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From Silicon Valley to Rural Africa: Boosting Energy Access with the D-REC Initiative
From Silicon Valley to Rural Africa: Boosting Energy Access with the D-REC Initiative

CLEANTECH - The potential for D-RECs as an instrument for transformative change is limited only by the corporate appetite for renewables, which at this point sees no signs of waning. While the infrastructure is currently being built and finalized, the chance to funnel investments is just around the corner.

Marci Zaroff: Regenerative Ag Can Heal the Textile Industry — and the Planet
Marci Zaroff: Regenerative Ag Can Heal the Textile Industry — and the Planet

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Entrepreneur and author Marci Zaroff coined the term ‘eco-fashion’ back in the mid-‘90s. Here, we discuss why sustainable fashion has taken so long to have its ‘moment’ and how regenerative ag could heal the planet along with the damaging textile industry.

Decolonizing Wealth: What If Money Could Heal Us?
Decolonizing Wealth: What If Money Could Heal Us?

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - In this excerpt from his bestselling book, "Decolonizing Wealth," award-winning author and philanthropic advisor Edgar Villanueva provides a glimpse into how money can help to disrupt some of the deep, systemic inequities in this country, instead of continuing to feed them.

Cartier, Kering Lead Initiative to Future-Fit Watch and Jewelry Production
Cartier, Kering Lead Initiative to Future-Fit Watch and Jewelry Production

COLLABORATION - The two luxury giants and the Responsible Jewellery Council have partnered on an industry-first initiative to broaden and strengthen efforts to transform the jewelry industry for climate resilience, with the SDGs at their core.

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1.8M Fairtrade Farmers to World Leaders: 'Keep Your Climate Promises'
1.8M Fairtrade Farmers to World Leaders: 'Keep Your Climate Promises'

MARKETING AND COMMS - Signed by Fairtrade producers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the letter warns governments of developed nations that their lack of climate action is threatening farmers' livelihoods and global food supplies.

In the Loop: Sustainable Development Models, Extending Product Lifecycles Furthering a Circular Future
In the Loop: Sustainable Development Models, Extending Product Lifecycles Furthering a Circular Future

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Through Dow’s ‘Looped In’ series, sustainability experts across the company connect with industry leaders to discuss initiatives and partnerships that work toward building a more circular economy and explore what we can learn from the results.

Tau Index Provides Glimpse Into Nations Poised to Lead in Sustainability, Thanks to ICT
Tau Index Provides Glimpse Into Nations Poised to Lead in Sustainability, Thanks to ICT

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The Index ranks 144 countries based on their ICT infrastructures and ecosystems, including how well they are utilizing ICT to create more sustainable economies. For Tau Institute founder Roger Strukhoff, what sets the nations that will succeed apart is “a certain willingness to think beyond their front door.”

Tourism Industry’s Vision for the Future is Collaborative, Locally Focused
Tourism Industry’s Vision for the Future is Collaborative, Locally Focused

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Many people are becoming more aware of their environmental footprint and the impact they have on people and the planet. This awareness can be harnessed by the tourism industry to shift passive sea-and-sun tourists into more conscientious, actively engaged travelers.

A Just Transition: How Nestlé is Taking a New Approach Across Our Value Chain
A Just Transition: How Nestlé is Taking a New Approach Across Our Value Chain

SUPPLY CHAIN - Whether in our personal lives or in business, doing only what is required or expected is generally unsatisfying. If your plan of action means doing the bare minimum, the status quo is the likely result.

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30-Year-Old Entrepreneur Putting Africa Front and Center in Global Circular Economy
30-Year-Old Entrepreneur Putting Africa Front and Center in Global Circular Economy

WASTE NOT - Ray Onovwigun and his startup, Romco Metals, have seized the opportunity to build the capacity and infrastructure Africa needs to become a global player in the recovery and recycling of valuable metals.

Partnering Across the Value Chain in India: New Opportunities to Close the Loop
Partnering Across the Value Chain in India: New Opportunities to Close the Loop

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Although progress is being made to advance a circular economy, converting difficult-to-recycle flexible plastics and films, such as plastic bags, into new products has largely been untouched by recycling innovators. Dow, Circulate Capital and Lucro Plast-e-cycle are partnering to change that.

Nestlé Asks Consumers How They Would Navigate Quest for Sustainable Palm Oil
Nestlé Asks Consumers How They Would Navigate Quest for Sustainable Palm Oil

MARKETING AND COMMS - Nestlé hopes that a new interactive platform, Beneath the Surface, will give viewers better insight into the complexity of palm oil supply chains and insight into how choices they make under different scenarios can lead to a range of outcomes and consequences.

Airbnb, UNESCO Partner to Promote Cultural Tourism — Starting in Mexico
Airbnb, UNESCO Partner to Promote Cultural Tourism — Starting in Mexico

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The initiative will promote destinations and experiences outside the traditional tourist circuit — engaging local tourist communities, integrating the creative and cultural sector into local tourism value chains, and contributing to the development of responsible tourism.

Intrepid Travel Launches Global Vaccine Equity Campaign
Intrepid Travel Launches Global Vaccine Equity Campaign

WALKING THE TALK - The world’s largest adventure travel company and certified B Corp is advocating for the safe return of international travel and improved access to COVID-19 vaccinations in low-income countries around the world.

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McCormick & Co Partners to Offer Suppliers Sustainability-Linked Financing
McCormick & Co Partners to Offer Suppliers Sustainability-Linked Financing

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Through a new partnership with IFC and Citi, McCormick’s herbs and spices suppliers can qualify for discounted rates on short-term working-capital financing when they meet McCormick’s sustainability standards.

Closed-Loop Tech Aims to Change Textile Industry’s Water Use from ‘Waste2Fresh’
Closed-Loop Tech Aims to Change Textile Industry’s Water Use from ‘Waste2Fresh’

CLEANTECH - With textile manufacturing responsible for 20% of global water pollution, Waste2Fresh's closed-loop water-recycling system aim to revolutionize the industry’s exploitative methods for dyeing and manufacturing our clothes.

PayPal Joins Catalyst Fund to Explore Connections Between Digital Finance, Climate Resilience
PayPal Joins Catalyst Fund to Explore Connections Between Digital Finance, Climate Resilience

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The global inclusive tech accelerator has also announced its latest cohort of companies bringing inclusive fintech solutions to underserved communities.

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.

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.

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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.

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