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It’s Arrived: Our ‘Uh-Oh’ Moment on Climate Change

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The latest IPCC report can’t be ignored — and it does our species and planet a disservice to pretend the situation will miraculously reverse itself. Here’s an overview and what companies should do in response.

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.

New Amazon Programs Aim to Curtail Rampant eCommerce Return Waste

WASTE NOT - With its size and scale and proper follow-through, Amazon has the potential to make a significant dent in global product waste and offer models for other retailers to follow.

Meet the Winemaker Working to Future-Proof Wine for a Climate-Challenged Future

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The warming world is affecting all agricultural industries, with wine being no exception. New York’s Gotham Winery is banking on diversity and adaptability to strengthen the grapes and the industry, both socially and environmentally.

Why Shirakawa Village Is Considered One of the World’s ‘Top 100 Sustainable Destinations’

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Japan’s idyllic Shirakawa Village has worked to mitigate overtourism and preserve the integrity of the local traditions and landscape by limiting visitors to those who respect the town’s heritage and embrace the spirit of mutual assistance that drives the local culture.

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New Podcast Focuses on Sustainability ‘Game Changers’ Including Advanced Recycling, Circularity Policy

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Since we last dove into “Plastics Unwrapped,” Dow and its guests have continued to cover some of the most impressive innovations in the plastics industry, while also exploring solutions to our most daunting sustainability challenges.

Redfin Now Provides Climate-Risk Data for Prospective Home Purchases

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The online real estate brokerage site now includes data from ClimateCheck to help home buyers and sellers understand the risk for fire, heat, drought and storms in their area over a 30-year mortgage.

PureCycle and Gulfspan partner, build foundation to recycle one billion pounds of plastic by 2025

PRESS RELEASE - PureCycle and Gulfspan partner, build foundation to recycle one billion pounds of plastic by 2025. Partnership will accelerate production of ultra-pure, sustainable polypropylene.

Intrepid Travel Launches Global Vaccine Equity Campaign

WALKING THE TALK - The world’s largest adventure travel company and certified B Corp is advocating for the safe return of international travel and improved access to COVID-19 vaccinations in low-income countries around the world.

Too Good to Go Releases First Impact Report, Commits to Climate Positivity

WASTE NOT - The world’s leading anti-food-waste app releases first Impact Report and commits to going beyond its carbon-neutral achievement to continue to fight climate change.

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McCormick & Co Partners to Offer Suppliers Sustainability-Linked Financing

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Through a new partnership with IFC and Citi, McCormick’s herbs and spices suppliers can qualify for discounted rates on short-term working-capital financing when they meet McCormick’s sustainability standards.

Closed-Loop Tech Aims to Change Textile Industry’s Water Use from ‘Waste2Fresh’

CLEANTECH - With textile manufacturing responsible for 20% of global water pollution, Waste2Fresh's closed-loop water-recycling system aim to revolutionize the industry’s exploitative methods for dyeing and manufacturing our clothes.

Eastman molecular recycling technologies to advance Procter & Gamble packaging goals

PRESS RELEASE - Eastman molecular recycling technologies to advance Procter & Gamble packaging goals, reducing reliance on virgin plastic packaging.

PayPal Joins Catalyst Fund to Explore Connections Between Digital Finance, Climate Resilience

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The global inclusive tech accelerator has also announced its latest cohort of companies bringing inclusive fintech solutions to underserved communities.

CVS Health, Target, Walmart Piloting Alternative Bag Solutions to Combat Plastic Waste

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The partnership among the leading retailers’ different stores sets an exciting precedent; collaboration will help accelerate pathways to scale and help address the systemic challenge of plastic bag waste.

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Circular Solutions Edging Us Closer to a Zero-Waste Future for Convenience Food

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Since day one, we have had a vision of eliminating all single-use packaging from the meal kit experience. We’ve heard time and time again about how individuals need to do more; but the reality is, businesses need to innovate to enable the solutions that consumers are increasingly demanding.

What Does 'Upcycled Certified' Mean for Our Food System?

WASTE NOT - Upcycled Certified is a big step towards a circular economy, and a food system that acts like nature itself — a place where there is no waste — and where shoppers can participate in the best solution to climate, via the products they buy.

PureCycle to build new recycling facility in Augusta, Georgia

PRESS RELEASE - PureCycle to build new recycling facility in Augusta, Georgia. Innovative maker of recycled polypropylene will expand with first cluster facility.

An All-Solutions Approach Is Needed to Meet the Looming Demand for Carbon Offsets

CLEANTECH - As we race to achieve net zero, let’s ensure we aren’t making the same mistakes that got us here. Tech solutions do not deliver the same co-benefits as nature — and clearly cannot substitute for the loss of ecosystems. Nature-based solutions are cost-effective and can make an immediate difference.

Survey: COVID-19 Is Intensifying Sustainability Challenges, But Not Derailing Corporate Action

LEADERSHIP - 2021 Sustainability Leaders Survey examines attitudes of nearly 700 experts from over 70 countries, reflecting on the pandemic’s implications for sustainable social and environmental development agendas — and who is perceived to be leading the charge.

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