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Nithin Coca

Media, Campaign and Research Consultant

Nithin is a freelance writer who focuses on global economic, and environmental issues with an aim at building channels of communication and collaboration around common challenges.

Nithin is a freelance writer who focuses on global economic, and environmental issues with an aim at building channels of communication and collaboration around common challenges. Besides Sustainable Brands, he contributes regularly to Triple Pundit, The Diplomat, Daily Dot, Entelligent, and numerous other global and regional media outets.

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Regenerative Investing Key to Creating an Inclusive Economy
Regenerative Investing Key to Creating an Inclusive Economy

Finance & Investment / The recent spotlight on racial justice in the US has also highlighted the financial industry's role in perpetuating discrimination. Many have responded by donating money to nonprofits, but a regenerative approach to investing that start to undo decades of chronic underinvestment is needed. - 3 days ago

Impact Investing Grows, But There’s Still a Long Road to Financial Inclusion
Impact Investing Grows, But There’s Still a Long Road to Financial Inclusion

Finance & Investment / More funds and firms are targeting financially underserved communities, but the impact investing movement and government funding need to be more accessible and intentional to address systemic inequalities and racial disparities in investing. - 1 week ago

HP Sets Ambitious Plastic Goals, Doubles Down on Diversity Commitments
HP Sets Ambitious Plastic Goals, Doubles Down on Diversity Commitments

The Next Economy / Along with the release of its 2019 Sustainable Impact Report, the tech giant has set bold goals around reduction of single-use plastics and increasing recycled materials; and committed to doubling its number of Black executives by 2025. - 2 weeks ago

Achieving Racial Equity in the US Demands We Rethink Capitalism
Achieving Racial Equity in the US Demands We Rethink Capitalism

Finance & Investment / Fixing centuries of racism and unequal access will require big changes in how we do business if we are to truly move towards a more equitable, fair, and just economy and society. - 4 weeks ago

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

Supply Chain / 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. - 7 months ago

Evolving Consumer Palates Demanding Better-Made Beverages
Evolving Consumer Palates Demanding Better-Made Beverages

Product, Service & Design Innovation / As we see greater attention to the growing climate crisis, plastic pollution and other global sustainability challenges, beverage makers who do more to reduce their impact stand to gain, while those stuck in a tone-deaf, business-as-usual model will be left behind. - 9 months ago

Good Fashion Fund Seeks Sustainable, Scalable Supply Chain Solutions
Good Fashion Fund Seeks Sustainable, Scalable Supply Chain Solutions

Supply Chain / 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. - 9 months ago

Rebbl Documentary a Case Study on Benefits of Ethical Supply Chains
Rebbl Documentary a Case Study on Benefits of Ethical Supply Chains

Supply Chain / 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. - 10 months ago

Treasure8: The Systemic, Tech-Driven Solution to Food Waste
Treasure8: The Systemic, Tech-Driven Solution to Food Waste

Waste Not / The regenerative food tech company is on a mission to revolutionize how food is managed along supply chains, while also addressing the global challenges of food waste, nutrition and climate change. - 11 months ago

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WWF’s New ‘ReSource’ to Give Visibility Into Companies’ Progress in Reducing Plastic
WWF’s New ‘ReSource’ to Give Visibility Into Companies’ Progress in Reducing Plastic

Marketing and Comms / ReSource isn’t another commitment or a new partnership, by design: To join, companies have to publicly share data and progress on their plastic-reduction efforts. - 1 year ago

SupplyShift-Ulula Partnership to Amplify Worker Voices in Supply Chains
SupplyShift-Ulula Partnership to Amplify Worker Voices in Supply Chains

Collaboration / Collaboration will allow companies to gain data-backed insight into worker treatment in their supply chains. - 1 year ago

Dell Continues to Close the Loop on E-waste
Dell Continues to Close the Loop on E-waste

Waste Not / “We’ve made a really good run at making electronics recycling convenient and easy, but there is an opportunity for the entire IT industry." - 1 year ago

'Powering Down Corruption' in Cobalt Supply Chains a Business Imperative
'Powering Down Corruption' in Cobalt Supply Chains a Business Imperative

Collaboration / A new report from Washington D.C.-based nonprofit the Enough Project highlights just how rampant corruption and human rights abuses are in the supply chain for cobalt, a mineral used to power battery technology. - 1 year ago

REI, Microsoft Rallying Companies to Support Washington’s Proposed Carbon Fee
REI, Microsoft Rallying Companies to Support Washington’s Proposed Carbon Fee

Walking the Talk / Next month’s election could potentially be historic for Washington State, where voters will have the choice of enacting the first-in-the-nation carbon fee — a concrete measure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the state. Measure 1631 has the support of several prominent Washington-based businesses including REI, Expedia, Microsoft and Northwest Energy, and over 100 businesses in total. - 1 year ago

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California Mandates 2 Largest Pension Funds Factor Climate Risk into Investments
California Mandates 2 Largest Pension Funds Factor Climate Risk into Investments

Finance & Investment / Big news from California: The state legislature has just passed a bill, SB 964, that requires two massive pension funds run by the state, the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS), to factor in climate-related financial risk and report progress both on that, and towards meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement. - 1 year ago

Inaugural Ocean Solutions Accelerator Cultivating Diverse Crop of Innovations
Inaugural Ocean Solutions Accelerator Cultivating Diverse Crop of Innovations

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Can market solutions and innovative technologies help the world solve its growing ocean crisis? That’s what the nonprofit Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) hopes, as it recently launched a new startup incubator program in Silicon Valley, the Ocean Solutions Accelerator, with five companies in the initial cohort. - 1 year ago

New Index Uses Data from Suppliers to Rate Brands and Retailers
New Index Uses Data from Suppliers to Rate Brands and Retailers

Supply Chain / What if rating brands and retailers, and not just suppliers, is the key to better supply chains? That is the goal behind a new index from Better Buying. The index provides sustainability professionals with previously inaccessible data about supply chains, as it empowers suppliers themselves to assess purchasing practices of 65 brands and retailers in the global apparel, footwear and household textiles industries globally. - 2 years ago

New Principles Aim to Drive Investment in Sustainable Fisheries
New Principles Aim to Drive Investment in Sustainable Fisheries

Finance & Investment / At the World Ocean Summit held last month in Mexico, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and three impact funds – Meloy Fund, Encourage Capital and Althelia Ecosphere – announced the first-ever set of Principles for Investment in Sustainable Fisheries, aimed at bringing more money into an increasingly critical sector and growing global challenge. - 2 years ago

Building Better Supply Chains Requires Better Data
Building Better Supply Chains Requires Better Data

Supply Chain / Supply chains are making headlines once again — and for all the wrong reasons. - 2 years ago

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New Venture Fund Aims to Rapidly Scale Ethical Supply Chain Technologies
New Venture Fund Aims to Rapidly Scale Ethical Supply Chain Technologies

Supply Chain / On January 30th, Humanity United, a California-based foundation and leader in supply chain advocacy, announced the launch of a $23 million venture fund to invest in ethical supply chain innovations. The Working Capital Fund is unique in that it will not issue grants, but rather make real investments in companies with the goal of accelerating the process of building scalable solutions to improve labor practices in the global supply chain. - 2 years ago

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