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Is the Chocolate Industry Ready for Europe’s Strict Due Diligence Requirements?
Is the Chocolate Industry Ready for Europe’s Strict Due Diligence Requirements?

SUPPLY CHAIN - The EU’s mandatory environmental and human rights due diligence laws will require companies, traders and farmers around the world to rethink how they source major commodities. But cacao may be the one to watch to see the impacts of these regulations.

10K Farmers, 18 Countries, 8 Commodities & 4 Ways to Co-Create an Equitable, Sustainable Food System
10K Farmers, 18 Countries, 8 Commodities & 4 Ways to Co-Create an Equitable, Sustainable Food System

SUPPLY CHAIN - For all the time and money spent examining challenges in global agriculture, little is spent understanding farmers’ perspectives. The Small Farmer Atlas is a starting point for companies and policymakers to center the perspectives of small-scale farmers in the design of sustainability and procurement policies.

NextWave Focuses on Inclusive, Equitable Strategies to Turn Plastic Pollution Into a Resource
NextWave Focuses on Inclusive, Equitable Strategies to Turn Plastic Pollution Into a Resource

WASTE NOT - The cross-industry collaborative has reached 80% of its goal of diverting 25K MT of ocean-bound plastic by 2025. Now, it is working to ensure that the plastic is sourced with high ethical standards.

Carbon Neutral Is Dead; Long Live Nature Positive
Carbon Neutral Is Dead; Long Live Nature Positive

THE NEXT ECONOMY - If we invest in public campaigns for nature positive and brands shout it from the rooftops, we save what was originally valuable about the voluntary carbon market while actually doing what’s right for nature.

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Inequality: The Sustainable Business Blind Spot
Inequality: The Sustainable Business Blind Spot

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Climate change affects everyone but in vastly unequal ways. To address this and drive real, sustainable change, businesses must ensure their sustainability strategies do not exacerbate existing inequalities even further.

Tapestry, ASICS Share Insights on Supply Chain Transformation in TrusTrace Traceability Roadmap
Tapestry, ASICS Share Insights on Supply Chain Transformation in TrusTrace Traceability Roadmap

SUPPLY CHAIN - Launched in collaboration with Fashion for Good, the Traceability Roadmap provides a step-by-step guide to implementing traceability to achieve ESG, compliance and business goals.

‘Doing the Doable’: How Alight Helps 4M Displaced People a Year & How Businesses Can Become Allies
‘Doing the Doable’: How Alight Helps 4M Displaced People a Year & How Businesses Can Become Allies

COLLABORATION - Alight CEO Jocelyn Wyatt shares how the NGO works to give the world’s displaced people a voice — and how businesses can catapult this movement of helping restore their security, dignity and opportunity.

New Certification Raises Bar for Restaurant Sustainability Practices
New Certification Raises Bar for Restaurant Sustainability Practices

WALKING THE TALK - The Food Made Good Sustainability Standard is the only certification designed to measure restaurants’ social and environmental impacts, wherever they are in the world. It also highlights areas for improvement and provides credibility in communicating sustainability practices to customers.

Community-Inclusive Supply Chain Helping Regenerate Ecosystems, Economies in South Asia
Community-Inclusive Supply Chain Helping Regenerate Ecosystems, Economies in South Asia

THE NEXT ECONOMY - By thinking of suppliers more as business partners, companies such as Tengri are creating new models for ethical, regenerative supply chains.

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Tony's Chocolonely Unveils Future-Proof Legal Structure to Protect Its Company Mission
Tony's Chocolonely Unveils Future-Proof Legal Structure to Protect Its Company Mission

WALKING THE TALK - The impact-driven chocolate brand hopes that Tony's Mission Lock will provide inspiration to other companies looking to protect their mission for the long term.

Lessons in Brand-Led Culture Change: Righting Wrongs, Scaling Impact and Recovering from Pushback
Lessons in Brand-Led Culture Change: Righting Wrongs, Scaling Impact and Recovering from Pushback

MARKETING AND COMMS - As Brand-Led Culture Change drew to a close, a number of insightful discussions got down to brass tacks and shared lessons learned while facing a number of nearly ubiquitous brand challenges.

Uncertain Times Require Decisive Brand Action: Blazing New Trails in Brand Activism
Uncertain Times Require Decisive Brand Action: Blazing New Trails in Brand Activism

MARKETING AND COMMS - On the final morning of Brand-Led Culture Change, keynote speakers tackled topics ranging from impactful partnerships and walking your ESG talk to the role of brands in creating a new ‘American Dream.’

How 2 Community-Focused Models Are Creating Value for Filipino Coconut Farmers
How 2 Community-Focused Models Are Creating Value for Filipino Coconut Farmers

SUPPLY CHAIN - Creating truly sustainable models that benefit local communities is a serious and often challenging commitment. But the benefits can be tremendous — both for the business and those in impoverished rural farming regions.

Data-Driven Tools Are Helping Brands Address Uyghur Forced Labor in Their Supply Chains
Data-Driven Tools Are Helping Brands Address Uyghur Forced Labor in Their Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Too many brands have long taken a lackadaisical approach to ensuring their supply chains are free of forced labor risk. That is no longer an option if they intend to walk their ethical talk.

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60+ Innovators Against Plastic Pollution Call for Pragmatic, Inclusive Global Plastics Treaty
60+ Innovators Against Plastic Pollution Call for Pragmatic, Inclusive Global Plastics Treaty

COLLABORATION - rePurpose Global, The Ocean Cleanup launch alliance of leading plastic-waste solutionists dedicated to empowering balanced and informed policymaking.

A Circular Economy Will Create Millions of Good Jobs; But Study Reveals Global North Bias
A Circular Economy Will Create Millions of Good Jobs; But Study Reveals Global North Bias

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A new report finds that only a handful of studies have examined whether and how a circular economy can alleviate poverty and benefit vulnerable communities in low-income countries.

High-Quality, Nature-Based Solutions in Indonesia: Allying with Communities, Restoring Ecosystems
High-Quality, Nature-Based Solutions in Indonesia: Allying with Communities, Restoring Ecosystems

COLLABORATION - When implemented thoughtfully, nature-based climate-action projects support biodiversity and connect communities, governments and other organizations to make long-lasting, impactful changes that no one group could do alone.

Estée Lauder Companies Advances Financial Literacy for Women in Shea Supply Chain
Estée Lauder Companies Advances Financial Literacy for Women in Shea Supply Chain

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The ELC Charitable Foundation’s work supports programs at the intersection of environmental sustainability and social impact, including investments in communities around the ELC supply chain.

Fashion Industry’s 4 Largest Women’s-Empowerment Programs ‘RISE’ to Scale Impact
Fashion Industry’s 4 Largest Women’s-Empowerment Programs ‘RISE’ to Scale Impact

SUPPLY CHAIN - RISE will build on the proven approaches and expertise of the four founding organizations, delivered through a growing network of local partners in Bangladesh, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Egypt and Pakistan.

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‘Secret Menu’ Reveals the Hidden Human Costs of the Food We Eat
‘Secret Menu’ Reveals the Hidden Human Costs of the Food We Eat

MARKETING AND COMMS - Hundreds of customers who scanned QR codes for restaurant menus across Canada in the past two months likely stumbled on secret menus instead, which revealed the hidden human costs behind popular food items.

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