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Could These Experimental Innovations Help Save Arctic Sea Ice?
Could These Experimental Innovations Help Save Arctic Sea Ice?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Existing approaches to mitigating climate change and Arctic ice melt are proceeding too slowly. Therefore, scientists and innovators are crafting creative, unconventional ways to preserve and restore Arctic ice — here are two wildly different approaches being tested.

BIER Guides Beverage Companies on Water Circularity
BIER Guides Beverage Companies on Water Circularity

WASTE NOT - The Guide provides easy-to-follow processes, as well as important considerations when pivoting focus from on-site techniques to off-site circularity endeavors.

Davos 2023: 5 Takeaways for Companies Engaged in the Climate Fight
Davos 2023: 5 Takeaways for Companies Engaged in the Climate Fight

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Promising developments in expanding the blue economy, philanthropy for climate action, and heavy industry net-zero commitments were among hopeful highlights from the annual gathering.

WWF Tool Helps Companies, Investors Mitigate Biodiversity Risks Across Their Operations
WWF Tool Helps Companies, Investors Mitigate Biodiversity Risks Across Their Operations

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The tool includes over 50 biodiversity-relevant data layers that collectively provide a global, holistic picture of nature-related risk — the first-ever platform that brings together such a diverse range of data specifically for the purpose of analyzing biodiversity-related risks to corporates and investors.

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Basecamp Research Helping Expand Global Access to Safe, Natural Chemicals and Proteins
Basecamp Research Helping Expand Global Access to Safe, Natural Chemicals and Proteins

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - With a goal of phasing out toxic and forever chemicals in consumer products, the UK-based biotech startup is spearheading the ethical, equitable discovery and utilization of the safe, effective chemicals and proteins waiting to be found in nature and developed for human use and benefit.

Driving Responsible Forestry at Scale: An Interview with P&G Forester Chris Reeves
Driving Responsible Forestry at Scale: An Interview with P&G Forester Chris Reeves

SUPPLY CHAIN - As a purchaser of wood pulp for its Bounty and Charmin brands, Procter & Gamble has an influence on driving responsible forest practices for its suppliers. But P&G needs help driving scale — more companies must make good on responsible sourcing commitments to meet the needs of the market, as well as a fragile natural world.

Faroe Islands ‘Preservolution’ Strategy Prioritizes Sustainability, Engages Local Residents
Faroe Islands ‘Preservolution’ Strategy Prioritizes Sustainability, Engages Local Residents

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Visit Faroe Islands’ innovative strategy and annual ‘Closed for Maintenance’ voluntourism program illustrate the destination’s dual commitment to both promotion and the sustainable development. Lacking relevant legislation, VFI uses tourism to support sustainable development on a broader scale.

Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, American Forests Advancing Tree Equity in Communities Across the US
Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, American Forests Advancing Tree Equity in Communities Across the US

WALKING THE TALK - After meeting their goal to plant 1M trees three years early, Bulleit and American Forests are now focused on improving tree equity in communities that need it most — starting with two in Houston, Texas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey.

PDX Redesign Supports Local Communities, Forests and Biodiversity Through Supply Chain Traceability
PDX Redesign Supports Local Communities, Forests and Biodiversity Through Supply Chain Traceability

SUPPLY CHAIN - The PDXNext redesign of Portland International Airport’s main terminal involved a first-of-its-kind supply chain that supported the regional timber industry; and ensured wood traceability and equitable sourcing from local tribal, private and public landowners’ responsibly managed forests.

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‘Our Waters’ Documentary Highlights One Community’s Fight to Protect Its Coast from Commercial Exploitation
‘Our Waters’ Documentary Highlights One Community’s Fight to Protect Its Coast from Commercial Exploitation

MARKETING AND COMMS - As salmon demand has grown, so too have large-scale, environmentally destructive aquaculture projects. The community of Frenchman Bay, Maine is fighting a plan to build North America’s largest industrialized, open-net fish farms in their backyard.

The Vibe Shift Is Here: What That Means for Us and the Planet in 2023
The Vibe Shift Is Here: What That Means for Us and the Planet in 2023

WALKING THE TALK - From my perspective as a scientist who’s been working on climate change and environmental resilience since before the crisis made front-page headlines, here are the four biggest trends I foresee defining 2023.

Steakholder Foods, Umami Meats Win $1M Grant to 3D Bio-Print Structured, Cultivated Fish Products
Steakholder Foods, Umami Meats Win $1M Grant to 3D Bio-Print Structured, Cultivated Fish Products

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The collaboration, using Steakholder’s proprietary 3D bio-printing technology, is a significant step forward in both companies’ mission to cultivate and scale sustainable alternatives to conventionally farmed and fished foods.

Cocoa Will Never Be Sustainable Without Living Wages for Farmers; New Action Guide Helps Companies Get There
Cocoa Will Never Be Sustainable Without Living Wages for Farmers; New Action Guide Helps Companies Get There

SUPPLY CHAIN - The VOICE Network’s Cocoa Barometer links the range of challenges facing cocoa-farming communities to pervasive poverty. The IDH’s new, free Living Wage Action Guide helps companies find the path to the best interventions for their situation.

Can Insuring Nature Encourage the Necessary Action to Protect It from Climate Risks?
Can Insuring Nature Encourage the Necessary Action to Protect It from Climate Risks?

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - COP15 again highlighted the importance of ensuring money moves in the right direction to bring about lasting environmental protection. One example is The Nature Conservancy’s recent purchase of a coral reef insurance policy to protect Hawai‘i’s marine environment from damage by hurricanes or tropical storms.

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Meet the World's First Vegan Honey — A Sustainable Solution to a Sticky Problem?
Meet the World's First Vegan Honey — A Sustainable Solution to a Sticky Problem?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Oakland-based startup MeliBio has created the world's first vegan honey — molecularly identical to the bee-made version, but a delicious and sustainable alternative that supports bee biodiversity.

Climate Policymakers Denounce UK Approval of New ‘Net-Zero’ Coal Mine
Climate Policymakers Denounce UK Approval of New ‘Net-Zero’ Coal Mine

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The mine’s operator and UK government pledge to offset nearly 500,000 annual tons of emissions through carbon credits; but the clear greenwashing has been lambasted by critics the world over.

Give Greater: The 2022 SB Holiday Gift Guide
Give Greater: The 2022 SB Holiday Gift Guide

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As always, the goal of our gift guide is to encourage a more conscious approach to gift-giving by highlighting products, services and experiences that create value and benefits beyond short-term gratification for the recipient. Here’s this year’s list of some of the many companies, platforms and products that we’d be happy to support anytime.

COP15 Must Mark a Turning Point for Meat and Dairy Investors
COP15 Must Mark a Turning Point for Meat and Dairy Investors

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Meat and dairy companies need to go further and faster to protect our natural world — before politicians, regulators and investors make the decision for them. The latest FAIRR Index shows what’s possible and shines a spotlight on the investment risks of maintaining the status quo.

Creating Life from Death: Transcend Attempts to Reverse the Environmental Impacts of Burial
Creating Life from Death: Transcend Attempts to Reverse the Environmental Impacts of Burial

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The new startup offers a regenerative ‘tree burial’ service that reimagines cemeteries as forests — enabling the dearly departed to truly give back to the land and encouraging younger generations to think about death in new ways.

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Meet 2 Biomaterial Startups Cultivating a Circular, Climate-Friendlier Fashion Industry
Meet 2 Biomaterial Startups Cultivating a Circular, Climate-Friendlier Fashion Industry

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Orange Fiber and Keel Labs are platforms for exploration and innovation that can reverberate across the fashion industry and prove that sustainable feedstocks and production processes can create both financial and planetary prosperity.

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