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 The European Commission undertook its initial review due to the loss of bee colonies from misuse of pesticides. File photograph: Crispin Rodwell

A European Court of Justice decision to uphold a ban on pesticides known to harm bees has been welcomed as an ongoing study seeks to measure their pre(...)

Chief sustainability officers are often ‘misunderstood’ within their organisations

Twenty years ago the idea of having a senior executive with full-time responsibility for sustainability wasn’t on most companies’ radar. A little over(...)

FarmHedge co-founder, computer scientist Bernardino Frola and co-founder and chief executive John Garvey

FarmHedge chief executive John Garvey has combined his academic expertise with his family background in farming to create a technology platform that f(...)

“I set up CyberRisk International to assist organisations understand, mitigate and manage cyber risk,” says chief executive Paul C Dwyer

Automating cyber risk assessment Founded in 2014, Cyber Risk International was immediately successful in providing cyber security consultancy service(...)

Chinese FDI into the State experienced a record year in 2016 with investment totalling almost $3 billion

Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) into the State rebounded last year, jumping 218 per cent to $100 million (€87.2 million), according to a study(...)

Campaign group Friends of the Earth described the decision of EU governments a ‘tremendous victory’ for bees and for the environment. Photograph: Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images

A near-total ban on bee-harming pesticides is set to come into force across Europe by the end of the year, in a move welcomed by environmental groups.(...)

A Bayer-Monsanto merger would create the world’s largest integrated pesticides and seeds company

The European Commission has started an in-depth investigation of Bayer’s planned $66 billion (€56bn) takeover of US seeds group Monsanto, saying it wa(...)

Bees and other pollinators are vital to food production but are in decline. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The world’s largest-ever field trial has shown for the first time the scale of damage to honey bees and wild bees - including the bumble bee - caused (...)

Logo of China National Chemical Corp, or ChemChina. Photograph: Reuters

ChemChina and Sinochem are planning to merge next year, creating the world’s biggest chemicals group with $100 billion of revenues, according to senio(...)

The volume of global mergers and acquisitions was $3.6 trillion in 2016, a 17 per cent drop from last year’s record $4.37 trillion but enough to make the year the second-highest for deal-making since 2007

A final flurry of large takeovers during the last months of 2016 lifted global deal-making to its second-highest annual level since the financial cris(...)

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