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Innovative ‘Agrihood’ Project Helping to Feed, Revitalize Detroit
Innovative ‘Agrihood’ Project Helping to Feed, Revitalize Detroit

LEADERSHIP - Community initiatives constitute a crucial component of the transformation taking place in Detroit, which has seen its fair share of difficulties following deindustrialization. And the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) is one of them.

Cocoa Giants Cargill, Nestlé, Mars Join Forces to Put an End to Deforestation
Cocoa Giants Cargill, Nestlé, Mars Join Forces to Put an End to Deforestation

SUPPLY CHAIN - Twelve of the world’s leading cocoa and chocolate companies have agreed to collectively work towards ending deforestation and forest degradation in the global cocoa supply chain, with an initial focus on Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. The agreement commits the participating companies to develop and present a joint public-private framework of action to address deforestation at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) meeting in Bonn, Germany in November 2017.

#Women4Climate Convenes Powerful Female Leaders Invested in Fighting Climate Change
#Women4Climate Convenes Powerful Female Leaders Invested in Fighting Climate Change

COLLABORATION - Today, powerful female leaders from both the private and public sector gathered in New York City to discuss their growing global power to tackle climate change and deliver on the ambitions of the Paris Agreement.

What Do Third-Party Certifications Reveal About Your Brand?
What Do Third-Party Certifications Reveal About Your Brand?

COLLABORATION - In an industry full of certifications for product and brand sustainability, it can be difficult to navigate which ones are right for your organization. While intentions for each certification are good, some processes are more comprehensive than others. The rigorous B Corporation certification standards set by third party B Lab clearly define holistic, impact-focused practices in business.

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GE, UC Davis, Winesecrets Are Turning Recycled Rainwater into Wine
GE, UC Davis, Winesecrets Are Turning Recycled Rainwater into Wine

CLEANTECH - Water is an increasingly precious resource and no one knows this better than California. Last year marked the state’s sixth consecutive year of drought, an issue that is putting serious strain on its agriculture and viticulture industries. Achieving a sustainable water future is critical to meet the needs of people, businesses and the environment, a prospect that local and national businesses alike aren’t taking lying down.

Kashi Expands Certified Transitional Portfolio to Scale Organic Farmland
Kashi Expands Certified Transitional Portfolio to Scale Organic Farmland

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In an effort to help support farmers and increase the amount of farmland dedicated to organic production, Kashi has introduced a second line of products in its growing Certified Transitional portfolio.

Bosch and WWF Team Up to Make Sustainable Seafood Consumption Mainstream
Bosch and WWF Team Up to Make Sustainable Seafood Consumption Mainstream

MARKETING AND COMMS - Growing demand for seafood and a global population growing at a rate of 75 million people every year has put ocean resources under significant strain. Approximately 90 percent of global fishing grounds are now over-fished or fully-exploited. Sustainable consumption of seafood is therefore imperative, and one of the only ways to reverse the decline and collapse of fish stocks within our lifetime.

BorgWarner Helps Launch Crowdfunding Campaign for ‘Urban Agrihood’ in Detroit
BorgWarner Helps Launch Crowdfunding Campaign for ‘Urban Agrihood’ in Detroit

PRESS RELEASE - Auburn Hills, Michigan, February 21, 2017 – BorgWarner helped launch the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative’s (MUFI’s) crowdfunding effort today with a $10,000 donation to support America’s first sustainable urban argihood in Detroit’s North End. If the $50,000 funding goal is met by April 2, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) will provide a matching grant with funds from MEDC’S Public Spaces Community Places program.

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WWF: Sustainability Standards Unlock New Market Opportunities, Accelerate SDGs
WWF: Sustainability Standards Unlock New Market Opportunities, Accelerate SDGs

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Changing consumer attitudes and the reality of climate change have shifted the conversation about the business case for sustainability. For more and more companies, embedding sustainable business practices into operations, business models and missions is no longer optional — it is now imperative in order to remain competitive.

Coca-Cola Partners With DCM Shriram to Improve Sugarcane Yield in Utter Pradesh
Coca-Cola Partners With DCM Shriram to Improve Sugarcane Yield in Utter Pradesh

PRESS RELEASE - Beverages major Coca-Cola India has partnered with DCM Shriram (DSCL) along with Solidaridad and International Finance Corporation, for a project to enhance sugarcane yield and improve farmers' income in Uttar Pradesh. "It is a sustainable supply project, in addition to improving farmers' income. We have come together to increase sugarcane farmers' yield and to bring in sustainable agricultural practices," said Coca-Cola India and South West Asia President Venkatesh Kini.

BASF and the European Space Agency to Develop Digital Services for Farmers
BASF and the European Space Agency to Develop Digital Services for Farmers

PRESS RELEASE - BASF and the European Space Agency (ESA) signed a collaboration agreement to evaluate how satellite-derived data and images can best be used for agricultural purposes. In close partnership with farmers, the partners’ long-term goal is to translate this information into digital tools and services.

BBFAW: US Food Companies Continue Making Gains in Farm Animal Welfare
BBFAW: US Food Companies Continue Making Gains in Farm Animal Welfare

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Every year, nearly 70 billion animals are farmed for food. With rising public awareness of the way animals are raised for food, animal health and welfare is an increasingly important area for businesses today — particularly for consumer-facing brands. Now in its fifth year, the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) provides companies with a clear set of expectations on farm animal welfare management practice and reporting, enabling them to benchmark themselves against industry peers and to progressively drive up welfare standards in their supply chains.

Hellmann's® Mayonnaise And Mayonnaise Dressings Now Use 100% Cage-Free Eggs In The U.S., Three Years Ahead Of Schedule
Hellmann's® Mayonnaise And Mayonnaise Dressings Now Use 100% Cage-Free Eggs In The U.S., Three Years Ahead Of Schedule

PRESS RELEASE - As part of its ongoing commitment to use real, simple sustainably-sourced ingredients, Hellmann's, a Unilever company, today announced that all Hellmann's Mayonnaise and Mayonnaise Dressings are now made exclusively from Cage-Free Eggs across the U.S. consumer portfolio. In 2010, America's favorite mayonnaise brand set the goal to use 100% Cage-Free Eggs by 2020, becoming one of the first brands to do so at a time when only 2% of egg-laying hens in the U.S. were Cage-Free. Through a deep commitment to sustainable sourcing, and strong partnerships with suppliers and animal-welfare organizations, Hellmann's was able to achieve the goal three years early in the U.S.

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Detroit Rooftop Garden Fed Diners and a Nonprofit
Detroit Rooftop Garden Fed Diners and a Nonprofit

PRESS RELEASE - The rooftop garden next to General Motors’ Renaissance Center world headquarters wrapped up another productive growing season. Now in its third year, the garden – thriving from the landfill-free facility’s compost – resulted in 815 pounds of fresh produce, 150 jars of honey, and $3,546.00 in donations to a community shelter located across the street. Andiamo Detroit, an Italian restaurant inside the headquarters, made eggplant parmesan, spicy salsa and bruschetta for customers using the garden’s vegetables and herbs. In turn, the restaurant owner made a donation equal to the food’s value to the nearby warming center.

USDA Transitional Certification Program Makes It Easier for Farmers to Go Organic
USDA Transitional Certification Program Makes It Easier for Farmers to Go Organic

LEADERSHIP - According to the USDA, demand for organic foods and products have grown significantly every year since the 1990s. But despite increasing popularity, organic acreage hasn’t been able to keep up. Only one percent of US farmland is currently dedicated to organic farming, and those looking to make the transition to organic face real barriers.

The SDGs: Who Is Leading the Way One Year Later?
The SDGs: Who Is Leading the Way One Year Later?

CLEANTECH - Every 15 years, the United Nations gets together to determine its next steps in bettering the earth and the people on it. In late 2015, this took the form of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs focus on climate action, decreasing poverty, increasing access to health, reducing inequality, and increasing sustainable development, in both rural and developed areas, over the next 15 years. Although the goals appear broad and ambitious, the UN aims to further the advancement of people while protecting and fostering the health and wellbeing of the planet.

Seeing the Forest Through the Trees: The #BusinessCase for Valuing Natural Capital
Seeing the Forest Through the Trees: The #BusinessCase for Valuing Natural Capital

NEW METRICS - For the past year, climate change has returned to the top of the international agenda. While I was attending COP22 in Marrakech last month, the news broke that Trump had been elected President of the United States, with widespread possible implications not just for the U.S. but for the COP21 climate deal reached after such hard bargaining last year in Paris.

Patagonia Challenges Businesses to Eschew Lax Textile Standards, Support Regenerative Agriculture
Patagonia Challenges Businesses to Eschew Lax Textile Standards, Support Regenerative Agriculture

SUPPLY CHAIN - Purpose-driven US outdoor clothing giant Patagonia is calling for business leaders to back regenerative organic agriculture, claiming that certain textile standards are “not going far enough.”

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Report: 2020 Deforestation Goals Are Unlikely to Be Achieved; Companies Need More Help
Report: 2020 Deforestation Goals Are Unlikely to Be Achieved; Companies Need More Help

SUPPLY CHAIN - The 2016 results from the Global Canopy Programme’s (GCP’s) ‘Forest 500’ have been released, and they don't bring good news. The deforestation policy analysis of the world's most influential powerbrokers, including companies, financial institutions, and countries, reveals that targets for 2020 and 2030 are unlikely to be met at the current rate of progress.

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