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Can We Halve Global Food Waste by 2030? Not Without Our Suppliers
Can We Halve Global Food Waste by 2030? Not Without Our Suppliers

3 years ago - While some nations and food companies have made encouraging progress and crossed the halfway mark towards meeting Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, there’s still a long way to go.

Walmart Announces Goal to Become a Regenerative Company
Walmart Announces Goal to Become a Regenerative Company

3 years ago - The world’s largest retailer targets zero emissions by 2040 and aims to protect or restore at least 50M acres of land and 1M square miles of ocean by 2030 — but are there gaps in its plan?

US Plastics Pact Aims to Ignite Further Change Toward Circular Economy for Plastic
US Plastics Pact Aims to Ignite Further Change Toward Circular Economy for Plastic

3 years ago - 60+ brands, retailers, government agencies, and NGOs collaborate to advance all plastic packaging to become reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

General Mills, Nestlé, Walmart CEOs Lead Coalition to End Food Waste Worldwide
General Mills, Nestlé, Walmart CEOs Lead Coalition to End Food Waste Worldwide

3 years ago - The Coalition of Action to End Food Waste aims to enact measures that benefit the environment and the global economy, and ensure more food makes it to stores and onto consumers’ tables.

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Implementers, Catalysts and This Moment in History
Implementers, Catalysts and This Moment in History

3 years ago - "If you’re going to do something great, why not spread it around? Why not be a catalyst and amplify the impact exponentially?" — Daniel Aronson

US Retail Giants Convene to Reinvent the Plastic Retail Bag
US Retail Giants Convene to Reinvent the Plastic Retail Bag

3 years ago - Leading retailers CVS Health, Target and Walmart — joined by Kroger and Walgreens, and NGOs Conservation International and Ocean Conservancy — unite to tackle retail bag waste and invite others to join the effort.

The Time Is Now for Brands to Lead with Higher Values
The Time Is Now for Brands to Lead with Higher Values

3 years ago - It’s during moments of great difficulty that our authentic selves shine through — and the same is true for companies. Long after the COVID-19 crisis passes, the world won’t forget the values-driven companies that led with a conscience. The time is now to decide: How will your brand be remembered?

Regenerative Business, Part 5: The Nestedness of Living Systems
Regenerative Business, Part 5: The Nestedness of Living Systems

3 years ago - In keeping with our theme this year, Regeneration, we're revisiting this insightful blog series from renowned author and regenerative business expert Carol Sanford. This is part five — read parts one, two, three and four.

Trending: Inventive Solutions to Food Waste Continuing to Grow
Trending: Inventive Solutions to Food Waste Continuing to Grow

4 years ago - Here, we have 3 examples of startup innovation at its finest — with stellar solutions from Ambrosia, Back to the Roots, Treasure8 and Shameless Pets promising to bite off a chunk of the US’ massive food waste issue.

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Growing Coalition of Companies Reignites Efforts to Get US Voters to the Polls in November
Growing Coalition of Companies Reignites Efforts to Get US Voters to the Polls in November

4 years ago - Time to Vote is reigniting its 2018 efforts, building on its past results and working to engage even more employers in the lead-up to the all-too-critical 2020 election — and it’s looking for more businesses to join the cause.

CDP: Supply Chains Hold Key to 1GT of Emissions Savings
CDP: Supply Chains Hold Key to 1GT of Emissions Savings

4 years ago - Over 1B metric tons of emissions would be saved if suppliers to just 125 multinationals increased their renewable electricity by 20%. Meanwhile, those suppliers reported a combined US$1T of impact from environmental risks.

THESIS: TSC’s Newest Way to Track Retail Suppliers' Sustainability Performance
THESIS: TSC’s Newest Way to Track Retail Suppliers' Sustainability Performance

4 years ago - Heads up to retailers and suppliers: The Sustainability Consortium has moved its measurement and reporting system over to a new platform. What does this mean for retailers, and their suppliers? And will it offer more assurance to consumers?

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Launches Tech Venture to Scale Higg Index
Sustainable Apparel Coalition Launches Tech Venture to Scale Higg Index

4 years ago - Higg Co. will provide the trusted technology industry needs to be able to implement the Higg Index at scale; while the SAC will continue to focus on driving sustainability measurement and improvements in the apparel, footwear and textile industry.

Was I Asleep During This Year’s Super Bowl?
Was I Asleep During This Year’s Super Bowl?

5 years ago - Quick laughs, bad jokes, celebrities — but very few with a message.

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Top 5 Companies That Effectively Amplified Their Impact in 2018
Top 5 Companies That Effectively Amplified Their Impact in 2018

5 years ago - As we wrap up work for the year and prepare for 2019, we reflected back on all that occurred this year within our niche realm of sustainability communications — and when looking back, it was apparent that 2018 was the year of brands taking stands.

Why Online Retailers Are in Danger of Losing the 'Retail Wars'
Why Online Retailers Are in Danger of Losing the 'Retail Wars'

5 years ago - It’s a conflict which threatens to change the way we eat, shop and live. But unless you pay attention to the business pages, you may not have heard of the “retail wars.” For the uninitiated, ‘retail wars’ is the name given to the intensifying conflict between online retailers and their more traditional, physical counterparts over an increasingly crowded retail space.

McGill University's Bensadoun School to Shape Sustainable Future of Retail
McGill University's Bensadoun School to Shape Sustainable Future of Retail

5 years ago - On Friday, Montreal’s McGill University announced the opening of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management (BSRM) — a hub for students, researchers and practitioners to work collaboratively towards bringing retailers into the 21st century. An interdisciplinary, forward-looking school dedicated to all facets of the retail industry, its research and programming will focus on fostering sustainable consumption and healthy societies.

Hurricane Michael Highlighted Growing Range of Corporate Responses to Natural Disasters
Hurricane Michael Highlighted Growing Range of Corporate Responses to Natural Disasters

5 years ago - Arriving on the heels of Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael proved again that companies are making significant commitments to relief and recovery efforts in the wake of natural disasters. Our round-up of Hurricane Florence corporate response efforts covered some innovative ways that companies are reacting to disasters. Unfortunately, we’re already revisiting the topic with a snapshot of how companies reacted to Michael, and why it’s increasingly critical for any company to have a disaster response strategy in place.

140 US Companies Band Together to Rally More People to the Polls
140 US Companies Band Together to Rally More People to the Polls

5 years ago - Companies across the US have banded together to support the Time to Vote campaign, a nonpartisan effort led by CEOs aimed at increasing voter participation.

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Benchmarking to Advance Safer Chemicals Management
Benchmarking to Advance Safer Chemicals Management

5 years ago - From competitor and public policies to non-profit and investor pressures, there is more demand than ever to advance safer chemicals programs at your company. One proven way to help get on the right course is through benchmarking. Benchmarking does not need to be a daunting task. In fact, there are tools available to help companies evaluate and compare their safer chemicals performance to standardized criteria. This process can help foster safer chemicals management by driving program changes based on industry best practices and successful management techniques.