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No More Styrofoam: 2 Startups Creating Viable, Sustainable Alternatives with Ag Waste
No More Styrofoam: 2 Startups Creating Viable, Sustainable Alternatives with Ag Waste

WASTE NOT - By upcycling coconut husks and shrimp shells, Fortuna Cools and Cruz Foam are diverting agricultural waste from landfill and offering circular polystyrene alternatives that match its performance.

Introducing Resilience Science: A Visionary Shift for Corporate Strategy and Reporting
Introducing Resilience Science: A Visionary Shift for Corporate Strategy and Reporting

NEW METRICS - Climate resilience is the ‘resilience of a company’s strategy and business model to climate-related changes, developments and uncertainties.’ This language is worth reflecting on, as it brings the concept of resilience science into mainstream business thinking.

We Need to Choose Better Intensity Metrics; Here's How
We Need to Choose Better Intensity Metrics; Here's How

NEW METRICS - The availability and measurability of data is critical in determining the right metric. Quantifying ‘social good,’ for example, is nebulous; if the metrics we select give us no ability to measurably improve them, then our work is for naught.

Report: Economic Uncertainty, Systemic Inequity Preserving Intention-Action Gap
Report: Economic Uncertainty, Systemic Inequity Preserving Intention-Action Gap

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - A recent study shows that people across the socioeconomic spectrum care about climate action; but taking that action remains cost-prohibitive for lower-income groups.

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In Current Regulatory Climate, Alt Proteins Can’t Cut It in Race to Reduce Impact of Food
In Current Regulatory Climate, Alt Proteins Can’t Cut It in Race to Reduce Impact of Food

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Phasing out animal agriculture over the next 15 years could reduce GHGs 68% by the year 2100. Yet, ongoing lobbying and subsidies in the US and EU are not giving alternatives the chance to fully compete.

Salesforce, Deloitte, WEF Calling on Startups Ready to Fuel Sustainable Aviation
Salesforce, Deloitte, WEF Calling on Startups Ready to Fuel Sustainable Aviation

CLEANTECH - The challenge seeks next-generation aviation solutions including alternative fuels and propulsion technologies; and innovations in feedstock, engineering, and physical and market infrastructure.

Mercari: Brands Would Do Well to Join the ‘Resale Revolution’
Mercari: Brands Would Do Well to Join the ‘Resale Revolution’

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Younger consumers are pushing resale into mainstream retail; and it’s changing how brands, platforms and other services that support commerce support and strategize around it.

More Companies with Large Water Footprints Are Taking Action; But Gaps Remain
More Companies with Large Water Footprints Are Taking Action; But Gaps Remain

WALKING THE TALK - Adequate water-stewardship goals must address the full range of water issues across the value chain — including amount of water used, impacts on water quality, ecosystem health and communities’ access to safe water.

Waste Is Only Waste If We Waste It: Demystifying Anaerobic Digestion
Waste Is Only Waste If We Waste It: Demystifying Anaerobic Digestion

CLEANTECH - The benefits of anaerobic digestion for recycling various kinds of organic farm waste are far-reaching — including waste management, renewable energy generation, GHG reduction, economic advantages and agricultural sustainability.

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Increasing Accessibility and Revitalizing Forgotten Devices: Shouldn’t We Be Able to Upgrade Our Laptops?
Increasing Accessibility and Revitalizing Forgotten Devices: Shouldn’t We Be Able to Upgrade Our Laptops?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Those who regularly partake in upgrade programs will have access to the best possible devices, while partaking in a sustainable business practice that enhances the wellbeing of people and the planet.

Could Coastal Carbon Capture Clean Up Atmospheric Carbon at Gigaton Scale?
Could Coastal Carbon Capture Clean Up Atmospheric Carbon at Gigaton Scale?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Vesta is accelerating natural processes using carbon-removing olivine sand to promote coastal resilience, advance ocean uptake and storage of carbon dioxide, and reduce ocean acidity.

Landmark Report Sets Out 7 Steps for Embedding Nature, Equity Goals into Global Financial Activity
Landmark Report Sets Out 7 Steps for Embedding Nature, Equity Goals into Global Financial Activity

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The Taskforce on Nature Markets asserts an unprecedented shift towards accurately pricing nature in global markets must occur to deliver on nature, climate and equity goals.

How Food Companies Are Incentivizing Suppliers to Rein in GHGs
How Food Companies Are Incentivizing Suppliers to Rein in GHGs

SUPPLY CHAIN - A new report from WWF examines the efficacy of rewards for climate-smart on-farm practices in getting suppliers’ help in eliminating Scope 3 emissions.

Beyond Recycling: Report Highlights Need for Circular Approach to Critical Raw Materials
Beyond Recycling: Report Highlights Need for Circular Approach to Critical Raw Materials

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The report from CISL's Corporate Leaders Group showcases the challenges, opportunities and business best practices of embracing more circular practices in CRM use through case studies from Ball, Volvo Cars and more.

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At Long Last, There’s a Metric for Quantifying the Monetary Value of Sustainability Investments
At Long Last, There’s a Metric for Quantifying the Monetary Value of Sustainability Investments

NEW METRICS - Astanor Ventures’ Impact Multiple on Investment methodology translates the expected and realized benefits of invested-in products or services into monetary terms — helping investors make more informed, strategic decisions.

‘Big Build’ Brings Mars Closer to Goal of Restoring 1M Corals Worldwide by End of 2023
‘Big Build’ Brings Mars Closer to Goal of Restoring 1M Corals Worldwide by End of 2023

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The massive coral-restoration project took place in the Spermonde Archipelago, Indonesia — in the world’s most biologically complex marine ecosystem in the Coral Triangle — alongside Indonesian community partners.

What Is the Role of Climate Scenarios in the Investment Process?
What Is the Role of Climate Scenarios in the Investment Process?

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Increased availability of a wide range of plausible climate scenarios can help steer financial institutions away from group think and reduce the long-term financial risks of climate change.

Advanced Livestock Genetics Are Making Protein Production More Sustainable
Advanced Livestock Genetics Are Making Protein Production More Sustainable

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Historically, corporate carbon-reduction strategies haven't looked to genetic innovations as a viable Scope 3 reduction opportunity; but it is one of the most important considerations for improving the sustainability of livestock production.

Renovate or Rebuild: M&S Oxford St Planning Decision Fuels Debate About ‘Sustainable’ Construction
Renovate or Rebuild: M&S Oxford St Planning Decision Fuels Debate About ‘Sustainable’ Construction

WALKING THE TALK - The retailer argued that a new store would be 25% more energy efficient; but environmentalists say the Oxford Street demolish-rebuild plan would have sent 40K tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.

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The Problem with Hiding from ‘Anti-Woke’ Crusaders
The Problem with Hiding from ‘Anti-Woke’ Crusaders

MARKETING AND COMMS - Anti-ESG agitators are telling a story that’s both inaccurate and bad for business. And silence won’t deter further attacks — though it certainly could compromise long-term brand value.

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