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Will Carbon-Labeled Products Sell More? Here’s What We Know
Will Carbon-Labeled Products Sell More? Here’s What We Know

MARKETING AND COMMS - Even with an uptick in consumer knowledge of climate issues and food brands sharing carbon-footprint data for their products, the CPG world is still wondering if carbon-labeling is worth the effort and investment. Here are 5 key takeaways from recent peer-reviewed literature and industry papers.

Making a Hot Cup Recyclable: The Innovation Behind the Scenes at WestRock
Making a Hot Cup Recyclable: The Innovation Behind the Scenes at WestRock

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - In 2019, WestRock’s answer to a recyclable hot cup was named a winner of the NextGen Cup challenge. Here, we go behind the scenes of developing this innovative barrier technology and hear what’s next for the holy grail of the easily recycled hot cup.

Meat Industry Conditions Still Perfect Petri Dishes for Next Pandemic
Meat Industry Conditions Still Perfect Petri Dishes for Next Pandemic

SUPPLY CHAIN - Marking two years of COVID-19, new research from FAIRR warns failure to improve crowded, high-stress conditions in animal agriculture fosters ideal breeding ground for new, zoonotic diseases.

5 Key Trends at the Intersection of Health, Wellbeing and Design
5 Key Trends at the Intersection of Health, Wellbeing and Design

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Here, Shaw Industries’ VP of Global Sustainability, Kellie Ballew; and Rachel Hodgdon, CEO of the International WELL Building Institute, discuss game-changing trends in building design — all centered around a new focus on human health and wellbeing.

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Super Bowl 2022: Glimmers of Purpose Messaging Brighten Push for Consumption as Usual
Super Bowl 2022: Glimmers of Purpose Messaging Brighten Push for Consumption as Usual

MARKETING AND COMMS - Except for a clutch of ads for EVs, it seems the climate crisis is not yet a force driving brand messaging at the Super Bowl. But a few brands seized the opportunity to drive adoption of sustainable behaviors at scale.

How Climate Risk Can Inform Climate Solutions
How Climate Risk Can Inform Climate Solutions

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The fast and yet slow pace of climate change, along with the geographically dispersed nature of the impacts, can make a collective risk accounting seem overwhelming. Yet there is an interplay between climate risk and certain mitigation measures; we need to factor the risks into how we approach solutions.

To Ensure Our Future in Business, We Must Make Sustainability Accessible to All
To Ensure Our Future in Business, We Must Make Sustainability Accessible to All

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As consumer-product companies, we have a unique ability to make meaningful change in the broadest sense — and a shared responsibility to our consumers to help make doing the right thing an easy, affordable choice.

The 3 Vital Perspectives Sustainability Leaders Need for the 2020s
The 3 Vital Perspectives Sustainability Leaders Need for the 2020s

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As we look back on 25 years of the sustainability movement and focus on the critical decade ahead, we challenge business leaders to embrace three vital perspectives in order to drive deep transformation of the way we live and work in unsettled times.

Fossil Free Banking Alliance to Help Conscious Consumers Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are
Fossil Free Banking Alliance to Help Conscious Consumers Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Bank.Green’s new Alliance, made up of 8 founding members, aims to fuel the global movement towards a more sustainable and climate-resilient financial sector.

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Attention, Corporations: Creative Accounting Will Not Save Us from the Climate Crisis
Attention, Corporations: Creative Accounting Will Not Save Us from the Climate Crisis

WALKING THE TALK - The first Climate Corporate Responsibility Monitor dissects the climate pledges of 25 of the world’s leading companies — and finds they fall well short of the action required to help the world avoid the effects of catastrophic climate change.

Mayo x Mayo: Hellmann’s, Jerod Mayo Team Up During the Big Game to Tackle Food Waste
Mayo x Mayo: Hellmann’s, Jerod Mayo Team Up During the Big Game to Tackle Food Waste

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - In Hellman’s newest Super Bowl spot, former football player and current coach, Jerod Mayo, shows would-be home food-wasters how they can ‘make taste, not waste.’

Report: Regenerative Ag Practices Fundamental to Long-Term Health of Fashion and Textile Industries
Report: Regenerative Ag Practices Fundamental to Long-Term Health of Fashion and Textile Industries

SUPPLY CHAIN - Far from simply the latest buzzword, regenerative agriculture is an opportunity for brands to invest in a fundamentally different system that drives numerous benefits for people and the planet — from boosting climate resilience and reversing biodiversity loss to prioritizing justice, equity and sustainable livelihoods.

After Disaster in Texas, Community and Industry Come Together to Transform Water Infrastructure
After Disaster in Texas, Community and Industry Come Together to Transform Water Infrastructure

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Disasters such as the aftermath of the February 2021 ice storm that left millions of Texans without running water lay bare the urgent need for updated utility infrastructure across the US. This would involve repairing and replacing hundreds of thousands of miles of water piping — but what should be used in their place?

Salesforce, JetBlue Accelerate Shared Journey Toward Sustainable Air Travel
Salesforce, JetBlue Accelerate Shared Journey Toward Sustainable Air Travel

COLLABORATION - Salesforce has joined JetBlue’s Sustainable Travel Partners program to accelerate sustainability of employee business travel; while JetBlue becomes the first airline to leverage Salesforce Net Zero Cloud to track emissions.

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Meet the Company Deconstructing Food Products to Reconstruct a More Resilient Food System
Meet the Company Deconstructing Food Products to Reconstruct a More Resilient Food System

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Journey Foods is on a mission to transform our food system, one product at a time. Its database of over 17B data points on millions of food products and ingredients is helping companies optimize the complete lifecycle of products, from ideation to market.

Is There a Secret Recipe for Successful Consumer Climate Communication?
Is There a Secret Recipe for Successful Consumer Climate Communication?

MARKETING AND COMMS - It’s true what they say: The way to someone’s heart is often through their stomach. A new WRI study suggests that carefully reframing menu language can successfully nudge diners toward more climate-friendly food options.

Social Infrastructure: Construction Projects as a Force for Good
Social Infrastructure: Construction Projects as a Force for Good

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - If an organization commissions a multimillion-dollar building or renovation, how can it double or triple the social and environmental benefits from its investment? Many green building standards already exist, but what if it was possible to go beyond them — to design a building process that was transformational in its execution?

Climate Action Plans: How Do We Know If We’re Making Real Progress?
Climate Action Plans: How Do We Know If We’re Making Real Progress?

WALKING THE TALK - In our experience, it’s challenging to proceed from knowing your company’s emissions profile to crafting a climate action plan to reduce it. Successful companies will adopt the right mix of strategies for them — which is where the bigger challenge comes in.

BlackRock's Fink Expounds on Need for Decarbonization, But Not Divestment
BlackRock's Fink Expounds on Need for Decarbonization, But Not Divestment

WALKING THE TALK - In his annual letter to CEOs, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink says that, while decarbonizing the global economy is ‘the greatest investment opportunity of our lifetime,’ he also asserts that ‘divesting from entire sectors will not get the world to net zero.’

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The Future of Meat: Likely Somewhere Between Regenerative and Alternative
The Future of Meat: Likely Somewhere Between Regenerative and Alternative

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The broad spectrum of choices in today’s ‘meat’ aisle will continue to diversify as brands work to satisfy the appetites of ever-growing climate-conscious consumer market — and each product has its own benefits, challenges and impacts.

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