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Top stories shaping your industry for the month of March 2022

Supply chains will never be the same: The Ukraine-Russia war could permanently reshape global supply chains. Fast Company explains why.

In fact, the war has created the greatest global food crisis since World War II: France’s ambassador to the UN, Nicolas de Rivière, said “Russia’s aggression against Ukraine is increasing the risk of famine around the world” and that populations in developing countries would be the first to be affected.

CO2 emissions peaked in 2021: Global CO2 emissions reached the highest level in history in 2021, as the world bounced back from the pandemic, according to an analysis by the IEA.

‘Mixed bag’ of data: The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed a plan that would require all public companies to provide uniform, comparable disclosures on climate risk.

Data is the barrier: Most CFOs and executives in the US say that proper access to reliable data is the main hurdle in ESG reporting, a survey by Deloitte found.

US-EU energy cooperation: This month, the US and the European Commission announced a strategic energy cooperation to strength Europe’s energy security and reduce the continent’s dependence on Russia’s fossil fuels.


Ukraine, Moldova plug in to Europe: The electricity grids of Ukraine and Moldova have been successfully synchronized with the Continental European Grid. Engineers accomplished “a year’s work in two weeks,” according to Kadri Simson, the European Union’s Commissioner for Energy.