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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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Sweetgreen To Expand Plant-Powered Salad Menu To Meet Net-Zero Pledge By 2027

4 Mins Read Sweetgreen, the American fast casual salad chain, is the latest food establishment to hop on the sustainability bandwagon, pledging to become carbon neutral within the next six years. Describing the commitment as the “right thing to do”, the popular healthy go-to salad spot says that it will be increasing its range of plant-powered options and […]

Best News Of The Year: The Top 10 Sustainability Headlines Of 2020

5 Mins Read It’s clear that the Covid-19 pandemic has shifted the global focus towards sustainability. Realising the link between human and planetary health and the urgent need to prevent the rise of future zoonotic pandemics, the world has renewed its attention on preserving, protecting and conserving nature, wildlife and biodiversity and to combat climate change. While much […]

10 Ways H&M Is Trying To Be Better For The Planet

5 Mins Read Love or hate them, big brands and corporations are not about to disappear. Since we’re facing a major climate crisis, we need big companies to be better. And H&M, basically the face of fast fashion and a huge part of the problem, is working on that. Here are 10 ways the behemoth is trying to […]

Stripe Climate: Online Payment Giant Launches Carbon Removal Purchase Tool

3 Mins Read Stripe, one of the biggest online payment processing providers, has just launched a carbon removal purchase tool to allow any internet business running on its platform to contribute funds towards carbon-friendly projects. Called Stripe Climate, the new tool is the first large-scale initiative of its kind and will not take any fees from the funds […]

Bacardi Swaps Petroleum Plastics For Danimer’s 100% Biodegradable PHA Plant Bottles

3 Mins Read Bacardi, the world’s biggest family-owned spirits brand famous for its white rum, has announced that it will be replacing its existing plastic packaging for a new 100% biodegradable bottle. Partnering with Danimer Scientific, the developer of the new PHA-based bottles, the spirits giant says that it will be putting the “world’s most sustainable spirits bottle […]