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Target’s Thinking Outside the Box with Five New Sustainable Packaging Goals
Target’s Thinking Outside the Box with Five New Sustainable Packaging Goals

PRESS RELEASE - At Target, our commitment to sustainability is how we help protect the planet, support our communities and invest in the future of our business. That means looking not only at the products we sell, but also the packages they come in. “We know our guests pay attention to packaging and its impact on the environment,” says Jennifer Silberman, Target’s chief sustainability officer. “When we provide them with thoughtfully designed, environmentally friendly packaging, we’re able to help them take another step toward sustainable living.”

TD, NCC Assign Economic Value to Ecological Services of Canada’s Forests
TD, NCC Assign Economic Value to Ecological Services of Canada’s Forests

NEW METRICS - Adding to the growing body of research highlighting the value of forests for mitigating climate change, the TD Bank Group (TD) and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) have released a new report that assigns an economic value to the ecological goods and services forests provide to Canadians.

New Reporting Guidelines Aiming to Shed Further Light on Palm Oil Industry
New Reporting Guidelines Aiming to Shed Further Light on Palm Oil Industry

SUPPLY CHAIN - With rainforest destruction and forced labor still urgent concerns in palm oil cultivation, a diverse group of NGOs and investor organizations, organized by Ceres, today released shared guidance for corporate reporting on company commitments towards responsible palm oil sourcing and production.

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Duke Energy Directs $1.4M Toward Wildlife Habitat, Land Conservation
Duke Energy Directs $1.4M Toward Wildlife Habitat, Land Conservation

COLLABORATION - This week, Duke Energy Carolinas announced that it will invest nearly $1.4 million to help protect wildlife habitat and land conservation efforts in South Carolina into the foreseeable future. The Oconee County Conservation Bank will benefit from $618,000 to support regional land conservation and habitat preservation efforts, while the Foothills Conservancy Program will receive $762,000 for the Keowee-Toxaway Habitat Enhancement Program (KTHEP), which supports projects that create, enhance and protect fish and wildlife habitats along the shores of Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee, as well as in their watersheds.

Seeing the Forest Through the Trees: The #BusinessCase for Valuing Natural Capital
Seeing the Forest Through the Trees: The #BusinessCase for Valuing Natural Capital

NEW METRICS - For the past year, climate change has returned to the top of the international agenda. While I was attending COP22 in Marrakech last month, the news broke that Trump had been elected President of the United States, with widespread possible implications not just for the U.S. but for the COP21 climate deal reached after such hard bargaining last year in Paris.

NooTrees: Fighting Deforestation 'One Loo at a Time'
NooTrees: Fighting Deforestation 'One Loo at a Time'

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - There are about 3 trillion trees left on earth, or roughly 400 trees per person. Seems like a lot, but what if we told you that since the advent of human civilisation, half of all trees have been cut down, or that 15 billion trees are lost each year?

IKEA to Invest Over €3B to Ensure Stable Supply of Sustainable Materials
IKEA to Invest Over €3B to Ensure Stable Supply of Sustainable Materials

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As companies and governments around the world are working to meet climate goals set out by the Paris Agreement, the IKEA Group’s 2016 Sustainability Report shows considerable progress towards its People & Planet Positive strategy and continued long-term investments in sustainability.

CDP: Underestimation of Deforestation Risks Could Cost Business Over $900B
CDP: Underestimation of Deforestation Risks Could Cost Business Over $900B

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - In a new CDP study released last week, global companies — including Colgate Palmolive, L’Oréal, McDonald’s Corporation and Marks & Spencer — report that, on average, 24 percent of their revenues depend upon four deforestation-linked commodities: cat

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Report: 2020 Deforestation Goals Are Unlikely to Be Achieved; Companies Need More Help
Report: 2020 Deforestation Goals Are Unlikely to Be Achieved; Companies Need More Help

SUPPLY CHAIN - The 2016 results from the Global Canopy Programme’s (GCP’s) ‘Forest 500’ have been released, and they don't bring good news. The deforestation policy analysis of the world's most influential powerbrokers, including companies, financial institutions, and countries, reveals that targets for 2020 and 2030 are unlikely to be met at the current rate of progress.

New York City’s Street Tree Map Proves Ecological, Economic Benefits of Urban Greenery
New York City’s Street Tree Map Proves Ecological, Economic Benefits of Urban Greenery

NEW METRICS - The value of ecosystem services has, up until recently, gone largely unrecognized by governments and corporations. While nature is inherently valuable for a variety of obvious reasons, putting a price tag on it isn’t exactly a straightforward process.

Timberland Feasibility Study Makes Compelling Case for Bringing Cotton Farming Back to Haiti
Timberland Feasibility Study Makes Compelling Case for Bringing Cotton Farming Back to Haiti

SUPPLY CHAIN - A new feasibility study entitled Cotton: Export Market Potential for Smallholder Farmers in Haiti makes a case for reintroducing a crop that was once the country’s fourth-largest agricultural export, but which collapsed nearly 30 years ago through a combination of politics and policies.

One Simple Action: How FSC, Kimberly-Clark Are Engaging Consumers in Sustainable Forestry
One Simple Action: How FSC, Kimberly-Clark Are Engaging Consumers in Sustainable Forestry

MARKETING AND COMMS - Moving the needle on consumer behavior remains a monumental task - but a necessary one if we are to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With household consumption accounting for nearly 70 percent of economic activity in the United States, consumers’ choices can make a real difference. At the same time, consumers are faced with so many decisions in their day-to-day lives that “decision fatigue” is commonplace. We cannot expect consumers to weigh the environmental and social implications of each of their actions and purchases.

CPG Giants, NGOs, Traders Agree on Unifying Definition of 'No Deforestation' Palm Oil
CPG Giants, NGOs, Traders Agree on Unifying Definition of 'No Deforestation' Palm Oil

SUPPLY CHAIN - After a year of intensive work, the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Convergence Working Group announced in Bangkok today that they have reached agreement on a single, coherent set of rules for implementation of companies’ commitments to “no deforestation” in their palm oil operations and supply chains.

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Report: Forest Protection Pledges Have Surged, But Progress Has Been Mixed
Report: Forest Protection Pledges Have Surged, But Progress Has Been Mixed

SUPPLY CHAIN - Today, research groups released what they are calling the most comprehensive and detailed look at private sector progress on forest commitments. The report analyzes 600 companies engaged in the production of the “big four” globally traded commodities responsible for 40 percent of deforestation — palm oil, wood, cattle and soy. While forest protection commitments have surged, the report details mixed progress on their implementation.

AFF Report Finds Landowners Play Key Role in Forest Wildlife Preservation
AFF Report Finds Landowners Play Key Role in Forest Wildlife Preservation

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Being a conservationist today means more than being a steward of the land; it requires an understanding of the ecological balance between man and animal, industry and ecology, necessary to maintain the health of the whole. The American Forest Foundation (AFF) works with family forest owners in 13 Southeastern states where currently, there are 224 forest-dependent species listed as endangered or threatened, with 293 more that could be listed in the near future. These same forests support nearly 1.1 million people in rural communities with employment and supply raw material for consumer wood products globally.

Sustainable Brands Corporate Members Engage in Campaign to Promote FSC
Sustainable Brands Corporate Members Engage in Campaign to Promote FSC

PRESS RELEASE - New campaign promotes FSC as one simple action with a profound impact. For the first time, six publicly traded companies – some of which are competitors – have come together to promote the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) directly to consumers. The companies are HP Inc., International Paper, Kimberly-Clark, McDonald's, Procter & Gamble, and Williams-Sonoma, Inc. All sell FSC-certified products.

The Business Case for One Map in Indonesia
The Business Case for One Map in Indonesia

CLEANTECH - One of the major challenges in stopping illegal deforestation in Indonesia is the existence of numerous, conflicting concession maps, based on which level of government, or ministry, you talk to. This means for companies such as Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), APRIL or Felda, the land they have been granted could also have been given to another company, or conflict with indigenous or customary community land. And that's a problem.

Our Use of Eco-Labels Is Set to Soar – For Products, Brands ... and People?
Our Use of Eco-Labels Is Set to Soar – For Products, Brands ... and People?

MARKETING AND COMMS - Certification, standards and labels have long provided an effective mechanism for raising awareness around a range of sustainability issues – from deforestation and overfishing, to carbon reduction and energy efficiency.

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Why We've Got Beef with Some of the US' Largest Food Companies
Why We've Got Beef with Some of the US' Largest Food Companies

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - This week, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released a report — authored by myself and UCS analyst Lael Goodman — that scored 13 fast food, retail, and food manufacturing companies on their deforestation-free beef commitments and practices.

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