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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.

3 Ways the Coronavirus Outbreak Can Lead to a More Sustainable Future

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. Although the danger to our health is currently very present and very real, experts expect this crisis will at some point pass, and we will be able to resume our normal lives with a renewed sense of appreciation. The question is, what will a return to “business as usual” look like?

Forestry Day and Every Day: Don’t Overlook the ‘Urban Forest’

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. While it is crucial to maintain sustainability managed forests, sourcing paper fiber from them is not the only option to consider. As we all move toward creating a more circular economy, it’s important to also consider sourcing materials from the “urban forest.”

World Water Day: Three Things to Remember Regarding Your Supply Chain

This World Water Day, businesses worldwide are challenged with making a change — to not only monitor and aim to reduce water use; but on a greater scale, to impact their overall environmental footprint and reach larger goals toward sustainability and a circular economy.

Driving Value in the Purpose Economy: It Starts with Supply Chain

Own your sustainability strategy and vision, and make it real. The impact of executing through the supply chain drives growth and company valuation, and protects your brand and society.

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MSC on Mission to Ensure Sustainable Seafood for All

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. MSC has researched what matters most to seafood lovers, and how to engage consumers and producers on the benefits of sustainable seafood. We caught up with Senior PR Manager Jackie Marks to find out how MSC is getting that message out.

What the Coronavirus Outbreak Reveals About the Current Corporate Response to Human Rights

Cross-Posted from Organizational Change. While the epidemic has shined a light on examples of a positive, collective response; it has also exposed an ongoing failure by corporations to put people first, and profit second.

One Family: How Driscoll’s Is Working to Safeguard Its Farming Communities

Driscoll’s One Family philosophy has played a key role in helping the company navigate challenges such as labor standards, immigration reform and water stewardship. We spoke to Soren Bjorn, President of Driscoll's of the Americas, about the impact it has had on the farming communities who produce its berries.

Looking Ahead: Operational Impacts of Supply Chain Disclosure, Due Diligence Laws

As many G20 nations work to curb modern slavery, organizations must be prepared for the residual impacts of the evolving legislation landscape.

Regenerative Sourcing Helping Companies Meet Sustainability Goals

Regenerative agriculture can be a powerful tool for helping companies to reach climate and sustainability goals that can be promoted through responsible sourcing strategies.

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Regenerative Agriculture: Not Just for Beef Anymore

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. Beef is naturally at the forefront of the conversation around regenerative ag because of the direct and dramatic improvement properly managed ruminants can have on soil quality. But that doesn’t mean that other foods shouldn’t be held to the same standards.

Commodity Traders Need to Do Their Part in the Fight Against Deforestation in 2020

With a new year, a new decade and new levels of investor attention in play, global commodity traders should resolve to address their material risks from deforestation and disclosure their progress on no-deforestation commitments.

CDP: Supply Chains Hold Key to 1GT of Emissions Savings

New report finds that over a billion metric tons (equal to emissions of Brazil and Mexico combined) of emissions would be saved if suppliers to just 125 multinationals increased their renewable electricity by 20%.

How Business Can Avoid Fuelling Conflict and Work to Build Peace

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. On the third and final day at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, it was clear all businesses are being asked to address a fourth ‘p’ — peace. As well as helping to prevent conflict, companies are increasingly taking responsibility for sustaining peace.

How Can Sustainability Professionals Uphold Mandatory Rules on Human Rights?

While we’ve seen steady if uncertain progress on human rights — and more from business than from governments — there are dangers if the message heard by business is one of complacency.

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New Tool to Help Companies Zero in on Sources of Palm Oil Deforestation

WRI’s RADD (Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation) will be deployed initially in Malaysia and Indonesia, which together make up about 90% of palm oil production globally. According to WRI, it will detect deforestation weeks faster than existing optical-based systems.

Serious About Scope 3: Pioneering Companies Embracing Complexity, Reaping the Benefits

There’s no doubt Scope 3 emissions reductions are challenging. How do you get supplier data? Without recognition toward climate performance targets, is it even worth it? Good news: Answers to these questions are becoming clear.

Trending: CDP, LA, NYC Call for Radical Shift in Companies’ Treatment of Forests

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. New CDP research says industry 2020 zero-deforestation commitments are now impossible; and Councilmembers and Indigenous activists in New York and LA call for a boycott of Brazilian meat companies and a shift toward plant-based diets.

Combating Child Labor on India’s Tobacco Farms

Cross-Posted from Behavior Change. Child labor and other labor abuses are recurring problems characteristic to tobacco-growing and other agricultural communities in countries such as India. But Philip Morris International’s Agricultural Labor Practices is creating a step change.

How Rebalancing Power Dynamics Can Create More Sustainable Value Chains

From growers to sellers and consumers, there’s no doubt coffee touches billions of people every single day. But as coffee prices continue to decline, how can we address the underlying power dynamics that are driving unsustainable practices?

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