In 2015, UN member states approved the 2030 Agenda, known as SDG2030 Agenda, for sustainable development. The agenda integrates the economic, social and environmental pillars of development within the Sustainable
There are genuine labels out there for consumers, but even these vary in authenticity. Some are specific to certain types of products, others are more general. In this article, we’ll delve into some of the major industries using eco friendly labels and some of the most trustworthy certifications to look out for.
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Studies suggest transparency and accountability lead to positive social and economic outcomes. Good governance, therefore, lies in the degree to which authorities to be subject to scrutiny, as well as the willingness of citizens to demand access to information.
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