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Sustainability Standard Setters & Policy Makers

SEC, SASB, GRI, IIRC, FSB-TCFD

Space Junk, the Final Frontier for Sustainability   
June 29, 2021
Source: Triple Pundit - A group of organizations including the World Economic Forum (WEF) recently developed the Space Sustainable Rating (SSR), which seeks to get a handle on space junk. The standards seek to ensure that future – and more numerous –...
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Is It All Just Greenwashing? How to Recognise Genuine Sustainable Commitment   
June 29, 2021
Source: ISPO - How credible is it when even fast fashion providers stylize themselves as sustainability pioneers? Where does greenwashing begin, where does real sustainability? There are no clear rules, but there are at least a few criteria by...
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Better Cotton partners on sustainable soil management   
June 29, 2021
Source: Just-Style - The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is undertaking two pilot projects with the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) to promote sustainable soil management.
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Improving investment conditions could make Indonesia a world leader in clean energy, says OECD   
June 28, 2021
Source: OECD - Indonesia could become a world leader in clean energy with further reforms to mobilise investment in renewables and energy efficiency, according to a new OECD report.
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GRESB Accelerates Investment and Announces Leadership Changes   
June 28, 2021
Source: GRESB - As GRESB enters a new phase of accelerated growth, we’re pleased to announce a strengthened Management Board to lead our growing team.
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Widespread 'competence greenwashing' threatens to derail progress in sustainable finance   
June 28, 2021
Source: The Hill - Competence greenwashing is “the practice of intentional or negligent misrepresentation of knowledge, skills, competences, or expertise relating to sustainability or ESG-related activities.”
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CDP to collaborate with New York State to expand environmental disclosure for public authorities across North America   
June 25, 2021
Source: CDP - Disclosure of State Entities’ Environmental Data Will Boost Prudent Fiscal Management, Reduce Risk Exposure and Enhance Financial Stability
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Vinyl Sustainability Council Announces +Vantage Vinyl™ Sustainability Verification Has Completed Pilot Phase   
June 25, 2021
Source: Yahoo Finance - Vantage Vinyl is a voluntary, independent, third-party sustainability verification program. It aims to advance and recognize the vinyl industry's sustainable operations while also providing a framework for continuing company and...
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Sustainability assurance seen as full of inconsistencies   
June 25, 2021
Source: Accounting Today - Sustainability reporting standards, as well as assurance services to verify that reporting, vary widely across jurisdictions and individual practitioners and require better standardization, according to a new report.
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Greenwashing: Sustainability or showmanship by companies?   
June 25, 2021
Source: Fox 6 - Greenwashing is an unfortunate phenomena when companies do just a little bit on environmental sustainability issues and then want praise for doing more than the actual impact,"
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