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Implementing SASB - A Role for Regulators and Industry Associations

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By Bahar Gidwani

This is part 3 of a 3-part series on Implementing SASB.
 

In my last two posts, I showed that two dissimilar industries may have a similar lack of preparedness to disclose material sustainability-related information to investors.  In order to conform to the guidance set out in SASB’s standards, the Metals & Mining (M&M) and Apparel, Accessories, & Footwear (AA&F) will need to collect large quantities of new data or reshape existing data streams.

Implementing SASB – Aspirational Goals

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By Bahar Gidwani

This is part 2 of a 3-part series on Implementing SASB.

In my last post, I started contrasting and comparing the readiness to follow SASB guidance for two industries: Metals & Mining (M&M) and Apparel, Accessories, & Footwear (AA&F).  Based on the higher rate of reporting in AA&F, we would consider that industry more highly “evolved” as far as sustainability reporting, than M&M.

Implementing SASB - Two Industry Examples

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By Bahar Gidwani

This is part 1 of a 3-part series on Implementing SASB.

Second SASB Partner Report

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Interested in how SASB will affect the Apparel, Accessories and Footwear industry? CSRHub has just released The SASS (Sustainable Accounting Standings Series) Apparel, Accessories and Footwear Industry Report.

Apparel Company CEOs Call for Strong Climate Deal

Levi Strauss & Co., H&M, Gap Inc., VF Corp. among firms calling for ratchet mechanism, other measures that will ensure tangible pollution reductions
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December 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Citing droughts, temperature shifts and other impacts that will make apparel production “more difficult and costly,” the CEOs of seven top global apparel companies today issued a statement calling on government leaders to reach a strong climate change agreement here that will stop the growth of greenhouse gas pollution that is causing damaging global warming.

What Makes Clothing Fair Trade Certified, So You Can Feel Confident You're Shopping Completely Ethically

by Hayli Goode
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Fair working conditions, safely structured buildings, and worker empowerment are just three of the 354 guidelines Fair Trade USA has structured to rule what makes fair trade clothing, food, home products, and everything else you buy actually fair trade certified. It’s a lot more than just calling an article of clothing fair trade that makes it actually free of unfair labor practices.

Fair Trade on the Rise: 2015 Brings Wave of New Fair Trade Certified™ Products

Product launches increased 30% in 2014, helping farmers and workers invest in their futures and improve their communities.
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Oakland, CA, March 5, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, announces the launch of hundreds of new Fair Trade Certified™ apparel and consumer packaged goods (CPG) in the first quarter of 2015. These new products add to the nearly 500 Fair Trade Certified items launched in 2014 alone.

Responsible Down Standard Celebrates First Anniversary

On the first anniversary of the standard, more than 100 million birds fall under RDS certification and RDS 2.0 is released for public comment
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Through a global certification standard, the adidas Group, Black Diamond, Kathmandu, NAU, REI and Timberland join the effort to help ensure humane treatment of animals used for down products.

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Through a global certification standard, the adidas Group, Black Diamond, Kathmandu, NAU, REI and Timberland join the effort to help ensure humane treatment of animals used for down products.

Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Textiles & Apparel Sector

Sustainability - What Matters in the Textiles & Apparel Sector?
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December 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Sustainability - What Matters in the Textiles & Apparel Sector? 

Recent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Textiles & Apparel Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 12 global peer organizations publishing GRI reports in the sector.

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