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BFI Highlights Projects Catalyzing Change in Architecture, Education, Food Systems and More
BFI Highlights Projects Catalyzing Change in Architecture, Education, Food Systems and More

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Ahead of announcing the 2017 Buckminster Fuller Challenge semi-finalists, the Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) has unveiled some of the initiatives that were selected for the 2017 Catalyst Program, representing the top 17 percent of entries this year.

Trending: The Future of Sustainable Food Is the Stuff of Science Fiction
Trending: The Future of Sustainable Food Is the Stuff of Science Fiction

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Organic agriculture is likely one of the first things that come to mind when considering a sustainable food future, but emerging news would suggest that it is the laboratory — not the fields — where the sustainable food revolution is taking form.

Wrangler Joins Field to Market to Accelerate US Sustainable Cotton
Wrangler Joins Field to Market to Accelerate US Sustainable Cotton

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Further establishing itself as a strong proponent of increasing the supply of sustainable cotton, denim brand Wrangler has joined Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture as an associate member. The multi-stakeholder initiative is working to unite the agricultural supply chain in defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production in the United States.

WWF Launches Research Program to Reduce Food Waste, Boost Farmers' Bottom Lines
WWF Launches Research Program to Reduce Food Waste, Boost Farmers' Bottom Lines

WASTE NOT - Food waste and agriculture contribute considerably to greenhouse gas emissions, making farm and market-level interventions imperative in order to reduce impacts. Together with the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and the Walmart Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund has launched a new research program geared at maximizing crop utilization and edible food recovery.

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Trending: Circular Solutions for Agricultural, Seafood Waste Unlock New Economic Opportunities
Trending: Circular Solutions for Agricultural, Seafood Waste Unlock New Economic Opportunities

WASTE NOT - Circular solutions for food waste are popping up almost daily, but agricultural and seafood waste are commonly overlooked, despite the value that can be derived from these biomaterials. Recognizing the opportunities these waste streams present for both economic and environmental ends, organizations across the globe have unveiled new products and procedures that could help set new industry precedents.

Driscoll's Fair Trade Program helps schools in San Quintín, Mexico
Driscoll's Fair Trade Program helps schools in San Quintín, Mexico

PRESS RELEASE - More than 1,600 members of the San Quintín community received free access to health care offerings, including pediatric, women’s health, dental and optometry services, in May. This was part of the first Health Fair organized by farmworkers employed by BerryMex—one of Driscoll’s largest independent growers in Mexico—and elected to the Fair Trade Committee. Fair Trade Committee members were elected by farmworkers to represent them in the implementation of projects with funds generated through a growing Driscoll’s Fair Trade Certified organic program, which totaled $200,000 in the first year of the program. In June, the same community benefited from a delivery of over 1,700 school supply packages ahead of the next school season.

Member Spotlight: Laura Palmeiro from Danone on new metrics, the relationship between drones and yogurt, and more
Member Spotlight: Laura Palmeiro from Danone on new metrics, the relationship between drones and yogurt, and more

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - Laura Palmeiro (@laurapalmeiro), Sustainability Integration Director at Danone, sits down with us to share her thoughts on the importance of numbers to back up a good story, the value in advising a tech startup and sharing high tea with the Prince of Wales. Though fairly new to the SB Corporate Member Network, Laura has dived right in. She also recently joined SB’s Advisory Board. Read more to learn about the value she derives from participating in these communities.

Regionalizing agricultural lifecycle assessments boosts decision-making
Regionalizing agricultural lifecycle assessments boosts decision-making

PRESS RELEASE - Regionalized lifecycle inventory (LCI) modeling generates and links process datasets to the location in which they occur[i]. Given agricultural lifecycle assessments (LCA) are particularly spatially-sensitive, Quantis’s Rainer Zah was involved in developing a framework streamlining the generation of high-resolution crop production datasets in any region of the world. Our experience with applying the framework to the footprint assessment of food, feed, fiber or biofuel and material production shows that it allows decision-makers to consider micro-spatial variations otherwise overlooked in LCA.

Origin Green Ambassadors Paving the Way in Sustainable Food, Beverage Collaboration
Origin Green Ambassadors Paving the Way in Sustainable Food, Beverage Collaboration

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - New types of partnerships can enable systemic changes to flourish. That thinking is behind the Origin Green Ambassadors programme, which brings education, leading global brands and entrepreneurial sustainability professionals together to collaborate and learn. Five years on, there’s strong evidence that the approach is driving best practice and industry-wide innovation.

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How to Measure Social Impact of Community Collaborations
How to Measure Social Impact of Community Collaborations

PRESS RELEASE - The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is working to debut America’s first sustainable urban agrihood – a neighborhood growth model with agriculture at the center of a mixed-use development.

Thai Union, Greenpeace Partnership Ushers in New Era for Seafood Industry
Thai Union, Greenpeace Partnership Ushers in New Era for Seafood Industry

SUPPLY CHAIN - Two years after Greenpeace launched a campaign demanding Thai Union, the world’s largest tuna company, take action to eliminate exploitative and unsustainable practices from its supply chains, the two organizations have finally put their long-running conflict to rest. In a joint press release, Greenpeace and Thai Union presented a comprehensive package of reforms and commitments that the tuna company will take in order to reduce both its environmental and social impacts.

Timberland Employees Pull on Their Boots During 25 Days of Service Challenge
Timberland Employees Pull on Their Boots During 25 Days of Service Challenge

PRESS RELEASE - Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland believes in activating people to transform the world with powerful tools like community service. Through the company’s award-winning Path of Service™ program, first launched in 1992, employees receive up to 40 paid community service hours each year to pull on their boots and make a difference. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the program, Timberland recently kicked off its 25 Days of Service Challenge, an internal campaign to drive incremental employee service engagement over 25 days. While the company plans and executes monthly service events to engage employees, the Challenge encourages employees to find and run their own events for themselves, a small group of colleagues, or their full team.

WWF Shows UK Consumers How to Fight Climate Change with Their Forks
WWF Shows UK Consumers How to Fight Climate Change with Their Forks

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The World Wildlife Fund has published a new report, Eating for 2 Degrees — New and Updated Livewell Plates, which outlines how simple steps, such as reducing red meat consumption, could help to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030.

How the Scouts' 2017 National Jamboree Will Spotlight Local Agriculture
How the Scouts' 2017 National Jamboree Will Spotlight Local Agriculture

PRESS RELEASE - Those attending the 2017 National Jamboree are in for a delicious treat! As part of a new partnership with the Boy Scouts of America, the West Virginia Department of Agriculture will bring locally sourced food to campers at the Summit Bechtel Reserve during next month’s national event. This dynamic relationship will benefit not only the organizations, but also surrounding communities.

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Ceres Launches Guide to Help Investors Identify Risks in Food Sector Supply Chains
Ceres Launches Guide to Help Investors Identify Risks in Food Sector Supply Chains

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - With environmental and social impacts increasingly influencing investor decision making, Ceres has developed a new peer-reviewed resource guide to help investors better analyze financial risks in the food sector.

Halting Deforestation: Three Essential Things Your Business Can Do
Halting Deforestation: Three Essential Things Your Business Can Do

SUPPLY CHAIN - One of the most complicated supply chain issues for companies is deforestation. Why? Because deforestation may take place in areas distant from company headquarters in countries that may not have the strongest government regulations.

BASF, Cargill, P&G, GIZ Team Up to Transform Coconut Oil Supply Chain
BASF, Cargill, P&G, GIZ Team Up to Transform Coconut Oil Supply Chain

SUPPLY CHAIN - BASF, Cargill, Procter & Gamble and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH have joined together in a development partnership under the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development's (BMZ) develoPPP.de program. The partnership will help establish a sustainably certified and transparent supply chain of coconut oil in the Philippines and Indonesia.

BASF, Cargill, P&G and Giz Collaborate to Drive Production of Sustainable Certified Coconut Oil in the Phillippines and Indonesia
BASF, Cargill, P&G and Giz Collaborate to Drive Production of Sustainable Certified  Coconut Oil in the Phillippines and Indonesia

PRESS RELEASE - BASF, Cargill, Procter & Gamble (P&G), and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH have joined together in a development partnership under the develoPPP.de programme by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The partnership will help establish a sustainable certified and transparent supply chain of coconut oil in the Philippines and Indonesia.

Nestlé Lends Expertise to Terra Startup Accelerator to Shape Future of Food, Agriculture Industries
Nestlé Lends Expertise to Terra Startup Accelerator to Shape Future of Food, Agriculture Industries

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Expanding its commitment to innovation in the food industry, Nestlé has teamed up with Rabobank and Rocketspace to support startups through the Terra Food + Agtech Accelerator Program. The food giant will collaborate with Terra to select and coach the most forward-thinking and disruptive startups in the food and agricultural industries.

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Ejido Verde: Protecting a Supply Chain While Empowering Indigenous Communities
Ejido Verde: Protecting a Supply Chain While Empowering Indigenous Communities

SUPPLY CHAIN - Big news from Mexico – a groundbreaking regenerative economy project has just become official. The Patamban indigenous community, part of the Purepecha nation in the state of Michoacán, will be the chief beneficiaries of what will be a 12,000-hectare plantation producing a valuable commodity: pine resin.

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