Monthly Archives: September 2013
Sep 5, 2013
RESOLVE has launched the Sustainability Standards Partnership (SSP) to help identify, improve and promote the most credible and effective voluntary sustainability standards and disclosure tools in the marketplace. The SSP is a forum where best-in-class standards organizations; forward-thinking business and institutional end-users; and credible experts from NGOs and academia work together to identify and protect the value of voluntary, market-based sustainability standards and disclosure tools.
“We see an urgent need for stakeholders across government, civil society and business who contributed extensively to the development of sustainability standards, to now confront growing complexity, costly inefficiencies for corporate and institutional end-users, and market confusion,” said Tim Warman, the partnership’s director. “In this pilot phase, we will develop a decision model to help differentiate and support uptake of high-bar standards and disclosure tools.”
Click here to see the full press release.
For more information on the Sustainability Standards Partnership, please visit www.standardspartnership.org.
For previous RESOLVE work on this issue, see the multi-stakeholder 2012 report Toward Sustainability: The Roles and Limitations of Certification.
- Dana Goodson, Senior Facilitator
Sep 4, 2013
RESOLVE today announced the launch of the Sustainability Standards Partnership (SSP), with the mission of working to help identify, improve and promote the most credible and effective voluntary sustainability standards and disclosure tools in the marketplace.
Sep 3, 2013
The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) has just selected RESOLVE Senior Advisor John Jostes to receive the 2013 Sharon M. Pickett Award for Environmental Protection through Conflict Resolution. The award recognizes “significant and important” contributions to environmental protection for a project or over the length of one’s career.
John deserves this award and the recognition it brings. He has helped stakeholders work through such dicey issues as sharing water and protecting species, and beyond conservation to issues like homelessness. As a Senior Advisor to RESOLVE, John focuses on water and climate.
Check out the award announcement here.