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‘Get Nature Positive’ Responds to Urgent Biodiversity Crisis, Offers Guidance for UK-Based Companies
‘Get Nature Positive’ Responds to Urgent Biodiversity Crisis, Offers Guidance for UK-Based Companies

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The UK has lost almost half its wildlife and plant species since the Industrial Revolution. The new campaign, from the Council for Sustainable Business, specifically addresses nature-focused challenges and solutions for businesses.

European Retail Giants Drop Brazilian Beef Over Deforestation Linked to Meat Giant JBS
European Retail Giants Drop Brazilian Beef Over Deforestation Linked to Meat Giant JBS

SUPPLY CHAIN - The move comes following an investigation by Repórter Brasil and Mighty Earth that tracked deforestation-linked beef to European retail store shelves. JBS, the world’s largest beef producer, has long been on the radar of environmental NGOs and forward-looking investors due to its destructive practices.

The Way We Think About Carbon Markets Is About to Change
The Way We Think About Carbon Markets Is About to Change

THE NEXT ECONOMY - What has been sorely needed is an agreed-upon international framework that broadly establishes who can sell carbon credits; who can buy them and for what purpose; and what constitutes a quality carbon credit. COP26 took a major step towards such a framework.

Racing to Zero, Part 1: On Track, or Playing with Numbers?
Racing to Zero, Part 1: On Track, or Playing with Numbers?

WALKING THE TALK - Many companies say they’ve reached their net-zero goals, but is it really that easy? We can make the numbers look good, at least in the short-term; or we can strive for greater impacts — towards real zero and beyond. If we don’t take this challenge seriously today, we won’t be in business in ten years’ time.

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Natural Resources: Brands Partnering with Indigenous Communities on Forest Conservation
Natural Resources: Brands Partnering with Indigenous Communities on Forest Conservation

COLLABORATION - Consumer goods brands and retailers aiming to diminish their climate impacts or even become forest positive can find cost-effective solutions to protect forests when they partner with indigenous communities on the ground.

Shimokawa Town: A Collaborative Approach to Building an SDGs Future City
Shimokawa Town: A Collaborative Approach to Building an SDGs Future City

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Shimokawa Town in Hokkaido is a designated SDGs Future City and the winner of the first Prime Minister’s Japan SDGs Award in 2017. Four years on, Shimokawa is still working earnestly to achieve the goals and is keen to share its progress, new initiatives, and challenges along the way.

Roots of Change: How Fairtrade Is Unlocking Climate Resilience, Fairer Incomes for Cocoa Farmers
Roots of Change: How Fairtrade Is Unlocking Climate Resilience, Fairer Incomes for Cocoa Farmers

SUPPLY CHAIN - In a recent webinar, representatives from throughout the Fairtrade ecosystem, along with partners Lidl and Tony’s Chocolonely, discussed how the NGO and its partner brands are working to finally make cocoa farming sustainable for producers.

Blended Finance Offers the Best Approach to Climate Change Adaptation
Blended Finance Offers the Best Approach to Climate Change Adaptation

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - With so little time left, we must prepare for the colossal climate challenges yet to come. We hope our approach to public-private blended finance will inspire other multinationals, investors and climate funds to support protective measures that ensure the climate resilience of their supply chains and the global economy.

COP 2030 Deforestation Commitment: More Hot Air or Game-Changer for our Planet?
COP 2030 Deforestation Commitment: More Hot Air or Game-Changer for our Planet?

WALKING THE TALK - One of the most noteworthy pledges to come out of COP26 so far sees over 100 governments, responsible for 86 percent of the world’s forests, committing to end deforestation by 2030. Now, we must immediately take this lofty vision and make it a reality.

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Renewable Materials and Value Chain Circularity: The Case of Tetra Pak
Renewable Materials and Value Chain Circularity: The Case of Tetra Pak

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - From manufacturing to end of life, Tetra Pak is committed to engaging its entire value chain to drive low-carbon circularity. But as VP of Sustainability Jason Pelz explains, just looking at recyclability and recycled content won’t get you there.

Marci Zaroff: Regenerative Ag Can Heal the Textile Industry — and the Planet
Marci Zaroff: Regenerative Ag Can Heal the Textile Industry — and the Planet

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Entrepreneur and author Marci Zaroff coined the term ‘eco-fashion’ back in the mid-‘90s. Here, we discuss why sustainable fashion has taken so long to have its ‘moment’ and how regenerative ag could heal the planet along with the damaging textile industry.

Reimagining Finance for Forests in a Climate-Changing World
Reimagining Finance for Forests in a Climate-Changing World

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Carbon credits, which promise an impact measured to a specific quantity of CO2, may not be the most efficient instrument in constantly climate-changing world. But a new approach can make carbon markets fit-for-purpose moving forward. Here are some key premises for business to finance forests and broader climate action in a new era.

Craft Brewer Extols Benefits of Pivot to Better Packaging
Craft Brewer Extols Benefits of Pivot to Better Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Through materials innovation and technology advances, the packaging industry can be a critical component in working toward a world without waste and a truly closed-loop, circular economy.

Intuit, Techsoup, Impact Hub Join Goodwings Initiative to Turn 1B Trips Net Zero by 2030
Intuit, Techsoup, Impact Hub Join Goodwings Initiative to Turn 1B Trips Net Zero by 2030

COLLABORATION - The “1 Billion Green Trips” initiative, by B Corp-certified hotel booking platform Goodwings — now backed by Intuit, TechSoup, Impact Hub and six other partners — aims to remove travel-generated carbon emissions at an unprecedented scale.

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The Secret to Decreasing Scope 3 Emissions: A Win For R&D, Marketing and Sustainability Teams
The Secret to Decreasing Scope 3 Emissions: A Win For R&D, Marketing and Sustainability Teams

MARKETING AND COMMS - The First Educator Advantage (FEA) is when a CPG brand is first to educate consumers on an impact topic that does not yet hold mainstream materiality. Here, we explore how successfully executing this strategy can reduce scope 3 emissions, increase consumer loyalty and allow R&D teams to effectively innovate for the market.

Nestlé Asks Consumers How They Would Navigate Quest for Sustainable Palm Oil
Nestlé Asks Consumers How They Would Navigate Quest for Sustainable Palm Oil

MARKETING AND COMMS - Nestlé hopes that a new interactive platform, Beneath the Surface, will give viewers better insight into the complexity of palm oil supply chains and insight into how choices they make under different scenarios can lead to a range of outcomes and consequences.

An All-Solutions Approach Is Needed to Meet the Looming Demand for Carbon Offsets
An All-Solutions Approach Is Needed to Meet the Looming Demand for Carbon Offsets

CLEANTECH - As we race to achieve net zero, let’s ensure we aren’t making the same mistakes that got us here. Tech solutions do not deliver the same co-benefits as nature — and clearly cannot substitute for the loss of ecosystems. Nature-based solutions are cost-effective and can make an immediate difference.

Report: Holistic Solutions Needed to Future-Proof Edible Fats & Oils Industry
Report: Holistic Solutions Needed to Future-Proof Edible Fats & Oils Industry

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Edible Fats and Oils Collaboration urges the food and feed industry to advocate for new policy that considers the sustainability aspects of all fats and oils in one holistic system, instead of vilifying individual ingredients.

In the Race to Net Zero, Ignore Supply Chain Risks at Your Peril
In the Race to Net Zero, Ignore Supply Chain Risks at Your Peril

SUPPLY CHAIN - Companies with a significant land footprint must act now to eliminate deforestation and conversion. If they don’t, the business risks are long-lasting, with emissions from deforestation remaining on balance sheets for the next 20 years.

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The Root of Sustainability: US Cotton Farmers Dig Deeper in the Name of Healthy Soil
The Root of Sustainability: US Cotton Farmers Dig Deeper in the Name of Healthy Soil

SUPPLY CHAIN - US cotton growers know that sustainability must start at the soil. Ensuring sustainable production for decades to come requires more than conscious growing practices — farmers must also have access to credible data on the soil’s health.

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