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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.

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.

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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.

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.

How Real-Time Supply Chain Visibility Is Transforming the Food System
How Real-Time Supply Chain Visibility Is Transforming the Food System

SUPPLY CHAIN - Implementing traceability systems puts food companies in a better position to navigate the changing regulatory landscape, build consumer trust and contribute to a sustainable food system.

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Microsoft, Crown Estate Engage Budding Environmentalists in New Minecraft Education Worlds
Microsoft, Crown Estate Engage Budding Environmentalists in New Minecraft Education Worlds

MARKETING AND COMMS - The companies have collaborated on two new worlds aimed at engaging students on issues related to climate change and biodiversity; and to consider careers in areas such as engineering, sustainability and conservation.

WEF’s New Immersive Technology Hub to Address Climate Tipping Points
WEF’s New Immersive Technology Hub to Address Climate Tipping Points

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Part of the Global Collaboration Village, leaders can now come together in the metaverse to experience and solve the deepening effects of the climate crisis.

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.

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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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.

We Can Eat Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis
We Can Eat Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Applied to food supply chains, ambient IoT allows farmers, distributors, grocers, regulators and consumers to know where food came from, how far it traveled, how it was transported and stored, and what condition it’s in — in real time.

Could AI Root Out the Greenwash Marring Sustainability Communications?
Could AI Root Out the Greenwash Marring Sustainability Communications?

MARKETING AND COMMS - It's about to get more costly for companies that exaggerate environmental and social claims in their communications. But what if artificial intelligence could eradicate greenwash forever?

Waste Is Only Waste If We Waste It: Demystifying Anaerobic Digestion
Waste Is Only Waste If We Waste It: Demystifying Anaerobic Digestion

CLEANTECH - The benefits of anaerobic digestion for recycling various kinds of organic farm waste are far-reaching — including waste management, renewable energy generation, GHG reduction, economic advantages and agricultural sustainability.

Why a Circular Dress Code Will Always Be in Style
Why a Circular Dress Code Will Always Be in Style

WASTE NOT - Technology is the magic thread weaving the circular textile narrative together to ensure that fashion isn’t just a statement — but a sustainable, end-to-end lifecycle that respects our planet.

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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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