Lara Koritzke

Driving business growth and productivity through the SDGs

Lara Koritzke, Director of Development and Communications at ISEAL, reflects on the Sustainable Development Goals and how sustainable business can contribute to growth.

Talking about credible standards in a Trump State

ISEAL’s Director of Development and Communications joined a 900-delegate green business conference in Arizona to talk claims, credibility, SDGs, and impact.

Looking back, pushing forward: ISEAL memories from 2016

While 2016 was a painful year for the world in so many ways, we nonetheless reflect on what made 2016 an important year for the evolution of the sustainability standards movement. As we look forward to our many ambitious goals as an Alliance, we know that 2017 will be a challenging one, but we are ready.

ISEAL unveils new strategy to 2020

ISEAL's Board has signed off on its new strategy from 2017-2020 focusing on how ISEAL members will drive sustainability at scale.

Call for impact data loud and clear at forum for business leaders

The bulk of the evidence on sustainability standards is now coming together in a public web portal that was launched this week at Sustainable Brands in Boston.

Comments sought on draft certification standard for beef production in US and Canada

The Grasslands Alliance, set up by a coalition including Rainforest Alliance, has released for public consultation the first certification standard for cattle in North America, providing a sister standard to Sustainable Agriculture Network’s standard for beef in the tropics. Comments are due by 31st December, 2016.

ISEAL receives Swiss government support for its innovations programme

Earlier this year ISEAL announced it would be driving innovation in standards systems through a new programme and a dedicated fund. That fund has now gotten a significant boost through support from the Swiss government.

Comprehensive literature reviews of standards' impacts

Here you can find links to the current comprehensive literature review publications that bring together a bulk of evidence on the impacts of standards systems

Podcast: UNDP's plan for cocoa in the Dominican Republic to boost yields 200%

In this interview with Leif Pedersen, Senior Commodities Adviser for UNDP's Green Commodities Programme, he shares the National Action Plan for cocoa in the Dominican Republic and how sustainability standards can play a strong role in transforming sectors.

Eight Certifications Sign Agreement to Drive Pesticide Reduction

ISEAL has seen eight of its full members sign a historic agreement to work together to reduce the use of pesticides. The agreement also sets out a consistent plan to move towards eliminating highly hazardous pesticides, finding alternatives, and creating common tools for producers to use.
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