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Illinois Soybean Farmers Sowing Seeds of a Sustainable Future
Illinois Soybean Farmers Sowing Seeds of a Sustainable Future

CLEANTECH - Illinois has maintained its leadership in US soybean production for nearly a century, thanks to its climate and ongoing commitment to sustainable agriculture and conservation best practices.

Viola Brands: A Case Study in Cultivating Racial Equity
Viola Brands: A Case Study in Cultivating Racial Equity

WALKING THE TALK - Cannabis producer Viola Brands is determined to increase minority representation in the industry. Its Viola Cares program provides education, employment and other resources; in order to create 10,000 jobs within the cannabis industry for Black people.

Could the Great American Outdoors Act Lead to Equitable Access to Nature?
Could the Great American Outdoors Act Lead to Equitable Access to Nature?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Finally, something both parties can agree on — the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act is not only a beacon of hope for preservation of the US’ national parks, it could help ensure that the entire country has access to the restorative power of nature.

Imagine, Never Having to Charge Your Personal Devices Ever Again
Imagine, Never Having to Charge Your Personal Devices Ever Again

CLEANTECH - Powerfoyle is a new solar material capable of converting all types of light into energy — making it possible to charge any device or appliance from natural daylight, sun or indoor lighting.

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Diageo Announces World’s First 100% Plastic-Free, Paper-Based Spirits Bottle
Diageo Announces World’s First 100% Plastic-Free, Paper-Based Spirits Bottle

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Looks like Johnnie Walker scotch could be first to market with a paper-based packaging solution, made from sustainably sourced wood pulp, early next year.

Your SDG Strategy Must Consider More Than Your Financials
Your SDG Strategy Must Consider More Than Your Financials

NEW METRICS - The Sustainable Development Goals serve as an urgent call to action for companies to pay as much attention to their *extra-financial* performance as to their *financial* performance.

Regenerative Agriculture the Linchpin for a Sustainable Fashion Future
Regenerative Agriculture the Linchpin for a Sustainable Fashion Future

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - New report reveals how emulating nature’s lessons in the fashion industry can enhance ecosystems to boost biodiversity, build soil, support communities, and clean up existing pollution.

Ambitious Vision for Man-Made Cellulosic Fibers Promises Greater Resilience for Textile Industry
Ambitious Vision for Man-Made Cellulosic Fibers Promises Greater Resilience for Textile Industry

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - New report highlights the huge potential of manmade fibers such as viscose, modal and lyocell to create a more sustainable future, and outlines a sector-wide vision that could revolutionize multiple industries.

Meet the Innovators Ensuring the COVID Plastic Boom Doesn't Last Forever
Meet the Innovators Ensuring the COVID Plastic Boom Doesn't Last Forever

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - With health concerns momentarily outweighing mindful consumption, global efforts to wean the world off of single-use plastics have ground to a halt — and suddenly, in the race to protect citizens, plastic is everywhere. Thankfully, lockdown has also triggered radical innovation and ingenuity.

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Israeli Startup Looks to Nature for Concrete Solution for Marine Infrastructure
Israeli Startup Looks to Nature for Concrete Solution for Marine Infrastructure

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - ECOncrete has created a unique line of concrete solutions that enhance the biological and ecological value of urban, coastal and marine infrastructure; while increasing their strength and durability.

Pandora Commits to 100% Circular Silver, Gold by 2025
Pandora Commits to 100% Circular Silver, Gold by 2025

WASTE NOT - The company says it will also work with suppliers to increase the availability of recycled silver — its most used material — and improve production standards.

Carbon-Negative Avocado Green Mattress Supports Dreams of Regeneration
Carbon-Negative Avocado Green Mattress Supports Dreams of Regeneration

SUPPLY CHAIN - As co-founder Mark Abrials explains, the company went from idealistic startup to carbon-negativity thanks to strategic partnerships, supplier co-ownership, and setting small but ambitious goals.

Biomimetic Cooling, Housing Solutions Take Top Honors in Youth Design Challenge
Biomimetic Cooling, Housing Solutions Take Top Honors in Youth Design Challenge

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Biomimicry Institute’s third annual Youth Design Challenge engaged 6,000 students across the US; and yielded ingenious designs for solutions to problems in cities and nature alike.

L’Oréal Pledges €150M to Support Vulnerable Women, Protect the Environment
L’Oréal Pledges €150M to Support Vulnerable Women, Protect the Environment

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and to attempt to mitigate its consequences, L’Oréal has announced L’Oréal for the Future — an industry-first social and environmental solidarity program to address two key priorities …

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#ItsInOurHands: Increasing Clarity Around Biodegradability
#ItsInOurHands: Increasing Clarity Around Biodegradability

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - In a recent Sustainable Brands webinar, Lenzing Group and a panel of experts discussed the implications and applications of biodegradable alternatives to fossil-based plastic products such as wet wipes; as well as efforts to engage the public on their benefits.

How Gap, MycoWorks, Thousand Fell Are Edging Fashion Closer to Circularity
How Gap, MycoWorks, Thousand Fell Are Edging Fashion Closer to Circularity

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Denim and leather have helped style some of the most iconic fashion statements throughout history — so when taking apparel full circle, it makes sense to start with these types of classic materials that never seem to go out of vogue.

The ‘Secret’ Ingredient in the World’s ‘Greenest’ Buildings? FSC-Certified Wood
The ‘Secret’ Ingredient in the World’s ‘Greenest’ Buildings? FSC-Certified Wood

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Across the country and around the world, thousands of buildings use FSC certification as a way to ensure that the wood materials used support responsible management of forests, keeping them intact and healthy for the people and animals who depend on them.

Trending: Virus, Be Damned — Fashion Industry Charges Ahead Toward Sustainable Future
Trending: Virus, Be Damned — Fashion Industry Charges Ahead Toward Sustainable Future

BUSINESS CASE - Even as COVID-19 continues to dominate headlines and the global consciousness, the 7th annual Fashion Revolution Week sees news and moves from Jeans Redesign, Vivienne Westwood and Fair Trade USA, to name a few.

How Curbing Deforestation Can Help Protect Us Against Future Pandemics
How Curbing Deforestation Can Help Protect Us Against Future Pandemics

BUSINESS CASE - Deforestation often increases the proximity of bats and other animals to humans, bringing together species that would not otherwise live together and creating a perfect storm for the creation of new zoonotic diseases.

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Meet 5 More Disruptors That Could Transform Fashion as We Know It
Meet 5 More Disruptors That Could Transform Fashion as We Know It

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The H&M Foundation has unveiled the latest crop of innovators to earn its Global Change Award. The five startups share a €1 million prize pot and will participate in the Foundation’s Innovation Acceleration Program.

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