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Unilever’s New Sustainability Director Wants Competitors to Close the Gap on ESG Performance
Unilever’s New Sustainability Director Wants Competitors to Close the Gap on ESG Performance

LEADERSHIP - “We need to keep that competitive advantage and continue to innovate so that we can really make sustainable living commonplace. It’s constant innovation; and we want others to come along on the journey with us.” — Niki King

New B Corp Maker’s Mark Leading US Spirits Industry’s Slow Shift to Sustainability
New B Corp Maker’s Mark Leading US Spirits Industry’s Slow Shift to Sustainability

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In January, Maker’s Mark became the world’s largest distillery to earn B Corp certification — a significant milestone for the broader industry, as well as a sustainability benchmark for Kentucky’s thriving 'Bourbon Country.'

Embracing Digital Tools, EPR to Achieve Sustainable Design
Embracing Digital Tools, EPR to Achieve Sustainable Design

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The future of sustainable packaging and design lies in our ability to do most of the important work in a digital space. Manufacturers will be left behind if they fail to embrace tools such as digital twins, 3D product and packaging visualization, and consumer packaging buyback.

From Seed to Recycling Center: How Companies Can Enable a Circular Economy at Every Step
From Seed to Recycling Center: How Companies Can Enable a Circular Economy at Every Step

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - While not every company is equipped or positioned to follow its products through their entire lifecycle, there are a few ways companies can think about participating at individual or multiple points in the circular cycle.

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Are Sustainable Brand Messages Targeting the Wrong People?
Are Sustainable Brand Messages Targeting the Wrong People?

MARKETING AND COMMS - By focusing on a handful of easy target demographics, brands exclude swaths of people — the people who most need to be included in the narrative. The next time you brief your agency or write a brand plan, I hope you’ll rethink assumptions of who the sustainable consumer could be.

Blue Apron, Too Good to Go Show Achieving Climate Goals Can Be a Piece of Cake
Blue Apron, Too Good to Go Show Achieving Climate Goals Can Be a Piece of Cake

WASTE NOT - Well, maybe not exactly ... But this week, the two food-delivery services detailed how they’re eliminating their operational impacts and continuing to engage consumers in climate-friendlier food practices.

Bumble Bee Slips Off Plastic Film, Takes One Step Closer to Circularity
Bumble Bee Slips Off Plastic Film, Takes One Step Closer to Circularity

REDEFINING SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD FOR THE FUTURE - Since January, Bumble Bee has switched to using cardboard, instead of plastic film, to wrap all of its products. It’s just one machine, and one company; but the impact is significant — the elimination of an estimated 23M pieces of plastic waste per year.

Why Restaurants Overusing Their Fry Oil Are ‘Fresh’ Out of Excuses
Why Restaurants Overusing Their Fry Oil Are ‘Fresh’ Out of Excuses

WASTE NOT - Who knew that overused fry oil represented such an untapped health and sustainability market opportunity? FreshFry CEO Jeremiah Chapman breaks it down.

Curbing Ocean Plastic Waste: Is Your Brand Missing the Boat?
Curbing Ocean Plastic Waste: Is Your Brand Missing the Boat?

WASTE NOT - Reducing plastic waste is a winning issue for consumers. With so many examples of early success and ROI, there’s no better time to join the movement by committing to reduce plastic pollution and limiting the need for virgin plastic.

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Refreshing Optimism from IPCC: ‘We Can Halve Emissions by 2030.’ But Will Banks Play Their Part?
Refreshing Optimism from IPCC: ‘We Can Halve Emissions by 2030.’ But Will Banks Play Their Part?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Without immediate, deep emissions reductions across all sectors, it will be impossible to limit global warming to 1.5°C. We have the tech and know-how to halve emissions by 2030, and the impacts are already being seen — but fossil fuel financing must end.

The Purpose Gloves Are Off: How to Not End Up on the Ropes
The Purpose Gloves Are Off: How to Not End Up on the Ropes

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The United Way Social Purpose Institute offers a free tool to help companies assess and rate the degree to which their purpose is fully embedded across the company and in its relationships. These are the new techniques that purpose players are expected to demonstrate to stay in the ring …

Startups Continue to Cultivate Alternative, Animal-Free Food Offerings
Startups Continue to Cultivate Alternative, Animal-Free Food Offerings

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Singapore-based Karana and Montreal-based Opalia both have the potential to lead the growing markets for lower-impact, cruelty-free food options.

Without Ukrainian Sunflower Oil, Iceland Foods Forced to Put Practicality Over Sustainability
Without Ukrainian Sunflower Oil, Iceland Foods Forced to Put Practicality Over Sustainability

SUPPLY CHAIN - Thanks to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the British grocery chain has been cut off from its supply of sunflower oil; the company says it must temporarily revert to using palm oil, which it eliminated from its products in 2018.

New Campaign Aims to Teach Cannabis Users Benefits of Regenerative Farming
New Campaign Aims to Teach Cannabis Users Benefits of Regenerative Farming

MARKETING AND COMMS - While the herb is heralded as a natural solution for pain, anxiety and other ailments, conventional growing practices across the industry are far from earth friendly.

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Behavior Change Research Shows How to Spur Consumer Recycling, Reduce Contamination
Behavior Change Research Shows How to Spur Consumer Recycling, Reduce Contamination

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Even when effective collection, messages and messenger are skillfully deployed, there are still factors that complicate consumer recycling behavior.

More Companies Are Stating a Social Purpose; But Are They Implementing It?
More Companies Are Stating a Social Purpose; But Are They Implementing It?

WALKING THE TALK - Corporate Knights has developed the world’s first rating system to assess companies’ implementation of their social purpose commitments. Its research finds that the gap between ‘say’ and ‘do’ varies from one company to the next.

Profit, Performance and Impact: The Success Criteria of a Whole Brand
Profit, Performance and Impact: The Success Criteria of a Whole Brand

WALKING THE TALK - The reality of living in a capitalist society is that we can't simply cut off the production of products and services; the brands that will succeed in the upcoming decades will be those that function holistically, with sustainable actions built in.

Savvy, Circularity Driving Pangaia’s Continued Expansion Into Conscious Consumer Market
Savvy, Circularity Driving Pangaia’s Continued Expansion Into Conscious Consumer Market

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Watch out, consumer products industry: Materials-science company Pangaia could be evolving into a one-stop shopping destination for waste-conscious consumers.

Tomorrow's Brands Are Reimagining Product Formats, Reshaping Industries
Tomorrow's Brands Are Reimagining Product Formats, Reshaping Industries

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Bite has reimagined the way consumers can and should use routine personal-care products. It has disrupted the linear approach to a stale industry with a fresh, waste-free format that offers a successful, premium model of circularity.

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When It Comes to Cotton Production, Sustainability Is in the Water
When It Comes to Cotton Production, Sustainability Is in the Water

SUPPLY CHAIN - Through new technologies, data collection and third-party verification, brands and retailers now have the critical assurances they need to show that the cotton fiber in their supply chain is more sustainably grown, with lower environmental and social risk.

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