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Primark and CottonConnect: Bringing Sustainable Cotton from Field to Fashion

Primark and CottonConnect: Bringing Sustainable Cotton from Field to Fashion

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. Primark’s Sustainable Cotton Programme — potentially the largest independent programme managed by a fashion retailer — enables it to trace the source of its sustainable cotton, right down to the community it was grown in.

Why We're Committed to Ensuring Access to Parks for All by 2050

At 10 Minute Walk, we are working with city leaders across the US to make sure that 100 percent of people in US cities have access to safe, quality green space within a 10-minute walk by 2050.

US Corporates, Governments, NGOs Join Global Push to Plant 1T Trees

Healthy and resilient forests are a key part of efforts to combat the negative impacts of climate change. Studies have shown trees can reduce temperatures by 9 degrees and energy costs by $7.8 billion a year. 

We Need Safe Water to Fight COVID-19 — And We Need to Provide It Now

Now that we have entered a moment of heightened global awareness of safe water as a cornerstone of public health and community well-being, we must join hands with others to make the investments needed to save lives. 

US Plastics Pact Aims to Ignite Further Change Toward Circular Economy for Plastic

60+ brands, retailers, government agencies, and NGOs collaborate to advance all plastic packaging to become reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

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General Mills, Nestlé, Walmart CEOs Lead Coalition to End Food Waste Worldwide

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. The Coalition of Action to End Food Waste aims to enact measures that benefit the environment and the global economy, and ensure more food makes it to stores and onto consumers’ tables.

Strengthening Collaboration Between Farmers and Landowners Key to Improving Conservation

The relationship between non-operating landowners, which own 62% of Midwest farmland, and the farmers to whom they rent land is vital to achieving wide-scale adoption of soil-health and nutrient-management practices across US croplands.

Coalition of CEOs Endorses Economic Roadmap for Sustainable Post-COVID Recovery

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. In an open letter, the group of 14 CEOs calls on governments to accelerate such a transition by recognizing and supporting purpose-first business as an emerging fourth sector of the economy.

Going Green (and Blue): Three Lessons Learned from a Circular Partnership

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. As CHEP and Ice River Springs have worked together in pursuit of a stronger circular economy, we’ve learned a number of lessons. We want to share a few with you, in hopes that they’ll spark inspiration for your own operations.

Illinois City’s Success with Biodiesel Influences Neighboring Communities

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. By selling B20 biodiesel to neighboring municipal agencies and organizations, Moline has expanded its impact on air quality across the Quad Cities region — and shown the community that improving air quality is a collaborative effort.

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New Lending Industry Alliance to Bolster Underserved Communities

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. Two longtime players in small-business lending and empowering low-income communities are joining forces to scale up equitable wealth creation in communities of color.

Trending: Returnity, Venetian Resort Working to Cut Out COVID Waste

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. Surgical mask upcycling and antimicrobial, reusable packaging solutions are some of the latest initiatives aiming to clean up some of our COVID-fueled, plastic-covered mess.

US Retail Giants Convene to Reinvent the Plastic Retail Bag

Leading retailers CVS Health, Target and Walmart — joined by Kroger and Walgreens, and NGOs Conservation International and Ocean Conservancy — unite to tackle retail bag waste and invite others to join the effort.

Partnership Brings ‘Radical Hospitality’ to Unhoused People Worldwide

The case study of German mobile hygiene startup GoBanyo illustrates the social impacts of the collaboration between Unilever’s The Right to Shower initiative with mobile hygiene pioneer LavaMaex.

The COVID Covenant: Don’t Go Back — Go Big and Go Now!

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. We know that we can buy less, use less, work from home, drive less, collaborate more; and have business, society and government move faster — because we just did all of that. How can we respond as powerfully and courageously to other super-critical threats?

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‘About the Box’ Thinking: A Brewer's Sustainability Story

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. Watch what happens when a sustainable hard kombucha brand teams up with WestRock for packaging that reflects its brand values.

Over 400 Advertisers Show Facebook That They Won’t Tolerate Hate

Cross-Posted from Behavior Change. In just over two weeks, the Stop Hate for Profit campaign has rallied the support of over 400 companies — all of which have pulled their advertising dollars from Facebook and Instagram for the month of July.

Q&A: Dole ‘Promise’ Sees Shift to New, Shared Value Principles by 2025

Cross-Posted from Organizational Change. Dole Packaged Foods’ new sustainability commitment is based on a Japanese philosophy called 'sampo yochi' — in which business operates for the good of the seller, the buyer and society.

Small Fashion Brands Throw Collective Weight Behind Circular Fashion Pledge

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. Over 110 small and medium-sized apparel brands from around the world have signed on to the 2020 Circular Fashion Pledge, with actionable steps to make circular fashion an industry-wide reality.

Ambitious Vision for Man-Made Cellulosic Fibers Promises Greater Resilience for Textile Industry

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. New report highlights the huge potential of manmade fibers such as viscose, modal and lyocell to create a more sustainable future, and outlines a sector-wide vision that could revolutionize multiple industries.

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