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UN: Green Covid-19 recovery will put world on track to meet Paris Agreement

…delivering its initial NDC commitments – let alone its stricter updated commitments. The UNEP is warning that the gap between talk and action must be closed sooner rather than later,…

Gap targets 100% sustainably sourced cotton by 2025

…sourced 57% of cotton sustainably in 2019. In order to meet the new commitment, Gap Inc has joined Textile Exchange’s 2025 Sustainable Cotton Challenge and the US Cotton Trust Protocol….

Unilever to let shareholders vote on new climate targets

…accelerating the transition to a zero-carbon economy. We have a wide-ranging and ambitious set of climate commitments – but we know they are only as good as our delivery against…

ExxonMobil’s new climate targets slammed by investors and green groups

…and mid-term. Exxon’s market valuation is now $266bn lower than it was in early 2014. While some oil and gas majors facing this issue have made commitments to diversify, increasing…

Five top tips for making 2021 your organisation’s ‘super year’ for sustainability

…regular funds.” 5) Shake up your energy approach The idea of business leadership on sustainability often revolves around long-term, overarching targets or around purpose commitments. But, as has been said…

Net-zero targets, virtual climate events and green recovery debates: The sustainability stories of 2020

commitment to become carbon-neutral by 2060 and Walmart’s 2040 net-zero target. The precursor to the UN’s biodiversity summit was also moved online and world leaders including Johnson signed a commitment

Tesco removes one billion pieces of plastic packaging

…was one of several UK retailers to reach its plastics packaging commitment for Christmas ranges in 2020, with competitors including Aldi, Morrisons, Iceland and Waitrose & Partners also cracking down…

Investors file climate resolution at HSBC

…Chartered and Societe Generale following a commitment at COP24 and was recently open-sourced following initial trials. However, HSBC has reportedly provided $87bn in financing to fossil fuel companies since 2015….

Apple links executive pay to performance against ESG targets

commitment to “make a positive difference in society, as well as make a profit”. The “positive difference” has been defined through the firm’s sustainability strategy in environmental and social terms….

Sky confirmed as COP26 principal media partner

…to deliver a raised global agreement on climate action. As part of its coverage process, Sky has today (12 January) set new commitments concerning the environmental impact of its TV…

Protect at least a third of British seas to unlock £50bn boost, WWF urges

…are properly protected. The Government admitted in 2019 that it had failed to deliver 11 out of the 15 commitments it had made on good ocean health. According to the…

Mace achieves net-zero operations and developments

The business announced in January 2020 that it intended to become a net-zero business within a year – a commitment covering emissions relating to operations and developments. Mace develops residential,…

PepsiCo targets net-zero by 2040

The multinational food and drink giant announced the commitments today (14 January) as part of a new climate action plan. To deliver the targets, PepsiCo is planning to reduce absolute…

Orchard Street targets net-zero across £4bn portfolio of buildings

…is the right thing to do to highlight our serious approach to ESG,” Orchard Street managing partner Philip Gadsden said. “As we deliver on our commitments in 2021 and launch…

Developed nations accused of over-reporting climate adaptation finance by billions

…Bank and the French government as major contributors to the trend. The UK Government has announced that adaptation and resilience will be one of its key focus themes for COP26…

‘A game-changing opportunity to fight climate change’: WEF pushes businesses on supply chain decarbonisation

…fundamental for companies to realize credible climate change commitments.” Scoping it out The average company’s supply chain emissions are estimated to be around five-and-a-half times greater than those generated by…

Tennent’s invests £7m to remove plastic packaging from beer cans

…Today’s announcement is the latest step as we work towards our 2022 goal of eliminating single-use plastic from our consumer packaging and our ongoing commitment to environmental best practice in…

Boeing planning to debut 100% biofuel planes by 2030

…erosion and food security. Speaking to Reuters, Boeing’s director of sustainability strategy Sean Newsum said the biofuel planes will help the firm achieve its commitment to halve emissions by 20205….

Circular economy can slash global emissions by 39%, says major new report

…green recovery commitments. Its report cites annual emissions figures from the UN’s 2020 Emissions Gap Report, which revealed that annual emissions reached a record high in 2019. Reductions significant enough…

BlackRock’s Larry Fink warns CEOs that ‘no issue ranks higher than climate change’

…future. In addition to Fink’s annual letter, BlackRock has also issued a letter to its clients outlining a new series of commitments to help the investor align with a net-zero…