Redefine "just business" at the SB'20 Just Brands virtual conference on August 18-19.

Maxine Perella

Maxine Perella is an environmental journalist working in the field of corporate sustainability, circular economy and resource risk.

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How to Redesign Our Food System for Resilience
How to Redesign Our Food System for Resilience

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. - 1 month ago

Sisters’ Social Enterprise Breaking the Cycle of Limited Personal Mobility in the UAE
Sisters’ Social Enterprise Breaking the Cycle of Limited Personal Mobility in the UAE

Waste Not / Meet Charicycles — the upcycled cycles that are helping improve mobility and air quality in Dubai, while improving the wellbeing and motivation of children in refugee camps. - 2 months ago

How to Future-Proof Brands and Create Culture Change in Challenging Times
How to Future-Proof Brands and Create Culture Change in Challenging Times

Marketing and Comms / Day 2 of the SB Leadership Summit saw a host of intimate discussions on the power of teamwork to drive change toward a better future — as seen in the relationships between top brands’ CMOs and CSOs, the many brand partners fueling SB’s Brands for Good initiative, and making “what people need” a core brand focus. - 2 months ago

Learning from Leadership: How to Create a Climate-Positive, Post-Pandemic Future
Learning from Leadership: How to Create a Climate-Positive, Post-Pandemic Future

The Next Economy / Embracing serendipity, climate positivity and wisdom from the natural world are just a few pertinent principles from the host of inspiring discussions on day 1 of the SB Leadership Summit — along with a shift in focus to being “known for what we allocate, not what we accumulate.” - 2 months ago

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How Gap, MycoWorks, Thousand Fell Are Edging Fashion Closer to Circularity
How Gap, MycoWorks, Thousand Fell Are Edging Fashion Closer to Circularity

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Denim and leather have helped style some of the most iconic fashion statements throughout history — so when taking apparel full circle, it makes sense to start with these types of classic materials that never seem to go out of vogue. - 3 months ago

Scotland’s Circular Ambitions Take (Hopefully Temporary) Back Seat During Pandemic
Scotland’s Circular Ambitions Take (Hopefully Temporary) Back Seat During Pandemic

Waste Not / COVID-19 has delayed both the Scottish Climate Change Plan update and the Scottish Circular Economy Bill. While it’s unclear now whether the latter will ever see the light of day, stakeholders agree that the delay is a welcome opportunity to reassess and strengthen the Bill. - 3 months ago

Fibersort Technology Could Be Game-Changing for Recycling Post-Consumer Textiles
Fibersort Technology Could Be Game-Changing for Recycling Post-Consumer Textiles

Waste Not / The tech can separate collected textiles by fiber composition and color into precise recycling feedstocks and return them to the supply chain — but studies show consumers need to drive the garment industry to use more recycled content in their products. - 4 months ago

Chilean Startup Eliminating Packaging Waste, ‘Poverty Tax’ in Latin American Product Market
Chilean Startup Eliminating Packaging Waste, ‘Poverty Tax’ in Latin American Product Market

The Next Economy / Algramo’s unique, refillable packaging system allows customers to buy as much or as little of a product as they want, in reusable containers, with no difference in the price per gram — then recycles all packaging at the end of its life. - 9 months ago

Scotland Charges Forward in Its Role as the World's 'Circular Economy Hotspot'
Scotland Charges Forward in Its Role as the World's 'Circular Economy Hotspot'

The Next Economy / This week, circular economy experts from over 20 countries convened in Scotland as Glasgow hosted the third annual Circular Economy Hotspot. Glasgow used the occasion to announce its intention to become Scotland’s first circular city — this will involve Glasgow City Council publishing the country’s first circular economy route map with a key target to power 15 percent of the city’s homes with renewable energy by 2030. - 1 year ago

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Better Data and Metrics: Next Steps in Powering a Circular Economy?
Better Data and Metrics: Next Steps in Powering a Circular Economy?

New Metrics / Scotland remains one of the world’s leading nations on circular economy thinking — this year Glasgow will host the Circular Economy Hotspot, an international event and trade mission that will showcase the country’s progressive approach to materials and resource use. - 2 years ago

Where Next for Subsidies as Electric Vehicles Mainstream?
Where Next for Subsidies as Electric Vehicles Mainstream?

Cleantech / The future of transport is shaping up electric — by 2040, more than half of all new car sales and a third of global fleet will be electrified, according to research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Its latest forecast shows sales of electric vehicles (EVs) increasing from 1.1 million worldwide in 2017 to 11 million in 2025, then surging to 30 million in 2030 as they become cheaper to produce than internal combustion engine cars. - 2 years ago

Why the Food Industry Can’t Risk Anything Less Than ‘Radical Transparency’
Why the Food Industry Can’t Risk Anything Less Than ‘Radical Transparency’

Walking the Talk / As food supply chains grow more complex, consumers are setting higher expectations for food quality, safety and sustainability as they seek more aspirational choices around what they eat. But food scares continue to happen, one of the most famous being the horse meat scandal in 2013. - 2 years ago

Will Bottle Deposits Help or Hinder the UK’s War on Plastic?
Will Bottle Deposits Help or Hinder the UK’s War on Plastic?

Waste Not / With the public mood turning against plastic waste, British policymakers now have a new cause to rally behind. - 2 years ago

Next Step to Eliminating Food Waste? Making It Relevant, Surmountable to Farmers
Next Step to Eliminating Food Waste? Making It Relevant, Surmountable to Farmers

Waste Not / Globally, food loss and waste prevention efforts at farm and production level are, in many respects, still in their infancy. Many growers around the world are not required to record or report on their post-harvest crop losses — the dearth of data in this area makes it hard to determine exactly how much food never makes it beyond the farm gate. - 2 years ago

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How Do the World’s Recyclers Solve a Problem Like China?
How Do the World’s Recyclers Solve a Problem Like China?

Waste Not / For decades, China has been an open door for foreign waste, importing recycled material from around the world to help feed its manufacturing boom. In 2016, the country imported 7.3 million metric tonnes of waste plastics from developed countries. However, this is all about to change. Last year, the country notified the World Trade Organization of its intention to ban the import of 24 types of solid waste material by the end of 2017 — including unsorted paper and plastics. - 2 years ago

Why Natural Capital Accounting and the SDGs Are Critical Components of Each Other’s Success
Why Natural Capital Accounting and the SDGs Are Critical Components of Each Other’s Success

Finance & Investment / A report launched at the World Forum on Natural Capital (WFNC) in Edinburgh, Scotland last week examines the vanishing wealth of the world’s nature, and the growing systemic risk that represents to global economies and societies. - 2 years ago

'We Haven't Even Scratched the Surface': Insights from the World Forum on Natural Capital
'We Haven't Even Scratched the Surface': Insights from the World Forum on Natural Capital

Finance & Investment / Factoring the value of nature into governance and corporate decision-making is not an easy task, but governments and businesses are starting to recognize the importance of natural capital accounting. According to the Natural Capital Coalition, 68 countries are looking to produce natural capital accounts, while 10 percent of WBCSD member companies mention the Natural Capital Protocol framework in their sustainability reporting. - 2 years ago

M&S’ Mike Barry: Balance of Science, Emotion Needed to Engage Consumers in Circular Models
M&S’ Mike Barry: Balance of Science, Emotion Needed to Engage Consumers in Circular Models

Business Case / For many retailers, circular thinking involves redefining products – and the raw materials contained within them – as assets that need to be kept in circulation for as long as possible. During each use phase, these assets may need to be reintroduced into different markets, requiring new customer relationships to be built. - 2 years ago

Dell, Philips, Timberland Working Out Kinks in Circular Plastics Strategies
Dell, Philips, Timberland Working Out Kinks in Circular Plastics Strategies

Waste Not / Capturing littered plastic – whether in the oceans, on beaches or from city streets – and transforming it into new products has become something of a creative marketing drive, with brand owners investing in high-profile launches to demonstrate leadership in this space: P&G’s beach plastic shampoo bottle and the - 2 years ago

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U.S. Climate Innovators: Live in Fear or Flee to France? Filling the U.S. Federal Funding Void
U.S. Climate Innovators: Live in Fear or Flee to France? Filling the U.S. Federal Funding Void

Finance & Investment / French president Emmanuel Macron’s offer of refuge to U.S. climate scientists and innovators in the wake of Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement was not only a defiant policy rebuke, but a clear signal that France – like many other countries – now wants to seize momentum and take advantage in the absence of American leadership on climate. - 3 years ago

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