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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.

Landmark Report Sets Out 7 Steps for Embedding Nature, Equity Goals into Global Financial Activity

The Taskforce on Nature Markets asserts an unprecedented shift towards accurately pricing nature in global markets must occur to deliver on nature, climate and equity goals.

Beyond Recycling: Report Highlights Need for Circular Approach to Critical Raw Materials

The report from CISL's Corporate Leaders Group showcases the challenges, opportunities and business best practices of embracing more circular practices in CRM use through case studies from Ball, Volvo Cars and more.

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

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. 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.

Climate Vault Aims to Spur Climate Action by Locking Away Carbon Permits

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. The organization works to purchase and vault CO2 permits from regulated cap-and-trade compliance markets — thus keeping major polluters from using them to emit and, theoretically, stopping pollution before it happens.

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

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

GAF's First Urban Heat Project Produces Cool Results

GAF coatings had been proven to cool surfaces and ambient air on individual applications but had never been applied on a community-wide scale. Preliminary data showed a 25-50% reduction of the urban heat island effect during peak temperatures.

Alt-Protein Industry Ramping Up to Be ‘All Sizzle and No Steak’ — in the Best Way

Future Food Tech’s recent Alternative Proteins event, which convened over 600 industry players, showcased the myriad innovations that will enable us to continue to bring home the bacon (and chicken, beef, fish …) without further endangering the health of the planet.

WWF: Funding Locally Tailored Food-System Innovation Is Essential for a Healthier, Abundant Planet

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. WWF’s new framework guides improved investment of innovation funds in food systems, so investors and businesses can work with local communities and stakeholders to identify the right innovations for the right impact in the right place.

The Science of Tree Planting: How Data Is Boosting Climate Resilience of Both Cities and Forests

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. Arbor Day Foundation’s Forest Priority Index and NatureQuant’s NatureScore tool identify where trees are needed most in both rural and urban areas — enabling better planning for addressing climate and human-health risks.

Is the Chocolate Industry Ready for Europe’s Strict Due Diligence Requirements?

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. The EU’s mandatory environmental and human rights due diligence laws will require companies, traders and farmers around the world to rethink how they source major commodities. But cacao may be the one to watch to see the impacts of these regulations.

Report Shows Path to Zero-Emission Passenger Transport with 'More Mobility and Less Mining'

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. A new report shows a just pathway to zero-emission urban mobility. Simple changes such as smaller EV batteries can greatly improve resource-use efficiency; but holistically reducing car dependence will be paramount.

New Guide Helps Fashion Brands Take Meaningful, Measurable Action to Protect Nature

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. The report provides a critical introduction for the fashion, textile and apparel industry to setting measurable, science-based targets for nature; and will act as a blueprint for other industries to follow suit.

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.

Carbon Neutral Is Dead; Long Live Nature Positive

If we invest in public campaigns for nature positive and brands shout it from the rooftops, we save what was originally valuable about the voluntary carbon market while actually doing what’s right for nature.

Mobile Industry Eyes 5B ‘Dormant’ Phones Sitting in Desk Drawers for Reuse or Recycling

The GSMA estimates that if properly recycled, 5B mobile phones could recover US$8B worth of gold, palladium, silver, copper, rare earth elements and other critical minerals; and enough cobalt for 10M electric car batteries.

Organic-Materials Management: How Companies Can Make Better Choices

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. Helping people on the front lines of manufacturing and materials management understand company sustainability goalsm and providing the leadership support to contribute to achieving them, empowers them to take a more conscious approach to disposal.

Oregon County Sues Several Fossil-Fuel Giants for Role in 2021 'Heat Dome'

The Multnomah County lawsuit is just one of many emerging efforts to hold corporations responsible for climate change and may set a new precedent for global corporate accountability.

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

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. 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.

Renewables May Be Booming; But Shifting from Fossil Fuels Is Being Hindered By …

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. Projects that could generate more than 1TW of renewable energy are still waiting to be constructed and connected to the grid in all parts of the world, due to delays in permitting and a lack of investment in grid infrastructure.

HP Study: Climate Crisis Changing Parental Decisions on Purchases, Careers, Even Family Size

91% of parents surveyed are concerned about climate change — a majority say the crisis has even impacted their perspective on having more children.


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