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Tesco, Nestlé Poised to Benefit Most from Impending Plant-Based Protein Surge
Tesco, Nestlé Poised to Benefit Most from Impending Plant-Based Protein Surge

1 year ago - A shift in consumer awareness around sustainability is causing a surge in demand for plant-based proteins — an emerging market opportunity that global food companies won’t want to miss.

Nestlé, Danone, M&S Among Few Companies Walking the Talk on Ending Deforestation
Nestlé, Danone, M&S Among Few Companies Walking the Talk on Ending Deforestation

1 year ago - As an issue putting nearly a trillion dollars at risk, deforestation has quickly become a front-of-mind concern for businesses dependent on forest-risk commodities, such as timber, palm oil and cocoa. However, new data released by the Forest 500 shows that the 250 companies with the greatest influence over forests are failing to adequately address deforestation risks, and will not meet 2020 goals to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains.

150 Companies, NGOs Call for Global Ban on Oxo-Degradable Plastic Packaging
150 Companies, NGOs Call for Global Ban on Oxo-Degradable Plastic Packaging

2 years ago - The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative has published a statement calling for a ban on oxo-degradable plastic packaging, as evidence emerges linking the material to the mounting microplastics problem.

23 Companies Sign Manifesto to Halt Destruction of Brazilian Cerrado
23 Companies Sign Manifesto to Halt Destruction of Brazilian Cerrado

2 years ago - Soy and beef production have played significant roles in the exploitation of the Amazonian rainforest, but the rollout of regulations to protect these precious natural resources have had unexpected consequences, driving these activities into regions that have largely been left untouched, such as Brazil’s Cerrado, a vast tropical savanna ecoregion of 2 million square kilometers.

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Apparel, Textile Industry Giants Unite Around SDGs at 2017 Textile Sustainability Conference
Apparel, Textile Industry Giants Unite Around SDGs at 2017 Textile Sustainability Conference

2 years ago - Big news has been rolling out of the Textile Exchange 2017 Textile Sustainability Conference near Washington, D.C. this week, providing evidence of the major paradigm shift taking place in the apparel and textile industry.

M&S’ Mike Barry: Balance of Science, Emotion Needed to Engage Consumers in Circular Models
M&S’ Mike Barry: Balance of Science, Emotion Needed to Engage Consumers in Circular Models

2 years ago - For many retailers, circular thinking involves redefining products – and the raw materials contained within them – as assets that need to be kept in circulation for as long as possible. During each use phase, these assets may need to be reintroduced into different markets, requiring new customer relationships to be built.

CPG Giants Reaffirm Commitment to New Plastics Economy, Pledge $150M for Plastic-Free Oceans
CPG Giants Reaffirm Commitment to New Plastics Economy, Pledge $150M for Plastic-Free Oceans

2 years ago - With 8 million tonnes of plastic entering the ocean each year, we urgently need to change the way we make and use plastics, so that they don’t become waste in the first place. A host of announcements from major CPG companies and NGOs today from the Our Ocean 2017 conference in Malta signal the ongoing momentum behind the issue.

More Than 60% of FTSE 100 Companies Not Reporting Climate Risks
More Than 60% of FTSE 100 Companies Not Reporting Climate Risks

2 years ago - Despite growing investor demand for information surrounding businesses’ social and environmental performance, a new report from Carbon Clear has revealed that 61 FTSE 100 companies are not assessing or not disclosing climate risk in their annual reports.

Trending: New Tools Provide Businesses with Roadmap to Deliver on SDGs
Trending: New Tools Provide Businesses with Roadmap to Deliver on SDGs

2 years ago - Following through on the commitments outlined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals is one of the best shots companies have to maintain a competitive advantage and future-proof their businesses, but progress has thus far been lacking.

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CVS, Levi Strauss, Nike Among Latest US Companies to Commit to Science-Based Emissions Targets
CVS, Levi Strauss, Nike Among Latest US Companies to Commit to Science-Based Emissions Targets

2 years ago - Ahead of Climate Week NYC 2017, which runs from September 18–24, a surge of global companies announced their commitment to the Science Based Targets Initiative, driving the number of businesses committed to setting science-based emissions reductions targets upwards of 300. This year, more than 90 new companies have joined, demonstrating the private sector's commitment to aligning its efforts to tackle climate change with the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius.

Trending: Fashion Positive, H&M Launch New Tools, Tech to Accelerate Circular Fashion Movement
Trending: Fashion Positive, H&M Launch New Tools, Tech to Accelerate Circular Fashion Movement

2 years ago - The fashion and textile industries continue to make strides towards a more circular future with the emergence of new resources and technologies that make a sustainable shift easier than ever before.

Trending: New Tech Helping Everlane, M&S Clean Up the Dirty Business of Denim
Trending: New Tech Helping Everlane, M&S Clean Up the Dirty Business of Denim

2 years ago - Jeans are a sartorial staple for consumers around the world, but denim is a ‘dirty’ business. The production process generates a considerable amount of waste water, which is often released — untreated — back into the environment, contaminating water sources and soil with chemicals and heavy metals. Poor practices and lack of regulation are having a negative impact on the health of local populations, with communities near denim manufacturing hubs demonstrating significantly higher instances of reproductive and fertility problems, as well as chemical poisoning.

Could RFID Eliminate Food Waste – or All Product Waste – from Producer to Consumer?
Could RFID Eliminate Food Waste – or All Product Waste – from Producer to Consumer?

2 years ago - Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, which dates back to World War II radar systems, is increasingly being used to track goods throughout complex global supply chains.

Neighbourly, M&S Expand Redistribution Scheme Beyond Food Waste
Neighbourly, M&S Expand Redistribution Scheme Beyond Food Waste

2 years ago - Neighbourly, a social network connecting local projects and community needs with companies ready to help with funds and volunteers, has announced the expansion of its food surplus program to include non-food product donations. UK retail giant Marks & Spencer (M&S) is the first to sign onto the donation scheme.

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Trending: New Tech, Cross-Industry Accord Seek to Eradicate Forced Labor from Global Supply Chains
Trending: New Tech, Cross-Industry Accord Seek to Eradicate Forced Labor from Global Supply Chains

2 years ago - Across the globe, brands, manufacturers and employers are becoming more aware of the urgent need to address worker exploitation in global supply chains. Through the development of new cross-industry collaborations and technological solutions, industry leaders hope to put an end to forced labor.

Consumer Goods Forum Shares Best Practices to Eradicate Forced Labor from Global Supply Chains
Consumer Goods Forum Shares Best Practices to Eradicate Forced Labor from Global Supply Chains

2 years ago - In a bid to eradicate forced labor in global supply chains, a problem that affects 21 million people worldwide, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has released a new report, Business Actions Against Forced Labor, highlighting best practices in tackling the issue.

Sustainability Leaders Daunted, But Willing to Work Together to Help Build ‘The Good Life’
Sustainability Leaders Daunted, But Willing to Work Together to Help Build ‘The Good Life’

2 years ago - This blog is part of the GlobeScan-SustainAbility Leaders Survey 20th anniversary project being conducted by GlobeScan and SustainAbility in partnership with Interface.

Good News, Bad News for Viscose: USFIA Joins CanopyStyle; H&M Lands in Hot Water
Good News, Bad News for Viscose: USFIA Joins CanopyStyle; H&M Lands in Hot Water

2 years ago - Viscose continues to dominate the news as brands ramp up efforts to eliminate the destruction of ancient and endangered forests and human rights violations from the viscose supply chain, while others fall behind.

Trending: Battery Storage Solutions Finally Catch Up to Renewables Boom
Trending: Battery Storage Solutions Finally Catch Up to Renewables Boom

2 years ago - While renewables are becoming the new normal, battery storage has largely lagged behind. But a new report from global consulting firm McKinsey and the roll-out of new storage pilot projects across the US, Germany and UK are evidence that storage could finally be catching up.

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M&S Unveils Revamped Sustainability Strategy, First-Ever Science-Based Target
M&S Unveils Revamped Sustainability Strategy, First-Ever Science-Based Target

2 years ago - Ten years after the release of its first sustainability program Plan A, British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has unveiled Plan A 2025, a new and improved sustainability strategy that builds on the company’s previous successes while addressing a communication gap that exists between the brand and consumers.

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