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Ineos chemical plant port of Antwerp
Europe, Industrials
February 22, 2024

NGOs file new legal claim against Belgian ethane cracker

Allegations of potential cross-border pollution and an incomplete environmental impact assessment underlie new attempt to halt plastics project
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Agriculture, Energy, EU, Europe, Policy & Regulation, Transport, US
February 16, 2024

In Brief: JPMAM and SSGA exit CA100+; IEA to set up security programme for critical minerals

The latest ESG policy and regulatory news JPMorgan Asset Management and State Street Global Advisors have confirmed to the Financial Times that they are leaving...
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Woman in a fast-fashion store
Retail & Consumer, Sector Focus
February 12, 2024

Could due diligence legislation end the fashion industry’s ‘pervasive lack of transparency’?

The global fast-fashion industry is detrimental to both the planet and people. Experts say voluntary initiatives have been ‘ineffective’ and legislation is the only way...
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Toyota cars in showroom and logo
Europe, Policy & Regulation, Transport
January 26, 2024

Toyota’s ‘electrified’ campaign is ‘textbook case of greenwashing’, consumer watchdog says

Consumer watchdog Ekō has accused leading car retailer Toyota of greenwashing by labelling hybrid vehicles as ‘electrified’, but Toyota insists the label is accurate
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Agriculture, Australia, Canada, EU, Europe, Policy & Regulation, Singapore, Transport, UK, US
December 8, 2023

In Brief: Singapore launches taxonomy with transition category; Canada releases oil emissions cap regulation

The latest ESG policy and regulatory news
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Farm land crops
Agriculture, Policy & Regulation
December 8, 2023

COP28: Food is on the table, but only as a side dish

World leaders have signed a declaration to make the world’s food and farming systems more sustainable. Clever coalitions and clear metrics may help put meat...
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COP28 UAE logo (Rafiq Maqbool/AP Photo)
Agriculture, Energy, Financials, Policy & Regulation
December 4, 2023

COP28 Round-up: Climate coalitions, debt clauses and a new net zero policy task force

The latest news from the 2023 UN climate conference in Dubai
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Plastic bottles for recycling
Policy & Regulation, Retail & Consumer
November 22, 2023

UN plastics treaty talks address need for mandatory disclosures

After the third, of five, rounds of negotiations in Kenya aimed at agreeing a Global Plastics Treaty, there are concerns some countries are more interested in waste management measures than...
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Bamboo dishes and cutlery
EU, Policy & Regulation, Retail & Consumer, US
November 21, 2023

Research casts doubt on the biodegradability claims of bioplastics

A new study suggests that final products should be tested under real-world conditions
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Nestle logo and headquarters
Agriculture, Retail & Consumer
November 15, 2023

Nestlé, Ferrero defend deforestation records

Proctor & Gamble is singled out by the Rainforest Action Network’s annual deforestation scorecard as the worst performer, while Nestlé and Ferrero suggest they are doing better than their respective...
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Single-use plastic, pollution
Policy & Regulation, Retail & Consumer
November 14, 2023

Unilever, Johnson & Johnson and others disclose plastics data ahead of UN treaty talks

Unilever and Johnson & Johnson are among the companies that have disclosed plastics-related data ahead of negotiations on a UN treaty aimed at tackling plastic pollution globally
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