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Atlanta’s Food Forest Pioneering Potential Solution to Urban Food Deserts
Atlanta’s Food Forest Pioneering Potential Solution to Urban Food Deserts

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill caters to one of 35 food-insecure communities in Georgia’s capital — and provides a scalable model for other cities to begin to address this all-too-common systemic inequity in US cities.

Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Dispelling Sustainable Forestry Misconceptions
Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Dispelling Sustainable Forestry Misconceptions

SUPPLY CHAIN - At WestRock, we are helping people better understand the importance of virgin fiber — and the role sustainably managed forests play in ensuring that we continue to protect and reinvest in this valuable, renewable resource.

The Mountain Ahead: Surveying the Path to Carbon Negative
The Mountain Ahead: Surveying the Path to Carbon Negative

THE NEXT ECONOMY - We are at the very beginning of the most challenging leg of the climate journey; many companies have yet to commit to zeroing out their emissions. Still, a few at the cutting edge are responding to the call for a higher bar to be set and are staking their reputations on achieving it. 

PepsiCo Aims to Regeneratively Farm 7M Acres by 2030
PepsiCo Aims to Regeneratively Farm 7M Acres by 2030

SUPPLY CHAIN - The company’s goal is to scale regenerative farming practices across its entire agricultural footprint, reduce at least 3 million tons of GHGs, and improve livelihoods of farmers across its supply chain.

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Voluntary Carbon Markets Have Matured — Here’s What’s Next for Corporate Action
Voluntary Carbon Markets Have Matured — Here’s What’s Next for Corporate Action

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Carbon markets connect the growing demand from companies and consumers committing to net zero, with the small but growing supply of removal and avoidance solutions. Carbon credits make the most of tangible solutions that are possible and available now.

International Wineries for Climate Action Joins Global ‘Race to Zero’
International Wineries for Climate Action Joins Global ‘Race to Zero’

COLLABORATION - IWCA becomes the first member of Race to Zero — a UN-backed, global campaign to rally all-sector leadership and support for a healthy, resilient, zero-carbon future — representing the wine and ag industries.

Regenerative Agriculture: Soil Health, Herd Health, Human Health
Regenerative Agriculture: Soil Health, Herd Health, Human Health

SUPPLY CHAIN - Regenerative ag is a growing, dynamic movement that has potential for tremendous climate reversal and healthy food production. When even Neil Young says, “Put the carbon back in the soil," you know it’s time to get on board. 

New Rewilding Europe Partnership Offers Regenerative Model for Travel Industry
New Rewilding Europe Partnership Offers Regenerative Model for Travel Industry

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A new collaboration with Exodus Travels opens opportunities for tour operators and travelers to help regenerate biodiversity at degraded destinations — and a thoughtful model with which to reopen global travel.

Not All Carbon Credits Are Created Equal
Not All Carbon Credits Are Created Equal

WALKING THE TALK - While the majority of projects that generate carbon credits focus solely on carbon abatement, an increasing number also achieve other environmental, economic, social and cultural co-benefits — which increase impact ROI for companies.

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Carbon Offsets: Sowing the Seeds of a Climate-Resilient Future
Carbon Offsets: Sowing the Seeds of a Climate-Resilient Future

SUPPLY CHAIN - As companies race to address climate change, unlocking the carbon potential from responsibly managed forests creates a powerful new way for companies to offset their unavoidable emissions.

Crowdsourced Impact Investing Mobilizes Regeneration Effort in Portugal
Crowdsourced Impact Investing Mobilizes Regeneration Effort in Portugal

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - GoParity — an innovative investment platform that finances sustainable projects through crowdlending — has enabled the villagers of fire-ravaged Belver, Portugal to expedite access to much-needed recovery funds and quickly begin reforesting.

TAZO, SZA Partner to Bring Climate Justice to Most Impacted US Communities
TAZO, SZA Partner to Bring Climate Justice to Most Impacted US Communities

COLLABORATION - The TAZO Tree Corps will work with American Forests to help bring cleaner air and combat climate change in communities of color across the US, by increasing ‘tree equity.’

Destinations Limit Visitors, Define Ideal Travelers to Mitigate Overtourism
Destinations Limit Visitors, Define Ideal Travelers to Mitigate Overtourism

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Popular destinations are increasingly prioritizing quality over quantity, dispersing travelers across larger geographic areas, and clearly defining the kind of travelers they want to attract. By addressing overtourism in this way, they also place locals’ wellbeing at the forefront.

Latin America, Caribbean Embrace Transition to Circular Economy
Latin America, Caribbean Embrace Transition to Circular Economy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A regional coalition, led by UNEP, will support access to financing by the public and private sector, with special emphasis on SMEs — to foster innovation and the implementation of specific projects in the region.

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Introducing the Natural Next Step for Science-Based Targets
Introducing the Natural Next Step for Science-Based Targets

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Setting science-based targets for nature — as Seventh Generation and other leading companies are doing — can bolster climate targets while also helping to protect and restore water, oceans, land and biodiversity.

Landmark Review Calls for Nature to Be at the Center of Economic Decision-Making
Landmark Review Calls for Nature to Be at the Center of Economic Decision-Making

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The UK Government commissioned an independent, global Review on the Economics of Biodiversity in Spring 2019. The report urges policymakers to start valuing ecosystems and says GDP encourages unsustainable growth.

Prince Charles’ ‘Terra Carta’ Urges Business, Finance to Put Nature at Heart of 2030 Recovery Plan
Prince Charles’ ‘Terra Carta’ Urges Business, Finance to Put Nature at Heart of 2030 Recovery Plan

LEADERSHIP - Inspired by the Magna Carta, the ‘Terra Carta’ (Earth Charter) calls on CEOs from around the world to engage and play their part in leading the global transition to a low-carbon future by 2030.

A Return to Atlantis, Part I: Infrastructure on the Brink
A Return to Atlantis, Part I: Infrastructure on the Brink

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Every aspect of coastal infrastructure will be impacted by sea level rise; and the sheer size of the problem is difficult to comprehend. We can’t just turn Venice, California into Venice, Italy; but there are things we can do to protect our coastal communities and infrastructure.

New Farm Powered Strategic Alliance Highlights Circular Solution to Food Waste, GHG Reduction
New Farm Powered Strategic Alliance Highlights Circular Solution to Food Waste, GHG Reduction

CLEANTECH - Unilever, Starbucks and Dairy Farmers of America have joined the historic alliance, which calls on the food industry to embrace the simple, circular relationship between food waste and its potential to reduce greenhouse gases.

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Research: In a Post-COVID 2021, Fashion Will Trend Toward Sustainability
Research: In a Post-COVID 2021, Fashion Will Trend Toward Sustainability

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Based on research conducted by the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol in 2020, here are three trends we can expect from the apparel industry — as we emerge from COVID-19 and toward a more sustainable future.

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