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Sustainability Standard Setters & Policy Makers
How to Make Sense of Sustainable Wine Certifications   
March 06, 2020
Source: Vinepair - Discerning consumers are increasingly aware of what they put into their bodies, and concerned about the ethical and sustainable ramifications of products they choose to buy. In the food and drinks space, this is now a mainstream...
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New report finds Arizona renewable energy standard provides significant economic and environmental benefits   
March 03, 2020
Source: Ceres - Arizona’s renewable energy standard has been instrumental in scaling investments and driving down the cost of renewable energy across the state to the benefit of Arizona’s utilities and ratepayers, according to a...
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Comprehensive ESG backed by world’s largest sovereign wealth fund   
March 03, 2020
Source: GRI - A report from Norges Bank Investment Management – manager of the one trillion Euro Government Pension Fund of Norway – has called for businesses to improve metrics to ensure they disclose ‘relevant, quantitative and comparable...
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Carney: What will it take for landowners to practice sustainability?   
March 03, 2020
Source: Gazette Globe - As attention on water quality, sustainability, farm income levels, and rural quality of life grows every year, those of us who work in the soil and water conservation arena often wonder what will be required to get the majority...
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4 things you should know about sustainability reporting practices   
March 03, 2020
Source: GreenBiz - The analysis examined how nearly 6,000 companies in 26 countries are reporting on more than 90 environmental and social practices, ranging from greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to boardroom diversity to water consumption.
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Finance Firms Risk Clash With Clients Over Sustainability Data   
March 02, 2020
Source: Bloomberg - Europe’s financial industry is calling for increased pressure on companies to provide the mountains of data needed to help make more environmentally-responsible investments.
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Why Adopting High-Quality Accountancy Standards Is Critical to Achieving the SDGs by 2030   
March 02, 2020
Source: Linkedin Blog Post - As the curtain lifted on 2020, the UN raised a welcome sense of urgency for the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by announcing a “Decade of Action.” The campaign makes it clear that we have a long way to go to make...
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UN Global Compact and Five Partner Organizations Ring the Bell for Gender Equality at 75 Stock Exchanges Globally   
March 02, 2020
Source: CSR Wire - “Gender equality should be at the top of the agenda for all decision makers, from policy makers to CEOs and investors,” said Lise Kingo, CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact. “When women are empowered, economies...
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Norway wealth fund could blacklist four major climate culprits   
March 02, 2020
Source: Reuters - OSLO - Norway's $1 trillion wealth fund will exclude four companies for their vast emissions of greenhouse gases, or at least put them on probation to force them to change, the chairman of its ethics watchdog told Reuters.
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UCSB’s Third Annual Zero Waste Festival Highlights Sustainability and Waste Reduction   
February 28, 2020
Source: Daily Nexus - The event intended to “help us better understand the impact of the waste we create every day and the importance of living sustainably,” Lea Miller, one of the festival’s planners, wrote in an email. It aimed to educate students...
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