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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.

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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.

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.

Fool-Proofing Sustainability, Part 2: Materials Parsimony
Fool-Proofing 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.

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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.

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.

Trending: Google, Prince Harry Aiming to Help People, Industry Decarbonize Travel
Trending: Google, Prince Harry Aiming to Help People, Industry Decarbonize Travel

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Google’s new ‘green’ Maps feature highlights users’ lowest-carbon transport options; while new Travalyst initiative aims to protect destinations by encouraging sustainable practices across the travel industry.

Emerging Food Trend a Win for Sustainability
Emerging Food Trend a Win for Sustainability

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Increasing the diversity of foods used won’t just deliver flavor and a unique sales angle, but also support more resilient and sustainable production.

7 Things to Know About the IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land
7 Things to Know About the IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The IPCC's new report highlights the critical importance of land — both as a source of greenhouse gas emissions and as a climate change solution.

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Brazilian Telenovela Brings Plight of the Amazon to Global Audiences
Brazilian Telenovela Brings Plight of the Amazon to Global Audiences

MARKETING AND COMMS - The Brazilian drama thriller aims to raise awareness of the threats to the rainforest, indigenous communities and society at large, by bringing these threats closer to home.

New Book Shows How, 10 Years In, Sharing Economy Is Improving Millions of Lives
New Book Shows How, 10 Years In, Sharing Economy Is Improving Millions of Lives

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Published to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the sharing economy, 'Generation Share' captures 200 untold stories of how sharing models are saving and transforming the lives of millions across the world.

The Most Critical Sustainability Metric of the Year, and the Decade
The Most Critical Sustainability Metric of the Year, and the Decade

NEW METRICS - I hope that by now we are more than clear on what we can and need to do about our dwindling carbon budget. If you are not thinking ‘science-based targets’, you really need to catch up — keep reading.

Report: Food Giants Capitalizing on Consumers’ ‘Appetite for Disruption’
Report: Food Giants Capitalizing on Consumers’ ‘Appetite for Disruption’

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - $5.3 trillion investor coalition reports on how global food companies including Tesco, Carrefour and Nestlé are responding to consumer demand for alternative proteins

Burgers for Biodiversity? How Much Difference Can the Impossible Burger Really Make?
Burgers for Biodiversity? How Much Difference Can the Impossible Burger Really Make?

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - For a country that loves its burgers, the Impossible Burger’s swift uptake has been a bit of a surprise. But it shouldn’t be — Impossible Foods is giving people what they really want: taste, health and ethics.

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10 Breakthrough Technologies That Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It
10 Breakthrough Technologies That Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It

THE NEXT ECONOMY - How can the world feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050 while also advancing economic development, protecting and restoring forests, and stabilizing the climate?

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