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SDGs: An ETF To Save The World

| 25/04/2019 | Reply
SDGs: An ETF To Save The World

Due to the unique way the Impact Shares ETFs are structured, every dollar invested in SDGA translates into money for economic development projects worldwide.

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USA: Beyond Meat’s IPO plans give it a $1.2 billion valuation

| 24/04/2019 | 1 Reply
USA: Beyond Meat’s IPO plans give it a $1.2 billion valuation

Today, customers can buy Beyond Meat protein in stores, or eat items made with Beyond Meat proteins at some fast food chains, such as Carl’s Jr.

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SDGs: What will it take to fix flailing SDG funding?

| 24/04/2019 | Reply
SDGs: What will it take to fix flailing SDG funding?

The international community is not acting fast enough to mobilize finance for the Sustainable Development Goals, experts gathered at the Financing for Development Forum told Devex.

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SDGs: The fight to define Regenerative Agriculture

| 24/04/2019 | Reply
SDGs: The fight to define Regenerative Agriculture

Changes of this nature to farming practices could help U.S. agriculture draw down 250 million tons of carbon dioxide annually.

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SDGs: HSBC and Walmart launch green finance program

| 24/04/2019 | Reply
SDGs: HSBC and Walmart launch green finance program

The retailer has promised to cut one gigaton of carbon emissions from its supply chain by 2030, as part of the company’s wider science-based emissions targets.

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‘New Malaysia’ opens new dimension in bilateral ties — Argentinian envoy

| 19/04/2019 | Reply
‘New Malaysia’ opens new dimension in bilateral ties — Argentinian envoy

He said Argentina is delighted with the latest development especially under the leadership of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, which saw more initiatives developed after he came to power last year.

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WHO says climate change could have ‘considerable’ food safety impact

| 19/04/2019 | Reply
WHO says climate change could have ‘considerable’ food safety impact

WHO is working with countries to raise awareness of increased foodborne risks associated with climate change and to help them draft national plans.

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Lightlife, Field Roast Parent Plans New U.S. Plant-Based Meat Factory

| 19/04/2019 | Reply
Lightlife, Field Roast Parent Plans New U.S. Plant-Based Meat Factory

Canada’s Maple Leaf Foods took another step toward its goal of becoming the world’s biggest protein supplier this week.

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A Look at Halal Branding with the Man who made it Cool

| 17/04/2019 | Reply
A Look at Halal Branding with the Man who made it Cool

Professor Jonathan A.J. Wilson’s new book on Halal Branding is an enlightening and entertaining read to help understand the new Halal consumers and products they are looking for.

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Visit Modanisa.com for this year’s essential modest fashion spring/summer looks

| 17/04/2019 | Reply
Visit Modanisa.com for this year’s essential modest fashion spring/summer looks

With a wide variety of garments sourced from over 500 fashion labels, this season’s offering has options for every taste and every forecasted  temperament.

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In rich countries, the middle class is getting smaller and smaller, generation by generation

| 16/04/2019 | Reply
In rich countries, the middle class is getting smaller and smaller, generation by generation

The “economic influence” of the middle class has also dropped sharply over time, said the OECD report, which was published on April 10.

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USA: $60 Billion U.S. Retailer to Use IBM’s Blockchain-Powered Food Trust

| 15/04/2019 | Reply
USA: $60 Billion U.S. Retailer to Use IBM’s Blockchain-Powered Food Trust

The food industry is one of the innumerable industries that have embraced blockchain technology and Abertsons has joined the blockchain revolution.

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Dubai: Arab Brazilian Chamber presented cosmetic markets in Dubai

| 15/04/2019 | Reply
Dubai: Arab Brazilian Chamber presented cosmetic markets in Dubai

Beautyworld Middle East, a beauty trade show running from April 15 to 17 in Dubai where Brazilian companies will be exhibiting.

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‘The clock is ticking’ on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, says UN deputy chief

| 12/04/2019 | Reply
‘The clock is ticking’ on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, says UN deputy chief

The economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development call for “a fully integrated approach” that engages everyone.

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Opinion: The role of women in urban development as planners, builders, city dwellers, is crucial

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Opinion: The role of women in urban development as planners, builders, city dwellers, is crucial

There is a significant danger in misinterpreting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as separate disciplines that need to be dealt with one by one and in isolation.

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Is it time for the hospitality sector to align to the SDGs?

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Is it time for the hospitality sector to align to the SDGs?

The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) has called on the food industry to follow the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to achieve the innovation required.

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Sustainable business is good business: Creating financial tipping points for the Global Goals

| 03/04/2019 | Reply
Sustainable business is good business: Creating financial tipping points for the Global Goals

Almost four years into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, it is clear that the actions we are taking are not transformational enough, nor at the scale and pace needed.

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How do you know where your olive oil really comes from?

| 22/03/2019 | Reply
How do you know where your olive oil really comes from?

Food suppliers are making efforts to guarantee the provenance of their food themselves, using new tools such as blockchain technology and tracking supply chains to approach food fraud.

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Pestalotiopsis Microspora: The Mushroom That Eats Plastic

| 11/03/2019 | Reply
Pestalotiopsis Microspora: The Mushroom That Eats Plastic

More precisely, Pestalotiopsis microspora consumes polyurethane, the key ingredient in plastic products, and converts it to organic matter.

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Saudi Arabia: Could lab-grown meat be in Saudi Arabia’s future?

| 06/03/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Could lab-grown meat be in Saudi Arabia’s future?

We have to keep an eye on technologies and how they emerge. We have all heard about how meat production is shifting from the normal farm to labs.

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