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Hey, Milton … Here We Are, After 50 Years of Friedmanomics
Hey, Milton … Here We Are, After 50 Years of Friedmanomics

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - What is the responsibility of business? Fifty years on, it’s clear there’s more to the answer than you thought.

Walmart Announces Goal to Become a Regenerative Company
Walmart Announces Goal to Become a Regenerative Company

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The world’s largest retailer targets zero emissions by 2040 and aims to protect or restore at least 50M acres of land and 1M square miles of ocean by 2030 — but are there gaps in its plan?

Primark and CottonConnect: Bringing Sustainable Cotton from Field to Fashion
Primark and CottonConnect: Bringing Sustainable Cotton from Field to Fashion

SUPPLY CHAIN - Primark’s Sustainable Cotton Programme — potentially the largest independent programme managed by a fashion retailer — enables it to trace the source of its sustainable cotton, right down to the community it was grown in.

Cosmetics Brands Leading Big Shift on Biodiversity
Cosmetics Brands Leading Big Shift on Biodiversity

SUPPLY CHAIN - A new report reveals the top 10 lessons learned by a group of more than 50 leaders in the cosmetics, food and personal care industries that source with respect for people and biodiversity.

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Why We're Committed to Ensuring Access to Parks for All by 2050
Why We're Committed to Ensuring Access to Parks for All by 2050

COLLABORATION - At 10 Minute Walk, we are working with city leaders across the US to make sure that 100 percent of people in US cities have access to safe, quality green space within a 10-minute walk by 2050.

Biomimicry Providing a Concrete Solution to a Global Problem
Biomimicry Providing a Concrete Solution to a Global Problem

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - With impending growing climate change impacts — in conjunction with the expected growth of our cities, ports and other coastal infrastructure — investing in “Blue Tech” is of prime importance.

US Corporates, Governments, NGOs Join Global Push to Plant 1T Trees
US Corporates, Governments, NGOs Join Global Push to Plant 1T Trees

COLLABORATION - Healthy and resilient forests are a key part of efforts to combat the negative impacts of climate change. Studies have shown trees can reduce temperatures by 9 degrees and energy costs by $7.8 billion a year. 

$16T Investor Network Develops First-Ever Framework for Net-Zero Investing
$16T Investor Network Develops First-Ever Framework for Net-Zero Investing

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The Net Zero Investment Framework aims to maximize investor contribution to decarbonization of global economy, helping keep rise in global temperatures below 1.5°C.

Global Public Thinks GDP Should Include Health, Education, Environmental Data
Global Public Thinks GDP Should Include Health, Education, Environmental Data

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The 2020 GlobeScan-Ethical Markets “Beyond GDP” survey finds that an average of 72% of people across 11 countries would prefer to broaden GDP to incorporate these additional data.

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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.

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.

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.

Kering Commits to Net-Positive Impact on Biodiversity by 2025
Kering Commits to Net-Positive Impact on Biodiversity by 2025

SUPPLY CHAIN - The luxury group’s new biodiversity strategy provides a detailed roadmap aligned with the Science Based Targets Network’s Framework, with four stages: Avoid, Reduce, Restore and Regenerate, and Transform.

Ambitious Vision for Man-Made Cellulosic Fibers Promises Greater Resilience for Textile Industry
Ambitious Vision for Man-Made Cellulosic Fibers Promises Greater Resilience for Textile Industry

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - New report highlights the huge potential of manmade fibers such as viscose, modal and lyocell to create a more sustainable future, and outlines a sector-wide vision that could revolutionize multiple industries.

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Circularity, Human Rights, Regeneration Pillars of Natura’s 2030 ‘Commitment to Life’ Strategy
Circularity, Human Rights, Regeneration Pillars of Natura’s 2030 ‘Commitment to Life’ Strategy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - “We are confident that we will be able to reach these targets by 2030, but we are ambitious to get there sooner; because that is what the planet needs and what our consumers are asking for.” — Christopher Davis, The Body Shop

How to Use Nature to Make Progress Across Several ESG Goals
How to Use Nature to Make Progress Across Several ESG Goals

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Investors and shareholders leading the push for greater ESG performance recognize that ESG challenges are complex, evolving and nuanced. The Family Forest Carbon Program allows companies to address a range of critical ESG issues that benefit the environment and rural communities.

SDGs Key to (Re)Building Tourism with an Eye Toward the Future
SDGs Key to (Re)Building Tourism with an Eye Toward the Future

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The travel industry has done a poor job integrating the SDGs into business operations and reporting on them. But the Goals offer guidance on how to develop destinations that can appropriately manage tourism’s footprint and minimize environmental impact while benefiting local communities.

Israeli Startup Looks to Nature for Concrete Solution for Marine Infrastructure
Israeli Startup Looks to Nature for Concrete Solution for Marine Infrastructure

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - ECOncrete has created a unique line of concrete solutions that enhance the biological and ecological value of urban, coastal and marine infrastructure; while increasing their strength and durability.

Unilever Marks Sustainable Living Plan’s 10th Year; New ‘Compass’ to Guide Further Progress
Unilever Marks Sustainable Living Plan’s 10th Year; New ‘Compass’ to Guide Further Progress

LEADERSHIP - In 10th and final year of the company’s Sustainable Living Plan, CEO Alan Jope reinforces commitment to sustainability leadership; calls for renewed action to tackle social inequality and the climate crisis in post-COVID world.

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Shelter from the Storm: Overcoming Challenges to Build a Resilient, Sustainable Society
Shelter from the Storm: Overcoming Challenges to Build a Resilient, Sustainable Society

WALKING THE TALK - In a recent conversation about the role of his company in ensuring a sustainable future in times of increasing uncertainty, MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings’ Shiro Fujii said, “We don’t see ourselves simply as an insurance provider, but as a risk solutions expert.”

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