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Powering Earth from Space: Can We Solve Our Energy Crisis Without Destroying the Environment?
Powering Earth from Space: Can We Solve Our Energy Crisis Without Destroying the Environment?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - There is immense potential for sustainable innovation in the ever-growing space economy — in ways that could bring the industry’s own impacts, and an infinite source of solar power, back down to Earth.

Lululemon’s Enzymatically Recycled Nylon 6,6 Advancing Circular Fashion
Lululemon’s Enzymatically Recycled Nylon 6,6 Advancing Circular Fashion

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The brand has partnered with Samsara Eco to extract nylon 6,6 from end-of-life textiles, demonstrating the potential to create a fully circular ecosystem for apparel.

Relationality in AI: The Missing Link for Regenerative Sustainability
Relationality in AI: The Missing Link for Regenerative Sustainability

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Regenerative sustainability provides a pragmatic foundation to demonstrate caregiving and relationality to people and planet. It shouldn’t be a ‘battle against climate change;’ it should be a ‘relationship we’re working to heal.’

How Singapore Became Asia's Launch Pad for Sustainable Innovation & Tech
How Singapore Became Asia's Launch Pad for Sustainable Innovation & Tech

CLEANTECH - We spoke with Damian Chan, EVP of the Singapore Economic Development Board, to learn more about how it is driving sustainability and the energy transition in the island nation.

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Streamlining Certification Will Help Scale a Sustainable Food System
Streamlining Certification Will Help Scale a Sustainable Food System

SUPPLY CHAIN - The often-arduous process for meeting sustainable certification requirements can be daunting, if not prohibitive, for smallholder farmers. Digitizing the process removes pain points for both farmers and the companies that source their crops.

How SustainCERT and Regrow Ag Are Transforming Cotton Cultivation
How SustainCERT and Regrow Ag Are Transforming Cotton Cultivation

SUPPLY CHAIN - SustainCERT, through its Value Change Initiative and partnership with Regrow Ag, is working to promote resilience across the cotton value chain.

Meet the Startup Guiding Companies Toward Net Zero — Via Circular Design
Meet the Startup Guiding Companies Toward Net Zero — Via Circular Design

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - For the hordes of companies still struggling to make good on their net-zero commitments, comply with impending climate-disclosure legislation and figure out what ‘circularity’ even means, Pentatonic is here to help.

This App Could Be Key to Securing Fisher Livelihoods, Restoring Fish Stocks
This App Could Be Key to Securing Fisher Livelihoods, Restoring Fish Stocks

SUPPLY CHAIN - Abalobi's easily scalable app enables traceability previously unseen in small-scale fisheries and connects fishers directly with buyers — reducing dependency on middlemen, resulting in fairer prices and ethical produce for consumers.

Vivobarefoot & Balena Take Next Step Toward Regenerative Barefootwear
Vivobarefoot & Balena Take Next Step Toward Regenerative Barefootwear

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The footwear manufacturer and material-science company aim to deliver the world’s first 3D-printed, made-to-measure footwear that is fully compostable.

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WEF: Disinformation, Societal Fragmentation Top Global Risks as Environmental Threats Intensify
WEF: Disinformation, Societal Fragmentation Top Global Risks as Environmental Threats Intensify

THE NEXT ECONOMY - 'Global Risks Report 2024' calls for greater cooperation between the public and private sectors to focus global cooperation on rapidly building guardrails for the most disruptive emerging risks.

Innovating for Impact: The Sustainable Tech Trends to Watch in 2024
Innovating for Impact: The Sustainable Tech Trends to Watch in 2024

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Many companies have embarked on their sustainability journey. In 2024, the challenge will be to prioritize the innovations that add the most impact.

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.

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.

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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From Historic Foundations to Today’s Debates on Artificial Intelligence
From Historic Foundations to Today’s Debates on Artificial Intelligence

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Fears about the uncontrolled growth of artificial intelligence have exploded into public debate this year. Day 2 of the UN Business and Human Rights Forum examined the challenges through a human-rights lens.

More Sustainable Animal Protein Is Possible Through Innovative Breeding and Genetics
More Sustainable Animal Protein Is Possible Through Innovative Breeding and Genetics

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A blend of technology, sustainability practices and advanced genetics that is helping revolutionize the beef and dairy industries is emerging to address our global protein-deficiency problem.

How Circularity, AI Are Mending Cracks in Our Fractured Food System
How Circularity, AI Are Mending Cracks in Our Fractured Food System

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Naturally, food and its many issues has been a major topic this week at SB’23 San Diego. Here, two panels of innovators share their approaches to filling in systemic gaps in our food system.

Animal-Free Egg Whites: The Next Frontier in Ethical, Sustainable Protein
Animal-Free Egg Whites: The Next Frontier in Ethical, Sustainable Protein

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - No chickens were harmed in the making of Onego Bio’s Bioalbumen — which has a 90% lower carbon footprint than traditional egg production, 10 times better yields and at price parity.

Connecting the Dots: Digital Tools Helping Companies Tackle Scope 3 Emissions
Connecting the Dots: Digital Tools Helping Companies Tackle Scope 3 Emissions

SUPPLY CHAIN - Quantifying scope 3 is undeniably daunting. But the Partnership for Carbon Transparency is working to create the 'internet for emissions data' — which would set a common framework for all organizations to seamlessly connect, exchange and derive insights from emissions data.

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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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