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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. 

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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.

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.

Netflix Commits to Net Zero by 2022, Better Representation Onscreen and Off
Netflix Commits to Net Zero by 2022, Better Representation Onscreen and Off

MARKETING AND COMMS - Netflix’s new goals include achieving carbon neutrality by 2022. The company also revealed impressive stats behind viewer interest in sustainability-themed programming; and pledged to achieve more balanced representation of underrepresented communities, both on- and offscreen.

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.

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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.

Food Rescuers Shouldn't Fight Over Limited Supply; Instead, Diversify
Food Rescuers Shouldn't Fight Over Limited Supply; Instead, Diversify

WASTE NOT - I’ve always been frustrated by infighting between food-rescue organizations working together to distribute scarce food donations — mostly from retailers. So, here’s my list of untapped sectors of the food system — where food is almost always genuinely going to waste.

Trending: Beverage Giants Ensuring Their Libations Are Sustainable, Down to the Roots
Trending: Beverage Giants Ensuring Their Libations Are Sustainable, Down to the Roots

SUPPLY CHAIN - Bombay Sapphire and Starbucks are working with farmers to ensure complete supply chain sustainability for their gin and coffee, respectively.

How AI Is Enabling Smarter, Scalable, Sustainable Water Solutions
How AI Is Enabling Smarter, Scalable, Sustainable Water Solutions

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - What if artificial intelligence could be help solve some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges, such as water access? That is what DataRobot is trying to enable through its AI For Good program.

To Fight COVID-19, We Must Invest in Water Access for Vulnerable Communities
To Fight COVID-19, We Must Invest in Water Access for Vulnerable Communities

COLLABORATION - The PepsiCo Foundation and WaterAid are launching a new program to build sanitation facilities and community water systems in the harsh, arid region of La Guajira, Colombia — with the goal of increasing access for the indigenous Wayuu people.

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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.

New C2C Certified Product Standard Pushes Companies Beyond Compliance, Toward Leadership
New C2C Certified Product Standard Pushes Companies Beyond Compliance, Toward Leadership

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - V4.0 of the newly released Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard is designed to meet companies wherever they are on their sustainability journey and help them set achievable milestones through actionable pathways as they work towards their ultimate goals.

Safety, Nature, Resourcefulness Are Key Features of Sustainable Urban Design
Safety, Nature, Resourcefulness Are Key Features of Sustainable Urban Design

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The move toward more sustainable, inclusive and safer cities isn’t just better for the environment. These spaces contribute to a higher quality of life, foster community, encourage collaboration, and are more resilient and economically productive.

From Coal Mine to Clean Energy: How One Company Can Make a Difference
From Coal Mine to Clean Energy: How One Company Can Make a Difference

CLEANTECH - Talking about climate change didn’t resonate with the Koch team. But when we talked about capturing and monetizing wasted resources, their ears perked up. We’ve been transparent with the economics of this project, so that others may imitate it — which would give us all a chance to help avert climate disaster.

Trending: Major Brands Partner to Cultivate Regenerative Ag Supply Chains
Trending: Major Brands Partner to Cultivate Regenerative Ag Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Allbirds, icebreaker and Smartwool throw their weight behind the industry’s first regenerative wool platform; and The North Face and three other companies join Indigo Ag’s program to incentivize farmers to shift to regenerative practices.

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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.’

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