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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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Descartes Systems study finds consumers demand sustainable delivery options

Descartes Systems Group Inc. has released its 2nd Annual Home Delivery Sustainability Study, which highlights the increasing importance of sustainability in home delivery and how retailers can meet consumers' expectations. The report is based on a survey of over 3,000 consumers across the Un...

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Walmart evolves its omnichannel fulfillment network to reduce cost, waste, and emissions

Walmart recently announced new initiatives aimed at reducing waste and creating a more sustainable omnichannel fulfillment network. The retailer is taking several measures to reduce packaging waste and emissions associated with online orders.

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Nivea’s Jérôme Lerouge discusses sustainable packaging challenges and wins

In a recent interview with Cory Connors of the Sustainable Packaging podcast, Jérôme Lerouge, Head of Packaging Development for Beiersdorf's Nivea brand, shared insights into the company's progress towards sustainable packaging.

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Insights from the 2022 NYU Stern and Circana Sustainable Market Share Index Report

The Sustainable Market Share Index™ Report is an annual analysis of consumer packaged goods (CPG) purchasing data in the United States, conducted by New York University Stern CSB in partnership…

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The potential and pitfalls of carbon offsets in ecommerce

As the consequences of intensifying climate change become increasingly apparent, the e-commerce industry is joining global efforts to decarbonize. One popular strategy is through carbon offsets, which purport to balance out emissions through avoiding or removing an equivalent amount of atmos...

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CPG giants including Unilever, P&G, Reckitt, and Coca Cola form carbon capture alliances

CPG giants including Unilever, P&G, Reckitt, and Coca Cola have formed carbon capture alliances to research and develop new ways to source carbon.

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Profiles

CauliBox
CauliBox is a UK-based reusable food packaging provider offering digitally-enabled reusable food ...
London, United Kingdom
Woola
Woola makes packaging made of leftover sheep wool to reduce plastic waste from online shopping
Tallinn, Estonia
Dispatch Goods
Dispatch Goods is a reusable container marketplace that partners with restaurants, businesses, an...
San Francisco, CA
Bardee
Bardee transforms food waste into protein and fertiliser with insects
Melbourne, Australia
Terracycle Loop
Loop is a global reuse platform enabled by a multistakeholder coalition of manufacturers, retaile...
Trenton, NJ
Bibak
Bibak offers technology and services to enable reusable and refillable packaging, including incen...
Paris, France
Carbon Trust
Carbon Trust is a global organization that provides expert advice, support, and insights to help ...
Algramo
Algramo is a circular platform that allows you to buy your favorite products in reusable packagin...
Santiago, Chile
Commons
Practical tools to build a more sustainable life. The Commons app turns every purchase into an op...
Oakland, CA
Worldfavor
Worldfavor’s sustainability platform enables organizations worldwide to easily access, share, and...
Flashfood
Flashfood operates a marketplace for discounted fresh food items like meat and produce that are n...
Toronto, Canada
SupplyShift
SupplyShift is an end-to-end supply chain data management, responsible sourcing, and supplier eng...
Vericool
Vericool provides high-performing thermal shippers for cold chain products, made from natural ing...
Livermore, CA
Great Wrap
Great Wrap makes compostable stretch wrap made from food waste
Sorrento, Australia
Greenly
Greenly makes carbon management simple and intuitive for companies of all sizes and every industr...
Nitricity
Nitricity combines air, water, and renewable electricity to produce a better, decarbonized soluti...
San Francisco, CA
Manna
Manna's mission is to improve the world by making lightning-fast suburban deliveries affordable, ...
Dublin. Ireland
Galy
By scaling cellular agriculture, Galy aims to produce sought-after materials without the physical...
MakerSights
MakerSights enables apparel, footwear, and accessories brands to rapidly collect consumer feedbac...
San Francisco, CA
Beta Hatch
Beta Hatch is industrializing insect agriculture within a regenerative food system, making protei...
Jitsu
Jitsu, formerly AxleHire, is a last-mile delivery service that helps brands like American Eagle, ...
Berkeley, CA
Too Good To Go
Too Good To Go is the app that lets you rescue unsold food at your favorite spots from an untimel...
Copenhagen, Denmark
Zeem Solutions
Zeem provides everything commercial fleets need to transition to the zero-emission future, includ...
El Segundo, CA
Shelf Engine
Shelf Engine uses machine learning to help grocery stores dial in their orders to minimize waste ...
Seattle, WA
CIBO Technologies
CIBO Technologies provides an integrated solution for regenerative agriculture program design and...
St. Louis Park, MN
Kula Bio
Kula Bio provides sustainable nitrogen solutions, helping farmers improve crop yield and reduce e...
Natick, MA
Mori
Mori's all-natural protective layer slows down the spoiling process of fruit, veggies, meats, and...
Boston, MA
Hazel Technologies
With Hazel's suite of technologies, produce stays fresher by 40% while remaining more resilient a...
Chicago, IL
Square Roots
Square Roots provides partners with immediate access to controlled environment agriculture, a key...
Brooklyn, NY
Divert
Divert creates advanced technology and sustainable infrastructure to prevent wasted food, recover...
Gatik
Gatik's mission is to deliver goods safely and efficiently using autonomous vehicles, with a focu...
Mountain View, CA
Matsmart-Motatos
Matsmart-Motatos sells already produced surplus food, offering online at affordable prices. Its c...
Stockholm, Sweden
AgroFresh
AgroFresh offers a solution portfolio that includes plant-based coatings, equipment and proprieta...
Philadelphia, PA
Modern Meadow
Using the power of proteins, Modern Meadow engineers lightweight materials with superior color, p...
Nutley, NJ
MycoWorks
MycoWorks is a biotechnology company whose proprietary Fine Mycelium™ platform has enabled a new ...
Emeryville, CA
Zipline
Zipline designs, manufactures, and operates the world’s largest instant logistics and delivery sy...
San Francisco, CA
Relex Solutions
Relex Solutions' unified supply chain and retail planning platform helps retailers and consumer g...
Again
Again's decentralized network of cleaning tech enables brands to reuse packaging for the same pri...
London, United Kingdom
GaeaStar
GaeaStar has developed a zero waste disposable clay cup to deliver a sustainable fine china exper...
Berlin, Germany
Vaayu
Vaayu is the world’s first automated carbon software for retailers to measure, monitor and reduce...
Dizzie
Dizzie addresses the problem of packaging waste in groceries. They help retailers and brands tran...
Nuneaton, England
Shipzero
Shipzero enables data-driven emissions reporting and reduction management for logistics activities
Hamburg, Germany
FinMile
With a fleet of electric cargo bikes, employee riders, and city centre micro-fulfilment hubs FinM...
London, United Kingdom
Bodo
Upgrade your e-commerce with sustainable 30-minute and same-day delivery
London, United Kingdom
Canoo
Canoo designs and builds EVs including multi-purpose delivery vehicles, enabling electrification ...
Torrance, CA
Arrive Recommerce
Effortlessly resell second quality returns and start generating revenue with a brand-certified re...
Santa Monica, CA
Movo
Movo offers reusable packaging solutions and circular economy systems to eliminate single use pac...
Milan, Italy
Cloverly
Cloverly provides an API that calculates the emissions created from a particular activity (like s...
Atlanta, GA
No-boxx
No-boxx reusable packaging solutions are designed to help reduce single-use packaging waste and m...
Manchester, United Kingdom
Fillogic
Fillogic provides a suite of micrologistic solutions to make middle- and final-mile logistics eff...
New York, NY
Paleo
Paleo helps plant-based food manufacturers make their meat and fish alternatives tastier and heal...
Leuven, Belgium
Atomo Coffee
Atomo is refreshing coffee lovers with great tasting beanless coffee that does the planet good
Seattle, WA