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Clif Bar Ag Fund to Help Organic Farmers Weather Economic Challenges
Clif Bar Ag Fund to Help Organic Farmers Weather Economic Challenges

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The Clif Ag Fund will help increase the economic resilience of organic farmers in Clif’s supply chain — including lower energy costs from day one.

Q&A: How Annie’s Is Working to Cultivate ‘Organic for Everybunny’
Q&A: How Annie’s Is Working to Cultivate ‘Organic for Everybunny’

COLLABORATION - “I don’t see roadblocks … just lots of untapped opportunity!” — Shauna Sadowski, Annie’s Homegrown

Chipotle, FoodBytes! Unveil Newest Classes of Food, Ag Innovators
Chipotle, FoodBytes! Unveil Newest Classes of Food, Ag Innovators

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Two startup accelerators highlight the latest startup solutions poised to disrupt our food system for good.

That’s the Spirit: Optimizing the Inputs, and Outputs, of Alcohol
That’s the Spirit: Optimizing the Inputs, and Outputs, of Alcohol

SUPPLY CHAIN - Players large and small are innovating to optimize what goes into — and comes out of — alcohol production.

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Passion Fruit: Growing a Farm into a Climate-Beneficial Enterprise
Passion Fruit: Growing a Farm into a Climate-Beneficial Enterprise

WASTE NOT - Many farmers avoid wasting excess fruit by turning it into animal feed, but Sidehill Farm has found much more delicious solutions.

EMF: Unhealthy Food Production Making Healthy Eating Impossible
EMF: Unhealthy Food Production Making Healthy Eating Impossible

SUPPLY CHAIN - Hidden killers caused by food production are making healthy eating impossible for people around the world, according to a new report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Trending: Regenerative Sourcing, Circular Models Revamping Fashion
Trending: Regenerative Sourcing, Circular Models Revamping Fashion

COLLABORATION - This week, two fashion giants with extensive brand portfolios announced partnerships that show promise for cleaning up “dirty fashion.”

The Art of Failure: Lessons for Brands from the Bottom of the Pyramid
The Art of Failure: Lessons for Brands from the Bottom of the Pyramid

SUPPLY CHAIN - Let me tell you a few things about failure — a subject on which I’m something of an expert.

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New Tool Reveals $1.6T Risk of Failing to Account for Natural Capital
New Tool Reveals $1.6T Risk of Failing to Account for Natural Capital

BUSINESS CASE - Following the release last month of its groundbreaking guide to help financial institutions understand and assess their reliance on natural capital, this week the Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA) launched the world’s first comprehensive tool linking environmental change with its consequences for the economy.

When it Comes to Climate Change, Holiday Feasts Are Mostly a Mystery
When it Comes to Climate Change, Holiday Feasts Are Mostly a Mystery

SUPPLY CHAIN - This year’s holiday feasts will feature a bounty of meats, vegetables and other foods, many that people don’t know are big contributors to global warming.

Meet the Plant-Based Protein Poised to Sustainabilize the Food Industry
Meet the Plant-Based Protein Poised to Sustainabilize the Food Industry

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Along with a wave of plant-based meat innovations from startups such as Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods and Right Treat, which are giving the meat industry a run for its resource-intensive money, a new plant protein solution could further revolutionize the food industry.

AT&T and Emerson are Turning Food Waste into Clean Energy and Fertilizer
AT&T and Emerson are Turning Food Waste into Clean Energy and Fertilizer

PRESS RELEASE -   Next week Americans across the country will sit down with their friends and families to celebrate Thanksgiving. Collectively, those families will also throw away an estimated 200 million pounds of turkey during the holiday, costing us $293 million as a nation. And that’s just one day! But most food waste comes from supermarkets, restaurants, hotels, hospitals and arenas. Inedible turkey parts such as bones, and skins as well as vegetable stalks and stems, surplus ingredients, and extra pies never make it to a pot or plate.

Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN Launches New Partnerships to Help Farmers Scale Sustainably
Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN Launches New Partnerships to Help Farmers Scale Sustainably

SUPPLY CHAIN - This week, Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN (LOLS) has launched two new partnerships aimed at helping farmers scale their sustainability efforts.

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Braskem plans initiatives to promote the Circular Economy
Braskem plans initiatives to promote the Circular Economy

PRESS RELEASE - Braskem, the Americas’ largest resin producer and the world’s leading biopolymer producer, has defined a series of global initiatives to boost the Circular Economy in the production chain of manufactured plastic goods. “We are firmly committed to the goal of helping to transform the linear economy into a Circular Economy, effectively demonstrating our commitment to sustainable development,” said Fernando Musa, Braskem’s CEO. “By establishing a series of global initiatives, engaging in voluntary commitments and expressing publicly its global positioning for the Circular Economy, Braskem is inviting clients, its partners in the value chain, its Team Members and society in general to intensify their joint quest for innovative and sustainable solutions using plastic.”

Future Value, Submerged Value, 'ROP' & Other Facets of the ROI of Sustainability
Future Value, Submerged Value, 'ROP' & Other Facets of the ROI of Sustainability

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Last week at Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics ’18 conference in Philadelphia, PA, over 300 delegates from brands, NGOs, strategists and practitioners across sectors gathered to share the newest credible tools and solutions for assessing the ROI of Sustainable Business.

When Goals Become Values: The Key to Industrywide Change
When Goals Become Values: The Key to Industrywide Change

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Every day, millions of Americans drink, on average, 2.1 cups of coffee; each cup takes about a hundred beans to brew1. Each bean must go through harvesting, wet milling, drying, dry milling, storing, shipping, trucking, roasting, grinding and packaging before it is available for us to pick off a store shelf and bring home to brew. Coffee may be simple to prepare in the home — especially if you have a Keurig machine on your counter — but the work behind such a ubiquitous beverage is incredibly complex and starts, as with most things we love, with people.

Nespresso, Starbucks, Lin-Manuel Miranda Partner to Revive Puerto Rican Coffee Sector
Nespresso, Starbucks, Lin-Manuel Miranda Partner to Revive Puerto Rican Coffee Sector

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The Hispanic Federation, together with actor Lin-Manuel Miranda and his family, today announced the launch of a five-year initiative to revitalize Puerto Rico’s coffee sector. The founding partners include Hispanic Federation, Nespresso, The Rockefeller Foundation, Starbucks, TechnoServe and World Coffee Research, all of which are committed to supporting smallholder coffee farmers on the island.

New Report, WRI Platform and … Wu-Tang Clan Make Case for Plant-Based Diets
New Report, WRI Platform and … Wu-Tang Clan Make Case for Plant-Based Diets

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Meat-heavy diets have been under increased scrutiny of late, spawning a host of research and campaigns linking them to the accelerating impacts of climate change around the world. Now, a new report from the Changing Markets Foundation, Mighty Earth and Compassion in World Farming points the finger at governments, which they say are failing to tackle meat over-consumption to meet climate targets.

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Carbon Trust Endorses Braskem’s Carbon-Negative Claims for Bio-based Plastic
Carbon Trust Endorses Braskem’s Carbon-Negative Claims for Bio-based Plastic

PRESS RELEASE - Brazilian chemicals company Braskem, producers of I’m green™ – a bio-based polyethylene made from sugarcane – has had its negative carbon footprint credentials strengthened thanks to an independent review by the Carbon Trust. In a new report comparing I’m green™ with fossil-based equivalents, the Carbon Trust has endorsed the methodology used by Braskem to support claims that for every tonne of I’m green™ produced, the equivalent of around 3 tonnes of CO2 are locked away by the sugarcane, which provides the main raw material for its manufacture. This means Braskem’s bio-based plastic is effectively carbon-negative.

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