Brands driving economic boon for sustainable cotton in Africa
A growing focus on sustainable procurement from textile companies such as ASOS, Aldi and Jack & Jones has helped the largest label for sustainable cotton from Africa increase licensing revenues by 47% over the last 12 months.
Bridging the gap: How Capgemini's new CSR head has gained valuable insight into boardroom buy-in
EXCLUSIVE: Global IT consultancy Capgemini has appointed its former chief financial officer, Christine Hodgson, as its head of group corporate social responsibility. edie took the opportunity to sit down with the new promotee to discuss the key challenge of securing funding for sustainability projects.
Power Forward: How the largest US companies are capturing business value while addressing climate change
The largest US companies are increasing their clean energy and energy efficiency efforts while improving their bottom lines.
A guide to effective sustainability communications
Whether it's driving engaging with employees to maximise results, with stakeholders to translate progress, or with consumers to drive awareness and brand value, getting sustainability communications right is crucial, and getting it wrong can be disastrous.
10 top tips to drive engagement with your CSR report
What are the key components required to produce a sustainability report which drives engagement on a range of CSR issues among key stakeholders? edie brings you the secrets to sustainability reporting success with this latest top-tips guide for businesses.
How Brexit can streamline retail supply chains by harnessing the growth of Africa
Brexit can place UK retailers at the vanguard of nascent agricultural and manufacturing supply sectors in Africa, but only if the UK Government retains current tariff-free access to products from the continent.
Sharing sustainability success: From selling to showing
Kimberly-Clark's head of sustainability for EMEA Tom Berry explores how some of the world's most intractable development issues, such as increasing access to education and improving sanitation, require effective behaviour change programmes to create real progress.
A Resourceful Future – Expanding the UK Economy
This report by SUEZ reveals that more than £9bn could be added to the UK economy by integrating circular economy principles into the country’s emerging industrial strategy.
Olam gains water certification for plantation as Fairtrade warns of climate-driven coffee decline
With a new report from Fairtrade warning that climate change could stunt global coffee production by 50%, supplier Olam International has become the first agri-business globally to achieve the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard - for it's coffee plantation in Tanzania.
World could warm by massive 10C if all fossil fuels are burned
The planet would warm by searing 10C if all fossil fuels are burned, according to a new study, leaving some regions uninhabitable and wreaking profound damage on human health, food supplies and the global economy.
More than half of global clean energy investment flowing to emerging markets
Emerging markets attracted more clean energy investment than wealthy countries for the first time ever in 2014, according to a new report.
Twice the size of Wales: ambitious plans for rainforest protection
Environmental charity Size of Wales intends to double the area of tropical rainforest it helps protect as its contribution to tackling climate change. Here, the charity's Peter Davies explains the role of business in tackling deforestation.
Half of Africa could be powered by renewables by 2030, says IRENA
Africa could generate 50% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030 if they were to follow guidelines laid out in a new report from the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA).
WRI: Extreme water stress in Middle East could stoke civil unrest
Countries from the Middle East will likely be be exposed to 'extreme water stress' by 2040, threatening national security, the World Resources Institute has found.
Google could tell you how much solar power your roof can generate
Google can now tell you how much solar energy you could generate by installing solar panels on your house - if you live in the right place.
World Bank rejects energy industry notion that coal can cure poverty
The World Bank said coal was no cure for global poverty on Wednesday, rejecting a main industry argument for building new fossil fuel projects in developing countries.
Towards earth-smart economics: what's wrong with economics as usual?
In the second of our feature series with Ashridge Business School, faculty members Tim Malnick and Stefan Cousquer explore the ever-changing relationship between sustainability and economics.
Circular economy for smart devices: Opportunities in the US, UK and India
Smartphones, tablets and laptops have moved from the fringe of computing to the mainstream in just five years. Sales of these smart devices exploded as consumers saw the benefits of seamless connectivity, and were drawn to the simplicity. of new user interfaces.
2015 supply chain outlook: Novelis Recycling
In the wake of swingeing public sector spending cuts and with England's recycling rates stalling, Novelis Europe sustainability and recycling development manager Andy Doran considers what is on the cards for 2015...
A survey of the UK Anaerobic Digestion industry in 2013
The purpose of this study was to quantify the processing of organic material via anaerobic digestion (AD) in the UK using a survey of AD operators. This report summarises the methodology employed and the results obtained from the survey.
Edie explains: MCERTS
The Environment Agencies Monitoring Certification Scheme (MCERTS) is designed to ensure that potential polluters are monitoring their emissions effectively. But how exactly does the Scheme work?
Zero travel emissions for Sustainability Leaders Forum delegates
Delegates at the Sustainability Leaders Forum, organised by edie, had their travel emissions calculated and offset through Climate Care's LifeStraw Carbon for Water project.
Liquid assets: A guide to sustainable alcohol
With the past month seeing a number of sustainable innovations from major UK brewers, edie has taken a closer look at the alcohol industry to round up four 'green' beverages for the discerning tippler.
Nestle steps up climate change leadership with new CSR commitments
Multinational food and beverage company Nestlé has teamed up with a number of organisations and made a host of new CSR commitments to help accelerate its sustainability strategy.
Interactive Map: The world's most remarkable solar farms
In light of the growing number new solar projects across the world, edie has mapped out 14 of the largest and most interesting installations from every continent in the world.
Brewing a better future: Heineken highlights benefits of local sourcing
Dutch brewing company Heineken has stepped up its commitment to source the majority of its agricultural raw materials from Africa in a bid to boost crop yield and cash income for smallholder farms across the continent.
Working to move communities up and forward in Greater Manchester
A '#RubbishSelfie' campaign, a golden tag initiative and engaging with religious leaders are just some of the ways that the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) is communicating with its 'hard-to-reach' communities to increase levels of recycling and prevent waste. GMWDA's Clare Standish explores further.