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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the Prince of Wales's International Sustainability Unit have today (18 May) launched a $2m innovation prize, calling on companies to create new ways of designing packaging that limits the amount of plastic polluting the oceans.

Philippe Joubert believes the unique position of power held by company boards makes them ideal candidates to drive the long-term global sustainablility agenda

Philippe Joubert: Boards must realise business purpose in Trump era

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The 12 companies will now implement a planning and consultation process with governments, NGOs and stakeholders to build the framework in time for its unveiling at COP23

Major firms commit to ending deforestation in cocoa supply chains

Senior executives from 12 leading coca and chocolate companies, including Mars, Mondelēz International and Nestlé, have heeded the advice of the Prince of Wales and agreed to end deforestation in the global cocoa supply chain.

The Corporate Leaders Group wants Greg Clark to provide a strategy that supports the UK’s low-carbon transition through job creation, improved production and an innovation boost

Business leaders call for imminent Industrial Strategy to engage low-carbon firms

Ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May's widely-expected unveiling of the UK's Industrial Strategy blueprint this week, a coalition of European business leaders including Tesco, Kingfisher and Unilever has called upon the Government to work with innovative companies to deliver a zero-carbon economy.

The absence of a common framework is viewed by European business leaders as likely to discourage investment in the transition to renewable energy

European businesses fear 'lost decade' for renewables ahead of EU proposals

As the European Commission (EC) prepares to present its energy package for 2030 on Wednesday (30 November), a coalition of multinational businesses including BT, Philips Lighting and Kingfisher has called for more ambitious energy legislation to replace the current renewables directive.

The report calls for smart, flexible policy to help businesses benefit from confidence in the direction of travel and clarity in the investment signals received

Government long-term climate strategy should be 'business friendly', says Corporate Leaders Group

The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), which represents European business leaders such as Tesco, Kingfisher and Unilever, has outlined the importance of "business friendly" national government long-term policy planning to deliver the vision of the Paris Agreement.

Listen to exclusive interviews with M&S's director of sustainable business Mike Barry, the new director of the Corporate Leaders Group Jill Duggan, and Heineken's director of global sustainable development Michael Dickstein

The Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Episode 04 - Plan A progress and carbon-neutral beer

What keeps M&S's director of sustainable business Mike Barry awake at night? Which onsite sustainability solutions are best for achieving carbon neutrality? And how should UK businesses be building on the successes of the Paris climate talks?

The UK and the EU must build on the “leap forward” it established in Paris last year, to allow companies to embrace more creative ways of sustainable thinking

Policies should push companies beyond compliance, says new Corporate Leaders Group director

EXCLUSIVE: Policymakers should foster the creative thinking shown by the private sector in order to "unleash new business models and new motivations" that will act as catalysts to allow business to evolve beyond compliance mindsets.

Signatories agreed that actively supporting a clear agreement appealing to business investments in a low-carbon economy is a vital factor

Finance ministers urged to deliver strong climate deal in Paris

G20 and EU finance ministers have been urged to 'step-up' their efforts to arrange a strong agreement at the COP21 UN climate conference next month, by a group of leading international business organisations.

Poland's Belchatow power station, Europe's largest coal-fired power plant

End perverse fossil fuel subsidies, says Corporate Leader Group

The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change (CLG), which represents EU business leaders from the likes of Aviva, Kingfisher and Unilever, has thrown its weight behind calls for an end to fossil fuel subsidies.

The CFO Leadership Network developed the guides with the aim of creating more resilient businesses, ultimately leading to better commercial outcomes

CFOs seek to bridge gap between finance and sustainability teams

A network of chief financial officers (CFOs) working for several of Europe's biggest corporations have published four guides to help the financing and accounting community incorporate sustainability into their businesses.

The EU-ETS covers 11,000 factories and power stations across Europe

EU must limit carbon permits, says Corporate Leaders Group

The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) must be reformed to include a Market Stability Reserve (MSR) by 2017 at the latest, to keep the continent on track for developing a low-carbon economy.


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