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Amazon launches inaugural sustainability bond, priced at $1bn

E-commerce giant Amazon has issued a $1bn sustainability-focussed bond, with funds raised set to assist the delivery of the firm's low-carbon and social sustainability targets.

#SustyTalk​: Counting down to COP26 with green finance expert Sir Roger Gifford

With COP26 less than six months away, edie has launched a new series of videos with high-level speakers, designed to inspire and empower your preparations for the conference. First up, Green Finance Institute chair Sir Roger Gifford.

A recording of the sessions is available for those who register

Available to watch on demand: The ENGAGE reporting and communications sessions

Sustainability, reporting, and behaviour change experts from companies including Virgin Media, Aviva, Toast Ale and Clear Channel answered key question on sustainability communications as part of an afternoon of back-to-back live events that can still be watched on-demand.

#SustyTalk​: Electrolux's Vanessa Butani on embedding sustainability in business

edie's #SustyTalk interview series continues with an exclusive discussion with Electrolux Group's vice president for sustainability, Vanessa Butani. 

Carlsberg and Corona tackle water and plastic waste: 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.

All edie podcast episodes can be listened to via iTunes, Spotify and Soundcloud

Sustainable Business Covered Podcast: Engaging key stakeholders during Covid-19 and beyond

In episode 100 of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast, developed to round off edie's 2021 Engagement Week, senior reporter Sarah George delivers three exclusive interviews on engaging key stakeholder groups with sustainability.

Shareholder climate resolution votes are becoming increasingly common in the corporate space

Unilever's net-zero transition plan backed by more than 99% of shareholders

More than 99% of Unilever's shareholders have voted in favour of its plans to become a net-zero business by 2039, the FMCG giant has said.

#SustyTalk​: Dentsu's Anna Lungley on engaging consumers with sustainability

edie's #SustyTalk interview series continues with an exclusive discussion with Dentsu's chief sustainability officer Anna Lungley.

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.

Green groups are concerned that Barclays' investors are potentially less engaged with climate issues than they were last year

Barclays shareholders reject resolution on fossil fuel phase-out

Despite continued campaigning from non-profits, activists and investors, Barclays' shareholders have rejected a proposal that would require the bank to reduce fossil fuel finance on climate grounds.

The handbooks are free to download, providing best-practice advice in the time of Covid-19

edie launches free sustainability communications and reporting handbooks

As part of the Engagement Week 2021 editorial campaign, edie has published two new free handbooks providing best-practice advice and expert insight on supercharging sustainability communications and developing modern CSR reports.

#SustyTalk​: Nivea's Sophie Rock on avoiding purpose-washing

edie's #SustyTalk interview series continues with an exclusive discussion with Nivea's sustainability marketing lead Sophie Rock.

The sustainability targets cover Natura & Co's four brands: Avon, Natura, The Body Shop and Aesop.

The Body Shop owner raises $1bn for first sustainability bond

Natura & Co, the parent company of the Body Shop and Avon, has issued what it claims is Latin America's largest sustainability bond to date, priced at $1bn.

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.

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Unilever, Coca-Cola and Colgate-Palmolive join AB InBev's sustainability accelerator

Consumer goods giants Unilever, Coca-Cola and Colgate-Palmolive have agreed to fund and pilot innovations designed to improve supply chain sustainability through Anheuser-Busch InBev's (AB InBev) accelerator scheme.

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'World's largest' coral reef restoration project backed by Mars Petcare

Mars Petcare brand Sheba has partnered with The Nature Conservancy to deliver what it claims is the world's largest coral restoration programme, covering more than 185,000 square metres.

Deforestation is believed to have accelerated amid Covid-19, and green groups are concerned that new legislation could make the problem worse still

From Aldi to Waitrose: UK food giants threaten to boycott Brazilian suppliers over deforestation

A string of big-name supermarkets, food-to-go chains, suppliers and manufacturers have threatened to boycott Brazilian products if lawmakers there do not bolster laws designed to protect the Amazon rainforest.

The edie Sustainability and CSR Reporting Handbook 2021

This handbook, developed in partnership with UL as part of edie’s Engagement Week 2021, provides you with the advice and expert insight you need to implement modern, best-practices approaches to the development of your organisation’s sustainability reporting.

Greece goes coal-free as Moto installs EV chargers: 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.

Last year, Chanel set 1.5C science-based climate targets

Chanel partners with CISL for sustainability skills and innovation schemes

Luxury fashion house Chanel has partnered with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in a drive to help businesses deliver an embedded approach and develop a strong skills pipeline.

Football's Super League proves shareholder primacy is unacceptable and dying

Philippe Joubert, Founder and chief executive of Earth on Board, discusses how the backlash against the proposed European Super League in football can serve as a teachable moment for corporate boards to learn from when approaching the climate crisis.

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.

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Six top tips for developing a leading business biodiversity strategy

Biodiversity is steadily rising up the business agenda in the run-up to COP26. But how can the private sector go beyond greenwashing to deliver meaningful, engaging, science-based strategies?

Penguin Random House is the UK's largest publisher and has a multinational value chain

Penguin Random House targets climate-neutral value chain by 2030

Publishing giant Penguin Random House is aiming to deliver a carbon-neutral global value chain by 2030, as part of an updated sustainability policy.

Hydrogen-fuelled steel manufacturing and China's greenest office: 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.

Globally, the fashion sector accounts for 8-10% of annual emissions and results in a bin lorry of waste every second

Textiles 2030: Fashion giants pledge to halve climate impacts

A string of big-name fashion brands including Primark, JD Sports and ASOS have joined a new WRAP initiative mandating them to halve emissions by 2030, with a longer-term view to reaching net-zero.

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Sustainable Business Covered Podcast: Marking Fashion Revolution Week 2021

In episode 100 of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast, senior reporter Sarah George delivers three exclusive interviews with sustainable and ethical SMEs to mark Fashion Revolution Week.

#SustyTalk: Interviewing VF Corp's Marianella Cervi for Fashion Revolution Week

edie's #SustyTalk interview series continues with an exclusive discussion with VF Corp's senior manager of sustainability & responsibility Marianella Cervi.

Pictured: Off-grid, small-scale solar at a previous Ikea Foundation-funded project. Image: Ikea Foundation

Ikea Foundation to spend €1bn on climate programs within five years

Retail giant Ikea's charitable arm has outlined plans to spend an additional €1bn on initiatives supporting the low-carbon transition within five years.

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.

Mulberry's new strategy comes ahead of Earth Day on Thursday (22 April)

Regenerative and circular net-zero transition: Inside Mulberry's new sustainability strategy

In an exclusive interview with edie, Mulberry's chief executive Thierry Andretta explains how its new ambitions to reach net-zero by 2035 and champion transparency, regeneration and circularity will be delivered.

Citi and HSBC, pictured here at Canary Wharf, are among the banks being called upon by the investors

Ditch fossil fuel finance, $11trn investor coalition tells big banks

A coalition of 35 major investors with $11trn of assets under management collectively are calling on banks to "enhance" their climate targets, backing up long-term visions with action in the short-term.

Read on for new announcements from Johnnie Walker, Biffa and more

Net-zero whisky production and a new hydrogen plant: 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.

Earlier this year, the bank set a 2050 target for net-zero financed emissions

JP Morgan Chase pledges $2.5trn to climate and sustainability this decade

US-based finance giant JP Morgan Chase has unveiled plans to provide more than $2.5trn of finance to sustainable development projects by the end of 2030.

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.

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Coldplay, ClientEarth and children's media: Pop culture giants strive to boost environmental engagement

Several big names in music, including Coldplay and Alt-J, have launched new playlists designed to spark environmental action, in the same week that new children's climate engagement schemes were launched by broadcasters and authors.

Consumers have lost trust due to past instances of brands over-stating their positive impact, the survey found

Two-thirds of Brits sceptical of sustainability-related business communications

Two-thirds of adults in the UK say they are wary of business communications relating to environmental and social purpose because they feel most brands are not yet 'walking the talk'.

#SustyTalk​​: Kerry Group's Juan Aguiriano on systems change for sustainable food

edie's #SustyTalk interview series continues with an exclusive discussion with Kerry Group's head of sustainability and technology ventures, Juan Aguiriano.

Uber's EVs and Hubbub's network of food waste heroes: 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.

Many PC&P formats are hard-to-recycle, including black plastics and flexible films (pictured)

Report: 6 in 10 plastic packaging companies have no environmental policies

An analysis of 83 of the world's biggest publicly traded plastic packaging firms has found that almost two-thirds report no policies on sustainability-related topics like waste or carbon.

Commodities covered by the coalition include palm oil (pictured), soy and forest products like wood and paper

Consumer goods giants plot course to deforestation-free supply chains

A coalition of 20 multinational consumer goods firms have developed a roadmap to eliminate commodity-driven deforestation, after pledging last year to deliver a 'forest-positive' impact.

#SustyTalk: Talking purpose-led business for B-Corps Month

edie's #SustyTalk interview series continues with an exclusive panel discussion, held in celebration of B-Corps Month.

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.

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Reckitt partners with WWF, pledging £10m donation

Reckitt, the parent company of brands including Air Wick and Dettol, has announced a three-year partnership with WWF focusing on nature conservation.

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'Sky Zero Footprint Fund': Broadcaster launches £2m sustainable media prize

After committing to becoming a net-zero business by 2030, Sky has unveiled a new competition to encourage firms across the media sector to accelerate their own sustainability initiatives and engage audiences with environmental issues.

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Bombay Sapphire set to meet sustainably sourced ingredients target four years early

Gin brand Bombay Sapphire has announced that it is on track to certify all of its key ingredients as sustainable by the end of 2021. It had originally been striving to achieve this milestone in 2025.

Wilko's face mask recycling and Sydney's net-zero buildings: 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.

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 WBCSD has more than 200 member businesses

Building resilience post-Covid-19: Businesses urged to 'reinvent capitalism' and regenerate nature

If the climate crisis is to be averted and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals to be met, businesses must help to "reinvent capitalism" so the "true value" of nature and society are appreciated.

The Plan covers direct and supply chain emissions, as well as climate risk disclosures and advocacy ahead of COP26 

'Climate Transition Action Plan': Unilever puts net-zero roadmap to shareholder vote

Unilever has outlined plans for delivering its 2039 net-zero target and will put them to a shareholder vote in May, in what is regarded as the first move of its kind by a multinational corporation.

The 10-page guide is free to download

New edie report launched to help businesses create sustainable offices post-lockdown

Organisations looking to make their offices more sustainable across the axes of environment, society and financials now have access to a free new downloadable guide on the topic.

The private sector has already missed collective anti-deforestation targets for 2020

Just 1% of businesses taking strong action on deforestation, despite risks totalling $53bn

An analysis of the anti-deforestation work of 553 of the world's largest businesses has found that just 1% are taking 'best practice' action. This is despite the multi-billion-dollar risks associated with inaction.

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Carbon-neutral coffee and water-efficient farms: Starbucks plots path to 'resource positivity'

Starbucks has announced new measures to deliver carbon-neutrality across parts of its coffee supply chains and to boost water stewardship in coffee-growing communities, as part of its vision to become 'resource positive' by 2030.

edie Explains: Sustainable Offices in the 'New Normal'

Why is it important for businesses to explore holistically sustainable offices, in the wake of Covid-19? And what are the key challenges and opportunities for businesses developing more sustainable offices? This free edie Explains guide answers these key questions and more.

Salesforce plants 10 million trees as VW ups EV targets: 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​: Thai Union's Darian McBain on sustainable corporate finance

edie's #SustyTalk interview series continues with an exclusive discussion with Thai Union's global director of corporate affairs and sustainability Darian McBain.

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 most common approach to making the link is via annual bonuses, the analysis found

Report: 45% of UK businesses linking executive pay to ESG targets

Almost half of FTSE100 firms are now linking executive pay packages to at least one of their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) targets, new analysis from PwC has found.

Step up, and stop standing by

In the foreword for edie's 2021 Sustainable Business Leadership report, Forum for the Future's founding director Jonathon Porritt outlines the urgency required from businesses to step in delivering ambitious strategies to create a sustainable future.

Pictured: Octopus Renewables' onshore wind farm in Fraisethrope, East Riding of Yorkshire.

Brunel Pensions Partnership targets net-zero as Nest accelerates renewable energy investment

The UK's largest Government-backed pension scheme, Nest, has pledged £250m to renewable energy projects this year, while Brunel Pension Partnership has outlined a new net-zero target.

Hungary's coal exit and London's first 'tiny forest': 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​: Weetabix's John Petre on sustainable sourcing and leadership on plastic

edie's #SustyTalk interview series continues with an exclusive discussion with Weetabix's supply chain & technical director John Petre, who also heads up the business's sustainability work.

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Iceland Foods pledges to tackle abandoned plastic fishing gear

Supermarket Iceland Foods has joined a scheme connecting businesses, non-profits, scientists and public sector bodies in a bid to tackle the 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear abandoned in the world's oceans each year.

Thom took his Sustainable Football work full-time in January, leaving his Heathrow role after more than seven years at the airport

Meet edie's 30 Under 30 Class of 2020: Thom Rawson, Sustainable Football

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: Sustainable Football founder Thom Rawson.

How can businesses help women reach their full potential?

International Women's Day is themed Choose to Challenge, because with challenge comes change. If we don't challenge our systems, biases, and barriers, we won't make progress on gender equality.

Pictured: A health centre worker carrying water in Ethiopia. Image: WaterAid/ Genaye Eshetu

New report details how businesses can help deliver clean water and sanitation post-Covid-19

edie has launched its latest SDG Spotlight report, looking at how businesses can transform to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) post-lockdown, with the latest focusing on Goal 6: Clean Water & Sanitation.

The announcement builds on Unilever's confirmation of a €1bn climate and nature fund and €2bn pot for supporting suppliers from marginalised social groups

Unilever Beauty & Personal Care targets 1.5 million hectares of nature conservation by 2030

Unilever's Beauty & Personal Care arm, which owns brands like Dove and Vaseline, has committed to conserving and restoring 1.5 million hectares of habitat by 2030 as part of a new sustainability strategy.

SDG Spotlight: How Businesses Can Achieve Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation

edie's latest SDG Spotlight report provides a detailed progress update on how businesses are transforming operations, services and supply chains to deliver Goal 6: Clean Water & Sanitation across the globe.

#SustyTalk​: Spotlight on the World Cement Association's gender focus network

To mark International Women's Day 2021, edie's latest #SustyTalk interview is with the WCA's communications and policy coordinator Manon Burbidge.

Bond proceeds will be spent on projects relating to clean transportation, energy efficiency, pollution prevention and control and renewable energy.

Daimler prices €1bn green bond to help finance EV transition

Mercedes-Benz's parent company Daimler has priced its second major green bond at €1.02bn, with funds set to be spent on delivering its climate and electric vehicle (EV) targets.

Why true sustainability must include diversity

International Women's Day (IWD) is an important moment to celebrate women's achievements and call for greater equality, but for McDonald's vice president for supply chain and brand trust Beth Hart, these issues are on the agenda all year round.

Koala conservation and electric buses for COP26: 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 award-winning edie editorial team delivers three exclusive interviews celebrating women in sustainability

Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Choosing to challenge for International Women's Day 2021

The new edie podcast episode is streaming now, featuring three exclusive interviews to mark International Women's Day 2021.

BooHoo group has faced several allegations of worker underpayment in recent months, relating to factories in Leicester, where some 40% of its product lines are made

Boohoo could lose right to export to US over forced labour claims

US authorities have reportedly launched an investigation into online fast-fashion giant Boohoo Group's supply chain practices, following allegations of worker exploitation at supplier factories in Leicester.

The 15-page report is free to download

New report details how businesses can help deliver sustainable cities and communities post-Covid-19

edie has launched its latest SDG Spotlight report, looking at how businesses can transform to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) post-lockdown, with the latest focusing on Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Mastercard built on its SDG-aligned sustainability strategy last year with new climate targets

Mastercard issues $600m sustainability bond to help finance net-zero transition

Mastercard has issued a $600m sustainability bond and is planning to use proceeds to further its alignment with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and deliver its 2050 net-zero pledge.

'Our ESG agenda can't just be a separate layer that sits above what we do day-to-day,' Fraser said in a statement. 

New Citi boss unveils net-zero financed emissions vision

Finance giant Citigroup's new chief executive, Jane Fraser, has unveiled a new commitment to reach net-zero financed emissions by 2050.

EDP's renewables target and eBay supports social enterprises: 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 B Corp standard is one of the most popular as a marker of a purpose-led brand

BrewDog announces B Corp certification

Scottish craft brewer BrewDog is the latest company to achieve B Corp certification, highlighting the company's dedication to becoming a force for good and focusing on carbon offsetting and reduction.

Natalie joined Grosvenor in 2015, where she combines her expertise in sustainability management with her experience as an analyst and surveyor

Meet edie's 30 Under 30 Class of 2020: Natalie Orde, Grosvenor Europe

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: Grosvenor Europe's sustainability manager Natalie Orde.

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Virgin Media targets net-zero carbon operations for 2025

Virgin Media has committed to achieve net-zero operations by the end of 2025 and to transition its entire fleet to electric vehicles by 2030, as part of a sweeping new sustainability strategy.

The bond has an 8.5-year maturity

H&M Group issues €500m sustainability bond

Fashion giant H&M Group has launched a bond that will finance initiatives to reduce emissions and improve resource efficiency, priced at €500m.

Carlsberg's recycled bottles and Lidl's EV chargers: 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.

AB InBev owns dozens of the world's most popular beer brands, including Stella Artois, Corona, Becks and Budweiser 

AB InBev announces $10.1bn sustainability-linked loan

The world's largest brewer has announced what it claims is the world's largest corporate sustainability-linked loan to date, priced at $10.1bn.

Jessica applies learnings from her BSc in environment, economics and ecology in her energy management work

Meet edie's 30 Under 30 Class of 2020: Jessica Foster, Bensons for Beds Retail

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: Bensons for Beds' group energy manager Jessica Foster.

Companies in the apparel sector were asked to disclose, along with big names in agriculture, extractives, ICT and automotive 

Big businesses failing to protect human rights amid Covid-19, study reveals

A study of the measures taken by more than 200 large businesses to safeguard human rights during the Covid-19 pandemic has found that most are taking little to no action.

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Thai Union launches its first sustainability-linked loan package, priced at $400m

The world's largest seafood firm, Thai Union, has announced a new $400m loan package with interest payments linked to climate, sustainability and due diligence targets.

Ocado trialled a dedicated virtual shelf for B-Corp products two years ago, with then-supply partner Waitrose. Image: Ocado 

Purpose-led products: Ocado launches a dedicated aisle for B-Corp brands

Online supermarket Ocado has launched a dedicated virtual 'aisle' showcasing products from B-Corp certified brands, as customers increasingly look for more sustainable groceries.

Pictured: One of IHG's Crown Plaza hotels in Dubai

'Journey to Tomorrow': IHG outlines plans for green recovery from Covid-19

IHG Hotels & Resorts has outlined plans to reduce emissions in line with climate science, deliver zero-carbon new buildings, improve water stewardship and remove single-use packaging as the hospitality sector recovers from the financial hit of Covid-19.

Pictured: Fresh cocoa fruit. Stock image. 

Nestlé and Mondelēz among chocolate giants facing child slavery lawsuit over supply chain practices

A human rights firm has filed a lawsuit against major chocolate companies Nestlé, Cargill, Barry Callebaut, Mars, Olam, Hershey and Mondelēz, following allegations of child slave labour in their cocoa supply chains.

Pictured: Jersey City, where Goldman Sachs Tower is located

Goldman Sachs issues first sustainability bond, priced at $800m

US-based finance giant Goldman Sachs has issued its inaugural sustainability bond, priced at $800m, as it strives to mobilise $750bn in green finance by 2030.

The award-winning edie editorial team delivers three exclusive interviews with a focus on nature 

Sustainable Business Covered podcast: How can we accelerate action on nature and biodiversity in 2021?

The new edie podcast episode is streaming now, featuring exclusive biodiversity-focused conversations with Earth Security, Patagonia and the Woodland Trust.

The environmental sector is regarded as the UK's second-least diverse, with farming being the least diverse. Stock image.

Environmental organisations launch employment scheme for UK's BAME youth

More than 35 of the UK's major environmental organisations, including RSPB, Friends of the Earth and ZSL London Zoo, are collaborating on a new scheme to help diversify the sector.

Now's the time for businesses to double down on shared challenges and values

To seize opportunities for progress and achieve the pace and scale of positive change required, the world needs business at its best. That's why there has never been a more critical time to put B Corp values front and centre of every responsible business.

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HP unveils sustainability 'changemaker' and 'catalyst' schemes

Tech giant HP has launched a new scheme offering industry partners the resources and traning they need to accelerate sustainability progress, in the same week that Octopus Energy unveiled what it claims is the world's first energy technology research organisation.

Pavan joined Multiplex in 2015 as a sustainability graduate and has quickly progressed to a senior position

Meet edie's 30 Under 30 Class of 2020: Pavan Patel, Multiplex Construction Europe

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: Multiplex's senior sustainability manager, Pavan Patel.

The past 12 months have seen many discussions around the

How can businesses deliver a more inclusive economy on the road to net-zero?

In 2020, many businesses vowed to 'build back better' from Covid-19, coupling financial recovery planning with new commitments around climate change and social justice. But how can they ensure that these focuses remain - and move from ambition to action?

The links between social sustainability and environmental sustainability are clearer than ever. But how can professionals ensure they respond to interconnected crises holistically?

How can sustainability professionals champion intersectionality in 2021?

The events of 2020 both highlighted and widened existing social inequalities. While the appetite for climate action in the process of 'building back better' is palpable, many sustainability professionals want to see the same level of commitment to social justice.

The energy sector needs the right skills and people if we're to deliver on ambitious climate change plans

Sally-Anne Dudley, UK head of learning, and Dan Tingle, new talent and STEM Manager at National Grid discuss how UK organisations can facilitate the creation of new skilled workers that can step into green jobs created to deliver net-zero.

The report argues that legislation is needed to stop fast fashion's negative environmental impact from spiralling 

Fast fashion: Polyester production has doubled since 2000, with huge climate implications

The production of fossil-based synthetic textiles has doubled globally within 20 years, as fast fashion production and consumption has increased. According to a new report, this will have sizeable implications for climate change.


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