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We Need a Business Revolution — and We Can’t Base It on the Kindness of CEOs
We Need a Business Revolution — and We Can’t Base It on the Kindness of CEOs

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Entrepreneurs and investors across the US and Europe see the need to redefine ownership and governance — so much so that a grassroots global movement is emerging to develop and support business models rooted in stakeholder governance.

Report: Overhaul of Paper, Textile Industries Can Halt Climate, Extinction Crisis in a Decade
Report: Overhaul of Paper, Textile Industries Can Halt Climate, Extinction Crisis in a Decade

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Canopy’s ‘Pulp Thriller’ outlines a plan to save the world’s forests and climate by replacing 50% of forest fiber from pulp manufacturing with next-generation, alternative fibers such as agricultural residues and waste cotton.

Powering Inclusive Growth from the Ground Up
Powering Inclusive Growth from the Ground Up

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - As the digital age ushers in a ‘new generation of inequalities’ around information, technology and education, the private sector must play a pivotal role in connecting people to the resources and networks they need to get by and get ahead in a changing economy.

Starbucks Commits to a Resource-Positive Future, Giving More than It Takes from the Planet
Starbucks Commits to a Resource-Positive Future, Giving More than It Takes from the Planet

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In a public letter to all company stakeholders, CEO Kevin Johnson sets 2030 science-based targets for carbon, water and waste as part of a multi-decade aspiration.

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Dispelling 5 Common Myths about Regeneration and Regenerative Business
Dispelling 5 Common Myths about Regeneration and Regenerative Business

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Regeneration is about leaving nature and society healthier, better off and more resilient than we found them. It’s the future of sustainability. And the business case for regenerative business and regenerative leadership in all aspects of life has never been stronger.

Microsoft Will Remove More Carbon from the Atmosphere Than It Emits by 2030
Microsoft Will Remove More Carbon from the Atmosphere Than It Emits by 2030

WALKING THE TALK - The tech giant has committed to carbon-negativity within a decade, and erasing its entire carbon footprint — everything it has emitted since its founding in 1975 — by 2050.

Regenerative Agriculture: Not Just for Beef Anymore
Regenerative Agriculture: Not Just for Beef Anymore

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Beef is naturally at the forefront of the conversation around regenerative ag because of the direct and dramatic improvement properly managed ruminants can have on soil quality. But that doesn’t mean that other foods shouldn’t be held to the same standards.

BlackRock Responds to Demands for Stronger Climate Action with Bold New Commitments
BlackRock Responds to Demands for Stronger Climate Action with Bold New Commitments

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - CEO Larry Fink has called for “a fundamental reshaping of finance” in response to the climate crisis, but BlackRock remains the largest investor in fossil fuels and the companies driving deforestation around the world.

Here’s How to Encourage People to Dine Out More Sustainably
Here’s How to Encourage People to Dine Out More Sustainably

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Created in collaboration with food-service experts, WRI’s new playbook is designed to enable the already-rich-in-expertise industry — so adept at marketing and selling foods — to help diners choose healthier and more sustainable, plant-rich options.

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5 Tips for Leaders Who Want to Create a Strong Sustainability Culture
5 Tips for Leaders Who Want to Create a Strong Sustainability Culture

LEADERSHIP - In order to integrate sustainability into the core of a business, it has to be a part of the company’s culture. For this to happen, a top leader must be willing and ready to go first and evolve, according to leadership advisor Sandja Brügmann.

Why I Invested in a 'Smart Gun' Company
Why I Invested in a 'Smart Gun' Company

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - While money and special interests are unlikely to leave US politics, I’m optimistic that Biofire can change the conversation around guns: Why can’t a for-profit company build safer handguns?

And then there were 10 …
And then there were 10 …

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In the case of the climate crisis, we’re not facing one tipping point, but two. The hard part: These two tipping points would tilt us in opposite directions! But our current situation doesn’t mean it’s game over — it means it’s game on.

The Biosphere Rules: Sustainability Is a Destination, Not a Journey
The Biosphere Rules: Sustainability Is a Destination, Not a Journey

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Envision a future where every material thing in our world is made out of a handful of materials, carefully selected to be safe, healthy and infinitely recyclable. Everything from coffee cup to countertop could be broken down and used as raw materials for a new shawl or lampshade.

Global Consumers Say ‘Save the Planet’; Some Economic Growth Can Wait
Global Consumers Say ‘Save the Planet’; Some Economic Growth Can Wait

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - 60% of consumers surveyed agree protecting the environment should be given priority, even if it slows economic growth. But as we’ve seen for years, while consumers widely agree on the need for sustainability, behavior is slow to change.

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New Tool to Help Companies Zero in on Sources of Palm Oil Deforestation
New Tool to Help Companies Zero in on Sources of Palm Oil Deforestation

SUPPLY CHAIN - WRI’s RADD (Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation) will be deployed initially in Malaysia and Indonesia, which together make up about 90% of palm oil production globally. According to WRI, it will detect deforestation weeks faster than existing optical-based systems.

North American Companies Lag Behind in Protecting Children’s Rights
North American Companies Lag Behind in Protecting Children’s Rights

WALKING THE TALK - New global benchmark study, released today, shows that companies worldwide are making incremental positive changes to protect children’s rights, but need to significantly accelerate the pace, as risks continue to outpace progress.

Hidden: The Waste That Goes Into Making Stuff and How 2 Companies Are Tackling It
Hidden: The Waste That Goes Into Making Stuff and How 2 Companies Are Tackling It

WASTE NOT - The waste we produce in our daily lives is just one small portion of the total waste stream. Public Thread and Rewilder, two winners of the recently announced Upcyclers Network Annual Product Awards, are putting non-household waste streams to creative use.

How Better Storytelling Can Get People to Vote: Lessons from the European Elections
How Better Storytelling Can Get People to Vote: Lessons from the European Elections

MARKETING AND COMMS - I strongly believe in the power of emotional storytelling that cuts through. We need to make people *feel* something. More than ever, we have to stand up for the values that we believe in — and to do that well, we need to take more risks. 

Practitioners Across Industries Embracing Their Role in Ensuring Health of Our Ocean
Practitioners Across Industries Embracing Their Role in Ensuring Health of Our Ocean

COLLABORATION - Looking ahead to Sustainable Brands Oceans (14-16 November 2019 in Porto, Portugal), we caught up with Katherine Bryar — Head of Global Branding and Communications at BioMar — to find out what’s in store.

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How Rebalancing Power Dynamics Can Create More Sustainable Value Chains
How Rebalancing Power Dynamics Can Create More Sustainable Value Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - From growers to sellers and consumers, there’s no doubt coffee touches billions of people every single day. But as coffee prices continue to decline, how can we address the underlying power dynamics that are driving unsustainable practices?

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