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Sustainability Standard Setters & Policy Makers

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Building Resilient Cities with New International Standard   
December 13, 2019
Source: ISO - A smart city is a resilient city, able to handle all the challenges of a changing world while keeping essential functions running. But how can a city know its level of resilience? A new International Standard has just been...
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Certifying Sustainability   
December 11, 2019
Source: Industry Week - For suppliers and contractors, environmental certifications are a good way to showcase their attitude towards green continuous improvement.
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Finally A Way To Assure Sustainability And Impact: Vornado, Etsy, And LeapFrog Lead The Way   
December 11, 2019
Source: Forbes - Sustainable investing is one of the most rapidly growing parts of the market, increasing from $23trn in 2016 to $31trn last year. And impact investing is one of the most rapidly growing parts of sustainable finance, doubling each...
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Top 50 US Cities Ranked by Progress of Urban Sustainability   
December 11, 2019
Source: Commercial Cafe - What makes a city green? The definition refers almost entirely to best practices that ensure sustainable development. According to the 2018 Citizen Centric Cities report released by Arcadis, sustainable urban centers are “places...
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Improving reporting on modern slavery    
December 10, 2019
Source: GRI - A toolkit to advance reporting on modern slavery has been published by GRI and the Responsible Labor Initiative, an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance. The resource provides guidance on increasing the effectiveness...
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Green Chemistry: The Secret Behind Sustainable Product Development   
December 10, 2019
Source: Triple Pundit - Behind the scenes of many corporate sustainability commitments are improved chemical processes that reduce environmental impact, also called green chemistry. So, what is green chemistry, and why does it matter to business?
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Study: Seattle ranked 7th nationally in urban sustainability   
December 10, 2019
Source: MY Northwest - Seattle officials love touting how green and sustainable and sustainably green the city has become, so it’s apt to check in once and while on how all that’s going.
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6 inexpensive things cities can do to become more sustainable   
December 09, 2019
Source: GreenBiz - Bold environmental goals are becoming a hallmark of city governance. Across the United States, cities are unveiling clean energy plans, climate targets, sustainability road maps and other aspirational programs to guide themselves...
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First global standard for tax transparency    
December 05, 2019
Source: GRI - No hiding place: companies need to demonstrate they pay their fair share?. The launch of a new tax reporting standard that seeks to ensure multinationals are much clearer about how much – and where – they pay their taxes has...
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Major Investors and Companies Call on New Jersey Lawmakers to Support Legislation to Expand Electric Vehicles   
December 04, 2019
Source: Ceres - Major investors and companies are urging New Jersey lawmakers to advance policies that will accelerate the state’s transition to a clean, modern transportation system and increase the number of electric vehicles (EV) on the road.
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