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Collaboration

Follow the growing amount of collaborative work — cross-functional, cross-sector, pre-competitive and more — bringing about massive, disruptive, needed shifts to business as usual.

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Becoming a Regenerative Enterprise: Stories from the Field

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. At Biomimicry 3.8’s third annual Project Positive Summit, participants shared progress and groundbreaking new tools for raising the bar on ‘sustainability’ and demonstrating what regenerative design looks like in practice.

Salesforce, Deloitte, WEF Calling on Startups Ready to Fuel Sustainable Aviation

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. The challenge seeks next-generation aviation solutions including alternative fuels and propulsion technologies; and innovations in feedstock, engineering, and physical and market infrastructure.

Brands Rally to Bolster Maui in Wildfire-Relief Effort

Here are some of the companies and organizations that have stepped up to contribute to relief for the affected community.

How Food Companies Are Incentivizing Suppliers to Rein in GHGs

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. A new report from WWF examines the efficacy of rewards for climate-smart on-farm practices in getting suppliers’ help in eliminating Scope 3 emissions.

‘Big Build’ Brings Mars Closer to Goal of Restoring 1M Corals Worldwide by End of 2023

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. The massive coral-restoration project took place in the Spermonde Archipelago, Indonesia — in the world’s most biologically complex marine ecosystem in the Coral Triangle — alongside Indonesian community partners.

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Royal Society of Chemistry Task Force Aims to Make Liquid Polymers ‘Benign by Design’

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. The Sustainable Polymers in Liquid Formulation (PLFs) Task Force will collaborate to innovate throughout the value chain and across sectors including cosmetics, water treatments, lubricants and agricultural products.

Fashion for Good, adidas, Inditex, Target, Zalando Launch Circular Footwear Pilot

Fashion for Good and its four brand partners have joined forces with footwear-recycling innovator FastFeetGrinded to support the scaling of recycled content in footwear.

Woodford Reserve Pilot Aimed at Bringing Rye, and Regenerative Practices, Closer to Home

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. The bourbon producer is partnering with the University of Kentucky and a local trade group to find an economically and environmentally viable strain to support one of its key ingredient needs.

Visa's Recommerce Behavioral Insights Lab Aims to Make Circular Shopping Behaviors the Norm

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. Visa is partnering with COS, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and more to address the barriers that stop consumers from embracing a circular economy.

How General Mills Is Collaborating to Scale a Resilient Ag Revolution

The global foodmaker has joined forces with Regrow Ag to cultivate resilience throughout its agricultural supply chain — and encourages other food companies to follow suit.

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REI Initiative Aims to Put Everyone in the US Within 5 Minutes of Natural Spaces

The US is rich in love of the outdoors but poor in access and infrastructure — especially for communities in dense, urban areas; over 100M people do not have a public park or green space within a 10-minute walk from home.

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

Cross-Posted from 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

Cross-Posted from 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.

50+ CEOs Join Aviation Industry Initiative to Transform Airports into Clean-Energy Hubs

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. The World Economic Forum’s Airports of Tomorrow initiative seeks to address the energy, infrastructure and financing needs of the transition to a net-zero aviation industry by 2050.

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

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.

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Global Fashion Houses, NGOs Call on Industry to Commit to Deforestation-Free Leather

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. The Deforestation-Free Call to Action for Leather calls on brands and retailers to ensure sourcing of bovine leather from deforestation-free supply chains by 2030 or earlier.

Home-Improvement Retailers Across the World Come Together to Address Scope 3 Emissions

The EDRA/GHIN Scope 3 taskforce will agree on consistent methodologies in how carbon data is treated through the supply chain and share best practices in both reporting and accelerating the industry’s progress in reducing Scope 3.

Draft Treaty on Ending Plastics Pollution Inches Forward After Paris Negotiations

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. Despite procedural hiccups and ongoing debates on key issues, a first draft of a treaty will be ready for the next INC meeting in Nairobi later this year.

PepsiCo, UEFA Launch Circular Pilots During Champions League Finals

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. Last weekend’s Women’s event was the first Champions League Final to deploy returnable service ware, starting a long-term collaboration in reducing waste at major sports events.

Deloitte, Salesforce, World Economic Forum Launch Yes San Francisco, Urban Sustainability Challenge

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. The first location-based UpLink Challenge seeks solutions that will further position San Francisco as a model for resilient and inclusive cities of the future.

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