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Member Spotlight: Atlanta McIlwraith from Timberland on how she supports innovative approaches to natural restoration around the world and in her own hometown
Member Spotlight: Atlanta McIlwraith from Timberland on how she supports innovative approaches to natural restoration around the world and in her own hometown

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - We recently sat down with Atlanta McIlwraith (@timberland_ATL), Senior Manager of Community Engagement at Timberland, to learn about the exciting work Timberland is doing to re-introduce organic crops and support communities with urban greening projects. In addition to supporting sustainable agroforestry models around the world, read on to learn about Atlanta’s personal work with organic agriculture, including her Christmas tree lot and nonprofit farm.

Food and Fiber Sectors Cultivate Impact with Applied Sustainable Agriculture
Food and Fiber Sectors Cultivate Impact with Applied Sustainable Agriculture

BUSINESS CASE - On October 25, panelists representing both global brands and smaller local organizations convened in San Francisco to discuss their successes and potential in incorporating climate-friendly agricultural practices into their supply chains. The panel took place at The Perennial, a Bay Area restaurant committed to sustainable farming with the conviction that “food has the power to reverse climate change.” The panel discussion built on that theme, with further exploration into how the textile industry also has the power to enact positive impact on climate.

Clarins Fragrance Group Embarks on 'Responsible Alcohol' Mission
Clarins Fragrance Group Embarks on 'Responsible Alcohol' Mission

COLLABORATION - In an unprecedented move, Clarins Fragrance Group is blazing new transparency trails, with brands MUGLER and AZZARO committing to produce perfume alcohol in a way that meets rigorous environmental and social requirements under a groundbreaking “made in France” program. The key aim of the “responsible alcohol” project is to promote biodiversity in agricultural practices. Other benefits of the program include local production, which will create a short circuit between harvest and transformation sites.

Ford C3 Celebrates 10 Years of Boosting Community Sustainability Through Student innovation; New Era To Expand Social Impact
Ford C3 Celebrates 10 Years of Boosting Community Sustainability Through Student innovation; New Era To Expand Social Impact

PRESS RELEASE - The Ford Motor Company Fund celebrated the 10-year anniversary of its signature Ford College Community Challenge (C3) yesterday with a special mobility-themed competition, “Making Lives Better by Changing the Way People Move.” Three of the original ten winning college teams were invited to Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn on October 26 to pitch their mobility solutions to a panel of Ford executives for a chance to win a Ford Transit Connect (and additional cash awards) to help make their mobility solutions a reality. Winners of the competition are:

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23 Companies Sign Manifesto to Halt Destruction of Brazilian Cerrado
23 Companies Sign Manifesto to Halt Destruction of Brazilian Cerrado

SUPPLY CHAIN - Soy and beef production have played significant roles in the exploitation of the Amazonian rainforest, but the rollout of regulations to protect these precious natural resources have had unexpected consequences, driving these activities into regions that have largely been left untouched, such as Brazil’s Cerrado, a vast tropical savanna ecoregion of 2 million square kilometers.

Target Commits to New Climate Policy, Science-Based Target-Aligned Sustainability Goals
Target Commits to New Climate Policy, Science-Based Target-Aligned Sustainability Goals

CLEANTECH - Following a recent commitment to source 100 percent sustainable cotton by 2020, Target has introduced a new climate policy and Science-Based Target Initiative-aligned goals aimed at reducing its carbon footprint.

This Team Traveled the Globe to Kick off Target’s New Sustainable Cotton Sourcing Goal
This Team Traveled the Globe to Kick off Target’s New Sustainable Cotton Sourcing Goal

PRESS RELEASE - It’s been nearly a year since Target announced its commitments around responsible sourcing and sustainable products, and since then, we’ve shared a closer look at our goals and progress in several areas, including forest products, chemicals, packaging, and eliminating forced labor.

TSC, Cool Farm Alliance Helping Food Companies Better Manage Farm-Level Sustainability Data
TSC, Cool Farm Alliance Helping Food Companies Better Manage Farm-Level Sustainability Data

NEW METRICS - The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) and the Cool Farm Alliance (CFA) — a nonprofit industry platform and creator of the Cool Farm Tool sustainable agriculture calculator — have signed a memorandum of understanding to improve alignment and reporting of farm-level metrics data. Through the partnership, TSC aims to make the process of reporting on farm-level metrics easier for farmers and food manufacturers.

Unilever Joins Better Than Cash Alliance, Embraces Digital Finance Across Value Chain
Unilever Joins Better Than Cash Alliance, Embraces Digital Finance Across Value Chain

COLLABORATION - In an effort to advance the goals outlined in its Sustainable Living Plan, in which it aims to positively impact the lives of 5.5 million people by 2020, consumer goods giant Unilever has announced a new partnership with the Better Than Cash Alliance.

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Ganaz: Putting Tech in Workers’ Hands to Improve Recruitment Practices
Ganaz: Putting Tech in Workers’ Hands to Improve Recruitment Practices

MARKETING AND COMMS - Brands have identified labor recruitment as one of the riskiest parts of their supply chains, and rightly so. Human trafficking, forced labor and wage theft often have their origin in recruiting practices.

DuPont Releases Sustainability Report, Cites Progress Toward 2020 Goals and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
DuPont Releases Sustainability Report, Cites Progress Toward 2020 Goals and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

PRESS RELEASE - DuPont has released its 2017 Sustainability Report, highlighting progress toward its 2020 Sustainability Goals and ongoing engagement in areas reflected in the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as food security, environmental stewardship, and diversity and inclusion.

Connecting Cotton and Trees Signals Hope for Farmers in Haiti
Connecting Cotton and Trees Signals Hope for Farmers in Haiti

PRESS RELEASE - Once the country's fourth largest agricultural export, cotton is making its comeback to Haiti after a 30-year absence. Today, global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland, the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) and Haiti’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, Pierre Marie Du Mény, announce the reintroduction of cotton as an anchor crop in Haiti which will help revitalize farming, boost the economy and contribute to environmental restoration through a link to tree planting.

USFRA: Why Nature May Need Technology to Help Feed Our Growing World
USFRA: Why Nature May Need Technology to Help Feed Our Growing World

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The food industry is undergoing a major transformation, but while food companies often serve as the face of this so-called ‘food revolution,’ the source of some of the most significant changes isn’t the C-suite, but rather our farms.

Local New Jersey Peaches Support Hunger Relief
Local New Jersey Peaches Support Hunger Relief

PRESS RELEASE - Peach season is upon us – an abundance of fresh, plump and perfectly juicy peaches available at every turn, from local farmers’ markets to grocery stores. But each time consumers shop for this delicious fruit, they search for the perfect peach. What does this mean for New Jersey peach farmers? Six years ago, Campbell and the Food Bank of South Jersey decided to do something about it.

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Trending: Supermarkets Roll Out New Initiatives to Future-Fit Global Food Systems
Trending: Supermarkets Roll Out New Initiatives to Future-Fit Global Food Systems

WASTE NOT - Supermarkets across the globe are doing their part to future fit the food system by rolling out new initiatives and products that aim to tackle food waste and CO2 emissions.

CmiA Brings 50M Sustainable Cotton Textiles to Market in 2016
CmiA Brings 50M Sustainable Cotton Textiles to Market in 2016

SUPPLY CHAIN - With the publication of its annual report for 2016, Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) demonstrates the growing momentum the sustainable cotton movement continues to gain around the world.

How Companies Brought Attention to the Pollinator Decline
How Companies Brought Attention to the Pollinator Decline

MARKETING AND COMMS - In the lead-up to National Honey Bee Day (August 19), I was inspired to take a look at brands’ recent efforts to ensure the health and stability of our tiny pollinator friends. In the past few years, we have seen a host of organizations garnering attention for the issue, first with research and later, amped-up efforts with highly visible, consumer-facing campaigns to bridge the awareness gap.

New Farm-to-Bottle Vodka Fights Hunger in America
New Farm-to-Bottle Vodka Fights Hunger in America

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A cocktail that gives back — that’s the premise for Danny Lafuente and Dan Maslow’s Simple Vodka, the latest company to enter the social enterprise space. The Idaho-based distillery aims to tackle the issue of food insecurity in the US one bottle at a time, with each sale of its gluten-free potato vodka resulting in the donation of 20 meals through partnerships with local and national hunger relief programs.

New Natural Nutritional Supplement Could Be Key to ‘Climate-Friendly’ Beef
New Natural Nutritional Supplement Could Be Key to ‘Climate-Friendly’ Beef

CLEANTECH - The realities of climate change and shifting consumer preferences for responsible, sustainable products have sparked a paradigm shift in the food industry, one that is leading food companies and farmers alike to rethink the way food is produced and manufactured. The relationship between global warming and beef production in particular has long been a hot button issue for the industry.

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In Chile, a Dolphin Is Running for President to Highlight Need for Strong Climate Leadership
In Chile, a Dolphin Is Running for President to Highlight Need for Strong Climate Leadership

MARKETING AND COMMS - Greenpeace has a knack for creatively communicating about its causes and its latest campaign is no exception. The NGO is backing a dolphin in Chile’s upcoming presidential election to call attention to the need for strong climate leadership in the country.

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