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Sustainability Standard Setters & Policy Makers

SEC, SASB, GRI, IIRC, FSB-TCFD

Crowded ESG ratings landscape sows confusion for investors   
April 25, 2022
Source: The Globe & Mail - ESG ratings providers are popping up like dandelions and sucking up too much sunlight. The cast of players includes MSCI, Sustainalytics, ISS, Glass Lewis and Bloomberg, with new entrants joining the list seemingly every few...
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Young people key for COVID recovery and a sustainable future   
April 21, 2022
Source: United Nations News - “From the streets of every corner of the world to the online arena, we have seen powerful demonstrations of youth commitment to equality, climate action and human rights,” she said, adding that they are demanding a seat at the...
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Pharma supply chains of the future will be sustainable, connected: LogiPharma 2022 key takeaways   
April 21, 2022
Source: Kinaxis - After a three-year hiatus, LogiPharma Europe, the world’s leading pharmaceutical supply chain event, was back with a bang in Nice. There were approximately 1,000 attendees, the largest LogiPharma ever. Along with record...
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Better Cotton Initiative announces five targets for 2030   
April 21, 2022
Source: Sustainability Magazine - The Better Cotton Initiative, a non-profit group that campaigns for sustainability in the cotton industry, has announced its 2030 strategy, which includes five impact target areas and a climate approach.
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UK industry lashes out at NGO's seafood sustainability rankings as 'utterly laughable'   
April 14, 2022
Source: Intrafish - The latest update to a sustainable fisheries ranking by the Marine Conservation Society's has been met with scathing criticism from the United Kingdom's seafood industry.
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Mid America Pet Food recognized by Pet Sustainability Coalition   
April 11, 2022
Source: Pet Food Processing - Mid America Pet Food (MAPF), the manufacturer of VICTOR Super Premium Pet Food, was recognized by the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) for its conservation and positive impact initiatives. PSC has deemed the company as an...
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New company sustainability standards body drafts first guidelines   
April 01, 2022
Source: Reuters - A new global standard setter for company sustainability reporting set out its first draft guidelines on Thursday, entering a crowded field as trillions of dollars pour into investments marketed as "green."
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Is this the beginning of the end for fast fashion? The EU is moving to clean up the dirty industry   
April 01, 2022
Source: EuroNews - The European Union warned consumers to stop using their clothes like throwaway items and said on Wednesday that it plans to counter the polluting use of mass-market fast fashion. New rules proposed by the EU's executive arm call...
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Can Voluntary Standards Shift Markets towards Sustainability?   
March 25, 2022
Source: IISD - Fairtrade standards, organic standards, and other voluntary sustainability standards (VSSs) are designed to shift markets to be more environmentally and socially responsible, in line with Sustainable Development Goal 12...
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Commissioner experiences anger of MEPs at definition of gas and nuclear as sustainable   
March 24, 2022
Source: PV Magazine - Members of the European Parliament accused Mairead McGuinness and the EU executive of insulting their institution by reversing their vote not to include nuclear in the sustainable investment taxonomy. The commissioner said the...
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