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Vermont Creamery Joins National Movement to Turn Food Waste into Renewable Energy

Vermont Creamery Joins National Movement to Turn Food Waste into Renewable Energy

Vermont Creamery is the latest company to join the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance founded by Vanguard Renewables, Unilever, Starbucks, and Dairy Farmers of America

How the Sustainability Journey Can Be a Powerful Tool for Change

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - At a recent Sustainable Brands virtual event, leaders from the CPG, restaurant and IT industries highlighted how they sold important ideas and ambitions around impact and responsibility internally, and how that translates to external success.

Aqua Cultured Foods Aims to Eradicate Overfishing with Sushi That Isn’t Sushi

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Despite over 80% of the world’s fish stocks being fully exploited or overexploited, global seafood demand is expected to jump another 30% by 2030. Aqua Cultured aims to deliver affordable, nutritious seafood alternatives to allow our oceans to recover.

World’s First Robotic Beekeeper on Mission to Repopulate and Protect Global Honeybee Populations

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Israeli startup Beewise is reinventing beekeeping through AI technology and automation, and significantly improving pollination and honey yields with its smart, networked hives.

Opportunity Renewed: Solving Circular Challenges with the Right Partnership

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - A key component of Procter & Gamble’s Climate Transition Action Plan is reducing the amount of virgin fossil-based plastic in packaging by 50% by 2030. How can P&G brands do their part, without compromising on the unique beauty, branding and functionality of their packaging?

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Report: An Asset Mindset Is Needed to Make a Circular Economy a Reality

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Latest research from Planet Tracker proposes a practical business solution to the problem of plastic waste, whereby packaging is treated as an asset to be returned, rather than a liability to be tossed.

5 Principles of Trustworthy ESG Data

MARKETING AND COMMS - Without established goals, ongoing monitoring and disclosure for accountability, progress will never be made. Organizations can instill trust in their ESG data by ensuring it’s on 'TRACK.'

Amid Peak Fire Season, Coors Banquet Launches ‘Protect Our Protectors’ Program Benefiting Firefighters

MARKETING AND COMMS - Proceeds from limited-edition Coors Banquet stubby bottles and a collaborative capsule collection with clothing brand Brixton benefit the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.

Trending: Pangaia, Primark Expand Efforts to Turn Waste Textiles Into New Colors

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The latest in a growing wave of circular textile innovations, the materials-science company and the global retailer have both launched collections that turn waste materials into new, colored textiles that require no dyeing.

4 Things We Must Get Right to Truly Transform the US Agriculture System

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As regenerative ag gains momentum in the US, how do we ensure that the transition of the food system materializes in a way that supports equitable economic prosperity while allowing people and planet to flourish long term? Here are four areas where today’s decisions will shape US agriculture’s future trajectory.

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How to Build a Whole Brand — and Why You Want to

MARKETING AND COMMS - Holistic thinking has a positive impact on a brand’s market share and ensures it stands on the right side of history. Brands that solely rely on marketing will be severely disadvantaged, especially as more and more consumers choose brands that align with their values over ones that don’t.

Kohler Co. Ranks in Top 10 for 2022 Fast Company’s ‘Best Workplaces for Innovators’

PRESS RELEASE - Kohler also tops Sustainability list and is a finalist on 2022 Large Companies list

Conquering the Last Frontier of the Climate Emergency: Your Screen

CLEANTECH - As creators of our digital world, we have a powerful role to play. We must consciously reinvent web design to radically reduce the polluting impacts of our sites and apps. We must use our talents to rethink how we build websites, reduce wastage and save energy — or else, we’re complicit.

2022 State of the Whole Brand Report Released by Barkley; Reveals How Whole Brands Dominate the Market and Win with Consumers, Investors, Employees

PRESS RELEASE - Independent creative idea company Barkley has released its third annual State of the Whole Brand report and research study, “How to Build a Whole Brand. Right Now.”

Barkley Client FOTL, Inc. Achieves 40% Reduction in Greenhouse   Gas Emissions in Own Operations Worldwide  

PRESS RELEASE - Fruit of the Loom, Inc. announces a 40% reduction in GHG emissions at its own operations worldwide, on track to reach approved science-based target of 50% by 2030  

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Crafting Transparency: Why Your Marketing Team Should Work Alongside Your ESG Team

MARKETING AND COMMS - When companies miscommunicate sustainability information, there is usually no malicious intent but poor internal communication. Your marketing team will want to shout from the rooftop how sustainable your business is; but in a rush to do so, it can harm your brand — the very thing they have vowed to protect.

Could This Upcycled Sugar Company Help Solve the Obesity and Biodiversity Crises?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Supplant breaks down typically wasted agricultural fiber into its signature product, Sugars from Fiber — an entirely new category of sugars, which performs like sugar in the kitchen while retaining the nutritional properties of fiber, and mitigating the impacts of one of the world’s most environmentally destructive crops.

The Problem with Plastic-Free July

WASTE NOT - The problems we’re facing aren’t going to be solved by forgoing plastic straws. Yes, every small action makes a difference; but these actions need to be a piece of a greater puzzle in which every council, government, company and community is building towards better waste management overall.

Sompo Holdings: Promoting Sustainable Management That Emphasizes Diversity & Inclusion

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Against the backdrop of transforming the company's 130-year-old corporate culture and working toward the implementation of Purpose, we talked with Group Chief Sustainability Officer Ryoko Shimokawa about her vision for sustainable management.

With a Sustainability Strategy Fully Embedded, How Do You Maintain Momentum to Reach Your Goals?

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - “We’ve been working on design for recyclability for years now. But the next step is to make packaging fully recyclable and then collect the packaging to recycle it into new products. We’re very close to creating a low-carbon, circular economy.” — Han Zhang

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