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‘Our Waters’ Documentary Highlights One Community’s Fight to Protect Its Coast from Commercial Exploitation
‘Our Waters’ Documentary Highlights One Community’s Fight to Protect Its Coast from Commercial Exploitation

MARKETING AND COMMS - As salmon demand has grown, so too have large-scale, environmentally destructive aquaculture projects. The community of Frenchman Bay, Maine is fighting a plan to build North America’s largest industrialized, open-net fish farms in their backyard.

How to Calculate Fair Company Carbon Targets for the Energy Sector
How to Calculate Fair Company Carbon Targets for the Energy Sector

WALKING THE TALK - Fair carbon-reduction targets and the assessment of a company’s performance relative to targets are an incredibly powerful way to assess how well a company is performing. It also sends a clear risk message: The greater the difference between a company’s fair target and its actual performance, the greater its value at risk.

H&M’s 'Loooptopia' Metaverse Experience Rewards Players for Creating Circular Fashion
H&M’s 'Loooptopia' Metaverse Experience Rewards Players for Creating Circular Fashion

MARKETING AND COMMS - The new H&M Loooptopia Experience on Roblox allows users to experiment with their digital identity and learn about fashion and circularity in a fun, creative and playful environment.

Steakholder Foods, Umami Meats Win $1M Grant to 3D Bio-Print Structured, Cultivated Fish Products
Steakholder Foods, Umami Meats Win $1M Grant to 3D Bio-Print Structured, Cultivated Fish Products

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The collaboration, using Steakholder’s proprietary 3D bio-printing technology, is a significant step forward in both companies’ mission to cultivate and scale sustainable alternatives to conventionally farmed and fished foods.

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The New Reuse Economy: What’s Working (and Not Working) on the Quest for a Packaging Waste-Free Future
The New Reuse Economy: What’s Working (and Not Working) on the Quest for a Packaging Waste-Free Future

WASTE NOT - While recycling and lightweighting packaging strategies are helpful, they still align more with a linear rather than circular economy. Here, Upstream CEO Matt Prindiville lays out his organization’s vision for a truly plastic waste-free future.

2 New Funds Show Companies, Investors Putting Money Where Their Mouths Are on Biodiversity Commitments
2 New Funds Show Companies, Investors Putting Money Where Their Mouths Are on Biodiversity Commitments

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - With a fresh spotlight on the critical role of biodiversity in the health of the planet, climate and economy, two ambitious new funds aim to mobilize millions in resources to scale on-the-ground, nature-preservation and -regeneration projects and nature-based climate solutions around the world.

Our Innate Psychology Is Fueling the Climate Crisis — Here’s How to Combat It
Our Innate Psychology Is Fueling the Climate Crisis — Here’s How to Combat It

MARKETING AND COMMS - We can’t keep communicating about climate change in ways that feed our evolutionary prejudices and continue kicking the can down the road. We must outsmart our biases using strategic communication tactics so we can take action when it matters — which is now. Here are 3 ways to hack our brains for climate action.

Putting Recycling to Work for People, Communities and the Planet
Putting Recycling to Work for People, Communities and the Planet

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - To create a truly circular ecosystem for plastics, we need scalable innovations to close the gap between what consumers can recycle now and which plastics might become a regular part of a future recycling system.

3 Predictions for Cellular Agriculture in 2023
3 Predictions for Cellular Agriculture in 2023

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Due to the urgency of solving our most formidable climate- and health-related challenges, we regard decision-makers’ behavior vis-à-vis cellular agriculture — and cultivated food products, in particular — to be of some consequence when considering what lies in store for 2023.

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Can Insuring Nature Encourage the Necessary Action to Protect It from Climate Risks?
Can Insuring Nature Encourage the Necessary Action to Protect It from Climate Risks?

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - COP15 again highlighted the importance of ensuring money moves in the right direction to bring about lasting environmental protection. One example is The Nature Conservancy’s recent purchase of a coral reef insurance policy to protect Hawai‘i’s marine environment from damage by hurricanes or tropical storms.

Stella McCartney to Pilot Mixed-Textile Recycling Venture
Stella McCartney to Pilot Mixed-Textile Recycling Venture

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Protein Evolution’s technology can turn unused polyester and nylon fabrics from Stella McCartney’s previous collections into good-as-new, infinitely recyclable fibers — and could present a new circular solution for the fashion industry.

Meet the World's First Vegan Honey — A Sustainable Solution to a Sticky Problem?
Meet the World's First Vegan Honey — A Sustainable Solution to a Sticky Problem?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Oakland-based startup MeliBio has created the world's first vegan honey — molecularly identical to the bee-made version, but a delicious and sustainable alternative that supports bee biodiversity.

Climate Policymakers Denounce UK Approval of New ‘Net-Zero’ Coal Mine
Climate Policymakers Denounce UK Approval of New ‘Net-Zero’ Coal Mine

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The mine’s operator and UK government pledge to offset nearly 500,000 annual tons of emissions through carbon credits; but the clear greenwashing has been lambasted by critics the world over.

Give Greater: The 2022 SB Holiday Gift Guide
Give Greater: The 2022 SB Holiday Gift Guide

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As always, the goal of our gift guide is to encourage a more conscious approach to gift-giving by highlighting products, services and experiences that create value and benefits beyond short-term gratification for the recipient. Here’s this year’s list of some of the many companies, platforms and products that we’d be happy to support anytime.

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COP15 Must Mark a Turning Point for Meat and Dairy Investors
COP15 Must Mark a Turning Point for Meat and Dairy Investors

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Meat and dairy companies need to go further and faster to protect our natural world — before politicians, regulators and investors make the decision for them. The latest FAIRR Index shows what’s possible and shines a spotlight on the investment risks of maintaining the status quo.

New Marketplace Matches Tesco Suppliers to Swap Surplus Stock to Cut Costs, Reduce Waste
New Marketplace Matches Tesco Suppliers to Swap Surplus Stock to Cut Costs, Reduce Waste

SUPPLY CHAIN - Tesco Exchange, aka ‘Tesco Tinder,’ matches suppliers who have too much of a product — for example, crops, byproducts, ingredients or packaging — with other Tesco suppliers that can put it to use.

Meet 2 Biomaterial Startups Cultivating a Circular, Climate-Friendlier Fashion Industry
Meet 2 Biomaterial Startups Cultivating a Circular, Climate-Friendlier Fashion Industry

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Orange Fiber and Keel Labs are platforms for exploration and innovation that can reverberate across the fashion industry and prove that sustainable feedstocks and production processes can can create both financial and planetary prosperity.

Energy Startup’s Biomimetic Solar Trees Planting Roots for a Net-Zero Future
Energy Startup’s Biomimetic Solar Trees Planting Roots for a Net-Zero Future

CLEANTECH - Inspired by nature, SolarBotanic’s solar trees use leaf-shaped, thin-film, photovoltaic nanotechnology to harness both sun and eventually wind energy to power houses, charge EVs or be stored for future use.

L'Oréal USA Product Labeling System Aims to Educate Consumers About the Environmental Impact of Products
L'Oréal USA Product Labeling System Aims to Educate Consumers About the Environmental Impact of Products

MARKETING AND COMMS - New survey finds 83% of US consumers value brand product transparency, but only 47% feel they have the information to make sustainability-based purchasing decisions. Impact labeling will begin with Garnier products and roll out progressively across L'Oréal's brand portfolio.

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Small Gains, Big Wins: Net Zero Is About More Than Just Carbon Offsetting
Small Gains, Big Wins: Net Zero Is About More Than Just Carbon Offsetting

SUPPLY CHAIN - Offsetting initiatives are becoming increasingly popular among businesses looking to be seen as leaders in sustainability. However — while the approach can be an interim solution for operations that can’t be fully decarbonized — companies must focus first on working with their supply chain to identify where immediate changes can be made.

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