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Supply Chain

How leading companies, NGOs and solution providers are working to address the myriad issues that can arise in any supply chain.

There Is No Alternative to Direct Relationships in Company Supply Chains

There Is No Alternative to Direct Relationships in Company Supply Chains

On day one of this year’s UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, delegates agreed that close engagement with all tiers of company supply chains will be vital going forward.

How Supply Chain Professionals Benefit from a Circular Economy

Suppliers are critical to a circular transition as they source, move and transform 100B tonnes of materials through the global economy each year. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation highlights 9 areas for supply chain professionals to address to build circular supply chains.

G Adventures Expands Commitment to Tourism with Positive Environmental, Community Impacts

The tour operator is reforesting 13 countries severely impacted by climate change and relaunching its Ripple Score — a tour-evaluation rating that lets travelers see how much of their trip fees remain in the communities they visit.

Supporting Farmers in Landlocked Countries to Enter the Nutraceuticals Market

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. Overcoming commodity dependence is a complex challenge. Here are steps that brands, impact investors and governments can take to help smallholder farmers in LLDCs benefit from the nutraceuticals market.

Summit Provides Ecosystem-wide Look at Groundwork for a Regenerative Food Future

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. [SB’23 San Diego]( concluded with the inaugural Regenerative Agriculture Summit, in which players from the field explored the shared opportunities offered by regenerative ag — where sustainable practices intersect with economic growth.

Unprecedented Industry Collab Paves Way for Decarbonization of Global Supply Chains

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. With foundational support from Apple, Amazon, Meta, Nike, PepsiCo and REI, the Clean Energy Procurement Academy aims to equip companies with the knowledge required to shift to clean energy.

Redefining the Consumer Experience with SmartLabels

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. With engagement levels still low, SmartLabels are something of a sleeping giant. So, where’s the tipping point to awaken their full potential? How do we really drive that desire to engage?

Brands Betting the Farm on Decarbonized, Regenerative Supply Chains

At [SB’23 San Diego](, a variety of brands and innovators discussed on-the-ground improvements cleaning up global and regional supply chains — and how to drive them further.

Can Our Current Food System Be Redeemed?

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. At SB’23 San Diego, we got several looks at some of the holistic, new approaches to agriculture that may just mitigate the risks in how our food — even meat — is produced.

Growing a Better World Together: Why I Joined the Financial Sector

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. Throughout my career, I learned that climate risk equals financial risk and the financial sector has a responsibility to help clients transition to more sustainable practices for the benefit of people, planet and profit. Enter Rabobank.

Connecting the Dots: Digital Tools Helping Companies Tackle Scope 3 Emissions

Quantifying scope 3 is undeniably daunting. But the Partnership for Carbon Transparency is working to create the 'internet for emissions data' — which would set a common framework for all organizations to seamlessly connect, exchange and derive insights from emissions data.

Toward Resilient Coffee Farming: Nestlé Offers Farmers Weather Insurance, Contributes to Regenerative-Ag Guidebook

Nestlé is piloting a weather-insurance program for over 800 smallholder farmers in Indonesia and has contributed to a guide for coffee farmers to shift to regenerative practices.

Marketing Resilient Food Production: How Kellogg’s and Oatly Are Leading the Pack

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. By partnering with Regrow Ag to track and reduce supply chain emissions, Kellogg's and Oatly are driving change and increasing awareness through transparent, data-driven marketing.

New Climate Action Program Gives Apparel Brands Step-by-Step Guide to Decarbonization

New program from the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Nike and Target aims to enable manufacturers on their decarbonization journey.

How Real-Time Supply Chain Visibility Is Transforming the Food System

Implementing traceability systems puts food companies in a better position to navigate the changing regulatory landscape, build consumer trust and contribute to a sustainable food system.

FMCG Giants, Farmer Co-ops Commit to New Global Definition of 'Regenerative Agriculture'

In an industry first, SAI Platform’s framework offers a globally aligned definition of regenerative agriculture — to which 30 agriculture co-ops and the 170-strong SAI Platform member group have already committed.

Starbucks Developing Climate-Resistant Coffee Tree Varietals

The coffee giant has developed six new varieties of Arabica beans that can better withstand some of the worsening effects of climate change – particularly, diseases such as coffee rust.

‘We Are All Wearing Oil:’ Campaign Calls for Fair Phase-Out of Fossil Fuels from Fashion

An impressive panel of activists, climate and human rights leaders launched a campaign at Climate Week NYC calling for prompt, radical, legislative action to break the fashion industry’s intrinsic links to fossil fuels.

AI Is Helping Brands Address Forced Labor in Supply Chains

As companies have faced reputational risk due to the uncovering of labor abuses from suppliers that many did not even realize were supplying them, there’s been a push to better manage and ensure supply-chain transparency — with technology playing a key role.

Nestlé, Cargill, CCm Upcycling Cocoa Shells into Low-Carbon Fertilizer

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. As part of Nestlé’s bid to source 50% of its key ingredients from regenerative-ag methods by 2030, the three are turning the waste steam into a win-win, circular solution for food companies and farmers alike.