises in reputation protection.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation estimates that, globally, a bin lorry of fashion is landfilled or burned every second

Fashion and textile giants pass carbon and water reduction goals, but fail to tackle waste

Back in 2012, businesses responsible for 60% of clothing sales in the UK signed onto shared goals to reduce emissions, water and waste by 2020. While the carbon and water targets have been exceeded, the businesses collectively failed to deliver on waste reduction.

Biden's offshore wind plans and France's plastic packaging ban: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

Most marketers (75%) are talking about sustainability to some extent, the survey found 

Survey: Half of UK marketing professionals fear greenwashing accusations

Half (49%) of UK-based marketing professionals communicating the sustainability ambitions and actions of companies are worried their work may be perceived as greenwashing, amid increased consumer demand for - and scrutiny of - environmental claims.

NatWest Group was formerly RBS, and has cited an increase in environmental ambitions as a key driver of its rebrand

NatWest promises £100bn for climate and sustainability by 2025, with SME focus

Banking giant NatWest Group has pledged to provide £100bn of climate and sustainable funding and financing by the end of 2025, after surpassing its previous ambition in this field.

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Make your business a force for good: Seven top tips for B Corp certification

More than 4,000 businesses have certified as a B Corp, with the mark widely recognized as the highest standards of purpose-led business and sustainability. Here, edie outlines seven top tips for joining the B Corp community.

Scientists have warned that Earth is on the brink of a sixth mass extinction 

Commitment to halt nature loss not enough, big businesses warn world leaders

Businesses including Unilever, Natura & Co and H&M Group are urging world leaders to use the UN's Convention on Biological Diversity to commit to reversing nature loss by 2030, lest they risk a "dead planet" in the near future.

Ford's $11bn EV investment and net-zero hotels: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

From Climate Week to COP26: Three ways we'll get it done

Dentsu International's chief sustainability officer Anna Lungley reflects back on Climate Week and how corporates can build momentum on sustainability as COP26 approaches.

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Compass Group adds environmental labels to meals served at workplaces

Catering giant Compass Group is introducing eco-labels to all meals served through its business and industry (B&I) arm in the UK and Ireland, in the hopes of encouraging workers to choose options with a lower environmental impact.

The survey reveals that many businesses are still approaching sustainability in a compliance-focussed manner 

Just 1 in 5 businesses clear on how to achieve their sustainability commitments, survey finds

While half of businesses are headed up by leaders supporting long-term environmental sustainability ambitions, only one-fifth have a clear roadmap for delivery, a new survey has found.

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Built for Better: Walmart launches online platform to highlight sustainable products

Walmart has created a new online platform for shoppers looking to purchase more sustainable and healthier items that meet an array of recognised standards.

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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.

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Prince Charles signs deal with Amazon Prime for channel highlighting sustainable business

A new channel on Amazon's Prime Video service, curated by the Prince of Wales, is set to launch, showcasing innovations and collaborations providing solutions to the climate crisis.

Everything you may have missed: The sustainability success stories of Climate Week NYC 2021

As Climate Week NYC comes to a close, edie highlights the numerous new green commitments and announcements made by businesses.

The bond comes a month after Walmart finalised its internal green finance framework 

Walmart raises $2bn through first green bond

US-based retail giant Walmart has announced the closing of its inaugural green bond issuance, raising $2bn for initiatives that will decrease emissions and resource use, increase resource efficiency and conserve nature.

The first project to benefit is planting 22 million trees across Italy, including in Milan (pictured)

Amazon promises €20m for nature-based climate solutions in Europe

E-commerce giant Amazon has pledged to spend €20m (£17.2m) on nature-based projects across Europe, in a bid to improve carbon sequestration, boost climate resilience and improve biodiversity and wellbeing.

Purpose beyond profit: 100 businesses to report on efforts to benefit society

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has confirmed that more than 100 businesses have voiced support for its Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics initiative, which is encouraging businesses to report, in a unified manner, on their efforts to realise societal purpose beyond profit-making.

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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.

Globally, food and agriculture account for more than one-third of annual emissions

World's biggest food companies accused of failing on climate action, human rights protections

Less than 10% of the world's largest food companies are aiming to reduce their emissions in line with climate science, while less than 13% are taking sufficient action to eliminate forced labour.

The UK's headline goal is to host two million green-collar jobs by 2030

UK Government must do more to support women into green jobs, PwC warns

Just 20% of UK women believe they have the skills needed to work in a green job compared to 31% of UK men, according to new research from PwC.

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Cosmetics giants team up to create environmental scorecards for product labelling

Unilever, L'Oreal, Henkel, LVMH and Body Shop owner Natura & Co have begun a new collaboration to develop an industry-wide system for measuring and communicating the environmental impacts of products to consumers.

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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.

Pictured: Coastal erosion threatening infrastructure in Yorkshire 

Five ways businesses can champion climate adaptation and nature-based solutions

Climate adaptation and nature-based solutions are two of the key focus areas for COP26. Once the negotiations are complete, the private sector will have a key role in accelerating action on the ground and, in this feature, we explore how.

Recyclable wind turbines and solar-powered bus stations: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

For most businesses, the environmental impact of the supply chain will be larger than for its direct operations

UK supply chain survey reveals major lack of transparency on sustainability

Half of UK businesses admit they are not being transparent enough with consumers about the true sustainability of their supply chains, new research has revealed.

The chemicals sector is responsible for between 5% and 6% of global annual emissions

$1.6trn investor coalition pushes chemicals sector on net-zero

It is technically feasible to fully decarbonise the production of chemicals by 2050 and it is becoming increasingly economically viable to do so, according to responsible investment group ShareAction.

80% of the banks have net-zero financed emissions targets for 2050 or sooner - but questions remain as to how this milestone will be reached

Europe's biggest banks failing to end coal financing despite net-zero climate pledges, report finds

An analysis of how 25 of Europe's largest banks are acting on climate issues has found that fewer than half have committed to ending financing for coal activities.

London's new 'bike library' and a milestone for US renewables: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

Social sustainability bond issuance saw a steeper year-on-year increase than issuance of green and sustainability bonds 

Global green bond market set to break records, surpassing $500bn in 2021

Global green bond issuance is likely to pass the half-a-trillion-dollar mark this year, the Climate Bonds Initiative is forecasting, following a strong first half of the year for the market.

Each quarry will have a specific nature restoration plan drawn up by 2022. Image: Holcim Group

Holcim Group targets net-positive nature impact, unveils new water targets

The world's largest cement company, Holcim Group, has launched what it claims is the first strategy in the sector targeting a net-positive impact on biodiversity, choosing a 2030 deadline.

The UK Government has voiced support for the creation of the new body

Accountants and investors call for new global sustainability disclosures body to be based in London

Bodies representing swathes of the UK's financial sector have called for a planned new global body overseeing sustainability-related disclosures from businesses to be based in London, following a bid from Canada.

The 'Drive CO2 Neutral' campaign has been running in the UK as well as the Netherlands

Shell campaign promoting carbon offsetting is greenwashing, Dutch advertising watchdog rules

The Netherlands' advertising watchdog has urged Royal Dutch Shell to stop running a campaign promoting fuel purchases as 'carbon neutral', providing that customers purchase offsets.

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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.

Sir David Attenborough and Prince William are among the members of the council deciding how the funding will be awarded

Earthshot Prize: Royals choose big-name businesses to support climate and nature innovation fund

Ikea, Microsoft and Unilever are among the businesses selected by the Duke of Cambridge to support the projects which will be backed by the Earthshot Prize - a £50m scheme supporting innovations tackling the climate and nature crisis.

Pictured: An artist's impression of the Tengah Garden Walk project. Image: Singapore Housing & Development Board

CDL and MCL Land secure $847m green loan package to build 1,000+ sustainable homes

Property giants City Developments Limited (CDL) and MCL Land have secured an $847m green loan package, which will be used to support a joint venture developing two sustainable housing developments in Singapore.

Hydrogen fire engines and India's newest solar farms: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

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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.

The global fashion sector is responsible for around 5-8% of annual emissions - more than aviation

Major fashion brands accused of failing to phase out fossil fuels, despite net-zero pledges

A new index ranking 47 large fashion brands on their efforts to remove fossil fuels from their supply chains and products has given most a failing grade, with the likes of Primark, Uniqlo and Marks & Spencer named as laggards.

'Green' commercial buildings seem to have weathered the pandemic well 

Report: 55% of commercial property firms recorded increased demand for 'green' buildings amid Covid-19

Of the commercial property professionals to have responded to a global survey of more than 4,000 decision-makers in the built environment space, more than half (55%) saw growth in demand for sustainable buildings over the past 12 months.

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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.

#SustyTalk: Business Fights Poverty's Zahid Torres-Rahman on climate justice amid Covid-19

edie's #SustyTalk interview series continues with an exclusive discussion with Zahid Torres-Rahman, founder and chief executive of Business Fights Poverty.

Products with the new labels will reach Lidl's Scottish stores this autumn

Lidl to trial traffic light 'eco-labels' this autumn

Lidl GB will add new on-pack 'eco labels' to dozens of its most popular own-brand product lines this October, giving shoppers more information about the carbon and biodiversity impact of their choices.

Thai Union's annual tuna sales exceed $4.2bn 

Thai Union surpasses sustainable sourcing goals

Seafood giant Thai Union Group has surpassed its 2020 sustainable sourcing goals for tuna, pledging to go further by installing electronic monitoring on all tuna vessels.

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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.

Oxford University's eco-halls and an offshore wind milestone: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

Glasgow City Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and has outlined plans to reach carbon neutrality by 2030

Climate laggards to be banned from booking Glasgow's public venues for COP26

Glasgow City Council has passed a motion to prevent companies that "contribute towards catastrophic climate change" from its venues during COP26.

Carnival is notably targeting net-zero operational emissions by 2050

Lawyers press for investigation into lack of climate disclosure from Just Eat and Carnival

Environmental lawyers ClientEarth are urging the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to punish cruise operator Carnival and food delivery platform Just Eat for failing to disclose climate-related information.

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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 hub contains advice for both online and bricks-and-mortar retailers 

New online hub to help UK's independent retailers become more sustainable

After much recent research concluding that UK-based small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are struggling to improve their environmental credentials, the Retail Sector Council (RSC) has launched a new digital hub offering practical advice.

Tesco is expecting to see benefits in terms of improved soil quality, reduced water consumption and a boost for biodiversity

Tesco to subsidise more sustainable livestock feed for dairy farmers

Tesco is piloting a new scheme for UK-based dairy farmers, whereby they receive subsidies for growing more sustainable feed.

Globally, HelloFresh's sales rose 111% year-on-year in 2020, amid lockdown restrictions closing eateries. Image: HelloFresh 

HelloFresh UK certifies as a B-Corp

The UK's largest recipe box company, HelloFresh, has certified as a B-Corporation after updating its sustainability targets earlier this year.

Renewable energy and green offices have accounted for 72% of the bond proceed spending to date

Google owner outlines how it is spending proceeds from world's largest corporate sustainability bond

August 2020 saw Google's parent company Alphabet Inc issuing what it claimed was the largest corporate sustainability bond in history. It has now revealed how it has spent 61% of the $5.75bn (£4.4bn) proceeds.

Saudi Arabia's first wind farm and the Solent's oyster restoration: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

Pictured: Alex Robertson-Jones and Professor Bill Sanderson, of Heriot-Watt University, inspecting the oysters

Glenmorangie marks 'milestone' on oyster reef restoration scheme in Scotland

A scheme funded by Glenmorangie to return native European oysters to the Dornoch Firth, in a move to boost biodiversity and improve the landscape's ability to sequester carbon, has successfully completed its latest phase.

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RSK Group signs for £1bn sustainability-linked loan

The UK's largest provider of environmental, engineering and technical services, RSK Group, has signed for a £1bn loan with interest rates tied to its progress against key sustainability targets.

Sky Kids' climate show and record renewable energy investment: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

#SustyTalk: Purina's Jeff Hamilton on alternative proteins and regenerative agriculture

edie's #SustyTalk series of sustainability-related interviews continues with an exclusive discussion with Purina EMEA's chief executive Jeff Hamilton.

Beauty businesses of all sizes are eligible to join the coalition. Image: Beauty Kitchen

New beauty industry coalition to accelerate sector's net-zero transition

Lush, Avon and Walgreens Boots Alliance are among the founding members of a new sustainability coalition for the beauty industry, which will develop shared goals on climate action and other pressing issues.

Adverts often overstated investment plans for low-carbon energy or claimed that natural gas is 'green'

Facebook accused of failing to tackle misleading climate claims from fossil fuel majors

Oil and gas businesses and lobby groups collectively spent almost $9.6m on Facebook advertising in 2020, a new report has revealed, with the majority of these adverts either containing misleading information or promoting initiatives which are not aligned with climate science.

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Princes targets carbon-neutral operations by 2030, using 'minimal' offsetting

Food and drink manufacturer Princes has committed to achieving carbon-neutral operations globally within a decade and stated that it will prioritise decarbonisation over offsetting.

Orkney's tidal turbine and Ferrero's paper packaging: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

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Available to watch on-demand: edie's Earth Overshoot Day webinar

Readers interested in learning about the intersections between the green recovery, circular economy and net-zero transition are encouraged to retrospectively watch edie's Earth Overshoot Day webinar. 

Japan's new renewables targets and Leeds' Climate Innovation District: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

The Commitment has more than 150 signatories, covering big names from across the food value chain

UK food and drink sector to halve emissions by 2030, under updated WRAP targets

WRAP's Courtauld Commitment, which has been singed by more than 90% of the UK's food retailers as well as major businesses across the food value chain, has been extended to 2030, with a new ambition to halve absolute emissions.

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Theresa May named as new Aldersgate Group chair

Green business coalition the Aldersgate Group has named former Prime Minister Theresa May as its new chair, effective from Tuesday (20 July).

El Salvador's first wind farm and seagrass-restoring gin: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

The day's events were chaired by Richard Howitt, senior associate at Frank Bold LLP and former chief executive of the International Integrated Reporting Council

Could making ESG more 'financially relevant' combat greenwashing?

At the first day of edie's Sustainable Investment Conference, expert speakers from EY, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse and Citi debated how the definition of leadership in relation to ESG investing is evolving. Here, we round up their key talking points.

Canada's diesel ban and the UK's new biodiversity metric: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

#SustyTalk: Alpkit CEO David Hanney on B-Corp certification

edie's #SustyTalk interview series continues with an exclusive discussion with outdoor brand Alpkit's co-founder and chief executive David Hanney.

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.

For most large fashion brands, emissions from production, manufacturing and materials will all be higher than from direct operations

Most fashion brands 'failing to disclose supply chain emissions', despite net-zero pledge

Just one-quarter of apparel giants are disclosing emissions from manufacturing and processing and less than one-fifth have revealed the carbon footprint of their raw materials, Fashion Revolution's annual ranking of 250 of the world's largest fashion retailers and brands has revealed.

Nissan's Gigafactory and REN's plastic-free samples: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

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Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Spotlight on green finance, ESG and the TCFD

With edie's Sustainable Investment Conference less than two weeks away, episode 104 of the Sustainable Business Covered Podcast explores an array of green investment topics with UKSIF, ING and Inspired Energy.


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