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Is It Time for Old Solutions to New Problems?
Is It Time for Old Solutions to New Problems?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - It’s clear we need a fundamental shift in how we perceive and manage our finite resources. But as more and more businesses shift away from profit at all costs to profit with purpose, hopefully we will all soon 'share more, waste less.'

Cocktails for a Cause: Mission-Driven Distilleries Champion Conservation
Cocktails for a Cause: Mission-Driven Distilleries Champion Conservation

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Alma del Jaguar Tequila and Mutiny Island Vodka are using their small but growing footprint to protect jaguars in a volatile borderland and expand the potential of an underused superfood, respectively.

Dr. Martens, IKEA Push Circular Fashion Further Into the Mainstream
Dr. Martens, IKEA Push Circular Fashion Further Into the Mainstream

WASTE NOT - IKEA has created a collection made from recycled coworker uniforms; while Dr. Martens’ Genix Nappa collection features recycled-leather remakes of three of the iconic shoe brand’s signature styles.

Kind Traveler Adds SLO to Destinations Where ‘Every Stay Gives Back’
Kind Traveler Adds SLO to Destinations Where ‘Every Stay Gives Back’

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Kind Traveler’s responsible-tourism model now helps San Luis Obispo, California further its tree-planting efforts and progress toward its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2035.

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CDP: Water Now a Major Risk for World’s Supply Chains
CDP: Water Now a Major Risk for World’s Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - With $77B under threat due to water risk in supply chains, 50% of large corporate buyers now engage suppliers on water issues; but only 14% financially incentivize senior leaders to act on water.

5th Annual Chocolate Scorecard Paints Bittersweet Picture of the Industry
5th Annual Chocolate Scorecard Paints Bittersweet Picture of the Industry

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Scorecard — which evaluates global chocolate manufacturers, brands and retailers on social and environmental criteria in seven areas — helps consumers make ethical purchasing decisions and incentivizes companies to improve their performance in these areas.

Could Supercharging Starch Production Secure Our Food Future?
Could Supercharging Starch Production Secure Our Food Future?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - ClimateCrop is boosting starch metabolism in plants through non-GMO gene editing — enhancing crop resilience to climate change, increasing yields, and offering a sustainable solution to future farming challenges.

Alternative Accommodation Platforms Prioritize Social Connection, Community Care
Alternative Accommodation Platforms Prioritize Social Connection, Community Care

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As tourism continues to evolve and travelers become more aware of both their positive and negative impacts, the accommodation industry has an opportunity to respond in a meaningful way.

Uber’s ‘Emissions Savings’ Feature Shows Benefits of Lower-Emission Transport
Uber’s ‘Emissions Savings’ Feature Shows Benefits of Lower-Emission Transport

MARKETING AND COMMS - Uber users will now see two ratings in the app — their 'Emission Savings' score, alongside their rider rating.

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Private Investors Want Funds, Pension Plans to Actively Address Climate Change
Private Investors Want Funds, Pension Plans to Actively Address Climate Change

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - In a new GlobeScan survey of 5K retail investors in 10 countries, all express similarly high levels of support for investment funds becoming more active in the climate space.

Lab-Grown Coffee: Sustainable Brew of the Future?
Lab-Grown Coffee: Sustainable Brew of the Future?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - If researchers can bridge the gap in taste between coffee that was cultivated in the field and that cultivated in a lab, it could eventually be a win-win for coffee lovers and biodiversity alike.

How US Soy Is Cultivating Sustainability Around the World
How US Soy Is Cultivating Sustainability Around the World

SUPPLY CHAIN - Here, Abby Rinne — Director of Sustainability at the U.S. Soybean Export Council — discusses how U.S. Soy is helping customers both here and abroad reach their sustainability goals.

What Does the New SEC Climate-Risk Reporting Rule Mean for Brands?
What Does the New SEC Climate-Risk Reporting Rule Mean for Brands?

MARKETING AND COMMS - While the new mandate was scaled back from what was originally proposed, US companies must now prepare to join many markets around the world in the climate-risk disclosure game.

3 Takeaways from Our Ongoing Journey to ‘Innovate Boldly. Package Sustainably.’
3 Takeaways from Our Ongoing Journey to ‘Innovate Boldly. Package Sustainably.’

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - We’re constantly exploring ways to achieve the functional benefits of plastic with fiber-based packaging alternatives, so that no one walking down a grocery store aisle must choose between function and sustainability.

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Major Companies, Investors Still Blind to Their Role in Deforestation
Major Companies, Investors Still Blind to Their Role in Deforestation

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Global Canopy’s 10th annual Forest 500 report reveals that, despite some pockets of progress, voluntary private sector action has failed to generate meaningful progress on commodity-driven deforestation.

Powering Earth from Space: Can We Solve Our Energy Crisis Without Destroying the Environment?
Powering Earth from Space: Can We Solve Our Energy Crisis Without Destroying the Environment?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - There is immense potential for sustainable innovation in the ever-growing space economy — in ways that could bring the industry’s own impacts, and an infinite source of solar power, back down to Earth.

Radical Sustainability Experimentation in Tourism Highlights Challenges, Opportunities
Radical Sustainability Experimentation in Tourism Highlights Challenges, Opportunities

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - “We don’t need everyone to do it perfectly to change the world; we just need double-digit percentages from a heck of a lot of buy-in.” — Natural Habitat Adventures’ Court Whelan

Tony’s Chocolonely Scales Impact Model While Delivering Record Growth
Tony’s Chocolonely Scales Impact Model While Delivering Record Growth

SUPPLY CHAIN - The impact-driven chocolate brand doubled farmer premiums, further reduced child labor and environmental impacts, and continued to grow its coalition of Mission Allies.

Post-Davos, 4 Key Considerations for Sustainability in 2024
Post-Davos, 4 Key Considerations for Sustainability in 2024

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Here are 4 takeaways from the 2024 WEF annual meeting that the business world should incorporate into sustainability strategies for the year ahead.

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KLM Has Wasted 60% Less Inflight Food, Thanks to AI
KLM Has Wasted 60% Less Inflight Food, Thanks to AI

WASTE NOT - Not all flights booked result in a passenger on board said flight. By predicting the number of passengers based on historical data, AI is helping the airline waste significantly fewer inflight meals.

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