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Food Donation Improvement Act Brings Measured Change, Opportunity to Reduce US Food Waste

WASTE NOT - Updated federal guidelines that reduce donor liability could begin to change the conversation around what is acceptable to consumers, especially as much-needed food begins to make its way to those who need it most.

Food vs Pharmaceuticals: New Study Highlights Power of Nutrition Over Pills for Improving Heart Health

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Founded by cardiologist Dr. Elizabeth Klodas, Step One Foods is aiming to change the paradigm in the US from treating high cholesterol and heart disease with drugs to the ancient wisdom of using food as medicine.

3 Leadership Keys to Climate-Tech Success

LEADERSHIP - Climate tech alone will not save the world; the people who use it, create it and put it into action play just as crucial a role. For these projects — and the sector as a whole — to succeed, these critical elements of strong leadership are essential.

Next-Gen Underwater Turbines Blow Wind Model Out of the Water

CLEANTECH - Brazilian startup TidalWatt has rethought underwater turbines — theirs are 60x smaller and produce 3x as much energy as wind turbines, are harmless to marine life, and promote the formation of artificial reefs.

Modern Meadow Partners to Scale Sustainable Materials Development for Outdoor Apparel Market

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The materials innovator and sustainable fabric giant Singtex are co-developing new biomaterials across a range of applications — starting with a sustainably produced, waterproof, membrane-based material for outdoor apparel.

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‘Our Waters’ Documentary Highlights One Community’s Fight to Protect Its Coast from Commercial Exploitation

MARKETING AND COMMS - As salmon demand has grown, so too have large-scale, environmentally destructive aquaculture projects. The community of Frenchman Bay, Maine is fighting a plan to build North America’s largest industrialized, open-net fish farms in their backyard.

Marketing Must Be Completely Reimagined To Achieve 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

PRESS RELEASE - Dentsu and Kantar’s Sustainable Transformation Practice launch flagship study into the role APAC marketers play in achieving corporate sustainability ambitions. 

Finance, Tech Giants Top 2023 List of US’s Most JUST Companies

WALKING THE TALK - JUST Capital and CNBC have released the 2023 rankings of the country’s most JUST Companies and Marquee JUST 100 List, which consistently outperform the Russell 1000 — highlighting the link between stakeholder governance and corporate success.

Turning Plastic into Possibility: How Closing the Loop in Asia-Pacific Is Building Waste Infrastructure for the Future

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - The region continues to face waste challenges. But with the right solutions, Asia-Pacific has a huge opportunity to turn the tide — finding more value in post-consumer plastic and closing the loop on waste.

How to Calculate Fair Company Carbon Targets for the Energy Sector

WALKING THE TALK - Fair carbon-reduction targets and the assessment of a company’s performance relative to targets are an incredibly powerful way to assess how well a company is performing. It also sends a clear risk message: The greater the difference between a company’s fair target and its actual performance, the greater its value at risk.

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Moving Toward a Circular Economy for Packaging

WASTE NOT - A circular economy for plastics is achievable in our lifetime, though it will require consumers and manufacturers to work together. Whether companies decide to keep it in-house or partner with like-minded third parties, an investment in our future now will lead to more profitable operations and create relentless forward progress.

The Vibe Shift Is Here: What That Means for Us and the Planet in 2023

WALKING THE TALK - From my perspective as a scientist who’s been working on climate change and environmental resilience since before the crisis made front-page headlines, here are the four biggest trends I foresee defining 2023.

H&M’s 'Loooptopia' Metaverse Experience Rewards Players for Creating Circular Fashion

MARKETING AND COMMS - The new H&M Loooptopia Experience on Roblox allows users to experiment with their digital identity and learn about fashion and circularity in a fun, creative and playful environment.

Two Years On, Amazon Lead Reflects on Success, Opportunities Within Climate Pledge Friendly Program

MARKETING AND COMMS - The retailer’s marketplace for more sustainable products now includes 300,000 products and 20,000 brands vetted through a range of well-known certifications.

Panasonic, Samsung Unveil Latest Sustainability Innovations at CES 2023

CLEANTECH - The electronics giants announced a series of innovations including personal-care device recycling, smart home energy-efficiency improvements, and a new laundry cycle and filter designed to eliminate microplastic pollution from synthetic materials.

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Steakholder Foods, Umami Meats Win $1M Grant to 3D Bio-Print Structured, Cultivated Fish Products

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The collaboration, using Steakholder’s proprietary 3D bio-printing technology, is a significant step forward in both companies’ mission to cultivate and scale sustainable alternatives to conventionally farmed and fished foods.

2022 Lessons: How to Improve Employee Engagement Through Responsive Company Culture

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Many employees are re-evaluating what they want and expect from their employers. This is a pivotal moment for companies to recalibrate program offerings and better support employees in applying their unique talents to purposeful projects in the communities where they live, work and raise their families.

The New Reuse Economy: What’s Working (and Not Working) on the Quest for a Packaging Waste-Free Future

WASTE NOT - While recycling and lightweighting packaging strategies are helpful, they still align more with a linear rather than circular economy. Here, Upstream CEO Matt Prindiville lays out his organization’s vision for a truly plastic waste-free future.

2 New Funds Show Companies, Investors Putting Money Where Their Mouths Are on Biodiversity Commitments

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - With a fresh spotlight on the critical role of biodiversity in the health of the planet, climate and economy, two ambitious new funds aim to mobilize millions in resources to scale on-the-ground, nature-preservation and -regeneration projects and nature-based climate solutions around the world.

Cocoa Will Never Be Sustainable Without Living Wages for Farmers; New Action Guide Helps Companies Get There

SUPPLY CHAIN - The VOICE Network’s Cocoa Barometer links the range of challenges facing cocoa-farming communities to pervasive poverty. The IDH’s new, free Living Wage Action Guide helps companies find the path to the best interventions for their situation.

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