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1. Can a tiny clothing company force the shipping industry to clean up its act? Each year, tens of thousands of merchant vessels carrying everything from iron ore to iPhones burn enough heavy fuel oil to release more than a billion metric tons of carbon dioxide. This represents nearly 3 percent of global emission. – Read More on Grist

2. Marta Ortega Pérez Is the Secret to Zara’s Success: As someone who embodies the extremes of the fashion industry, the 37-year-old daughter of Inditex founder Amancio Ortega is helping Zara batter down the traditionally unquestioned divide between luxury fashion and mass apparel. – Read More on the WSJ

3. Boards Need Real Diversity, Not Tokenism: The U.S. stock exchange has won approval for a new rule that requires corporate boards to become more diverse. Now companies must implement that – and go beyond the numerical requirements and box-checking to create a thoughtful, purposeful solution. – Read More on HBR

4. Beyond Appearing ‘Green’ – New Sustainability Efforts in Fashion Start with Internal Change: Confirming this fuzziness, a recent ICPEN report found that “40 percent of green claims made online could be misleading consumers.” In this way, many brands are able to create the appearance of eco-consciousness without delivering meaningful results. – Read More on Nasdaq

5. RELATED READ:  Nearly 50% of Companies’ Sustainability Claims Are “Exaggerated, False, or Deceptive,” According to New Probe. The European Commission announced that the sweeping probe into hundreds of websites and a subsequent closer examination of 344 “seemingly dubious claims” resulted in a finding that “in more than half of the cases,” the claim-making company did not provide “sufficient information for consumers to judge the claim’s accuracy.” – Read More on TFL

6. Can the ‘high heel index’ predict economic growth? “The index worked by analyzing social media and other online sources for influencer and consumer references to shoes and boots where there was either a specific height of heel mentioned, like ‘four inches’ or a phrase that could be equated easily to a height.” – Read more on the Guardian