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Sustainability Standard Setters & Policy Makers

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Putting sustainability at the center of business strategy: An interview with Paul Polman   
October 20, 2020
Source: Mongabay - Over the past decade perhaps no major diversified consumer products company has done more to burnish its sustainability credentials than Unilever, the 91-year-old conglomerate that owns brands ranging from Dove soap to Lipton tea...
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Roadmap Points Europe Toward Safer, Sustainable Chemicals   
October 16, 2020
Source: EcoWatch - Europe's chief policy-making body Wednesday called for a safer, more sustainable chemicals market, plotting a zero-tolerance approach that nearly eliminates hormone mimicking compounds.
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Demo, accelerate and incubate: FEED-X is ‘taking away excuses to act’ on sustainable innovation   
October 16, 2020
Source: Feed Navigator - Aquaculture was the initial focus of FEED-X, under Project X, an initiative working to accelerate the adoption of environmentally sustainable solutions within global supply chains; a subsequent cycle will look to accelerate feed...
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Who should set international sustainability standards? - audio only   
October 15, 2020
Source: Accounting Today - Kevin Dancey, CEO of the International Federation of Accountants, discusses his proposal for the IFRS Foundation to oversee an international standard-setting board for sustainabilit
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Panera Bread becomes first national chain to label entrees as climate friendly   
October 15, 2020
Source: CNBC - Whenever the ingredients of the chain’s salads, sandwiches and soups collectively have a footprint of less than 5.38 kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent, the menu item will carry a badge proclaiming the entree a “Cool Food...
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BlackRock backs harmonising sustainability reporting rules   
October 15, 2020
Source: Reuters - LONDON/BOSTON- BlackRock BLK.N, the world's biggest asset manager, said it supports harmonizing sustainability accounting rules and standards globally so investors can better track how companies are transitioning to a...
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Tim Mohin departs from GRI   
October 08, 2020
Source: GRI - After nearly four years, Tim Mohin has decided to step down from his post as Chief Executive of GRI. As an American expat in the Netherlands, he decided that he would prefer to explore new career opportunities in the US to be...
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A new chapter in CDP North America’s critical work   
October 07, 2020
Source: CDP - It feels as though life in 2020 has stood still in many ways. But as autumn arrives here in New York, I’m reminded that change is a fact of life – in the natural world, in business and for us all as individuals. In this spirit, I...
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5 key takeaways from the 3rd annual Nordea GRESB Green Building Forum   
October 02, 2020
Source: GRESB - New data streams providing asset-level intelligence are revolutionising sustainable finance in the real estate sector, but there is still a critical need for more harmonisation and benchmarking when it comes to ESG data.
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National Consumers League releases report examining sustainability, consumer choice, and confusion in food and beverage packaging   
October 02, 2020
Source: PR Newswire - WASHINGTON -- The National Consumers League (NCL) has released a report on the rampant confusion among consumers about food and beverage packaging recyclability, and is today calling for changes to sustainability in food and...
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