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Beyond Burgers: Eating Insects Is Just One Small Part of Their Potential
Beyond Burgers: Eating Insects Is Just One Small Part of Their Potential

WASTE NOT - Asking Westerners “Would you eat bugs to save the planet?” makes for great headlines — but it only scratches the surface of how bugs can help solve global challenges. Essentially, insects such as black soldier flies are a quintessential addition to a circular economy.

Dole-Future Food Institute Study Identifies Key Contributors to Global Nutrition Inequality
Dole-Future Food Institute Study Identifies Key Contributors to Global Nutrition Inequality

WALKING THE TALK - ‘Nutrition Unpacked’ combines quantitative data with the input of a broad range of experts and stakeholders to uncover the underlying causes of nutrition inequality and identify actionable outcomes.

Chipotle, Chobani, Verizon Among Companies Committing to Financial Health of US Workforce
Chipotle, Chobani, Verizon Among Companies Committing to Financial Health of US Workforce

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Member companies will assess the financial security and health of their employees as part of a new effort to address the economic hardships of workers.

Digital Disruption Paving the Way for More Collaborative, Transparent Waste Collection
Digital Disruption Paving the Way for More Collaborative, Transparent Waste Collection

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - In Dow's 'Looped In' series, sustainability experts across the company connect with other industry leaders to discuss circular initiatives and partnerships, and what we can learn from the results.

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Just Salad Poised to Take Zero-Waste Dining Nationwide
Just Salad Poised to Take Zero-Waste Dining Nationwide

WASTE NOT - The fast-casual chain plans to scale both its geographic footprint and its pioneering reusable bowl program, thanks to a cash infusion from circular-economy drivers Closed Loop Partners.

Startup Aiming to Redesign Food Industry, One Plant-Based ‘Suppa’ at a Time
Startup Aiming to Redesign Food Industry, One Plant-Based ‘Suppa’ at a Time

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Future Fit Foods’ line of nutritious, sustainably sourced, freeze-dried soups is the company’s first step in its mission to reinvent food from ingredients to packaging — and truly democratize sustainable nutrition.

Flight-Shaming Movement Evolves Into Flight-Free Travel Trend
Flight-Shaming Movement Evolves Into Flight-Free Travel Trend

THE NEXT ECONOMY - It may have taken COVID-19 to put a hard and fast stop on flight travel; but during the pandemic pause, a more mindful approach to tourism has taken shape — as seen in a growing wave of flight-free offerings, specifically intended to keep people out of the sky.

Martini Asti to Be Made from 100% Sustainable Grapes by End of 2021
Martini Asti to Be Made from 100% Sustainable Grapes by End of 2021

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Italian sparkling wine and vermouth brand celebrates its 150th anniversary with a milestone that pushes parent company Bacardi closer to achieving its 2025 goal of sustainably sourcing 100% of its key ingredients.

Q&A: Harnessing Energy, Fresh Thinking with the Next Generation of Innovators
Q&A: Harnessing Energy, Fresh Thinking with the Next Generation of Innovators

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - As climate- and waste-related issues continue to evolve, the next generation will create and deliver sustainable solutions that decision-makers haven’t yet dreamt of. That's why we must engage these rising leaders about the path to circularity and carbon neutrality.

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Consumers Are Hungry for Regenerative Food Brands
Consumers Are Hungry for Regenerative Food Brands

THE NEXT ECONOMY - With shifting food habits, supply chains and levels of access to new information, today’s consumers recognize the urgent need to change how they eat. In order to meet the urgency of this moment, the new BBMG/GlobeScan report, “Radically Better Food,” outlines four imperatives for regenerative food brands.

LanzaTech, lululemon Partner to Create First Fabric Made from Recycled Carbon Emissions
LanzaTech, lululemon Partner to Create First Fabric Made from Recycled Carbon Emissions

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The carbon-capture experts and the high-end yoga pants purveyor have developed a waste-gas-based polyester with the same appearance, properties and functionality of virgin polyester — a lower-carbon potential game-changer for the apparel industry.

Report: Holistic Solutions Needed to Future-Proof Edible Fats & Oils Industry
Report: Holistic Solutions Needed to Future-Proof Edible Fats & Oils Industry

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Edible Fats and Oils Collaboration urges the food and feed industry to advocate for new policy that considers the sustainability aspects of all fats and oils in one holistic system, instead of vilifying individual ingredients.

Why Working Regeneratively Is (R)evolutionary
Why Working Regeneratively Is (R)evolutionary

WALKING THE TALK - Regenerative practice starts and continues with personal development. It is not a tool but a practice of conscious participation and co-creation. Working regeneratively is about revealing potential, rather than disappearing down rabbit holes of solving problems in isolation.

On World Chocolate Day, Remember – Our Choices Can Change the Lives of Cocoa Farmers
On World Chocolate Day, Remember – Our Choices Can Change the Lives of Cocoa Farmers

SUPPLY CHAIN - A new campaign around World Chocolate Day aims to help consumers understand the exploitation that too often accompanies the farming, trade and production of chocolate treats — while highlighting the positive impacts of choosing fair and ethically sourced cocoa.

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In the Race to Net Zero, Ignore Supply Chain Risks at Your Peril
In the Race to Net Zero, Ignore Supply Chain Risks at Your Peril

SUPPLY CHAIN - Companies with a significant land footprint must act now to eliminate deforestation and conversion. If they don’t, the business risks are long-lasting, with emissions from deforestation remaining on balance sheets for the next 20 years.

L’Oréal, Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo, Suntory Unveil World’s First Enzymatically Recycled Bottles
L’Oréal, Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo, Suntory Unveil World’s First Enzymatically Recycled Bottles

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Food-grade sample bottles produced by a consortium of companies dedicated to the cause are using Carbios' breakthrough enzymatic recycling process.

All Porsche Parts Will Now Be Made with Renewable Energy
All Porsche Parts Will Now Be Made with Renewable Energy

SUPPLY CHAIN - Porsche has announced it is taking further steps to achieve its sustainability goals: The high-performance car maker is calling for its roughly 1,300 series suppliers to use exclusively renewable energy in the manufacture of Porsche components, starting this month.

300 C-Suite Execs Share Insights on Overcoming Challenges to Build a Circular Economy
300 C-Suite Execs Share Insights on Overcoming Challenges to Build a Circular Economy

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Although circularity goals have risen to the top of executives’ agendas, the path to a waste-free world remains less clear. Fortune magazine’s latest white paper, produced in partnership with Dow, aims to help sustainability leaders and practitioners understand the current challenges and collaborate on circular solutions.

GM Launches $60B 'Equitable Climate Action' Plan
GM Launches $60B 'Equitable Climate Action' Plan

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A new, $25 billion climate-equity-focused philanthropic fund will complement GM's $35 billion investment in EV and AV programs globally through 2025.

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Rethinking How Brands Engage Pride, Worldwide
Rethinking How Brands Engage Pride, Worldwide

WALKING THE TALK - As we exit Pride month and look to WorldPride in August, it’s apparent that we’re at an inflection point for purpose — one that requires consistent corporate action that positively impacts LGBTQIA+ people no matter where they are in one’s workforce or world.

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