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Inside this sneaker startup’s efforts to bring biodiversity back to Brazil

A few fashion brands have recently hired chief science officers who are tasked with developing cutting-edge new materials. Sneaker startup Cariuma has one devoted to the rain forest.

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This Supplier Engagement Program Promotes Pollinators and Biodiversity

The urgency of environmental challenges like climate change and biodiversity loss is mounting. Scientists are sounding the alarm of a sixth mass extinction, with 30 to 50 percent of all species on Earth expected to be lost by the middle of this century. And the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ...

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'Five times the size of London each year': BNP Paribas tots up the biodiversity footprint of its investments

Banking giant takes a stab at caclulating biodiversity impacts of its financing activities for first time, as it looks to meet requirements of new French nature reporting law

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Summer of Sustainability: Adidas Turns Plastic Bottles into New Eco-Friendly Sneaker Line

adidas is putting their best foot forward towards sustainability with its latest ORIGINALS collaboration with Parley, a launch featuring colorful Nizza sneakers and sportswear made from recycled materials.

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8,000 green bottles … Carlsberg trials fibre beer containers

Carlsberg is to conduct its biggest trial of recyclable fibre beer bottles across Europe. The bottles are made of a wood-based fibre shell and a plant-based polyethylene furanoate (PEF) polymer lining.

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Mary Kay Inc. Expands Partnership With The Nature Conservancy to Protect Biodiversity and Marine Resources

Oyster reefs benefit humans and the environment through a suite of ecosystem services. A single oyster can filter up to 240 liters of water a day, resulting in increased water quality and clarity while supporting a unique and highly diverse community of fish and invertebrate marine species. In E ...

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Financial Services Firms Face Disclosure Requirements for Biodiversity Investments

Financial firms already struggling with climate-compliance due to unclear measurement metrics will soon face new disclosure requirements for biodiversity, or nature-related, investments.

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World’s largest vats for growing ‘no-kill’ meat to be built in US

The building of the world’s largest bioreactors to produce cultivated meat has been announced, with the potential to supply tens of thousands of shops and restaurants. Experts said the move could be a “gamechanger” for the nascent industry.

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What happened at the biodiversity COP, and why it matters to business

We’re nearly halfway through 2022 but are already seeing a world on fire, both literally and figuratively. Climate change is causing heatwaves, challenging food production, disrupting supply chains and threatening livelihoods. The demands on business are compounded by the escalating conflict in ...

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Why should biodiversity be part of the ESG mix?

In responsible investing, numerous environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics can play into risk and performance. To date, the “E” in ESG has been dominated by climate change. Biodiversity, another aspect of the environment, has been called the missing piece of the ESG puzzle.

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Businesses are contributing to the Paris Agreement for nature. Here’s how

The latest round of negotiations on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework was recently concluded in Geneva. For the first time at a United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meeting, leading businesses turned out in force in support of more ambition.

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Honda joins alliance dedicated to biodiversity protection

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. stated that it is now a part of the "30 by 30 Alliance for Biodiversity," a group dedicated to preserving biodiversity, one of the world's most pressing environmental issues.

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Innovations in sustainable fashion

The global fashion sector, mainly the apparel and footwear industry, produced more greenhouse gases than France, Germany, and the UK combined in 2018, around 2.1 billion metric tons of CO2 emissions—approximately 4% of total global emissions, according to research by McKinsey.

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With key ingredients at risk, YSL Beauty expands biodiversity conservation

Its new programme, Rewild Our Earth, aims to protect entire regions that produce key ingredients, raising the bar on what biodiversity conservation work can look like in the context of a corporate supply chain.

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Consumers should cut new clothes purchases by 75% to make wardrobes sustainable

If things don't change fast, the fashion industry could use a quarter of the world's remaining global carbon budget to keep warming under 2℃ by 2050, and use 35% more land to produce fibres by 2030.

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The most ‘sustainable’ garment is the one that shows its wear, proudly

To attempt to buy “sustainable” clothing in 2022 is to face a carnival’s worth of smoke and mirrors — that is, if you’re buying new.

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EU-Africa Business Forum wants action for sustainable garment sector

The 7th EU-Africa Business Forum 2022, jointly organised by the African Union (AU) Commission, the European Union (EU) and European business organisations recently, launched the Joint EU Africa Business Declaration to influence policymaking and business activities, and reconcile concrete actions ...

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Fast Fashion Pollution and Climate Change

‘Fast Fashion’ is a term used to define a highly profitable and exploitative business model that is “based on copying and replicating high end fashion designs”. The clothes are mass-produced, with workers often working in inhumane conditions, and are purposefully designed to be frail with a limi ...

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Vinexposium announces detailed plans for Bordeaux Wine Week

In a press conference held during last week’s Paris show, Vinexposium revealed plans for a sharp focus on sustainability and technology during the upcoming Bordeaux Wine Week.

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Biodiversity meets the bottom line

Net-zero commitments exploded last year, with the number of companies making them doubling. Race to Zero, part of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, estimated that net-zero commitments covered about 68 percent of the global economy in 2021, compared to just 16 percent in 2019, a mo ...

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Fresh Del Monte emphasises biodiversity

Leading fresh produce producer-distributor-marketer Fresh Del Monte Produce has emphasised the need for the industry to tackle the issue of biodiversity if it is to have a sustainable future.

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Meet Uni, the Zero-Waste Body Care Brand That Wants to Shake Up the Industry–And Save Our Oceans

Did you know plastic pollution is on track to double by 2030? Addressing it is an urgent matter, particularly when it comes to the ocean, where millions of tons of plastic waste are dumped every year, infiltrating the ecosystem and causing harm to wildlife.

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Harth of Nature ready to bloom

IT has been a bumpy ride for the operators of the St Mary-based Harth of Nature, which produces wines and spirits from local produce, including guava and naseberry, but with the help of the Social Development Commission (SDC) the company now seems set for smooth sailing.

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What’s the best way to tackle COVID and climate change? Anthropology, says the woman who predicted the global financial crisis

In 2005, Gillian Tett wrote her colleagues at the Financial Times a memo arguing that the paper should devote more time to covering those submerged parts of the ‘Financial Iceberg’, such as credit and derivatives.

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New condo celebrates lakefront biodiversity with 120-metre mural along the Gardiner

When Julie Di Lorenzo was earning her Global Professional Master of Laws degree at U of T in 2019-20, she was fascinated by “Dragonfly,” an artwork of laser-engraved and hand-distressed acrylic panels, in the faculty of law’s atrium.

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Rolex supports Mission Blue's ocean preservation efforts in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica

Thanks to the support of Rolex, ocean conservation organisation Mission Blue is able to unveil its latest Hope Spot in Costa Rica, which will allow humpback whales and other ocean giants to breed peacefully in the warm seas off the Osa Peninsula.

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Google’s ‘dragonscale’ solar-powered roof signals growing demand for sustainable workspaces

About 40 miles south of San Francisco, three futuristic structures rise from the earth. With sloping roofs clad in thousands of overlapping tiles, the buildings could be mistaken for the world’s most architecturally advanced circus tent.

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Dairy giant Yili Group, Huawei come out top in China for hitting UN’s sustainable development targets, Hurun Report finds

Yili Group and Huawei Technologies have been ranked top among Chinese companies for their commitment to hitting United Nations sustainable development goals, as the country increasingly shifts its focus towards environment, social and governance (ESG) efforts.

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IKEA buys land damaged by hurricane in Florida to plant forests

Ingka Group, the owner of most IKEA furniture stores worldwide, has bought more land in the United States as part of a long-term commitment to responsible forest management, it said on Thursday.

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Corporates sustain deforestation crisis

Influential companies and financial institutions are undermining global action on climate change and risking damage to their own businesses by failing to tackle the problem of tropical deforestation, Global Canopy reveals in its annual Forest 500 report released today.

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5 biodiversity guidelines to watch in 2022

Biodiversity bubbled up as an important — if still overlooked — issue for businesses during 2021. And sustainability professionals can anticipate the emergence of important new resources for that agenda to emerge during the months ahead.

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Samsung Collaborates With Patagonia To Keep Microplastics Out of Our Oceans

We’ve all seen the heartbreaking images of once beautiful beaches that are now covered in plastic waste. This problem means that birds, turtles and other forms of sea life are now required to share their habitats with endless mounds of bottles, straws and other discarded plastics.

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European stores pull products linked to Brazil deforestation

Several European supermarket chains are dropping Brazilian beef products linked to destruction of the Amazon rainforest and tropical wetland, the US activist group Mighty Earth said Thursday.

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Financialization of nature: The biggest land grab in humankind’s history begins

Called a natural asset company, or NAC, the vehicle will allow for the formation of specialized corporations “that hold the rights to the ecosystem services produced on a given chunk of land, services like carbon sequestration or clean water.”

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Nordea AM among nine firms to join €12tn biodiversity pledge

84 financial firms have now joined the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge.

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Hundreds of Companies Promised to Help Save Forests. Did They?

The 2020 deadline arrived, and some companies reported advances toward their goal. No company, however, could say it had eliminated forest destruction from its supply chain. Many others did not even try.

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Data point: World Soil Day

Soil erosion costs the global economy US$8bn a year, and reduces agri-food production by 33.7m tonnes, leading to increases of up to 3.5% in world food prices

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How Fashion Can Deliver on COP26 Ambitions

Amid mounting evidence of fashion’s dramatically negative climate impact, countries, communities and companies are mobilising around protecting the planet. However, a new era of climate action will be required if fashion is to meet ambitious targets to reverse the damage being done.

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SCOR strengthens biodiversity commitment

French reinsurer SCOR has joined act4nature international, an alliance of companies committed to accelerating concrete business action in favour of nature and biodiversity.

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Groupe SEB Joins Act4Nature International and Commits to the Preservation of Biodiversity

Groupe SEB (Paris:SK) joins the Act4Nature International alliance, on the occasion of the launch of the European Business & Nature Summit 2021 (EBNS). As such, the Group is now one of 13 companies to make public its commitments to the preservation of biodiversity.

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Preah Sihanouk eyes underwater tourism

Preah Sihanouk province has set its sights on underwater tourism, as a new way to lure in national and international tourists, and open an ocean of rich biodiversity and scuba diving experiences to enthusiasts and beginners alike, according to tourism officials and experts.

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European Business and Nature Summit streamlining biodiversity into business

Organized by the EU Business@Biodiversity Platform of the European Commission and other partners, the summit aims to strengthen the growing movement of companies across Europe and beyond that are putting nature and people at the centre of their recovery strategies.

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To Drive Forward Agricultural Practices With Positive Impact on Climate and Biodiversity, Rémy Cointreau Supports a Multi-year Programme to Measure Soil Health on Wine Growing and Cereals

Faced with the reality of climate change, the Group now has a dual responsibility to not only protect its terroirs but also to promote them as a “solution”. It must ensure its living soils play their full part in combating global warming by cultivating their biodiversity and maximising their pot ...

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Qatar - Green business after COP26

Climate science clearly shows that future prosperity and equity lies in only one direction: toward a nature-positive, zero-carbon global economy

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Natural Resources: Brands Partnering with Indigenous Communities on Forest Conservation

Consumer goods brands and retailers aiming to diminish their climate impacts or even become forest positive can find cost-effective solutions to protect forests when they partner with indigenous communities on the ground.

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Digital technologies rescue food from landfill

Food waste has reached colossal proportions and the magnitude of the problem requires equally massive resources with the potential to supply sustainable answers. What better than the dynamic digital databases and advanced analytics we literally have access to “at our fingertips”.

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Social media firms can tackle wildlife trade

Wildlife trading on social media is a complex issue – but tech firms can take steps to tackle it, according to new research.

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Komodo Dragon NFT Becomes The First NFT In Solana Blockchain To Create A Hospitality Business

The global NFT market has practically exploded in recent times, growing to become a multi-billion-dollar market in the shortest possible duration. In a related development, the industry has attracted the attention of private individuals as well as institutions across industries. Unfortunately, t ...

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Circular business models present ‘significant opportunity’

A new report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) suggests circular business models have the potential to unlock huge environmental and financial gains for brands and retailers. The non-profit estimates the market for rental, resale, repair and remake services – currently valued at around ...

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ASR Nederland N : A.s.r. to reward farmers for sustainable business operations

a.s.r. is going to reward farmers who are committed to sustainable business operations. Farmers who use agricultural land owned by a.s.r. can receive a discount of 5 to 10% on the rent if they manage their land sustainably. In order to make the agricultural sector more sustainable, a.s.r. has fo ...

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