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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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Ambitious Vision for Man-Made Cellulosic Fibers Promises Greater Resilience for Textile Industry

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. New report highlights the huge potential of manmade fibers such as viscose, modal and lyocell to create a more sustainable future, and outlines a sector-wide vision that could revolutionize multiple industries.

Circularity, Human Rights, Regeneration Pillars of Natura’s 2030 ‘Commitment to Life’ Strategy

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. “We are confident that we will be able to reach these targets by 2030, but we are ambitious to get there sooner; because that is what the planet needs and what our consumers are asking for.” — Christopher Davis, The Body Shop

Stella McCartney, Telus Join Initiative to Tackle Paper Packaging Problem

Participation in Canopy’s Pack4Good initiative to keep the world’s ancient and endangered forests out of packaging supply chains doubles, with the addition of 11 new companies.

Fairtrade America Calls for Democratization of Data Across Supply Chains

Farmers working within complex supply chains require democracy in data to obtain a living wage. If the goal is supply chain sustainability, then data needs to be shared among all stakeholders. 

Financial Future for Factory Farms Looks Grim, Post-COVID

New ‘Pandemic Ranking’ from $20T investor network warns that, with over 70% of animal agriculture firms at ‘high risk’ of creating future pandemics, COVID-19 could be the “straw that breaks the meat industry’s back.”

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Pandora Commits to 100% Circular Silver, Gold by 2025

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. The company says it will also work with suppliers to increase the availability of recycled silver — its most used material — and improve production standards.

Carbon-Negative Avocado Green Mattress Supports Dreams of Regeneration

As co-founder Mark Abrials explains, the company went from idealistic startup to carbon-negativity thanks to strategic partnerships, supplier co-ownership, and setting small but ambitious goals.

Indigo Ag, Anheuser-Busch Rice-Growing Partnership a Major Win for Growers, Environment

After a successful pilot year, the two companies report GHG emissions and water savings well beyond their original targets — growers saved over 2 billion gallons of water and reduced emissions over 26%.

Trending: Brands Continue Work to Build Traceable, Regenerative Ag Supply Chains

In the name of continued improvement for the benefit and sustainability of their respective industries and the agricultural communities that supply them, Timberland and Hershey unveil new measures to ensure ethical supply chains for leather and cocoa, respectively.

New Report Reveals Roadmap to Transform US Ag System from Extractive to Regenerative

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis, a new report from Forum for the Future highlights the critical role of regenerative agricultural practices in delivering future food system resilience.

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Q&A: MSC on Ensuring Seafood Sustainability During, and After, a Global Health Crisis

In times of crisis, how much does traceable and sustainable seafood matter to consumers? These are some of the issues we discussed recently with Nicolas Guichoux, Chief Program Officer at the Marine Stewardship Council.

Trending: Public, Private Sectors Rallying to Reduce COVID-Fueled Food Waste

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. In the face of rampant supply chain disruptions, resulting in mounting food waste, a nationwide distributor and an agricultural powerhouse are doing what they can to cut it out of the equation.

It’s Time to Listen: What Rural Agricultural Communities Need During COVID-19

As the pandemic continues, rural agricultural producers and their communities will need renewed levels of support and commitments from supply chain partners, to ensure their continued health and stability.

Trending: Virus, Be Damned — Fashion Industry Charges Ahead Toward Sustainable Future

Cross-Posted from Business Case. Even as COVID-19 continues to dominate headlines and the global consciousness, the 7th annual Fashion Revolution Week sees news and moves from Jeans Redesign, Vivienne Westwood and Fair Trade USA, to name a few.

Candy Giants Rated on Commitments to Create Better Chocolate

International advocacy groups publish joint consumer purchasing guide to more ethical chocolate choices, just in time for Easter.

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