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SFI Releases New Sustainable Forestry Standards, NGO Says Not So Fast

Last week the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) released a new set of standards that will guide the organization’s certification practices through 2019. In…
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Corporate Activism on Display Against 3M at the Sustainable Brands Conference

At this week’s Sustainable Brands conference in San Diego, thousands of socially minded business leaders got a special taste of what the new…
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Interview: Kathy Abusow, President & CEO of Sustainable Forestry Initiative

In my first interview from last week's Fortune Brainstorm Green conference I had a chance to talk to Kathy Abusow, President & CEO…
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Join the Forest Certification Movement to Meet Your Sustainability Goals

Most people treasure healthy forests and want to ensure that they are around for future generations. One of the best ways to do…
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Responsible Forestry: Can Certification Save Our Forests?

It’s tough not to feel a sense of sorrow when watching recent images of the California Rimfire, which scorched 370 square miles of…
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More Brands Dump Sustainable Forest Initiative’s Paper Certification Program

On Wednesday, ForestEthics announced more major brands have moved away from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) paper products certification program.
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IKEA Faces Criticism Over Use of FSC Certification

Following its plans to become forest positive by 2020, IKEA finds out that with the pursuit of bolder sustainability goals comes more scrutiny,…
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Students Demand University Endowments Stop Investing in Fossil Fuel Stocks

A growing trend has college students demanding that their university endowment funds rid themselves of fossil fuel stocks. But are they right? Will…
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Can Socially Responsible Investments Push Our Economy Forward?

According to a new report more than one out of every nine dollars under professional management in the U.S. is invested today according…
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Seals of Approval: Paper Certification Systems

Sustainable forestry practices are at the heart of the North American paper and pulp industry. Thanks to an ever-growing variety of consumer resources,…
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Boy Scouts Team with SFI in Forest Stewardship Program

The Boy Scouts of America has joined with the industry certification group Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc., in an effort that could see more…
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7 More Companies Reject SFI

7 companies, including Pitney Bowes, Ruby Tuesday, Phillips Van Heusen, and US Airways are taking action to avoid the use of the SFI…

Maine’s Governor Helps SFI Win an Important Battle Over FSC

I have to admit that I got it wrong. Last September, I wrote here about the battle between the competing forest products certification…
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Hawaiian Business Owners Can Now Choose B-Corporation

In June of this year, Hawaii became the fifth state to pass a law defining credentials local companies must go through to earn…
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Seven Companies Stop Using SFI Certified Wood

Here’s a quick green test: What is the eco-label that generates the most controversy? If you answered SFI give yourself an A. Now…