The Next Economy

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.

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Do We Need Science-Based Targets for Plastic?

Do We Need Science-Based Targets for Plastic?

How much plastic recycling is enough to save our seas? It might be time to do the math and set forth quantifiable expectations and accountabilities for plastic production, use and recovery, as we’ve started to do with emissions.

Emerging Food Trend a Win for Sustainability

Increasing the diversity of foods used won’t just deliver flavor and a unique sales angle, but also support more resilient and sustainable production.

SB’19 Montevideo: The Road to a Healthy World Is Paved with ‘Transformative Promises’

In the first gathering of the SB community in Uruguay, change agents from a wide swath of perspectives shared their visions of what’s necessary to course-correct our way to a healthy, flourishing future — and where the power really lies in driving change.

Purpose at Work: How Brandless Creates Community by Making Better Stuff Available to All

Communicating your brand’s purpose is vital to creating emotional connections with your customers. But it must be done authentically and in line with your overall brand positioning, story and tone of voice.

The World in 2030: 9 Megatrends to Watch

Look, we could all just wait and see where these historic waves take us. But I prefer that we all work proactively to ensure that a better, thriving future is the one we choose.

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7 Things to Know About the IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land

The IPCC's new report highlights the critical importance of land — both as a source of greenhouse gas emissions and as a climate change solution.

New Book Shows How, 10 Years In, Sharing Economy Is Improving Millions of Lives

Published to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the sharing economy, 'Generation Share' captures 200 untold stories of how sharing models are saving and transforming the lives of millions across the world.

New Film Highlights South Africa’s Unsung Plastic Waste Heroes

A new short documentary explores the lives and livelihoods of the young men indirectly serving the environment through recycling as a means of income.

10 Breakthrough Technologies That Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It

How can the world feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050 while also advancing economic development, protecting and restoring forests, and stabilizing the climate?

Trending: Ratcheting Up to Sustainable Activewear, Inside and Out

ALLIED Feather & Down relaunches its global supply chain education and traceability tool for outdoor brands and consumers, while Arc’Teryx goes circular with Rock Solid Used Gear.

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Higher Education Needs a Higher Bar to Equip Us for a Flourishing Future

Our consumption and production systems will soon need re-engineering, so that all nine billion of us can live well within our planetary boundaries. Are higher education institutions doing enough to equip our professionals for these roles?

‘Good Stuff’ Pop-Up Brings Circular Economy to Life in Manhattan

Can frustration over a broken toaster and a balky vacuum, exacerbated by the sleeplessness that goes with mothering a newborn, catalyze the scaling up of a circular economy for consumer products?

PepsiCo’s Multi-Pronged ‘Recycling with Purpose’ Initiative Launches in Peru

The PepsiCo Foundation’s US$2M grant to Ciudad Saludable will support recyclers and their organizations to become part of the recycling system within the country.

Indigo to Remove 1 ‘Terraton’ CO2 from Atmosphere Through Regenerative Farming

“The potential for agricultural soils to capture and store atmospheric carbon dioxide is the most hopeful potential solution that I know of to address climate change.” — Indigo CEO David Perry

AI, Biomaterials, Circularity: The A-B-Cs of a Flourishing Future

On Monday and Tuesday at SB’19 Detroit, dozens of encouraging stories and divergent strategies emerged from the growing roster of organizations on a mission to improve some of our most common products and services.

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Q&A: ‘Tree Equity’ as a Driver of Climate-Resilient Cities, Communities

In the face of rapidly evolving global challenges and opportunities, American Forests is leveraging 144 years of history, alongside cutting-edge science and (literally) groundbreaking ideas, to catalyze the urban forestry movement.

CEOs of Over 75 Companies Urge Congress to Set National Carbon Price

CEOs and other representatives of more than 75 US businesses and trade associations, with combined market valuations of nearly $2.5 trillion, call for federal climate action including carbon pricing.

Coalition of CEOs Calls on Congress to Enact Market-Based Climate Strategy

The CEOs of 13 US and Global Fortune 500 companies, in collaboration with four leading environmental groups, have issued a call for action on climate change — including an economy-wide carbon pricing policy to meet the climate challenge at the lowest possible cost.

The Body Shop’s Fairly Traded Recycled Plastic Highlights Human Side of Plastic Crisis

The Body Shop is launching its first Community Trade Recycled Plastic from Bengaluru, India. Along with fighting plastic pollution, the initiative aims to drive social change and help empower people.

SB’19 Paris, Day 3: Confidence, Cautionary Tales About a Tech-Driven Future

As SB’19 Paris wound down to a close, two thought-provoking roundtables on Tech, Science and Ethics explored conflicting views regarding a rise in AI applications; and how, for the next generation of purpose-driven startups, not all investors are created equal.

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