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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?

SB’19 Madrid Offers Tasting Menu of ‘Moonshot Thinking’ for the Future of Humankind
SB’19 Madrid Offers Tasting Menu of ‘Moonshot Thinking’ for the Future of Humankind

THE NEXT ECONOMY - At SB’19 Madrid last week, a diverse array of innovators in various fields demonstrated the notion that asking the right questions and being willing to use imagination to find solutions to the climate crisis and other pressing global issues can turn a Moonshot into reality.

Chicken and Egg: Business Must Embrace the Need for Sustainability Know-How
Chicken and Egg: Business Must Embrace the Need for Sustainability Know-How

BUSINESS CASE - Professionals who received their education over 10 years ago — and who haven’t upgraded to be able to understand the implications and complexity of sustainability trends, risks and opportunities — may be putting their organizations at risk.

Could Air-Based Foods Be the Alternative Diet Trend That Saves the Planet?
Could Air-Based Foods Be the Alternative Diet Trend That Saves the Planet?

CLEANTECH - “We are already seeing a shift from animal-based to plant-based protein. The next evolution — from land-based to air-based protein — will allow us to [feed] a growing population without needing to remove rainforests or natural habitats.”

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Foolproofing Sustainability with the ‘Biosphere Rules’
Foolproofing Sustainability with the ‘Biosphere Rules’

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Remediation has had some successes. But you can’t remediate an extinct species, an acidified ocean or a climate that’s pushed beyond its critical tipping point. What we need to be doing is “premediation."

Beyond Global Thinking: NASA’s Jim Adams on Ensuring Humanity’s Future
Beyond Global Thinking: NASA’s Jim Adams on Ensuring Humanity’s Future

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Ahead of his upcoming keynote at SB’19 Madrid and 50 years after the Moon landing, we spoke with Jim Adams — recently retired Deputy Chief Technologist at NASA — about the moonshot thinking humanity now needs.

94 Mayors Recognize Global Climate Emergency, Support Global Green New Deal
94 Mayors Recognize Global Climate Emergency, Support Global Green New Deal

LEADERSHIP - At the C40 Summit in Copenhagen, mayors of 94 cities herald a Global Green New Deal to “drive an urgent, fundamental and irreversible transfer of global resources away from fossil fuels and into action that averts the climate emergency.”

With New Absolute-Reduction Strategy, Unilever 'Gets Drastic on Plastic’
With New Absolute-Reduction Strategy, Unilever 'Gets Drastic on Plastic’

WASTE NOT - By 2025, the CPG giant says it will eliminate more than 100K tonnes of plastic packaging, and collect and process more plastic packaging than it sells. This makes Unilever the first global CPG company to commit to an absolute plastics reduction across its portfolio.

Q&A: Extinction Rebellion’s Andrew Medhurst and the Role of Youth Activists in Shaking Us Awake
Q&A: Extinction Rebellion’s Andrew Medhurst and the Role of Youth Activists in Shaking Us Awake

MARKETING AND COMMS - Ahead of his upcoming keynote at SB’19 Madrid, we spoke with Andrew Medhurst — a one-time investment banker and now full-time volunteer with Extinction Rebellion — about the moonshot thinking we need to get us out of our current predicament.

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WWF’s ReSource Hub: A System-Wide Feedback Loop for Solving Plastic Pollution
WWF’s ReSource Hub: A System-Wide Feedback Loop for Solving Plastic Pollution

WASTE NOT - WWF's ReSource: Plastic platform is helping companies implement ways to reduce the most plastic, measure the impact — and hold them all to account in the process. WWF’s Erin Simon told us more.

Insights from the Big Apple: How Do We Turn the Glitz of Climate Week into Action?
Insights from the Big Apple: How Do We Turn the Glitz of Climate Week into Action?

WALKING THE TALK - Climate Week NYC saw the UN declare the 2020s “the decade of delivery.” But while progress has been made, are we too self-congratulatory, staying comfortable within our own echo chambers? Are we really delivering enough at the scale and pace needed?

With Less Than 4,000 Days to Go, Business Contribution to SDGs Falling Woefully Short
With Less Than 4,000 Days to Go, Business Contribution to SDGs Falling Woefully Short

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Despite some progress since the goals were launched in 2015, advancement over the past four years has been stifled due to socioeconomic, geopolitical and technological uncertainties, hindering CEOs’ sustainability efforts.

Redesigning the Purpose of Business for Humanity: Let’s Talk Know-How
Redesigning the Purpose of Business for Humanity: Let’s Talk Know-How

LEADERSHIP - A few weeks ago, The Business Roundtable reached a major milestone on the path toward a broadly accepted redefinition of business purpose. What's next? We have some ideas.

6 Exceptional Young, Female Activists Recognized for Environmental Leadership
6 Exceptional Young, Female Activists Recognized for Environmental Leadership

LEADERSHIP - A signature element of Earth Island Institute’s year-round New Leaders Initiative, Brower Youth Award winners demonstrate passion and leadership, as well as a commitment to the communities their work serves.

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Design Thinking, Systems Thinking & Pragmatic Optimism: Inspiring Change to Mitigate the Climate Crisis
Design Thinking, Systems Thinking & Pragmatic Optimism: Inspiring Change to Mitigate the Climate Crisis

BUSINESS CASE - We have climate crisis data and solutions — by implementing design thinking, systems thinking, and going about it with a little fun through pragmatic optimism.

Emerging Food Trend a Win for Sustainability
Emerging Food Trend a Win for Sustainability

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Increasing the diversity of foods used won’t just deliver flavor and a unique sales angle, but also support more resilient and sustainable production.

3 Ways Your Company Can Answer the Business Roundtable’s Call to Support Communities
3 Ways Your Company Can Answer the Business Roundtable’s Call to Support Communities

LEADERSHIP - Last month, 181 CEOs in the Business Roundtable (BRT) agreed to new principles for how corporations should act. But how can we develop policies, strategies and programs that really do “support the communities in which we work,” as the principles state?

What the CEO ‘Purpose of Business’ Declaration Is — and What It Isn’t
What the CEO ‘Purpose of Business’ Declaration Is — and What It Isn’t

WALKING THE TALK - 181 CEOs have signed on to broader purpose — skepticism is warranted, but this is potentially a BFD. Now, let’s see if these companies deliver, and help them when they do — and challenge them when they don’t.

180 CEOs Redefine Corporate Purpose to Promote ‘An Economy That Serves All’
180 CEOs Redefine Corporate Purpose to Promote ‘An Economy That Serves All’

LEADERSHIP - The new Statement outlines a modern standard for corporate responsibility; while framed in the context of the US, it should serve as a new standard for business globally. 

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The Most Critical Sustainability Metric of the Year, and the Decade
The Most Critical Sustainability Metric of the Year, and the Decade

NEW METRICS - I hope that by now we are more than clear on what we can and need to do about our dwindling carbon budget. If you are not thinking ‘science-based targets’, you really need to catch up — keep reading.

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