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Starbucks Becomes First National Coffee Retailer to Accept Reusable, Personal Cups
Starbucks Becomes First National Coffee Retailer to Accept Reusable, Personal Cups

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Starting January 3, 2024, customers will be able to use their own clean, personal cup at all company-operated stores and participating licensed stores in the US and Canada.

Can Advertising Ever Really Be Good for The Planet?
Can Advertising Ever Really Be Good for The Planet?

MARKETING AND COMMS - Ad-tech platform Good-Loop is helping advertisers connect with the public and overcome people’s desire to block ads by combining consumer engagement with charitable brand donations.

Building Trust to Propel Regenerative Ag Forward: Key Takeaways from COP28
Building Trust to Propel Regenerative Ag Forward: Key
Takeaways from COP28

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As we work to find common ground in addressing climate change, changemakers really need to examine what could happen if money and power weren’t a factor.

Digitization, Data Driving the Quest to Decarbonize Building Materials
Digitization, Data Driving the Quest to Decarbonize Building Materials

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Shaw’s Kellie Ballew spoke with Stacy Smedley, executive director of Building Transparency, about the organization’s role in decarbonizing the construction industry.

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These Underutilized Grains Hold the Key to Climate-Proofing Our Food System
These Underutilized Grains Hold the Key to Climate-Proofing Our Food System

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Sorghum and millets are versatile, fast-growing cereal crops able to produce reliable yields and high-quality nutrition amid variable climates and with low environmental impact.

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.

Cultivating Relationships, Understanding Around Food’s Place in Nature
Cultivating Relationships, Understanding Around Food’s Place in Nature

COLLABORATION - A unique partnership between a Japanese pizza chef and a CEO dedicated to regional revitalization created a ‘cook’s sanctuary,’ where cooks and the public can connect and learn about the importance of food sustainability.

Collaborative Sustainability Initiatives Driving Innovation in Manufacturing Clusters
Collaborative Sustainability Initiatives Driving Innovation in Manufacturing Clusters

COLLABORATION - Examples such as the Net-Zero Basque Industrial Super Cluster show how targeted, collaborative sustainability efforts can set new standards for environmental responsibility in manufacturing — leading the way in industrial innovation and global competition.

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WWF Report Reveals Progress on Some of the World’s Biggest Brands' Plastic Footprints
WWF Report Reveals Progress on Some of the World’s Biggest Brands' Plastic Footprints

WASTE NOT - While ReSource: Plastic members are demonstrating that plastic reporting is possible, voluntary corporate action is not sufficient to address the scale and urgency of the plastic waste crisis.

An Early Adopter’s Guide to Sustainability: 5 Lessons Learned
An Early Adopter’s Guide to Sustainability: 5 Lessons Learned

WALKING THE TALK - Companies that challenge the idea of business-as-usual can set the pace of innovation for their peers despite the risk of failure. And you might just unlock a new way of doing business and see ripple effects for years to come.

Virtual Travel Offers New Perspectives, Accessibility to Hard-to-Reach Natural Wonders
Virtual Travel Offers New Perspectives, Accessibility to Hard-to-Reach Natural Wonders

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - While tourism has returned to pre-pandemic levels and the industry re-embraces physical travel, virtual travel operators see a different future on the horizon.

Under Armour’s Breakthrough Fiber-Shed Test Method Now Available to Industry
Under Armour’s Breakthrough Fiber-Shed Test Method Now Available to Industry

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The brand is sharing its solution with the apparel industry and suppliers, and developing a reduced-shed version of its largest fleece offering.

2024 Outlook: Sustainable Businesses Must Partner and Help Sustain Others
2024 Outlook: Sustainable Businesses Must Partner and Help Sustain Others

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Through Citizen Verizon, we have the opportunity and obligation to leverage our technology to drive positive societal impact across key areas: Digital Inclusion, Climate Protection and Human Prosperity.

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As COP28 Goes Into Overtime, Hope Dwindles for Meaningful Climate Agreement
As COP28 Goes Into Overtime, Hope Dwindles for Meaningful Climate Agreement

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Climate groups and world leaders decry draft agreement as falling fatally short of the clarity and ambition the climate and economy demand — including a phase-out of fossil fuels.

Brands People Love on Purpose, feat. Tony's Chocolonely
Brands People Love on Purpose, feat. Tony's Chocolonely

WALKING THE TALK - We spoke with Aidaly Sosa — Tony’s Head of Marketing, USA — about the culture that drives the brand’s purpose to make chocolate 100% exploitation free.

Can a Systems Approach Unlock the Value of Waste? Yes, Here’s How
Can a Systems Approach Unlock the Value of Waste? Yes, Here’s How

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Alongside collaborators such as BanQu and New Energy Blue, we’re redefining what we think of as waste — designing for more sustainable materials and recyclability; and valuing people such as waste pickers and farmers, right from the start.

Carrot and Stick: European & US Businesses Must Learn From Each Other to Become More Sustainable
Carrot and Stick: European & US Businesses Must Learn From Each Other to Become
More Sustainable

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As our North American operations continue to grow rapidly, we have witnessed in microcosm the sustainability benefits of marrying together US innovation and efficiency with European standards.

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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Could AI Hold the Key for Brands Struggling to Unlock the Ambition-Action Conundrum?
Could AI Hold the Key for Brands Struggling to Unlock the Ambition-Action Conundrum?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As Ubuntoo co-founder Peter Schelstraete explains, AI tools allow us to decrease ‘unknowns’ exponentially; but he makes it clear that his technology will not replace human expertise.

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