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SFI’s New Standard Aims to Bring Holistic Protection to Urban Forests
SFI’s New Standard Aims to Bring Holistic Protection to Urban Forests

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The sustainability non-profit is attempting to scale the first widely accepted certification standard for urban and community forestry.

Kroger Becomes Latest Retailer to Protect Biodiversity
Kroger Becomes Latest Retailer to Protect Biodiversity

SUPPLY CHAIN - The new policy will protect more pollinators and create a more sustainable produce supply chain; but campaigners say more industrywide action is needed.

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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How SustainCERT and Regrow Ag Are Transforming Cotton Cultivation
How SustainCERT and Regrow Ag Are Transforming Cotton Cultivation

SUPPLY CHAIN - SustainCERT, through its Value Change Initiative and partnership with Regrow Ag, is working to promote resilience across the cotton value chain.

Pandora Now Sources 100% Recycled Silver, Gold for Its Jewelry
Pandora Now Sources 100% Recycled Silver, Gold for Its Jewelry

SUPPLY CHAIN - By using recycled instead of newly mined silver and gold, Pandora avoids 58,000 tons of CO2 per year. The company expects that it will craft all new jewelry with 100% recycled silver and gold from the second half of 2024.

Apparel Brands Urged to Understand, Disclose Water Risks
Apparel Brands Urged to Understand, Disclose Water Risks

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - A new report from Planet Tracker analyzed nearly 4K filings from 29 major apparel brands and found them worryingly dry.

This Startup Could Spark a Revolution in Early-Wildfire Detection
This Startup Could Spark a Revolution in Early-Wildfire Detection

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - “By detecting wildfires while they are still small, we stand a much better chance of stopping them before they cause too much damage — saving money, the environment and, ultimately, lives.” — Dryad Networks' Carsten Brinkschulte

Early Adopters Share Insights from Piloting Science-Based Targets for Nature
Early Adopters Share Insights from Piloting Science-Based Targets for Nature

NEW METRICS - Pilot companies say the newfound understanding of their impacts and dependencies on nature is helping change mindsets internally regarding the urgency of meaningful action.

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This App Could Be Key to Securing Fisher Livelihoods, Restoring Fish Stocks
This App Could Be Key to Securing Fisher Livelihoods, Restoring Fish Stocks

SUPPLY CHAIN - Abalobi's easily scalable app enables traceability previously unseen in small-scale fisheries and connects fishers directly with buyers — reducing dependency on middlemen, resulting in fairer prices and ethical produce for consumers.

Promising Proteins Could Solve Many Food-Related Issues, If We Let Them
Promising Proteins Could Solve Many Food-Related Issues, If We Let Them

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - 2 new studies examine the potential of edible insects and mycelium to boost both human and planetary health, and the barriers and systemic issues that must be overcome to realize that potential.

How Netafim Is Helping Build Resilience in Rice Production
How Netafim Is Helping Build Resilience in Rice Production

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Through a partnership with Regrow Ag, precision-agriculture business Netafim is helping rice farmers worldwide to seamlessly adopt climate-smart farming practices.

Think Global, Act Local: Making Sustainability Goals More Approachable
Think Global, Act Local: Making Sustainability Goals More Approachable

WALKING THE TALK - While achieving these goals may not be easy, these practices help break down lofty goals and create coordinated, meaningful change.

These Underutilized Grains Hold the Key to Climate-Proofing Our Food System
These Underutilized Grains Hold the Key to Climate-Proofing Our Food System

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Sorghum and millets are versatile, fast-growing cereal crops able to produce reliable yields and high-quality nutrition amid variable climates and with low environmental impact.

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Virtual Travel Offers New Perspectives, Accessibility to Hard-to-Reach Natural Wonders
Virtual Travel Offers New Perspectives, Accessibility to Hard-to-Reach Natural Wonders

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - While tourism has returned to pre-pandemic levels and the industry re-embraces physical travel, virtual travel operators see a different future on the horizon.

A Unique Spin on Traditional Japanese Business Principles to Help Achieve the SDGs
A Unique Spin on Traditional Japanese Business Principles to Help Achieve the SDGs

WALKING THE TALK - Taneya Group’s founding principles are grounded in a concept called "sanpo yoshi" (“three-way satisfaction”), considered one of the roots of Japanese sustainability.

More Sustainable Animal Protein Is Possible Through Innovative Breeding and Genetics
More Sustainable Animal Protein Is Possible Through Innovative Breeding and Genetics

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A blend of technology, sustainability practices and advanced genetics that is helping revolutionize the beef and dairy industries is emerging to address our global protein-deficiency problem.

Japanese Dairy Farming Being Optimized by Digital Tech, Sustainable Practices
Japanese Dairy Farming Being Optimized by Digital Tech, Sustainable Practices

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Farmnote’s system uses AI to learn and analyze individual cows’ health, allowing for remote cattle management — helping dairy farmers to enhance productivity and utilize their time more effectively.

G Adventures Expands Commitment to Tourism with Positive Environmental, Community Impacts
G Adventures Expands Commitment to Tourism with Positive Environmental, Community Impacts

SUPPLY CHAIN - The tour operator is reforesting 13 countries severely impacted by climate change and relaunching its Ripple Score — a tour-evaluation rating that lets travelers see how much of their trip fees remain in the communities they visit.

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Summit Provides Ecosystem-wide Look at Groundwork for a Regenerative Food Future
Summit Provides Ecosystem-wide Look at Groundwork for a Regenerative Food Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - SB’23 San Diego concluded with the inaugural Regenerative Agriculture Summit, in which players from the field explored the shared opportunities offered by regenerative ag — where sustainable practices intersect with economic growth.

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