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Science Story: H&M Debuts Sustainable Collection Made From Renewable Castor Bean Leather

3 Mins Read Clothing giant H&M recently launched its new sustainable concept, Innovation Stories that will feature a range of collections all through 2021 and its debut collection is out, developed using plant-free leather and other eco alternative materials. H&M announced its new concept which will launch multiple collections in this year, each representing a sustainable process starting […]

Cyclon: Meet The 100% Recyclable, Zero-Waste Running Shoe You Use But Never Own

4 Mins Read Swiss-based high-performance running brand On launched a 100% recyclable shoe, Cyclon with the brand describing it as ‘the shoe you will never own’ given that runners can avail of the shoes through a subscription service. Slated to release in autumn of this year (2021), On’s 100% recyclable shoe does not compromise on performance rather it […]

With Climate Change As First Priority, Temasek’s Initiatives Are In Line With Singapore’s Sustainability Plans

6 Mins Read Singapore-based investment company Temasek recently announced that Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara, currently the CEO of their commercial arm Temasek International, will succeed Ho Ching in her roles as Temasek CEO and executive director from October of this year, with Pillay emphasizing that climate change will be the main focus for the firm going forward. This is […]

Purpose Economy: Revent VC Launches €50M Fund With Focus On Climate Change

5 Mins Read European early-stage (pre-seed to series A) venture capital fund Revent plans to reach a target of EUR€50 million (US$60 million) fund, with an impact focus to benefit startups that focus on environmental and societal issues with a ‘purpose and profit’ motto. With its headquarters in Berlin and investments in Europe, Revent is looking to invest […]

Carbon Border Taxes 101: What Are They & Why Do We Need Them

8 Mins Read According to a recent study, our planet’s global temperature will eventually rise in excess of 2°C from the greenhouse gases that are released by companies and other services around the world. No surprises there. Many experts agree that the goals outlined in the Paris agreement, which hope to limit global temperature rise to well below […]

Big Idea Ventures Launch Fund To Support Rural U.S. Economies Through Alt Protein Innovation

4 Mins Read New York and Singapore-based venture capital firm, Big Idea Ventures recently launched a fund to strengthen rural economies across the U.S. through alternative protein innovation and other agricultural technologies. Founded in 2018, Big Idea Ventures (BIV), a venture capital company that invests in early-stage alternative protein innovation has launched the Generation Food Rural Partners (GFRP) […]

Mary McCartney Debuts Vegetarian Cooking Show To Promote Plant-Based Recipes

3 Mins Read Animal activist, cookbook author, photographer and co-founder of the nonprofit Meat Free Monday, Mary McCartney has begun hosting her new vegetarian cooking show in partnership with the Food Network, a platform that shares cooking tips and recipes. Named ‘Mary McCartney Serves It Up’, the six part series aims to promote plant-based cooking and recipes among […]

Australia To Open Its First-Ever Vegan Preschool With Plant-Based Offerings For Kids, From Syllabus To Food

3 Mins Read According to Vegan Australia, a non-profit organization, Australia will soon get its first-ever vegan preschool, Sustainable Play, to encourage eco-practices among children like following plant-based diets and visits to local farms and national parks. According to Vegan Australia, the Sustainable Play Preschool will be the country’s ‘first 100% vegan preschool’ to open its doors for […]

McPlant Launch: McDonald’s Trials Beyond Burger Patty In Sweden & Denmark

3 Mins Read McDonald’s Corp, the world’s biggest fast-food QSR chain, is now selling the McPlant burger, which features a Beyond Meat-made plant-based patty, in Sweden and Denmark in order to test response in the two markets, as reported by Bloomberg. The QSR leader says it will roll out the meat alternative burger in other markets soon as […]

ReNature Raises Seed Round To Scale Regenerative Agroforestry Model, Partners With Nestlé & Lush

5 Mins Read Netherlands-based company reNature recently raised US$670k in a Series Seed funding to expand its existing network of farmers and corporations, to venture capitalists, who want to work towards the long-term gains of regenerative agroforestry and is collaborating with Nestle and Lush Cosmetics to create scalable models for regenerative agroforestry in the commodity supply chain. Founded […]

Telfar: Black-owned Fashion Brand Wins Design Award For Vegan Leather Shopping Bag

4 Mins Read Black-owned fashion label Telfar recently won a Design Museum award for creating a vegan-leather, gender-neutral shopping bag aiming to redefine the stereotypical concept of luxury fashion being only white, privileged, and aspirational. Founded back in 2005 in New York City by Liberian-American designer Telfar Clemens and his business partner Babak Radbo, Telfar won the Fashion […]