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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.

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.

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.

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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Kroger Becomes Latest Retailer to Protect Biodiversity
Kroger Becomes Latest Retailer to Protect Biodiversity

SUPPLY CHAIN - The new policy will protect more pollinators and create a more sustainable produce supply chain; but campaigners say more industrywide action is needed.

Flashfood Offers a Solution to Food Waste That Doesn’t Leave the Grocery Store
Flashfood Offers a Solution to Food Waste That Doesn’t Leave the Grocery Store

WASTE NOT - The platform connects shoppers with near-expiration food coming directly from grocery shelves at a significant discount.

‘Tis the Season of ‘Giving Back:’ The Environmental Impact of Holiday Returns
‘Tis the Season of ‘Giving Back:’ The Environmental Impact of Holiday
Returns

WASTE NOT - Addressing the fate of returned items — and the larger issue of 'wrap, return, repeat' consumer culture — requires adoption of smart technologies to offset losses and improve retail’s environmental impact during the holiday season and beyond.

The 5 Biggest Packaging Trends Impacting Sustainability in 2024
The 5 Biggest Packaging Trends Impacting Sustainability in 2024

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Improved automation is a major driver behind several of the biggest trends that will impact packaging sustainability in 2024.

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.

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Cradle to Cradle Certified: Ever Honing a Leading-Edge Standard for Product Sustainability
Cradle to Cradle Certified: Ever Honing a Leading-Edge Standard for Product
Sustainability

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Shaw’s Tara Currier sat down with Elwyn Grainger-Jones, new ED of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, to learn more about how the Institute drives continued improvements in products across industries.

Navigating the Holiday Waste Conundrum: The Pragmatic Role of AI in Retail Sustainability
Navigating the Holiday Waste Conundrum: The Pragmatic Role of AI in Retail Sustainability

WASTE NOT - The use of AI in retail planning is now a strategic imperative in the fight against waste of all kinds — including the rampant waste created during the holiday season.

Summit Provides Ecosystem-wide Look at Groundwork for a Regenerative Food Future
Summit Provides Ecosystem-wide Look at Groundwork for a Regenerative Food Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - SB’23 San Diego concluded with the inaugural Regenerative Agriculture Summit, in which players from the field explored the shared opportunities offered by regenerative ag — where sustainable practices intersect with economic growth.

4 Keys to Accurately Accounting for Your Company’s Impacts on Nature
4 Keys to Accurately Accounting for Your Company’s Impacts on Nature

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - This week at SB’23 San Diego, Context Nature shared guiding principles with which business can bridge nature and finance strategies; and three companies shared lessons learned from enacting their own biodiversity commitments.

Princeton, Microsoft Co-Develop Wireless Solution to Combat Produce Waste
Princeton, Microsoft Co-Develop Wireless Solution to Combat Produce Waste

WASTE NOT - High-frequency wireless tech will help suppliers sort fruit based on fine-grained ripeness measurements — enabling distributors and retailers to save good fruit and veg from being thrown out with the bad, and move ripe fruit to the front of the line.

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Best Paw Forward: Turning Companywide Commitment into Purpose-Driven Performance
Best Paw Forward: Turning Companywide Commitment into Purpose-Driven Performance

LEADERSHIP - While many companies now understand the value of dedicated ESG leadership, there remains no real playbook for how to get started. Here’s how ESG practitioners can standardize sustainability-forward operations and innovation across workstreams.

Renovate or Rebuild: M&S Oxford St Planning Decision Fuels Debate About ‘Sustainable’ Construction
Renovate or Rebuild: M&S Oxford St Planning Decision Fuels Debate About ‘Sustainable’ Construction

WALKING THE TALK - The retailer argued that a new store would be 25% more energy efficient; but environmentalists say the Oxford Street demolish-rebuild plan would have sent 40K tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.

Danfoss ‘Smart Store’ Sets New Bar for Energy-Efficient Supermarkets
Danfoss ‘Smart Store’ Sets New Bar for Energy-Efficient Supermarkets

CLEANTECH - The Smart Store — expected to be ~50% more energy efficient than a typical supermarket — will also work as Danfoss’ test center for energy-efficiency technologies.

Home-Improvement Retailers Across the World Come Together to Address Scope 3 Emissions
Home-Improvement Retailers Across the World Come Together to Address Scope 3 Emissions

COLLABORATION - The EDRA/GHIN Scope 3 taskforce will agree on consistent methodologies in how carbon data is treated through the supply chain and share best practices in both reporting and accelerating the industry’s progress in reducing Scope 3.

How to Design In-Store Experiences to Guide Shoppers Toward Climate-Friendlier Food Choices
How to Design In-Store Experiences to Guide Shoppers Toward Climate-Friendlier Food Choices

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Danish grocery giant Coop’s impactful partnership with Krukow Behavioral Design yielded insights for any retailer looking to enlist its customers’ help in reducing food-related carbon emissions.

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Reimagining Retail: 3 Strategies to Help Shape the Future We Want
Reimagining Retail: 3 Strategies to Help Shape the Future We Want

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As Brand-Led Culture Change continued, we heard from a number of players touching retail on how they’re nudging consumers toward more climate-friendly purchases and shifting the model to create a more just and inclusive shopping experience.

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