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An employee uses a forklift to move bales of plastic bottles at the rPlanet Earth recycling plant in California
Knowledge Hub
April 22, 2024

Global treaty should address impact of plastics from their inception, urges study

Treaty negotiations should incorporate measures on primary polymer production, plastic as a commodity and the moment it enters the environment as a pollutant, say campaigners
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The outside of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S
Knowledge Hub, Policy & Regulation
April 18, 2024

Opponents of mandatory Scope 3 reporting are ‘confusing the symptom for the cause’

Regulation making it mandatory to report upstream and downstream emissions will make life easier, not harder, for companies, argues the EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute
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A worker checks a rotor core used for wind turbines at a factory in Nantong, in China’s eastern Jiangsu province
Knowledge Hub, UK
April 18, 2024

Supply chain constraints and skills shortages threaten UK’s renewable energy targets

Developers, network operators and suppliers will need to work together to resolve supply chain constraints
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Food & Farming, Knowledge Hub
April 18, 2024

Agri-food industry needs $500bn a year to reverse environmental impacts, says UBS

UBS suggests that with the right investment, the food and farming industry could be transformed from an environmentally damaging sector into an environmentally positive one
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A large container ship, the MSC Diana, moored at the Port of Felixstowe, with its hull filled with colorful stacked containers. The ship is anchored in calm water against a backdrop of cranes and another vessel at the dockside, with tugboats nearby.
EU, Knowledge Hub, Policy & Regulation
April 17, 2024

Executives expect half of their supply chains to fall foul of CSDDD

Despite EU policymakers agreeing a watered-down version of the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, business leaders are not confident their supply chains will meet...
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An employee connects cables between an electric motor and lithium-ion automotive battery on the Volkswagen AG (VW) ID.3 electric automobile assembly line
Knowledge Hub
April 17, 2024

Access to ESG data hindered by absence of climate-related disclosure rules, says CFA

Companies’ disclosure of climate-related information is inconsistent, the CFA Institute says, while claiming that not all data providers are up to scratch
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Food & Farming, Knowledge Hub
April 17, 2024

Organic and free-range meat has higher environmental impact, says WRI report

Meat and dairy produced using organic, grass-fed, pasture-raised and free-range methods generate higher emissions than conventional counterparts, research finds
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EU, Europe, Knowledge Hub, Policy & Regulation
April 16, 2024

Resource reduction proponents reject degrowth label

Advocates of ‘reuse, reduce and recycle’ strategies are proposing the creation of an EU sustainable resource management directive
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Lloyd’s of London building
Knowledge Hub
April 15, 2024

Insurers lag banks and asset managers with ‘troublingly weak’ climate and social performance

Half of the insurance companies surveyed by non-profit ShareAction received a lowly E or F ranking for their approaches to climate change, biodiversity and social matters
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H&M clothing store
Knowledge Hub
April 12, 2024

Investigation links major fashion retailers to illegal deforestation

Cotton supplied to H&M and Zara was deemed sustainable by certification provider Better Cotton, despite being grown on illegally deforested land, according to UK non-profit Earthsight
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Containerships loading in port, emissions
Financials, Knowledge Hub
April 11, 2024

Insurers should account for all Scope 3 emissions, says Finance Watch

Underwriting activities are commonly omitted from insurers’ recorded Scope 3 emissions, says non-profit Finance Watch
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