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The World Federation of Exchanges has recently published a revised sustainability reporting guidance for their member exchanges. The WFE ESG Guidance and Metrics is fully aligned with the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards, and the guidelines have now been mapped against the standards in an easy-to-use linkage document.
Recently announced at the United Nations General Assembly, The World Benchmarking Alliance will develop free, publicly available benchmarks which will rank companies on their contributions to achieving the SDGs. With that in hand, everyone from consumers and investors to governments will have a comprehensive tool for deciding where to spend their money, allocate their investments or direct their policy and advocacy efforts.
Walmart will begin tracking leafy greens using IBM’s blockchain technology starting late next year, the company announced Monday.
What does climate change look like through a female lens? This year’s Women’s Forum Singapore gathered over 700 delegates and speakers in a conversation about gender equality and how women’s leadership is crucial to saving the planet.
A new textile mill will use waste fabric as its raw material, in an effort to make the fashion industry more sustainable. The Novetex Upcycling Factory in Tai Po Industrial Estate, when it opens this month, will use new technology to separate fabric blends in waste garments and produce yarn.
Pacific Coast Collaborative members will identify successful programmes and approaches to enhance resilience outcomes and opportunities for regional collaboration on a range of issues. The Pacific Coast Collaborative recognizes that updating, improving and climate-proofing the Pacific Coast’s infrastructure offers significant opportunities for investment and innovative partnerships. Washington Governor Inslee said the region is creating a blueprint for other regions by building an innovative economy that combats climate change, embraces a zero-emission future and creates great places to live.
We take salt water for granted, and often overlook how important it is for our own lives and in sustaining a healthy planet. Here are five things that will surprise you about plain old salt water.
The SDGs are becoming a common language for describing new sustainable market opportunities and corporate responsibility efforts. The Global SDG Awards was recently launched to support this new era of leadership in sustainability and corporate responsibility. By driving private sector SDG engagement through competition, the organization hopes to create a race to the top and to inspire others with examples of sustainability leadership.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer many business opportunities for companies while addressing critical operational risks, according to a new report produced by audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP; in partnership with the non-profit organization, Textile Exchange: Threading the Needle: Weaving the Sustainable Development Goals into the Textile, Retail and Apparel Industry. The report offers SDG guidance to apparel, retail and textile suppliers, brands and retailers on business considerations and opportunities for shared value, an SDG engagement model, best practices and multi-stakeholder initiatives, and considerations for top sourcing countries.
Humans could be about to trigger a huge vegetation change and disrupt their own environment. It has happened before, but this time it is happening fast.
First, Danish brewer The Carlsberg Group has unveiled a series of packaging innovations, including its new Snap Pack, which is set to reduce plastic waste globally by more than 1200 tonnes a year – the equivalent to 60 million plastic bags.
Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, leader of WWF’s global climate and energy program, Peru’s former Minister of Environment, and president of UNFCCC’s COP20, makes the business case for setting science-based and land-focused climate goals
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Measuring and reducing a company’s emissions, both direct and indirect, is paramount to meeting your sustainability goals and moving your company forward in an ever-more environmentally conscious world.
Hoping to eliminate some of the multi-million tons of plastic in our oceans, the Dutch company RanMarine Technology has developed an aquadrone that sucks up garbage from the water. It’s called the WasteShark, and it can “eat” up to 200 liters of trash in one trip.
A major report released by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate finds that we are significantly underestimating the benefits of cleaner, climate-smart growth. Bold climate action could deliver at least US$26 trillion in economic benefits through to 2030, compared with business as usual. Momentum is building behind this shift by a wide range of cities, governments, businesses, investors and others around the world, but not fast enough.
Data breaches, fake news and misinformation have seeded doubt in consumers. Organisations want to step up and restore customer confidence. With this crisis in trust, organisations are looking to add transparency to their business practices according to a new report.
Launched by the United Nations in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a roadmap for solving the world’s most pressing challenges by 2030.
Evrnu founder and CEO Stacy Flynn is on a mission to reinvent the fashion industry with technology that turns garment waste into new raw materials.
Millions of plastic straws are used every day around the world. It’s become a flashpoint, with consumers lobbying companies to stop the waste. Now scores of firms are making public statements of their intent to eliminate plastic straws, immediately or within a few years.