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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.

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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.

KadAfrica: Cultivating Young Ugandan Women’s ‘Passion’ for Fruit Farming

Not only can girls earn money for themselves and their families, they can also access farmer training and classes on a range of subjects, including financial literacy, reproductive health, farming and entrepreneurship.

‘Round and ‘Round We Finally Go: Why I Believe We’ll Achieve a Circular Economy, Part 1

While a growing number of industries are working to eliminate waste globally, two in particular — which happen to be two of the world’s biggest culprits where waste is concerned — also have me feeling particularly inspired.

The New Protein Aisle: So We Don't Eat Ourselves Out of House and Home

As the veggie diet revolution continues to gain ground, we look at plant-based doppelgangers of two of our most beloved animal-based foods and why they could be key to saving the planet from ourselves.

Climate-Beneficial Wine, Waste-Saving Gin Latest Ways to Imbibe Sustainably

A landmark soil study from Bonterra Vineyards that proves the climate benefits of organic and biodynamic farming, and a new UK gin made from surplus table grapes, mean these wines and spirit help you “drink responsibly.”

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Girlapproved: Connecting AI, Human Evolution and the Future of Business Success

Cross-Posted from Organizational Change. Girlapproved provides deeper causal understanding of not only where we are and how we got here, but how to chart a better course and how to turn the mother ship around, with practical steps to guide us.

What Fashion Can Learn from Other Industries Promoting a Circular Economy

Sustainability in fashion is growing, but several other industries have been pioneering a push towards a circular economy, as well — and the fashion community may be able to take notes.

New Alliance to Bring Circular IT Life Cycle Management Across Europe

European leaders in financing professional equipment and IT life cycle management join forces to offer circular, product-as-a-service solutions.

Knorr, WWF Suggest 50 Future Foods to Fix Our Food System

Cross-Posted from Behavior Change. From naturally pest-resistant grains to vitamin-rich flowers and drought-defying roots, they outline 50 nutritious foods that are better for our health and environment.

A Week of 'Globalization 4.0': Sustainability Lessons from the WEF 2019

The central theme of the World Economic Forum 2019 in Davos last week was “Globalization 4.0." But what is it, and what were the main sustainability lessons from the week?

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SB Nordic: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. So, what do a slave-free chocolate brand, an activist bank and a blindfolded panel of diversity experts have in common?

EMF: Unhealthy Food Production Making Healthy Eating Impossible

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. Hidden killers caused by food production are making healthy eating impossible for people around the world, according to a new report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

EPR in Action: TerraCycle, CPG Giants Close ‘Loop’ on Single-Use Packaging

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. First-of-its-kind, global shopping platform aims to offer zero-waste packaging options for the world’s most popular consumer products.

New Reports Highlight How AI, Circular Economy Can Save Us All

Circle Economy, Ellen MacArthur Foundation release new findings in Davos

2019 Circulars Honor 7 Disruptors Unlocking Value from $4.5T Circular Economy

5th annual awards received highest-ever number of applicants competing for circular economy recognition.

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Gap, Salesforce Sign Landmark Deal for Renewable Energy Aggregation

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. Five global brands sign joint 42.5-MW energy deal, creating a new blueprint for renewable energy aggregation

Global Alliance Commits Over $1B to End Plastic Waste

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. The global plastics value chain has banded together to advance solutions to plastic waste in the environment.

Trending: Fashion Giants Take Further Steps to Create Climate-Friendly Industry

The fashion industry has kicked December off with a bang, launching a number of game-changing initiatives and partnerships aimed at further improving its image by reducing its impacts.

Lack of US Climate Policy Putting Companies at Risk; Investors Demand Action

As a record number of global investors calls on governments to accelerate action on climate change, a new CDP analysis shows that some of the largest U.S.-based corporations view climate change as an increasing risk to their bottom line and reputation among consumers and investors.

What the Black Friday Climate Report Means for Companies

The federal government hoped its Black-Friday release of a landmark report on the regional impacts of climate change might mitigate its media attention. It hasn't really worked: The report is still in the headlines over two weeks later. It’s not just consumers that care. A recent NAEM trends report found that in boardrooms across the country, companies are committing to addressing the climate challenges of our time by setting and meeting ambitious climate goals.

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