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WWF, Sodexo Team Up to Launch New Sustainable Meals Initiative
WWF, Sodexo Team Up to Launch New Sustainable Meals Initiative

COLLABORATION - Sustainable food initiatives aimed at tackling food waste and climate change are sweeping through Europe and the UK, and the latest example comes in the form of a partnership between the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) UK and global catering and facilities firm Sodexo.

Organic Standards Board Cracking Down on Next-Generation GMOs
Organic Standards Board Cracking Down on Next-Generation GMOs

MARKETING AND COMMS - The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) has voted unanimously to update U.S. organic standards to exclude ingredients derived from next-generation genetic engineering and gene editing.

Business Leaders Propel Sustainable Urban Agrihood in Detroit
Business Leaders Propel Sustainable Urban Agrihood in Detroit

PRESS RELEASE - Watch the Video Here. SAN FRANCISCO, November 30, 2016 - Sustainable Brands® joins forces with the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) and BASF to debut a mixed-use urban agriculture development project today. A new Community Resource Center in Detroit’s lower North End is the result of business leaders in the Sustainable Brands community collaborating to redefine growth and development models in urban communities.

America’s First Sustainable Urban Agrihood Debuts in Detroit
America’s First Sustainable Urban Agrihood Debuts in Detroit

PRESS RELEASE - The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) is debuting America’s first sustainable urban agrihood, an alternative neighborhood growth model in Detroit’s lower North End that positions agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use urban development. Totaling about three acres and nestled in a neighborhood among vacant land, occupied and abandoned homes, MUFI’s urban agrihood features a bustling two-acre urban garden, a 200-tree fruit orchard, a children’s sensory garden, and more. Annually, the urban garden provides fresh, free produce to about 2,000 households within two square miles of the farm.

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Barry Callebaut Targets 100% Sustainable Chocolate by 2025
Barry Callebaut Targets 100% Sustainable Chocolate by 2025

SUPPLY CHAIN - B2B chocolate giant Barry Callebaut has pledged to lead the charge to 100 percent cocoa and chocolate sustainability by 2025. This week, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products launched “Forever Chocolate,”a comprehensive sustainability strategy with four main goals that address the key sustainability challenges in the chocolate supply chain, namely to:

15 Food Giants, Retailers Step Up to Chop Food Loss and Waste by 2030
15 Food Giants, Retailers Step Up to Chop Food Loss and Waste by 2030

WASTE NOT - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy have recognized 15 U.S. businesses and organizations pledging concrete steps to reduce food loss and waste in their operations 50 percent by 2030, as recommended by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Timberland Feasibility Study Makes Compelling Case for Bringing Cotton Farming Back to Haiti
Timberland Feasibility Study Makes Compelling Case for Bringing Cotton Farming Back to Haiti

SUPPLY CHAIN - A new feasibility study entitled Cotton: Export Market Potential for Smallholder Farmers in Haiti makes a case for reintroducing a crop that was once the country’s fourth-largest agricultural export, but which collapsed nearly 30 years ago through a combination of politics and policies.

CPG Giants, NGOs, Traders Agree on Unifying Definition of 'No Deforestation' Palm Oil
CPG Giants, NGOs, Traders Agree on Unifying Definition of 'No Deforestation' Palm Oil

SUPPLY CHAIN - After a year of intensive work, the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Convergence Working Group announced in Bangkok today that they have reached agreement on a single, coherent set of rules for implementation of companies’ commitments to “no deforestation” in their palm oil operations and supply chains.

Planetary Boundaries and Social Thresholds – The Importance of Geography
Planetary Boundaries and Social Thresholds – The Importance of Geography

NEW METRICS - As the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) kicks off in Marrakech, Morocco – one year on from the historic climate agreement in Paris, and 22 years after the first conference in Berlin – it marks the latest attempt to ensure we live within our planetary boundaries for climate change.

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Report: Forest Protection Pledges Have Surged, But Progress Has Been Mixed
Report: Forest Protection Pledges Have Surged, But Progress Has Been Mixed

SUPPLY CHAIN - Today, research groups released what they are calling the most comprehensive and detailed look at private sector progress on forest commitments. The report analyzes 600 companies engaged in the production of the “big four” globally traded commodities responsible for 40 percent of deforestation — palm oil, wood, cattle and soy. While forest protection commitments have surged, the report details mixed progress on their implementation.

Activate Your Metrics: Lessons from Leaders on Leveraging Environmental Data for Sustainability
Activate Your Metrics: Lessons from Leaders on Leveraging Environmental Data for Sustainability

NEW METRICS - During this brief but extremely informative breakfast session on the final morning of SB’16 Copenhagen, representatives from Quantis International revealed how they have leveraged their expertise in extracting environmental data to activate metrics for solid sustainability strategy, engagement and communications.

How Nestlé and Unilever Are Gaining Value by Leading in Sustainable Agriculture
How Nestlé and Unilever Are Gaining Value by Leading in Sustainable Agriculture

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Nestlé and Unilever are helping set the standard for sustainable agriculture, according to a survey of over 150 global sustainability heads conducted by Pure Strategies. The responses identified these firms as the leaders and revealed that farm-level engagement is a top priority across industries such as apparel, home and personal care, and life sciences.

Diageo, General Mills, PepsiCo Among Food Giants Committing to Tackle Water Risks in Ag Supply Chains
Diageo, General Mills, PepsiCo Among Food Giants Committing to Tackle Water Risks in Ag Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - As climate change, population growth and water pollution increase pressure on freshwater resources, seven global food and beverage companies today announced commitments to work with the thousands of growers in their global supply chains to reduce water use and pollution impacts.

Coca-Cola HBC Sets Out New Sustainability Targets Supporting its Purpose to Inspire a Better Future
Coca-Cola HBC Sets Out New Sustainability Targets Supporting its Purpose to Inspire a Better Future

PRESS RELEASE - Coca-Cola HBC, ranked global beverage industry sustainability leader by Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) announced new sustainability targets last month. By 2020 the company commits to:

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Nespresso Announces Progress, New Investments in Support of Coffee Farmers in Africa
Nespresso Announces Progress, New Investments in Support of Coffee Farmers in Africa

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Nespresso has announced a second wave of its Limited Edition Grand Cru SULUJA ti South Sudan coffee, representing continued progress in rebuilding South Sudan's coffee industry, and a $6 million joint investment with the World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) in a landmark collaboration to support coffee farmers in East Africa.

OTG and United Airlines Announce the Debut of DAILY, Farm to Terminal Dining at EWR
OTG and United Airlines Announce the Debut of DAILY, Farm to Terminal Dining at EWR

PRESS RELEASE - OTG and United Airlines Announce the Debut of DAILY, the World's First Airport Restaurant Where Entire Menu Changes Daily

Honeybees are the Buzz at Ford’s Rouge Complex
Honeybees are the Buzz at Ford’s Rouge Complex

PRESS RELEASE - As the honeybee population in the U.S. continues its three-decade-long decline, Ford employee Mary Mason has taken up the task of caring for tens of thousands of bees right outside the Ford Rouge Complex. That’s right, the complex, home to thousands of factory workers, is also home to 80,000 honeybees, thanks to Mason and the company’s wildlife habitat strategy, which in the last decade-and-a-half has brought nature back to a once gray and black facility.

SAN, Rainforest Alliance Update Certification with Focus on Climate-Smart Ag, Curbing Deforestation
SAN, Rainforest Alliance Update Certification with Focus on Climate-Smart Ag, Curbing Deforestation

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) and the Rainforest Alliance announced today a newly revised certification standard, which encompasses existing best practices and recent innovations in sustainable agriculture. Built around the guiding principles of effective farm planning and management, protection of biodiversity and natural resources, and improved livelihoods, the 2017 SAN Standard is designed to enable more producers to embark and then continually progress on their journey toward sustainable farming.

A Bridge to Economic Transformation: 10 Lessons in Sustainable Banking from New Resource Bank
A Bridge to Economic Transformation: 10 Lessons in Sustainable Banking from New Resource Bank

THE NEXT ECONOMY - We’re undergoing a transition to a new economy - one where business is not only focused on returns to shareholders, but also one that understands and prioritizes the complex ecosystem between business, the environment, employees, and the greater community. This new pivot to prioritizing all stakeholders not only creates a framework for accountability and ethical business, but also builds better resilience and long-term value.

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SDG 2: New Agri-Business Alliance Aims to Tackle Global Food Security by 2030
SDG 2: New Agri-Business Alliance Aims to Tackle Global Food Security by 2030

COLLABORATION - Today, 37 leading agri-business companies have today launched the Global Agri-Business Alliance (GAA) in Singapore. Their aim is to collectively tackle the major environmental and social challenges facing agricultural supply chains and rural communities across the world.

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