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3rd Annual Fairtrade Mural Campaign Reminds Us All to Prioritize a Fair Deal for Farmers
3rd Annual Fairtrade Mural Campaign Reminds Us All to Prioritize a Fair Deal for Farmers

MARKETING AND COMMS - By celebrating the growers behind popular chocolate and tea brands, the murals remind the public to ‘Choose the world you want’ by supporting products and brands that help give farmers a sustainable livelihood.

Empty Words: US' 47 Largest Carbon-Emitters Fail to Incentivize CEO Pay Based on Climate Performance
Empty Words: US' 47 Largest Carbon-Emitters Fail to Incentivize CEO Pay Based on Climate Performance

NEW METRICS - A new report analyzes the executive compensation packages of 47 of the US’s most carbon-emitting companies. Where climate-related compensation ties were claimed, most were negligible, non-quantitative and lacked specific, climate-related pay incentives.

Can Regenerative Agriculture Regenerate the US Food System?
Can Regenerative Agriculture Regenerate the US Food System?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The conversation recently made its way to Washington, DC — where the Environment Subcommittee of the House Committee of Oversight and Reform discussed calls to reform federal policies that unjustly favor corporate agribusiness, often at the expense of family farmers.

How Caesars Entertainment Drastically Augmented its ESG Impact
How Caesars Entertainment Drastically Augmented its ESG Impact

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - ‘Job purposing’ is making meaningful contributions to others or societal causes as part of regular work. Caesars showed that helping its sales and conventions departments job purpose was a promising pathway to dramatically augmenting its ESG work — and, thus, its positive societal impact.

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Seeking Better Progress Toward Sustainability? Consider a Business Collaboration
Seeking Better Progress Toward Sustainability? Consider a Business Collaboration

COLLABORATION - No matter where your company is in its sustainability journey, the sooner it joins or initiates a collaboration with industry peers, the better. This guide should be in every sustainability professional’s back pocket when defining an ESG strategy.

Quantifying the Benefits of Women’s Empowerment: The Missing Metric for Game-Changing Climate Action
Quantifying the Benefits of Women’s Empowerment: The Missing Metric for Game-Changing Climate Action

NEW METRICS - The W+ Standard is the first globally recognized framework that measures and monetizes women’s empowerment. Empower Co. is engaging with companies keen to cement their women’s-empowerment programs with robust data — and shift the mindset around climate action from mitigation to net positivity.

Trending: Carbon-Capture Innovators Continue Paving Path to Climate-Beneficial Future
Trending: Carbon-Capture Innovators Continue Paving Path to Climate-Beneficial Future

CLEANTECH - 2 startups at the forefront of the carbon-capture space, Air Company and LanzaTech, continue to expand their portfolio of carbon-negative products and groundbreaking brand partnerships that will ensure global proliferation of their technologies.

Trending: Industry Continues to Arm Itself in War on Plastic Waste
Trending: Industry Continues to Arm Itself in War on Plastic Waste

WASTE NOT - A new accelerator from the US Plastics Pact aims to catalyze broader adoption of reusable and refillable packaging options, while an upskilling program from rePurpose Global aims to help sustainability leaders more effectively tackle plastic pollution.

Moonshot Disability Accelerator Fund on Mission to Close the Disability Wealth Gap
Moonshot Disability Accelerator Fund on Mission to Close the Disability Wealth Gap

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - It will begin by funding 10 global accelerators working with early-stage entrepreneurs innovating at the intersection of disability and technology.

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Seventh Generation Launches Comprehensive Framework for Calculating Corporate Climate Impacts
Seventh Generation Launches Comprehensive Framework for Calculating Corporate Climate Impacts

NEW METRICS - “We seek to push the practice of corporate environmental reporting dramatically forward and advance a far more complete vision of authentic climate leadership free of finger-pointing. We consider this report a summons to arms and a call to action both swift and sweeping.” — Chief Impact Officer Ashley Orgain

Team of Scientists Unveil Space-Tech Platform That Tracks Carbon in Every Tree
Team of Scientists Unveil Space-Tech Platform That Tracks Carbon in Every Tree

NEW METRICS - CTREES’ global dataset provides a nearly real-time picture of the carbon implications of forest conservation and restoration at the local, national and global level — ensuring results from efforts to reach global climate targets can be accurately reported.

First-of-Their-Kind Frameworks Raise Bar on Sustainability Transparency of Meat, Alternative Proteins
First-of-Their-Kind Frameworks Raise Bar on Sustainability Transparency of Meat, Alternative Proteins

MARKETING AND COMMS - 2 new reporting frameworks from FAIRR and Good Food Institute enable alternative meat, seafood, eggs and dairy companies to more accurately assess their climate, biodiversity, nutrition and other ESG impacts.

Personal Impact Measurement Tool Helps Users Improve Their Shopping 'Karma,' Drive Individual Climate Action
Personal Impact Measurement Tool Helps Users Improve Their Shopping 'Karma,' Drive Individual Climate Action

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Karma Wallet is banking on a recipe of behavior change, fintech and systems change to create a critical mass of consumers able to turn intent into action and pressure brands to make the broader changes the world needs.

Study Finds Social Cost of Carbon More Than Triple the Current Federal Estimate
Study Finds Social Cost of Carbon More Than Triple the Current Federal Estimate

NEW METRICS - A multi-year study of the social cost of carbon, a critical input for climate policy analysis, finds that every additional ton of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere costs society $185 — far higher than the current federal estimate of $51 per ton.

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This Startup Shows That Tackling the Plastic Crisis May Not Be a Stretch
This Startup Shows That Tackling the Plastic Crisis May Not Be a Stretch

WASTE NOT - Great Wrap aims to be a plug-and-play replacement for film wraps for both home and business. It replaces petroleum-based films with a bio-based waste product that, unlike most other bio-based polymers, completely decomposes within three months.

John Oliver’s Inconvenient Truth: The Voluntary Carbon Market’s Biggest Problem Is the Market Itself
John Oliver’s Inconvenient Truth: The Voluntary Carbon Market’s Biggest Problem Is the Market Itself

THE NEXT ECONOMY - By failing to acknowledge our industry’s flaws, we could hinder meaningful progress on real issues going forward — namely, making sure carbon offsets actually contribute to reducing GHG emissions.

Brands Are Only as Strong as the Weakest Link in Their Supply Chain
Brands Are Only as Strong as the Weakest Link in Their Supply Chain

SUPPLY CHAIN - Demand for low-cost goods has pushed manufacturing into the farthest regions of the world — many of which are increasingly vulnerable to climate change and harsh conditions. Eliminating the most vulnerable links only creates more problems; brands are only as strong as the weakest link in their supply chain.

FTC Cashmere Models New Approach to a Truly Sustainable Supply Chain
FTC Cashmere Models New Approach to a Truly Sustainable Supply Chain

SUPPLY CHAIN - The dire social and environmental consequences of opaque fashion supply chains have been laid bare; and consumers now demand that brands have clear, verifiable visibility throughout their supply chains. FTC shows that it can be done — but it requires a vastly different way of thinking.

Diageo Innovation Fund to Help Smallholder Farms in Africa Withstand Climate Change
Diageo Innovation Fund to Help Smallholder Farms in Africa Withstand Climate Change

SUPPLY CHAIN - Diageo has committed to cultivating solutions to enable the farmers in its African supply chain — who are particularly vulnerable to the effects of increasing droughts and floods — to maintain steady farming cycles and income in a climate-changing world.

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Ethical Foods Fund to Support Early-Stage, Values-Based Canadian Companies Driving Future of Sustainable Food
Ethical Foods Fund to Support Early-Stage, Values-Based Canadian Companies Driving Future of Sustainable Food

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The fund will support sustainable food production via early-stage, values-based food innovators — from the ethical treatment of employees on farms and in factories, to the end of the food production cycle with compostable packaging.

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