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EFRAG and GRI to Co-construct Biodiversity Standard

Project marks a next step in aligning global and European sustainability standards
Press Release

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) and GRI have joined forces on the technical work for their respective new biodiversity standards. EFRAG is to make the draft EU standard available to the Commission in mid-June, while GRI’s aims to release an updated GRI Biodiversity Standard in the second half of 2022.

How Can We Support Biodiversity In Oil Palm Landscapes?

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While oil palm cultivation is a significant economic driver and can lift people out of poverty, it can also have a negative impact on biodiversity, mostly due to the conversion of tropical forests and species-rich habitats. As palm oil remains one of the most land-efficient and shelf stable vegetable oils [1], enhancing conservation efforts to support biodiversity is vital.

The Rise in Green Bonds: What This Means for Investors and Our Planet

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by Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Capital Mgmt and Green Century Funds 

In the first half of 2021, the total value of new green bonds issued reached $248.1 billion, more than the value of all bonds issued in all of 2020.

Ecocentricity Blog: Cause and Effect

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I think Rube Goldberg machines reveal something about the human psyche. Our species tends to think linearly - seeing how A can cause B which can cause C and so on. Moreover, we like control, and we convince ourselves that we HAVE control of a full series of events.

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I think Rube Goldberg machines reveal something about the human psyche. Our species tends to think linearly - seeing how A can cause B which can cause C and so on. Moreover, we like control, and we convince ourselves that we HAVE control of a full series of events.

Quantis Strengthens Biodiversity Offering With New Methodology to Assess Corporate Footprint on Nature

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October 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Global sustainability consultancy Quantis announces the development of a new methodology — Ecosystem AnalytiQs — to enable corporate action to halt biodiversity loss through the quantification of company-driven impacts on nature. 

Ecocentricity Blog: Stewards of the Land

By: John A. Lanier
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When land is stewarded by Indigenous People, the land tends to be healthier in terms of habitat preservation, biodiversity, soil health, and water quality.

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When land is stewarded by Indigenous People, the land tends to be healthier in terms of habitat preservation, biodiversity, soil health, and water quality.

Nature-Based Solutions: One Remedy for Two Ills

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We must approach the climate crisis and biodiversity loss as the twin crises they are. Nature-based solutions have powerful potential to address both.

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We must approach the climate crisis and biodiversity loss as the twin crises they are. Nature-based solutions have powerful potential to address both.

Baker Hughes Foundation Contributes $250,000 to Global Reforestation

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HOUSTON and LONDON, September 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Baker Hughes Foundation has announced a $250,000 grant to One Tree Planted in support of global reforestation initiatives.

Climate Safe Lending: Ensuring Planetary Stability

Banks as Unlikely Allies
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by David Barmes and Marya Skotte, Climate Safe Lending Network 

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