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This Startup Is Determined to Provide ‘Plenty’ of Jobs and Leafy Greens All Year Round
This Startup Is Determined to Provide ‘Plenty’ of Jobs and Leafy Greens All Year Round

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - By teaming up with retail leader Walmart, San Francisco-based Plenty is set to supply California (for starters) with healthy, sustainable food at an affordable price, using only 1% of the land needed for traditional farming.

War in Ukraine Takes Toll on East Asian Economies, Prospects for Achieving SDGs
War in Ukraine Takes Toll on East Asian Economies, Prospects for Achieving SDGs

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - As ever, it is the most vulnerable people around the world who suffer greatest from slow growth, rising inflation, and the energy and food system disruptions stemming from the war in Ukraine. Bridging the finance divide, while ensuring that resources catalyze the necessary transformations, will be key for putting the SDGs back within reach.

New Traceability Playbook Aims to Accelerate Sustainable Transformation of Fashion Supply Chains
New Traceability Playbook Aims to Accelerate Sustainable Transformation of Fashion Supply Chains

MARKETING AND COMMS - The open-source playbook from TrusTrace, Fashion Revolution and Fashion for Good offers a one-stop guide for fashion brands wanting to fulfill on the new business imperative for transparency.

Rise in ‘Balance Sheet Activism’ Swells CNote’s Community Investment Platform to $300M
Rise in ‘Balance Sheet Activism’ Swells CNote’s Community Investment Platform to $300M

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Apple, Netflix, Xylem and others are putting corporate cash to work in financially underserved communities by moving money to CDFIs, LID credit unions and MDIs throughout the US.

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Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Mandates Supply Chain Due Diligence
Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Mandates Supply Chain Due Diligence

SUPPLY CHAIN - The law is a direct response to the widespread, well-documented reports of crimes against humanity in the Uyghur regions — and the fact that the reactions from most global brands to the issue have been, to put it lightly, disappointing.

Appalachian Botanical Is Growing Opportunity in West Virginia
Appalachian Botanical Is Growing Opportunity in West Virginia

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The company — committed to sustainable agriculture and a truly inclusive approach for creating economic opportunity for the people of Boone County, West Virginia — has been growing lavender and raising bees on reclaimed coal mine soil since 2019.

Mocktail Club Raises the Bar for Sophisticated, Sustainable, Socially Conscious (Non)Spirits
Mocktail Club Raises the Bar for Sophisticated, Sustainable, Socially Conscious (Non)Spirits

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Founder Pauline Idogho and her diverse team of BIPOC women have created a line of globally inspired, ready-to-drink, organic, non-alcoholic cocktails that support environmental sustainability and social health and inclusion around the world.

Benefits for Local Communities Shape Offerings for Regionally Focused Travel Companies
Benefits for Local Communities Shape Offerings for Regionally Focused Travel Companies

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Focusing resources beyond popular attractions, and a personal sense of pride and care for a place and its people, creates the conditions for well-supported communities. Because of this, regionally focused travel companies are uniquely situated to ensure tourism creates positive ripple effects where they operate.

Estée Lauder Companies, Plastics for Change Partner to Support Community-Based Plastic Waste Solutions
Estée Lauder Companies, Plastics for Change Partner to Support Community-Based Plastic Waste Solutions

COLLABORATION - In an effort to combat climate change and reduce waste in its value chain, Estée Lauder Companies’ charitable wing, the ELC Charitable Foundation, has partnered with Plastics for Change to improve the livelihoods of waste collectors in India while diverting ocean-bound plastics.

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Forget EPR: Researchers Outline Blueprint for ‘Ultimate Producer Responsibility’ for E-waste
Forget EPR: Researchers Outline Blueprint for ‘Ultimate Producer Responsibility’ for E-waste

WASTE NOT - Existing EPR systems limit electronics producers’ responsibility to national jurisdictions, not to the countries to which we export our electronics waste, and neither lead to multiple product use cycles nor to safe e-waste management.

8 Rules for Leaders to Break to Combat Social, Economic and Racial Injustices
8 Rules for Leaders to Break to Combat Social, Economic and Racial Injustices

LEADERSHIP - To truly help individuals and ourselves, we need to bust up the system, swim upstream and avoid the herd mentality. We need to take a step back and truly understand our own roles in society — and by doing so, to let go of outdated notions.

40 Acre Co-Op Sowing Seeds for Financially Sustainable Future for Black Farmers
40 Acre Co-Op Sowing Seeds for Financially Sustainable Future for Black Farmers

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The first national Black farmer co-op since the Reconstruction era is on a mission to revive and support Black farmers — which have dwindled to a mere 1.4% of farmers in the US — and cultivate a national network of growers of regeneratively farmed hemp.

Organic Cotton Industry Still Sowing Seeds for Sustainability
Organic Cotton Industry Still Sowing Seeds for Sustainability

SUPPLY CHAIN - As consumer demand for organic cotton soars, so does skepticism over the sustainability of the sector. The response must not be to retreat from organic cotton, but to invest more in supporting farmers to help them make the often-difficult conversion to organic on the ground.

Transparency and Traceability Must Drive Sustainable Fashion
Transparency and Traceability Must Drive Sustainable Fashion

SUPPLY CHAIN - Traceability is the foundation upon which we can truly revolutionize the fashion industry, revealing the actual costs of products and ensuring that the wealth generated from production gets redistributed more fairly.

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New Platform to Help Apparel Brands Illuminate Darkest Corners of Supply Chains
New Platform to Help Apparel Brands Illuminate Darkest Corners of Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Laudes Foundation’s Transparency in Action portal features best practices, expert advice, tools and resources — including information on existing and upcoming legislation — for brands to take informed steps towards transparency and expand their current efforts.

EU Proposes Plan to Hold Companies Accountable for Human Rights Violations
EU Proposes Plan to Hold Companies Accountable for Human Rights Violations

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence would oblige companies to identify, prevent, and mitigate human rights and environmental violations in their value chain. But there is debate over whether companies can be reasonably expected to control their entire value chain, down to the smallest suppliers.

Report: Regenerative Ag Practices Fundamental to Long-Term Health of Fashion and Textile Industries
Report: Regenerative Ag Practices Fundamental to Long-Term Health of Fashion and Textile Industries

SUPPLY CHAIN - Far from simply the latest buzzword, regenerative agriculture is an opportunity for brands to invest in a fundamentally different system that drives numerous benefits for people and the planet — from boosting climate resilience and reversing biodiversity loss to prioritizing justice, equity and sustainable livelihoods.

Umpqua Bank Offers $2M Infusion to Support Minority, Women Entrepreneurs
Umpqua Bank Offers $2M Infusion to Support Minority, Women Entrepreneurs

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Through a series of multi-year partnerships with business-focused nonprofits, Umpqua aims to close the opportunity gap in access to capital, resources, and expertise for traditionally underserved innovators.

Different Paths, Common Goal: How More Companies Are Providing Living Wages
Different Paths, Common Goal: How More Companies Are Providing Living Wages

SUPPLY CHAIN - Paying living wages throughout supply chains can mean changing business models, which can seem insurmountable. But a series of case studies from IDH shows how companies and coalitions are making real progress on their commitments.

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Intrepid Travel Introduces 22 New ‘Impact Initiatives’ for 2022
Intrepid Travel Introduces 22 New ‘Impact Initiatives’ for 2022

THE NEXT ECONOMY - To provide experiences that enrich destination communities and travelers alike, the new initiatives span 16 countries and include activities such as meals at local establishments supporting women, migrants and seniors; and immersive tours preserving Indigenous and ethnic minority legacies.

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