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12 Amazing Documentaries on Sustainability, Regeneration That You Now Have Time to Watch
12 Amazing Documentaries on Sustainability, Regeneration That You Now Have Time to Watch

MARKETING AND COMMS - As many of us find ourselves with much more time at home due to the COVID-19 crisis, a lot of us are finding opportunities to do things we couldn’t quite get to in the course of our ‘regular lives’ before the widespread lockdowns.

Back to the ‘50s: Predictions for a Post-Coronavirus World
Back to the ‘50s: Predictions for a Post-Coronavirus World

THE NEXT ECONOMY - With luck, we’ll avoid the worst case scenario and be able to ignore this article. But some of the trends are already in motion; and even if the pandemic and its consequences are severe, they offer opportunities for brands that can embrace them.

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.

New Tool Shows Billions at Stake in Meat Sector Due to Climate Concerns
New Tool Shows Billions at Stake in Meat Sector Due to Climate Concerns

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - $20T investor network releases first-of-its-kind tool to model the financial impacts of climate change on five leading meat firms and the animal protein sector at large.

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Report: Existing Climate Solutions Sufficient to Reach ‘Drawdown’ by Mid-2040s
Report: Existing Climate Solutions Sufficient to Reach ‘Drawdown’ by Mid-2040s

THE NEXT ECONOMY - ‘The Drawdown Review’ provides the most in-depth assessment to date of climate solutions and their potential to reduce greenhouse gases and build a climate-safe future.

There's a Powerful New Use for Waste from This Incredibly Stinky Fruit
There's a Powerful New Use for Waste from This Incredibly Stinky Fruit

CLEANTECH - The inedible core of the world's stinkiest fruit — the durian — could one day be used to charge your phone, according to researchers at the University of Sydney.

Microsoft, Danone Partner to Advance AI-Based Sustainable Food Solutions
Microsoft, Danone Partner to Advance AI-Based Sustainable Food Solutions

COLLABORATION - The companies will jointly support funded European startups with artificial intelligence-based solutions for sustainable food and regenerative agricluture in a three-month accelerator.

One Family: How Driscoll’s Is Working to Safeguard Its Farming Communities
One Family: How Driscoll’s Is Working to Safeguard Its Farming Communities

SUPPLY CHAIN - Driscoll’s One Family philosophy has played a key role in helping the company navigate challenges such as labor standards, immigration reform and water stewardship. We spoke to Soren Bjorn, President of Driscoll's of the Americas, about the impact it has had on the farming communities who produce its berries.

Regenerative Sourcing Helping Companies Meet Sustainability Goals
Regenerative Sourcing Helping Companies Meet Sustainability Goals

SUPPLY CHAIN - Regenerative agriculture can be a powerful tool for helping companies to reach climate and sustainability goals that can be promoted through responsible sourcing strategies.

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Starbucks Commits to a Resource-Positive Future, Giving More than It Takes from the Planet
Starbucks Commits to a Resource-Positive Future, Giving More than It Takes from the Planet

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In a public letter to all company stakeholders, CEO Kevin Johnson sets 2030 science-based targets for carbon, water and waste as part of a multi-decade aspiration.

Dispelling 5 Common Myths about Regeneration and Regenerative Business
Dispelling 5 Common Myths about Regeneration and Regenerative Business

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Regeneration is about leaving nature and society healthier, better off and more resilient than we found them. It’s the future of sustainability. And the business case for regenerative business and regenerative leadership in all aspects of life has never been stronger.

Regenerative Agriculture: Not Just for Beef Anymore
Regenerative Agriculture: Not Just for Beef Anymore

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Beef is naturally at the forefront of the conversation around regenerative ag because of the direct and dramatic improvement properly managed ruminants can have on soil quality. But that doesn’t mean that other foods shouldn’t be held to the same standards.

Commodity Traders Need to Do Their Part in the Fight Against Deforestation in 2020
Commodity Traders Need to Do Their Part in the Fight Against Deforestation in 2020

SUPPLY CHAIN - With a new year, a new decade and new levels of investor attention in play, global commodity traders should resolve to address their material risks from deforestation and disclosure their progress on no-deforestation commitments.

Rwanda’s Akilah Institute: Where Women Mean Business
Rwanda’s Akilah Institute: Where Women Mean Business

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Two US beverage companies are working to empower tea and coffee growers in Rwanda, many of whom are women. Both companies are working to engage Akilah Institute students in hands-on learning in the coffee and tea industries, to open their eyes to the possibilities in their country.

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New Tool to Help Companies Zero in on Sources of Palm Oil Deforestation
New Tool to Help Companies Zero in on Sources of Palm Oil Deforestation

SUPPLY CHAIN - WRI’s RADD (Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation) will be deployed initially in Malaysia and Indonesia, which together make up about 90% of palm oil production globally. According to WRI, it will detect deforestation weeks faster than existing optical-based systems.

Report: We Must Move Beyond Plant-Based Products to Ensure Sustainable Food Future
Report: We Must Move Beyond Plant-Based Products to Ensure Sustainable Food Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - New analysis from Forum for the Future explores the public commitments of 132 leading food companies and outlines a five-point plan to get businesses on track towards a more sustainable global food system.

Serious About Scope 3: Pioneering Companies Embracing Complexity, Reaping the Benefits
Serious About Scope 3: Pioneering Companies Embracing Complexity, Reaping the Benefits

SUPPLY CHAIN - There’s no doubt Scope 3 emissions reductions are challenging. How do you get supplier data? Without recognition toward climate performance targets, is it even worth it? Good news: Answers to these questions are becoming clear.

Trending: CDP, LA, NYC Call for Radical Shift in Companies’ Treatment of Forests
Trending: CDP, LA, NYC Call for Radical Shift in Companies’ Treatment of Forests

WALKING THE TALK - New CDP research says industry 2020 zero-deforestation commitments are now impossible; and Councilmembers and Indigenous activists in New York and LA call for a boycott of Brazilian meat companies and a shift toward plant-based diets.

Providing ‘Overdraft’ Protection for Groundwater in California's Pajaro Valley
Providing ‘Overdraft’ Protection for Groundwater in California's Pajaro Valley

BUSINESS CASE - While California’s recent drought is officially over, more intense rainfall means more rain is running off, rather than soaking into the ground. But what if some of this water could be collected to help recharge thirsty aquifers and mitigate the effects of overdraft?

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How Rebalancing Power Dynamics Can Create More Sustainable Value Chains
How Rebalancing Power Dynamics Can Create More Sustainable Value Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - From growers to sellers and consumers, there’s no doubt coffee touches billions of people every single day. But as coffee prices continue to decline, how can we address the underlying power dynamics that are driving unsustainable practices?

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