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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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STATUS REPORT: BUSINESS AMBITION FOR 1.5°CRESPONDING TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS   
December 03, 2021
Source: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report - We faced an important dilemma. The IPCC report was a stark reminder that every tenth of a degree matters. There was a clear case to ratchet up ambition in corporate target setting, but also warnings that doing so could slow...
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Global Gateway: up to €300 billion for the European Union's strategy to boost sustainable links around the world   
December 02, 2021
Source: Relief Web - The European Commission and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have launched the Global Gateway, the new European Strategy to boost smart, clean and secure links in digital, energy and transport and...
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The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Sets High Standards for a Verifiably Sustainable Industry   
December 02, 2021
Source: Sourcing Journal - Cotton is the world’s friendliest fabric. It has clothed and comforted each and every one of us around the world for generations. And no one knows the importance of family and wellbeing better than the tens of thousands of...
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The first passenger flight powered by 100% sustainable fuel just took off   
December 02, 2021
Source: Fast Company - United just ran a test flight with a fuel made from fats, cooking oils, and grease that results in 80% fewer emissions than regular jet fuel. Now it’s up to the government to allow it on commercial flights.
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Natural wool, cotton sectors challenge Europe's plans to label synthetics more sustainable   
November 23, 2021
Source: ABC (Australia) - Natural fibres such as wool, cotton and mohair have historically been in competition for the same buyer. Now these industries are joining forces to take on new textile labelling laws in Europe over the very definition of...
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A more sustainable supply chain does not have to cost the earth   
November 16, 2021
Source: Automotive Logistics - The automotive industry now has a deadline to clean up its act but that is not just in terms of the cleaner products it has to make. It also means making the method in which inbound parts are moved and how the finished vehicles...
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ESG investing has a blind spot that puts the $35 trillion industry’s sustainability promises in doubt: Supply chains   
November 12, 2021
Source: The Conversation - As scholars in the field of supply chain management and sustainable operations, we see a major flaw in how rating agencies, such as Bloomberg, MSCI and Sustainalytics, are measuring companies’ ESG risk: the performance of their...
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EXCLUSIVE ICC proposes first global rules on sustainable trade finance   
November 12, 2021
Source: Reuters - The standard setter for global trade finance flows has proposed a new set of rules to define sustainability in the trade finance arena, worth some $5 trillion a year, an executive told Reuters.
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UBS CEO calls for global sustainability reporting standards for private, public groups    
November 12, 2021
Source: NASDAQ - UBS UBSG.S Chief Executive Ralph Hamers on Wednesday called for minimum global sustainability reporting standards that apply not just to public companies but to private assets as well.
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