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Trending: The North Face, Timberland, Vans Scaling Regenerative Supply Chains
Trending: The North Face, Timberland, Vans Scaling Regenerative Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Three of VF Corporation’s top outdoor apparel brands have committed to bold goals around circularity and scaling regenerative ag practices — including having all of their top materials be recycled, regenerative or renewable by 2025.

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.

Latin America, Caribbean Embrace Transition to Circular Economy
Latin America, Caribbean Embrace Transition to Circular Economy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A regional coalition, led by UNEP, will support access to financing by the public and private sector, with special emphasis on SMEs — to foster innovation and the implementation of specific projects in the region.

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

WASTE NOT - 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.

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

WASTE NOT - 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.

WRAP’s New ‘Grower Guidance’ Helps Farms Fight Food Waste
WRAP’s New ‘Grower Guidance’ Helps Farms Fight Food Waste

WASTE NOT - WRAP has published new guidance expanding the reach of the UK’s Food Waste Reduction Roadmap, providing growers with advice on how best to identify the causes of food surplus and waste, and help inform where action is needed.

How Kohler Has 'Tapped' an Internal Flow of Entrepreneurial Ideas
How Kohler Has 'Tapped' an Internal Flow of Entrepreneurial Ideas

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - To help address the need to provide access to clean water and sanitation around the world, Kohler launched an internal “Shark Tank”-style social innovation competition — and many of its 38,000 employees are loving the chance to share their big ideas.

BASF Collaboration to Develop Closed-Loop Process for Recycling EV Batteries
BASF Collaboration to Develop Closed-Loop Process for Recycling EV Batteries

CLEANTECH - The ReLieVe project will develop and scale the process and structuring of an integrated industrial sector — from collection and recycling of end-of-life batteries, to the manufacturing of new electrode materials.

Theresa Millard from Kohler on the need to “fall in love” with materials and capitalize on them for innovation
Theresa Millard from Kohler on the need to “fall in love” with materials and capitalize on them for innovation

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - We recently spoke with Theresa Millard, sustainability and stewardship project manager at Kohler and founder of Biomimicry Granada, about re-thinking manufacturing waste and helping people reconnect with the material world.

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Rethinking Vinyl Today to Optimize for Tomorrow
Rethinking Vinyl Today to Optimize for Tomorrow

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - We hear a lot about the use and alternatives of single-use plastic these days. But another type of plastic is embracing a new ambitious business model: Vinyl.

Mastercard, Doconomy Launch the Future of Sustainable Payments
Mastercard, Doconomy Launch the Future of Sustainable Payments

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - DO is a free, easy-to-use mobile banking service that lets users track, understand and reduce their CO2 footprints through carbon offsetting.

Sustana Group’s New Sustainability Strategy Highlights Environmental Stewardship, Sets Measurable Goals
Sustana Group’s New Sustainability Strategy Highlights Environmental Stewardship, Sets Measurable Goals

PRESS RELEASE - Company Makes New Commitments to Create a Sustainable, Closed-Loop Fiber Future

Champions 12.3: Restaurants Realize 7:1 ROI by Reducing Food Waste
Champions 12.3: Restaurants Realize 7:1 ROI by Reducing Food Waste

BUSINESS CASE - New research finds rather compelling business case for restaurants to reduce the amount of food they throw away.

Sustana Group’s New Sustainability Strategy Highlights Environmental Stewardship, Sets Measurable Goals
Sustana Group’s New Sustainability Strategy Highlights Environmental Stewardship, Sets Measurable Goals

PRESS RELEASE - Company Makes New Commitments to Create a Sustainable, Closed-Loop Fiber Future

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SAP and Google Cloud Want to Make a Sustainable Difference—With You!
SAP and Google Cloud Want to Make a Sustainable Difference—With You!

PRESS RELEASE - SAP is proud to partner with Google Cloud to further our commitment to sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals while we strive for a circular economy.

How WWF, Hilton Are Beating Hospitality Food Waste
How WWF, Hilton Are Beating Hospitality Food Waste

WASTE NOT - If you’re visiting a hotel this holiday season for either work or pleasure, take a moment to observe the way food is prepared and served at the buffet or your holiday party dinner. Is it presented in abundance? Are people taking more than they can eat? Is the hotel staff replenishing the buffet even as the party is winding down? How much food is going back to the kitchen? Can you tell if the hotel is donating edible food or composting its scraps?

Trending: BASF, Coca-Cola, EC Break New Ground on Plastics Recycling
Trending: BASF, Coca-Cola, EC Break New Ground on Plastics Recycling

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Continuing this year’s wave of near-constant innovations aimed at responsible management of post-consumer plastics are new advancements from both the private and public sector. BASF making products with chemically recycled plastics BASF announced it has broken new ground in plastic waste recycling with its ChemCycling project. Chemical recycling provides an innovative way to reutilize currently unrecyclable plastic waste, such as mixed or uncleaned plastics. Depending on the region, such waste is usually sent to landfill or burned with energy recovery.

Give More This Season: The 2018 SB Holiday Gift Guide
Give More This Season: The 2018 SB Holiday Gift Guide

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - What better way to commemorate the season of giving than with gifts that really give more - by improving ecosystems, business practices and financial security; and eliminating waste, pollution and carbon emissions around the world - while spreading holiday cheer? Here are just a few of our favorite discoveries this year of products we'd be proud to give. For sustainable urban active-ists

Trending: Fashion Giants Take Further Steps to Create Climate-Friendly Industry
Trending: Fashion Giants Take Further Steps to Create Climate-Friendly Industry

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The fashion industry has kicked December off with a bang, launching a number of game-changing initiatives and partnerships aimed at further improving its image by reducing its impacts.

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World's Largest Palm Oil Trader Gives Forest Destroyers Nowhere to Hide
World's Largest Palm Oil Trader Gives Forest Destroyers Nowhere to Hide

SUPPLY CHAIN - After an intensive global campaign by Greenpeace, Wilmar International has published a detailed action plan to map and monitor its palm oil suppliers. This week, the world’s largest palm oil trader, Wilmar International, published a detailed action plan to map and monitor all of its suppliers. If implemented, this would put the palm oil giant — which supplies 40 percent of the world’s palm oil — one step closer to finally eliminating deforestation from its supply chain, and would have major implications for the rest of the industry.

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