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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.

Regenerative Design: Beyond Sustainability Toward Circularity in the Built Environment
Regenerative Design: Beyond Sustainability Toward Circularity in the Built Environment

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In order to achieve 2030 sustainability goals, company leaders must think beyond "sustainability," and challenge built environment teams to strive for net-positive impacts, net-zero energy and zero waste.

This Cidery Is Restoring Biodiversity While Reviving Traditional Cider-Making
This Cidery Is Restoring Biodiversity While Reviving Traditional Cider-Making

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - By reviving traditional meadow orchards in its native Luxembourg, where much of the cider industry had died and fruit was going to waste, carbon-negative Ramborn Cider Co. has set about reversing the loss of biodiversity in the region.

Scarcity Breeding Increasingly Innovative Water-Saving Strategies in Agriculture
Scarcity Breeding Increasingly Innovative Water-Saving Strategies in Agriculture

SUPPLY CHAIN - By incorporating new technologies and tactics into farming practices, agriculture can promote more efficient irrigation and water management — and play a major role in global water conservation and reuse.

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Q&A: FSC on the Role of Brands in the Fight Against Climate Change
Q&A: FSC on the Role of Brands in the Fight Against Climate Change

SUPPLY CHAIN - As Forest Stewardship Council Director General Kim Carstensen explains, the certification helps brands take climate action by offering a simple way for consumers to make a difference, connected to tangible impacts in forests.

Corporate Collaboration Drives Recovery from Historic Wildfires
Corporate Collaboration Drives Recovery from Historic Wildfires

COLLABORATION - Cross-sector collaborations help ensure that this high-impact work is carried out with urgency and awareness. Through our Wildfire Restoration Collaborative, eight of our major corporate partners have committed to help drive awareness and action around wildfire recovery.

Did Lack of Transparency Invalidate Asia’s First Corporate Sustainability Bond?
Did Lack of Transparency Invalidate Asia’s First Corporate Sustainability Bond?

SUPPLY CHAIN - The devil's in the details: Allegations of deforestation in Michelin’s natural rubber supply chain highlight the need for greater transparency in ‘green’ financing.

How the Cocoa Industry Can and Must Change to Tackle the Climate Crisis
How the Cocoa Industry Can and Must Change to Tackle the Climate Crisis

SUPPLY CHAIN - Ceres’ new Investor Brief on Cocoa identifies three key challenges posed to the cocoa industry by shifting social and environmental conditions, and the actions companies can take today to mitigate the material financial risks embedded in cocoa supply chains.

Report: 2021 Offers Narrow Window to Course Correct for Sustainable Future
Report: 2021 Offers Narrow Window to Course Correct for Sustainable Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - New report from Forum for the Future asserts that the decisions we make in the next 6-18 months will lock in unsustainable practices or set us on a pathway towards a fairer, more sustainable and resilient world.

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Cover Crops Helped Farmers Thrive During Difficult 2019 Weather
Cover Crops Helped Farmers Thrive During Difficult 2019 Weather

SUPPLY CHAIN - According to an annual farmer survey conducted by the Conservation Technology Information Center, cover crops improved yields and made farms more resilient to the especially wet spring weather last year.

The Slow, Steady Climb on the Road to Higher Blends of Biodiesel
The Slow, Steady Climb on the Road to Higher Blends of Biodiesel

CLEANTECH - Advocates for biodiesel notched a big victory in December when President Trump signed into law a new budget deal that included a five-year extension of the $1/gallon tax credit for biodiesel blenders.

MSC: Progress Has Been Made in Sustainable Fishing, But Change Needs to Happen Faster
MSC: Progress Has Been Made in Sustainable Fishing, But Change Needs to Happen Faster

SUPPLY CHAIN - According to a new report, over 17% of the world’s wild marine catch is now MSC certified; but consumers, brands and retailers must all help to accelerate the pace of change.

How Fairtrade Protects Company Supply Chains — and Brand Reputations
How Fairtrade Protects Company Supply Chains — and Brand Reputations

SUPPLY CHAIN - We caught up with Peg Willingham, newly minted Executive Director of Fairtrade America, to clear up the confusion around the concept of “fair trade”; and hear why Fairtrade is more important than ever.

Virtue Signaling vs Advocacy: What Brands Can Learn from Patagonia’s Campaign to Protect the Arctic
Virtue Signaling vs Advocacy: What Brands Can Learn from Patagonia’s Campaign to Protect the Arctic

WALKING THE TALK - If your brand is serious about sustainability, look no further than Patagonia’s example. The company shows us all what it looks like to build a community of advocates and network of allies that work collectively to shape policymaking. Your brand has that power, too.

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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.

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.

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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.

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