Stories About Natural Capital

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Combating Child Labor on India’s Tobacco Farms
Combating Child Labor on India’s Tobacco Farms

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Child labor and other labor abuses are recurring problems characteristic to tobacco-growing and other agricultural communities in countries such as India. But Philip Morris International’s Agricultural Labor Practices is creating a step change.

6 Lessons Learned Over a Century of Advancing a Circular Economy
6 Lessons Learned Over a Century of Advancing a Circular Economy

WASTE NOT - International Paper is 121 years old. If we want to be relevant for the next century, we must bring others along on our trajectory toward circularity. Whether you’re just starting out or are further down the path to circularity, take comfort in knowing you are not in this alone.

Practitioners Across Industries Embracing Their Role in Ensuring Health of Our Ocean
Practitioners Across Industries Embracing Their Role in Ensuring Health of Our Ocean

COLLABORATION - Looking ahead to Sustainable Brands Oceans (14-16 November 2019 in Porto, Portugal), we caught up with Katherine Bryar — Head of Global Branding and Communications at BioMar — to find out what’s in store.

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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Sea Change: How to Spark Sustainable Innovation in an Old-School Industry
Sea Change: How to Spark Sustainable Innovation in an Old-School Industry

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Many people and organizations, as well as broad market and social trends, contributed to sustainable seafood’s arrival at this place. Everyone who engaged helped build the network; and because they did, our oceans and plates are going to be healthier.

A 100-Year Journey: Achieving Sustainability for All in the Coffee Industry
A 100-Year Journey: Achieving Sustainability for All in the Coffee Industry

BUSINESS CASE - Global demand for coffee continues to rise, but climate change is expected to shrink suitable land for Arabica coffee beans by 50 percent by 2050. Japan's Key Coffee is working to protect the future of coffee, starting in Tana Toraja, Indonesia.

Climate Week NYC: 3M, HP Among Brands Using Their Might, Science to Protect Precious Resources
Climate Week NYC: 3M, HP Among Brands Using Their Might, Science to Protect Precious Resources

COLLABORATION - New partnerships for forest and clean-air restoration, along with over 50 new adoptees of science-based emissions-reduction targets lead us into a week full of business sustainability commitments for Climate Week 2019.

As Amazon Burns, VF Corp Says No to Brazilian Leather
As Amazon Burns, VF Corp Says No to Brazilian Leather

WALKING THE TALK - As fires continue to ravage parts of the Amazon, the apparel giant says no more leather from Brazil until “we have the confidence and assurance that the materials used in our products do not contribute to environmental harm in the country.”

First Batch of Salmon Gold™ Enters Supply Chains of Tiffany & Co, Apple
First Batch of Salmon Gold™ Enters Supply Chains of Tiffany & Co, Apple

SUPPLY CHAIN - An innovative approach to sourcing gold responsibly and restoring fish habitats in Alaska and Canada, Salmon Gold meets the needs of manufacturing and retail companies that responsibly source minerals for their products.

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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.

Business for Nature: Our Economy, Wellbeing Depend on Restoring Biodiversity
Business for Nature: Our Economy, Wellbeing Depend on Restoring Biodiversity

LEADERSHIP - A diverse group of influential international organizations has launched a global coalition to elevate a business call for comprehensive action to reverse nature loss and restore the planet’s vital natural systems.

Sports World, CPG Brands Continue Charge Toward Sustainable Plastics Use
Sports World, CPG Brands Continue Charge Toward Sustainable Plastics Use

WASTE NOT - Announcements this week take skincare into refillable pods, set new standards designed to protect environment amid climate crisis, and increase recycled content in packaging.

Q&A: ‘Tree Equity’ as a Driver of Climate-Resilient Cities, Communities
Q&A: ‘Tree Equity’ as a Driver of Climate-Resilient Cities, Communities

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In the face of rapidly evolving global challenges and opportunities, American Forests is leveraging 144 years of history, alongside cutting-edge science and (literally) groundbreaking ideas, to catalyze the urban forestry movement.

Nespresso’s 'Reviving Origins' Program Revitalizing Coffee Regions Under Threat
Nespresso’s 'Reviving Origins' Program Revitalizing Coffee Regions Under Threat

SUPPLY CHAIN - Brand ambassador George Clooney visits farms in Puerto Rico and shines a light on the impact coffee can have on a community.

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Study of Diamond Mining Reveals Impact on Local Communities, Challenges Stereotypes
Study of Diamond Mining Reveals Impact on Local Communities, Challenges Stereotypes

SUPPLY CHAIN - Trucost finds the world’s large-scale diamond producers infuse billions of dollars in benefits into communities, provide higher than national average wages and are working to minimize environmental impacts.

Scientists, NGOs Call for ‘Global Deal for Nature’ to Protect Half the World’s Lands and Seas
Scientists, NGOs Call for ‘Global Deal for Nature’ to Protect Half the World’s Lands and Seas

MARKETING AND COMMS - Conservation scientists, NGOs and indigenous leaders urge governments to adopt a “Global Deal for Nature” as a companion to the Paris Agreement. A corresponding study establishes science-based conservation targets for the entire planet.

JetBlue, Nature Conservancy Using AI to Evaluate Impact of Ecosystems on Tourism
JetBlue, Nature Conservancy Using AI to Evaluate Impact of Ecosystems on Tourism

NEW METRICS - With 65% of the Caribbean’s reefs generating tourism dollars, the study reveals an opportunity for tourism-associated businesses to work together to protect the region’s environmental health.

Luke’s Lobster Grows Impact, Revenue by Working With Fellow B Corps
Luke’s Lobster Grows Impact, Revenue by Working With Fellow B Corps

LEADERSHIP - “B Corp acts as a filter. You’re much more likely to get quality and follow-through in a long-lasting way from a B Corp.”

New Guide Will Empower Banks to Quickly Assess Natural Capital Risk
New Guide Will Empower Banks to Quickly Assess Natural Capital Risk

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - New step-by-step guide from Natural Capital Finance Alliance builds on launch of web-based tool, ENCORE, in November.

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New Tool Reveals $1.6T Risk of Failing to Account for Natural Capital
New Tool Reveals $1.6T Risk of Failing to Account for Natural Capital

BUSINESS CASE - Following the release last month of its groundbreaking guide to help financial institutions understand and assess their reliance on natural capital, this week the Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA) launched the world’s first comprehensive tool linking environmental change with its consequences for the economy.

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