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The Social-Purpose Economy Is Coming of Age
The Social-Purpose Economy Is Coming of Age

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The purpose economy is becoming a force in Canada and around the world. Now is the time to help it overcome any growing pains and highlight the purpose gains to put business and humanity on a sustainable path at scale.

Industry Working to Make Chocolate Production Sweeter for Cocoa Farmers
Industry Working to Make Chocolate Production Sweeter for Cocoa Farmers

SUPPLY CHAIN - Waitrose is the latest retailer to partner with Tony’s Open Chain — a Tony’s Chocolonely initiative to end exploitation in the industry; while the World Cocoa Foundation launches a methodology for measuring household income and living incomes for farmers.

Is It Time for Old Solutions to New Problems?
Is It Time for Old Solutions to New Problems?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - It’s clear we need a fundamental shift in how we perceive and manage our finite resources. But as more and more businesses shift away from profit at all costs to profit with purpose, hopefully we will all soon 'share more, waste less.'

5 Retail Giants Partner on VC to Scale Sustainable Innovation
5 Retail Giants Partner on VC to Scale Sustainable Innovation

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - W23 Global is the first retailer-led venture fund to seek entrepreneurs and early-stage ventures offering solutions to a range of common sustainability challenges.

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Cocktails for a Cause: Mission-Driven Distilleries Champion Conservation
Cocktails for a Cause: Mission-Driven Distilleries Champion Conservation

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Alma del Jaguar Tequila and Mutiny Island Vodka are using their small but growing footprint to protect jaguars in a volatile borderland and expand the potential of an underused superfood, respectively.

First 3 Carbon-Offset Programs Deemed Trustworthy by Integrity Council
First 3 Carbon-Offset Programs Deemed Trustworthy by Integrity Council

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In what it’s calling a new chapter of trust and standardization for the voluntary carbon market, the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market gives three carbon-crediting programs its seal of approval.

More Beauty Retailers Embracing a Circular Economy for Packaging
More Beauty Retailers Embracing a Circular Economy for Packaging

WASTE NOT - New initiatives from Kiehl’s, Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart and Ulta lay further groundwork for reducing the beauty industry’s massive plastic footprint.

Major Snack Brands Continue to Cut Plastic in Packaging
Major Snack Brands Continue to Cut Plastic in Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - While Walkers and the British Crisp Co shift to paper, Mars embraces digital simulation software to slash its amount of plastic needed.

Is Misinformation Derailing Climate Action in Agriculture?
Is Misinformation Derailing Climate Action in Agriculture?

MARKETING AND COMMS - In this, the biggest election year in history, Changing Markets Foundation investigates the damaging spread of misinformation online concerning the meat and dairy industry and how it is influencing both policy and public opinion.

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New Ways of Catching, Producing Seafood Could Boost Health of Aquatic Ecosystems
New Ways of Catching, Producing Seafood Could Boost Health of Aquatic Ecosystems

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - More conscientious catch methods and the rise of cultivated seafood could help take the pressure off of overfished marine ecosystems — whose health is critical for planetary health.

Dr. Martens, IKEA Push Circular Fashion Further Into the Mainstream
Dr. Martens, IKEA Push Circular Fashion Further Into the Mainstream

WASTE NOT - IKEA has created a collection made from recycled coworker uniforms; while Dr. Martens’ Genix Nappa collection features recycled-leather remakes of three of the iconic shoe brand’s signature styles.

New Report Helps Companies Stop Bankrolling Climate Change
New Report Helps Companies Stop Bankrolling Climate Change

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - 'Carbon Bankroll 2.0' illuminates the huge, untapped climate impact of the US financial system — how it is undermining leading companies’ climate action, and why companies’ financial management may be their greatest lever for climate progress.

Kind Traveler Adds SLO to Destinations Where ‘Every Stay Gives Back’
Kind Traveler Adds SLO to Destinations Where ‘Every Stay Gives Back’

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Kind Traveler’s responsible-tourism model now helps San Luis Obispo, California further its tree-planting efforts and progress toward its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2035.

Brands and the Responsibility for Sustainable Shopping Habits
Brands and the Responsibility for Sustainable Shopping Habits

MARKETING AND COMMS - As we work to find a balance between greenwashing and greenhushing sustainability claims, here are several tips for brands to keep authentically guiding consumers toward better purchases.

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Direct Sourcing, Community Development Paving Paths to Sustainable Chocolate
Direct Sourcing, Community Development Paving Paths to Sustainable Chocolate

SUPPLY CHAIN - With major markets passing environmental and human rights due-diligence requirements, sustainable commodity sourcing may soon no longer be optional — and brands that have invested and built relationships with farmers will be the winners.

ThredUp: Resale Grew 15x Faster than Retail in 2023
ThredUp: Resale Grew 15x Faster than Retail in 2023

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Online resale is expected to more than double in the next 5 years, reaching $40B by 2028; 40% of voters say they’re more likely to vote for a candidate that supports circularity in fashion.

CDP: Water Now a Major Risk for World’s Supply Chains
CDP: Water Now a Major Risk for World’s Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - With $77B under threat due to water risk in supply chains, 50% of large corporate buyers now engage suppliers on water issues; but only 14% financially incentivize senior leaders to act on water.

Why Working with Social Innovators Advancing Racial, Ethnic Equity Is Smart Business
Why Working with Social Innovators Advancing Racial, Ethnic Equity Is Smart Business

WALKING THE TALK - New Schwab Foundation research provides scalable lessons on how to drive value creation by addressing systemic socioeconomic exclusion at the local and global levels.

Hellmann’s AI-Enabled Tool Reveals Your Fridge’s Meal Potential
Hellmann’s AI-Enabled Tool Reveals Your Fridge’s Meal Potential

WASTE NOT - Meal Reveal, developed in collaboration with Google Cloud, uses simple fridge scan to help consumers overcome ‘fridge blindness’ and reduce household food waste.

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5th Annual Chocolate Scorecard Paints Bittersweet Picture of the Industry
5th Annual Chocolate Scorecard Paints Bittersweet Picture of the Industry

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Scorecard — which evaluates global chocolate manufacturers, brands and retailers on social and environmental criteria in seven areas — helps consumers make ethical purchasing decisions and incentivizes companies to improve their performance in these areas.

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