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How Singapore Became Asia's Launch Pad for Sustainable Innovation & Tech
How Singapore Became Asia's Launch Pad for Sustainable Innovation & Tech

CLEANTECH - We spoke with Damian Chan, EVP of the Singapore Economic Development Board, to learn more about how it is driving sustainability and the energy transition in the island nation.

How USAID Supports the Private Sector’s Sustainability Efforts
How USAID Supports the Private Sector’s Sustainability Efforts

COLLABORATION - We spoke with Keith Dokho, USAID’s Private Sector Engagement Secretariat Lead, about how the organization is shifting to support the private sector’s environmental and social progress.

Despite Its History, Not All Lobbying Is Bad
Despite Its History, Not All Lobbying Is Bad

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Unlike the majority of lobbyists dedicated to preserving business as usual, a new generation of lobby groups are using their power to fuel sustainable development.

Analysis of US Utilities Reveals Inconsistent Climate-Policy Advocacy
Analysis of US Utilities Reveals Inconsistent Climate-Policy Advocacy

WALKING THE TALK - A new benchmark analysis of 12 of the largest US electric utility companies finds significant inconsistencies between utilities’ public climate commitments and their direct and indirect climate lobbying practices.

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Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders: 10 Measures to Close the Emissions-Reduction Gap
Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders: 10 Measures to Close the Emissions-Reduction Gap

THE NEXT ECONOMY - New WEF report finds a 600-gigaton gap in national emissions-reduction ambitions and policies that must be closed to keep 1.5°C target alive, and outlines 10 ways for businesses and governments to accelerate decarbonization and close this gap.

Promising Proteins Could Solve Many Food-Related Issues, If We Let Them
Promising Proteins Could Solve Many Food-Related Issues, If We Let Them

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - 2 new studies examine the potential of edible insects and mycelium to boost both human and planetary health, and the barriers and systemic issues that must be overcome to realize that potential.

WEF: Disinformation, Societal Fragmentation Top Global Risks as Environmental Threats Intensify
WEF: Disinformation, Societal Fragmentation Top Global Risks as Environmental Threats Intensify

THE NEXT ECONOMY - 'Global Risks Report 2024' calls for greater cooperation between the public and private sectors to focus global cooperation on rapidly building guardrails for the most disruptive emerging risks.

Investment and Innovation: How Cities Serve as Epicenters for Circularity
Investment and Innovation: How Cities Serve as Epicenters for Circularity

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - At the recent WRLDCTY event in October, a rich panel discussion explored how a systems approach can help realize a more circular future — using cities as a backdrop.

Building Trust to Propel Regenerative Ag Forward: Key Takeaways from COP28
Building Trust to Propel Regenerative Ag Forward: Key
Takeaways from COP28

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As we work to find common ground in addressing climate change, changemakers really need to examine what could happen if money and power weren’t a factor.

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These Underutilized Grains Hold the Key to Climate-Proofing Our Food System
These Underutilized Grains Hold the Key to Climate-Proofing Our Food System

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Sorghum and millets are versatile, fast-growing cereal crops able to produce reliable yields and high-quality nutrition amid variable climates and with low environmental impact.

As COP28 Goes Into Overtime, Hope Dwindles for Meaningful Climate Agreement
As COP28 Goes Into Overtime, Hope Dwindles for Meaningful Climate Agreement

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Climate groups and world leaders decry draft agreement as falling fatally short of the clarity and ambition the climate and economy demand — including a phase-out of fossil fuels.

Carrot and Stick: European & US Businesses Must Learn From Each Other to Become More Sustainable
Carrot and Stick: European & US Businesses Must Learn From Each Other to Become
More Sustainable

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As our North American operations continue to grow rapidly, we have witnessed in microcosm the sustainability benefits of marrying together US innovation and efficiency with European standards.

COP28: Food-Systems Transformation Finally Becoming Part of the Climate Conversation
COP28: Food-Systems Transformation Finally Becoming Part of the Climate Conversation

WASTE NOT - At COP28, the US Food Waste Pact, ReFED’s ‘Roadmap for Philanthropy’ and $57M from the Bezos Earth Fund are among new initiatives targeting global food-system transformation.

First Roadmap for Financiers Implementing a ‘Just Transition’ Launched at COP28
First Roadmap for Financiers Implementing a ‘Just Transition’ Launched at COP28

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The new guidance will support the global financial sector in embedding just-transition practices in their operations to ensure a climate transition that leaves no one behind.

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Information Is Power, But Who Decides How Much We (or They) Have a Right to Know?
Information Is Power, But Who Decides How Much We (or They) Have a Right to
Know?

MARKETING AND COMMS - Among themes addressed on day 3 of this year’s UN Forum on Business and Human Rights: When do tracking of personal data and combating disinformation reach a level which breaches freedom of expression or thought?

Cradle to Cradle Certified: Ever Honing a Leading-Edge Standard for Product Sustainability
Cradle to Cradle Certified: Ever Honing a Leading-Edge Standard for Product
Sustainability

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Shaw’s Tara Currier sat down with Elwyn Grainger-Jones, new ED of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, to learn more about how the Institute drives continued improvements in products across industries.

Firms Need Help Navigating Competition Laws in Pursuit of Collaboration for Sustainability
Firms Need Help Navigating Competition Laws in Pursuit of Collaboration for
Sustainability

COLLABORATION - Over 80% of sustainability professionals acknowledge the need to work with peers to tackle sustainability issues; but most companies are put off collaboration for fear of breaking competition rules and risking litigation.

From Historic Foundations to Today’s Debates on Artificial Intelligence
From Historic Foundations to Today’s Debates on Artificial Intelligence

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Fears about the uncontrolled growth of artificial intelligence have exploded into public debate this year. Day 2 of the UN Business and Human Rights Forum examined the challenges through a human-rights lens.

New Carbon Accounting Alliance Seeks Industry Standardization, Regulation to Support Net-Zero Transition
New Carbon Accounting Alliance Seeks Industry Standardization, Regulation to
Support Net-Zero Transition

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The launch includes a call to action for organizations worldwide to use the tools of carbon accounting to drive transition plans and direct emission reductions.

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There Is No Alternative to Direct Relationships in Company Supply Chains
There Is No Alternative to Direct Relationships in Company Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - On day one of this year’s UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, delegates agreed that close engagement with all tiers of company supply chains will be vital going forward.

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