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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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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.

Q&A: How Akamai, VPPAs Are Paving the Way for a Corporate Clean Energy Future

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. Akamai, which has committed to power the internet more sustainably, took part in the US’ first corporate aggregated VPPA — a game-changing approach for smaller renewable energy buyers.

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.

Report: Food Giants Capitalizing on Consumers’ ‘Appetite for Disruption’

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. $5.3 trillion investor coalition reports on how global food companies including Tesco, Carrefour and Nestlé are responding to consumer demand for alternative proteins

200 CEOs Call on New EU Leaders for Sustainable Europe by 2030

Cross-Posted from Leadership. The CEOs say they will be calling on three newly elected EU leaders to work with them to implement an overarching strategy for a Sustainable Europe by 2030.

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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?

New Online Library, Curriculum Aiming to Engage Students, Researchers on the SDGs

Cross-Posted from Leadership. The aim of this new venture from academic publishing giant Taylor & Francis is to enable students and tutors to deliver the change they want throughout their careers and lives.

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.

6 Ways to Shift Business for Real, Positive Impact

Cross-Posted from Leadership. To answer the call of this climate emergency, we need business to shift from being ‘less negative’ to being ‘for good,’ and to redefine ‘profit’ to include social and environmental benefit.

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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.

Philip Morris International Is Now in the Life Insurance Business

Cross-Posted from Behavior Change. PMI’s new insurance company, reviti, offers discounted premiums to people who quit smoking or switch to e-cigarettes, and incentives for continued improvements in lifestyle habits.

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

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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.

SB’19 Detroit: Brands Large and Small on Driving the Change They Wish to See in the World

Cross-Posted from Behavior Change. SB’19 Detroit was off to an engaging start this week, with powerhouses including Allbirds, Cisco, Eileen Fisher and Timberland comparing notes with rising craft brands and even Little Miss Flint on the most effective ways to continue to drive change toward a healthy, sustainable future.

#BrandsforGood on Mission to Bring ‘Good Life’ to Life for Consumers

Cross-Posted from Leadership. When SB’s Corporate Member group agreed they hadn’t cracked the nut as to how to create that elusive “pull factor” toward more conscious consumer habits and purchasing behaviors, the Brands for Good collaboratory was born.

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.

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