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Thursday, 2018, February 8 - 17:35

Arab News - Bangladesh’s government is taking a number of initiatives to improve the country’s air quality. On Jan. 30, the capital Dhaka was ranked on the Air Quality Index (AQI) as having the worst air pollution in the world.

Tuesday, 2018, February 6 - 17:32

XinhuaNET - The central bank of Bangladesh rolled out its monetary policy on Monday for the second half of the current fiscal year ending June 2018 with a focus on government's sustainable development agenda. Bangladesh Bank (BB) said the half-yearly Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) outlines recent domestic and external economic and financial sector developments.

Tuesday, 2018, February 6 - 17:30

The Daily Star - The European Union (EU) has said Bangladesh must look at export diversification and attracting more foreign direct investment (FDI) seriously to make the country's "very admirable and amazing" economic growth sustainable. It said Bangladesh has witnessed over 7 percent of GDP growth over the last couple of years.

Thursday, 2018, February 1 - 17:21

Sourcing Journal - Leather goods makers are stepping up their sustainability quotient. The nature of the leather industry’s supply chain, with animals the most common source of raw materials, has presented special challenges to manufacturers, but exhibitors at Lineapelle New York said they are taking steps to meet those needs

Thursday, 2018, February 1 - 17:16

IISD - The Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE) aims to enable greater cooperation among public and private-sector organizations to close the production-consumption loop. PACE will contribute to achieving SDG 12 on sustainable consumption and production by developing solutions for e-waste, plastic pollution and other SCP challenges. UN Environment and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation agreed to collaborate in strengthening the scientific basis for policy decisions, including at city level, to decouple economic development from environmental degradation.

Monday, 2018, January 29 - 18:31

The Daily Star - The application of biotechnology in the industrial sector can reduce harmful use of chemicals in Bangladesh, said speakers at an international symposium in the capital yesterday. Biotechnology is environmentally-friendly as its products are biodegradable and Asian countries including Bangladesh can be benefited from it, they added.

Monday, 2018, January 29 - 18:23

Asia One - The Lubrizol Corporation's Engineered Polymers business announces it will exhibit at the 2018 Northwest Materials Show in Portland, OR from February 7-8, at booth #901.

Monday, 2018, January 29 - 18:16

ECO-Business - One garment at a time, fashion students from Raffles College of Higher Education are helping to cut Singapore’s 150,000 tonne textile and leather waste footprint through a collaborative upcycling project.

Monday, 2018, January 29 - 18:14

IISD - Eleven global companies announced at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, that they will ensure all their packaging is reused, recycled or composted by the year 2025. The companies are working on this transition with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a UK-registered charity whose mission is to accelerate the shift to a circular economy. The companies that made the pledge at Davos are behind many household consumer brands, and they include: Amcor, Ecover, Evian, L’Oréal, Mars, Marks & Spencer, PepsiCo, The Coca-Cola Company, Unilever, Walmart, and Werner & Mertz.

Tuesday, 2018, January 23 - 18:18

The financial Express - Relocation of tanneries at Savar Tannery Estate (STE) amidst lots of noises is encountering something more than what can be described 'teething problems'. The process of transfer, though far from over, is yet to produce any environmental or trade benefit, primarily due to lack of preparedness on the part of the relevant government agencies. It is hard to ignore the fact that tanners who had to shift their units to new location did face many initial hurdles, financial or otherwise. They are still facing a number of obstacles including incomplete roads, slow process of gas connection and inadequate facilities for dumping of both solid and liquid waste.

Tuesday, 2018, January 23 - 18:13

Textile World - The Outdoor Sports Industry will have a unique opportunity to investigate more sustainable products, everything from high-performance apparel to the mannequins that model them, at the 2018 Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show, Jan. 25-28, 2018. Front and center are solutions based on Susterra® propanediol from DuPont Tate and Lyle Bio Products which are used to help the industry put its highest performing, most sustainable foot forward.

Tuesday, 2018, January 23 - 18:11

CMFE News - Shoe packaging varies from brand to brand, product to product. Casual shoes are available in packages that attract young consumer demographics, while shoe packaging for formal shoes involves elegant box designs and compartments. Likewise, product quality and materials in shoe packaging businesses also differ. Some shoe manufacturers demand for easy-to-dispose satchels, while others will look for sturdy boxes with ergonomic designs. Manufacturers in the global shoe packaging market are, thus, compelled to cater to such diversity, without downgrading the quality of their offerings. 

Friday, 2018, January 19 - 12:42

Dhaka Tribune - As a non-traditional sector, the leather industry gets little access to the Export Development Fund as compared to ready-made garments

Friday, 2018, January 19 - 12:32

GreenBiz - The company behind some of the biggest names in your wardrobe just made these forward-thinking moves.

Friday, 2018, January 19 - 12:18

ClimateAction - Adidas, one of the global leaders in the sporting industry, has partnered with Fashion For Good – a global platform acting as a convener for change, to scale up sustainable innovation in the apparel industry.

Friday, 2018, January 19 - 12:11

CBS NewYork There’s a growing market for sustainable goods as consumers become more socially and environmentally conscious.

Monday, 2018, January 15 - 17:48

VegNews - Shoe brand FeelGoodz ditches animal leather—in favor of high-quality vegan materials—in the new year to build more brand transparency.

Monday, 2018, January 15 - 17:44

VT VOX - Sustainable Leather Alternatives. While the use of animal skin as raw material for garments and clothes goes back to prehistoric times, modern fashion brands have to use more eco-friendly and animal-friendly alternatives as their new raw materials. The manufacturing of animal-derived leather creates enormous carbon footprints given the number of natural resources required to raise livestock. Moreover, processing leather requires toxic chemicals known to have negative health consequences to people either via skin-to-fabric contact or digestion of goods grown in polluted environments.

Thursday, 2018, January 11 - 17:34

Ecotextile News - The Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanization has announced the introduction of the nation’s own ecolabel certification which will apply to textiles manufactured in Turkey.

Thursday, 2018, January 11 - 17:29

Yourstory.com - Thasneem Masood and Adveta Dwivedi are founders of Rossbelle, a brand that produces sustainable women’s wear and other eco-friendly products.

Wednesday, 2018, January 10 - 17:27

The Daily Star - Minister Sheikh Hasina urged the businessmen to explore new markets and improve quality of products to boost export earnings.

Wednesday, 2018, January 10 - 17:24

VT VOX - Most of us see sustainable fashion goods as products made from non-leather materials or leather-like alternatives. However, the so-called ‘sustainable value’ of such products is debatable. As such, ethical consumers are caught between clever marketing tricks and brands with a genuine desire to shift buyers from leather to less polluting alternatives.

Tuesday, 2017, December 26 - 14:26

Asia One - The Inaugural High-Level ASEAN-EU Dialogue on Sustainable Development: Towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals was successfully convened at Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel in Bangkok. The Dialogue was co-chaired by H.E. Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, and Mr. Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development. The event was also attended by Mr. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN

Saturday, 2017, December 23 - 13:27

Sourcing Journal - Though apparel has made greater strides of late toward advancing supply chain sustainability, footwear has been a step behind, and Change Your Shoes is working to point out the sector’s flaws and suggest better practices for a more ethical industry.

Friday, 2017, December 15 - 14:01

ICC - Two years after that landmark moment when the Paris Agreement was adopted at COP21, the climate spotlight is once again turned towards the French capital for President Macron’s One Planet Summit.

Friday, 2017, December 15 - 13:46

Global Trade Review (GTR) - The World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) both made new commitments during the One Planet summit this week in a bid to speed up financial support for global climate action.

Thursday, 2017, December 14 - 17:42

Central Banking - Seven central banks and two supervisory authorities have formed a global group tasked with tackling risks related to climate change in the financial system and promoting forms of ‘green’ finance.

Thursday, 2017, December 14 - 17:39

Borneo Post - RAM Ratings sees Malaysia gaining traction as a green finance hub, driven by its well-established sustainable financing system.

Tuesday, 2017, December 12 - 18:18

Business Mirror - A lawmaker is pushing for the creation of a Philippine Green Bank (PGB) that would provide financing to projects that seek to preserve the environment and address climate and disaster risks.

Tuesday, 2017, December 12 - 18:07

Today Online - Consumer goods firm Kimberly-Clark became the first company to have 12 of its pulp and paper products certified by the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) under the enhanced Singapore Green Labelling Scheme.

Monday, 2017, December 11 - 15:37

Business Wire - VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, today announced its new global sustainability and responsibility strategy, Made for Change. The strategy was communicated in conjunction with VF’s Sustainability and Responsibility Performance Report

Friday, 2017, December 1 - 14:43

IISD -  The International Institute of Green Finance of the Central University of Finance and Economics and UN Environment’s Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System have released the report ‘Establishing China’s Green Financial System,' taking stock of China’s progress in green finance. The report notes that since August 2016, China has made major progress and has been playing an increasingly important role in facilitating international cooperation in green finance.

Friday, 2017, December 1 - 14:32

Green Matters - Where vegan leather was once a poor substitute for the real thing, innovators around the world are reinventing the material in ways that not only save animal's lives but offer creative ways to avoid waste, too. The latest to join the trend is Portugal-based shoe brand NAE. 

Thursday, 2017, November 30 - 18:10

BusinessGreen - A group of the world's leading car companies, including BMW, VW and Ford, has announced a joint initiative aimed at addressing environmental impacts arising from the sourcing of raw materials in the automotive supply chain.

Thursday, 2017, November 30 - 18:05

EurekAler! - From ending poverty to improving wellbeing, gender equality, cities' resilience or climate action - while synergies among most of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) foster progress in sustainable development, there are some key conflicts or bottlenecks that could hamper achieving the SDG objectives for 2030. This is the result of a new comprehensive analysis by a team of scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). According to the study, responsible consumption and production seems to be such a bottleneck, as data from the past shows.

Wednesday, 2017, November 29 - 18:09

Engineering.com - Well, I thought we were entering the age of additive manufacturing, but it’s the age of optimization that’s next on the docket, at least according to the Global Innovation Summit 2017. The summit was organized by the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils (GFCC) and the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), which has apparently been taking acronymizing lessons from NASA.

Tuesday, 2017, November 28 - 18:10

UN Environment  - By Steven Stone, Chief of UN Environment's Resources and Markets Branch

Tuesday, 2017, November 28 - 18:05

The Daily Star - SDG Lab, an initiative to bring youths across the globe in a platform to gather and discuss the SDGs, organized its second workshop in collaboration with Eastern University on 'Embracing SDGs: Sustainable Consumption and Production' on November 25, 2017, at Eastern University, Dhaka. 40 students from different universities and young professionals participated in this daylong workshop.

Monday, 2017, November 27 - 17:40

Innovation In Textiles - Liberty University senior fashion design student Luis Quijano has successfully merged fashion with microbiology and mechanical engineering to bring to life an idea of growing your own clothes.

Thursday, 2017, November 23 - 16:56

ECOLEBAN - The Project has participated between 16th and 18th November with great success in the most important leather fairs in Bangladesh, raising an unexpected interest among the attendees who came to our space. The Project team has held several meetings and conversations with diverse leather sector stakeholders (national and international) where the SCP initiatives carried out throughout the project have been made known.

Wednesday, 2017, November 22 - 18:19

Business Ghana - The Green Financing Conference for Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs) to be held in Accra this week will seek to educate stakeholders in the financial sector to take advantage of the benefits of green financing to ensure a sustainable economy.

Wednesday, 2017, November 22 - 18:17

Sourcing Journal - Bangladesh has its sights set on fostering growth in its leather manufacturing sector.

Wednesday, 2017, November 22 - 18:14

Green Matrers - While most fashion students tend to concentrate on mastering draping or designing colorful collections, Liberty University student Luis Quijano has been consumed with a project of a different nature: growing his own clothes. 

Monday, 2017, November 20 - 18:09

The Economic Times - India’s rapidly growing renewable energy projects will gain from easier finance for investments following the upgrade of the country’s sovereign rating by Moody’s, industry leaders said. But the good news may be overshadowed by regulatory woes stifling the sector.  

Monday, 2017, November 20 - 17:51

NASDAQ GLOBE NEWSWIRE - Blended Fibers Market share is estimated to hit USD 57 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Improved fabric appearance & durability and ease in handling along with expansion in textile industry are the major properties propelling blended fibers demand. As per industry experts, the U.S. man-made fiber and filament, apparel and textile shipments were valued at around USD 75 billion in 2016.

Monday, 2017, November 20 - 17:43

Leather International - Bangladesh plans to create two more environmentally friendly leather industrial estates in an effort to procure $5 billion of export income from the sector by 2021.

Friday, 2017, November 17 - 14:51

bdnews24.com - Bangladesh plans for two new zones for the leather industry in an effort to spread it out from the zone, now on the outskirts of capital Dhaka.

Friday, 2017, November 17 - 14:45

IISD - UN Environment and the World Bank Group launched a ‘Roadmap for a Sustainable Financial System’ that proposes an integrated approach to be used by all financial sector stakeholders (both public and private) to accelerate the transformation toward a sustainable financial system. Launched at UNFCCC COP 23, the roadmap identifies initiatives to be undertaken on: products, information and technology; business models, capabilities, and incentives; national public policy actions; national roadmaps; and global coordination principles.

Friday, 2017, November 17 - 14:43

Forbes - The fashion industry is notorious for its negative environmental impact. Designer and entrepreneur Hailey Harmon is helping set a new standard for sustainability using an unexpected resource.

Thursday, 2017, November 16 - 18:27

UN Environment - China has firmly established itself as a global leader on green finance, with both domestic policies and international leadership bringing real progress, but its needs to overcome some serious challenges to unlock its full potential, new research released today said.

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