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Sustainability Standard Setters & Policy Makers

SEC, SASB, GRI, IIRC, FSB-TCFD

Sustainable buying organization helps governments acquire green products   
July 15, 2021
Source: American City & Countty - The Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) is a San Francisco-based global organization of buyers (including government procurement officials) dedicated to socially responsible and environmentally sustainable purchasing. “Many...
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Microsoft launches Cloud for Sustainability to help companies track emissions   
July 15, 2021
Source: Venture Beat - At its Inspire 2021 conference today, Microsoft announced Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability, a new service in preview designed to help companies measure and manage their carbon emissions by setting sustainability goals. It...
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What you need to know about the European Green Deal - and what comes next   
July 14, 2021
Source: World Economic Forum - Nearly two years after the European Commission launched the European Green Deal in December 2019, the EU’s landscape has changed greatly, with the COVID-19 pandemic causing a contraction of the bloc’s GDP by 6.1% in 2020.
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The International Sustainability Standards Board As An Ideological Rorschach Test   
July 14, 2021
Source: Forbes - The first step in establishing the ISSB was a Consultation Paper which received an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response, including from the investment community. My Oxford colleague Professor Richard Barker and I provided a...
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SASB Standards Board Initiates Standard-Setting Project on Renewable Energy   
July 13, 2021
Source: SASB - Today the SASB Standards Board announced the outcomes of its July 8, 2021 public meeting, including initiating a standard-setting project on renewable energy in the Electric Utilities & Power Generators Standard. Based on market...
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GRI to 'Co-Construct' New EU Sustainability Standards   
July 12, 2021
Source: Yahoo Finance - The announcement of a Statement of Cooperation between GRI and the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) Project task Force sees both organizations agree to share technical expertise to co-construct new EU...
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GRI welcomes role as ‘co-constructor’ of new EU sustainability reporting standards   
July 09, 2021
Source: GRI - The announcement of a Statement of Cooperation between GRI and the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) Project task Force sees both organizations agree to share technical expertise to co-construct new EU...
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Europe bans disposal of decommissioned wind turbine blades in landfills: A step towards life cycle sustainability   
July 08, 2021
Source: Down to Earth - With a rapid growth in wind power generation, landfills are overwhelmed with blade debris. A majority of these were installed more than a decade ago, when installations were a fifth of what they are today. Blades pose a...
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U.S. SEC to consider new 'sustainable' fund criteria, data disclosure rules   
July 08, 2021
Source: Reuters - U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler said on Wednesday the regulator would consider rules to require "sustainable" fund managers to disclose the criteria and underlying data used to support the label.
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Sustainable development report shows devastating impact of COVID, ahead of ‘critical’ new phase   
July 07, 2021
Source: UN News - The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2021, launched on Tuesday at UN Headquarters in New York, shows the toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on the 2030 Agenda, as the landmark annual High-Level Political Forum (HLPF)...
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