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Report: Decarbonizing Commerce: How climate regulation, industry action, and innovation are reshaping retail and consumer products

Climate-driven regulatory, industry, and investment activity focused on retail and consumer products has increased exponentially, and industry action is impacting the customer experience and ways of working as Scope 3 emissions become a bigger focus.

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Report: Reuse and Refill Packaging in Retail, Ecommerce, and CPG

With the environmental and health impacts of single-use plastics a growing focus for regulators and consumers, refillable and reusable packaging are emerging as a high-interest alternative to be explored. In…

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Mars details Net Zero roadmap, commits $1 billion over three years

Mars has published details of its plan to halve its full value chain emissions by 2030 (versus a 2015 baseline), supported by an investment of USD 1 billion over the…

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Five takeaways from Walmart’s session at the Goldman Sachs Global Sustainability Forum

On September 27, 2023, Walmart Chief Sustainability Officer and EVP Kathleen McLaughlin spoke at the Goldman Sachs Global Sustainability Forum. You can view the full transcript of her session here.…

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Report: Product-Level Climate Footprinting and Labeling

Though carbon labeling isn’t yet a widely adopted decarbonization strategy, product-level climate footprinting & labeling are increasingly strategic decarbonization tools for CPG & food-related retailers and brands, helping them respond to consumer demand and prepare for possible carbon taxe...

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Ipsos survey commissioned by Mars puts public climate concerns on par with the economy

According to a new Ipsos survey commissioned by Mars, people living in the world’s largest economies believe it is more important for businesses to tackle climate change than economic issues.…

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Amazon launches Sustainability Solutions Hub for sellers

During its Amazon Accelerate 2023 event, Amazon introduced the Amazon Sustainability Solutions Hub, expected to appear in Seller Central for all sellers in the U.S., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and…

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Study finds dynamic pricing more effective than organic waste bans in reducing food waste in grocery stores

Reducing food waste is a pressing issue for grocery retailers, policymakers, and consumers alike. A recent study by Robert Evan Sanders, published in the Journal of Marketing Research and with the cooperation of Mariano's and Roundy's supermarkets, analyzes the effectiveness of two potential...

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Amazon says absolute emissions, carbon intensity declined in 2022

Amazon has released its 2022 sustainability report, detailing the company's progress towards reducing its environmental impact. The report highlights key initiatives and statistics related to carbon emissions, packaging, waste, and more.

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Coca-Cola and Greycroft launch $137.7M fund to drive sustainability investments

Coca-Cola and eight of its bottling partners have teamed up with venture capital firm Greycroft to create a $137.7m fund focused on sustainability investments.

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Nestlé shifts focus from carbon offsets to insetting, drops Carbon Neutral claims on select brands

Nestlé will shift its decarbonization strategy away from carbon offsets and towards insets, or removing emissions from within the company's own value chain. The company is also withdrawing its pledges to make certain brands 'carbon neutral', including KitKat, San Pellegrino, and Perrier.

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L’Oréal and Alibaba partner to reduce carbon emissions in China’s cosmetics industry

L'Oréal has partnered with Alibaba and key suppliers to decarbonise China's US$80 billion cosmetics industry. The partnership aims to reduce the carbon footprint of the beauty industry in China, which is the world's largest cosmetics market.

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Sprouts 2022 ESG report signals smaller stores

Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the largest and fastest-growing specialty retailers of fresh, natural, and organic food in the US, released its 2022 ESG report, highlighting plans to open smaller stores and findings from its first-ever Scope 3 emissions inventory.

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