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Remembering Jason Potts

It is with great sadness that we announce that Jason Potts, visionary and leader in championing inclusive sustainability standards, has died. He passed away peacefully on the morning of January 31, 2018 in Montreal, surrounded by his family. “Jason was a much beloved colleague at IISD; everyone a...

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Farm Practices Must Change to Protect Endangered Species and Habitats

ZURICH, June 27, 2017 — Sustainable agriculture practices must be widely implemented in order to stem an alarming loss of biodiversity and to protect endangered species. This is according to the Standards and Biodiversity report released Tuesday by the International Institute for Sustai...

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Jason Potts Presented with First IISD Outstanding Achievement Award

IISD is pleased to announce Jason Potts as the recipient of the inaugural Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of his vision and leadership in championing inclusive sustainability standards. “At this critical moment in the world’s history, IISD recognizes the value of creative, ...

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Sustainable Seafood Market is Surging, Study Finds

GENEVA—May 11, 2016—The sustainable seafood market is surging. In 2015, demand from big retailers and restaurant chains pushed suppliers to certify a catch valued at $11.5 billion USD, a study published Wednesday found. Sustainable seafood now accounts for 14 percent of global productio...

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A Beef with Competition

The arrival of ethical beef at Earls restaurants should be considered good news. But the Canadian chain’s controversial decision to snub humane producers in Canada and only buy from U.S. sources points to the disruptive potential of competitive forces within ethical labeling. There are currently...

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