The chief sustainability officer is becoming a familiar boardroom figure as more companies announce tough environmental targets. Now these executives must justify their new prominence by helping hit those goals—or share responsibility for missing them.
Rio Tinto PLC named Ben Wyatt, Western Australia state’s former aboriginal affairs minister, as a nonexecutive director, as the miner continues to rebuild relations with indigenous landowners following the destruction of two ancient rock shelters in Australia last year.
Investors have piled into new carbon-credit-trading funds, helping make the upstart market one of the best performing commodities-related investments of the past year.
Established auto brands like Ford and Volkswagen have outperformed electric-vehicle startups in recent months, and not just because investors are embracing cheap stocks.
Jetti Resources, an obscure mining business part-owned by members of the Pritzker and Walton families, is getting some new heavyweight investors: BHP and Freeport-McMoRan, two of the world’s biggest miners.