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Climate-Beneficial Wine, Waste-Saving Gin Latest Ways to Imbibe Sustainably

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A landmark soil study from Bonterra Vineyards that proves the climate benefits of organic and biodynamic farming, and a new UK gin made from surplus table grapes, mean these wines and spirit help you “drink responsibly.”

New Reports Reveal Details, Impacts of Efforts To Tackle Plastic Waste and Pollution

WASTE NOT - In the first New Plastics Economy Global Commitment report, major companies publish data on their annual plastic packaging volumes, many for the first time; while Closed Loop Partners’ 2018 Impact Report measures the effect their investments are having on reducing emissions, diverting valuable commodities from landfill and creating jobs.

NYU Stern Research Illustrates ROI for Sustainably Marketed Products

BUSINESS CASE - Seminal research shows that sustainability is driving market growth in CPGs; products marketed as sustainable grew 5.6x faster than conventionally marketed products, and 3.3x faster than the CPG market.

Storytelling for Sustainability: How Opening Up Can Open a Whole New Frontier

MARKETING AND COMMS - Our community has made tremendous strides in building a better world, but if we leverage the combined power of people and data to build a better narrative, we can open up a whole new era of possibilities. We’ve got to put some soul in sustainability.

Food, Beverage Giants Working with Growers to Cultivate Next-Gen Ag Practices

SUPPLY CHAIN - Anheuser-Busch partnership will produce more efficient rice-growing practices, while General Mills has committed to regenerate 1M acres of farmland by 2030.

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Trending: Collaborations Continue to Fuel Solutions to Plastic Pollution

COLLABORATION - These days, we can’t go a week without the launch of another initiative, innovation or collaboration aimed at eradicating plastic waste around the world – which means we may actually have a fighting chance at doing it.

Over 2,000 Delegates Gather to Share Insights at SB'19 Tokyo

LEADERSHIP - Sustainable Brands 2019 Tokyo (SB'19 Tokyo) was held on March 6-7, at the Hilton Tokyo. 189 leaders from both domestic and foreign companies and NGOs, and more than 2,240 participants took part.

Brands Expand Partnerships, Amplify Messaging in Support of Gender Equality

MARKETING AND COMMS - adidas, Diageo and HP launch new films and campaigns, while PepsiCo tackles gender equality in agriculture for International Women’s Day.

Trust Barometer’s Pressure Points Reveal Huge Opportunity for Purpose-Driven Companies

BUSINESS CASE - The mass population is far more skeptical of institutions than the informed public, only one in five people believes the system is working for them, and large majorities express a sense of injustice and a desire for change.

Trending: Taking the Carbon, Waste Out of eCommerce

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Between Amazon and Etsy’s carbon-neutral ambitions, and more and more options for circular shipping containers, the millions of tons of emissions and waste generated by e-commerce could soon be a thing of the past.

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Report: Orgs Committed to UNGC Outperform on Supply Chain Sustainability

SUPPLY CHAIN - A new EcoVadis report finds that the greatest gaps between UN Global Compact participants and nonparticipants are in the Sustainable Procurement and Environment themes.

Values-Based Investment Platform COIN Offers Portfolios Aligned with SDGs

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Backed by John Hancock, COIN offers customers eight Impact Areas — including Better Health, Clean Water, Gender Equality and Reducing Waste — to invest in, with as little as $50.

#WearNext: Make Fashion Circular, NYC Partner to Tackle Clothing Waste

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - As well as being able to drop off clothing at stores and other collection points, New Yorkers will be encouraged to get involved by donating, repairing, reselling or swapping their old clothes to give them a new life.

Nielsen - What Food Related Causes do U.S. Consumers Care About Today?

CORPORATE MEMBER UPDATE - A conscious awakening has occurred within the U.S. consumer packaged goods (CPG) and food grocery landscape.

Nielsen - Global Sustainable Shoppers

CORPORATE MEMBER UPDATE - Hear from Julia Wilson, Vice President, Global Responsibility & Sustainability and Sarah Schmansky, Vice President, Nielsen Fresh / Health and Wellness Growth & Strategy, as they dive into how sustainability in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) landscape is evolving.

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Girlapproved: Connecting AI, Human Evolution and the Future of Business Success

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Girlapproved provides deeper causal understanding of not only where we are and how we got here, but how to chart a better course and how to turn the mother ship around, with practical steps to guide us.

The Big Climate Issue We Need to Focus on in 2019: Textiles and Circularity

WASTE NOT - I want to encourage all of the stakeholders — brands and consumers — to work together to move the needle, as we look to mitigate fashion and textile waste impact over the next two decades.

Nielsen - Who is the Sustainable Shopper?

CORPORATE MEMBER UPDATE - Sales of sustainable products are up across the board. In the U.S. alone, we expect that U.S. sustainably minded shoppers will spend up to $150 billion on sustainable fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) by 2021.

What Fashion Can Learn from Other Industries Promoting a Circular Economy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Sustainability in fashion is growing, but several other industries have been pioneering a push towards a circular economy, as well — and the fashion community may be able to take notes.

How Imaging Technology Could Solve the Global Food Waste Problem

WASTE NOT - One of the biggest food retailers in the US has used the software to better understand the shelf life of its beef, cutting potential waste by 25 percent.

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