Stories About The Bottom Billion

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Like ‘Majik’: This Kenyan Startup Is Producing Clean Drinking Water from Thin Air
Like ‘Majik’: This Kenyan Startup Is Producing Clean Drinking Water from Thin Air

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Majik Water has found an ingenious way to capture the water from the atmosphere, even in arid regions — harnessing a limitless resource and providing a sustainable solution for thousands of Kenyans, with a goal of reaching 100M people by 2030.

New Vertical Aquaculture Technology Offers Sustainable, Profitable, Scalable Protein Source
New Vertical Aquaculture Technology Offers Sustainable, Profitable, Scalable Protein Source

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Housed in cargo containers, Atarraya’s ‘plug-and-play,’ AI-powered Shrimpbox delivers up to 10x the ROI of traditional poultry or swine farming, creating new opportunities for farmers — even in landlocked, highly populated areas.

4 Things We Must Get Right to Truly Transform the US Agriculture System
4 Things We Must Get Right to Truly Transform the US Agriculture System

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As regenerative ag gains momentum in the US, how do we ensure that the transition of the food system materializes in a way that supports equitable economic prosperity while allowing people and planet to flourish long term? Here are four areas where today’s decisions will shape US agriculture’s future trajectory.

Why Higher Commodity Prices Hurt Smallholder Farmers — and What Can Be Done to Help
Why Higher Commodity Prices Hurt Smallholder Farmers — and What Can Be Done to Help

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - By investing in SMEs in developing countries, we aim to help them enhance their businesses for the benefit of smallholders — proving they are credible to the local banking sector along the way. Ultimately, our core purpose is to tilt the economic balance back toward smallholders; so they can make a decent living in normal times and survive inevitable price shocks.

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B Lab Aligns with IDH to Enable More Companies, Workers to Benefit from a Living Wage
B Lab Aligns with IDH to Enable More Companies, Workers to Benefit from a Living Wage

SUPPLY CHAIN - B Lab has updated its B Impact Assessment guidance and standards to align with the IDH Living Wage Roadmap — highlighting more companies’ work on this front will illustrate the feasibility of providing living wages globally.

Blended Finance Schemes Are Catalysing Real Impacts in Sustainable Development
Blended Finance Schemes Are Catalysing Real Impacts in Sustainable Development

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - To deliver the rapid decarbonisation and conservation we need, and to enable communities to grow in a sustainable way, we have to catalyse new finance for good — and we need to maximise that impact, so we know how much good is achieved and how we can improve.

This Cacao-Free Chocolate Startup Is Ready to Show ‘Big Chocolate’ a Sustainable Way Forward
This Cacao-Free Chocolate Startup Is Ready to Show ‘Big Chocolate’ a Sustainable Way Forward

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - “Our alternative chocolate is saying that this industry can function in a different way — and it doesn’t have to be stuck doing things it has been doing for 60 years, making billions of dollars a year off the hard work of farmers in West Africa.” — WNWN co-founder Johnny Drain

GoodSam Foods Out to Scale Regenerative, Farmer-Driven Model for Sustainable Snacks
GoodSam Foods Out to Scale Regenerative, Farmer-Driven Model for Sustainable Snacks

SUPPLY CHAIN - The three-year-old maker of snacks, coffee and other ethically sourced foods is aiming to show that brands can source from regenerative ag systems; but it will require a real commitment to working with rural communities who, for too long, have been left behind by the modern food system.

How Brands Can Help Turn the Tide on Plastic Pollution in the Caribbean
How Brands Can Help Turn the Tide on Plastic Pollution in the Caribbean

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Our vision is to embed effective recycling across the region’s islands and enable value-added processing of materials where it makes commercial sense — but we’ve been held back by many challenges. For businesses and brands that sell into the Caribbean, it’s an opportunity to be part of our mission and walk their talk around plastic pollution reduction and circularity.

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The Doomsday Clock Is Ticking on the World’s Biggest Advertising Festival
The Doomsday Clock Is Ticking on the World’s Biggest Advertising Festival

MARKETING AND COMMS - The heat is on — from Greenpeace protesting Cannes to concerned citizens and legislative pressure — for advertisers to make their work count for more than selling more products to the Western world. Here are six key takeaways from this year’s Cannes Lions, and how your campaigns can be and do better.

Protecting the Collectors: A Case Study in Ensuring Safe, Sustainable Livelihoods for Workers in the ‘First Mile’
Protecting the Collectors: A Case Study in Ensuring Safe, Sustainable Livelihoods for Workers in the ‘First Mile’

SUPPLY CHAIN - Many companies still shy away from responsibility for what’s happening in the first mile of their supply chains; but First Mile, along with its nonprofit and brand partners, is actively engaging with these issues — and creating positive impacts for thousands of waste collectors around the world.

Shein Acknowledges Textile Waste with $50M EPR Commitment; But Critics Say It’s Small Change
Shein Acknowledges Textile Waste with $50M EPR Commitment; But Critics Say It’s Small Change

WASTE NOT - What some are calling 'a significant step toward accountability' for fast fashion brands, others say is lip service and an inadequate approach to supporting waste-management efforts in communities deeply impacted by textile waste.

War in Ukraine Takes Toll on East Asian Economies, Prospects for Achieving SDGs
War in Ukraine Takes Toll on East Asian Economies, Prospects for Achieving SDGs

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - As ever, it is the most vulnerable people around the world who suffer greatest from slow growth, rising inflation, and the energy and food system disruptions stemming from the war in Ukraine. Bridging the finance divide, while ensuring that resources catalyze the necessary transformations, will be key for putting the SDGs back within reach.

3 Key Traits Employers Must Adopt to Succeed in the New World of Work
3 Key Traits Employers Must Adopt to Succeed in the New World of Work

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Work for Impact — a talent acquisition platform that attracts and uplifts underserved jobseekers around the world yearning for greater purpose in employment — is a model for purpose-driven companies to emulate.

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P&G Unveils New Strategy to Help Address Global Water Crisis
P&G Unveils New Strategy to Help Address Global Water Crisis

WALKING THE TALK - The company’s expanded commitment includes a first-of-its-kind goal to restore more water than is consumed during use of P&G products in two high-water-stressed metropolitan areas.

New Traceability Playbook Aims to Accelerate Sustainable Transformation of Fashion Supply Chains
New Traceability Playbook Aims to Accelerate Sustainable Transformation of Fashion Supply Chains

MARKETING AND COMMS - The open-source playbook from TrusTrace, Fashion Revolution and Fashion for Good offers a one-stop guide for fashion brands wanting to fulfill on the new business imperative for transparency.

Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Mandates Supply Chain Due Diligence
Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Mandates Supply Chain Due Diligence

SUPPLY CHAIN - The law is a direct response to the widespread, well-documented reports of crimes against humanity in the Uyghur regions — and the fact that the reactions from most global brands to the issue have been, to put it lightly, disappointing.

Rhum J.M Offers How-to for Fellow Distillers Seeking Sustainability
Rhum J.M Offers How-to for Fellow Distillers Seeking Sustainability

WALKING THE TALK - The EDDEN Project highlights the Martinique distillery’s circular and sustainable efforts to date and its roadmap for improvement, as well as advocating for similar commitments from distilleries around the world.

Report Highlights ‘Wild Dozen’ Plant Ingredients Consumers, Companies Should Consume with Care
Report Highlights ‘Wild Dozen’ Plant Ingredients Consumers, Companies Should Consume with Care

SUPPLY CHAIN - A new report by TRAFFIC, the FAO and the IUCN Species Survival Commission Medicinal Plant Specialist Group looks at 12 common, wild-harvested plant ingredients and their effects on local sourcing communities and ecosystems.

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Estée Lauder Companies, Plastics for Change Partner to Support Community-Based Plastic Waste Solutions
Estée Lauder Companies, Plastics for Change Partner to Support Community-Based Plastic Waste Solutions

COLLABORATION - In an effort to combat climate change and reduce waste in its value chain, Estée Lauder Companies’ charitable wing, the ELC Charitable Foundation, has partnered with Plastics for Change to improve the livelihoods of waste collectors in India while diverting ocean-bound plastics.

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