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Sustainability Standard Setters & Policy Makers
New nonprofit looks to advance sustainable materials   
June 30, 2020
Source: HFN - San Francisco – The newly launched Material Innovation Initiative (MII) aims to accelerate the development of sustainable materials for the fashion, home goods and automotive industries.
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UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Could Serve as “Smokescreen” for Further Environmental Destruction   
June 30, 2020
Source: NewsWise - New York – A team of scientists warn that the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were designed to reconcile environmental protection with socioeconomic development, are failing to protect biodiversity at their current...
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Cermaq CEO questions sustainability claims of certain feed alternatives   
June 30, 2020
Source: Intrafish - The current debate on alternative feed ingredients is based on 'misinformation and greenwashing,' the exec told IntraFish.
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How effective is sustainability advocacy?   
June 30, 2020
Source: GreenBiz - At a time when sustainability challenges continue to multiply and intensify, sustainability advocacy is a cacophonous mess. A variety of ideological, financial, organizational and political reasons contribute to this outcome. All...
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The 100 Most Sustainable Companies That Rank Best on Social Criteria   
June 29, 2020
Source: Barron's - For years, the three pillars of ESG investing—“E” for environmental factors, “S” for social factors, and “G” for corporate governance—were uneasy bedfellows.
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TCFD Launches Spanish Translations of Recommendations   
June 26, 2020
Source: TCFD - Translated TCFD recommendations unveiled at virtual event hosted by TCFD and EY to encourage greater climate-related disclosure by the business community in Latin America
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Cornell earns STARS platinum sustainability rating   
June 26, 2020
Source: Cornell Chronicle - Cornell has earned a platinum sustainability rating – the top status – from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the international group that tracks environmental stewardship for more...
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Protecting Privacy and Consent Online: For everyone concerned about online privacy, ISO/IEC 29184 has just been published    
June 25, 2020
Source: ISO - From droughts to floods, rising seas to extreme weathers, communities around the world are already experiencing increased climate impacts. These pose threats to life, property, economic well-being and to ecosystems. New guidance...
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Global Coalition Issues Guidance on How Businesses Can Adopt a Long-Term Value Creation Agenda   
June 25, 2020
Source: IIRC - In the wake of unprecedented economic disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are rethinking their fundamentals and assessing how their corporate purpose, strategy and business model will drive long-term success.
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SASB Initiates New Standard-Setting Project to Address Plastics in Pulp & Paper Products and Chemicals Industries   
June 25, 2020
Source: SASB - The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) voted to initiate a new standard-setting project to address single-use plastics and bioalternatives in the Chemicals and Pulp & Paper industries. Heightened public scrutiny of...
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