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How Cargill, Solidaridad Are Cultivating a Sustainable Palm Oil Industry in Colombia
How Cargill, Solidaridad Are Cultivating a Sustainable Palm Oil Industry in Colombia

SUPPLY CHAIN - The palm oil industry is undergoing a major transformation with public and private stakeholders ramping up efforts to make sustainability an industry mainstay. Last month Greenpeace suspended its active campaign against IOI Group after the palm oil producer announced plans to eliminate deforestation and exploitation from its supply chain. And earlier this week, BNP Paribas rolled out a new palm oil policy that sets responsible palm oil production as a pre-condition for financing.

50 Major Companies Band Together to Stomp Out Illegal Tuna, Forced Labor
50 Major Companies Band Together to Stomp Out Illegal Tuna, Forced Labor

SUPPLY CHAIN - Fifty of the world’s largest businesses, retailers and fishing companies from across the tuna supply chain have banded together to stamp out illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in their industry, protect the health of oceans and eliminate forced labor from fishing vessels.

Unilever: Reconnecting with Nature to Build Better Food Systems
Unilever: Reconnecting with Nature to Build Better Food Systems

WALKING THE TALK - The Farm to Fork Disconnect Nowhere is the disconnect between people and planet more evident than in our broken food system. For the vast majority of human history, people lived in rural communities shaped by the natural environment. The ebb and flow of seasons, the right amount of rainfall and its impact on the all-important harvest, dominated lives and livelihoods. But today, over half the world’s population lives in an urban dwelling and by 2050 this is predicted to increase to 70 percent. With the rise of sprawling mega cities comes obesity and its related health problems; with a shrinking and aging rural population comes poverty and malnutrition; in the meantime, the gap between the farm and our forks grows ever wider.

New MSC Report Spotlights Certification's Role in Delivering the SDGs
New MSC Report Spotlights Certification's Role in Delivering the SDGs

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has released a new report highlighting the positive impact certification can have in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The MSC Global Impacts Report 2017 details more than a thousand examples of positive change being made by certified fisheries to safeguard fish stocks and marine habitats.

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Sainsbury’s Ruffles Certifiers' Feathers with Launch of In-House ‘Fairly Traded’ Label
Sainsbury’s Ruffles Certifiers' Feathers with Launch of In-House ‘Fairly Traded’ Label

SUPPLY CHAIN - British supermarket group Sainsbury’s has launched its own in-house sustainability standard, provoking backlash from The Fairtrade Foundation and Fairtrade producers alike.

Sustainable Brands Announces 2017 SB Innovation Open Winner
Sustainable Brands Announces 2017 SB Innovation Open Winner

PRESS RELEASE -   Detroit Ento wins startup competition at SB’17 Detroit  

Canopy, Rainforest Alliance Launch First-Ever Audit for Rayon-Viscose Supply Chain
Canopy, Rainforest Alliance Launch First-Ever Audit for Rayon-Viscose Supply Chain

SUPPLY CHAIN - Cotton is often king in discussions surrounding the creation of a more sustainable apparel industry, yet over 120 million trees are felled every year — 30 percent of which originate from ancient and endangered forests — to produce textiles such as viscose and rayon.

Q&A: Tim Greiner on the Key Players in the Sustainable Agriculture Revolution
Q&A: Tim Greiner on the Key Players in the Sustainable Agriculture Revolution

SUPPLY CHAIN - By 2050, our global population will grow by more than 2 billion, which will require 70 percent more food. In addition to rising demand, companies are facing increasing scrutiny on the environmental impacts across their value chains. While improvements in processing and packaging are helping brands progress on sustainability, interventions at farm level are essential for driving real change. We recently spoke with Pure Strategies’ Co-Founder and Managing Director, Tim Greiner, to learn more about how brands and farmers both are working together to usher the industry towards a more sustainable future.

Wrangler Launches Soil Health Pilot Program to Bolster Sustainable Cotton Supply
Wrangler Launches Soil Health Pilot Program to Bolster Sustainable Cotton Supply

SUPPLY CHAIN - The fashion and textile industry is in the midst of a paradigm shift with key industry stakeholders working to drive sustainable cotton towards the mainstream.

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Q&A: How Partnerships Are Helping Nestlé Create Shared Value
Q&A: How Partnerships Are Helping Nestlé Create Shared Value

BUSINESS CASE - It’s been a busy year for Nestlé – joining various initiatives and making strategic investments aimed at everything from boosting recycling infrastructure to developing bio-based packaging to improving consumer eating habits. We spoke with Nestlé’s President of Corporate Affairs, Paul Bakus, ahead of his appearance this week at SB’17 Detroit, to learn how the food giant is leveraging partnerships to achieve its many sustainability goals.

Sustainable Brands Unveils Programming for Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit
Sustainable Brands Unveils Programming for Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, May 17, 2017 – Sustainable Brands® recently unveiled the session schedule for the Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit, running May 22-25th at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. The Activation Hub is the action-centered space within the conference program that allows attendees to collaborate on new tools, resources and ideas to accelerate sustainability-led innovation.

Cotton 2040 Coalition Makes Case for Taking Sustainable Cotton Mainstream
Cotton 2040 Coalition Makes Case for Taking Sustainable Cotton Mainstream

COLLABORATION - Cotton is an integral part of the apparel and textile industry providing livelihoods for over 300 million people across the globe. The environmental and social implications of cotton production are, however, significant.

IOI Pledges to Clean Up Supply Chain One Year after RSPO Suspension
IOI Pledges to Clean Up Supply Chain One Year after RSPO Suspension

WALKING THE TALK - A year after being suspended from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and dropped by companies such as Unilever, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé and Kellogg for clearing peatlands in Kalimantan, Indonesia, Malaysian palm oil producer IOI Group has announced plans to eliminate deforestation and exploitation throughout its supply chain.

Transformational Collaboration: How Brands Are Helping to Create the US’ First Sustainable Urban Agrihood
Transformational Collaboration: How Brands Are Helping to Create the US’ First Sustainable Urban Agrihood

COLLABORATION - In the wake of deindustrialization and economic decline, community initiatives have been crucial for helping Detroit get back on its feet. The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) is a volunteer-based non-profit working to revitalize Detroit’s North End neighborhood by using urban agriculture as a platform to promote education, sustainability and community, thereby empowering communities and addressing deeply rooted social issues.

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BASF To Strengthen Digital Farming Offer With Acquisition Of ZedX Inc.
BASF To Strengthen Digital Farming Offer With Acquisition Of ZedX Inc.

PRESS RELEASE - BASF has signed an agreement to acquire US-based company ZedX, a leader in the development of digital agricultural intelligence. The acquisition is expected to be completed within four weeks. ZedX’s expertise lies in the development of agronomic weather, crop, and pest models that can rapidly translate data into insights for more efficient agricultural production. With the planned acquisition, BASF strengthens its digital farming footprint and further invests in helping growers take advantage of the increasing amount of big data generated in farming and beyond.

Triodos Bank Is Taking Sustainable Banking Mainstream in the UK
Triodos Bank Is Taking Sustainable Banking Mainstream in the UK

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Following the announcement of Philips’ new sustainability-driven revolving credit facility, Dutch banking group Triodos has launched a personal current account in the UK in response to a growing demand for responsible banking products. “Our new personal account brings an inspiring new option to the UK current account market, which we believe is dysfunctional and is obviously dominated by a small number of large banks,” said Bevis Watts, Managing Director of Triodos UK.

Startup Uses Blockchain Technology to Drive Transparency in Coffee Industry
Startup Uses Blockchain Technology to Drive Transparency in Coffee Industry

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Denver-based startup Bext Holdings Inc. (Bext360) is harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and blockchain technology to make it easier for coffee farmers around the world to get paid a fair price for the coffee beans they grow and sell.

New Campaign Encourages Canadians to 'Soil Their Undies' for Soil Conservation
New Campaign Encourages Canadians to 'Soil Their Undies' for Soil Conservation

MARKETING AND COMMS - In honor of National Soil Conservation Week, which commences on April 16, the Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC) has launched a new campaign encouraging Canadians to play in the dirt. Initiated by the Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario, the Soil Your Undies campaign aims to draw attention to the importance of soil health.

New SALSA Platform to Promote Sustainability in Agri-Business Across SE Asia
New SALSA Platform to Promote Sustainability in Agri-Business Across SE Asia

SUPPLY CHAIN - In a bid to boost sustainability in Indonesia’s agri-business sector, PT SMART Tbk (PT SMART) — a subsidiary of Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) — and the French Agricultural Research Center for International Development (CIRAD) have launched a new regional platform that will deliver research-based training and enhance sustainability standards in major commodity chains, including palm oil.

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Urban Farm to Convert Blighted Home into Cistern and Outdoor Community Space
Urban Farm to Convert Blighted Home into Cistern and Outdoor Community Space

PRESS RELEASE - DETROIT – The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) continues to innovate to uplift its North End Detroit neighborhood with agricultural concepts that transform blighted properties and vacant land into useful community assets. The all-volunteer organization will debut a new recreational space and water harvesting cistern this summer, thanks to grants and material donations from Garnier®, TerraCycle®, and Target Corporation.

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