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Sustainability Standard Setters & Policy Makers

SEC, SASB, GRI, IIRC, FSB-TCFD

SASB Invites Public Comment on Foundational Standard-Setting Documents   
August 25, 2020
Source: SASB - SASB Releases Proposed Revisions To Its Rules of Procedure and Conceptual Framework For a 90-Day Public Comment Period, Further Clarifying SASB's Approach to Standard Setting
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Certified training for the sustainability profession   
August 25, 2020
Source: GRI - Individuals working in sustainability reporting and sustainable development roles have more opportunities for professional development, as GRI’s learning options are increasingly made available virtually.
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Why the Denim Sustainability Conversation Starts with Traceability   
August 25, 2020
Source: Sourcing Journal - Denim’s roots may be steeped in tradition, but the industry as a whole must seek out alternative methods to manufacturing and product development if it wants to progress a responsible direction. Luckily, denim manufacturers...
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Charter for sustainability action in South Asia   
August 24, 2020
Source: GRI - Efforts across the South Asia region to raise ambition for sustainable development have been boosted following the agreement of a new sustainability charter.
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Sustainable food production is becoming critical due to population growth, experts say   
August 24, 2020
Source: CNBC - Indeed, food systems, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), “currently consume 30% of the world’s available energy” and rely heavily on fossil fuels. As concerns about the environment and...
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New Organic Certification Will Help Shoppers Choose Sustainable Products   
August 21, 2020
Source: Treehugger - There's a new certification in the farming world. Called the Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC) standard, it uses the U.S. Department of Agriculture's organic certification as its baseline, then adds further criteria for soil,...
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British Precast publishes sustainable water policy   
August 21, 2020
Source: AGG Net - Precast concrete industry trade association sets out framework for good water stewardship. IN the UK, the impacts of climate change, population growth and land-use change will have a profound effect on how society values water,...
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RSPO lays out new criteria for sustainable palm oil   
August 21, 2020
Source: Food Ingredients First - The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is piloting new rules of its Shared Responsibility (SR) concept that will boost agricultural transparency. Tiur Rumondang, RSPO Indonesia Country Director, explains that while the SR...
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UN Global Compact creates business guide to support Beirut explosions recovery efforts   
August 20, 2020
Source: UN Global Compact - Following the huge explosions in Beirut earlier this month, the United Nations Global Compact, Connecting Business Initiative and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), are calling on the private...
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Celebrating CDP at 20: A Q&A with co-founder Paul Dickinson   
August 20, 2020
Source: CDP - Paul Dickinson co-founded CDP in 2000 with an ambition of creating a global economic system that operates within sustainable environmental boundaries and prevents dangerous climate change. Paul served as CEO of CDP from 2001 to...
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