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1st Indigo Ag Credit Issuance Connects Farmers to Multibillion-Dollar Voluntary Carbon Market
1st Indigo Ag Credit Issuance Connects Farmers to Multibillion-Dollar Voluntary Carbon Market

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Industry-leading carbon-farming program provides new revenue stream for farmers and an immediately accessible, scalable nature-based solution to climate change for businesses.

About You, Yoox Net-a-Porter, Zalando Partner on Climate Action Platform for Fashion Brands
About You, Yoox Net-a-Porter, Zalando Partner on Climate Action Platform for Fashion Brands

SUPPLY CHAIN - In a unique industry collaboration, the three online retailers are launching a bespoke learning platform to support their brand partners in setting science-based emissions-reduction targets.

A Paradigm(ond) Shift: Lab-Grown Diamonds Are Changing the Meaning of Luxury
A Paradigm(ond) Shift: Lab-Grown Diamonds Are Changing the Meaning of Luxury

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - If you see a lab-grown diamond and a mined diamond side by side, they both elicit the same scintillating awe; but lab-grown gemstones don’t carry the injustices of their mined counterparts. For Aether and Sacet, transparency, ethics and regeneration are the future of luxury.

A New Era of Sports Sponsorship: Connecting Branded Merchandise with Circular Innovation
A New Era of Sports Sponsorship: Connecting Branded Merchandise with Circular Innovation

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Despite more leagues and arenas introducing initiatives to curb waste from concessions and encourage recycling, the science and innovation necessary to create lasting impact across the board (or the court or field) are still missing. That's where Dow and its partners come in.

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B Lab Aligns with IDH to Enable More Companies, Workers to Benefit from a Living Wage
B Lab Aligns with IDH to Enable More Companies, Workers to Benefit from a Living Wage

SUPPLY CHAIN - B Lab has updated its B Impact Assessment guidance and standards to align with the IDH Living Wage Roadmap — highlighting more companies’ work on this front will illustrate the feasibility of providing living wages globally.

Meet the Company Turning Wine Waste into a Delectable Superfood Treat
Meet the Company Turning Wine Waste into a Delectable Superfood Treat

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Through its ongoing research and growing product offerings, WellVine aims to become the world’s premier source of plant-based nutrition and illustrate how upcycling can not only reduce food waste but demonstrate the highest and best use of a remarkable global food source.

How to Sell Sustainability as a Key Measure of Business Success
How to Sell Sustainability as a Key Measure of Business Success

BUSINESS CASE - When companies make bold commitments to sustainability, we all win. Here, we share lessons learned and ongoing challenges from three very different corporate sustainability journeys — to show others on the front lines that they are not alone.

Why Companies Are Lining Up to Meet Consumer Demand for Alternative Leathers
Why Companies Are Lining Up to Meet Consumer Demand for Alternative Leathers

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As the prior generation of plastic-based alternatives wanes, a host of new, animal and plant-based options are sprouting up — but challenges remain for unseating conventional leather.

This Cacao-Free Chocolate Startup Is Ready to Show ‘Big Chocolate’ a Sustainable Way Forward
This Cacao-Free Chocolate Startup Is Ready to Show ‘Big Chocolate’ a Sustainable Way Forward

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - “Our alternative chocolate is saying that this industry can function in a different way — and it doesn’t have to be stuck doing things it has been doing for 60 years, making billions of dollars a year off the hard work of farmers in West Africa.” — WNWN co-founder Johnny Drain

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How Can We Direct Consumers Toward More Impactful Sustainable Behaviors?
How Can We Direct Consumers Toward More Impactful Sustainable Behaviors?

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Research from Sustainable Brands and Ipsos reveals a global misperception on the most impactful sustainable behaviors — with a belief that recycling will yield bigger benefits than eating plant-based diets, increasing energy efficiency, and 58 more impactful choices.

Circularity Is ‘Izzy’: Meet the Clean Beauty Startup Creating a Blueprint for a Waste-Free Industry
Circularity Is ‘Izzy’: Meet the Clean Beauty Startup Creating a Blueprint for a Waste-Free Industry

WASTE NOT - New York-based startup Izzy Zero Waste Beauty is out to show the incredibly wasteful beauty industry that it can mend its wicked ways — vastly reducing its footprint through a hyper-local supply chain and 100% refillable, recyclable products.

ESG 2.0: From Corporate Proclamations and Doing Less Harm to Putting Our Money Where Our Mouths Are
ESG 2.0: From Corporate Proclamations and Doing Less Harm to Putting Our Money Where Our Mouths Are

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - “ESG in its fullest form hasn’t really been done yet. Its full potential is at the intersection of ESG and impact investing, where we can move from passive divesting and screening out of negative investments to proactive investments that generate long-term, sustainable profits.” — Alix Lebec

Alternative Proteins May Be Best Investment for Slowing Climate Change
Alternative Proteins May Be Best Investment for Slowing Climate Change

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - New report finds that with 25% of global GHG emissions caused by the food value chain, the shift to alternative proteins may be the most capital-efficient and high-impact solution to addressing the climate crisis — and over 30% of consumers are ready to make the switch.

What Is Plastic Neutrality and How Do We Get There?
What Is Plastic Neutrality and How Do We Get There?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Plastic neutrality is achieved when an individual or organization’s plastic footprint is measured and balanced by the removal and recovery of plastic waste from nature, and complemented by reductions in plastic use.

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Carbios, On, Patagonia, PUMA, Salomon Team Up to Advance Circularity of Textiles
Carbios, On, Patagonia, PUMA, Salomon Team Up to Advance Circularity of Textiles

WASTE NOT - After achieving a milestone in packaging recycling, Carbios’ unique biological recycling technology stands to fundamentally change the circularity of textiles.

Businesses Can Chart a Course Toward Decarbonization, One Step at a Time
Businesses Can Chart a Course Toward Decarbonization, One Step at a Time

CLEANTECH - With a wealth of technologies and competing demands across sites, decarbonization can be a complex challenge for companies of all shapes and sizes. Taking a data-centric approach to building an energy roadmap — and letting the data point to what happens next — is key in supporting companies along the way.

New eCommerce Platform Will Decrease Supply Chain Opacity, One Purchase at a Time
New eCommerce Platform Will Decrease Supply Chain Opacity, One Purchase at a Time

SUPPLY CHAIN - Neuterra enables consumers to make data-driven purchasing decisions and helps brands gain valuable insights on sustainability trends, with the goal of revealing the true cost of consumption and taking an intersectional approach to addressing the climate crisis.

In Conversation with Dow: The Unexpected and Unconventional Partnerships That Launch Circular Solutions
In Conversation with Dow: The Unexpected and Unconventional Partnerships That Launch Circular Solutions

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Dow Sustainability Director Julie Zaniewski kicks off this conversation series by sharing insights into how the chemical giant is shaking up business as usual to deliver solutions.

GoodSam Foods Out to Scale Regenerative, Farmer-Driven Model for Sustainable Snacks
GoodSam Foods Out to Scale Regenerative, Farmer-Driven Model for Sustainable Snacks

SUPPLY CHAIN - The three-year-old maker of snacks, coffee and other ethically sourced foods is aiming to show that brands can source from regenerative ag systems; but it will require a real commitment to working with rural communities who, for too long, have been left behind by the modern food system.

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What Makes a Resale Company Truly Sustainable?
What Makes a Resale Company Truly Sustainable?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - With the resale market for apparel alone estimated to grow to $77B billion by 2026, sustainability is sure to become an increasingly important factor for consumers to consider when debating where to sell and buy their used goods.

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