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Greenpeace Canada Supports FSC Responsible Forestry Standard
Greenpeace Canada Supports FSC Responsible Forestry Standard

MARKETING AND COMMS - In June, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Canada celebrated the first anniversary of its new responsible forest management standard — which has received strong support from industry and NGOs alike.

From the Source: New System Offers Brands Data on Sustainable Cotton-Growing Practices
From the Source: New System Offers Brands Data on Sustainable Cotton-Growing Practices

MARKETING AND COMMS - The US Cotton Trust Protocol provides measured and verified data about US cotton; which allows fashion and textile brands and retailers to track annual progress toward their targets, and help them tell their sustainability stories.

Trending: Levi’s, Dockers, Sheep Inc Moving Sustainable Apparel Ever Forward
Trending: Levi’s, Dockers, Sheep Inc Moving Sustainable Apparel Ever Forward

WASTE NOT - Dual launches from Levi Strauss include recycled denim Levi’s and Water<Less Dockers; while carbon-negative wool sweaters from Sheep Inc come with full supply chain transparency.

WEF: 395M New Jobs by 2030 If Businesses Prioritize Nature
WEF: 395M New Jobs by 2030 If Businesses Prioritize Nature

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As governments and businesses look to rebuilding the global economy post-pandemic, a new study from the World Economic Forum (WEF) has found that ‘nature-positive’ solutions can create 395 million jobs by 2030.

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P&G Embraces Natural Climate Solutions to Achieve Global Climate Neutrality
P&G Embraces Natural Climate Solutions to Achieve Global Climate Neutrality

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The goal is to reduce its GHGs by 50%, use 100% renewable electricity at all manufacturing sites by 2030, and advance natural climate solutions to achieve carbon neutrality for the decade.

The COVID Covenant: Don’t Go Back — Go Big and Go Now!
The COVID Covenant: Don’t Go Back — Go Big and Go Now!

WALKING THE TALK - We know that we can buy less, use less, work from home, drive less, collaborate more; and have business, society and government move faster — because we just did all of that. How can we respond as powerfully and courageously to other super-critical threats?

UNESCO Spotlights What Our ‘Next Normal’ Should Look Like
UNESCO Spotlights What Our ‘Next Normal’ Should Look Like

MARKETING AND COMMS - UNESCO’s new campaign asks us to question our ideas about what is normal, suggesting that we have accepted the unacceptable when it comes to our environment, economies, public health and societies for far too long.

How to Redesign Our Food System for Resilience
How to Redesign Our Food System for Resilience

THE NEXT ECONOMY - At the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s recent Big Food Workshop, a variety of experts from throughout the food space spoke on the need to radically redesign for circularity and regionalism, to help us heal our broken global food system.

Stella McCartney, Telus Join Initiative to Tackle Paper Packaging Problem
Stella McCartney, Telus Join Initiative to Tackle Paper Packaging Problem

SUPPLY CHAIN - Participation in Canopy’s Pack4Good initiative to keep the world’s ancient and endangered forests out of packaging supply chains doubles, with the addition of 11 new companies.

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Financial Future for Factory Farms Looks Grim, Post-COVID
Financial Future for Factory Farms Looks Grim, Post-COVID

SUPPLY CHAIN - New ‘Pandemic Ranking’ from $20T investor network warns that, with over 70% of animal agriculture firms at ‘high risk’ of creating future pandemics, COVID-19 could be the “straw that breaks the meat industry’s back.”

Pandora Commits to 100% Circular Silver, Gold by 2025
Pandora Commits to 100% Circular Silver, Gold by 2025

WASTE NOT - The company says it will also work with suppliers to increase the availability of recycled silver — its most used material — and improve production standards.

Indigo Ag, Anheuser-Busch Rice-Growing Partnership a Major Win for Growers, Environment
Indigo Ag, Anheuser-Busch Rice-Growing Partnership a Major Win for Growers, Environment

SUPPLY CHAIN - After a successful pilot year, the two companies report GHG emissions and water savings well beyond their original targets — growers saved over 2 billion gallons of water and reduced emissions over 26%.

Lest We Forget: We Already Have a Blueprint for Safe, Healthy, Post-COVID Future
Lest We Forget: We Already Have a Blueprint for Safe, Healthy, Post-COVID Future

BUSINESS CASE - This pandemic throws a spotlight on the interdependences between business, nature and society. It may be tempting right now, when it is hard to see beyond the next few weeks, to dismiss the SDGs as a distraction. But they have been described as a “crowd-sourced purchase order from the future” *precisely because* they offer a tremendous business opportunity.

New Report Reveals Roadmap to Transform US Ag System from Extractive to Regenerative
New Report Reveals Roadmap to Transform US Ag System from Extractive to Regenerative

SUPPLY CHAIN - Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis, a new report from Forum for the Future highlights the critical role of regenerative agricultural practices in delivering future food system resilience.

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Benyus: COVID-19 Offers ‘Utopian Glimmer’ of New World, But We Must Give Back to Nature
Benyus: COVID-19 Offers ‘Utopian Glimmer’ of New World, But We Must Give Back to Nature

THE NEXT ECONOMY - “We’re seeing a bit of utopian glimmer coming through, and natural selection chooses what works over and over. So, when we get back to normal, we get this glorious choice to put back in our lives only what is best, only what we found made life worth living.”

What Would Carbon Neutrality Mean for Small Businesses?
What Would Carbon Neutrality Mean for Small Businesses?

BUSINESS CASE - No matter the size of your company, there are certainly steps you could be taking to move closer to the elusive dream of net zero. In no way is the path to carbon neutrality easy, but bearing any costs and challenges now could secure the future success of your business.

Could Staying in Remote Work After Coronavirus Help Solve Our Next Crisis?
Could Staying in Remote Work After Coronavirus Help Solve Our Next Crisis?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - It is my belief that remote work is part of the solution to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Worldwide coordination, and making even the smallest changes, can make significant differences for planetary health.

Q&A: MSC on Ensuring Seafood Sustainability During, and After, a Global Health Crisis
Q&A: MSC on Ensuring Seafood Sustainability During, and After, a Global Health Crisis

SUPPLY CHAIN - In times of crisis, how much does traceable and sustainable seafood matter to consumers? These are some of the issues we discussed recently with Nicolas Guichoux, Chief Program Officer at the Marine Stewardship Council.

300+ Business Leaders Tell Congress: We Can Build Back Better
300+ Business Leaders Tell Congress: We Can Build Back Better

COLLABORATION - Last week’s LEAD on Climate 2020 sent a message to Congress that business leaders have not lost sight of the climate crisis — even as they tackle the COVID-19 crisis. Washington should follow their lead.

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The ‘Secret’ Ingredient in the World’s ‘Greenest’ Buildings? FSC-Certified Wood
The ‘Secret’ Ingredient in the World’s ‘Greenest’ Buildings? FSC-Certified Wood

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Across the country and around the world, thousands of buildings use FSC certification as a way to ensure that the wood materials used support responsible management of forests, keeping them intact and healthy for the people and animals who depend on them.

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