Wednesday, 2017, November 15 - 15:39

The Financial Times - HSBC’s $100bn pledge to back low carbon and renewable energy does not go far enough

Wednesday, 2017, November 15 - 15:35

Joy Online - Ghana is set to host the third Green Financing for Sustainable Development Conference to expand access to climate-focused finance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Africa at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel on 21 November 2017.

Wednesday, 2017, November 15 - 15:33

Mondovisione - The ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) today held its inaugural ASEAN Capital Market Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Wednesday, 2017, November 15 - 15:29

Verdict - Using nylon in fashion is certainly nothing new. The synthetic polymer material was first shown at the 1939 New York World Fair where it was used for women’s stockings.

Friday, 2017, November 10 - 14:41

Prothom Alo - Bangladesh’s exports will suffer unless infrastructure deficiencies are addressed immediately, observed a Prothom Alo roundtable on Thursday. The discussants drew attention to poor conditions of roads, inadequate power supply affecting industries, and delay in shipment of exportables at the Chittagong port. They also blamed public organisations such as National Board of Revenue (NBR) for creating problems that hamper smooth operation of business.

Friday, 2017, November 10 - 14:18

International Leather Maker - The first edition of BLLISS, the Bangladesh Leather footwear & Leather goods International Sourcing Show, takes place November 16-18, 2017 at the International Convention City, Bashundhara, in Dhaka, Bangladesh with the aim of attracting key leather buyers.

Thursday, 2017, November 9 - 17:23

Euractiv - Is the European Commission doing enough on the circular economy? Björn-Erik Lönn and Sören Enholm explain that buyers play an important role in creating it, so we have to make sure consumers and purchasers are empowered to make sustainable choices.

Thursday, 2017, November 9 - 17:15

New Straits Times - FOR too long, the relationship between prosperity and environment has been seen as a trade-off. Tackling pollution was considered an unwelcome cost on industry and a handicap to economic growth.

But global trends are demonstrating that this is no longer the case. It’s now clear that sustainable development is the only form of development that makes sense, including in financial and economic terms.

Wednesday, 2017, November 8 - 18:15

The Daily Star - The leather industrial estate project in Savar, which has been in the works for a decade and a half, has been delayed once again and is now gunning for a June 2019 completion.

Wednesday, 2017, November 8 - 18:07

The Phnom Penh Post - The Cambodian General Secretariat of National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) yesterday with the South Korea-based organisation ASEIC in an effort to promote sustainable industrial development in Cambodia

Tuesday, 2017, November 7 - 18:15

SB Wire - Persistence Market Research has analyzed several factors of the ISO certification market from a global perspective and has skilfully presented the insights based on these aspects in its new research publication titled "ISO Certification Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012-2016) and Forecast (2017-2025)".

Tuesday, 2017, November 7 - 18:10

Eco-Business - Experts at the recent Beyond Plastic Pollution in Sydney, Australia, shared numerous solutions to tackle one of the most intractable environmental challenges today: Marine plastic litter. Here are the five most inspiring ideas.

Monday, 2017, November 6 - 17:30

The Daily Star - Leather goods and Footwear Manufacturers & Exporters Association of Bangladesh (LFMEAB) in collaboration with Ministry of Commerce (MoC) will organize the first ever “Bangladesh Leather Footwear and Leather goods International Sourcing Show (BLLISS)-2017”.

Monday, 2017, November 6 - 17:25

International Leather Maker - Chris Grayer, Head of Supplier Ethical Compliance at UK based High Street and online retailer NEXT PLC, will be presenting the topic of modern slavery and the importance of transparency at the upcoming Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference 2017 taking place in central London on November 16. The presentation will provide an overview of the issues NEXT has faced as an organisation to tackle modern slavery.

Friday, 2017, November 3 - 14:53

Sourcing Journal - Even though most consumers overall don’t think the textile industry is a major polluter, 41 percent of those who live in manufacturing regions do consider textile manufacturing to be a major contributor to pollution, and rank it as the third most polluting industry after the energy and car sectors.

Friday, 2017, November 3 - 14:39

The Daily Star - The leather and footwear sector, which is the second biggest export-oriented industry after readymade garments, will host a three-day mega international show this month to display their products before potential foreign buyers.

Monday, 2017, October 30 - 17:45

Packaging Busness Review - Archroma plans to showcase its solutions and expertise to improve the optical and functional properties of board and paper during the Paperex 2017 event to be held next month in India. 

Monday, 2017, October 30 - 17:38

XinhuaNet - The 12th edition of Eco Expo Asia opened here Thursday, with some 340 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions showcasing the latest green products and technologies.

Monday, 2017, October 30 - 17:34

CIWM Journal - In view of the trilogue meeting on the Circular Economy Package (CEP) that took place this week (25 October), FEAD members call on the EU institutions to maintain the ambitious legally binding targets for recycling and landfill diversion, which are a central part of the revised package.

Monday, 2017, October 30 - 17:29

GreenBiz - Green marketing works, sometimes spectacularly well, but getting results takes courage. That’s my takeaway from the second edition of "Greener Products" by Al Iannuzzi, senior director of Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S) at Johnson & Johnson. Fortunately, courage comes more easily when you have the evidence to build belief within your organization and a roadmap to achieve results.

Monday, 2017, October 30 - 17:21

Triple Pundit - Things will never be the same regarding greener products; the world truly does need more sustainable brands. The stresses on the earth’s systems are very evident and are growing with the expanding global middle class; people are becoming more aware of this fact. There is an increased concern about the amount of pollutants that are found in our food and even in our bloodstreams. The global demand for natural or organic products is growing and doesn’t seem to be stopping.

Monday, 2017, October 30 - 17:11

Take a look at the interview The Hindu Business Line has done to Elisa Tonda, Head of the Consumption and Production Unit at UNEP. In this interview she talks about what UNEP is doing to promote circular economy and what challenges remain.

Thursday, 2017, October 26 - 15:32

Bizcommunity - Custom recycled products are everywhere and are beneficial to both the environment and businesses that make use of them.

Thursday, 2017, October 26 - 15:27

South China Morning Post - The luxury parent company is fuelling a push to make luxury more sustainable

Wednesday, 2017, October 25 - 13:29

Recycling Magazine - In view of the upcoming trilogue meeting on the Circular Economy Package on 25 October, FEAD members call on the EU institutions to maintain the ambitious legally binding targets for recycling and landfill diversion, which are a central part of the revised package.

Wednesday, 2017, October 25 - 13:20 - Some of the most exciting developments in fashion aren't happening on the runway — they're happening in the lab.

Thursday, 2017, October 19 - 10:42

The Guardian - Cotton has a disastrous foorprint, leather is destroying the Amazon, polyester threatens the ozone layer. Luckily there are some new fabrics on the way.

Wednesday, 2017, October 18 - 12:07

Just-Style - Leather chemical and coating company Sathl has opened a new application Lab in Arzignano in Italy, and has joined forces with New Zeland´s Lowe Coorporation wich will use the company Easywhite Tan tanning system.

Wednesday, 2017, October 18 - 11:32

IISD - HLPF 2018 will take place from 9-18 July 2018, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. The meeting will address the theme, 'Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies'.

Tuesday, 2017, October 17 - 09:52

The Daily Star - President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have laid emphases on following precise standards in manufacturing products and providing services to achieve consumers' satisfaction and attain desired success in business.

Tuesday, 2017, October 17 - 09:42

Nikkei Asian Review - Paul Polman says businesses must be part of society's solution.

Tuesday, 2017, October 17 - 09:37

Sustainable Brands - Consumers increasingly want to buy from brands that are environmentally responsible - and many forward-thinking companies have responded by embracing sustainability. However, there remains a disconnect between sustainability pursuits and the extent to which companies share their journey with consumers.

Tuesday, 2017, October 17 - 09:32

IISD - Member States focused on issues related to climate change, infrastructure support, technology transfer, including for MICs and multi-stakeholder partnerships for securing needed resources. They also shared plans for VNR presentations at the HLPF and shared progress on assistance and projects related to land restoration, oceans, renewable energy and gender equality, among other topics.

Monday, 2017, October 16 - 09:31

The Daily Star - The High Court yesterday directed the authorities to complete the construction of all relevant structures, including the central effluent treatment plant (ETP), at the tannery estate in Savar in the next four weeks.

Wednesday, 2017, October 11 - 15:55

The sun Daily - Taiwan continued its innovation efforts, in the green technology industry, by showcasing 35 innovative green products at the International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM) 2017.

Wednesday, 2017, October 11 - 15:52

BIO-BASED World News - Two key industry players, DowDuPont Specialty Products and global textile solutions provider Unifi, Inc. are collaborating to create high-performance, renewably sourced garment insulation, offering leading apparel brands a new sustainable choice for cold-weather products.

Wednesday, 2017, October 11 - 15:29

BBC News - We continue to buy new clothes at an incredible rate. How can manufacturers reduce fashion's environmental footprint?

Wednesday, 2017, October 11 - 15:24

Fast - The New Jersey startup is biofabricating a leather substitute that’s eerily like the real thing–without the environmental footprint.

Monday, 2017, October 9 - 18:06

Inter Press Service - Jointly organized by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the four-day event will serve as a platform bringing together over 300 high-level ministers, thought leaders, institutional investors and decision makers to catalyze creative solutions for transformational green growth in Africa and the world over. The discussions will revolve around achieving Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement and making progress on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

Monday, 2017, October 9 - 09:27

Sourcing Journal - While child labor and unsafe working conditions remain prevalent in the leather industry, a group of investors is demanding additional labor compliance for tannery audits.

Friday, 2017, October 6 - 15:04

Leather International - Stahl recently opened the doors to a new Center of Excellence outside Barcelona. The facility is the latest component of the group’s continuing commitment to a sustainable chemical supply chain, as Ross Davies reports from Catalonia.

Thursday, 2017, October 5 - 18:07

Packaging Europe - Four experts share a wide view of the factors driving innovation across the European labelling market with Packaging Europe’s Libby White.

Wednesday, 2017, October 4 - 17:13

Triple Pundit - The first day of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Second Sustainable Retail Summit drew to a close yesterday, and it was a great success. Taking place at the Centre Mont-Royal in Montréal, the Sustainable Retail Summit has brought together over 230 “global leaders” from 26 countries to discuss the role of business in tackling today’s most pressing challenges, which can only be overcome through collective action: food waste, forced labour and consumer health.

Tuesday, 2017, October 3 - 18:37

Dealer Support - Penketh Group has revealed an increase in the number of customers looking for well-designed products with strong eco credentials.

Tuesday, 2017, October 3 - 18:14

The Economic Times - Leather industry has suggested the government to provide IGST exemption on imports of raw materials and capital goods used in making products for exports, CLE today said. Council for Leather Exports (CLE) said levy of IGST (integrated Goods and Services Tax) is affecting the liquidity of exporters and blunting their competitive edge. 

Monday, 2017, October 2 - 18:08

Waste Management World (WMW) - UN Environment has published a report which calls for action from government and businesses to prevent and reduce pollution and waste.

Friday, 2017, September 29 - 13:55 - Dr. Manish Pande, Director of Quality Council of India, shared his perspectives on Non-Tariff Measures with UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development).

Wednesday, 2017, September 27 - 14:43

Leather International - Smit & zoon has filed a European patent application for ‘lignin modified polyphenolic leather chemicals’, making it the first leather chemical company to use lignin modified polyphenolic in its products.

Tuesday, 2017, September 26 - 15:11

BOF ( - Following in the footsteps of rival group Kering, the luxury conglomerate said it will increase investment in improving its environmental credentials as shoppers are increasingly drawn to ethical brands.

Monday, 2017, September 25 - 13:24 - After learning that fashion causes pollution and worker suffering, Israeli student creates Marrakesh ecommerce community of international eco-brands.


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