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Build Back Better: The 5 Key Pillars for a Purposeful Post-COVID Reset
Build Back Better: The 5 Key Pillars for a Purposeful Post-COVID Reset

2 months ago - Over the past year, we conducted an extensive research project engaging over 100 sustainability leaders from around the world to understand how they thought sustainable business would evolve after the pandemic. Here’s how they think we can build back better brands.

Report: Holistic Solutions Needed to Future-Proof Edible Fats & Oils Industry
Report: Holistic Solutions Needed to Future-Proof Edible Fats & Oils Industry

2 months ago - The Edible Fats and Oils Collaboration urges the food and feed industry to advocate for new policy that considers the sustainability aspects of all fats and oils in one holistic system, instead of vilifying individual ingredients.

Leading Brands Share Mix of Success Stories, Cautionary Tales at SB’21 Madrid
Leading Brands Share Mix of Success Stories, Cautionary Tales at SB’21 Madrid

2 months ago - While showcasing brands leading the charge toward sustainability — including Interface and Tony’s Chocolonely — SB’21 Madrid gave equal weight to just how much work we have left to do: Only 13% of companies can accurately deem themselves “sustainable.”

In a COVID-19 World, What’s the Future of Organisational Purpose?
In a COVID-19 World, What’s the Future of Organisational Purpose?

4 months ago - As immense disruption continues around the globe, the spotlight on the role of business in tackling social and environmental challenges is intensifying. Here, Dr Sally Uren, Chief Executive of Forum for the Future, outlines why now is the time to re-evaluate corporate purpose.

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Report: 2021 Offers Narrow Window to Course Correct for Sustainable Future
Report: 2021 Offers Narrow Window to Course Correct for Sustainable Future

11 months ago - New report from Forum for the Future asserts that the decisions we make in the next 6-18 months will lock in unsustainable practices or set us on a pathway towards a fairer, more sustainable and resilient world.

Report: Unlocking Manufacturer Innovation Key to Achieving Circular Fashion
Report: Unlocking Manufacturer Innovation Key to Achieving Circular Fashion

1 year ago - With the COVID-19 and climate crises threatening industry’s dominant business model — which is based on continued growth in production — circular models will need to be at the heart of fashion’s growth plans going forward.

From What to How: Enter the Era of Transformation
From What to How: Enter the Era of Transformation

1 year ago - With a goal of contributing to change and understanding how COVID-19 will influence sustainable development; at Quiero, we have undertaken an ambitious project: #aBetterWay — a search for answers from our global community of leaders based on reflection, learning and action.

Ambitious Vision for Manmade Cellulosic Fibers Promises Greater Resilience for Textile Industry
Ambitious Vision for Manmade Cellulosic Fibers Promises Greater Resilience for Textile Industry

1 year ago - New report highlights the huge potential of manmade fibers such as viscose, modal and lyocell to create a more sustainable future, and outlines a sector-wide vision that could revolutionize multiple industries.

New Report Reveals Roadmap to Transform US Ag System from Extractive to Regenerative
New Report Reveals Roadmap to Transform US Ag System from Extractive to Regenerative

1 year ago - Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis, a new report from Forum for the Future highlights the critical role of regenerative agricultural practices in delivering future food system resilience.

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Report: We Must Move Beyond Plant-Based Products to Ensure Sustainable Food Future
Report: We Must Move Beyond Plant-Based Products to Ensure Sustainable Food Future

1 year ago - New analysis from Forum for the Future explores the public commitments of 132 leading food companies and outlines a five-point plan to get businesses on track towards a more sustainable global food system.

How Rebalancing Power Dynamics Can Create More Sustainable Value Chains
How Rebalancing Power Dynamics Can Create More Sustainable Value Chains

1 year ago - From growers to sellers and consumers, there’s no doubt coffee touches billions of people every single day. But as coffee prices continue to decline, how can we address the underlying power dynamics that are driving unsustainable practices?

Insights from the Big Apple: How Do We Turn the Glitz of Climate Week into Action?
Insights from the Big Apple: How Do We Turn the Glitz of Climate Week into Action?

1 year ago - Climate Week NYC saw the UN declare the 2020s “the decade of delivery.” But while progress has been made, are we too self-congratulatory, staying comfortable within our own echo chambers? Are we really delivering enough at the scale and pace needed?

SB'19 Detroit: Transparency, Alliances Unsnarling the Tangled Webs We Weave
SB'19 Detroit: Transparency, Alliances Unsnarling the Tangled Webs We Weave

2 years ago - SB'19 Detroit was full of rich discussions from brands, technology providers and alliances driving holistic changes in supply chains and other complex systems — and shining light on problems along the way.

Forum for the Future: Building Collaboration at the Intersection of Vision and Action
Forum for the Future: Building Collaboration at the Intersection of Vision and Action

2 years ago - CEO Dr. Sally Uren has a realistic understanding of collaborations and shares how combining forces is the way forward.

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Forum for the Future, Fashion for Good Examine Potential Futures for Fashion
Forum for the Future, Fashion for Good Examine Potential Futures for Fashion

2 years ago - New studies released today at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit dive into potential futures for the fashion industry — Forum for the Future examines four distinct, climate-changed scenarios; while Fashion for Good assesses the viability of three circular business models.

Forum for the Future Presents Fatty, Oily Challenge to Global Food, Ag Value Chain
Forum for the Future Presents Fatty, Oily Challenge to Global Food, Ag Value Chain

2 years ago - Building on the work of Protein Challenge 2040 and Feed Compass, this three-year, global initiative is focused on accelerating the sustainable production and use of edible fats and oils.

No More Band-Aids: We Need a Radical New Plan, Report Warns
No More Band-Aids: We Need a Radical New Plan, Report Warns

2 years ago - Rising nationalism and global migration among seven trends impacting future of sustainability, according to a new report from Forum for the Future.

How a Practical Guide to Sourcing Sustainable Cotton Could Help Transform the Industry
How a Practical Guide to Sourcing Sustainable Cotton Could Help Transform the Industry

3 years ago - ‘I would like to source more sustainable cotton, but I’m not quite sure where to start. There seems to be an awful lot of standards out there, and I’m not quite sure what the differences are between them.’

Why My OBE Shows That the Greatest Sustainability Challenges Lie Ahead, Not Behind Us
Why My OBE Shows That the Greatest Sustainability Challenges Lie Ahead, Not Behind Us

3 years ago - On Thursday, June 14th, I will be with my closest family at Buckingham Palace, proudly receiving my OBE. For those outside the UK, this may not mean much (unless you’ve been watching “The Crown”), but the award is a public recognition of doing something useful — in my case, for services to sustainability.

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When Will We Truly Begin Designing for Circularity?
When Will We Truly Begin Designing for Circularity?

3 years ago - If I took one thing away from the Circular Economy sessions at SB’18 Vancouver, it was the need to design for the end of a product’s first life. Note I said, “first life,” because ideally it will be endlessly recycled. That said, as new products come online, designers need to be asking, what materials are we using? Can the product itself be reused like the very cool fashion pieces curated by Beyond Retro (a Bank & Vogue LTD company), or will it be recycled and recreated like Brambles’ packaging solutions?

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