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THESIS: TSC’s Newest Way to Track Retail Suppliers' Sustainability Performance
THESIS: TSC’s Newest Way to Track Retail Suppliers' Sustainability Performance

SUPPLY CHAIN - Heads up to retailers and suppliers: The Sustainability Consortium has moved its measurement and reporting system over to a new platform. What does this mean for retailers, and their suppliers? And will it offer more assurance to consumers?

Trending: Fashion Giants Take Further Steps to Create Climate-Friendly Industry
Trending: Fashion Giants Take Further Steps to Create Climate-Friendly Industry

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The fashion industry has kicked December off with a bang, launching a number of game-changing initiatives and partnerships aimed at further improving its image by reducing its impacts.

Why Environmental Changes Are a Growing Public Health Crisis
Why Environmental Changes Are a Growing Public Health Crisis

BUSINESS CASE - Three years ago in Paris, Dignity Health was privileged to be among the delegations from around the world that came to consensus on how we needed to urgently curb our carbon emission rates or face irreparable harm. Now, as many of those same representatives meet at COP24 in Poland, disaster after disaster have claimed thousands of lives.

Trending: Regenerative Sourcing, Circular Models Revamping Fashion
Trending: Regenerative Sourcing, Circular Models Revamping Fashion

COLLABORATION - This week, two fashion giants with extensive brand portfolios announced partnerships that show promise for cleaning up “dirty fashion.”

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China Lags on Sustainable Viscose, Australia Unveils Tree-Free Alternative
China Lags on Sustainable Viscose, Australia Unveils Tree-Free Alternative

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Report: Chinese viscose sector’s sustainability roadmap fails to deliver

'Value Change' Program to Help Companies Handle Tricky Scope 3 Emissions
'Value Change' Program to Help Companies Handle Tricky Scope 3 Emissions

SUPPLY CHAIN - The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sounds an alarm: “Limiting global warming to 1.5°C …requires rapid and far-reaching transitions in energy, land, urban infrastructure … and industrial systems.”

The Art of Failure: Lessons for Brands from the Bottom of the Pyramid
The Art of Failure: Lessons for Brands from the Bottom of the Pyramid

SUPPLY CHAIN - Let me tell you a few things about failure — a subject on which I’m something of an expert.

WWF Calls on Corporates to Implement Credible Mining Certification
WWF Calls on Corporates to Implement Credible Mining Certification

MARKETING AND COMMS - WWF Germany recently published a report, Boom in Raw Materials: Between Profits and Losses, which offers one of the first concrete rebuttals from a major environmental group against the notion that industry actions alone are enough to move the global industrial mining sector towards greater responsibility.

'Powering Down Corruption' in Cobalt Supply Chains a Business Imperative
'Powering Down Corruption' in Cobalt Supply Chains a Business Imperative

COLLABORATION - A new report from Washington D.C.-based nonprofit the Enough Project highlights just how rampant corruption and human rights abuses are in the supply chain for cobalt, a mineral used to power battery technology.

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When it Comes to Climate Change, Holiday Feasts Are Mostly a Mystery
When it Comes to Climate Change, Holiday Feasts Are Mostly a Mystery

SUPPLY CHAIN - This year’s holiday feasts will feature a bounty of meats, vegetables and other foods, many that people don’t know are big contributors to global warming.

Why Online Retailers Are in Danger of Losing the 'Retail Wars'
Why Online Retailers Are in Danger of Losing the 'Retail Wars'

THE NEXT ECONOMY - It’s a conflict which threatens to change the way we eat, shop and live. But unless you pay attention to the business pages, you may not have heard of the “retail wars.” For the uninitiated, ‘retail wars’ is the name given to the intensifying conflict between online retailers and their more traditional, physical counterparts over an increasingly crowded retail space.

Trending: Bison Down Jacket, Circular Undies Latest Apparel Nixing Waste
Trending: Bison Down Jacket, Circular Undies Latest Apparel Nixing Waste

WASTE NOT - The global movement to end textile waste continues, with the release of outer- and undergarments from new and established brands alike.

New Global Map of Ancient, Endangered Forests Brings Conservation Science to Boardrooms
New Global Map of Ancient, Endangered Forests Brings Conservation Science to Boardrooms

SUPPLY CHAIN - Today marks the public launch of a new online tool that will enable global companies to identify the world’s ancient and endangered forests.

PepsiCo Announces New Packaging Goal For 25% Recycled Plastic Content By 2025
PepsiCo Announces New Packaging Goal For 25% Recycled Plastic Content By 2025

PRESS RELEASE - As part of its sustainable plastics vision, PepsiCo, Inc. (PepsiCo) today announced a new goal to strive to use 25 percent recycled content in its plastic packaging by 2025. PepsiCo aims to achieve this goal by collaborating with suppliers and partners, helping to increase consumer education, fostering cross-industry and public-private partnerships, and advocating for improved recycling infrastructure and regulatory reform, all of which are required to realize our ambition. The goal includes an aim specific to PET (polyethylene terephthalate) beverage bottles to achieve 33% recycled PET content by 2025.

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Targeting Energy Use Along Product Life Cycles: 4 Steps to Achieving SDG 7
Targeting Energy Use Along Product Life Cycles: 4 Steps to Achieving SDG 7

CLEANTECH - 20 percent of the world population lacks access to modern electricity, but access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy is crucial to achieving many of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), from poverty alleviation via advancements in health, education, water supply and industrialization to mitigating climate change.

Righting Wrong Metrics: Lessons on Future-Fitness and Fixing Materiality
Righting Wrong Metrics: Lessons on Future-Fitness and Fixing Materiality

NEW METRICS - This week at Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics ’18 conference in Philadelphia, PA, over 300 delegates from brands, NGOs, strategists and practitioners across sectors gathered to share their latest tools and findings regarding measuring the risks and impacts of previously unmeasured forms of value, the newest credible tools and solutions for assessing the ROI of Sustainable Business.

Beyond Transparency: The Next Essential Step in Product Optimization
Beyond Transparency: The Next Essential Step in Product Optimization

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - If you’ve been around the building products industry in the last five years, you’ve probably encountered conversations about transparency — around material health, chemical hazards, environmental impacts, you name it. To be fair, if you were around the building products industry 10 years ago, no one was really talking about transparency (at least not like today). The buzzword of the day back then was recycled content. Before that, it was indoor air quality. And over time those attributes have become commonplace for most manufacturers; transparency is the next attribute to achieve.

Q&A: MSC on Its Plan to Put Fishing on a 'Pathway to Sustainability'
Q&A: MSC on Its Plan to Put Fishing on a 'Pathway to Sustainability'

SUPPLY CHAIN - With the Our Ocean conference taking place in Bali, Indonesia, this week, ocean sustainability has been a hot topic: The event burst with sweeping commitments from the public and private sector alike aimed at cleaning up and protecting this precious resource. One such commitment came from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), which launched a £1 million Ocean Stewardship Fund.

SDG 16: A Matter of Interest to the Financial Sector
SDG 16: A Matter of Interest to the Financial Sector

BUSINESS CASE - Countries with peace and security thrive in terms of economic development and human rights advancements, while those that suffer from weak governance cannot seem to break the cycle of chronic conflicts and turmoil. This clear correlation between sustainable development and societal stability has long been recognized by scholars and sustainability professionals, yet overlooked by most of the global indicators for sustainable development, such as the Global Reporting Initiative and the United Nations Global Compact.

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Q&A: YouNoodle on Why Startups Can Be Key to Your Sustainability Strategy
Q&A: YouNoodle on Why Startups Can Be Key to Your Sustainability Strategy

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Well known as a technology engine — with a global network of 200,000+ startups that has powered a 1000+ innovation/startup competitions and challenges — YouNoodle might not be the first company you think of for advice on corporate sustainability strategy. But as the industrial era is replaced by a more entrepreneurial society, YouNoodle is helping brands and organizations keep up with disruptive innovation — and the sustainability space could certainly use more of that.

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