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REI Initiative Aims to Put Everyone in the US Within 5 Minutes of Natural Spaces
REI Initiative Aims to Put Everyone in the US Within 5 Minutes of Natural Spaces

COLLABORATION - The US is rich in love of the outdoors but poor in access and infrastructure — especially for communities in dense, urban areas; over 100M people do not have a public park or green space within a 10-minute walk from home.

10K Farmers, 18 Countries, 8 Commodities & 4 Ways to Co-Create an Equitable, Sustainable Food System
10K Farmers, 18 Countries, 8 Commodities & 4 Ways to Co-Create an Equitable, Sustainable Food System

SUPPLY CHAIN - For all the time and money spent examining challenges in global agriculture, little is spent understanding farmers’ perspectives. The Small Farmer Atlas is a starting point for companies and policymakers to center the perspectives of small-scale farmers in the design of sustainability and procurement policies.

Report Shows Path to Zero-Emission Passenger Transport with 'More Mobility and Less Mining'
Report Shows Path to Zero-Emission Passenger Transport with 'More Mobility and Less Mining'

CLEANTECH - A new report shows a just pathway to zero-emission urban mobility. Simple changes such as smaller EV batteries can greatly improve resource-use efficiency; but holistically reducing car dependence will be paramount.

New Guide Helps Fashion Brands Take Meaningful, Measurable Action to Protect Nature
New Guide Helps Fashion Brands Take Meaningful, Measurable Action to Protect Nature

WALKING THE TALK - The report provides a critical introduction for the fashion, textile and apparel industry to setting measurable, science-based targets for nature; and will act as a blueprint for other industries to follow suit.

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Carbon Neutral Is Dead; Long Live Nature Positive
Carbon Neutral Is Dead; Long Live Nature Positive

THE NEXT ECONOMY - If we invest in public campaigns for nature positive and brands shout it from the rooftops, we save what was originally valuable about the voluntary carbon market while actually doing what’s right for nature.

Inequality: The Sustainable Business Blind Spot
Inequality: The Sustainable Business Blind Spot

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Climate change affects everyone but in vastly unequal ways. To address this and drive real, sustainable change, businesses must ensure their sustainability strategies do not exacerbate existing inequalities even further.

Mobile Industry Eyes 5B ‘Dormant’ Phones Sitting in Desk Drawers for Reuse or Recycling
Mobile Industry Eyes 5B ‘Dormant’ Phones Sitting in Desk Drawers for Reuse or Recycling

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The GSMA estimates that if properly recycled, 5B mobile phones could recover US$8B worth of gold, palladium, silver, copper, rare earth elements and other critical minerals; and enough cobalt for 10M electric car batteries.

Concrete Has an Emissions Problem. Thankfully, Startups Are Queuing Up to Solve It
Concrete Has an Emissions Problem. Thankfully, Startups Are Queuing Up to Solve It

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In 2021, global construction projects consumed 30B tonnes of cement to make concrete — with every tonne emitting almost a tonne of CO2. The good news is, technologies already exist to reduce the impact of concrete production.

What Plastic Pollution? These Companies Are Making Packaging Disappear
What Plastic Pollution? These Companies Are Making Packaging Disappear

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - As innovators such as Notpla and B’ZEOS continue to prove, the potential uses for seaweed — including as plastic alternatives that are truly compostable and biodegradable — are endless.

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Where to Invest Efforts in the Era of Regulatory Uncertainty
Where to Invest Efforts in the Era of Regulatory Uncertainty

MARKETING AND COMMS - Between our responsibilities as sustainability professionals and a growing set of topics to learn about, impacts to track and regulations to meet, it’s hard to know where to focus to do the most good. To help distinguish between signal and noise, I take the following approach.

Global Fashion Houses, NGOs Call on Industry to Commit to Deforestation-Free Leather
Global Fashion Houses, NGOs Call on Industry to Commit to Deforestation-Free Leather

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Deforestation-Free Call to Action for Leather calls on brands and retailers to ensure sourcing of bovine leather from deforestation-free supply chains by 2030 or earlier.

These Fermented Oils Could Be a Game-Changer for Human, Planetary Health
These Fermented Oils Could Be a Game-Changer for Human, Planetary Health

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Along with being sub-optimal for human health, many conventional cooking oils contribute to deforestation, biodiversity loss, and soil and water pollution. Fermented oils could save both the environment and our diets.

Ørsted Partners to Scale Circularity of Wind, Solar Technologies
Ørsted Partners to Scale Circularity of Wind, Solar Technologies

CLEANTECH - The Danish clean-energy giant is working with Vestas to incorporate low-carbon steel towers and recycled turbine blades into its offshore wind farms, and Solarcycle to recycle its end-of-life solar panels.

Community-Inclusive Supply Chain Helping Regenerate Ecosystems, Economies in South Asia
Community-Inclusive Supply Chain Helping Regenerate Ecosystems, Economies in South Asia

THE NEXT ECONOMY - By thinking of suppliers more as business partners, companies such as Tengri are creating new models for ethical, regenerative supply chains.

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Challenges in the Evolving Organic-Waste Landscape
Challenges in the Evolving Organic-Waste Landscape

WASTE NOT - It will take a culture change for consumers to join the food-waste recycling movement; but the good news is, it’s underway at the production and manufacturing level.

Mejuri Becomes First Jeweler to Join Regenerative Mining Initiative
Mejuri Becomes First Jeweler to Join Regenerative Mining Initiative

SUPPLY CHAIN - The jeweler joins forces with RESOLVE’s Regeneration initiative as part of its long-term vision to redefine sustainable luxury in jewelry.

17 Global Companies to Set World’s First Science-Based Targets for Nature This Year
17 Global Companies to Set World’s First Science-Based Targets for Nature This Year

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The Science Based Targets Network’s science-based targets for nature are a significant step towards helping companies take integrated action to protect nature — beginning with freshwater and land.

It’s Time for Brands to Embrace One of the Most Exciting Climate-Mitigation Tools We Have
It’s Time for Brands to Embrace One of the Most Exciting Climate-Mitigation Tools We Have

THE NEXT ECONOMY - There is a clear business case to invest in protecting and restoring nature — and rewilding can play a major role.

How 2 Community-Focused Models Are Creating Value for Filipino Coconut Farmers
How 2 Community-Focused Models Are Creating Value for Filipino Coconut Farmers

SUPPLY CHAIN - Creating truly sustainable models that benefit local communities is a serious and often challenging commitment. But the benefits can be tremendous — both for the business and those in impoverished rural farming regions.

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Ellen MacArthur Foundation Challenges Industry: ‘We Must Change the Way We Make Our Food’
Ellen MacArthur Foundation Challenges Industry: ‘We Must Change the Way We Make Our Food’

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Foundation’s Big Food Redesign Challenge will bring together producers, retailers, startups and suppliers to bring circular food design into the mainstream.

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