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Sustainability Standard Setters & Policy Makers
FSC: The Most Trusted Mark in Responsible Forest Management   
February 13, 2020
Source: Sustainable Brands - Consumer research has found that company sustainability claims are much more credible when they are coupled with independent verification. Put simply, consumers trust when you verify. This is especially true when it comes to...
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Transporting Dangerous Goods Gets Quality Touch with Updated International Standard   
February 12, 2020
Source: ISO - Transporting dangerous goods demands adequate quality and safety programmes in place to meet local and international laws. The International Standard that outlines the requirements for such programmes for packaging has just been...
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More than 1,000 Global Organizations Declare Support for the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures and its Recommendations   
February 12, 2020
Source: TCFD - The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) announced today that it has officially reached more than 1,000 supporters globally for its recommendations, signifying a major shift among market participants in...
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Sustainability reporting at center of EU’s Green Deal    
February 12, 2020
Source: GRI - Global Reporting Initiative welcomes the European Green Deal as a global game changer that other economies should follow. With ambitious legislative changes backed by €1 trillion investment over the next decade, the EU is...
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Michelin Is Now Noting Which Restaurants Are ‘Sustainable’   
February 06, 2020
Source: Eater - ...the sustainability clover, which highlights chefs and restaurants “who have taken responsibility by preserving resources and embracing biodiversity, reducing food waste and reducing the consumption of non-renewable energy.”...
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Gulf of Alaska cod to lose sustainability certification by March, MSC confirms   
February 06, 2020
Source: Seafood Source - Pacific cod from the Gulf of Alaska is expected to lose its Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) sustainability certification in the coming months due to a decline in the stock, according to the organization
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6 Changes in Society Could Rapidly Pave the Way to a Sustainable Future, Study Finds   
February 06, 2020
Source: Eco-Watch - The report, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States (PNAS), identifies six "tipping dynamics," or interventions, that could act as catalysts to bring about rapid societal and...
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CDSB publishes changes needed to ensure successful revision of the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive   
February 05, 2020
Source: CDSB - Non-financial reporting must be in the management report to satisfy investor needs and ensure that the Directive on Non-Financial Reporting is fit for purpose to achieve Europe’s ambitious sustainable finance goals.
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Creating a sustainability standard for agriculture and fishing   
February 04, 2020
Source: GRI - The Global Sustainability Standard’s Board (GSSB), the independent body that sets the GRI Standards, launched the Sector Program in 2019. The program focuses on sectors with the highest impacts on the world around them....
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SASB Launches Online Implementation Guidance for Companies    
February 04, 2020
Source: SASB - The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) this week launched the SASB Implementation Primer, an online resource for companies seeking to incorporate SASB standards into their core communications with investors. SASB’s...
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