Sustainability

Steaking a claim on meat and dairy brands

If imitation is the greatest form of flattery, then the world’s livestock industries should be immensely proud that the fledging plant-based meat makers are attempting to liken their products to animal-based protein. Instead, it’s steak knives at dawn as livestock industries campaign to prevent what they claim are deliberate attempts to deceive consumers into eating …

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The EU Taxonomy: Shaping the future of reporting

The EU Taxonomy marks a seismic shift towards mandatory sustainability reporting but offers an opportunity for companies to demonstrate genuine sustainability leadership. While the period up to 2018 was marked by an absence of ESG and sustainability focused regulatory pressure, in the period since, there have been efforts across the globe to ensure investors, financiers …

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More than just a traffic-light – A complex future for food labelling

Whether it’s the alphabet, a traffic light or even a battery, European consumers will have come across one of a myriad of food scoring systems across the EU in past years. As the European Commission moves to harmonize systems across the EU the conversation has become even more complex. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated a …

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Building Back Better? Real Estate in the wake of Covid-19 and the European Green Deal

It has long been known that a significant majority of Europe’s buildings are not fit for purpose in a world of accelerating climate change. Accounting for approximately 40% of the European Union’s total energy consumption and for 36% of its CO2 emissions, the sector has been slow to respond, but is going to be at …

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Sustainable textiles in times of COVID – laying bare the need for change

On 15th October, FTI Consulting organised a webinar on sustainable textiles to address the need for change in a sector that has been hard hit by COVID. The webinar featured representatives from the EU institutions, including MEP Lara Wolters (S&D, Legal Affairs Committee) and Madelaine Tuininga, Head of Unit Multilateral Trade and Sustainable Development Policy …

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