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The myriad new models and processes aimed at fixing the flaws in capitalism and laying the groundwork for practical, alternative economic frameworks designed to benefit all stakeholders.

Low-Carbon Retrofits are Becoming a Climate Priority for Cities, Fast

Low-Carbon Retrofits are Becoming a Climate Priority for Cities, Fast

Cities and states are incentivizing retrofits because buildings are major emitters — and because retrofit investments offer significant long-term ROI through energy savings alone.

6 Principles Driving Circular Innovation at Eastman

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. Learn about how we're transforming recycling to create a circular economy in this six-part series.

New Report Urges Insurance Companies to Stop Underwriting Climate Change

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. ‘Underwriting Our Planet’ finds that rather than addressing climate change and biodiversity loss, many economic activities underwritten by insurance companies actually fuel the twin crises.

US Government Launches Climate Corps to Train Youth with Skills Needed to Tackle the Climate Crisis

In its first year, the American Climate Corps aims to put more than 20,000 young people on career pathways in the growing fields of clean energy, conservation and climate resilience.

Intrepid Travelers Can Now Understand Their Adventures’ Carbon Impacts

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. Intrepid has launched one of tourism’s most comprehensive carbon-labeling initiatives, alongside new research that shows consumer demand for better transparency and understanding their personal impacts.

‘We Are All Wearing Oil:’ Campaign Calls for Fair Phase-Out of Fossil Fuels from Fashion

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. An impressive panel of activists, climate and human rights leaders launched a campaign at Climate Week NYC calling for prompt, radical, legislative action to break the fashion industry’s intrinsic links to fossil fuels.

IRA Will Get US Halfway to Paris Goals; But We Need Mandates to Reach the Finish Line

Cross-Posted from 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.

Beyond ‘Carbon Neutral:’ Refining Corporate Carbon-Credit Claims

With the explosive growth of the voluntary carbon market came concerns around carbon-reduction claims lacking clarity or being misleading. Several refined claims frameworks have emerged to bridge these gaps.

As DOE Invests $1.2B in Direct Air Capture, Climate Justice Groups Decry Business as Usual

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.

Reports Lay Out the True Cost of Frequent Flyer Programs, Private Jets

Frequent flyer reward programs encourage flyers to emit up to 34x their lifetime carbon budget; while flying private can pollute up to 30x more than a standard flight.

In the Face of a Polycrisis, a Transformative Mindset Is Business’ Only Way Forward

Cross-Posted from Business Case. Forum for the Future’s latest "Future of Sustainability" report sets out four plausible trajectories for how companies can respond to current threats and opportunities across markets.

We Can Eat Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis

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.

Commons App Informing, Facilitating Mass Shifts in Climate-Influenced Consumer Living & Spending

Cross-Posted from Behavior Change. Highlighting the impact of individual purchases and their associated emissions output, the app — fresh off a large funding round — is evolving to meet the daily spending directives of its users.

A Defiant Optimist: How One Woman Has Reshaped Finance to Fight Global Inequality

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. “By valuing and giving a voice to [women of color], and recognizing their potential as solutions and stabilizers, impact investing is a powerful way to build systemic resilience … and reduce the negative impact of climate change on everyone.” — Durreen Shahnaz

In Current Regulatory Climate, Alt Proteins Can’t Cut It in Race to Reduce Impact of Food

Phasing out animal agriculture over the next 15 years could reduce GHGs 68% by the year 2100. Yet, ongoing lobbying and subsidies in the US and EU are not giving alternatives the chance to fully compete.

Mercari: Brands Would Do Well to Join the ‘Resale Revolution’

Younger consumers are pushing resale into mainstream retail; and it’s changing how brands, platforms and other services that support commerce support and strategize around it.

Tourism Shaped by 'Unseen' Communities Surfaces Unheard Stories, Infuses Capital Into Destinations

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. Instead of the traditional approach of shielding tourists from places' 'messy' parts, more travel-focused social enterprises are working with marginalized communities to introduce tourists to their destination’s complex fabric.

Increasing Accessibility and Revitalizing Forgotten Devices: Shouldn’t We Be Able to Upgrade Our Laptops?

Those who regularly partake in upgrade programs will have access to the best possible devices, while partaking in a sustainable business practice that enhances the wellbeing of people and the planet.

Researchers Upcycling Kale, Plastic Waste Into Personal Care, Pharmaceutical Ingredients

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. Savvy scientists from Scotland and Singapore have developed sustainable ways to breathe new life into vegetable and plastic waste, as well as local manufacturing.

Free, Open-Source Recycling Ecosystem Is Making Plastic ‘Precious’

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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