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How leading companies, NGOs and solution providers are working to address the myriad issues that can arise in any supply chain.

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Trending: Building Regenerative Fashion Supply Chains, from the Ground Up

A new partnership for Timberland aims to create sustainable leather supply chain; while inclusive apparel brand Everybody & Everyone aims to create better fashion from raw materials to end use.

Purpose at Work: How Wrangler Is Creating the Next Generation of Sustainable Fashion

Wrangler is taking big steps to achieve sustainability. By tackling the industry’s biggest challenges, the jeans giant is carving out a competitive advantage and helping other apparel makers improve industry practices.

A 100-Year Journey: Achieving Sustainability for All in the Coffee Industry

Cross-Posted from Business Case. Global demand for coffee continues to rise, but climate change is expected to shrink suitable land for Arabica coffee beans by 50 percent by 2050. Japan's Key Coffee is working to protect the future of coffee, starting in Tana Toraja, Indonesia.

New, UN-Backed Chocolate Bar Enables Consumers to Directly Impact Farmer Livelihoods

The Other Bar is an experiment in influencing consumer behaviour through quantifiable proof of impact. If it can prove that consumers will buy and be loyal to impactful products, the hope is that bigger brands will want to follow suit, turning their marketing dollars into impact.

Mastercard, Clothing Giants Partner to Help Garment Workers Secure Financial Futures

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. By partnering with companies with labor-intensive supply chains, Mastercard is creating digital solutions to give workers more control and transparency over their earnings and savings.

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Food Was Missing Ingredient at UN Climate Action Summit

Talk of energy, transport and construction filled the UN’s chamber, but animal agriculture avoided the limelight. The need for action by the sector came through clearly in a biodiversity roundtable attended by FAIRR.

Blockchain and the Climate Crisis: Beyond the Hype

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. Blockchain’s full potential cannot be forecast with certainty. Yet, in a messy world where various parties struggle to gain enough good faith to work together on solutions, systems that engender trust will lay the foundation for progress.

Trending: US, UK Farmers Take Closer Look at Their Role in Fighting Climate Change

USFRA’s new short film marks farmer movement to create sustainable food systems; and new reports from the UK’s National Farmers Union and General Mills’ Triple Bottom Line Operating Unit outline the way forward.

Good Fashion Fund Seeks Sustainable, Scalable Supply Chain Solutions

If we are to really shift the textile industry from one that is harming workers, local communities and the environment to one that is circular and sustainable, scalable solutions will be necessary.

Meet CHEP: The Unsung Leader in Circular, Data-Driven Transport Solutions

Wooden pallets may not be the most glamorous part of the global supply chain, but nothing gets moved around without them, and they are a huge opportunity for a circular economy.

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Rebbl Documentary a Case Study on Benefits of Ethical Supply Chains

Rebbl’s approach shows that creating value through an ethical supply chain is possible — but it requires companies to really understand the situation on the ground, listen to local communities and create win-win solutions.

First Batch of Salmon Gold™ Enters Supply Chains of Tiffany & Co, Apple

An innovative approach to sourcing gold responsibly and restoring fish habitats in Alaska and Canada, Salmon Gold meets the needs of manufacturing and retail companies that responsibly source minerals for their products.

Can a Mobile App Help Barry Callebaut Eradicate Poverty in the Cocoa Supply Chain?

Big data is now helping Barry Callebaut improve its farmer support programs in typically low-tech environments such as cocoa farms.

Gaia Herbs: Bringing Accountability, Sustainability to the Herbal Industry

Long recognized for its publicly transparent and ethical growing and sourcing practices, Gaia Herbs demonstrates a commitment throughout its entire supply chain to the health of people and planet.

THESIS: TSC’s Newest Way to Track Retail Suppliers' Sustainability Performance

Heads up to retailers and suppliers: The Sustainability Consortium has moved its measurement and reporting system over to a new platform. What does this mean for retailers, and their suppliers? And will it offer more assurance to consumers?

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10 Breakthrough Technologies That Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. How can the world feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050 while also advancing economic development, protecting and restoring forests, and stabilizing the climate?

Meet the Team Re-Imagining Food Security in Ethiopia

In conversation with Dr Tomaso Ceccarelli and Dr Elias Eyasu Fantahun — winners of the 2019 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security.

Small Decision, Big Impact: New Campaign Highlights Ripple Effects of Drinking Honest Beverages

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. Honest's new campaign showcases the brand’s purpose-driven DNA and longstanding mission to democratize organics and promote economic opportunity — as well as its expanding portfolio.

Trending: Ratcheting Up to Sustainable Activewear, Inside and Out

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. 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.

Why Ethical Honey Brands Need to Start Making a Noise

In an ideal world, mass honey producers would care more about preserving the environment than profits. We need to arm consumers with the right information so they can make the ethical choice.

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