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Beyond Burgers: Eating Insects Is Just One Small Part of Their Potential
Beyond Burgers: Eating Insects Is Just One Small Part of Their Potential

WASTE NOT - Asking Westerners “Would you eat bugs to save the planet?” makes for great headlines — but it only scratches the surface of how bugs can help solve global challenges. Essentially, insects such as black soldier flies are a quintessential addition to a circular economy.

Unilever to Ditch Fossil Fuel-Based Ingredients for Computer-Designed Enzymes in Cleaning Products
Unilever to Ditch Fossil Fuel-Based Ingredients for Computer-Designed Enzymes in Cleaning Products

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - A partnership with biotech company Arzeda will see the companies computer designing new enzymes with superior benefits to help clean up the cleaning industry.

The Urban Sun: A Light at the End of the COVID Tunnel?
The Urban Sun: A Light at the End of the COVID Tunnel?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Combining art, creativity, architecture and science, Daan Roosegaarde and his team of designers, experts and scientists have found a radical way to clean public spaces of coronavirus — with light.

Vermont Family Farm Raises a Crop of Energy and Teaches Us a Lesson
Vermont Family Farm Raises a Crop of Energy and Teaches Us a Lesson

CLEANTECH - The anaerobic digester at Goodrich Farm turns cow manure and food waste into carbon-negative, renewable natural gas that benefits much more than the farm. And the family’s journey is highly replicable.

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Tree Water and … Goose Droppings? Cheers to New, Creative Uses of Waste Streams
Tree Water and … Goose Droppings? Cheers to New, Creative Uses of Waste Streams

WASTE NOT - Asarasi has turned sap water — a waste byproduct of maple syrup production — into a delicious, carbonated beverage; and for intrepid beer lovers, the city of Lahti, Finland has turned the blight of local parks into a line of ‘Wasted Potential’ brews.

Perspectives from the Food Waste Trenches
Perspectives from the Food Waste Trenches

WASTE NOT - Food waste is catalyzing everyone in the food, waste and recycling industries to create new solutions and best practices to convert a negative into value for the environment and for business. Here are insights from some food industry leaders about efforts to reduce waste first, then recycle what cannot be eliminated.

WWF’s ‘Forests Forward’ Helps Companies Deliver on Science-Driven Strategies to Benefit Nature, Climate, People
WWF’s ‘Forests Forward’ Helps Companies Deliver on Science-Driven Strategies to Benefit Nature, Climate, People

COLLABORATION - Companies including HP, IKEA, Kimberly-Clark, Lowe’s and Williams-Sonoma are working with WWF to create lasting change that makes tangible differences in people’s lives and the health of our natural world.

Bumble Bee Plants ‘SeaTrees’ to Kick Off Ocean-Regeneration Initiative
Bumble Bee Plants ‘SeaTrees’ to Kick Off Ocean-Regeneration Initiative

REDEFINING SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD FOR THE FUTURE - Solving the oceans’ critical challenges will require more brands to directly invest in — and get involved with — restoration, regeneration and rehabilitation efforts. Bumble Bee’s partnership with SeaTrees provides a replicable model for what that can look like.

Canopy Welcomes LVMH, 29 More Brands to Coalitions Working to Preserve the World’s Forests
Canopy Welcomes LVMH, 29 More Brands to Coalitions Working to Preserve the World’s Forests

SUPPLY CHAIN - Corporate participation in Canopy’s CanopyStyle and Pack4Good initiatives — which work with the world’s biggest brands to protect forests and transform destructive supply chains in the fashion and packaging industries, respectively — is at an all-time high.

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New Tool Helps Banks, Investors Take Immediate Action to Reverse Biodiversity Loss
New Tool Helps Banks, Investors Take Immediate Action to Reverse Biodiversity Loss

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - New ENCORE biodiversity module by the Natural Capital Finance Alliance enables banks and investors to explore their portfolio’s impact on species extinction risk and ecological integrity — particularly in terms of agriculture and mining.

Doconomy Now Shows Users Water-Impact Data for Every Purchase
Doconomy Now Shows Users Water-Impact Data for Every Purchase

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The first-of-its-kind direct measure of our everyday consumption’s water impacts — thanks to data from S&P Global Trucost — aims to create a greater consumer understanding of the importance of water locally, nationally and globally.

Jaguar Land Rover, Google Partner to Track Air Quality in Dublin
Jaguar Land Rover, Google Partner to Track Air Quality in Dublin

CLEANTECH - The latest installment of Google’s Project Air View outfits Jaguar’s new, electric I-PACE with Google Street View technology and mobile air sensors to monitor Dublin’s street-level air quality for the next year.

Efforts to Achieve the SDGs Are Revitalizing Communities in Japan and Beyond
Efforts to Achieve the SDGs Are Revitalizing Communities in Japan and Beyond

COLLABORATION - This year’s International Forum on SDGs for Regional Revitalization examined the acceleration of sustainable development initiatives in and outside Japan, through corporate and government cooperation, and the positive ripple effects on communities around the world. 

HSBC, WRI, WWF Partner to Scale Next-Generation Climate Solutions
HSBC, WRI, WWF Partner to Scale Next-Generation Climate Solutions

CLEANTECH - The US$100M initiative builds on the organizations’ individual efforts to accelerate a shift to a net-zero global economy.

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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.

Pandora Nixes Mined Diamonds for Lab-Grown
Pandora Nixes Mined Diamonds for Lab-Grown

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The world’s largest jewelry company aims to make diamond jewelry accessible to a wider audience. Its new Pandora Brilliance collection marks its first collection without mined diamonds.

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. 

How Thrive Market Is Building the World’s First Climate-Positive Retailer
How Thrive Market Is Building the World’s First Climate-Positive Retailer

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Carbon neutral since day one, we see our next task as going beyond sustainability towards an approach that preserves, heals and actually improves the planet. So, we’ve charted a path to become the world’s first climate-positive grocery store by 2025.

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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.

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