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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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. - 1 month 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. - 2 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. - 2 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. - 3 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. - 6 months 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. - 9 months 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." - 9 months 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. - 11 months 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. - 1 year 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. - 1 year 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. - 1 year 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. - 1 year ago

Liverpool FC Comes Under Fire for Controversial Deal with Tibet Water Resources
Liverpool FC Comes Under Fire for Controversial Deal with Tibet Water Resources

Walking the Talk / Liverpool Football Club’s latest sponsorship deal, with Tibet Water Resources Limited — a company committing ongoing human rights and environmental atrocities in the region — is a case example of the kind of partnership brands just cannot make in today's world if they are striving for sustainability. This matters because England-based Liverpool FC is a widely recognized sports brand. According to Forbes, the team is worth $1.49 billion, making it the eighth most valuable soccer club in the world. - 2 years ago

Chanje's Revolutionary Electric Truck Aims to Transform Urban Deliveries
Chanje's Revolutionary Electric Truck Aims to Transform Urban Deliveries

The Next Economy / Think of all the delivery trucks that roam across cities every day. Whether it’s Amazon, moving furniture, even good old snail mail, most of it comes to our homes via dirty, inefficient, diesel- or gasoline-powered trucks that get barely a few miles to the gallon. Factor in both air and noise pollution from these vehicles and you have a major sustainability challenge that, as delivery services grow, is only getting worse. - 2 years ago

SAP Ariba Takes Aim at Forced Labor with Supplier Risk Management Tool
SAP Ariba Takes Aim at Forced Labor with Supplier Risk Management Tool

Supply Chain / Despite the attention the issue has received in the past decade, child labor and modern slavery are still prevalent across the world and in many corporate supply chains. - 2 years ago

How Dell Is Leading the Pack on Supply Chain Diversity
How Dell Is Leading the Pack on Supply Chain Diversity

Supply Chain / While eliminating human trafficking and sourcing from environmentally responsible suppliers are now common topics in supply chain management, in fact they are just two of many ways a company can have a positive impact on communities through its supply chain. Dell is one company showing that increasing the diversity of suppliers, with a focus on women and minority-owned companies, can not only help bring opportunities to new sectors, but build a better business, as well. - 2 years ago

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Ejido Verde: Protecting a Supply Chain While Empowering Indigenous Communities
Ejido Verde: Protecting a Supply Chain While Empowering Indigenous Communities

Supply Chain / Big news from Mexico – a groundbreaking regenerative economy project has just become official. The Patamban indigenous community, part of the Purepecha nation in the state of Michoacán, will be the chief beneficiaries of what will be a 12,000-hectare plantation producing a valuable commodity: pine resin. - 2 years ago

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