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Bayer Pledges to Help Tackle Global Water Crisis, End Malnutrition
Bayer Pledges to Help Tackle Global Water Crisis, End Malnutrition

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The pharmaceutical and biotech giant is throwing its might behind two of our most pressing challenges by improving access to clean water and reducing water use in agriculture and its operations; and expanding its Nutrient Gap Initiative to include both food and supplements.

Mixed-Income, Net-Zero Community Under Development in Michigan
Mixed-Income, Net-Zero Community Under Development in Michigan

THE NEXT ECONOMY - THRIVE Collaborative designed Veridian from an honest look at what is actually required for a housing community to achieve net-zero goals.

Alarming IPCC Report Makes It Clear: We Can’t Wait to Invest in Nature
Alarming IPCC Report Makes It Clear: We Can’t Wait to Invest in Nature

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Nature-based solutions aren’t a silver-bullet climate solution, but neither is placing all bets on future technologies. If we don't invest in nature now, we can soon expect to spend far more on climate damage with far fewer paths forward.

Tom Ford Plastic Innovation Prize Winners Offer Viable, Marine-Safe Solutions to Thin-Film Waste
Tom Ford Plastic Innovation Prize Winners Offer Viable, Marine-Safe Solutions to Thin-Film Waste

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The three winners are sourcing and scaling biobased and degradable alternatives to traditional, thin-film plastic made from fossil fuels.

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Lundberg Family Farms Launches First US-Grown Regenerative Organic Certified Rice
Lundberg Family Farms Launches First US-Grown Regenerative Organic Certified Rice

COLLABORATION - The California rice producer has helped establish the first standards for regenerative rice and set a goal for its entire crop to be ROC by 2027.

Biomimicry 3.8, Interface Demystify the Path to Regenerative Business
Biomimicry 3.8, Interface Demystify the Path to Regenerative Business

WALKING THE TALK - In this first post of a series on how businesses can move beyond sustainable to regenerative, B3.8 and Interface outline an accessible, 4-step framework that is flexible enough for any organization to follow but robust enough to generate the breakthrough innovations that our planet demands.

Crate Uplevels Sustainable Packaging with World’s First Label-Less Wines
Crate Uplevels Sustainable Packaging with World’s First Label-Less Wines

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Crate aims to shake up the industry — where most of the sustainability discussion is about the impact of plastic in packaging, but little acknowledgement that paper labels are also part of the problem.

3 Material Innovators Using Algae to Paint Greener Picture for Fashion
3 Material Innovators Using Algae to Paint Greener Picture for Fashion

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Living Ink, Algaeing and Mounid are changing the game with carbon-negative, fast-to-produce alternatives to carcinogenic, petroleum-based inks, dyes and textiles.

Natural Rubber Production Driving Responsible Forestry
Natural Rubber Production Driving Responsible Forestry

SUPPLY CHAIN - Many natural rubber users cannot claim that their rubber is sourced responsibly due to the highly fragmented market at the top of the supply chain. But a growing number of brands are using their influence to change that.

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The Ugly Company Raises $9M to Grow Market, Capacity for Upcycled Fruit Empire
The Ugly Company Raises $9M to Grow Market, Capacity for Upcycled Fruit Empire

WASTE NOT - The dried fruit snack maker is on a mission to put a dent in the massive produce waste issue on farms in California’s Central Valley, while teaching consumers the value in ‘food waste.’

Economic Centers in China, US Top Global Ranking for Climate and Extreme Weather Risks
Economic Centers in China, US Top Global Ranking for Climate and Extreme Weather Risks

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - “Since extensive built infrastructure generally overlaps with high levels of economic activity and capital value, it is imperative that the physical risk of climate change is appropriately understood and priced."

Consumer Product Brands Embrace Responsible Forestry
Consumer Product Brands Embrace Responsible Forestry

SUPPLY CHAIN - When it comes to forest products, Bio Pappel, HP, Melissa & Doug, REI and Amazon are all leaders in responsible sourcing. What does this commitment look like in practice?

Algae May Be a ‘Brilliant’ Solution for Capturing Carbon at Gigaton Scale
Algae May Be a ‘Brilliant’ Solution for Capturing Carbon at Gigaton Scale

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - By controlling and replicating natural processes, Brilliant Planet’s technology can permanently sequester CO2 from the air while also deacidifying the ocean.

Struggling to Scale Up Sustainably? Ask Nature
Struggling to Scale Up Sustainably? Ask Nature

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - I hope every entrepreneur and business leader takes a moment to see if Mother Nature has already created what they're trying to create or achieve in the marketplace.

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Farm-Level Data, Regenerative Practices Shaping the Future of US Cotton
Farm-Level Data, Regenerative Practices Shaping the Future of US Cotton

SUPPLY CHAIN - These types of farming practices will ensure the soil used to grow cotton remains healthy enough to grow the crop year after year.

‘Clean Beauty’ Is Just a Pipe Dream If Sustainability Gets Left Behind
‘Clean Beauty’ Is Just a Pipe Dream If Sustainability Gets Left Behind

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Every year, 3B trees are turned into paper packaging for the products we buy — including for many ‘clean’ beauty brands. These brands must take the same holistic approach to their packaging as their ingredients.

National Coalition Launches Community- and Equity-Driven '30x30' Agenda for Nature
National Coalition Launches Community- and Equity-Driven '30x30' Agenda for Nature

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The 150-member America the Beautiful for All Coalition brings diverse experiences and perspectives to the frontline fight to save 30 percent of US land, fresh water and ocean by 2030.

Tech Titans Embrace Responsible Forestry
Tech Titans Embrace Responsible Forestry

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - While many companies focus sustainability efforts on their products and other consumer touch points, two of tech’s largest companies are including large facility construction and remodel projects as a foundation to their efforts having a ‘nature-positive’ approach.

Farming More Seaweed Could Be Sustainable Way Forward for Food, Feed, Fuel
Farming More Seaweed Could Be Sustainable Way Forward for Food, Feed, Fuel

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Seaweed has great potential as a superfood and a building block for products including plastics, fibers and fuel. Expanding seaweed farming could help reduce demand for crops on land and global GHGs from agriculture by up to 2.6B tonnes of CO2e per year.

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A Sustainable Future Requires Healthy Animals
A Sustainable Future Requires Healthy Animals

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The FAO estimates livestock emissions could fall by 30% through wider adoption of existing technologies and best practices in animal health and husbandry. Only by taking a holistic food-systems approach that includes sustainable livestock can we make meaningful progress toward Sustainable Development Goals around hunger, poverty and climate action.

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