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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‘WhatIF’ More Foods Were Made This Way? Meet the Company Feeding Both People and Soil
‘WhatIF’ More Foods Were Made This Way? Meet the Company Feeding Both People and Soil

Product, Service & Design Innovation / By creating supply chains around nutritionally dense, easy-to-grow but mostly overlooked ingredients that help restore soil health, WhatIF Foods envisions a more just, beneficial food system tailored to meet the needs of various regions. - 1 month ago

FTC Cashmere Models New Approach to a Truly Sustainable Supply Chain
FTC Cashmere Models New Approach to a Truly Sustainable Supply Chain

Supply Chain / The dire social and environmental consequences of opaque fashion supply chains have been laid bare; and consumers now demand that brands have clear, verifiable visibility throughout their supply chains. FTC shows that it can be done — but it requires a vastly different way of thinking. - 3 months ago

GoodSam Foods Out to Scale Regenerative, Farmer-Driven Model for Sustainable Snacks
GoodSam Foods Out to Scale Regenerative, Farmer-Driven Model for Sustainable Snacks

Supply Chain / The three-year-old maker of snacks, coffee and other ethically sourced foods is aiming to show that brands can source from regenerative ag systems; but it will require a real commitment to working with rural communities who, for too long, have been left behind by the modern food system. - 5 months ago

‘Changing Our DNA’: Brands Large and Small Illustrate New Models for Sustainability in Asia
‘Changing Our DNA’: Brands Large and Small Illustrate New Models for Sustainability in Asia

Product, Service & Design Innovation / On day two of SB’22 Kuala Lumpur, leaders in construction, eco-tourism, artisanal goods, marketing and more highlighted successes and challenges behind next-generation sustainability strategies — and the need for Malaysian brands to embrace collaboration for greater impact. - 5 months ago

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Why, for Bumble Bee, Certification Matters for the Future of Sustainable Seafood
Why, for Bumble Bee, Certification Matters for the Future of Sustainable Seafood

Redefining Sustainable Seafood for the Future / As anyone who works on sustainable supply chains knows, getting transparency and/or certification on the final pieces can often be the most difficult. Bumble Bee’s goals will require ensuring better practices around catch reporting and verification of data, and working with and training consultants and vessel operators. - 5 months ago

To Build Back Better Post-Pandemic, We Must Re-Examine Lessons Learned from the Past
To Build Back Better Post-Pandemic, We Must Re-Examine Lessons Learned from the Past

The Next Economy / The pandemic has laid bare not only the many flaws in our global systems but also our capacity for resilience and ingenuity in the face of complex, immediate challenges — if we apply that thinking to those that lay ahead, we may yet save ourselves from ‘business as usual.’ - 5 months ago

Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Mandates Supply Chain Due Diligence
Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Mandates Supply Chain Due Diligence

Supply Chain / The law is a direct response to the widespread, well-documented reports of crimes against humanity in the Uyghur regions — and the fact that the reactions from most global brands to the issue have been, to put it lightly, disappointing. - 6 months ago

Bumble Bee Slips Off Plastic Film, Takes One Step Closer to Circularity
Bumble Bee Slips Off Plastic Film, Takes One Step Closer to Circularity

Redefining Sustainable Seafood for the Future / Since January, Bumble Bee has switched to using cardboard, instead of plastic film, to wrap all of its products. It’s just one machine, and one company; but the impact is significant — the elimination of an estimated 23M pieces of plastic waste per year. - 8 months ago

New Tools Helping Companies Better Track, Meet Ambitious Climate Goals — with No Time to Waste
New Tools Helping Companies Better Track, Meet Ambitious Climate Goals — with No Time to Waste

Product, Service & Design Innovation / The emergence of a host of new carbon-monitoring and -tracking tools is better equipping companies with the data to achieve their climate goals — but time is running short to turn this into meaningful action. - 8 months ago

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Asian Companies Can Now Find Their Way to Sustainability with the Brand Transformation Roadmap
Asian Companies Can Now Find Their Way to Sustainability with the Brand Transformation Roadmap

Walking the Talk / Sustainable Brands’ proprietary tool was launched in Asia at the 2022 edition of the Sustainable Brands Asia-Pacific conference. - 9 months ago

New Consumer Research Highlights Sustainability Opportunities for Brands in Asia
New Consumer Research Highlights Sustainability Opportunities for Brands in Asia

Marketing and Comms / The first-ever Asian version of the Socio-Cultural Trend Tracker shows the huge opportunity that await brands for meeting conscious consumers’ needs and desires in Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Malaysia. - 9 months ago

Bumble Bee, Ocean Conservancy Join Forces to Rid the World’s Oceans of Ghost Gear
Bumble Bee, Ocean Conservancy Join Forces to Rid the World’s Oceans of Ghost Gear

Redefining Sustainable Seafood for the Future / The seafood giant and the global nonprofit have expanded their ongoing partnership to not only clean hazardous fishing nets out of waterways, but to try and stop fishers — large and small — from discarding gear in harmful ways. - 9 months ago

Thai Coconut Giant Partners to Root a Rare Type of Labor Abuse Out of Its Supply Chain
Thai Coconut Giant Partners to Root a Rare Type of Labor Abuse Out of Its Supply Chain

Supply Chain / It seems human rights abuses aren’t the only labor issues companies need to watch out for in their supply chains. Here, Thailand-based Theppadungporn Coconut Company details how it partnered to create the first audit scheme specifically designed to uncover monkey labor. - 10 months ago

Cotton Laundering Shows Risk of Business as Usual with China
Cotton Laundering Shows Risk of Business as Usual with China

Supply Chain / China’s importance to global supply chains as a key source of raw materials and labor puts brands at high risk of inadvertently supporting forced labor. Right now, the focus is on the garment industry; but other industries should pay close attention and ensure they are closely monitoring their entire supply chains. - 11 months ago

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VF Corp Shows How Science-Based Targets Can Help Measure True Progress on Sustainability
VF Corp Shows How Science-Based Targets Can Help Measure True Progress on Sustainability

Walking the Talk / Setting climate targets is one thing, but achieving them has often proven a challenge. According to VF Corp’s VP of Global Sustainability, Jeannie Renne-Malone, part of the reason for the company’s success was due to making sustainability a company-wide effort rather than a niche project. - 1 year ago

The Engagement Imperative: How Organizations Can Align with Their Communities’ Needs
The Engagement Imperative: How Organizations Can Align with Their Communities’ Needs

Walking the Talk / How can organizations best align their core business activities with community wellbeing? That was the topic of a recent Sustainable Brands webinar hosted by EVERFI and featuring insights from AT&T, EcoRise and Hershey. - 1 year ago

How Kao Is Creating a More Sustainable, Beautiful, ‘Kirei’ Life for All
How Kao Is Creating a More Sustainable, Beautiful, ‘Kirei’ Life for All

Walking the Talk / Through its Kirei Lifestyle Plan, Kao aims to empower at least 1 billion people to live more gently and sustainably by 2030. We caught up with Kao’s Dave Muenz to hear about the company’s progress toward its goals; and how the pandemic has both impacted, but also provided opportunities for, progress on sustainability. - 1 year ago

Education: The Missing Piece in Holistic CSR Strategies
Education: The Missing Piece in Holistic CSR Strategies

Walking the Talk / These forward-thinking companies' efforts show that committing to education as part of a brand’s CSR strategy is, truly, a commitment — but one that can pay dividends both to society and the company itself. - 1 year ago

Beyond One-Off CSR: How Brands Can Combat Inequities Over the Long Term
Beyond One-Off CSR: How Brands Can Combat Inequities Over the Long Term

Walking the Talk / Reversing ingrained social inequities is critical to achieving the UN SDGs and averting catastrophic climate change. The pandemic has laid bare the many costs of inequality — now is the time for brands to make good on their promises to address this global issue. - 1 year ago

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How Education Helps Set a Better Foundation for Long-Term Sustainability
How Education Helps Set a Better Foundation for Long-Term Sustainability

The Next Economy / If you’re a brand that cares about the environment or society but doesn’t invest in education, you’re missing an opportunity to expand your impact. This connects to a larger issue — how CSR and sustainability go far beyond any company’s immediate customer base or market. - 1 year ago

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