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IRA Will Get US Halfway to Paris Goals; But We Need Mandates to Reach the Finish Line
IRA Will Get US Halfway to Paris Goals; But We Need Mandates to Reach the Finish Line

CLEANTECH - Keeping the planet below 1.5ºC will require rapid scaling of current technologies and deployment of emergent climate solutions — as well as innovative, binding policy interventions.

Beyond ‘Carbon Neutral:’ Refining Corporate Carbon-Credit Claims
Beyond ‘Carbon Neutral:’ Refining Corporate Carbon-Credit Claims

THE NEXT ECONOMY - With the explosive growth of the voluntary carbon market came concerns around carbon-reduction claims lacking clarity or being misleading. Several refined claims frameworks have emerged to bridge these gaps.

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.

Nestlé, Cargill, CCm Upcycling Cocoa Shells into Low-Carbon Fertilizer
Nestlé, Cargill, CCm Upcycling Cocoa Shells into Low-Carbon Fertilizer

WASTE NOT - As part of Nestlé’s bid to source 50% of its key ingredients from regenerative-ag methods by 2030, the three are turning the waste steam into a win-win, circular solution for food companies and farmers alike.

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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.

Nike Unveils Fully Circular Shoe Designed for Disassembly, Recyclability
Nike Unveils Fully Circular Shoe Designed for Disassembly, Recyclability

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Nike’s ISPA (Improvise, Scavenge, Protect, Adapt) design philosophy challenges creators to experiment, break molds and reimagine products. The ISPA Link Axis uses interlocking components, as few materials as possible and zero glue.

bluesign Continues to Clean Up Fashion with Expansion into Denim, Footwear
bluesign Continues to Clean Up Fashion with Expansion into Denim, Footwear

SUPPLY CHAIN - Partnerships with brands including Madewell and Vibram will help adapt bluesign’s existing standards and guidelines for two untapped industries.

Reports Lay Out the True Cost of Frequent Flyer Programs, Private Jets
Reports Lay Out the True Cost of Frequent Flyer Programs, Private Jets

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Frequent flyer reward programs encourage flyers to emit up to 34x their lifetime carbon budget; while flying private can pollute up to 30x more than a standard flight.

The Tennessee River’s Biggest Fan Is a 14-Year-Old Boy Passionate About Conservation
The Tennessee River’s Biggest Fan Is a 14-Year-Old Boy Passionate About Conservation

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - In this conversation with ‘the Conservation Kid,’ Cash Daniels, we learn more about what drives his passion to clean up the Tennessee River and lead his generation toward a brighter future.

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Consumers Want More Sustainable Packaging But Struggle to Identify It
Consumers Want More Sustainable Packaging But Struggle to Identify It

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Retailers continue to refine what packaging they find acceptable to answer consumer demand for more sustainable solutions — and consumer goods companies must keep innovating to keep pace.

In the Face of a Polycrisis, a Transformative Mindset Is Business’ Only Way Forward
In the Face of a Polycrisis, a Transformative Mindset Is Business’ Only Way Forward

BUSINESS CASE - Forum for the Future’s latest 'Future of Sustainability' report sets out four plausible trajectories for how companies can respond to current threats and opportunities across markets.

Commons App Informing, Facilitating Mass Shifts in Climate-Influenced Consumer Living & Spending
Commons App Informing, Facilitating Mass Shifts in Climate-Influenced Consumer Living & Spending

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Highlighting the impact of individual purchases and their associated emissions output, the app — fresh off a large funding round — is evolving to meet the daily spending directives of its users.

No More Styrofoam: 2 Startups Creating Viable, Sustainable Alternatives with Ag Waste
No More Styrofoam: 2 Startups Creating Viable, Sustainable Alternatives with Ag Waste

WASTE NOT - By upcycling coconut husks and shrimp shells, Fortuna Cools and Cruz Foam are diverting agricultural waste from landfill and offering circular polystyrene alternatives that match its performance.

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.’

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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

Introducing Resilience Science: A Visionary Shift for Corporate Strategy and Reporting
Introducing Resilience Science: A Visionary Shift for Corporate Strategy and Reporting

NEW METRICS - Climate resilience is the ‘resilience of a company’s strategy and business model to climate-related changes, developments and uncertainties.’ This language is worth reflecting on, as it brings the concept of resilience science into mainstream business thinking.

In Current Regulatory Climate, Alt Proteins Can’t Cut It in Race to Reduce Impact of Food
In Current Regulatory Climate, Alt Proteins Can’t Cut It in Race to Reduce Impact of Food

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Phasing out animal agriculture over the next 15 years could reduce GHGs 68% by the year 2100. Yet, ongoing lobbying and subsidies in the US and EU are not giving alternatives the chance to fully compete.

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.

2 New Reports Zero in on Materials’ Biggest Impacts in Fashion Supply Chains
2 New Reports Zero in on Materials’ Biggest Impacts in Fashion Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - The publicly available reports, commissioned by the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, are part of a roadmap toward industry decarbonization.

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Mercari: Brands Would Do Well to Join the ‘Resale Revolution’
Mercari: Brands Would Do Well to Join the ‘Resale Revolution’

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Younger consumers are pushing resale into mainstream retail; and it’s changing how brands, platforms and other services that support commerce support and strategize around it.

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