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US’ Outdated Composting Infrastructure Offers Golden Investment Opportunity
US’ Outdated Composting Infrastructure Offers Golden Investment Opportunity

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - New report from the Composting Consortium provides landscape analysis of existing compost infrastructure, markets and business models; and blended-finance opportunities to scale organics circularity.

Study Explores Marketing Tactics for Lower-Impact Menstrual Products
Study Explores Marketing Tactics for Lower-Impact Menstrual Products

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Disposable menstrual products are a less-talked-about but major contributor to global plastic pollution. A recent study investigated consumer preferences and devised guidelines to bolster adoption of more sustainable options in different markets.

Report: 6 Strategies for Building Nature-Positive, Circular Economy for Europe
Report: 6 Strategies for Building Nature-Positive, Circular Economy for Europe

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The Ellen MacArthur Foundation outlines six circular strategies to transform Europe’s built environment that will boost economic activity, increase climate resilience, and make cities more vibrant places to live and work.

What Consumer Data Can Tell Us About the Future of Sustainability
What Consumer Data Can Tell Us About the Future of Sustainability

MARKETING AND COMMS - While the values-action gap still exists, consumer research helps organizations understand their audience motivations and who is buying their product, or expand their audiences to growing numbers of sustainability-conscious shoppers.

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Foodtech Innovators Spill the Beans on Climate-Proofing Coffee
Foodtech Innovators Spill the Beans on Climate-Proofing Coffee

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - These two startups are fundamentally changing how coffee is produced — by eliminating the need for beans altogether, and repurposing food waste along the way.

This Nepalese B Corp Illustrates a Holistic Model for Sustainable Development
This Nepalese B Corp Illustrates a Holistic Model for Sustainable Development

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Shah Hemp Innoventures turns typically wasted ‘weeds’ into a resource for literally building a more sustainable, equitable economy.

‘Greenhushing’ Diminishing Returns for 58% of US’s 100 Biggest Companies
‘Greenhushing’ Diminishing Returns for 58% of US’s 100 Biggest Companies

MARKETING AND COMMS - New report asserts that businesses that aren't transparent on their ESG progress, for fear of greenwashing, are missing opportunities for investment and gaining credibility with consumers.

Companies Mitigating Climate Change Reduce Their Cost of Capital
Companies Mitigating Climate Change Reduce Their Cost of Capital

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - New research shows that when companies disclose their environmental impact — and take meaningful action to mitigate it — they earn investor trust.

Starbucks, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo Lead Brands Launching First City-Wide Reuse System
Starbucks, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo Lead Brands Launching First City-Wide Reuse System

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The collaboration, led by the NextGen Consortium, makes reusable cups the default option in over 30 national and local restaurants across the City of Petaluma, California.

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When We Look at the Future of Our Industry, We All Lost in Cannes
When We Look at the Future of Our Industry, We All Lost in Cannes

MARKETING AND COMMS - If we are to safeguard advertising’s legitimacy, we must address our image problem. It’s time we apply our collective creativity to solve our (industry’s) biggest challenges.

Is the US Energy Sector Prepared for Increasingly Powerful Tropical Storms?
Is the US Energy Sector Prepared for Increasingly Powerful Tropical Storms?

CLEANTECH - Not only do renewable-energy systems reduce air pollution and carbon emissions — their decentralized nature offers an additional, fail-safe advantage over our conventional power systems.

Olive Oil’s Packaging Puzzle: Glass or Plastic?
Olive Oil’s Packaging Puzzle: Glass or Plastic?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Long shipping routes, rising fuel and transportation costs, and concerns about the carbon footprint of food supply chains have driven many companies to reconsider their packaging options for greater efficiency.

The Climate Communication Playbook: Establish Trust to Maximize Impact
The Climate Communication Playbook: Establish Trust to Maximize Impact

MARKETING AND COMMS - The most meaningful climate-communication strategies create an avenue for conversations rooted in hope and action. Embrace this opportunity to educate and build trust by aligning your message with your values and contributing to a positive cultural commentary.

4 Ways for Businesses to Consider the Planet in Every Product
4 Ways for Businesses to Consider the Planet in Every Product

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Sustainable product design is a business imperative. Here, we outline four ways for companies to bridge the intention-action gap and future-proof their business and supply chains through intentional design.

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Study: Conflicting Motivations Prevent Us from Washing More Sustainably
Study: Conflicting Motivations Prevent Us from Washing More Sustainably

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - A new study examines a critical, overlooked barrier to the sustainability of our laundry habits — the ingrained, psychological mechanisms behind how often we feel compelled to wash our clothes.

Why Is Corporate Cleantech Adoption Lagging, and What Can Be Done About It?
Why Is Corporate Cleantech Adoption Lagging, and What Can Be Done About It?

CLEANTECH - Here are smart tools and strategies organizations can use to overcome three major barriers to cleantech adoption, to drive broader climate action and achieve their sustainability goals.

Employee Survey Uncovers Crisis in Workplace Climate Engagement
Employee Survey Uncovers Crisis in Workplace Climate Engagement

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - 93% of workers don’t know how to apply their company’s sustainability strategy to their work, 77% are unhappy with employers’ lack of climate action, and 52 percent think their employer is likely to greenwash.

New Partnerships, Processes Aim to Slash Concrete’s Climate Impacts
New Partnerships, Processes Aim to Slash Concrete’s Climate Impacts

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - UNIDO and the GCCA have partnered to decarbonize the cement and concrete industry, with a strong focus on the Global South; while Cambridge researchers have developed a potentially game-changing cement-recycling process.

Leading Academics Urge UN to Extend, Reframe SDGs
Leading Academics Urge UN to Extend, Reframe SDGs

WALKING THE TALK - 10 distinguished climate researchers have called on the UN to give its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development a much-needed refresh — by extending the timeline to 2050 and providing greater clarity around specific goals, among other recommendations.

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Free Guide Aims to Help Agencies Eliminate Greenwashing
Free Guide Aims to Help Agencies Eliminate Greenwashing

MARKETING AND COMMS - Creatives for Climate’s ‘Anti-Greenwash Guide’ is designed to help ad and communications agencies comply with the latest greenwashing laws, and principles to guide them away from misleading and unsubstantiated sustainability-related claims.

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