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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.

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.

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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.

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.

Roadmap for Europe’s Circular Plastics Transition May Be Full of Potholes
Roadmap for Europe’s Circular Plastics Transition May Be Full of Potholes

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Industry experts say Plastics Europe’s roadmap for plastics to be ‘circular and net zero by 2050’ is weakened by a focus on doing business as usual, just better.

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New Study Calls for a ‘Reuse Revolution’ in Packaging
New Study Calls for a ‘Reuse Revolution’ in Packaging

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A new Ellen MacArthur Foundation study shows that a reusable packaging economy could lower both GHGs and water use by up to 35-70% compared with single-use plastics.

Hakodate Carl Raymon: 100 Years of Trust, Dedication and Creating Shared Value
Hakodate Carl Raymon: 100 Years of Trust, Dedication and Creating Shared Value

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Japanese ham and sausage producer still uses the production traditions of its founder. To understand the roots of this brand value, we must go back in time to learn about the life of Carl Raymon himself.

Reflecting on America Recycles Day: 5 Ways Recycled Waste is Transforming Circularity
Reflecting on America Recycles Day: 5 Ways Recycled Waste is Transforming Circularity

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Recycling is a powerful tool; but we also must recognize there is much more work to be done to achieve circularity at the scope and scale necessary.

Preparing for the CSRD’s Impact on US Companies
Preparing for the CSRD’s Impact on US Companies

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Like many recent rulings coming out of the EU, the CSRD is designed to drive the rest of the global economy — including around 3,000 US companies — towards meaningful action and ESG disclosure.

How to Ensure Better Offsets and Save the Carbon Market
How to Ensure Better Offsets and Save the Carbon Market

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Newer players Climate Vault and Covalent are banking on their unique approaches — along with the dreaded “R” word, regulation — to salvage the credibility and efficacy of carbon markets.

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The Future — It’s Electric! But Are We Ready?
The Future — It’s Electric! But Are We Ready?

CLEANTECH - Reducing GHGs can’t be maximized by simply building solar arrays or windmills. While we upgrade our existing power grid, we must embrace and scale other clean-energy technologies — including renewable natural gas.

New Book Serves Up Case Studies for Cultivating Local Food Economies
New Book Serves Up Case Studies for Cultivating Local Food Economies

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Centered around a rural region of lower Michigan, ‘Shared Abundance’ highlights the power of stakeholder collaboration in building more resilient communities.

Low-Carbon Retrofits are Becoming a Climate Priority for Cities, Fast
Low-Carbon Retrofits are Becoming a Climate Priority for Cities, Fast

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Cities and states are incentivizing retrofits because buildings are major emitters — and because retrofit investments offer significant long-term ROI through energy savings alone.

US Government Launches Climate Corps to Train Youth with Skills Needed to Tackle the Climate Crisis
US Government Launches Climate Corps to Train Youth with Skills Needed to Tackle the Climate Crisis

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In its first year, the American Climate Corps aims to put more than 20,000 young people on career pathways in the growing fields of clean energy, conservation and climate resilience.

IRA Will Get US Halfway to Paris Goals; But We Need Mandates to Reach the Finish Line
IRA Will Get US Halfway to Paris Goals; But We Need Mandates to Reach the Finish Line

CLEANTECH - Keeping the planet below 1.5ºC will require rapid scaling of current technologies and deployment of emergent climate solutions — as well as innovative, binding policy interventions.

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AI Is Helping Brands Address Forced Labor in Supply Chains
AI Is Helping Brands Address Forced Labor in Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - As companies have faced reputational risk due to the uncovering of labor abuses from suppliers that many did not even realize were supplying them, there’s been a push to better manage and ensure supply-chain transparency — with technology playing a key role.

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