Thirty-two global fashion and textile companies, including Adidas, Chanel and H&M, have signed a Fashion Pact, committing to achieving practical objectives together in three areas: climate, biodiversity and oceans...
27 Aug 2019
As the oceans warm, fish are moving to stay in temperature zones where they have evolved to live. This is helping some species, hurting others and causing a net reduction in potential catch...
Chris Free 22 Aug 2019
As climate change alters temperature and rainfall patterns, yields of some crops are increasing while others decline. The net result: less food, especially where it's most needed.
10 Jul 2019
With gender equality more under the spotlight last year than ever before, many in the marketing and entertainment industry pledged '50/50 by 2020'. With just six months to go before 2020 is a reality and no longer a mythical spot in the future, are those goals on track? Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, head of UN Women, shared insights at the recent Women Deliver conference...
Leigh Andrews 8 Jul 2019
The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity concluded on 21 June, with the 2019 Film Lions, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Lions, Glass Lions, Titanium Lions as well as the associated Young Lions winners announced during the final Cannes Lions award ceremony...
21 Jun 2019
Our correspondent Mikhaila Hunter filmed John Legend speaking at the The Goals House at Cannes Lions about his partnership with Pampers and their effort in addressing changing table inequality...
20 Jun 2019
US-based real estate entrepreneur Rokelle Sun's philanthropic mission is to encourage young girls to pursue careers and success in the underrepresented fields, particularly in Africa, where she spent part of her childhood. She explains this, as well as her love of new experiences like aerophotography, and some of the highs and lows of her earlier career as a multilingual broadcast journalist...
Leigh Andrews 21 May 2019
Diversity is good for business, especially creative business, so little wonder that diversity is an increasingly hot topic at Cannes. With the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicking off later today, if you're covering the festivity from afar, you're likely to see the #MoreLikeMe hashtag trending on your timeline, in addition to #SeeitBeit and more...
Leigh Andrews 18 Jun 2018
Alcoholic drinks giant, Pernod Ricard, has joined the war on plastic by declaring that it will no longer use non-biodegradable plastic straws and stirrers...
22 Jan 2018
Ecocean harvests baby fish, nurtures them onshore and then returns them to the sea after a short acclimatisation period in an underwater "bio-hut" or nursery...
13 Oct 2017
Tuna Fisheries are to feature prominently in future as the South West Indian Ocean Commission now moves to adopt a draft protocol on access to fishing grounds by foreign vessels...
Sylivester Domasa 17 Feb 2017
Amid the bustle of a busy harvest in France's famed Beaujolais wine-making region, a quiet effort is underway to counter one of the industry's biggest potential threats: climate change...
15 Sep 2015
Putting money on the table for pre-2020 climate adaptation projects in poor countries, may help unlock an ambitious global pact in December, a senior World Bank official said on Thursday, 9 July 2015...
10 Jul 2015
France sought on Monday, 1 June, to breathe life into talks for a UN climate pact, calling for a "pre-agreement" to be forged weeks before a crucial conference in Paris in December that must seal the final deal...
2 Jun 2015
New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...
5 Mar 2015
PARIS, FRANCE: A "twisted rope" of magnetically-charged energy precedes solar storms that have the potential to damage satellites and electricity grids, French scientists have found.
23 Oct 2014
PARIS, FRANCE: Out at sea, gentle waves provide power for thousands of homes. In cities, dance-floor moves generate electricity for nightclubs. In the countryside, hikers use leg power to recharge their phones.
5 Mar 2014
PARIS, FRANCE: Google Street View can be a useful tool in the costly and time-consuming fight against invasive species, French biologists said on Thursday (10 October).
11 Oct 2013
PARIS, FRANCE: Diesel exhaust fumes alter the flowery smells that guide bees when they forage, potentially sending them off course and putting the food-growing industry at risk, a study said on Thursday (3 October).
5 Oct 2013
PARIS, FRANCE: Global warming is causing apples to lose some of their crunch but is making them sweeter, a study said on Thursday (15 August).
16 Aug 2013
PARIS, FRANCE: Tired of checking your smartphone every few minutes for new emails, likes or retweets? Do you spend more time looking at your device than chatting to your date? Are you close to a digital burn-out?
26 Jun 2013
PARIS, FRANCE: Higher levels of air pollution reduced the frequency of North Atlantic hurricanes and other tropical storms for most of the 20th century, a study said on Sunday (23 June).
25 Jun 2013
CANNES, FRANCE: Cannes Lions and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a new brief for the Cannes Chimera Initiative, a creative competition that identifies innovative communications approaches to help solve global development problems.
20 Jun 2013
PARIS - Hundreds of flights in France were cancelled on Tuesday (11 June) as air traffic controllers went on strike against changes to a long-running EU project aimed at creating a single European airspace.
12 Jun 2013
PARIS, FRANCE: A French anti-racism association is launching a mobile application it hopes will help eradicate racist graffiti by enabling users to take photos of offensive tags, geo-locate them and get them removed.
27 May 2013
PARIS, FRANCE: Scientists said on Tuesday (21 May) they had managed to kill laboratory-grown tuberculosis (TB) bacteria with good old Vitamin C, an "unexpected" discovery they hope will lead to better, cheaper drugs.
22 May 2013
PARIS: A global warming "pause" over the past decade may invalidate the harshest climate change predictions for the next 50 to 100 years, a study said on Sunday (19 May) - though levels remain in the danger zone.
20 May 2013
PARIS, FRANCE: An estimated 233m women in their fertile years will not have access to modern contraception by 2015, up from 221m in 2010, according to a study published on Tuesday (12 March).
13 Mar 2013
PARIS, FRANCE: Seismologists on Wednesday (5 December) unveiled a map highlighting zones most prone to the world's biggest earthquakes, such as the 9.0 monster that struck north-eastern Japan in March 2011.
6 Dec 2012
NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.
21 Aug 2012