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December 30, 2020 Effort to stop richer nations from dumping plastic on poorer ones could also mean cleaner oceans in five years

Source: The Hill

The Plastic Waste Amendments, as they are known, place a range of plastic wastes (certain types of clean, presorted plastic waste) under earlier import and export regulations. Among other things, these rules require "prior...

December 21, 2020 AFB survey finds Americans trust farmers and their sustainability

Source: KMA

Sustainability is an important topic to many Americans in 2020. John Newton, chief economist for the Farm Bureau, says a recent survey found a majority of Americans trust farmers to use sustainable practices.

December 21, 2020 These are the 17 worst companies to work for in America

Source: Yahoo Finance

We’ve compiled a list of the worst-rated companies on Glassdoor, focusing on those with at least 10,000 employees and 1,000 reviews. In the case of ties, we prioritized companies that workers would be least likely to recommend to...

December 16, 2020 EU announces sweeping new rules that could force breakups and hefty fines for Big Tech

Source: CNBC

The European Commission has presented two new pieces of legislation that will affect how Big Tech operates. The region has long had concerns about how powerful some companies have become, and how this is a problem for smaller...

December 7, 2020 Yes, some Americans may be required to get a COVID-19 vaccine but not by the federal government.

Source: USA Today

Instead, employers and states may condition return or access to workplaces, schools and colleges upon getting the vaccine and mandate it once the FDA issues full approval, potentially months later.

November 23, 2020 Megaprojects risk pushing forests past tipping point – report

Source: The Guardian

Infrastructure megaprojects risk pushing the world’s remaining forests past a “dangerous tipping point” and making climate targets unachievable, a report says.

November 20, 2020 Some Fracking Sand Was ‘Revolutionary,’ or Maybe It Was Just Sand

Source: Bloomberg

The SEC is investigating a company after tests allegedly showed some of its products didn’t live up to the hype.

November 9, 2020 Sustainability is Transforming the Diamond Industry

Source: Blue and Green Tomorrow

Diamonds remain some of the most attractive luxuries on the planet. However, even in an age where diamond trading is largely transparent, there remain serious questions over the ethics of procuring the stones.

November 9, 2020 Boohoo, H&M and Nike deny Uighur forced labour allegations

Source: BBC

Fashion brands including Boohoo, H&M and Nike have denied using products made with the forced labour of Uighur Muslims in China.

November 9, 2020 Tackling Financed Emissions: Introducing Science-Based Targets for Financial Institutions

Source: ISS Governance

Disclosing a clear and measurable target for emissions reductions serves to hold companies accountable to their commitments. In the current climate, the corporate world is increasingly held responsible for its impacts on the...

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