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Investors Can No Longer Ignore China’s Lagging ESG Performance
Investors Can No Longer Ignore China’s Lagging ESG Performance

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - For brands that pulled out of Russia after the invasion of Ukraine, the cost was in the billions. But Russia is a tiny economy compared to China; and the costs of inaction on ESG issues could be multitudes of magnitude bigger.

England’s Partial Single-Use Plastic Ban Greeted with Lukewarm Response
England’s Partial Single-Use Plastic Ban Greeted with Lukewarm Response

WASTE NOT - Starting in October, the country will phase out a variety of single-use plastic products; but most think it does not go far enough to tackle pollution and waste.

Unlocking the Power of Tax to Drive Climate Action
Unlocking the Power of Tax to Drive Climate Action

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Global government action must accelerate to ensure the ‘polluter pays’ principle is enacted. In turn, businesses and citizens will be compelled to consider the cost of carbon-intensive goods.

National Coalition Launches Community- and Equity-Driven '30x30' Agenda for Nature
National Coalition Launches Community- and Equity-Driven '30x30' Agenda for Nature

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The 150-member America the Beautiful for All Coalition brings diverse experiences and perspectives to the frontline fight to save 30 percent of US land, fresh water and ocean by 2030.

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Purposeful Policy: How Governments at All Levels Everywhere Can Accelerate the Purpose Economy
Purposeful Policy: How Governments at All Levels Everywhere Can Accelerate the Purpose Economy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Policymakers everywhere now have a blueprint — and role models — for purposeful policy to better align corporate behaviour with public interest and to create allies for the work that lies ahead.

Davos 2023: 5 Takeaways for Companies Engaged in the Climate Fight
Davos 2023: 5 Takeaways for Companies Engaged in the Climate Fight

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Promising developments in expanding the blue economy, philanthropy for climate action, and heavy industry net-zero commitments were among hopeful highlights from the annual gathering.

Food Donation Improvement Act Brings Measured Change, Opportunity to Reduce US Food Waste
Food Donation Improvement Act Brings Measured Change, Opportunity to Reduce US Food Waste

WASTE NOT - Updated federal guidelines that reduce donor liability could begin to change the conversation around what is acceptable to consumers, especially as much-needed food begins to make its way to those who need it most.

Turning Plastic into Possibility: How Closing the Loop in Asia-Pacific Is Building Waste Infrastructure for the Future
Turning Plastic into Possibility: How Closing the Loop in Asia-Pacific Is Building Waste Infrastructure for the Future

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - The region continues to face waste challenges. But with the right solutions, Asia-Pacific has a huge opportunity to turn the tide — finding more value in post-consumer plastic and closing the loop on waste.

Steakholder Foods, Umami Meats Win $1M Grant to 3D Bio-Print Structured, Cultivated Fish Products
Steakholder Foods, Umami Meats Win $1M Grant to 3D Bio-Print Structured, Cultivated Fish Products

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The collaboration, using Steakholder’s proprietary 3D bio-printing technology, is a significant step forward in both companies’ mission to cultivate and scale sustainable alternatives to conventionally farmed and fished foods.

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Putting Recycling to Work for People, Communities and the Planet
Putting Recycling to Work for People, Communities and the Planet

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - To create a truly circular ecosystem for plastics, we need scalable innovations to close the gap between what consumers can recycle now and which plastics might become a regular part of a future recycling system.

2022 Trends in Purpose and What They Mean for the Year Ahead
2022 Trends in Purpose and What They Mean for the Year Ahead

THE NEXT ECONOMY - This year, we saw companies double-down on purpose amidst a rise in consumer skepticism and politically motivated attacks on ESG. Below are six notable trends and what they might mean for 2023.

3 Predictions for Cellular Agriculture in 2023
3 Predictions for Cellular Agriculture in 2023

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Due to the urgency of solving our most formidable climate- and health-related challenges, we regard decision-makers’ behavior vis-à-vis cellular agriculture — and cultivated food products, in particular — to be of some consequence when considering what lies in store for 2023.

Politics and Purpose: The US Consumer Response to Purpose-Driven Marketing Across the Political Spectrum
Politics and Purpose: The US Consumer Response to Purpose-Driven Marketing Across the Political Spectrum

MARKETING AND COMMS - How does identifying with a certain political party, generation or minority group influence whether consumers think more highly or more disapprovingly of a brand taking on a cause? Here is what we learned.

Can Insuring Nature Encourage the Necessary Action to Protect It from Climate Risks?
Can Insuring Nature Encourage the Necessary Action to Protect It from Climate Risks?

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - COP15 again highlighted the importance of ensuring money moves in the right direction to bring about lasting environmental protection. One example is The Nature Conservancy’s recent purchase of a coral reef insurance policy to protect Hawai‘i’s marine environment from damage by hurricanes or tropical storms.

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Climate Policymakers Denounce UK Approval of New ‘Net-Zero’ Coal Mine
Climate Policymakers Denounce UK Approval of New ‘Net-Zero’ Coal Mine

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The mine’s operator and UK government pledge to offset nearly 500,000 annual tons of emissions through carbon credits; but the clear greenwashing has been lambasted by critics the world over.

Opinion: Why Some Big Brands ‘Aren’t Convinced’ by Plastic Credits
Opinion: Why Some Big Brands ‘Aren’t Convinced’ by Plastic Credits

THE NEXT ECONOMY - 80M tons of plastic waste will end up in the environment just in the next 10 years. Without voluntary, global producer responsibility programs to unlock capital towards infrastructure and bridge the policy vacuum, how else do polluters suggest for us to tackle this massive financing gap in the meantime?

COP27: Holding Both Hope and Despair as We Fight For Every 0.1°C
COP27: Holding Both Hope and Despair as We Fight For Every 0.1°C

COLLABORATION - The first COP took place in 1995 — 27 years later, and it’s easy to understand the scepticism. We’re still quite a long way from universal adoption by all nations and private sector actors of net-zero strategies that align with the urgent timescales science tells us are needed. But no other issue brings 198 nation states together in this way.

UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, Day 3: Responsible Lobbying vs ‘Corporate Capture’
UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, Day 3: Responsible Lobbying vs ‘Corporate Capture’

MARKETING AND COMMS - For most readers, bribery or corruption aren’t part of your everyday experience — though they should be part of due diligence processes on your business partners and supply chain. However, the danger that one department says one thing and another does something different and inconsistent is clear in every company.

Breaking Through the Logjam to Accelerate Decarbonization in the Energy Sector
Breaking Through the Logjam to Accelerate Decarbonization in the Energy Sector

WALKING THE TALK - Why have the collective efforts of national governments, NGOs, forward-looking companies and citizens had so little impact on curbing carbon emissions? Here are three reasons why high-level pledges are not translating into concrete actions — and what’s needed to break through.

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COP27 Yields Landmark Deal to Compensate Developing Nations for Climate Damage, But Backpedals on Phase-Out of Fossil Fuels
COP27 Yields Landmark Deal to Compensate Developing Nations for Climate Damage, But Backpedals on Phase-Out of Fossil Fuels

WALKING THE TALK - COP27 ended with an agreement to create a funding facility to compensate vulnerable nations for ‘loss and damage’ from climate disasters; but weakened language around the phase-out of fossil fuels opens a dangerous loophole that could threaten decarbonization before it’s too late.

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