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Why British companies lag Americans in fighting deforestation

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"Too many UK firms have delivered ever-more-grandiloquent panegyrics to the glories of the rainforest - while doing precious little to actually protect them"

30 Oct 2014

Nestlé palm oil - the journey so far

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In 2010 Nestlé made a public commitment to have no association with deforestation - Benjamin Ware, Nestlé’s manager of responsible sourcing, explains how the multinational is working towards that goal

30 Oct 2014

ASOS and M&S pledge to make deforestation unfashionable

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Retailers sign up to Fashion Loved by Forest initiative, as Kering partners with London College of Fashion to promote sustainable design

30 Oct 2014

How the deforestation agenda came in from the wilderness

Governments and businesses across the world are working to arrest the loss of forests, but financial and political barriers remain

30 Oct 2014

Can we rely on voluntary industry action to drive deforestation out of supply chains?

Greenpeace's Andy Tait says companies should commit to traceable supply chains, but remember it is just a means to an end

30 Oct 2014

Between two worlds: People making progress in the middle ground

Scott Poynton of The Forest Trust highlights the growing unity between businesses and NGOs in tackling deforestation

30 Oct 2014

Tackling deforestation can help your business build a powerful brand

Karin Burns calls on more companies to embrace REDD+ to increase the economic value of forests

29 Oct 2014

Agri-giant Bunge commits to zero deforestation palm oil

Investors welcome commitment but call for Bunge to set deadline for delivering sustainable palm oil

28 Oct 2014

Asia Pulp and Paper reveals how zero deforestation became a reality

Aida Greenbury of Asia Pulp and Paper explains how bottom line performance and sustainable forests can be combined to help deliver 'a green economy for Indonesia'

27 Oct 2014

M&S recyclable PaperTies to replace plastic and wire clips

Packaging innovation for toys is easier to open and can be put in kerbside paper recycling bins, retailer says

27 Oct 2014

BusinessGreen Zero Deforestation Hub

News and analysis exploring the challenges businesses face as they seek to tackle global deforestation

27 Oct 2014

John West and Princes accused of backtracking on tuna commitments

Leaked documents show UK’s two biggest tuna brands are likely to delay or opt out of commitments to end FAD fishing methods that cause harmful bycatch of sharks, rays and turtles

22 Oct 2014

Government promises £5m boost for agricultural innovation

Latest funding earmarked for projects that tackle food security and sustainability challenges

22 Oct 2014

BusinessGreen Zero Deforestation Debate

Join BusinessGreen, in association with Asia Pulp and Paper, for an interactive day exploring the challenges businesses face as they seek to tackle global deforestation

20 Oct 2014

Whole Foods launches environmental ratings for its produce

Retailer will rank fruits, vegetables, and flowers 'good', 'better', or 'best' based on suppliers' farming practices

17 Oct 2014

The Phone Co-op debuts Fairphone 'ethical' smartphone

Mobile phone co-operative secures exclusive deal to stock 'the most ethical mobile handset on the market'

15 Oct 2014

Tide turns to waste-sourced biofuel for greener wash

DuPont set to supply 'zero emissions' ethanol made from agricultural waste for Procter & Gamble's Tide Coldwater detergent

07 Oct 2014

How IKEA is furnishing customers with greener lifestyles

Swedish retailer is building on €1.5bn green energy investment to bring sustainable living to more than a billion customers across the world

07 Oct 2014

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