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Brands Putting Rubber to Road to Create a Regenerative Near-Future
Brands Putting Rubber to Road to Create a Regenerative Near-Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Keynotes on day 2 of SB’23 San Diego touched on everything from optimizing global companies’ resource use, building regenerative supply chains, and partnerships addressing the environmental and human impacts of plastic pollution to standing firm in the face of backlash.

EY, Microsoft Partner to Advance Sustainability Education Worldwide with ‘Green Skills Passport’
EY, Microsoft Partner to Advance Sustainability Education Worldwide with ‘Green Skills Passport’

COLLABORATION - The program will position learners ages 16 and over to thrive in the evolving market for jobs related to sustainability and climate change; and provide NGOs a platform to empower underserved communities with new, employable skills.

Toward Resilient Coffee Farming: Nestlé Offers Farmers Weather Insurance, Contributes to Regenerative-Ag Guidebook
Toward Resilient Coffee Farming: Nestlé Offers Farmers Weather Insurance, Contributes to Regenerative-Ag Guidebook

SUPPLY CHAIN - Nestlé is piloting a weather-insurance program for over 800 smallholder farmers in Indonesia and has contributed to a guide for coffee farmers to shift to regenerative practices.

Mental Health Is a Universal Human Right: How to Protect That in Our Climate-Changing World
Mental Health Is a Universal Human Right: How to Protect That in Our Climate-Changing World

MARKETING AND COMMS - Whilst we celebrate World Mental Health Day, we also need to be realistic about the relationship between our natural environment and mental wellbeing — and find proactive ways to protect both.

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BODYHEAT: How SWG3 Is Heating Up the Dance Floor to Cool Down the Planet
BODYHEAT: How SWG3 Is Heating Up the Dance Floor to Cool Down the Planet

CLEANTECH - In the Glasgow megavenue, BODYHEAT technology transforms the energy generated by visitors into sustainable power — utilizing a previously wasted, and readily available, power source.

Starbucks Developing Climate-Resistant Coffee Tree Varietals
Starbucks Developing Climate-Resistant Coffee Tree Varietals

SUPPLY CHAIN - The coffee giant has developed six new varieties of Arabica beans that can better withstand some of the worsening effects of climate change – particularly, diseases such as coffee rust.

US Government Launches Climate Corps to Train Youth with Skills Needed to Tackle the Climate Crisis
US Government Launches Climate Corps to Train Youth with Skills Needed to Tackle the Climate Crisis

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In its first year, the American Climate Corps aims to put more than 20,000 young people on career pathways in the growing fields of clean energy, conservation and climate resilience.

L’Oréal Launches €15M Climate Emergency Fund
L’Oréal Launches €15M Climate Emergency Fund

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The new endowment fund will reach vulnerable communities facing greatest disaster risk through partnerships with both local disaster-relief organizations and international NGOs.

AI Is Helping Brands Address Forced Labor in Supply Chains
AI Is Helping Brands Address Forced Labor in Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - As companies have faced reputational risk due to the uncovering of labor abuses from suppliers that many did not even realize were supplying them, there’s been a push to better manage and ensure supply-chain transparency — with technology playing a key role.

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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.

As DOE Invests $1.2B in Direct Air Capture, Climate Justice Groups Decry Business as Usual
As DOE Invests $1.2B in Direct Air Capture, Climate Justice Groups Decry Business as Usual

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Many see DAC as a necessary, if imperfect, tool for achieving needed carbon reductions; but climate justice groups oppose anything that perpetuates petrochemical operation, which often disproportionately harms communities where they are built.

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.’

A Defiant Optimist: How One Woman Has Reshaped Finance to Fight Global Inequality
A Defiant Optimist: How One Woman Has Reshaped Finance to Fight Global Inequality

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - “By valuing and giving a voice to [women of color], and recognizing their potential as solutions and stabilizers, impact investing is a powerful way to build systemic resilience … and reduce the negative impact of climate change on everyone.” — Durreen Shahnaz

Salesforce, Deloitte, WEF Calling on Startups Ready to Fuel Sustainable Aviation
Salesforce, Deloitte, WEF Calling on Startups Ready to Fuel Sustainable Aviation

CLEANTECH - The challenge seeks next-generation aviation solutions including alternative fuels and propulsion technologies; and innovations in feedstock, engineering, and physical and market infrastructure.

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More Companies with Large Water Footprints Are Taking Action; But Gaps Remain
More Companies with Large Water Footprints Are Taking Action; But Gaps Remain

WALKING THE TALK - Adequate water-stewardship goals must address the full range of water issues across the value chain — including amount of water used, impacts on water quality, ecosystem health and communities’ access to safe water.

Tourism Shaped by 'Unseen' Communities Surfaces Unheard Stories, Infuses Capital Into Destinations
Tourism Shaped by 'Unseen' Communities Surfaces Unheard Stories, Infuses Capital Into Destinations

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Instead of the traditional approach of shielding tourists from places' 'messy' parts, more travel-focused social enterprises are working with marginalized communities to introduce tourists to their destination’s complex fabric.

Brands Rally to Bolster Maui in Wildfire-Relief Effort
Brands Rally to Bolster Maui in Wildfire-Relief Effort

COLLABORATION - Here are some of the companies and organizations that have stepped up to contribute to relief for the affected community.

In Response to Uyghur Forced Labor Scrutiny, Supply Chains Are Becoming More Opaque
In Response to Uyghur Forced Labor Scrutiny, Supply Chains Are Becoming More Opaque

SUPPLY CHAIN - Since the passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act in 2022, which banned US imports from companies linked to it, solar-industry sourcing is becoming 'less transparent.' Now, the results of inaction are affecting suppliers for car batteries and printers.

Free, Open-Source Recycling Ecosystem Is Making Plastic ‘Precious’
Free, Open-Source Recycling Ecosystem Is Making Plastic ‘Precious’

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Precious Plastic is all about democratizing circularity. And it’s enabling a new form of craftsmanship: One in which anyone, anywhere, can start a small business recycling and making new products from plastic waste.

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Landmark Report Sets Out 7 Steps for Embedding Nature, Equity Goals into Global Financial Activity
Landmark Report Sets Out 7 Steps for Embedding Nature, Equity Goals into Global Financial Activity

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The Taskforce on Nature Markets asserts an unprecedented shift towards accurately pricing nature in global markets must occur to deliver on nature, climate and equity goals.

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