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Unilever Joins Better Than Cash Alliance, Embraces Digital Finance Across Value Chain
Unilever Joins Better Than Cash Alliance, Embraces Digital Finance Across Value Chain

COLLABORATION - In an effort to advance the goals outlined in its Sustainable Living Plan, in which it aims to positively impact the lives of 5.5 million people by 2020, consumer goods giant Unilever has announced a new partnership with the Better Than Cash Alliance.

The Body Shop Finds New Home in Purpose-Driven Cosmetics Giant, Natura
The Body Shop Finds New Home in Purpose-Driven Cosmetics Giant, Natura

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Earlier this week, French beauty giant L’Oréal announced that it has concluded the sale of The Body Shop to Brazilian sustainable personal care group Natura Cosmeticos.

Could RFID Eliminate Food Waste – or All Product Waste – from Producer to Consumer?
Could RFID Eliminate Food Waste – or All Product Waste – from Producer to Consumer?

BUSINESS CASE - Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, which dates back to World War II radar systems, is increasingly being used to track goods throughout complex global supply chains.

Trending: Supermarkets Roll Out New Initiatives to Future-Fit Global Food Systems
Trending: Supermarkets Roll Out New Initiatives to Future-Fit Global Food Systems

WASTE NOT - Supermarkets across the globe are doing their part to future fit the food system by rolling out new initiatives and products that aim to tackle food waste and CO2 emissions.

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Now All of Giant's Customers Can Understand 'HowGood' Their Food Choices Really Are
Now All of Giant's Customers Can Understand 'HowGood' Their Food Choices Really Are

MARKETING AND COMMS - Transparency hasn’t always been a strong point for the food industry, but a new partnership between HowGood, a research organization and in-store rating system that identifies industry leaders in the food system, and supermarket chain Giant Food could serve as a turning point for the sector. The relationship, which started as a test pilot in Giant stores in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area, is expanding to all Giant stores due to positive customer feedback on the program.

Neighbourly, M&S Expand Redistribution Scheme Beyond Food Waste
Neighbourly, M&S Expand Redistribution Scheme Beyond Food Waste

WASTE NOT - Neighbourly, a social network connecting local projects and community needs with companies ready to help with funds and volunteers, has announced the expansion of its food surplus program to include non-food product donations. UK retail giant Marks & Spencer (M&S) is the first to sign onto the donation scheme.

Green & Black's, Cadbury Swap Out Fairtrade for In-House Cocoa Life Verification Scheme
Green & Black's, Cadbury Swap Out Fairtrade for In-House Cocoa Life Verification Scheme

MARKETING AND COMMS - Earlier this summer, British supermarket group Sainsbury’s inspired a flurry of criticism after launching its own in-house sustainability standard, ‘Fairly Traded.’ At the time of the announcement, The Fairtrade Foundation suggested the new model could bring about disempowerment — and set a dangerous precedent.

Using Our Scale to Make a Difference: Target Unveils 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Using Our Scale to Make a Difference: Target Unveils 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

PRESS RELEASE - At Target, our guests shop with us knowing they can expect more—not just in the products and experiences we offer, but that we hold ourselves to the highest standards as a company. And we’re continuing to transform our business to create a positive impact for people and the planet. “We’re committed to making our business economically, environmentally and socially sustainable,” says Jennifer Silberman, vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). “And beyond that, we have an opportunity to transform the guest experience beyond the register in a way that unlocks long-term business value. With the power of our team, and our scale as one of the country’s largest retailers, we hope to be a catalyst for change across the industry.”

6 Months In, IKEA's 'Food Is Precious' Initiative Has Prevented Over $980K Worth of Food Waste
6 Months In, IKEA's 'Food Is Precious' Initiative Has Prevented Over $980K Worth of Food Waste

WASTE NOT - IKEA has been making considerable progress towards its sustainability goals by embracing disruptive design and investing in sustainable materials. While the Swedish retailer has largely focused its environmental efforts on its home goods portfolio, the brand is now turning its attentions to tackling food waste.

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M&S Unveils Revamped Sustainability Strategy, First-Ever Science-Based Target
M&S Unveils Revamped Sustainability Strategy, First-Ever Science-Based Target

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Ten years after the release of its first sustainability program Plan A, British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has unveiled Plan A 2025, a new and improved sustainability strategy that builds on the company’s previous successes while addressing a communication gap that exists between the brand and consumers.

50 Major Companies Band Together to Stomp Out Illegal Tuna, Forced Labor
50 Major Companies Band Together to Stomp Out Illegal Tuna, Forced Labor

SUPPLY CHAIN - Fifty of the world’s largest businesses, retailers and fishing companies from across the tuna supply chain have banded together to stamp out illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in their industry, protect the health of oceans and eliminate forced labor from fishing vessels.

Sainsbury’s Ruffles Certifiers' Feathers with Launch of In-House ‘Fairly Traded’ Label
Sainsbury’s Ruffles Certifiers' Feathers with Launch of In-House ‘Fairly Traded’ Label

SUPPLY CHAIN - British supermarket group Sainsbury’s has launched its own in-house sustainability standard, provoking backlash from The Fairtrade Foundation and Fairtrade producers alike.

Sustainable Brands Hosts Influential Brand Leaders at SB’17 Detroit
Sustainable Brands Hosts Influential Brand Leaders at SB’17 Detroit

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISO, May 22, 2017 – Sustainable Brands® kicks off its largest community gathering today with Sustainable Brands’17 Detroit at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. Over 2,000 business executives along with their teams from 35+ countries across the globe are attending the conference and Activation Hub. In addition, there is anticipated record breaking livestream viewership in collaboration with Detroit Public Television (DPTV).

Sustainable Brands Unveils Programming for Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit
Sustainable Brands Unveils Programming for Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, May 17, 2017 – Sustainable Brands® recently unveiled the session schedule for the Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit, running May 22-25th at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. The Activation Hub is the action-centered space within the conference program that allows attendees to collaborate on new tools, resources and ideas to accelerate sustainability-led innovation.

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Cotton 2040 Coalition Makes Case for Taking Sustainable Cotton Mainstream
Cotton 2040 Coalition Makes Case for Taking Sustainable Cotton Mainstream

COLLABORATION - Cotton is an integral part of the apparel and textile industry providing livelihoods for over 300 million people across the globe. The environmental and social implications of cotton production are, however, significant.

REI Distribution Center named NAIOP Project of the Year
REI Distribution Center named NAIOP Project of the Year

PRESS RELEASE - Merit Partners Inc. and Sunbelt Holdings have been named recipients of the Industrial Project of the Year award by NAIOP for REI Goodyear DC, a distribution center for Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), located at PV|303, a master planned business park in Goodyear, Arizona. The facility is the only net zero energy, U.S. Green Building LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certified distribution center in the world. Its roof features a 2.2 megawatt solar system that produces enough energy to power the entire facility, or the equivalent of 390 homes for one year.

Kellogg's, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Grupo Bimbo Unite for Consumer Health in Latin America
Kellogg's, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Grupo Bimbo Unite for Consumer Health in Latin America

COLLABORATION - The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has launched a new pilot program in Bogota, Colombia, designed to provide consumers with nutrition and physical activity guidance and education to empower consumers to make more informed food-purchasing decisions.

Dozens of Corporates, 200+ Large Investors Urge White House to Keep Paris Promises
Dozens of Corporates, 200+ Large Investors Urge White House to Keep Paris Promises

MARKETING AND COMMS - President Trump has threatened to pull the plug on U.S. involvement of the Paris Agreement ahead of the G7 Summit in Italy later this month, spurring major companies to speak out in support of continued climate change efforts.

Nestlé, PepsiCo, Unilever to Roll Out How2Recycle Label Program Across North America
Nestlé, PepsiCo, Unilever to Roll Out How2Recycle Label Program Across North America

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - During the Walmart Sustainability Milestone Summit, eight global brands representing over $72 billion in revenue announced that they will be joining the How2Recycle label program. The program seeks to educate consumers about how to recycle packaging correctly.

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Target Launches Startup Accelerator to Amp Up Healthy, Sustainable Product Portfolio
Target Launches Startup Accelerator to Amp Up Healthy, Sustainable Product Portfolio

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Building on its commitment to remove harmful chemicals from its products and invest in green chemistry, retail giant Target has kicked off its first-ever Target Takeoff — a mini retail boot camp focused on supporting emerging businesses who are working to create healthier, more ethical and sustainable products.

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