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Sustainability Standard Setters & Policy Makers

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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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In Texas, ESG Virtue-Signaling Is a Risky Investment   
January 18, 2022
Source: National Review - Large financial corporations are now being skewered in the Lone Star State as the anti-oil-and-gun virtue signaling they undertook to attract approval from liberals on Wall Street runs afoul of the pro-oil-and-gun commitments...
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IBM Acquires Envizi to Help Organizations Accelerate Sustainability Initiatives and Achieve Environmental Goals   
January 12, 2022
Source: Yahoo Finance - IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced it has acquired Envizi, a leading data and analytics software provider for environmental performance management. This acquisition builds on IBM's growing investments in AI-powered software, including...
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Living life to the greenest: the sustainability trends that will dominate in 2022   
January 10, 2022
Source: Positive News - With scores of people pledging to fly less, choosing plant-based milks over dairy, and a lockdown-spurred surge of interest in growing fruit and vegetables at home, signs abound that many are hungry to green their lifestyles.
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Historic New York bill seeks to hold fashion retailers accountable on sustainability   
January 10, 2022
Source: CBC - A historic bill in New York is aiming to hold major fashion brands in New York accountable on sustainability and worker's rights. Backed by multiple environmental and human rights advocacy groups, the Fashion Sustainability and...
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The year ahead in ESG: More scrutiny, better boards and the growth of greenwash   
January 07, 2022
Source: GreenBiz - The world of ESG and sustainable finance saw some truly eye-popping numbers last year, such as $130 trillion via the Global Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) committed to using science-based guidelines to achieve net-zero...
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Are Sustainability Certifications Outmoded?   
January 07, 2022
Source: Metropolis - Certifications such as those from GreenGuard or the Forest Stewardship Council have become an easy way for interior designers to choose healthier, safer finishes and furnishings. But a new generation of manufacturers is forgoing...
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Institutional Shareholder Services Launches New Portal for Proxy Research Data Verification   
January 06, 2022
Source: ISS Insights - ISS has announced the planned January 10 launch of a new data verification (DV) portal for U.S. corporations ahead of the 2022 annual meeting season. The launch represents a major expansion of ISS’ current DV program now used by...
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EU in row over inclusion of gas and nuclear in sustainability guidance   
December 22, 2021
Source: The Guardian - The European Commission is facing a backlash from Greta Thunberg and fellow climate activists over plans to include gas and nuclear energy in a “green” investment guidebook.
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Stewart Investors’ Sustainable Funds Group launches emerging markets sustainability fund   
December 08, 2021
Source: Funds Europe - The fund which is available as an OCEIC and in early 2022 as an Irish VCC for the UK, European Economic Area and Switzerland invests in high-quality mid-to-large-cap companies that are considered to be well positioned to...
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