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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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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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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

Peelon
Peelon brings solutions to the gaps in the global food supply chain industry by providing a paten...
Newark, DE
The Plant Based Seafood Co
Premium plant based seafood brand with delicious and familiar seafood experiences made from plant...
Gwynn's Island, VA
Planted
Planted combines proprietary structuring and fermentation technologies to produce meat from plant...
Zürich, Switzerland
NetZro
NETZRO’s technology and equipment transform food byproducts into upcycled ingredients that reduce...
Minneapolis, MN
CauliBox
CauliBox is a UK-based reusable food packaging provider offering digitally-enabled reusable food ...
London, United Kingdom
Zerocircle
Zerocircle makes ocean-safe materials from seaweed
Mumbai, India
Veat
VEAT market is a small canteen machine with massive potential to make an impact. They make crave-...
Stockholm, Sweden
Greenpod Labs
Greenpod Labs provides cost-effective post-harvest solutions to extend the shelf life of fruits a...
Chennai, India
Dipli
Dipli is the fulfillment service to perform on the second hand and returns market. It covers all ...
Paris, France
Transparent Path
Transparent Path is a social purpose corporation focused on supply chain visibility
Seattle, WA
Lucky Sweater
Lucky Sweater makes it easy and fun to trade, discover, and learn with the slow fashion and maker...
Los Angeles, CA
Mango Materials
Mango Materials'​ technology uses waste biogas to produce PHA powder, a valuable biopolymer that ...
Redwood City, CA
FR8relay
FR8relay’s technology pools shipments and matches tractors and drivers with trailers and cargo to...
Bentonville, Arkansas
SugaROx
SugaROx is focused on the development of a disruptive technology for crop biostimulants
Harpenden, United Kingdom
Bringly
Bringly is making the e-commerce delivery value chain sustainable & future-proof
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Freshflow
Freshflow’s AI gives fresh departments superpowers, placing the perfect order for every product e...
Berlin, Germany
Xylome
Xylome uses metabolic engineering to develop high value, sustainable products from non-convention...
Madison, WI
The Climate Choice
The Climate Choice enables every company to transition to a low carbon economy through data-drive...
Hippo Harvest
Hippo is a controlled environment agriculture (CEA) company that leverages plant science, machine...
Pescadero, CA
Hived
Hived is building the delivery network at scale, powered entirely by electricity, for a delivery ...
London, United Kingdom
Recyda
Recyda helps companies along the packaging value chain assess recyclability with software and dat...
Freiburg, Germany
Carbonfact
Carbonfact is the first fashion-specific Carbon Management Platform to help brands understand whe...
FreshInset
Fresh Inset is a technology company that develops a wide range of solutions for extending the pos...
Toruń, Poland
Sway
Sway makes home-compostable packaging derived from seaweed, a naturally abundant and regenerative...
San Francisco, CA
Traceless
Traceless makes materials that are based on plant residues of the agricultural industry and are f...
Hamburg, Germany
Root Global
Root Global helps companies across the food system make more sustainable business decisions that ...
Umaro Foods
Umaro Foods makes delicious, crunchy, meaty bacon with protein from red seaweed
San Francisco, CA
Nohbo
Nohbo creates innovative waste free technologies that melt away with water and leave no trace behind
Palm Bay, FL
Refiberd
Refiberd is building an intelligent sorting for textile-to-textile recycling
Cupertino, CA
Woola
Woola makes packaging made of leftover sheep wool to reduce plastic waste from online shopping
Tallinn, Estonia
dClimate
dClimate is the world’s first transparent, decentralized marketplace where climate data, forecast...
The Eighth Notch (T8N)
The Eighth Notch (T8N) is a technology platform enabling shippers and carriers to eliminate unnec...
Cirplus
Cirplus is the global marketplace for recyclates and plastic waste feedstock
Hamburg, Germany
Uncommon
Uncommon has pioneered a strategy to scale cultivated meat that eliminates the industry’s largest...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Hilos
Hilos' mission is to stop waste before it starts, pioneering 3D printed shoes made on-demand, wit...
Portland, OR
Dispatch Goods
Dispatch Goods is a reusable container marketplace that partners with restaurants, businesses, an...
San Francisco, CA
Yali Bio
Yali Bio makes better fats for a sustainable food system
San Francisco, CA
Lixo
Lixo boosts the circular economy to enable recycled raw materials to finally compete with virgin ...
Paris, France
Smart Green Shipping
Smart Green Shipping is a systems design house developing system solutions to contribute technica...
Devizes, United Kingdom
Eco Products
Eco-Products offers packaging with real environmental benefits, works with customers to improve c...
Boulder, CO
California Cultured
California Cultured develops the newest plant cell culturing technologies in order to create a ne...
Davis, CA
Carbon Maps
Carbon Maps is a comprehensive, science-based, data-driven climate management platform for the fo...
Minus Coffee (Compound Foods)
Beanless coffee, crafted to conserve
San Francisco, CA
Foodsteps
Foodsteps is dedicated to helping the food industry measure, understand, and communicate the envi...
Juicy Marbles
Juicy Marbles developed proprietary protein texturing technology for plant-based whole cuts produ...
Kelpi
Kelpi is a world-leading sustainable materials innovation business - harnessing the properties of...
Bristol, United Kingdom
Onethird
Onethird is reducing food loss and waste by giving anyone the power to instantly make smarter dec...
Macro Oceans
Macro Oceans was founded to harness the restorative power of seaweed. This zero-input crop can be...
San Francisco, CA
Urb-E
URB-E is the compact container delivery network, replacing trucks with bikes
Pasadena, CA
NovoNutrients
NovoNutrients is transforming industrial waste carbon dioxide emissions into alternative protein ...
Sunnyvale, CA
WNWN Food Labs
A food tech company making the world's favourite foods more sustainable and future proof, startin...
London, United Kingdom
Safi
Safi gives access to the best price and deepest international network when trading recyclables
London, United Kingdom
Klimato
Klimato is a startup on the mission to reduce the climate impact from food by helping restaurants...
TraceGains
The world’s first and only networked ingredients marketplace
Westminster, CO