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There have been growing calls for more corporate disclosure and accountability in the face of income inequality, governance failures and the mismanagement of natural resources. (Shutterstock)

When it comes to sustainability reporting, it depends on how serious companies are about making change

Many firms now report how they are doing along economic, environmental and social lines in what is called a sustainability report. But how effective are they, really?
TV presenter Chris Packham and actor Emma Thompson were among protestors at the recent Restore Nature Now march in London calling for the government to prioritise environmental sustainability. Andy Soloman/Shutterstock

Labour’s plans for border and economic security aren’t sustainable unless it takes the threat of climate change seriously

With a massive public mandate for change, Keir Starmer’s Labour party should adopt three key principles that acknowledge the global gravity of our approaching climate disaster.
Activists of the C.I.O Comitato Insostenibili Olimpiadi (Unsustainable Olympics Committee) show a banner in Italian reading: “Milano-Cortina 2026, from the mountains to the city, unsustainable Olympics,” as they march in Milan, northern Italy, on Feb. 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

The treatment of environmental activists at Olympic Games contradicts IOC’s Olympism ideals

Despite the IOC’s optimistic rhetoric, environmental exploitation by host nations, and the suppression of opposition to such exploitation, have remained a troubling feature of the Olympic Games.
Roads divide what once was a larger wetland into four smaller pools in east-central North Dakota. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

The US is losing wetlands at an accelerating rate − here’s how the private sector can help protect these valuable resources

The Supreme Court drastically reduced federal protection for wetlands in 2023. Two environmental lawyers explain how private businesses and nongovernment organizations can help fill the gap.
A giant wine bottle is displayed at the Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna, B.C., in Feb. 2024. Home to more than 180 licensed grape wineries and known as “the wine capital of Canada,” the Okanagan Valley is also nationally renowned for fruit orchards that produce apples, peaches and cherries. (Aaron Hemens/IndigiNews via AP)

Glass half empty? What climate change means for Canada’s wine industry

Global warming poses great challenges to Canada’s wine industry. But in these challenges lie equally great opportunities to build a better, and more sustainable, wine industry.
Ethical influencers create content that aims to educate their online audiences about the impact of day-to-day consumption habits and more sustainable lifestyles. (Shutterstock)

How ‘ethical influencers’ engage their audiences about saving the planet

Much of social media influencing is about getting people to consume more. However, ethical influencers are using their online presence to advocate for sustainable lifestyles.

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