Retail & Consumer

Woman in a fast-fashion store
Retail & Consumer, Sector Focus
February 12, 2024

Could due diligence legislation end the fashion industry’s ‘pervasive lack of transparency’?

The global fast-fashion industry is detrimental to both the planet and people. Experts say voluntary initiatives have been ‘ineffective’ and legislation is the only way...
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Plastic bottles for recycling
Policy & Regulation, Retail & Consumer
November 22, 2023

UN plastics treaty talks address need for mandatory disclosures

After the third, of five, rounds of negotiations in Kenya aimed at agreeing a Global Plastics Treaty, there are concerns some countries are more interested...
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Bamboo dishes and cutlery
EU, Policy & Regulation, Retail & Consumer, US
November 21, 2023

Research casts doubt on the biodegradability claims of bioplastics

A new study suggests that final products should be tested under real-world conditions
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Nestle logo and headquarters
Agriculture, Retail & Consumer
November 15, 2023

Nestlé, Ferrero defend deforestation records

Proctor & Gamble is singled out by the Rainforest Action Network’s annual deforestation scorecard as the worst performer, while Nestlé and Ferrero suggest they are...
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Single-use plastic, pollution
Policy & Regulation, Retail & Consumer
November 14, 2023

Unilever, Johnson & Johnson and others disclose plastics data ahead of UN treaty talks

Unilever and Johnson & Johnson are among the companies that have disclosed plastics-related data ahead of negotiations on a UN treaty aimed at tackling plastic...
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EU, Policy & Regulation, Retail & Consumer
July 19, 2023

MEPs pushback against reusable packaging rules

Members of the European parliament's industry and agriculture committees have voted against proposals on increasing reusable packaging — like the packaging industry, they favour recycling...
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Ocean pollution, plastic
Industrials, Retail & Consumer, Sector Focus
May 3, 2023

Investors demand corporate fightback against plastic lobbying

A group of investors has called on companies to reduce their dependence on plastic, while the EU considers new rules to tackle wasteful packaging. Legal & General Investment Management, Federated...
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Retail & Consumer, Sector Focus
April 26, 2023

Textile industry criticised for lack of ESG targets in executive pay

Several high-profile textile companies do not link executive pay to any sustainability targets, according to analysis by Planet Tracker. Non-profit Planet Tracker is urging investors in major textile brands to...
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Nestlé chocolate bars
Retail & Consumer, Sector Focus
April 24, 2023

Why investors are targeting food companies like Nestlé

A shareholder group is urging Nestlé to shift away from unhealthy products because of the 'systemic risks' they pose to investors, while campaigners warn about the food industry's 'rampant' greenwashing....
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Nike shoes
Retail & Consumer, Sector Focus
April 4, 2023

Nike hit by human rights shareholder resolution

Investment activist Tulipshare is urging multinational sportswear group Nike to include specific contract clauses imposing human rights due diligence within its supply chain. US-based sportswear giant Nike should issue “a...
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