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Purpose at Work: How Wrangler Is Creating the Next Generation of Sustainable Fashion

SUPPLY CHAIN - Wrangler is taking big steps to achieve sustainability. By tackling the industry’s biggest challenges, the jeans giant is carving out a competitive advantage and helping other apparel makers improve industry practices.

Sustana: How to Help Reach Your Corporate Sustainability Goals

CORPORATE MEMBER UPDATE - The smart – and most successful – companies have been paying attention to this growing trend and setting goals for their corporate sustainability efforts.

Sea Change: How to Spark Sustainable Innovation in an Old-School Industry

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Many people and organizations, as well as broad market and social trends, contributed to sustainable seafood’s arrival at this place. Everyone who engaged helped build the network; and because they did, our oceans and plates are going to be healthier.

PepsiCo Prices US$1 Billion Green Bond to Fund Key Sustainability Initiatives

PRESS RELEASE - Names First Chief Sustainability Officer as Company Advances Agenda to Help Build a More Sustainable Food System.

Trending: Public-Private Partnerships Foster Solutions for Climate-Resilient World

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance has launched six new financial instruments for climate-related projects in developing countries; while the World Economic Forum has convened public and private partners to launch the Coalition for Climate-Resilient Investment.

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With New Absolute-Reduction Strategy, Unilever 'Gets Drastic on Plastic’

WASTE NOT - By 2025, the CPG giant says it will eliminate more than 100K tonnes of plastic packaging, and collect and process more plastic packaging than it sells. This makes Unilever the first global CPG company to commit to an absolute plastics reduction across its portfolio.

DuPont-Stella McCartney Partnership Yields World’s First Bio-based Faux Fur

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The pioneer in sustainable luxury apparel worked with DuPont Biomaterials and Ecopel to create the next generation of luxurious alternatives to fur, resulting in a sustainable faux fur made with Sorona® bio-based fibers.

Rolland: Maximize Print Quality and Reduce Your Environmental Impact with Uncoated Recycled Paper

CORPORATE MEMBER UPDATE - From office workers to students at school, consumers often prefer printed materials over electronic. At the same time, they want to support companies that are thoughtfully working to reduce their environmental footprint.

A 100-Year Journey: Achieving Sustainability for All in the Coffee Industry

BUSINESS CASE - Global demand for coffee continues to rise, but climate change is expected to shrink suitable land for Arabica coffee beans by 50 percent by 2050. Japan's Key Coffee is working to protect the future of coffee, starting in Tana Toraja, Indonesia.

PepsiCo: Frito-Lay Transforms California Production Site into First-of-its-Kind Showcase for Sustainability

PRESS RELEASE - Together with San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, the Largest Producer of Snacks in the U.S. to Advance Environmental Sustainability at One of its Largest Manufacturing & Distribution Facilities

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New, UN-Backed Chocolate Bar Enables Consumers to Directly Impact Farmer Livelihoods

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Other Bar is an experiment in influencing consumer behaviour through quantifiable proof of impact. If it can prove that consumers will buy and be loyal to impactful products, the hope is that bigger brands will want to follow suit, turning their marketing dollars into impact.

Sustainability Expectations Rising in the Construction Industry: Toolkit Can Help

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - With rising demands from multiple stakeholders to reduce construction’s environmental impact and accelerate its social benefits, a guide for the sector provides a handy checklist for construction companies to keep up with the times.

Q&A: Extinction Rebellion’s Andrew Medhurst and the Role of Youth Activists in Shaking Us Awake

MARKETING AND COMMS - Ahead of his upcoming keynote at SB’19 Madrid, we spoke with Andrew Medhurst — a one-time investment banker and now full-time volunteer with Extinction Rebellion — about the moonshot thinking we need to get us out of our current predicament.

WWF’s ReSource Hub: A System-Wide Feedback Loop for Solving Plastic Pollution

WASTE NOT - WWF's ReSource: Plastic platform is helping companies implement ways to reduce the most plastic, measure the impact — and hold them all to account in the process. WWF’s Erin Simon told us more.

Insights from the Big Apple: How Do We Turn the Glitz of Climate Week into Action?

WALKING THE TALK - Climate Week NYC saw the UN declare the 2020s “the decade of delivery.” But while progress has been made, are we too self-congratulatory, staying comfortable within our own echo chambers? Are we really delivering enough at the scale and pace needed?

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Trending: Collaborations Fostering Next-Gen Solutions for Coffee Cups, Paper Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Environmental NGO Canopy rallies apparel brands around better paper packaging; and six graduates of the NextGen Circular Business Accelerator prepare to bring their their sustainable coffee cup solutions to market.

Transformational Goals in Corporate Strategy: A Review of the ESG Goals of 50 Global Companies

NEW METRICS - Transformational ESG goals seek to make changes across companies’ entire value chain and even society. But in a recent review of 50 of the Fortune 250 companies, incremental ESG goals are still the norm.

BASF Honored with Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award

PRESS RELEASE - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named BASF a 2019 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award winner for outstanding achievement in the manufacturing of ingredients that are safer for families, pets, workplaces, communities and the environment.

Ask First, Give Second: The One-for-One Giving Model Gets a Revamp

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Ideally, Western companies should adopt an attitude of *Ask First, Give Second*. We’d all benefit if we empowered those who will receive the donations to determine what they need most, rather than making that decision for them.

Can There Be Harmony Between Plastics and Sustainability? Greiner Says Yes.

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Plastics companies are key to solving our plastics problem. We spoke with Stefan Grafenhorst, Head of Sustainability at Greiner, to find out more about the path toward making plastic a sustainable material.

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