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    The ESG battle: 4 key states shaping regulatory discourse in the US

    Left-leaning California and New York and conservative-led Florida and Texas have stepped up regulatory measures to underscore ESG’s role — or lack thereof — in their jurisdictions.

    Lamar Johnson and Zoya Mirza • Nov. 16, 2023
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    The food industry is all in on regenerative agriculture. Can farmers be convinced?

    Companies are racing to capitalize on a burgeoning industry focused on reducing emissions in agriculture. But first, they'll have to prove it's profitable to go green.

    Miranda Lipton • Nov. 15, 2023
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    Making the case for women-owned banks

    Three women-owned banks have emerged in the last several years with the shared goal of increasing access to capital for female entrepreneurs.

    Anna Hrushka • Nov. 13, 2023
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    New regulations seek to expose fashion greenwashers’ true colors

    In Europe, governments plan to prohibit fashion companies and other industries from making vague or misleading environmental claims, and the U.S. could soon do the same.

    Lauren Schenkman • Nov. 1, 2023
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    The ‘less tangible’ social data in ESG creates reporting hurdles

    Social issues have historically fallen behind environmental and governance factors, a setback experts attribute to the ambiguity of what the “S” really encompasses.

    Zoya Mirza • Nov. 1, 2023
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    After years of confusion, global ESG reporting frameworks are coalescing

    While the global reporting community has yet to fully adopt the International Sustainability Standards Board’s standards, they are building momentum as a reporting baseline.

    Lamar Johnson • Oct. 26, 2023
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    7 ESG trends influencing corporate strategy

    Developments in the ESG landscape directing investor decisions include the consolidation of reporting frameworks, the rise of AI and data metrics, social responsibility and impending regulation from the SEC.

    Lamar Johnson and Zoya Mirza • Oct. 23, 2023
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    Who will pay to decarbonize the supply chain?

    Some brands are helping their suppliers reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Others are dumping new requirements on vendors without shouldering any of the costs.

    Ben Unglesbee • Aug. 15, 2023