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Concrete Is Causing the Downfall of Cities. Literally.
Concrete Is Causing the Downfall of Cities. Literally.

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In addition to generating 8% of global carbon emissions, recent studies have highlighted another negative impact of the world’s most popular building material — its weight, which is causing a host of coastal cities to sink faster than sea levels are rising.

Communicating Sustainability: Supplier-Brand Partnerships Can Make All the Difference
Communicating Sustainability: Supplier-Brand Partnerships Can Make All the Difference

MARKETING AND COMMS - The “right” messaging will always involve being clear, specific and transparent — but learning which words and claims will meet consumers’ expectations, build their trust and inspire their purchases will require research best done though collaborative partnerships.

New Project Drawdown Strategy Will Engage Agriculture in the Climate Fight
New Project Drawdown Strategy Will Engage Agriculture in the Climate Fight

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Drawdown Food will advance science and share insights at the intersection of food, agriculture, land use and climate change.

From Theory to Practice: Uncovering Synergies to Drive Tangible Impact
From Theory to Practice: Uncovering Synergies to Drive Tangible Impact

WALKING THE TALK - This week at SB Brand-Led Culture Change, layered discussions examined the complex potential of AI to optimize sustainability impact, as well as how to achieve internal alignment across departments with perceived different priorities.

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Amidst India’s Tourism Boom, Boutique Accommodations Focus on Sustainability
Amidst India’s Tourism Boom, Boutique Accommodations Focus on Sustainability

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Whereas the country’s major cities have attracted the major hotel construction in the past, boutique properties and hotel chains alike are popping up in lesser-known areas — to showcase not only the natural appeal but the proprietors’ commitment to the environment and local communities.

Cultural Intelligence, Collaboration Keys to Changing the Sustainability Conversation
Cultural Intelligence, Collaboration Keys to Changing the Sustainability Conversation

MARKETING AND COMMS - Day one of Sustainable Brands’ Brand-Led Culture Change event was filled with rich discussions on the power of partnerships, hits and misses in brand communication, and the power of art to open hearts and minds.

New Guide Outlines 7 Principles for Partnering with Frontline Communities
New Guide Outlines 7 Principles for Partnering with Frontline Communities

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Business Guide to Advancing Climate Justice grounds its principles in the experiences of the communities most affected by climate change to empower businesses to prioritize regenerative practices and social responsibility.

Brands, Listen Up: Consumers, Regulators Cracking Down on Greenwashing
Brands, Listen Up: Consumers, Regulators Cracking Down on Greenwashing

MARKETING AND COMMS - The most recent spate of controversies over misleading brand sustainability claims raises pertinent questions for marketers everywhere.

Despite Global Commitments, Deforestation Is Surging: 5 Ways Companies Can Right the Ship
Despite Global Commitments, Deforestation Is Surging: 5 Ways Companies Can Right the Ship

SUPPLY CHAIN - October’s commitment by the countries home to our major rainforests — as well as prior agreements from COP, the US and the EU — show serious intent. Here’s how companies can effectively protect critical biodiversity.

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Will a Global Plastics Treaty Effectively Curb Plastic Pollution?
Will a Global Plastics Treaty Effectively Curb Plastic Pollution?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Not at this rate: In one corner, industry bodies and petrochemical companies call for enhanced recycling and the increased use of materials with recycled content. In the other, climate campaigners continue to push for cuts in production — an argument that won’t be resolved anytime soon.

Leading the Change: Takeaways from the B Lab Champions Retreat
Leading the Change: Takeaways from the B Lab Champions Retreat

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - What if we centered our work and lives around showing up for ourselves, others and the planet? Here are three takeaways from the recent B Lab Champions Retreat on how we can turn talk into action.

Alternative Packaging Alliance Out to Reshape the Conversation Around Boxed Wine
Alternative Packaging Alliance Out to Reshape the Conversation Around Boxed Wine

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The group — comprised of seven higher-end wine producers — is bringing a decidedly hip, modern update to a segment with a big perception issue.

The SBTi Drama Underscores the Urgent Need for Valid Scope 3 Solutions
The SBTi Drama Underscores the Urgent Need for Valid Scope 3 Solutions

WALKING THE TALK - Whether carbon credits ought to be used to account for Scope 3 emissions is a debate that must continue — involving many more stakeholders, so that views on both sides of the fence are heard and considered.

15 Startups in Mars’ 1st ‘Unreasonable Food’ Cohort Poised to Future-Proof Food
15 Startups in Mars’ 1st ‘Unreasonable Food’ Cohort Poised to Future-Proof Food

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Mars Snacking and Unreasonable Group will work with the selected rapid-growth ventures to scale their sustainable solutions in the first year.

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Meet 2 Companies Upcycling Food Waste to Make Beauty More Sustainable
Meet 2 Companies Upcycling Food Waste to Make Beauty More Sustainable

WASTE NOT - Biotech startups Kaffe Bueno and The Upcycled Beauty Company are transforming food-manufacturing waste streams into high-quality ingredients for personal-care products.

Amazon Rainforest ‘Tops’ Forbes' Billionaires List
Amazon Rainforest ‘Tops’ Forbes' Billionaires List

SUPPLY CHAIN - The campaign from Natura, Forbes and Africa Creative highlights the power of the Amazon’s $317B bioeconomy and that the standing forest is worth seven times more than the potential earnings from its destruction.

This Startup Aims to Bring Back the Woolly Mammoth, But at What Cost?
This Startup Aims to Bring Back the Woolly Mammoth, But at What Cost?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Colossal Biosciences says its work to revive keystone species such as the mammoth could be a boon for ecological restoration and biodiversity preservation, but conservationists say it could become a moral and ethical quagmire.

New Global Music Initiative Highlights the Creative Value of Nature
New Global Music Initiative Highlights the Creative Value of Nature

MARKETING AND COMMS - Sounds Right aims to finally pay Nature royalties for her contributions to art and everything else on earth by prompting conversation, raising funds for conservation and inspiring millions of fans to take action.

Is Bipartisan Climate Policy Possible in the US?
Is Bipartisan Climate Policy Possible in the US?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The reality of climate change’s existence is not the debate that voters are interested in anymore: They have experienced it firsthand and care about solutions.

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Interface Commits to Carbon Negativity, Without Offsets, by 2040
Interface Commits to Carbon Negativity, Without Offsets, by 2040

WALKING THE TALK - The sustainability leader sets out to hit its climate goals through direct carbon reduction and carbon storage — and challenges industry peers to do the same.

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