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Sustainability Standard Setters & Policy Makers

SEC, SASB, GRI, IIRC, FSB-TCFD

The year ahead in ESG: More scrutiny, better boards and the growth of greenwash   
January 07, 2022
Source: GreenBiz - The world of ESG and sustainable finance saw some truly eye-popping numbers last year, such as $130 trillion via the Global Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) committed to using science-based guidelines to achieve net-zero...
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Are Sustainability Certifications Outmoded?   
January 07, 2022
Source: Metropolis - Certifications such as those from GreenGuard or the Forest Stewardship Council have become an easy way for interior designers to choose healthier, safer finishes and furnishings. But a new generation of manufacturers is forgoing...
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Institutional Shareholder Services Launches New Portal for Proxy Research Data Verification   
January 06, 2022
Source: ISS Insights - ISS has announced the planned January 10 launch of a new data verification (DV) portal for U.S. corporations ahead of the 2022 annual meeting season. The launch represents a major expansion of ISS’ current DV program now used by...
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EU in row over inclusion of gas and nuclear in sustainability guidance   
December 22, 2021
Source: The Guardian - The European Commission is facing a backlash from Greta Thunberg and fellow climate activists over plans to include gas and nuclear energy in a “green” investment guidebook.
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Stewart Investors’ Sustainable Funds Group launches emerging markets sustainability fund   
December 08, 2021
Source: Funds Europe - The fund which is available as an OCEIC and in early 2022 as an Irish VCC for the UK, European Economic Area and Switzerland invests in high-quality mid-to-large-cap companies that are considered to be well positioned to...
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STATUS REPORT: BUSINESS AMBITION FOR 1.5°CRESPONDING TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS   
December 03, 2021
Source: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report - We faced an important dilemma. The IPCC report was a stark reminder that every tenth of a degree matters. There was a clear case to ratchet up ambition in corporate target setting, but also warnings that doing so could slow...
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Global Gateway: up to €300 billion for the European Union's strategy to boost sustainable links around the world   
December 02, 2021
Source: Relief Web - The European Commission and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have launched the Global Gateway, the new European Strategy to boost smart, clean and secure links in digital, energy and transport and...
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The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Sets High Standards for a Verifiably Sustainable Industry   
December 02, 2021
Source: Sourcing Journal - Cotton is the world’s friendliest fabric. It has clothed and comforted each and every one of us around the world for generations. And no one knows the importance of family and wellbeing better than the tens of thousands of...
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The first passenger flight powered by 100% sustainable fuel just took off   
December 02, 2021
Source: Fast Company - United just ran a test flight with a fuel made from fats, cooking oils, and grease that results in 80% fewer emissions than regular jet fuel. Now it’s up to the government to allow it on commercial flights.
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Natural wool, cotton sectors challenge Europe's plans to label synthetics more sustainable   
November 23, 2021
Source: ABC (Australia) - Natural fibres such as wool, cotton and mohair have historically been in competition for the same buyer. Now these industries are joining forces to take on new textile labelling laws in Europe over the very definition of...
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