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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. - 3 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. - 3 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. - 3 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 - 3 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

Together Towards Zero: Carlsberg Commits to Decarbonise Its Breweries by 2030
Together Towards Zero: Carlsberg Commits to Decarbonise Its Breweries by 2030

Walking the Talk / Carlsberg Group has pledged to eliminate carbon emissions and halve water usage at its breweries worldwide by 2030, as part of a new sustainability drive, launched today. The beer maker also intends to switch to 100 percent renewable electricity for its breweries by 2022, as one of several intermediate goals. - 3 years ago

Lord of the Flies: The Insect Army Storming the Food Waste Front
Lord of the Flies: The Insect Army Storming the Food Waste Front

Waste Not / How do you solve a problem like food waste? There’s no magic bullet, but realizing that discarded food attracts flies like nothing else, UK-based startup Entomics has engineered an upcycling solution that exploits the metabolic power of insects to convert leftover scraps into high-value protein and fertilizer product. - 3 years ago

Can a Country Become a Sustainable Brand? Why Wales Is Up for the Challenge
Can a Country Become a Sustainable Brand? Why Wales Is Up for the Challenge

The Next Economy / “We hope that what Wales is doing today, the world will do tomorrow.” In 2015 Nikhil Seth, a leading UN representative, hailed the Welsh Government’s Well-being of Future Generations Act as a pioneering piece of legislation, saying it captured the essence of two decades’ worth of UN work in the field of sustainable development. - 4 years ago

Consumption-Based Metrics: The Next Challenge for Zero-Waste Cities
Consumption-Based Metrics: The Next Challenge for Zero-Waste Cities

New Metrics / Cities are major contributors to – and battlegrounds of – climate change. According to a report from the UN Habitat, cities pump out roughly 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions whilst just occupying just 2 percent of the Earth’s land. - 4 years ago

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Efficiency Engagement: Turning Employees Into Energy Ambassadors
Efficiency Engagement: Turning Employees Into Energy Ambassadors

Behavior Change / Installing more efficient equipment is often at the forefront of an energy manager’s mind when it comes to driving down carbon emissions, but even the most energy-efficient kit still requires human involvement. Making that link, and understanding how people’s behaviour impacts on technology outputs, is crucial if building management systems are to be optimised. This is where carbon psychology can help. It’s a technique that can be used by companies to understand the drivers behind staff behaviour change and from this, develop strategies to reduce energy consumption. - 4 years ago

Consumer Goods Firms Prioritizing 'Common Principles' to Eradicate Forced Labour
Consumer Goods Firms Prioritizing 'Common Principles' to Eradicate Forced Labour

Collaboration / There are an estimated 21 million victims of forced labour in the world today, with labour exploitation fast becoming the dominant form – in 2015, it overtook sexual exploitation for the first time in the UK. The insidious nature of forced labour, coupled with the growing complexity of global supply chains, makes it a tough problem for corporations to identify, let alone stamp out. - 4 years ago

An Ethical Footwear Force Awakens with Po-Zu and Its Better Shoes Foundation
An Ethical Footwear Force Awakens with Po-Zu and Its Better Shoes Foundation

Product, Service & Design Innovation / This week, ethical shoe brand Po-Zu will unveil its Star Wars-themed footwear at the FFANY trade show in New York as part of a major collaboration with the movie franchise. It’s a highly significant launch for Po-Zu, as it will enable the UK-based manufacturer to bring its products to a wider market and raise public awareness over the ‘dark side’ of the shoe trade. - 4 years ago

A Sustainable Life at Home: How IKEA Plans to Become Circular
A Sustainable Life at Home: How IKEA Plans to Become Circular

Product, Service & Design Innovation / IKEA has been quietly piloting various initiatives across its European stores to see how it can build circularity into its service offering for customers. It’s a bold move, given that consumer-facing circular economy business models are still relatively embryonic, particularly in the retail market. “Over the coming years, we will support customers to care and repair, rent, share, bring back, and resell their IKEA products to prolong product life,” IKEA’s sustainability manager Jonas Engberg told me in a recent interview. - 4 years ago

How Becoming Future-Fit Is Helping The Body Shop in Its Quest for 'True Sustainability'
How Becoming Future-Fit Is Helping The Body Shop in Its Quest for 'True Sustainability'

New Metrics / “I think we have to be challenging to each other. If we look at the state of the planet, and we look at the performance of business, there’s something not working there.” Chris Davis, The Body Shop’s international CSR and campaigns director, isn’t afraid to cut to the chase. The company’s Enrich not Exploit commitment, launched earlier this year, is a quest to deliver what Davis calls “true sustainability” – in simple terms, it means putting the needs of the planet before corporate interests. - 4 years ago

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Jaguar Land Rover, Novelis Target Aluminum Waste as New Circular Resource Opportunity
Jaguar Land Rover, Novelis Target Aluminum Waste as New Circular Resource Opportunity

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / A key business driver for today’s vehicle manufacturers is to find cost-effective ways to reduce material impact, and weight, in the cars they build. Lighter vehicles result in less fuel consumption – and consequently, fewer emissions. - 4 years ago

Can You Put a Price Tag on Purpose? How Patagonia Highlights Value Over Cost
Can You Put a Price Tag on Purpose? How Patagonia Highlights Value Over Cost

Product, Service & Design Innovation / In 2014, Patagonia dissolved its sustainability department – a move that the company’s VP of public engagement, Rick Ridgeway, remains proud of to this day. Overnight, the outdoor clothing brand deepened its commitment to environmental and social justice by decentralizing its sustainability team and moving them individually out into core areas of the business where they would have most influence. - 4 years ago

Durable Duds: The Disruptive Startups Looking to Wear Out Fast Fashion
Durable Duds: The Disruptive Startups Looking to Wear Out Fast Fashion

Product, Service & Design Innovation / As leading fashion brands continue their creative battles against textile waste — check out recent innovations by Levi Strauss, H&M and adidas — a new breed of circular clothing disruptor is starting to emerge. These purposeful startups are looking to stop fast fashion in its tracks by building longevity and emotional durability into their apparel. - 4 years ago

Can This App Help Consumers, Retailers Redefine Our Relationship with Stuff?
Can This App Help Consumers, Retailers Redefine Our Relationship with Stuff?

The Next Economy / Are we truly stuffed? Our obsession with ownership means we have become somewhat attracted to clutter. It is estimated that the average US home contains 300,000 items, yet this still isn’t enough for 1 in 10 Americans who have to additionally rent offsite storage. - 5 years ago

The Leo Effect: In a Post-CSR World, Can Purpose Really Co-Exist with Profit?
The Leo Effect: In a Post-CSR World, Can Purpose Really Co-Exist with Profit?

Organizational Change / When Leonardo DiCaprio channeled his long-awaited Oscars acceptance speech last weekend into an urgent call to climate action, it represented something of a defining moment. In just 60 seconds, he effortlessly pushed the emerging concept of ‘society as stakeholder’ into the media spotlight, forcing more than 34 million viewers to take note. - 5 years ago

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Is It Time for a New Type of CEO – the Circular Economy Officer?
Is It Time for a New Type of CEO – the Circular Economy Officer?

The Next Economy / As more and more companies look to adopt closed-loop business models, the question of whether to create dedicated circular economy roles internally is beginning to bite. Such roles are still thin on the ground, but it’s notable that those businesses that have already adopted them are demonstrating real leadership on this agenda. - 5 years ago

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