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Sustainability Standard Setters & Policy Makers
Cargill Says that Half of Sustainable Cocoa Beans Now Traceable   
May 22, 2020
Source: Environmental & Energy Leader - Cargill reported that 50% of the sustainable cocoa beans in its global direct supply chain are now traceable from farm to factory. The food, agriculture, nutrition, and risk management corporation says that it used several types...
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Rainforest Alliance releases annual reports on progress towards key sustainability and environmental schemes   
May 22, 2020
Source: Confectionery Production - The global Rainforest Alliance group has released its latest annual report, detailing projects with over two million certified farmers in over 70 countries on key social and environmental challenges including farmer livelihoods,...
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CDP: 24 per cent jump in corporates calling on suppliers to beef up green efforts   
May 22, 2020
Source: Business Green - The number of large corporates calling on their suppliers to provide more information on their environmental performance has increased sharply in the past year, according to the latest update from the investor-backed CDP...
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AIA celebrates America's best new sustainable buildings   
May 22, 2020
Source: New Atlas - The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Awards offers an opportunity to check out some of the best new sustainable architecture in the country. This year's selection of buildings...
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IIRC opens 90-day consultation on revisions to the International Framework   
May 21, 2020
Source: Integrated Reporting - Over the next 90 days, the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) calls for your feedback on a new Consultation Draft, proposing revisions to the International Framework.
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ISLA’s sustainability council calls for global consistency on ESG guidance   
May 21, 2020
Source: Securities Lending Times - The International Securities Lending Association’s Council for Sustainable Finance (ICSF) is calling for holistic guidance on any measures that may “significantly affect sustainable securities lending”.
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Sustainable palm oil? How environmental protection and poverty reduction can be reconciled   
May 21, 2020
Source: Phys - The rapid expansion of oil palm has also contributed considerably to economic growth and poverty reduction in local communities, particularly in Asia. The study was published in the Annual Review of Resource Economics.
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24% jump in companies asking their suppliers for environmental transparency   
May 20, 2020
Source: CDP - Environmental non-profit CDP today announced a significant 24% jump in the number of companies asking their suppliers to report environmental data this year.
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Angus VNR: Forward Motion on Sustainability Practices is Important   
May 20, 2020
Source: Drovers - “Investors are looking at sustainability and they're looking at what companies are doing in regards to sustainability and they're making investment decision based on what they see and what they hear. It's also not enough to just...
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A Call for Global Cooperation for Sustainable Urban Transitions   
May 20, 2020
Source: Arch Daily - Coordinated and immediate actions, coupled with planetary-scale cooperation, to tackle both crises in parallel is now needed. For cities, this means adopting mechanisms that enable both economic recovery and sustainable...
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