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Sustainability Standard Setters & Policy Makers

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New International guidance Set to Improve Social Responsibility in the Global Food Chain    
January 23, 2020
Source: ISO - Social responsibility is not only good for business, it is everyone’s business. New international guidance for the agri-food sector has just been published.
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Capitalizing on Human Capital: International Guidance on Competence Management Just Updates   
January 21, 2020
Source: ISO - Ensuring people have the right skills for the job is a key element of an organization’s success. A recently revised and revamped International Standard will help integrate competence management into its daily work.
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New integrated thinking model underpins leaders’ vision for a more sustainable world - IIRC    
January 21, 2020
Source: IRRC - As the World Economic Forum convenes around ‘stakeholders for a cohesive and sustainable world’, the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) today [Tuesday 21 January 2020] presents a new model for integrated thinking...
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Global sustainability standards are needed to curb climate crisis, says environmental director   
January 21, 2020
Source: CNBC - Businesses need to be singing from the same hymn sheet if they want to make meaningful progress in combatting the climate crisis, said the environmental director of one of Asia’s leading hotel groups, Hong Kong and Shanghai...
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Alphabet, Citigroup and Walmart named among global leaders on corporate climate action in CDP climate A List   
January 20, 2020
Source: CDP - Major North American brands including Alphabet, Citigroup, IGM Financial, Microsoft and Walmart have been named among 179 companies on CDP’s prestigious ‘A List’ for their leadership on corporate transparency and action on...
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Asset-level reporting: fundamental for evaluating Real Estate Performance   
January 20, 2020
Source: GRESB - Since its establishment 10 years ago, GRESB has been at the heart of a collaborative effort to build consensus on what constitutes ESG materiality in the real estate sector, define standardized metrics, and develop a consistent...
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banner Major Pacific Coast companies and institutions call for expansion of cap-and-invest programs   
January 20, 2020
Source: Ceres - More than 20 major companies, healthcare systems and large energy consumers on the Pacific Coast declared their support today for expanding cap-and-invest programs to scale up efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...
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Sustainability and New Technology Highlighted at AFBF 2020   
January 20, 2020
Source: FB.com - The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 101st Annual Convention and Trade Show got underway in Austin today. In keeping with the theme of this year’s convention, “Sustaining America’s Agriculture,” workshops focused on steps...
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Living Concrete Lays Foundation for 'New Discipline' in Sustainable Development   
January 17, 2020
Source: EcoWatch - A team of researchers has created concrete that is alive and can reproduce and capture carbon, according to the The New York Times.
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Nike's "Move to Zero" Sustainability Mission   
January 16, 2020
Source: Cool Hunting - Commitments to sustainability, especially from multi-billion dollar brands, rarely include top-down assessments of supply chains or altering the final make-up of said brand’s most popular products. Some commit to a broader goal...
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