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Banks in Asia-Pacific must ‘make up ground fast’ in implementing sustainability practices   
January 21, 2022
Source: South China Moening Post - Banks in the Asia-Pacific region need to “make up ground fast” in terms of implementing sustainability practices, as their global peers have made significant progress, according to a study by audit and advisory firm Maza
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The 100 most sustainable corporations of 2022   
January 20, 2022
Source: Corporate Knights - Corporate Knights’ 2022 ranking of the world’s 100 most sustainable corporations is based on a rigorous assessment of nearly 7,000 public companies with revenue over US$1 billion.
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UK inflation rate soars to 30-year high as cost pressures continue   
January 20, 2022
Source: CNBC - The U.K. inflation rate soared to a 30-year high in December as higher energy costs, resurgent demand and supply chain issues continued to drive up consumer prices. Inflation hit an annual 5.4%, its highest since March 1992 and...
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Natural gas giant threatens to cut off fuel for power plants in multimillion-dollar winter storm fee dispute   
January 20, 2022
Source: WFAA - A fight is unfolding between two Texas energy giants, and power to 400,000 homes is being used as leverage. One of Texas’ largest power providers on Wednesday asked state regulators to intervene and stop Dallas-based pipeline...
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What are the UN's sustainable development goals and why do they matter?   
January 19, 2022
Source: The National News - Covid-19 has had a significant effect on countries' progress in achieving the UN's 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), particularly in education, health and unemployment, said one of the co-chairs who helped to deliver the...
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Sustainable funds face threat from tech sector turmoil   
January 19, 2022
Source: Financial Times - Environmental, social and governance-focused funds face a more uncertain outlook in 2022, as pressures mount from research costs and hits to the big growth stocks that have helped power the investments’ outperformance.
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Climate activists criticize BlackRock CEO’s support for slow transition off oil and natural gas   
January 19, 2022
Source: CNBC - BlackRock CEO Larry Fink’s most recent annual letter called the need to decarbonize the global economy the largest investment opportunity of this generation, but he didn’t go far enough in his willingness to transition away from...
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The Myth of Sustainable Fashion   
January 14, 2022
Source: Harvard Business Review - The sad truth is that all this experimentation and supposed “innovation” in the fashion industry over the past 25 years have failed to lessen its planetary impact — a loud wake up call for those who hope that voluntary efforts...
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Another key inflation measure hit a record high   
January 14, 2022
Source: CNN Business - The US producer price index, which tracks what America's producers get paid for their goods and services on average over time, rose 9.7% last year, not adjusted for seasonal swings. It was the biggest calendar-year increase since...
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Dispose with purpose? Unilever has ‘lost the plot’ by fixating on sustainability, claims influential UK fund manager   
January 13, 2022
Source: Food Navigator - The consumer goods giant’s focus on purpose over profit is curbing its stock market performance, complains a major investor in Unilever.
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