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Sustainability Standard Setters & Policy Makers

SEC, SASB, GRI, IIRC, FSB-TCFD

The unnatural act of developing nature risk disclosure rules   
July 30, 2021
Source: GreenBiz - If it wasn't already complicated enough trying to locate, measure, publicly disclose and — crucially — act to reduce the business risks arising from climate impacts and the accelerating transition to a net zero economy, well,...
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IRENA Outlines Action Agenda on Offshore Renewables for G20   
July 26, 2021
Source: Modern Plomacy - Boosting offshore renewables will accelerate the energy transition and allow G20 countries to build a resilient and sustainable energy system, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds. Offshore...
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics accused of "superficial" sustainability efforts   
July 26, 2021
Source: de zeen - The Tokyo 2020 Olympics opens today amid claims that its promise to be the greenest games ever are "greenwashing". It is the third-least sustainable Olympics since 1992, according to a new study.
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PetDine launches 6-pillar sustainability plan   
July 23, 2021
Source: Pet Food Processing - PetDine introduced a six-point sustainability plan to reduce its carbon footprint in manufacturing and source more eco-friendly materials.
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Roadmap for navigating Brazilian deforestation through sustainable bonds    
July 23, 2021
Source: Environment Analyst - A report published by Planet Tracker and the Grantham Research Institute proposed that Brazil faces a very difficult, environmentally unsustainable path towards net-zero carbon emissions, by depleting its natural capital base...
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Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa hails supply traceability gains in annual report   
July 23, 2021
Source: Confedtionery Production - The Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa (SWISSCO) has unveiled its latest annual report, detailing key achievements including its members committing to full supply chain traceability for imported products.
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Consultant groups issue report on racetrack sustainability   
July 23, 2021
Source: Race.com - The report uses a “Sustainable Circuits Index” to rank 96 international motorsport venues by means of 21 sustainability performance criteria in the context of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, the Environmental,...
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Exclusive: Most Americans favor faster shipping over shopping sustainably   
July 22, 2021
Source: Retail Brew - Americans are split—who’s surprised?—on whether it’s crucial for retailers to be sustainable, says a new Retail Brew/Harris Poll survey.
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Why the UAE is 'ahead of the curve' in sustainability   
July 19, 2021
Source: Arabian Business - Sustainability has shifted from a buzz word to a priority for corporations as climate change and global warming related challenges are becoming increasingly common and damaging. The UAE has met these obstacles head on,...
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Al Gore: “Net zero can’t be a ‘get out of jail free’ card”   
July 15, 2021
Source: Fast Company - Hundreds of companies have recently pledged to reach “net zero” by the middle of the century, meaning that they’ll try to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to zero, and any remaining will be offset by planting trees, sucking...
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