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Why sustainability professionals should embrace Black Lives Matter

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Why sustainability professionals should embrace Black Lives Matter. Charles Orgbon. Mon, 09/21/2020 - 00:45. Long before corporations acknowledged Black Lives Matter, they championed the plights of specific endangered species.

Why agtech is critical for regenerative agriculture

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Why agtech is critical for regenerative agriculture. Heather Clancy. Thu, 09/17/2020 - 01:30. Early this month, McDonald’s made headlines when it teamed with Cargill, Target and The Nature Conservancy to put $8.5

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Walmart drives toward zero-emission goal for its entire fleet by 2040

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Walmart drives toward zero-emission goal for its entire fleet by 2040. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 09/23/2020 - 01:50.

A corporate water strategy manifesto: We can and will do better

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A corporate water strategy manifesto: We can and will do better. Will Sarni. Wed, 09/23/2020 - 01:30.

How the climate crisis will crash the economy

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How the climate crisis will crash the economy. Joel Makower. Mon, 09/14/2020 - 02:11. The chickens are coming home to roost. Even before the western United States became a regional inferno, even before the Midwest U.S.

4 things corporations should know about urban forestry projects

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4 things corporations should know about urban forestry projects. Jesse Klein. Thu, 09/24/2020 - 01:00. It’s hard to make planting trees political, one reason this climate mitigation strategy has received rare bipartisan support for the past two decades.

The How2Recycle label needs a massive campaign. Brands should make it happen

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The How2Recycle label needs a massive campaign. Brands should make it happen. Suzanne Shelton. Tue, 09/22/2020 - 01:00. I hope you’ve downloaded our latest free report, "Engaging Middle America in Recycling Solutions.".

Why nature is the next frontier for sustainable business

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Why nature is the next frontier for sustainable business. Erin Billman. Thu, 09/24/2020 - 01:15. It has been encouraging to see company and government commitments to cutting greenhouse gas emissions coming thick and fast in recent months, even despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

The broken system that sends most food waste and organic matter to landfills

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The broken system that sends most food waste and organic matter to landfills. Jim Giles. Fri, 09/04/2020 - 00:15. How about this for a series of maddening statistics?

Paper, plastic or neither? Inside the collaboration to reinvent the shopping bag

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Paper, plastic or neither? Inside the collaboration to reinvent the shopping bag. Tali Zuckerman. Wed, 09/02/2020 - 01:45. Replacing the single-use shopping bag may be one of the most complex sustainability challenges of our time.

What does 'climate risk' actually mean?

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What does 'climate risk' actually mean? Joel Makower. Mon, 08/31/2020 - 02:11. If you stick around the world of sustainable business long enough, you’re sure to see an immutable march of memes — terms that rise up and become popularized, often without agreed-upon definitions.

Clean energy and markets are the solution (not scapegoat) for California’s blackouts

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Clean energy and markets are the solution (not scapegoat) for California’s blackouts. Bryn Baker. Fri, 09/04/2020 - 01:00. On Aug.

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ESG investments: Exponential potential or surfing one wave?

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ESG investments: Exponential potential or surfing one wave? Terry F. Yosie. Mon, 09/21/2020 - 00:30.

New sparks for the electric vehicle industry

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New sparks for the electric vehicle industry. Zoé Bezpalko. Tue, 08/25/2020 - 01:45. Thinking back to the beginning of 2020 can seem like a lifetime ago. Before the pandemic took root on a global level, the transportation industry was already in the midst of a great and exciting transition.

Hard truths from a decade of investing in regional food systems

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Hard truths from a decade of investing in regional food systems. Meredith Storton. Thu, 09/10/2020 - 02:00.

Circular economy startups compete at Circularity 2020, taking on shoes to shelf-life

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Circular economy startups compete at Circularity 2020, taking on shoes to shelf-life. Holly Secon. Mon, 08/31/2020 - 01:00. A circular economy is urgently required for the shift to a more sustainable planet.

The rise (and rise) of sustainability-linked finance

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The rise (and rise) of sustainability-linked finance. Joel Makower. Mon, 08/24/2020 - 02:11. One silver lining of this horrific moment is the rise of loans, bonds and other financial instruments linked to sustainability outcomes.

Amazon hands Mercedes-Benz its biggest electric vehicle order to date

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Amazon hands Mercedes-Benz its biggest electric vehicle order to date. Katie Fehrenbacher. Fri, 08/28/2020 - 00:00. German auto giant Mercedes-Benz announced its largest order of electric vehicles to date Friday: 1,800 electric delivery vans for retail giant Amazon to use across Europe.

The U.S. Plastics Pact launches new initiative to redesign the plastics value chain at Circularity 20

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The U.S. Plastics Pact launches new initiative to redesign the plastics value chain at Circularity 20. Holly Secon. Wed, 09/02/2020 - 00:45. The U.S.

There's a big appetite for farm-to-consumer shopping

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There's a big appetite for farm-to-consumer shopping. Jim Giles. Fri, 08/21/2020 - 01:45. Avrom Farm sits in the hills above Green Lake in central Wisconsin.

Could Bloom fuel cells be a solution for maritime emissions issues?

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Could Bloom fuel cells be a solution for maritime emissions issues? Zac Estrada. Tue, 08/18/2020 - 01:00.

This is why investors want financial regulators to tackle climate risk

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This is why investors want financial regulators to tackle climate risk. Ravi Varghese. Mon, 08/24/2020 - 01:15. To understand economic crises of the recent past, present and future, there may be no finer teacher than Michael Lewis.

The many faces of energy resilience

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The many faces of energy resilience. Michelle Moore. Mon, 08/17/2020 - 00:30. This series explores how clean energy can deliver on finance and corporate social and governance goals alongside climate and environmental benefits. Resilience" is a powerful word in 2020.

Sustainability leaders must celebrate the work of female mayors on racial equity

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Sustainability leaders must celebrate the work of female mayors on racial equity. Kimberly Lewis. Mon, 08/17/2020 - 01:00. Sustainability leaders are architects, designers, city planners, engineers, scientists, energy experts, lawyers, nonprofit leaders and business owners.

Carbon pricing works, and this proves it

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Carbon pricing works, and this proves it. Paul Burke. Tue, 09/01/2020 - 00:45. Putting a price on carbon should reduce emissions, because it makes dirty production processes more expensive than clean ones, right? That’s the economic theory.

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Why the District of Columbia is a leader in energy efficiency

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Why the District of Columbia is a leader in energy efficiency. Catherine Nabukalu. Wed, 08/19/2020 - 01:30. One of my favorite sessions from VERGE 2019 was a presentation by Amory Lovins on the expanding energy efficiency cornucopia.

Why e-commerce retailers should increase transparency about their products

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Why e-commerce retailers should increase transparency about their products. Deonna Anderson. Fri, 08/21/2020 - 01:15. When shopping online, consumers are able to see a lot of information about a product. There’s the product description and specifications of an item.

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Scaling Circular Fashion in North America: Part 2

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Scaling Circular Fashion in North America: Part 2. What will it take to transition the fashion industry toward circularity at scale? The need for urgent action is clear: While the lifespan of individual garments dwindles, the environmental footprint of the apparel industry continues to grow.

The COVID Covenant: Going big is the price of admission

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The COVID Covenant: Going big is the price of admission. Gil Friend. Mon, 09/21/2020 - 01:00. The world (well, most of it) attacked COVID-19 as if it were a true global emergency: with extraordinary speed, scale and scope.

The open source movement takes on climate data

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The open source movement takes on climate data. Heather Clancy. Thu, 09/03/2020 - 00:15. As GreenBiz co-founder and Executive Editor Joel Makower wrote earlier this week, many companies are moving to disclose " climate risk ," although far fewer are moving to actually minimize it.

Where there's hope for speeding up business action on plastics

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Where there's hope for speeding up business action on plastics. Elsa Wenzel. Wed, 08/26/2020 - 02:01. In 10 short years, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) arguably has done more than any other group to define and advance the circular economy.

Engaging Middle America in recycling solutions

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Engaging Middle America in recycling solutions. Suzanne Shelton. Wed, 08/26/2020 - 01:00. A few weeks ago, I wrote a GreenBiz piece about what Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs can teach us about the moment we’re in right now, based on our latest polling of Americans.

Rheaply is helping companies and organizations of all sizes expand their circularity

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Rheaply is helping companies and organizations of all sizes expand their circularity. Back in January, GreenBiz published a story about Rheaply , a resource management and exchange platform. But a lot has changed since the beginning of the year.

Carbon marketplace hawks credits in businesses that store CO2 with their products

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Carbon marketplace hawks credits in businesses that store CO2 with their products. Gloria Oladipo. Mon, 08/31/2020 - 05:00. As corporate interest in carbon removal options grows, Puro.earth , a startup from Finland, is offering a twist on carbon marketplaces.

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20 must-read books about food systems

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20 must-read books about food systems. Danielle Nierenberg. Fri, 07/10/2020 - 00:50. With record high unemployment , a reeling global economy and concerns of food shortages , the world as we know it is changing.