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Cosmetics Brands Leading Big Shift on Biodiversity

A new report reveals the top 10 lessons learned by a group of more than 50 leaders in the cosmetics, food and personal care industries that source with respect for people and biodiversity.

The Business Case(s) for Blending Ocean Plastics

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. Forging a path that recognizes both the importance of recycling and the specific needs of manufacturers will enlist far more companies into the world of recycled plastic. The key to this happy medium is blending.

All Timberland Products to Be 100% Circular, Net Positive by 2030

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. The brand is aiming to design 100% of its products for circularity, and source 100% of materials from regenerative agriculture.

Growing Pressure on Brands to Cut Supply Link Tainted with Uyghur Forced Labor

State-sanctioned camps, forced labor and cultural genocide are something no company should be involved with, directly or indirectly.

US Soybean Industry Protocol Addresses Sustainable Farming Practices

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. As soy production and uses have expanded worldwide, so have calls for more responsible farming practices to conserve vital natural resources.

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General Mills, Nestlé, Walmart CEOs Lead Coalition to End Food Waste Worldwide

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. The Coalition of Action to End Food Waste aims to enact measures that benefit the environment and the global economy, and ensure more food makes it to stores and onto consumers’ tables.

Tiffany, Unilever Create New Standards for Supply Chain Transparency

Tiffany & Co has become the first luxury jeweler to share the full craftsmanship journey of its diamonds; while satellite tech is helping Unilever root out deforestation in its palm oil supply chain.

prAna’s Responsible Packaging Movement Aims to Foster Sea Change in Fashion

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. Leading by example, the sustainable fashion brand has pledging to eliminate plastic from its consumer packaging by 2021, the use of Ancient and Endangered Forest by 2022, and to eliminate virgin forest fibers by 2025.

New Innovations Simplify Ocean Plastic Supply Chain

Incorporating recycled ocean plastics into products is no longer a risky affair, and more brands are following in the footsteps of earlier pioneers to revolutionize their own product lines and story with these salvaged materials.

Going Green (and Blue): Three Lessons Learned from a Circular Partnership

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. As CHEP and Ice River Springs have worked together in pursuit of a stronger circular economy, we’ve learned a number of lessons. We want to share a few with you, in hopes that they’ll spark inspiration for your own operations.

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Slowly But Surely, Fairphone Paving the Way to a More Ethical Electronics Industry

Latest Fairphone Impact Report reveals benefits of social and environmental programs; while LCA of the Fairphone 3 shows that using a smartphone for over 5 years can reduce CO2 emissions by about 40%.

6 Tips for Avoiding Recycled Materials Supply Chain Disruptions

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. Don’t wait until a breakdown happens to explore alternatives. Start evaluating your supply chain today and expand your recycled plastic sources to keep things humming no matter what the world throws at you.

Greenpeace Canada Supports FSC Responsible Forestry Standard

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. In June, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Canada celebrated the first anniversary of its new responsible forest management standard — which has received strong support from industry and NGOs alike.

P&G Embraces Natural Climate Solutions to Achieve Global Climate Neutrality

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. The goal is to reduce its GHGs by 50%, use 100% renewable electricity at all manufacturing sites by 2030, and advance  natural climate  solutions to achieve carbon neutrality for the decade.

Recycled Plastic Certifications Are Stifling Innovation

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. Recycled plastic certification makes sense. Manufacturers need confidence that the raw materials they’re acquiring meet their requirements and are truly recycled. But more certifications likely means higher costs and thus less recycled plastic.

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CSR v CSV: The Difference and Why It Matters

Cross-Posted from Business Case. Creating Shared Value (CSV) is the business model that will accelerate the achievement of the SDGs. It's a game-changing shift from Corporate Social Responsibility and the traditional mindset that business can either do good OR make a profit, to a model that can improve the world.

Kering Commits to Net-Positive Impact on Biodiversity by 2025

The luxury group’s new biodiversity strategy provides a detailed roadmap aligned with the Science Based Targets Network’s Framework, with four stages: Avoid, Reduce, Restore and Regenerate, and Transform.

Q&A: Dole ‘Promise’ Sees Shift to New, Shared Value Principles by 2025

Cross-Posted from Organizational Change. Dole Packaged Foods’ new sustainability commitment is based on a Japanese philosophy called 'sampo yochi' — in which business operates for the good of the seller, the buyer and society.

Regenerative Agriculture the Linchpin for a Sustainable Fashion Future

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. New report reveals how emulating nature’s lessons in the fashion industry can enhance ecosystems to boost biodiversity, build soil, support communities, and clean up existing pollution.

How to Redesign Our Food System for Resilience

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. At the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s recent Big Food Workshop, a variety of experts from throughout the food space spoke on the need to radically redesign for circularity and regionalism, to help us heal our broken global food system.

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