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Racing to Zero, Part 2: It’s the (Circular) Economy, Stupid.
Racing to Zero, Part 2: It’s the (Circular) Economy, Stupid.

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Many organisations have not yet connected the dots between climate-change mitigation and a circular economy — the successful shift to which could be our greatest tool. Here, we examine the climate math for circular strategies, and the role of the humble car door in radical climate action.

Why Material Is Material: Another Definition of Double Materiality
Why Material Is Material: Another Definition of Double Materiality

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - What is 'material'? And how can a slight play on words help brands make more sustainable, healthier material choices in the built environment to reduce risk and benefit all stakeholders — from investors to employees and communities, to the planet?

Parsons’ Healthy Materials Lab and Library Offers Resources for Designers, Architects, Students
Parsons’ Healthy Materials Lab and Library Offers Resources for Designers, Architects, Students

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Shaw’s Tim Conway recently spoke with the Lab's director, Alison Mears, about how it is raising awareness about building material ingredients and educating the next generation of designers and architects.

Innovation for Good Driving Both Internal and External Impacts for Kohler
Innovation for Good Driving Both Internal and External Impacts for Kohler

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - What happens when a company empowers its associates to think creatively and innovate with a social purpose? You find yourself with a potent strategic framework for solving for some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges.

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Conscientious Consumption: The SB 2021 Holiday Gift Guide
Conscientious Consumption: The SB 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

WALKING THE TALK - With no end in sight to the pandemic and its many ripple effects, we can all use a little bit of brightness in our lives! So, here are some of the many companies, platforms and products aligned with a more intentional approach to consumption, that we’d be happy to support anytime.

$1M Innovation Challenge to Fuel Upcycled Solutions to Pomegranate Waste
$1M Innovation Challenge to Fuel Upcycled Solutions to Pomegranate Waste

WASTE NOT - The Wonderful Company has chosen two winners to create value-added solutions from 50,000 annual tons of pomegranate husks, to reduce food waste and create a more circular supply chain.

Racing to Zero, Part 1: On Track, or Playing with Numbers?
Racing to Zero, Part 1: On Track, or Playing with Numbers?

WALKING THE TALK - Many companies say they’ve reached their net-zero goals, but is it really that easy? We can make the numbers look good, at least in the short-term; or we can strive for greater impacts — towards real zero and beyond. If we don’t take this challenge seriously today, we won’t be in business in ten years’ time.

Natural Resources: Brands Partnering with Indigenous Communities on Forest Conservation
Natural Resources: Brands Partnering with Indigenous Communities on Forest Conservation

COLLABORATION - Consumer goods brands and retailers aiming to diminish their climate impacts or even become forest positive can find cost-effective solutions to protect forests when they partner with indigenous communities on the ground.

This Industry-First Online Marketplace Is Helping Companies ‘SourceGreenPackaging’
This Industry-First Online Marketplace Is Helping Companies ‘SourceGreenPackaging’

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The newly launched B2B marketplace helps connect companies with vetted, sustainable, plastic-free packaging options, as well as education on materials and the evolving regulatory landscape.

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Microgrids Could Be a Secret Weapon in the Corporate Race Towards Net Zero
Microgrids Could Be a Secret Weapon in the Corporate Race Towards Net Zero

CLEANTECH - Reining in energy emissions is top of mind for companies; so having more control of how, where and when energy is produced makes good business sense. Here, Shell Energy’s Matt Baker explains why microgrids are an increasingly popular solution.

Composting Consortium Aims to Advance Recovery of Compostable Packaging, Food Scraps
Composting Consortium Aims to Advance Recovery of Compostable Packaging, Food Scraps

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The new Consortium — which includes Closed Loop Partners, PepsiCo, the NextGen Consortium, the US Plastics Pact and other value chain players — aims to pilot industry-wide solutions and map tech and infrastructure investment to advance the circularity of compostable packaging in the US.

Water and Climate: The Business Imperative to Change Behavior
Water and Climate: The Business Imperative to Change Behavior

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - While it can feel overwhelming to see how much our actions impact the Earth, we still have a small window of opportunity. And by changing how we consume, store and distribute water, the water sector alone could eliminate 10% of global GHG emissions.

Ready to Kelp: How the ‘Kelp Bill’ Unlocked a Potential Game Changer in the Climate Fight
Ready to Kelp: How the ‘Kelp Bill’ Unlocked a Potential Game Changer in the Climate Fight

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Now finally legal in New York, kelp farming is an environmental engineering solution ready-made for sequestering carbon and nitrogen, improving soil health, cleaning up waterways and creating jobs — a ‘suite of benefits’ that could make it a climate game changer.

Brightworks: Looking at the ‘Brightside’ of Material Health & Sustainable Design
Brightworks: Looking at the ‘Brightside’ of Material Health & Sustainable Design

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Brightworks’ materials scoring methodology distills existing product sustainability standards and attributes into holistic, comparable, numerical scores — making it easier for manufacturers, the design industry and design clients to create and select more sustainable materials.

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VF Corp Shows How Science-Based Targets Can Help Measure True Progress on Sustainability
VF Corp Shows How Science-Based Targets Can Help Measure True Progress on Sustainability

WALKING THE TALK - Setting climate targets is one thing, but achieving them has often proven a challenge. According to VF Corp’s VP of Global Sustainability, Jeannie Renne-Malone, part of the reason for the company’s success was due to making sustainability a company-wide effort rather than a niche project.

HowGood Augments Ingredient Sustainability Database with OP2B’s Regenerative Ag Metrics
HowGood Augments Ingredient Sustainability Database with OP2B’s Regenerative Ag Metrics

SUPPLY CHAIN - Brands and retailers using HowGood’s Latis platform can now further improve product impacts using uniform metrics and thus contribute to a global agricultural transition.

SBTi Launches World-First Net-Zero Corporate Standard
SBTi Launches World-First Net-Zero Corporate Standard

NEW METRICS - The Standard clarifies that rapid action to halve emissions before 2030 and long-term deep emissions cuts of 90-95% before 2050 are crucial for net-zero targets to align with science.

How Companies Are Joining Forces, Closing Loops, Optimizing Outputs in Complex Supply Chains
How Companies Are Joining Forces, Closing Loops, Optimizing Outputs in Complex Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - At SB’21 San Diego, innovators in the agriculture, electronics, food and plastics industries shared lessons learned from a variety of initiatives aimed at closing loops and optimizing value chains for a circular, regenerative future.

Report: US Plastics Production to Outpace Coal in Driving Climate Change by 2030
Report: US Plastics Production to Outpace Coal in Driving Climate Change by 2030

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Beyond Plastics says the report's estimates are conservative; many emissions remain uncounted because current regulations do not require the industry to report them.

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From Silicon Valley to Rural Africa: Boosting Energy Access with the D-REC Initiative
From Silicon Valley to Rural Africa: Boosting Energy Access with the D-REC Initiative

CLEANTECH - The potential for D-RECs as an instrument for transformative change is limited only by the corporate appetite for renewables, which at this point sees no signs of waning. While the infrastructure is currently being built and finalized, the chance to funnel investments is just around the corner.

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