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Marci Zaroff: Regenerative Ag Can Heal the Textile Industry — and the Planet
Marci Zaroff: Regenerative Ag Can Heal the Textile Industry — and the Planet

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Entrepreneur and author Marci Zaroff coined the term ‘eco-fashion’ back in the mid-‘90s. Here, we discuss why sustainable fashion has taken so long to have its ‘moment’ and how regenerative ag could heal the planet along with the damaging textile industry.

A Just Transition: How Nestlé is Taking a New Approach Across Our Value Chain
A Just Transition: How Nestlé is Taking a New Approach Across Our Value Chain

SUPPLY CHAIN - Whether in our personal lives or in business, doing only what is required or expected is generally unsatisfying. If your plan of action means doing the bare minimum, the status quo is the likely result.

‘Back to Life’ Program Seeds Regenerative Tourism Framework in New Zealand
‘Back to Life’ Program Seeds Regenerative Tourism Framework in New Zealand

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Taking advantage of the forced pandemic pause and building off the momentum of a less extractive tourism model already taking shape in the country’s Bay of Plenty, the online program provided a foundation for shaping thriving host communities rooted in local context and culture.

An All-Solutions Approach Is Needed to Meet the Looming Demand for Carbon Offsets
An All-Solutions Approach Is Needed to Meet the Looming Demand for Carbon Offsets

CLEANTECH - As we race to achieve net zero, let’s ensure we aren’t making the same mistakes that got us here. Tech solutions do not deliver the same co-benefits as nature — and clearly cannot substitute for the loss of ecosystems. Nature-based solutions are cost-effective and can make an immediate difference.

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In the Race to Net Zero, Ignore Supply Chain Risks at Your Peril
In the Race to Net Zero, Ignore Supply Chain Risks at Your Peril

SUPPLY CHAIN - Companies with a significant land footprint must act now to eliminate deforestation and conversion. If they don’t, the business risks are long-lasting, with emissions from deforestation remaining on balance sheets for the next 20 years.

WWF’s ‘Forests Forward’ Helps Companies Deliver on Science-Driven Strategies to Benefit Nature, Climate, People
WWF’s ‘Forests Forward’ Helps Companies Deliver on Science-Driven Strategies to Benefit Nature, Climate, People

COLLABORATION - Companies including HP, IKEA, Kimberly-Clark, Lowe’s and Williams-Sonoma are working with WWF to create lasting change that makes tangible differences in people’s lives and the health of our natural world.

New Tool Helps Banks, Investors Take Immediate Action to Reverse Biodiversity Loss
New Tool Helps Banks, Investors Take Immediate Action to Reverse Biodiversity Loss

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - New ENCORE biodiversity module by the Natural Capital Finance Alliance enables banks and investors to explore their portfolio’s impact on species extinction risk and ecological integrity — particularly in terms of agriculture and mining.

Partnerships Helping Dow Create Shared Value, Eliminate Waste Across the World
Partnerships Helping Dow Create Shared Value, Eliminate Waste Across the World

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Through strategic partnerships in Brazil and South Africa, Dow has helped create jobs, education and infrastructure for more efficient waste management, in turn generating sustainable ripple effects throughout the regions.

Palm Oil — Redeeming an ‘Evil Crop’
Palm Oil — Redeeming an ‘Evil Crop’

SUPPLY CHAIN - In this excerpt from his new book, Honor Thy Label, Dr. Bronner's Gero Leson shares the company's years-long journey to establishing a stable supply chain for fair trade, organic palm oil.

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Q&A: FSC on the Role of Brands in the Fight Against Climate Change
Q&A: FSC on the Role of Brands in the Fight Against Climate Change

SUPPLY CHAIN - As Forest Stewardship Council Director General Kim Carstensen explains, the certification helps brands take climate action by offering a simple way for consumers to make a difference, connected to tangible impacts in forests.

Did Lack of Transparency Invalidate Asia’s First Corporate Sustainability Bond?
Did Lack of Transparency Invalidate Asia’s First Corporate Sustainability Bond?

SUPPLY CHAIN - The devil's in the details: Allegations of deforestation in Michelin’s natural rubber supply chain highlight the need for greater transparency in ‘green’ financing.

Sustainable Investors Representing $90T Rally to Fight Amazon Fires
Sustainable Investors Representing $90T Rally to Fight Amazon Fires

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The world’s largest responsible investor group is campaigning to end the manmade fires raging through the Amazon, as latest assessment reveals increased deforestation since the 2014 New York Declaration on Forests.

Emerging Food Trend a Win for Sustainability
Emerging Food Trend a Win for Sustainability

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Increasing the diversity of foods used won’t just deliver flavor and a unique sales angle, but also support more resilient and sustainable production.

7 Things to Know About the IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land
7 Things to Know About the IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The IPCC's new report highlights the critical importance of land — both as a source of greenhouse gas emissions and as a climate change solution.

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Fighting Fire with Fire: Zippo Pledges to Help Fight Effects of Global Deforestation
Fighting Fire with Fire: Zippo Pledges to Help Fight Effects of Global Deforestation

MARKETING AND COMMS - Zippo will plant a tree with every lighter sold in partnership with Woodchuck USA’s Buy One. Plant One.® program; and has documented its first step in Madagascar, with National Geographic.

Automakers, California Reach Landmark Agreement on Clean Emission Standards
Automakers, California Reach Landmark Agreement on Clean Emission Standards

CLEANTECH - Ford, VW, Honda and BMW — which together represent about a third of the US market — are using their collective heft to fight for cleaner air in the US.

Business for Nature: Our Economy, Wellbeing Depend on Restoring Biodiversity
Business for Nature: Our Economy, Wellbeing Depend on Restoring Biodiversity

LEADERSHIP - A diverse group of influential international organizations has launched a global coalition to elevate a business call for comprehensive action to reverse nature loss and restore the planet’s vital natural systems.

Indigo to Remove 1 ‘Terraton’ CO2 from Atmosphere Through Regenerative Farming
Indigo to Remove 1 ‘Terraton’ CO2 from Atmosphere Through Regenerative Farming

THE NEXT ECONOMY - “The potential for agricultural soils to capture and store atmospheric carbon dioxide is the most hopeful potential solution that I know of to address climate change.” — Indigo CEO David Perry

Impossible Foods Celebrates Consumer Paradigm Shift to Plant-Based Meat
Impossible Foods Celebrates Consumer Paradigm Shift to Plant-Based Meat

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The report also offers a first look at soon-to-be-published research that helps quantify the ways that plant-based diets can literally turn back the clock on climate change.

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Q&A: ‘Tree Equity’ as a Driver of Climate-Resilient Cities, Communities
Q&A: ‘Tree Equity’ as a Driver of Climate-Resilient Cities, Communities

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In the face of rapidly evolving global challenges and opportunities, American Forests is leveraging 144 years of history, alongside cutting-edge science and (literally) groundbreaking ideas, to catalyze the urban forestry movement.

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