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Major Companies, Investors Still Blind to Their Role in Deforestation
Major Companies, Investors Still Blind to Their Role in Deforestation

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Global Canopy’s 10th annual Forest 500 report reveals that, despite some pockets of progress, voluntary private sector action has failed to generate meaningful progress on commodity-driven deforestation.

$7M: How the Cost of a Super Bowl Ad Could Transform Lives
$7M: How the Cost of a Super Bowl Ad Could Transform Lives

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - We challenge all of these advertisers to skim the nonprofits below and think about diverting even $1M of their game-time spend to instead address urgent social issues.

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.

Digitization, Data Driving the Quest to Decarbonize Building Materials
Digitization, Data Driving the Quest to Decarbonize Building Materials

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Shaw’s Kellie Ballew spoke with Stacy Smedley, executive director of Building Transparency, about the organization’s role in decarbonizing the construction industry.

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Holiday Demon ‘Crampus’ Takes Bold Stand Against Period Poverty
Holiday Demon ‘Crampus’ Takes Bold Stand Against Period Poverty

MARKETING AND COMMS - New campaign from Public Inc. and PERIOD. is here to #DeckTheStalls across the US and Canada this holiday season.

COP28: Food-Systems Transformation Finally Becoming Part of the Climate Conversation
COP28: Food-Systems Transformation Finally Becoming Part of the Climate Conversation

WASTE NOT - At COP28, the US Food Waste Pact, ReFED’s ‘Roadmap for Philanthropy’ and $57M from the Bezos Earth Fund are among new initiatives targeting global food-system transformation.

New Expedia Fund Supports Nonprofits Removing Barriers to Travel
New Expedia Fund Supports Nonprofits Removing Barriers to Travel

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In its first year, the Made to Travel™ Fund has awarded more than $1.5M in grants to a diverse set of organizations working with underserved or underrepresented travelers.

There Is No Alternative to Direct Relationships in Company Supply Chains
There Is No Alternative to Direct Relationships in Company Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - On day one of this year’s UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, delegates agreed that close engagement with all tiers of company supply chains will be vital going forward.

‘We Are All Wearing Oil:’ Campaign Calls for Fair Phase-Out of Fossil Fuels from Fashion
‘We Are All Wearing Oil:’ Campaign Calls for Fair Phase-Out of Fossil Fuels from Fashion

SUPPLY CHAIN - An impressive panel of activists, climate and human rights leaders launched a campaign at Climate Week NYC calling for prompt, radical, legislative action to break the fashion industry’s intrinsic links to fossil fuels.

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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.

Reports Lay Out the True Cost of Frequent Flyer Programs, Private Jets
Reports Lay Out the True Cost of Frequent Flyer Programs, Private Jets

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Frequent flyer reward programs encourage flyers to emit up to 34x their lifetime carbon budget; while flying private can pollute up to 30x more than a standard flight.

ISSB Urged to Prioritize Human and Worker Rights in Next Set of Reporting Standards
ISSB Urged to Prioritize Human and Worker Rights in Next Set of Reporting Standards

SUPPLY CHAIN - The investor letter asserts that the financial materiality of human rights-related topics – and the critical role of human rights due diligence in identifying business risks – has never been clearer, and that ‘investors are in dire need of a unified social disclosure framework.’

Climate Vault Aims to Spur Climate Action by Locking Away Carbon Permits
Climate Vault Aims to Spur Climate Action by Locking Away Carbon Permits

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The organization works to purchase and vault CO2 permits from regulated cap-and-trade compliance markets — thus keeping major polluters from using them to emit and, theoretically, stopping pollution before it happens.

WWF: Funding Locally Tailored Food-System Innovation Is Essential for a Healthier, Abundant Planet
WWF: Funding Locally Tailored Food-System Innovation Is Essential for a Healthier, Abundant Planet

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - WWF’s new framework guides improved investment of innovation funds in food systems, so investors and businesses can work with local communities and stakeholders to identify the right innovations for the right impact in the right place.

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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.

‘Doing the Doable’: How Alight Helps 4M Displaced People a Year & How Businesses Can Become Allies
‘Doing the Doable’: How Alight Helps 4M Displaced People a Year & How Businesses Can Become Allies

COLLABORATION - Alight CEO Jocelyn Wyatt shares how the NGO works to give the world’s displaced people a voice — and how businesses can catapult this movement of helping restore their security, dignity and opportunity.

High-Quality, Nature-Based Solutions in Indonesia: Allying with Communities, Restoring Ecosystems
High-Quality, Nature-Based Solutions in Indonesia: Allying with Communities, Restoring Ecosystems

COLLABORATION - When implemented thoughtfully, nature-based climate-action projects support biodiversity and connect communities, governments and other organizations to make long-lasting, impactful changes that no one group could do alone.

Investor Demand Propelling Corporate Plastic-Reduction Strategies
Investor Demand Propelling Corporate Plastic-Reduction Strategies

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Kraft Heinz and Church & Dwight responded to shareholder proposals with new goals to cut virgin plastic use; now, 185 investors have called on 30 other CPG brands and retailers to accelerate their action on plastic.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation Launches Database of Circular Startups
Ellen MacArthur Foundation Launches Database of Circular Startups

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Foundation invites businesses to discover startups through its Circular Startup Index to help accelerate innovation that facilitates transition to a circular economy.

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Fashion Industry’s 4 Largest Women’s-Empowerment Programs ‘RISE’ to Scale Impact
Fashion Industry’s 4 Largest Women’s-Empowerment Programs ‘RISE’ to Scale Impact

SUPPLY CHAIN - RISE will build on the proven approaches and expertise of the four founding organizations, delivered through a growing network of local partners in Bangladesh, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Egypt and Pakistan.

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