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Can Our Current Food System Be Redeemed?
Can Our Current Food System Be Redeemed?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - At SB’23 San Diego, we got several looks at some of the holistic, new approaches to agriculture that may just mitigate the risks in how our food — even meat — is produced.

A Clean, Circular Materials Future Is No Longer a Fabrication
A Clean, Circular Materials Future Is No Longer a Fabrication

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - At SB’23 San Diego, three sets of innovators at the forefront of the materials and packaging space shared key insights into the biobased and circular solutions driving a sea change in the market.

4 Keys to Accurately Accounting for Your Company’s Impacts on Nature
4 Keys to Accurately Accounting for Your Company’s Impacts on Nature

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - This week at SB’23 San Diego, Context Nature shared guiding principles with which business can bridge nature and finance strategies; and three companies shared lessons learned from enacting their own biodiversity commitments.

How Circularity, AI Are Mending Cracks in Our Fractured Food System
How Circularity, AI Are Mending Cracks in Our Fractured Food System

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Naturally, food and its many issues has been a major topic this week at SB’23 San Diego. Here, two panels of innovators share their approaches to filling in systemic gaps in our food system.

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Cosmohub Opens Travelers’ Eyes to India's Skies While Supporting Local Communities
Cosmohub Opens Travelers’ Eyes to India's Skies While Supporting Local Communities

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Astrostays launched in 2019 to promote tourism while training local youth in astronomy to show off the Himalayas’ night sky. Now, Cosmohub is a more scalable, sustainable model — a connected community space that highlights local folklore and traditions along with stargazing.

Toward Resilient Coffee Farming: Nestlé Offers Farmers Weather Insurance, Contributes to Regenerative-Ag Guidebook
Toward Resilient Coffee Farming: Nestlé Offers Farmers Weather Insurance, Contributes to Regenerative-Ag Guidebook

SUPPLY CHAIN - Nestlé is piloting a weather-insurance program for over 800 smallholder farmers in Indonesia and has contributed to a guide for coffee farmers to shift to regenerative practices.

Plant-Based World Expo Showcases Continued Global Momentum Behind Food Innovation
Plant-Based World Expo Showcases Continued Global Momentum Behind Food Innovation

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The 4th annual event provided a comprehensive glimpse into the state and direction of an exciting, maturing industry and provided a valuable platform for businesses within the evolving global food supply network.

From Landfills to Biogas and Healthier Crops: The Anaerobic Digestion Revolution
From Landfills to Biogas and Healthier Crops: The Anaerobic Digestion Revolution

CLEANTECH - The role of waste-management practices in our journey towards a more sustainable future cannot be overstated. Anaerobic digestion’s multitude of benefits demonstrate its potential to turn ‘waste’ into valuable resources.

Marketing Resilient Food Production: How Kellogg’s and Oatly Are Leading the Pack
Marketing Resilient Food Production: How Kellogg’s and Oatly Are Leading the Pack

MARKETING AND COMMS - By partnering with Regrow Ag to track and reduce supply chain emissions, Kellogg's and Oatly are driving change and increasing awareness through transparent, data-driven marketing.

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Microsoft, Crown Estate Engage Budding Environmentalists in New Minecraft Education Worlds
Microsoft, Crown Estate Engage Budding Environmentalists in New Minecraft Education Worlds

MARKETING AND COMMS - The companies have collaborated on two new worlds aimed at engaging students on issues related to climate change and biodiversity; and to consider careers in areas such as engineering, sustainability and conservation.

Starbucks Developing Climate-Resistant Coffee Tree Varietals
Starbucks Developing Climate-Resistant Coffee Tree Varietals

SUPPLY CHAIN - The coffee giant has developed six new varieties of Arabica beans that can better withstand some of the worsening effects of climate change – particularly, diseases such as coffee rust.

New Report Urges Insurance Companies to Stop Underwriting Climate Change
New Report Urges Insurance Companies to Stop Underwriting Climate Change

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - ‘Underwriting Our Planet’ finds that rather than addressing climate change and biodiversity loss, many economic activities underwritten by insurance companies actually fuel the twin crises.

US Government Launches Climate Corps to Train Youth with Skills Needed to Tackle the Climate Crisis
US Government Launches Climate Corps to Train Youth with Skills Needed to Tackle the Climate Crisis

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In its first year, the American Climate Corps aims to put more than 20,000 young people on career pathways in the growing fields of clean energy, conservation and climate resilience.

These 3 Plant-Based Serviceware Brands Are Deliciously Diverting Plastic Waste
These 3 Plant-Based Serviceware Brands Are Deliciously Diverting Plastic Waste

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Loliware, Uuvipak and Twiice have created rapidly biodegradable (and even edible) bio-based products that completely upstage their petroleum-based, single-use plastic-polluting counterparts.

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WEF’s New Immersive Technology Hub to Address Climate Tipping Points
WEF’s New Immersive Technology Hub to Address Climate Tipping Points

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Part of the Global Collaboration Village, leaders can now come together in the metaverse to experience and solve the deepening effects of the climate crisis.

Beyond ‘Carbon Neutral:’ Refining Corporate Carbon-Credit Claims
Beyond ‘Carbon Neutral:’ Refining Corporate Carbon-Credit Claims

THE NEXT ECONOMY - With the explosive growth of the voluntary carbon market came concerns around carbon-reduction claims lacking clarity or being misleading. Several refined claims frameworks have emerged to bridge these gaps.

Nature Positive Initiative Aims to Promote Alignment, Integrity in Race to Save Global Biodiversity
Nature Positive Initiative Aims to Promote Alignment, Integrity in Race to Save Global Biodiversity

NEW METRICS - The NPI will clarify and standardize the term ‘nature positive;’ and drive synergies across the many actors supporting and implementing changes towards the goal of halting and reversing nature loss by 2030.

The Tennessee River’s Biggest Fan Is a 14-Year-Old Boy Passionate About Conservation
The Tennessee River’s Biggest Fan Is a 14-Year-Old Boy Passionate About Conservation

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - In this conversation with ‘the Conservation Kid,’ Cash Daniels, we learn more about what drives his passion to clean up the Tennessee River and lead his generation toward a brighter future.

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.

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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.

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