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Rising to the Challenge: Meeting the World’s Demand for More Cotton While Using Less Land

SUPPLY CHAIN - US cotton growers have long been stewards of the land. They continue to adapt and innovate to develop more cotton with the space they have. The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol intends to build on this progress and create a smarter cotton future.

The Luxury Consumer, Sustainability and Social Responsibility: It’s Complicated

WALKING THE TALK - Whether environmental or social, luxury brands *will* have to contend with issues related to corporate social responsibility — it’s in the zeitgeist. “Being your best self” is the essence of luxury. Values and purpose are thus luxury essentials, not just nice-to-haves.

Are you ‘Looped In’? Circular Economy Leaders Share Their Latest Solutions

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - In Dow’s ‘Looped In’ series, Global Sustainability Director Jeff Wooster talks with circular economy advocates from major brands to discuss promising initiatives and partnerships, and what we can learn from the results.

Intrepid Travel Offers 40+ Decarbonized Tours Amid Tourism’s Recovery

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The world’s largest B Corp travel company has introduced 42 new, low-carbon alternative tours. The move is part of a wider decarbonization plan that includes removing all flights under 90 minutes from the top 50 trips, where possible, by the end of 2022.

Sphera’s Compliance Engine® for EH&S Achieves SAP® Certification for Integration with SAP NetWeaver®

PRESS RELEASE - Sphera’s modular, pre-packaged software delivers regulatory data, rule sets, phrases, templates and configuration tools to customers through interoperability with SAP® solutions

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Duke Energy Renewables, AT&T offer $20,000 in scholarships to support diverse wind technology workforce in Oklahoma

PRESS RELEASE - Scholarships will be awarded to High Plains Technology Center students enrolled in wind technology program in 2021 and 2022 semesters.

Regeneration: Understanding the Paradigm Change and How We’ll Get There

THE NEXT ECONOMY - “Regeneration” is not a just new word to replace the now-overused term “sustainability.” It represents a new way of thinking — an entirely new level of ambition that implies, ultimately, a new paradigm.

Visa Deepens Global Commitment to Sustainability with Pledge to Reach Net-Zero Emissions by 2040

PRESS RELEASE - Visa marks Earth Day 2021 with industry-leading milestones, innovative partnerships and initiatives toward its vision of a sustainable future

Alaska Airlines Outlines Path to Net Zero by 2040

CLEANTECH - In one of the most challenging sectors to decarbonize, Alaska has set forth its plan to greatly reduce its carbon, waste and water impacts by 2025; and eliminate its carbon emissions altogether by 2040.

PepsiCo Announces 2030 Goal to Scale Regenerative Farming Practices Across 7 Million Acres, Equivalent to Entire Agricultural Footprint

PRESS RELEASE - PepsiCo announced a new Positive Agriculture ambition, setting 2030 goals to spread regenerative farming practices, improve livelihoods and sustainably source 100% of its key ingredients.

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PepsiCo Aims to Regeneratively Farm 7M Acres by 2030

SUPPLY CHAIN - The company’s goal is to scale regenerative farming practices across its entire agricultural footprint, reduce at least 3 million tons of GHGs, and improve livelihoods of farmers across its supply chain.

Allbirds Is Giving Away Its Carbon Footprint Calculator to the Fashion Industry

WALKING THE TALK - In a call to action to the fashion industry, Allbirds is open-sourcing its proprietary tool to enable wider industry action to increase transparency and accountability for the often-dirty business of fashion.

P&G’s “It’s Our Home” Shows How Small Actions at Home Can Make A Big Difference for Our Planet

PRESS RELEASE - New creative film is inspired by the fact that most people want to make sustainable choices, but many don’t know how

Voluntary Carbon Markets Have Matured — Here’s What’s Next for Corporate Action

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Carbon markets connect the growing demand from companies and consumers committing to net zero, with the small but growing supply of removal and avoidance solutions. Carbon credits make the most of tangible solutions that are possible and available now.

How Sustainable Choices for Pet Parents Can Drive Industry Transformation

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Progress in pet care sustainability will require industry-wide alignment on key challenges and opportunities. While Petco’s sustainable products commitment is a solid first step, our aim is to make ESG an industry-wide priority to meet the expectations of our savvy, sustainability-minded consumers.

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One Life Is Not Enough for Plastics: How Dow Is Designing for Recyclability

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Dow’s Pack Studios has collaborated with consumer brands and helped create products that enable plastic packages to be lighter with the design features consumers want — improving packaging, meeting consumers’ needs and ultimately reducing waste.

Corporations Standing Up for Voting Rights: Not Politics, Just Smart Business

WALKING THE TALK - It’s becoming more common for companies to put their weight behind a range of urgent social issues. This isn’t about partisanship or “wokeness” — it’s about the core values held by many Americans and a desire among forward-thinking corporate leaders to prove they share them.

2021 Pulse Point Occupants Survey Reveals Desires for Spaces Fit for Sustainability and Personal Well-Being

PRESS RELEASE - 2021 Pulse Point Occupants Survey Reveals Desires for Spaces Fit for Sustainability and Personal Well-Being

Mattel Unveils First-of-its-Kind, CarbonNeutral® Matchbox® Tesla Roadster Die-cast Vehicle Made from 99% Recycled Materials to Serve as Brand Blueprint

PRESS RELEASE - Goal to Use 100% Recycled, Recyclable or Bio-based Plastic Materials across all Matchbox® Cars, Playsets and Packaging by 2030

Will Sustainable Consumer Behaviors, Attitudes Persist Post-Pandemic?

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Next month, GlobeScan’s latest annual, global consumer survey will assess whether the uptick in concern around creating a healthier, more sustainable future that occurred during the pandemic will persist in the longer term.

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