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Why we can't stop talking about greenwashing

GreenBiz

If we don’t know what greenwashing is, how can we avoid it or fight it

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Beginning of the End for Greenwashing?

3BL Media

This is a key conclusion in the latest edition of The GRI Perspective: Auditing to save the planet: the battle against greenwashing. Eelco van der Enden, CEO of GRI, said: “To put it simply , greenwashing is akin to fraud: it misleads stakeholders, markets and consumers – and must be stopped.

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What to know about Europe's new anti-greenwashing laws

GreenBiz

Supply chain transparency is crucial to building consumer trust in the face of greenwashing

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Will the CSRD End Greenwashing?

3BL Media

DESCRIPTION: Recently, the European Parliament voted in the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, aimed at ending inaccuracies and falsehoods in greenwashing. Will CSRD be the end of greenwashing? KEYWORDS: NYSE: WK, Workiva, CSRD, greenwashing, esg, ESG Reporting.

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Canadian doctors prescribe fines for natural gas 'greenwashers'

Corporate Knights

Rather than dismiss “clean gas” propaganda as the last gasp of a desperate industry, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) is fighting the industry’s climate claims with an ambitious bid to establish “greenwashing” as unacceptable – and maybe, eventually, illegal.

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Greenwashing corporate communications is slowing climate progress

Corporate Knights

The silence and half-truths – commonly referred to as green blushing and greenwashing – are slowing climate progress. The silence and half-truths – commonly referred to as green blushing and greenwashing – are slowing climate progress. Leadership business Climate change greenwash

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Greenwashing terms to avoid at any cost

GreenBiz

Want to be true in advertising, earn trust and avoid lawsuits? Steer clear of this lingo (and use other terms with care

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How greenwashing fools us

Environmental News Bits

Green lifestyle GreenwashingRead the full story in the New York Times. It’s hard to see through misleading claims, even for those who care about the environment. Be very skeptical.

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Episode 347: Politics, greenwashing, burnout antidote

GreenBiz

Joe Zammit-Lucia has experience in both business and politics, as a CEO, a marketer and across the spectrum of research and development. He joins GreenBiz 350 to chat about his book, "The New Political Capitalism

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Greenwashing Warning Signs: How to Spot Them

Impakter

Greenwashing Warning Signs: How to Spot Them. Greenwashing is always on our radar. Cleansing retail of misleading marketing that fills your shopping carts with greenwashed items is part of the reason why the Impakter marketplace got its start. Impakter.

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Greenwashing & the First Amendment

Environmental News Bits

Greenwashing & the First Amendment.” Critics argue (or at least question whether) such claims constitute greenwashing, which refers to a set of deceptive marketing practices … Continue reading Greenwashing & the First Amendment. Environmental law Greenwashing PublicationsShanor, Amanda and Light, Sarah E. 2022).

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European Regulators Launch Greenwashing Study

ESG Today

Europe’s three primary financial regulatory agencies, the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) announced today a Call for Evidence on greenwashing, aimed at gathering information on greenwashing risks and practices across the banking, insurance and financial markets sectors.

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Investors Warned of Six Shades of Greenwashing

Chris Hall

Non-profit Planet Tracker identifies widening range of greenwashing practices, which may require greater regulatory involvement as well as investor vigilance. . The report identifies six different types of greenwashing which contribute to making the issue tougher to tackle.

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Tips on marketing sustainability without greenwashing

GreenBiz

PepsiCo sustainability and social impact market executive Maddy Kulkarni discusses her new book, “Social Impact Marketing,” a primer for building awareness of sustainable products and solutions

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Advocates urge regulation of banks’ climate commitments to avoid greenwashing

Corporate Knights

A coalition of environmental groups is calling on the federal government to regulate climate commitments made by banks and other financial institutions to avoid greenwashing and accelerate change. .

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Want to avoid greenwashing? Be clear about what it means

GreenBiz

Companies need shared definitions of this and related terms

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How to Avoid Greenwashing When Choosing ESG Investments

3BL Media

Tweet me: How to Avoid Greenwashing When Choosing ESG Investments by Lori Keith, Director of Research at Parnassus Investments -- [link] || #ESG #esginvesting #advisors #innovation @Parnassus_Funds. SOURCE: GreenMoney Journal.

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Are you greenwashing, wishing or walking?

GreenBiz

Are you greenwashing, wishing or walking? Some boards approve, some feel comfortable doing so and are hoping for the best; others are afraid to be called out on greenwashing but approve them anyway, because "everyone else" are setting goals. Helle Bank Jorgensen.

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Austria Sues the EU Over Greenwashing

Impakter

Austria Sues the EU Over Greenwashing. Environmentalists were quick to call the move an attempt at “greenwashing”, submitting legal challenges in September to contest the decision. The post Austria Sues the EU Over Greenwashing appeared first on Impakter. Impakter.

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RBC shareholder resolution confronts greenwashing loopholes in ‘sustainable debt’

Corporate Knights

The post RBC shareholder resolution confronts greenwashing loopholes in ‘sustainable debt’ appeared first on Corporate Knights.

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Austria Sues the EU Over Greenwashing

Impakter

Austria Sues the EU Over Greenwashing. Environmentalists were quick to call the move an attempt at “greenwashing”, submitting legal challenges in September to contest the decision. The post Austria Sues the EU Over Greenwashing appeared first on Impakter. Impakter.

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Rules for a net-zero energy strategy

GreenBiz

Is your energy strategy greenwashing

Net Zero 271
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Advocates blast RBC's new climate targets as 'greenwashing'

Corporate Knights

There’s a dictionary-official definition for RBC’s climate targets: it’s called greenwashing,” said Richard Brooks, climate finance program director at Stand.earth. The post Advocates blast RBC's new climate targets as 'greenwashing' appeared first on Corporate Knights.

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How greenwashing affects the bottom line

Environmental News Bits

Greenwashing PublicationsRead the full story from Harvard Business Review. New research shows that when companies overcommit and/or do not deliver on promised socially responsible initiatives they damage their relationships with their customers. However, a company’s reputation for product quality or innovation may partially mitigate such a negative impact on customer satisfaction.

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Guest Post: Combatting Greenwashing

ESG Today

Firstly transparent disclosure makes it harder for investment managers to “greenwash” their products and fool investors that they are following altruistic goals. It doesn’t bode well and surely adds to the potential for greenwashing.

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UN experts demand crackdown on greenwashing of net-zero pledges

GreenBiz

High-level group releases report at COP27 saying policies should be ‘about cutting emissions, not corners

Net Zero 264
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Eiopa: how we plan to stop insurers greenwashing

Environmental Finance

Europe's insurance authority explains its plans to address greenwashing, including how the term is defined and what measures it intends to take to prevent it, in this Q&A with Joshua Geer

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Why We Need a Legal Definition for ‘Greenwashing’

Impakter

Impakter Why We Need a Legal Definition for ‘Greenwashing’ The European Union (EU) could soon implement harsher regulations on what companies can get away with when they claim to be greener than they actually are, according to a leaked new EU draft greenwashing law seen by Bloomberg.

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Call for US Greenwashing Rules to Extend to Human Rights

Chris Hall

Plans by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to crack down on greenwashing by fund managers must be revised to cover not just environmental but human rights issues. The post Call for US Greenwashing Rules to Extend to Human Rights appeared first on ESG Investor.

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Switzerland to Address Greenwashing with Sustainable Investment Label Rules

ESG Today

The Council stated that the proposals form part of efforts to prevent greenwashing, or the mischaracterization or exaggeration of the sustainability characteristics and attributes of financial products and services.

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ICMA: EU regulators' greenwashing definition 'unhelpful'

Environmental Finance

The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) has described the initial 'greenwashing' definition proposed by EU regulators as "excessively broad" and "unhelpful" towards developing regulatory approaches to the issue

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UN Experts Demand Crackdown on Greenwashing of Net Zero Pledges

Impakter

UN Experts Demand Crackdown on Greenwashing of Net Zero Pledges. A UN group set up to crack down on the greenwashing of net zero pledges by industry and government has called for “red lines” […]. COP27 Impact Fossil Fuels Greenwashing Net zero emissions United Nations

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European Commission proposes ‘greenwashing’ ban and new consumer rights

Environmental News Bits

The European Commission has proposed to update the EU consumer rules, aiming to obligate producers to provide information on products’ durability and reparability and ban ‘greenwashing’ practices. The proposals hope to empower consumers for ‘the green transition’, allowing consumers the opportunity to make informed and environment-friendly choices when buying … Continue reading European Commission proposes ‘greenwashing’ ban and new consumer rights.

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ASIC opens greenwashing spree

Green Career News

An energy company has been fined in ASIC’s first action taken over corporate greenwashing. News Articles

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Episode 335: Getting circular with Google, greenwashing debate

GreenBiz

Also in this episode, we catch up with Women in Sustainability Leadership award honoree Fahmida Bangert, senior director and head of ESG for Intuitive Surgical

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Australian regulator issues first greenwashing fine

Environmental Finance

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has issued its first 'greenwashing' fine, to energy company Tlou Energy

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EU Watchdogs Ask for Input on Greenwashing Risks

Chris Hall

The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) have issued a Call for Evidence to stakeholders on greenwashing. . The ESAs have also asked for any available data to help them gain a more concrete sense of the scale of greenwashing and areas of particularly high risk. .

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'Greenhushing' in 2023 could be 'as harmful as greenwashing'

Environmental Finance

Greenhushing' will become a growing problem in 2023, Apex has warned, after rising pressure from investors and regulators on 'greenwashing' in 2022

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Avoiding the greenwashers

Financial Times: Moral Money

In an industry awash with ESG ratings and rankings, the FT’s Charlotte Middlehurst explores how investors can avoid the greenwashers

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Are you greenwashing, wishing or walking?

Environmental News Bits

Read more → Corporate sustainability GreenwashingRead the full story at GreenBiz. Goals, targets and commitments are worthless without accountability and enforcement — and that goes for countries as well as companies.

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How diligent client onboarding can mitigate greenwashing

Environmental Finance

Ensuring efficient data collection from clients can be a key tool in tackling greenwashing risks, argues Edel Brophy

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Australian regulator 'going about greenwashing the right way'

Environmental Finance

The Australian regulator's principles-based approach is the "right way" to tackle greenwashing in a market which is still trying to build out its sustainability capabilities, the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) has said

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European supervisors launch consultation on greenwashing

Environmental Finance

The three European Supervisory Authorities have launched a consultation on greenwashing practices in the EU asset management, banking and insurance sectors