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Fashion Giants Join Forces to Share Cost of Supply Chain Decarbonization
Fashion Giants Join Forces to Share Cost of Supply Chain Decarbonization

COLLABORATION - The Future Supplier Initiative’s collective-financing model aims to address the main barriers preventing many textile factories from reducing resource consumption or implementing renewable-energy solutions.

WA Ballot Initiative Could Stymy National Efforts to Put a Price on Carbon
WA Ballot Initiative Could Stymy National Efforts to Put a Price on Carbon

THE NEXT ECONOMY - I-2117 is already destabilizing the state’s landmark carbon market — confusing businesses and creating uncertainty about the future of climate policy.

Efforts to Scale Regenerative Ag Bearing Fruit Around the World
Efforts to Scale Regenerative Ag Bearing Fruit Around the World

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - This week in regenerative-ag news, Heineken, innocent Drinks and Rainforest Alliance all revealed progress in scaling practices that increase resilience in food and beverage supply chains around the world.

This Partnership Is Set to Slash Scope 3 Emissions in the Meat Sector
This Partnership Is Set to Slash Scope 3 Emissions in the Meat Sector

SUPPLY CHAIN - New partnership between the Meat Institute and Supplier LOCT signifies a pivotal moment in the effort to tackle the climate impacts of our food system and offers a template for other industries to follow.

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Tourism Has Rebounded Post Pandemic, But Inclusivity Challenges Remain
Tourism Has Rebounded Post Pandemic, But Inclusivity Challenges Remain

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Developing economies — which account for 52 out of 71 economies improving since 2019 — are making strides, but significant investment is needed to bridge gaps and increase market share.

Abillion: Fueling the Plant-Based Revolution from Platform to Plate
Abillion: Fueling the Plant-Based Revolution from Platform to Plate

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Abillion founder & CEO Vikas Garg shares insights and impacts from the app — which has become the world’s largest consumer-review platform for vegan foods and products.

Big Lessons for Sustainable Finance from Financial Economic Crime
Big Lessons for Sustainable Finance from Financial Economic Crime

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The two fields may seem wildly different; however, when it comes to conducting client due diligence and collecting data, there are clear lessons sustainable finance professionals can learn from their counterparts in financial economic crime.

New Collaborations Lay Further Groundwork for Circular Fashion Economy
New Collaborations Lay Further Groundwork for Circular Fashion Economy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A new report from Fashion for Good’s Sorting for Circularity maps pathway to scaling fiber-to-fiber recycling within the US, while brands joining the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Fashion Remodel initiative explore ways to make money without making new clothes.

LEGO Employee Pay Now Linked to Meeting Climate Goals
LEGO Employee Pay Now Linked to Meeting Climate Goals

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The toymaker has announced a new annual KPI to encourage all salaried employees to help the company lower emissions across its factories, stores and offices around the world.

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Education, Business, Community Initiatives Elevating Young Changemakers
Education, Business, Community Initiatives Elevating Young Changemakers

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Two rich panel discussions at SB Brand-Led Culture Change featured insights from organizations across the business landscape on how to maximize impact and opportunities for the next generation of diverse, young talent.

New Guide Outlines 7 Principles for Partnering with Frontline Communities
New Guide Outlines 7 Principles for Partnering with Frontline Communities

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Business Guide to Advancing Climate Justice grounds its principles in the experiences of the communities most affected by climate change to empower businesses to prioritize regenerative practices and social responsibility.

The SBTi Drama Underscores the Urgent Need for Valid Scope 3 Solutions
The SBTi Drama Underscores the Urgent Need for Valid Scope 3 Solutions

WALKING THE TALK - Whether carbon credits ought to be used to account for Scope 3 emissions is a debate that must continue — involving many more stakeholders, so that views on both sides of the fence are heard and considered.

15 Startups in Mars’ 1st ‘Unreasonable Food’ Cohort Poised to Future-Proof Food
15 Startups in Mars’ 1st ‘Unreasonable Food’ Cohort Poised to Future-Proof Food

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Mars Snacking and Unreasonable Group will work with the selected rapid-growth ventures to scale their sustainable solutions in the first year.

Amazon Rainforest ‘Tops’ Forbes' Billionaires List
Amazon Rainforest ‘Tops’ Forbes' Billionaires List

SUPPLY CHAIN - The campaign from Natura, Forbes and Africa Creative highlights the power of the Amazon’s $317B bioeconomy and that the standing forest is worth seven times more than the potential earnings from its destruction.

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New Global Music Initiative Highlights the Creative Value of Nature
New Global Music Initiative Highlights the Creative Value of Nature

MARKETING AND COMMS - Sounds Right aims to finally pay Nature royalties for her contributions to art and everything else on earth by prompting conversation, raising funds for conservation and inspiring millions of fans to take action.

As Droughts Zap South America’s Hydroelectric Energy, What Can Be Done?
As Droughts Zap South America’s Hydroelectric Energy, What Can Be Done?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As our climate systems become more erratic, clean sources of energy will become ever more precious; and scaling and diversifying sustainable ways to harness it will be key to our survival.

Industry Working to Make Chocolate Production Sweeter for Cocoa Farmers
Industry Working to Make Chocolate Production Sweeter for Cocoa Farmers

SUPPLY CHAIN - Waitrose is the latest retailer to partner with Tony’s Open Chain — a Tony’s Chocolonely initiative to end exploitation in the industry; while the World Cocoa Foundation launches a methodology for measuring household income and living incomes for farmers.

5 Retail Giants Partner on VC to Scale Sustainable Innovation
5 Retail Giants Partner on VC to Scale Sustainable Innovation

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - W23 Global is the first retailer-led venture fund to seek entrepreneurs and early-stage ventures offering solutions to a range of common sustainability challenges.

First 3 Carbon-Offset Programs Deemed Trustworthy by Integrity Council
First 3 Carbon-Offset Programs Deemed Trustworthy by Integrity Council

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In what it’s calling a new chapter of trust and standardization for the voluntary carbon market, the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market gives three carbon-crediting programs its seal of approval.

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New Report Helps Companies Stop Bankrolling Climate Change
New Report Helps Companies Stop Bankrolling Climate Change

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - 'Carbon Bankroll 2.0' illuminates the huge, untapped climate impact of the US financial system — how it is undermining leading companies’ climate action, and why companies’ financial management may be their greatest lever for climate progress.

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