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Mars Looks Ahead: Which Trends Will Shape 2020?

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The world is changing at a tremendous pace, consumer needs are evolving and we face significant challenges - from the rapidly shifting media landscape to climate change.

Unpacking the Popularity of Plant-Forward

Why plants are becoming the star of the plate
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According to a 2019 report by Aramark partner Datassential, nearly 40% of Americans say they are eating less red meat. Meanwhile, about half (49%) seek to eat more vegetables.

Kroger to Expand Fair Trade Certified Products in 2020

"Food for Good" among Kroger's top 5 food trend predictions
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CINCINNATI, February 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Kroger, America's favorite grocer, announced today its top food trend predictions for 2020, insightfully curated by its culinary experiences team and Our Brands product developers, chefs and innovators.

BIER Releases Context-Based Decision Guide for Water Reuse and Recycling

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February 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has published a Context-Based Decision Guide for Water Reuse and Recycling which furthers the beverage sector’s leadership on corporate water stewardship and builds upon previous work by BIER on performance in watershed context.

Five ESG Investing Trends to Watch in 2020

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by Linda-Eling Lee, Global Head of ESG Research, MSCI; Meggin Thwing Eastman, Research Editorial Director, MSCI; and Ric Marshall, Corporate Governance Research (ESG), MSCI. 

ESG themes are long-term, but some can emerge with sudden force. We are watching Five Trends we believe will unfold in 2020 to catapult ESG investing into the new decade:

1) Climate Change Innovators: Spotting the Sleeping Giants

Investors Have a Fiduciary Responsibility to Combat the Climate Crisis

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by Jessye Waxman, Green Century Capital Management 

As a shareholder advocate for an environmentally-responsible mutual fund company, I directly engage companies on their supply chain strategies and have successfully convinced them to adopt practices that have real-world impacts that protect a triple bottom line. I’ve collaborated with Aramark and Tyson Foods to develop robust no-deforestation commitments, and have successfully pressed Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the US, to adopt a no-deforestation policy that will cover its private label products.

Sustainable Brands Announces Program Highlights for SB’20 Long Beach, June 1-4

Brand and sustainability leaders on the path to accelerate positive impact
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SAN FRANCISCO, February 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Sustainable Brands® community recently announced program highlights for its flagship conference, SB’20 Long Beach.

VIDEO | Mohawk Group’s Owls: Seeking the Essence of Nature

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Designed by Jason F. McLennan in collaboration with Mohawk Group, the Owls collection reinterprets the essence of these North American birds of prey into the manufacturer’s latest Living Product collection through color and patterning. Mottled shades of black, brown, tan and grey take flight as a distinctive, yet versatile commercial carpet plank across two patterns—Feather and Flight.

Video: Hershey's Almond Story

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"We want this land to stay good, strong, and viable." Watch this video about the full life cycle of the California almonds used in Hershey chocolate.

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Ecocentricity Blog: Modern Day Alchemy

By: John A. Lanier
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Basically, they claim to have found the Holy Grail of the circular economy. They’ve developed a process to take generic waste that would otherwise be put in a landfill and turn it instead into a useful thermoplastic.

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Basically, they claim to have found the Holy Grail of the circular economy. They’ve developed a process to take generic waste that would otherwise be put in a landfill and turn it instead into a useful thermoplastic.

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