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Green Sports Alliance Launches Playbook to Help Sports Venues Divert Food Waste from Landfills

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. Venues with proper composting infrastructure can utilize the playbook to prevent plastic and organic waste from accumulating in landfills. Future editions will further explore how to expand venue logistics to implement comprehensive zero-waste programs.

Clif Bar’s Clif Corps Partners with Venus Williams to Advance Equity and Access to Nature and Sport

The initiative kicks off with an event series from longtime partner Outdoor Afro, furthering its mission to inspire Black connections and leadership in nature.

Ben & Jerry’s, Tony’s Chocolonely Begin ‘Love A-Fair’ in Name of 100% Slavery-Free Chocolate

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. The two companies known for their passion for social justice and ethical chocolate have joined forces to end modern slavery and child labor in the cocoa industry.

Alaska Airlines Aiming to Advance Low-Carbon Aviation Through Corporate Partnerships, Shared Learning

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. New program expands first-in-the-US agreement with corporate partners to reduce business travel emissions through sustainable aviation fuels.

Yes, Beach Cleanups Still Play an Important Role in Ocean Restoration

Cross-Posted from From Purpose to Action: Building a Sustainable Future Together. The overall puzzle of ocean restoration is complex; but to Dow, it is clear that organized cleanups are one of the most important pieces — because they can create a spark that will ignite the type of passion it takes to drive change.

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Opportunity Renewed: Solving Circular Challenges with the Right Partnership

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. A key component of Procter & Gamble’s Climate Transition Action Plan is reducing the amount of virgin fossil-based plastic in packaging by 50% by 2030. How can P&G brands do their part, without compromising on the unique beauty, branding and functionality of their packaging?

Crafting Transparency: Why Your Marketing Team Should Work Alongside Your ESG Team

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. When companies miscommunicate sustainability information, there is usually no malicious intent but poor internal communication. Your marketing team will want to shout from the rooftop how sustainable your business is; but in a rush to do so, it can harm your brand — the very thing they have vowed to protect.

ISS National Lab, Estée Lauder Choose 2 Potential Plastic Pollution Solutions to Launch into Space

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. The Beyond Plastics Challenge aims to address the plastics dilemma on Earth through the design and production of solutions aided by access to space. The two winning concepts will be able to conduct research in the International Space Station’s unique, weightless environment.

Brands Unite: Scaling ESG Impact Through Industry Partnerships

The role of business in the health of society and the planet has never been more critical. And as stakeholder calls for companies to use their resources for social and environmental good grow louder, it’s clear that not even multinationals can effect change on their own.

Carbios, On, Patagonia, PUMA, Salomon Team Up to Advance Circularity of Textiles

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. After achieving a milestone in packaging recycling, Carbios’ unique biological recycling technology stands to fundamentally change the circularity of textiles.

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In Conversation with Dow: The Unexpected and Unconventional Partnerships That Launch Circular Solutions

Cross-Posted from From Purpose to Action: Building a Sustainable Future Together. Dow Sustainability Director Julie Zaniewski kicks off this conversation series by sharing insights into how the chemical giant is shaking up business as usual to deliver solutions.

A Sustainable Moo-vement: How the Dairy Industry Is Fighting Climate Change

Dairy farming has quickly evolved for sustainability. Here are just a few examples of how innovative dairy organizations and farmers are working to fight climate change by reducing their impacts, improving soil health and using regenerative agriculture.

‘Changing Our DNA’: Brands Large and Small Illustrate New Models for Sustainability in Asia

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. On day two of SB’22 Kuala Lumpur, leaders in construction, eco-tourism, artisanal goods, marketing and more highlighted successes and challenges behind next-generation sustainability strategies — and the need for Malaysian brands to embrace collaboration for greater impact.

New Traceability Playbook Aims to Accelerate Sustainable Transformation of Fashion Supply Chains

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. The open-source playbook from TrusTrace, Fashion Revolution and Fashion for Good offers a one-stop guide for fashion brands wanting to fulfill on the new business imperative for transparency.

Why Innovative Partnerships Are Crucial to a More Sustainable Food Industry

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. R&D is the engine room of all businesses, not just tech companies — playing an instrumental role in generating the ideas that will transform our food system in a way that can sustain both people and planet.

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Collaboration, Communication Key to Scaling Sustainable Forestry in Supply Chains

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. In a recent webinar, FSC, Procter & Gamble and Stok discussed how companies can fulfill their role in the responsible sourcing and manufacturing of products derived from forests.

Tourism Cares Lays Groundwork for ‘Meaningful Travel’ That Tackles Global Issues with Local Focus

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. Tourism must grapple with its place alongside growing and egregious social and environmental concerns. The Meaningful Travel Summit used Lake Tahoe as a case study of challenges and solutions for a specific destination; but everyone must reflect on these “global issues that need to be addressed, no matter where you work, or from what sector.”

A Springboard for Circularity: Investment in NY Recycling Infrastructure to Create Ripple Effect Across the US

Cross-Posted from From Purpose to Action: Building a Sustainable Future Together. These investments offer proof-of-concept for scaling more investments in waste infrastructure across North America. Modernizing Sims’ recycling capabilities acts as a circularity laboratory, which can lead to better design for the whole US recycling system.

Estée Lauder Companies, Plastics for Change Partner to Support Community-Based Plastic Waste Solutions

In an effort to combat climate change and reduce plastic waste, Estée Lauder Companies’ charitable wing, the ELC Charitable Foundation, has partnered with Plastics for Change to improve the livelihoods of waste collectors in India while diverting ocean-bound plastics.

New Partnerships Putting Mycoprotein at Center of Sustainable Food Future

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. A new MycoTechnology partnership will scale production of mycoprotein and eliminate food waste in Oman; while Quorn and Drew Barrymore expand their partnership with a new educational series, “Myco101.”

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