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‘Nature-Based Solutions’: Burberry Promises To Slash Emissions By 46% By 2030 & Be Climate Positive By 2040

3 Mins Read Luxury fashion house Burberry has pledged to become climate positive by 2040 and aims to do so by slashing its emissions across its extended supply chain by 46% by 2030, with the brand promising to invest in initiatives that support taking action on climate change. British-based Burberry announced its new commitment to becoming climate positive […]

Alter Eco ‘Won’t Stop Until Entire Supply Chain Is Zero-Landfill’ In Radical Transparency Push

4 Mins Read Responsible chocolate brand Alter Eco is taking the lead in radical transparency, releasing its annual sustainability report to document its environmental and human impact – both good and bad. Being “brutally honest” about failing to achieve its initial goal of 100% compostable and recyclable packaging in 2020, the company committed to continue to improve until […]

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 […]

Fully Circular By 2030: IKEA Launches Resale Hub Concept For Secondhand Furniture

3 Mins Read IKEA has launched its much-anticipated secondhand furniture program around the world, as part of the retail giant’s goal to go fully circular by 2030. The new sustainable Circular Hub concept opening across IKEA stores were originally scheduled to land in November, but have experienced pandemic-related delays. Swedish home furnishing giant IKEA has opened its buy-back […]

British Catering Giant Compass Group To Replace 40% Animal Proteins By 2030

4 Mins Read Compass Group is planning to replace 40% of the animal-based foods throughout its supply chain with alternative proteins as part of its net-zero emissions campaign. The British multinational foodservice conglomerate also pledged to halve food waste and source a greater share of its produce from regenerative agriculture to reach its goal.  Compass Group, the biggest […]

Thrive Market: Online Organic Pioneer Wants To Become ‘World’s First Climate Positive Grocery Store’ By 2025

4 Mins Read Thrive Market, the American membership-based online retailer for natural and organic products, has set its sights on becoming the “world’s first climate positive grocery store” by 2025. In addition to going “beyond carbon neutral”, the company has pledged to become plastic-free and double down on their food access, regenerative agriculture and social impact initiatives. Los […]

Was Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber Forced Out For Being Too Sustainable?

4 Mins Read In March, Danone’s CEO Emmanuel Faber was let go from his position, a decision the French multinational food giant’s board made under pressure from shareholders. As one of the leading voices in the corporate world for ESG-forward principles and stakeholder capitalism, was his championing of green business principles the reason for his exit?  That’s the […]

Over Half Of World’s Largest Companies Won’t Make Net-Zero Goal By 2050, Report Finds

4 Mins Read More than half of the world’s biggest companies are making their net-zero transition too slowly to meet the 2050 deadline, a new report finds. The analysis, which examines carbon neutral financing, points to inadequate investment into the transition as the primary barrier, particularly from carbon-intensive industries and emerging markets.  A new study has found that […]

Leading APAC Companies Struggled With 2020 Sustainability Performance Reporting Due To Pandemic, Says New Study

3 Mins Read The findings of a recent study conducted by CSRone show that leading firms in several parts of the Asia-Pacific region regressed in terms of reporting their sustainability performances in 2020 due to the effects of the pandemic. Called ‘Taiwan and Asia Pacific Sustainability Reports Analysis’, the study highlighted that while sustainability reporting performance improved in 2018 […]

‘Ugly’ Produce Pioneer Imperfect Foods Pledges To Reach Net-Zero By 2030

4 Mins Read Imperfect Foods, one of the first startups to slash food waste with “ugly” produce boxes, has pledged to double down on its sustainability efforts by slashing its carbon footprint. Pledging to reach net-zero emissions by the end of the decade, the company says it will convert to 100% renewable energy, improve regional sourcing and eliminate […]

Rens Original: Would You Wear Sustainable Sneakers Made From Upcycled Coffee Grounds?

3 Mins Read Fancy coffee? Fancy coffee-made sneakers? Finland-based Rens Original, founded by Vietnamese duo Jesse Tran and Son Chu, takes your leftover coffee and upcycles the discarded grounds into seriously fashionable environmentally-friendly sneakers. Born in Ho Chi Minh City, Tran moved to Finland to study international business and logistics major while Son came to Finland’s Helsinki to […]

A.S. Watson: 2030 Sustainability Plan Aims To Triple Plant-Based Meat & Dairy Offerings At PARKnSHOP Stores

4 Mins Read A.S. Watson Group, the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, recently announced its social purpose and 2030 sustainability vision, which notably includes an aim to triple plant-based meat options and vegan dairy products at PARKnSHOP, Hong Kong’s largest supermarket chain, as well as to reduce the giant’s GHG emissions by 40% and eliminate all […]

Iconic Sauce Brand Lee Kum Kee Leads Fermented Food Industry With LEED Platinum Certification

4 Mins Read Hong Kong-headquartered food corporation Lee Kum Kee has announced that its Guangdong-based production site has received the LEED Platinum certification, making it the first in the global fermented food industry to have earned the achievement. Equipped with a solar photovoltaic power generation system, geothermal heat pumps, a wetland park and wastewater treatment facilities, the manufacturing […]

‘No Slowdown’ In Sustainable Finance: Goldman Sachs To Go Net-Zero By 2030

3 Mins Read Goldman Sachs has reaffirmed its sustainability commitments in a new pledge to reach carbon neutrality by the end of the decade. The investment banking giant says it will develop climate data, improve disclosure, and integrate climate-risk considerations throughout its operations in a bold statement penned by its chairman and CEO David Solomon, who said the […]

SaladStop Becomes First Restaurant Chain In Asia To Carbon Label Entire Menu

4 Mins Read SaladStop, the Singapore-headquartered healthy salad chain with locations across Asia, has carbon labelled its entire menu, making it the first restaurant in the region to do so. Describing the move as a “simple and convenient way for customers to make planet-friendly food choices”, the chain’s commitment comes as more F&B businesses begin to take up […]

Business With Purpose: New Initiative In Hong Kong Launched By HKMA & Social Ventures

3 Mins Read A new collaboration between the Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) and Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk), an organisation supporting social enterprises, has been forged to drive the growth of value-led businesses in the city. Working together as an impact partnership, the two organisations will seek to accelerate the “business with purpose” movement, help tackle environmental […]