People

Sophie Howe: The world’s first Future Generations Commissioner

With a remit set out in law to be “the guardian of the interests of future generations in Wales”, Sophie Howe is the world’s only Future Generations Commissioner. At COP26 she discusses how her interventions have secured fundamental changes to land use planning policy, major transport schemes and Government policy on housing – ensuring that decisions taken today are fit for the future.

Industry

Natura &Co’s advice to companies on their path to net zero

“Both Natura and The Body Shop have worked for the last two decades with traditional and indigenous communities on how we can generate a business model that gives more value to the Amazon and other countries around the world.” Keyvan Macedo, Natura & Co. Sustainability Director, explains why the company is aiming for net positive.

Economy

Cascading benefits: How today’s system of climate solutions can help bring about a regenerative future for all

To get everyone onboard, it is time we stop focusing so much on the cascade of destruction that climate change may bring, and start talking about something else: the cascading benefits that climate solutions can bring to human and planetary wellbeing, argues Chad Frischmann, Senior Director, Drawdown Solutions, Project Drawdown.

Finance

Race to Zero and GFANZ: Ensuring the rigour and impact of financial sector net zero commitments and action

The financial industry is a critical enabler of efforts to decarbonize the global economy. Supported and underpinned by strong policy action, every company, bank, insurer, and investor will need to adjust their business models, develop credible plans for the transition to a net zero-carbon, climate resilient future, and then implement those plans.