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CDP: Water Now a Major Risk for World’s Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - With $77B under threat due to water risk in supply chains, 50% of large corporate buyers now engage suppliers on water issues; but only 14% financially incentivize senior leaders to act on water.

Why Working with Social Innovators Advancing Racial, Ethnic Equity Is Smart Business

WALKING THE TALK - New Schwab Foundation research provides scalable lessons on how to drive value creation by addressing systemic socioeconomic exclusion at the local and global levels.

Shrinkflation: Drawbacks for the Environment, Consumer Trust

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - In times of inflation, consider whether shrinking a product for a short-term win could cause long-term brand damage — first, determine if it’s the best option and include a robust assessment of the environmental impacts.

Risk Managers, Consumers Cite Climate Change as Top Emerging Concern

THE NEXT ECONOMY - 2023 surveys of risk professionals and consumers indicate an intensifying concern about extreme weather as it more directly impacts people’s daily lives, and a corresponding interest in sustainable investment opportunities.

Hellmann’s AI-Enabled Tool Reveals Your Fridge’s Meal Potential

WASTE NOT - Meal Reveal, developed in collaboration with Google Cloud, uses simple fridge scan to help consumers overcome ‘fridge blindness’ and reduce household food waste.

5th Annual Chocolate Scorecard Paints Bittersweet Picture of the Industry

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Scorecard — which evaluates global chocolate manufacturers, brands and retailers on social and environmental criteria in seven areas — helps consumers make ethical purchasing decisions and incentivizes companies to improve their performance in these areas.

€30M & $50M Funds, Biodiversity Metrics Drive Continued Growth of Regenerative Ag

SUPPLY CHAIN - A €30M portfolio in Europe and a $50M fund in the US put much-needed capital behind cultivating regenerative-ag value chains, while a partnership with NatureMetrics supports Unilever's work to make farming its ingredients climate resilient.

Paris 2024 Gives First Look at Its Circular Approach to Olympic Games

WALKING THE TALK - Focusing on the material footprint of the upcoming summer Games, Paris 2024 is leaning heavily into recycled materials and plans for reuse of all temporary infrastructure, furniture and equipment.

Could Supercharging Starch Production Secure Our Food Future?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - ClimateCrop is boosting starch metabolism in plants through non-GMO gene editing — enhancing crop resilience to climate change, increasing yields, and offering a sustainable solution to future farming challenges.

Alternative Accommodation Platforms Prioritize Social Connection, Community Care

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As tourism continues to evolve and travelers become more aware of both their positive and negative impacts, the accommodation industry has an opportunity to respond in a meaningful way.

Uber’s ‘Emissions Savings’ Feature Shows Benefits of Lower-Emission Transport

MARKETING AND COMMS - Uber users will now see two ratings in the app — their 'Emission Savings' score, alongside their rider rating.

This Platform Turns Your Branded Video Content Into Support for Nature Conservation

MARKETING AND COMMS - With Ecoflix — a nonprofit streaming platform on a mission to be the ‘Netflix for nature’ — brands can produce compelling sustainability content that also helps protect nature and wildlife.

Private Investors Want Funds, Pension Plans to Actively Address Climate Change

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - In a new GlobeScan survey of 5K retail investors in 10 countries, all express similarly high levels of support for investment funds becoming more active in the climate space.

Earthshot Prize ‘Launchpad’ to Link Investors with Climate Innovators

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - New matchmaking platform highlights game-changing solutions from the Earthshot Prize nominations process and connects them with like-minded investors and philanthropists.

If Circularity Is Now a Megatrend, Why Does Material Extraction Continue to Rise?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Deloitte and Circle Economy Foundation identify ongoing gaps in circular policies and approaches and outlines a roadmap to unlock capital, implement policy, and unlock skills and human capital needed for a robust circular economy capable of meeting the material challenges of the Anthropocene.

Report: AI Fueling Climate Change, Energy Usage and Disinformation

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Coalition of over 50 tech accountability and environmental groups sound the alarm on the potential harms of AI to the planet, democracy and information ecosystems.

Brands People Love on Purpose, feat. Tillamook

WALKING THE TALK - We spoke with Executive Vice President of Stewardship Paul Snyder about the holistic system of business that has made Tillamook the darling of the dairy aisle.

Lab-Grown Coffee: Sustainable Brew of the Future?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - If researchers can bridge the gap in taste between coffee that was cultivated in the field and that cultivated in a lab, it could eventually be a win-win for coffee lovers and biodiversity alike.

Impact Entertainment: Reflecting Climate Issues in the World We Live in

MARKETING AND COMMS - Good Energy helps writers and other entertainment professionals address the climate crisis with confidence and make climate storytelling a mainstream narrative for all audiences.

How US Soy Is Cultivating Sustainability Around the World

SUPPLY CHAIN - Here, Abby Rinne — Director of Sustainability at the U.S. Soybean Export Council — discusses how U.S. Soy is helping customers both here and abroad reach their sustainability goals.