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Whole Foods Founder John Mackey’s Second Act Looks a Lot Like His First

6 Mins Read Wellness centers with fitness and spa services and plant-based restaurants could be coming to a town near you soon, thanks to John Mackey, the founder of Whole Foods Market. When John Mackey and the original Whole Foods Market co-founders opened their doors in Texas in 1980, the vision was always about community. The store bought […]

Can These 6 Marine Tech Startups Help Solve The Many Issues Facing Our Oceans?

4 Mins Read Some of the most exciting young “ocean innovators” accepted into UpLink, the open digital platform launched by the World Economic Forum (WEF), are working toward sustainable progress in ocean conservation.  Life below water is a vital planetary resource that we depend on for everything from absorbing nearly a third of carbon dioxide produced by humans, […]

The 10 Best Sustainability Podcasts You Need To Listen To Now

4 Mins Read Are you a podcast fan yet? Or maybe you’re exploring this format for your daily commute but you are not sure where to start? Given that sustainability is now taking center stage in media headlines (and rightfully so), it’s no surprises that some awesome audio shows have popped up to discuss the most important topic […]

The Best Sustainable Fashion Brands For All (Plus) Sizes and All Occasions

5 Mins Read It’s time to take the “either/or” out of inclusivity and sustainability. Consumers are demanding fashion brands to tick more than one box, telling them it’s not enough to preach about transparent supply chains and ethical sourcing if blind spots still remain when it comes to exclusive marketing, racist brand culture and non-diverse sizing and fit.  […]

3 Italian Eco Entrepreneurs Changing The Future Of Fashion You Need To Know

3 Mins Read Italy has long been synonymous with luxury fashion and globally-recognised design talent. A new crop of Italian entrepreneurs are changing the discourse on what it means to create a fashion company in today’s global markets, where sustainability has become a key consideration. The fashion industry is reckoning with itself and sustainability has become the mot […]

7 Big Signals That Prove The End Of Fossil Fuels Is On The Horizon

4 Mins Read For years, climate scientists and environmental activists have been calling for the end of fossil fuels as the number one thing that must happen if we are to save the planet. They have fought tooth and nail to push back against the dirty energy industry’s billion-dollar efforts to spread disinformation and sow public doubt over […]

This Is the World’s Most Sustainable Furniture Factory (And It’s Not Ikea)

3 Mins Read Calling it the most sustainable factory of its kind in the world, the outdoor furniture manufacturer Vestre has opened the doors to its $30 million Magnor, Norway facility. While Sweden’s Ikea gets most of the glory when it comes to sustainability, outdoor furniture manufacturer Vestre is giving the giant a run for its money. Designed […]

Planet FWD Bags $10 million To Improve Carbon Footprint Calculation Platform

4 Mins Read Carbon calculation startup Plant FWD has closed a $10 million Series A, co-led by Acre Venture Partners and Congruent Ventures as well as existing investors BBG Ventures, Precursor, Concrete Rose, and January Ventures among others. The startup has earmarked the funding for continued development of data, new product creation and enlarging the climate science team. […]

Activist ‘Earthling Ed Launches I.D.E.A. Studios Vegan Clothing Line

4 Mins Read Ed Winters, AKA Earthling Ed, has debuted his latest activist-led endeavour: I.D.E.A. Studios, an ethical clothing line. Collections include understated wearables with vegan messaging included. Winters has moved into the fashion industry in a bid to spread the vegan message as far as possible and via multiple mediums.  The name is an acronym for ‘I […]

Foodsteps Nets $4.1 Million For Environmental Footprint-Labelling Platform

4 Mins Read U.K.-founded sustainability enterprise Foodsteps has closed a successful seed funding round, bringing in $4.1 million. The round was led by Octopus Ventures, with participation from Metaplanet, Ascension and the Conduit EIS Impact Fund. The cash injection will be used to finance an immediate hiring drive as the company seeks to double its team within the […]

Is HSBC About To Get Hung Out To Dry For Greenwashing?

4 Mins Read U.K. advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority, is in the midst of deciding whether or not to caution HSBC over “misleading” adverts. The campaigns in question allude to climate action by the major financial institution while omitting key data about its own emissions. If an official warning is issued, it will be the first time […]

What Is Regenerative Travel and Can It Help Reverse The Damage We Have Done To Planet?

6 Mins Read Regenerative Travel is a travel booking platform offering eager travellers an easy way to choose sustainable tourism. But what does that mean, exactly? With its network of more than 50 independently owned eco-luxury boutique hotels, Regenerative Travel hopes to transform the tourism and hospitality industry into one that leaves behind a positive environmental and social […]

London Startup Raises $5 Million To Progress ‘Transparency Tech’ In Fight Against Greenwashing

3 Mins Read Provenance, a sustainability marketing tech outfit based in London, has announced the closure of a $5 million investment round. Led by Working Capital Innovation Fund and NordicEye, other participants included musician Peter Gabriel, The Brandtech group, and Digital Currency Group. The investment will be used to continue software development of Provenance’s flagship e-commerce platform that confirms […]

Vegan Startup Growth & Investment Platform Vevolution Secures $330,000 For Fintech Improvements And Expansion

3 Mins Read London-based Vevolution has bagged $330,000 in a seed raise. The round was led by Capital V, Kale United and CULT Food Science. Funding has been earmarked for tech improvements, portfolio expansion and continued support of the plant-based and cellular agriculture industries.  Vevolution offers a diverse platform for all plant-based or cell-based companies. It facilitates investments, […]