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Sustainability Standard Setters & Policy Makers

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Lessons from nine urban areas using data to drive local sustainable development   
March 09, 2022
Source: Nature - Cities are central to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, yet many remain disengaged from the process. This paper examines nine city and subnational pilot projects conducted between 2015 and 2019, to assess the...
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World's Leading Sustainability Standards Setter and Top Business School Team Up   
March 04, 2022
Source: Yahoo - GRI has welcomed an agreement with the France-based IÉSEG Business School of Management, to help Masters students become certified sustainability professionals during their studies.
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Global Plastic Pollution Agreement: A historic moment   
March 04, 2022
Source: UNEP - On March 2 2022, Heads of State, Ministers of environment and other representatives from 175 nations endorsed a historic resolution at the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi to End Plastic Pollution and forge an international...
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Greenwashing’ warnings accelerate drive for business sustainability standards   
March 02, 2022
Source: Financial Times - Global business leaders who flocked to last November’s COP26 climate conference jostled to position themselves as environmental champions, with promises of aggressive action to put the world on course for net zero carbon...
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EU Proposes Plan to Hold Companies Accountable for Human Rights Violations   
February 28, 2022
Source: Sustainable Brands - Last week, EU commissioners Thierry Breton and Didier Reynders presented the European Commission's proposal for a Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence — a plan that would oblige companies to identify, prevent, and...
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Standard Ethics cuts Russia sustainability rating to lowest rung   
February 25, 2022
Source: Reuters - Standard Ethics, which grades companies and governments on their performance on a range of environmental, social and governance-related measures, said it cut Russia one notch to its lowest rating of 'F' from 'E-', defined as 'Not...
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Digitalization and Sustainability in focus as International Strawberry Congress returns to Antwerp   
February 24, 2022
Source: Perishable News - The 4th International Strawberry Congress returns to Antwerp this September, promising an outstanding programme of presentations, discussion and practical demonstrations based around the key topic of digitalisation and...
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“Three major aspects are critical for achieving sustainability"   
February 23, 2022
Source: Global Fleet - Guarding businesses is not an easy feat. At Securitas Europe, fleet efficiency is one of the most critical elements of operations to provide security to thousands of clients.
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United Nations Framework Classification for Resources critical for Sustainable Resources Management in Africa, say UN Experts   
February 23, 2022
Source: African Business - Experts called for further integration of European and African value chains through shared capacity building, training and implementation of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC).
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Equilibrium/Sustainability — Report: Most favor banning single-use plastics   
February 23, 2022
Source: The Hill - Three-quarters of people around the globe want to see a ban on single-use plastics — which can’t be reused or recycled — as soon as possible, a new study from the United Nations has found.
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