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Green Science Policy Institute: Engaging Across Sectors to Drive Meaningful Change
Green Science Policy Institute: Engaging Across Sectors to Drive Meaningful Change

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The Institute’s work includes education and cross-sector partnerships to reduce harmful chemicals in products. We spoke with Senior Scientist Tom Bruton, PhD to learn more about the organization’s history, cross-sector collaborative efforts and focus in the midst of a global pandemic.

Racing to Zero, Part 3: Reimagining Construction for Circularity
Racing to Zero, Part 3: Reimagining Construction for Circularity

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The latent circular revolution is slow in getting off the ground in construction — but it’s time to reimagine and transform the industry. Here we explore eight key shifts to help construction actors rise to the circular challenge.

Design for Recycling: High-Tech or Back to Basics?
Design for Recycling: High-Tech or Back to Basics?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Maybe before companies spend millions on futuristic high-tech, they should go back to the drawing board and start sketching from a different perspective. Because there is no technology more powerful than the creative mind.

New Platform to Help Apparel Brands Illuminate Darkest Corners of Supply Chains
New Platform to Help Apparel Brands Illuminate Darkest Corners of Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Laudes Foundation’s Transparency in Action portal features best practices, expert advice, tools and resources — including information on existing and upcoming legislation — for brands to take informed steps towards transparency and expand their current efforts.

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New Consumer Research Highlights Sustainability Opportunities for Brands in Asia
New Consumer Research Highlights Sustainability Opportunities for Brands in Asia

MARKETING AND COMMS - The first-ever Asian version of the Socio-Cultural Trend Tracker shows the huge opportunity that await brands for meeting conscious consumers’ needs and desires in Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Malaysia.

Focusing on What Matters: How PMI Transparently Identifies ESG Priorities
Focusing on What Matters: How PMI Transparently Identifies ESG Priorities

MARKETING AND COMMS - PMI recently released its 2021 Sustainability Materiality Report, which describes how the company identifies the ESG topics that inform its strategies, goals, and reporting. It’s conducted with full transparency — for stakeholders, and for society.

IPCC to Global Business and Government Leaders: The Jig Is Up
IPCC to Global Business and Government Leaders: The Jig Is Up

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The latest IPCC report provides further detail about just how far we’re careening off the proverbial rails and our ever-narrowing window for getting back on a habitable track. But it also provides deeper insight into a potential path forward — if we take definitive, collective action immediately.

Bumble Bee, Ocean Conservancy Join Forces to Rid the World’s Oceans of Ghost Gear
Bumble Bee, Ocean Conservancy Join Forces to Rid the World’s Oceans of Ghost Gear

REDEFINING SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD FOR THE FUTURE - The seafood giant and the global nonprofit have expanded their ongoing partnership to not only clean hazardous fishing nets out of waterways, but to try and stop fishers — large and small — from discarding gear in harmful ways.

Meet Svart: The World’s First Off-Grid, Energy-Positive, Luxury Resort
Meet Svart: The World’s First Off-Grid, Energy-Positive, Luxury Resort

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The futuristic hotel is being built using a ‘360-degree, holistic circular approach.’ With a data-driven approach to next-level ecotourism, Svart’s goals include not only its guests’ relaxation, but education on environmental conservation, and changes in ‘attitude and behavior.’

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Visa Commits $100M to Help Minority Depository Institutions Drive Economic Mobility
Visa Commits $100M to Help Minority Depository Institutions Drive Economic Mobility

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - MDIs are trusted providers for communities of color and include some of the oldest minority-owned US banks; they play a unique role in increasing access to financial services for underserved populations.

After Going Public, On Rightly Has Its Head in the Cloud
After Going Public, On Rightly Has Its Head in the Cloud

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The Swiss company now has the funds to take its sustainability ethos to the next level — with the launch of a potentially game-changing, truly circular shoe and long-awaited subscription service.

Kraft Heinz Not Company Out to Upend Industry with AI-Driven, Plant-Based Food Innovation
Kraft Heinz Not Company Out to Upend Industry with AI-Driven, Plant-Based Food Innovation

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In partnering with TheNotCompany, Kraft Heinz aims to leverage its manufacturing and commercial capabilities, with the scale of some of its beloved global food brands, to reshape the food landscape and set a new standard for plant-based innovation.

US Dairy Industry Quietly Leads the Way Toward Sustainability
US Dairy Industry Quietly Leads the Way Toward Sustainability

COLLABORATION - I reached out to some friends in the industry to gather perspectives about dairy’s sustainability journey — and more importantly, the lessons we have collectively learned. The hope is that others can look to dairy’s example and shorten their own sustainability journeys.

Why the Business World Should Use India as a Model for Corporate Social Responsibility
Why the Business World Should Use India as a Model for Corporate Social Responsibility

WALKING THE TALK - In India, CSR is approached with a rigor not found anywhere else in the world. Here, we see how businesses around the world can learn from the Indian approach to CSR — to ensure that every dollar spent has the best societal impact, while improving your brand value.

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Knorr Gives Our Favorite Comfort Food a Planet-Friendlier Makeover
Knorr Gives Our Favorite Comfort Food a Planet-Friendlier Makeover

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Knorr’s ‘Plizza’ is the brand’s updated take on the classic dish that features plant-based, nutrient-rich ingredients from crust to toppings — in honor of World Eat for Good Day.

Making a Hot Cup Recyclable: The Innovation Behind the Scenes at WestRock
Making a Hot Cup Recyclable: The Innovation Behind the Scenes at WestRock

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - In 2019, WestRock’s answer to a recyclable hot cup was named a winner of the NextGen Cup challenge. Here, we go behind the scenes of developing this innovative barrier technology and hear what’s next for the holy grail of the easily recycled hot cup.

Meat Industry Conditions Still Perfect Petri Dishes for Next Pandemic
Meat Industry Conditions Still Perfect Petri Dishes for Next Pandemic

SUPPLY CHAIN - Marking two years of COVID-19, new research from FAIRR warns failure to improve crowded, high-stress conditions in animal agriculture fosters ideal breeding ground for new, zoonotic diseases.

Super Bowl 2022: Glimmers of Purpose Messaging Brighten Push for Consumption as Usual
Super Bowl 2022: Glimmers of Purpose Messaging Brighten Push for Consumption as Usual

MARKETING AND COMMS - Except for a clutch of ads for EVs, it seems the climate crisis is not yet a force driving brand messaging at the Super Bowl. But a few brands seized the opportunity to drive adoption of sustainable behaviors at scale.

Why There Won’t Be Quite So Much Waste from the Big Game This Year
Why There Won’t Be Quite So Much Waste from the Big Game This Year

WASTE NOT - From cups and straws to the over 300 million gallons of beer expected to be drunk in the US this weekend, companies are stepping up with innovative solutions to rein in the fallout from one of our most wasteful celebration days of the year.

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The 3 Vital Perspectives Sustainability Leaders Need for the 2020s
The 3 Vital Perspectives Sustainability Leaders Need for the 2020s

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As we look back on 25 years of the sustainability movement and focus on the critical decade ahead, we challenge business leaders to embrace three vital perspectives in order to drive deep transformation of the way we live and work in unsettled times.

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