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ConAgra joins movement for deforestation-free palm oil

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Large investors withdraw a shareowner resolution after the packaged food giant agrees to remove tree-cutting palm oil suppliers from its supply chain

29 Aug 2014

CottonConnect urges retailers to cotton on to water risks

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Major new report calls on corporates to use World Water Week as a trigger to address the water footprint of their cotton supply chains

29 Aug 2014

Burger King urged to use Tim Hortons acquisition to correct ‘appalling' palm oil policies

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Union of Concerned Scientists urges fast food giants to use planned merger as an opportunity to introduce robust sustainable palm oil policies

28 Aug 2014

Nespresso pledges £330m to become "carbon neutral" by 2020

Leading coffee brand brews up host of green supply chain and recycling commitments

27 Aug 2014

Oregon coal terminal halted as environmental campaigners celebrate

Plans for a $242m terminal on the Columbia River were rejected by the state over threat to water resources

20 Aug 2014

Carex producer pledges to clean up palm oil supply chain

PZ Cussons becomes latest consumer products giant to commit to phase out deforestation in its supply chain

19 Aug 2014

BSI unveils new flurry of environmental standards

Standards body publishes new standards for water footprints and sustainable cities, while revealing plans to expand environmental portfolio

15 Aug 2014

Kellogg's: It's crunch time for supply chain emissions

Food giant will force suppliers to publish carbon footprint and emissions reduction goals as part of a new environmental drive

14 Aug 2014

Green buildings spring up in Asia and Latin America

Report finds huge growth in 'eco-friendly' housing and commercial property in emerging markets such as Pakistan, Mexico and Bangladesh

13 Aug 2014

Do sustainable buildings really cost more?

New research by BREEAM reveals the true costs of investing in green building measures, such as insulation, rainwater harvesting and solar panels

12 Aug 2014

Could Boris Johnson position himself as next 'green' Tory leader?

Mayor of London aims thinly veiled swipe at George Osborne's lack of support for the low carbon economy, arguing "you can have growth that is environmentally friendly"

11 Aug 2014

Renewables set to benefit as World Bank pledges $5bn for African energy investment

President Obama's Power Africa initiative enjoys major boost as World Bank announces $5bn investment programme

07 Aug 2014

North Face to trek towards ambitious recycled materials goal

Outdoor clothes and equipment firm to use only recycled polyester by 2016

07 Aug 2014

Could renewables unlock domestic energy efficiency market?

Major new survey from Energy Saving Trust reveals huge pent up demand for domestic renewables

07 Aug 2014

How the 49ers are upping the game by going green

Execs from the Super Bowl committee and San Francisco's team discuss the first LEED Gold football stadium and getting sustainability into the end zone

06 Aug 2014

Singapore backs green buildings and data centres with £48m

Government announces five new roadmaps for low carbon technologies in bid to boost energy security and cut carbon emissions

05 Aug 2014

How Plan Bee is creating a biodiversity buzz among businesses

Plan Bee founder and chief executive Warren Bader reveals why everyone from Boyzone to Balfour Beatty is embracing the bee-keeping craze

05 Aug 2014

Green Deal Finance Company reviews business model as it prepares for uncertain future

EXCLUSIVE: GDFC considers direct sales and marketing business model in a drive to increase energy efficiency installations

01 Aug 2014

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