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Regenerative Agriculture: Not Just for Beef Anymore
Regenerative Agriculture: Not Just for Beef Anymore

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Beef is naturally at the forefront of the conversation around regenerative ag because of the direct and dramatic improvement properly managed ruminants can have on soil quality. But that doesn’t mean that other foods shouldn’t be held to the same standards.

Here’s How to Encourage People to Dine Out More Sustainably
Here’s How to Encourage People to Dine Out More Sustainably

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Created in collaboration with food-service experts, WRI’s new playbook is designed to enable the already-rich-in-expertise industry — so adept at marketing and selling foods — to help diners choose healthier and more sustainable, plant-rich options.

And then there were 10 …
And then there were 10 …

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In the case of the climate crisis, we’re not facing one tipping point, but two. The hard part: These two tipping points would tilt us in opposite directions! But our current situation doesn’t mean it’s game over — it means it’s game on.

Empowering Customers While Building Better Business, a Thriving Future for All
Empowering Customers While Building Better Business, a Thriving Future for All

THE NEXT ECONOMY - With higher-priced products, “sustainability” can still be seen as a privilege. It is time for brands to empower consumers by offering them accessible choices that are better for them, for the planet and for generations to come.

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COP25: Business Persists While Governments Fail
COP25: Business Persists While Governments Fail

LEADERSHIP - While the countries represented at COP25 failed to make significant strides in the fight against climate change, the business community continued to show leadership.

Better Resource Management Is the Key to Achieving All SDGs
Better Resource Management Is the Key to Achieving All SDGs

WASTE NOT - Whether the eradication of poverty, or the support of climate positivity, all of the SDGs are about creating a balance of resource flows. Responsible production and consumption are essential to this — and achievable through connection, community and a bit of creativity.

The Biosphere Rules: Sustainability Is a Destination, Not a Journey
The Biosphere Rules: Sustainability Is a Destination, Not a Journey

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Envision a future where every material thing in our world is made out of a handful of materials, carefully selected to be safe, healthy and infinitely recyclable. Everything from coffee cup to countertop could be broken down and used as raw materials for a new shawl or lampshade.

New Tool to Help Companies Zero in on Sources of Palm Oil Deforestation
New Tool to Help Companies Zero in on Sources of Palm Oil Deforestation

SUPPLY CHAIN - WRI’s RADD (Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation) will be deployed initially in Malaysia and Indonesia, which together make up about 90% of palm oil production globally. According to WRI, it will detect deforestation weeks faster than existing optical-based systems.

Report: We Must Move Beyond Plant-Based Products to Ensure Sustainable Food Future
Report: We Must Move Beyond Plant-Based Products to Ensure Sustainable Food Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - New analysis from Forum for the Future explores the public commitments of 132 leading food companies and outlines a five-point plan to get businesses on track towards a more sustainable global food system.

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Trending: CDP, LA, NYC Call for Radical Shift in Companies’ Treatment of Forests
Trending: CDP, LA, NYC Call for Radical Shift in Companies’ Treatment of Forests

WALKING THE TALK - New CDP research says industry 2020 zero-deforestation commitments are now impossible; and Councilmembers and Indigenous activists in New York and LA call for a boycott of Brazilian meat companies and a shift toward plant-based diets.

Providing ‘Overdraft’ Protection for Groundwater in California's Pajaro Valley
Providing ‘Overdraft’ Protection for Groundwater in California's Pajaro Valley

BUSINESS CASE - While California’s recent drought is officially over, more intense rainfall means more rain is running off, rather than soaking into the ground. But what if some of this water could be collected to help recharge thirsty aquifers and mitigate the effects of overdraft?

New Report Calls on Food Giants to Use Vanishing Water Resources More Efficiently
New Report Calls on Food Giants to Use Vanishing Water Resources More Efficiently

SUPPLY CHAIN - Third edition of 'Feeding Ourselves Thirsty' reveals improved water-management scores from industry giants such as Mars, Coca-Cola and Unilever, but finds insufficient corporate action overall in an increasingly water-stressed world.

Harnessing Business Purpose to Safeguard Our Oceans
Harnessing Business Purpose to Safeguard Our Oceans

COLLABORATION - Our Ocean 2019 gathered leaders from government, business and civil society to discuss solutions and actions for a clean healthy and productive ocean. It set the stage for bold action to safeguard our oceans — and the sense of urgency is mounting.

Can Being Climate Neutral Become the New Normal?
Can Being Climate Neutral Become the New Normal?

WALKING THE TALK - Gold Standard’s Sarah Leugers recently chatted with entrepreneurial leaders at Allbirds and Peak Design to discuss their climate-neutral commitments and the value this creates for their brands.

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30 Companies, Investors Commit to Secure a Healthy Ocean
30 Companies, Investors Commit to Secure a Healthy Ocean

COLLABORATION - In committing to the nine principles, companies pledge to take action to prevent pollution, manage their use of marine resources to ensure long-term sustainability, and be transparent about their ocean-related activities and impacts.

Foolproofing Sustainability, Part 2: Materials Parsimony
Foolproofing Sustainability, Part 2: Materials Parsimony

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The amazing diversity of life is founded on dramatic materials parsimony; almost everything in nature is built out of just four elements. Whereas, what we humans have gotten since the Industrial Revolution is *materials proliferation.*

European CEOs Identify 5 'Jobs to Be Done’ to Foster Enduring, Sustainable, Inclusive Growth Model
European CEOs Identify 5 'Jobs to Be Done’ to Foster Enduring, Sustainable, Inclusive Growth Model

LEADERSHIP - Report features insights from discussions with 27 top business leaders as part of Xynteo’s Europe Delivers program — including CEOs of AXA, Danone, EDF Energy, IKEA Group, Mastercard, Nestlé, Nokia, Schneider Electric and Tesco.

Bleak New Campaign Depicts the ‘Day Sushi Disappears’
Bleak New Campaign Depicts the ‘Day Sushi Disappears’

MARKETING AND COMMS - The campaign aims to alert consumers to the likelihood that climate change will continue to affect marine habitats, to the point that some of our most beloved sushi ingredients disappear.

Trending: Collaborations Fostering Next-Gen Solutions for Coffee Cups, Paper Packaging
Trending: Collaborations Fostering Next-Gen Solutions for Coffee Cups, Paper Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Environmental NGO Canopy rallies apparel brands around better paper packaging; and six graduates of the NextGen Circular Business Accelerator prepare to bring their their sustainable coffee cup solutions to market.

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Food Was Missing Ingredient at UN Climate Action Summit
Food Was Missing Ingredient at UN Climate Action Summit

SUPPLY CHAIN - Talk of energy, transport and construction filled the UN’s chamber, but animal agriculture avoided the limelight. The need for action by the sector came through clearly in a biodiversity roundtable attended by FAIRR.

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