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How SAP's Purposeful Customer Network Solves Business & World Challenges

“Be authentic. You may have lost it for whatever reason: acquisition, merger, leadership changes, a value prop has evolved … but never forget where you came from.” — Alicia Tillman, SAP

EDF Unveils Crowdsourced Platform to Accelerate Sustainable Supply Chains

Site offers tools to help supply chain professionals meet corporate environmental targets.

Living Incomes for Farmers Key to Ensuring Sustainability of Cocoa

New Fairtrade Foundation campaign calls on the UK government and companies to end ‘shameful’ exploitation of cocoa farmers by 2030, in line with the SDGs.

Clif Bar Ag Fund to Help Organic Farmers Weather Economic Challenges

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. The Clif Ag Fund will help increase the economic resilience of organic farmers in Clif’s supply chain — including lower energy costs from day one.

Corporate Giants’ Suppliers Have Saved $19.3B by Reducing CO2

Cross-Posted from Business Case. CDP says 10 years of corporates requesting supplier transparency has triggered a step-change in environmental action.

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SupplyShift-Ulula Partnership to Amplify Worker Voices in Supply Chains

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. Collaboration will allow companies to gain data-backed insight into worker treatment in their supply chains.

That’s the Spirit: Optimizing the Inputs, and Outputs, of Alcohol

Players large and small are innovating to optimize what goes into — and comes out of — alcohol production.

Global Investors Challenge Fast Food Companies on Climate, Water Risks

Over 80 investors warn that “animal agriculture is the world’s highest-emitting sector without a low-carbon plan.”

EMF: Unhealthy Food Production Making Healthy Eating Impossible

Hidden killers caused by food production are making healthy eating impossible for people around the world, according to a new report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Global Alliance Commits Over $1B to End Plastic Waste

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. The global plastics value chain has banded together to advance solutions to plastic waste in the environment.

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Reducing Transport Emissions in Electronics Supply Chains, the 'SmartWay'

Electronics manufacturers are asking for more sustainability data from suppliers as the demand for CSR extends throughout the supply chain.

Tiffany & Co. Begins New Era of Diamond Transparency

Tiffany begins disclosing the provenance of its diamonds, commits to 100% geographic transparency.

EcoVadis Helping Pharma Giants to Improve Global Health Supply Chain

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. The Responsible Health Initiative aims to fortify responsible business practices throughout healthcare value chain

World's Largest Palm Oil Trader Gives Forest Destroyers Nowhere to Hide

After an intensive global campaign by Greenpeace, Wilmar International has published a detailed action plan to map and monitor its palm oil suppliers. This week, the world’s largest palm oil trader, Wilmar International, published a detailed action plan to map and monitor all of its suppliers. If implemented, this would put the palm oil giant — which supplies 40 percent of the world’s palm oil — one step closer to finally eliminating deforestation from its supply chain, and would have major implications for the rest of the industry.

'Value Change' Program to Help Companies Handle Tricky Scope 3 Emissions

The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sounds an alarm: “Limiting global warming to 1.5°C …requires rapid and far-reaching transitions in energy, land, urban infrastructure … and industrial systems.”

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The Art of Failure: Lessons for Brands from the Bottom of the Pyramid

Let me tell you a few things about failure — a subject on which I’m something of an expert.

WWF Calls on Corporates to Implement Credible Mining Certification

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. WWF Germany recently published a report, Boom in Raw Materials: Between Profits and Losses, which offers one of the first concrete rebuttals from a major environmental group against the notion that industry actions alone are enough to move the global industrial mining sector towards greater responsibility.

When it Comes to Climate Change, Holiday Feasts Are Mostly a Mystery

This year’s holiday feasts will feature a bounty of meats, vegetables and other foods, many that people don’t know are big contributors to global warming.

Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN Launches New Partnerships to Help Farmers Scale Sustainably

This week, Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN (LOLS) has launched two new partnerships aimed at helping farmers scale their sustainability efforts.

New Global Map of Ancient, Endangered Forests Brings Conservation Science to Boardrooms

Today marks the public launch of a new online tool that will enable global companies to identify the world’s ancient and endangered forests.

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