We seek out the gaps in mainstream reporting to look where no one else is looking. We uncover the hidden actors shaping our politics, society and environment—stories that affect everyone.
9 October 2023
‘Blueprint for disaster’
An ambitious plan to re-engineer the carbon market could play havoc with net zero goals and raises questions about human rights
13 July 2023
Revolt of the South Pole penguins
Carbon offsetting’s ‘unicorn’ wants to be an ultra-ethical social enterprise. Behind the scenes its deals with oil giants and authoritarian rulers are stirring dissent
28 April 2023
Eni chased ‘profits at any cost’ to fuel Pakistan energy crisis
Eni cited supply issues to divert gas shipments from Pakistan—and made half a billion dollars selling the fuel elsewhere, leaving the crisis-hit country burning coal instead.
18 January 2023
The Carbon Con
The world’s biggest companies, from Netflix to Ben & Jerry’s, are pouring billions into an offsetting industry whose climate claims appear increasingly at odds with reality
31 October 2022
Mines, pipelines, oil rigs: What HSBC’s ‘sustainable finance’ really pays for
HSBC has committed to contribute up to $1 trillion in sustainable financing and investment by 2030. But billions of dollars being counted towards this target are in fact helping to fuel the climate crisis