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Little evidence coffee companies' sustainability efforts have impact: report   
January 15, 2021
Source: Reuters - LONDON (Reuters) - There is little evidence efforts by the world’s top coffee roasters and traders to prevent human rights and environmental abuses are having any impact, with most farmers operating at a loss and unable to...
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Three GRI Standards Come Into Effect for Sustainability Reports in 2021   
January 15, 2021
Source: Report Alert - Companies disclosing their impacts through the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards are to adhere to three new and updated standards, for reports they publish from this year onward.
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Redefining sustainability for 2021: The new priorities   
January 15, 2021
Source: Vogue Business - Fashion’s fiercest critics say the industry has been going about sustainability all wrong. They claim its approach is elitist, and that efforts to improve have largely focused on the wrong priorities.
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How to Plan and Manage Sustainable Urbanization in Fast-Growing Cities? The Global Future Cities Program   
January 14, 2021
Source: Architectural Daily - The Un-Habitat or the United Nations agency for human settlements and sustainable urban development, whose primary focus is to deal with the challenges of rapid urbanization, has been developing innovative approaches in the urban...
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Group of Five Urges Adoption of Sustainability Reporting Prototype   
January 14, 2021
Source: Regulation Asia - Leaders from five sustainability reporting standards-setting bodies, colloquially known as the ‘group of five’, have encouraged companies to begin producing climate-related financial disclosures in line with their sustainability...
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ARTICLE EC Pharma Strategy: the first steps towards a more sustainable industry?   
January 14, 2021
Source: European Pharmaceutical Review. - Predictable and sustainable access to quality medicines sits at the heart of Europe’s health agenda. The strategy released by the EC represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make the supply chain in Europe more resilient...
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China to focus on sustainable, resilient growth   
January 13, 2021
Source: The Star - BEIJING (China Daily/ANN): Strengthening the sustainability and resilience of development amid protracted uncertainties will be a key focus of China's economic policies this year, officials and experts said.
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BMW’s purchasing strategy gets more sustainable for EVs   
January 13, 2021
Source: Automotive Logistics - BMW Group is more closely aligning its purchasing activity with goals for greater sustainability as it plans for greater vehicle electrification.
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UN chief calls for ‘urgent transition’ from fossil fuels to renewable energy   
January 13, 2021
Source: UN News - “All countries need credible mid-term goals and plans that are aligned with this objective”, Secretary-General António Guterres said, addressing the virtual COP26 Roundtable on Clean Power Transition. “To achieve net zero...
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What Is Sustainable Forestry? Behind the Term That Sounds Like an Oxymoron   
January 13, 2021
Source: Green Matters - Forests are an essential piece of life on this planet, and sadly, they are in danger. Deforestation is one of the most ecologically devastating problems in the world today — according to Ran.org, between 3.5 and 7 billion trees...
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