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The time to build supply chain resilience is now

The time to build supply chain resilience is now

Christiaan Gevers Deynoot
Sustainable Fashion

Why the fashion industry needs to cotton on to sustainable supply chains

Thinking of ‘carbon emissions’ or ‘pollution’ typically evokes images of smog-filled cities or coal plants – not the clothes you’re wearing. Yet after agriculture and big oil, fast fashion is, with its many impacts on people and the planet, one of the most polluting industries in the world. It is also a complex business involving long and often obscure supply chains of raw materials, textile manufacturing, production, transport, retail, use and, ultimately, disposal. How will the fashion industry survive in an age where consumers, especially millennials – a market worth over EUR 13 trillion by 2025 – are demanding sustainability, accountability and transparency?

Naivasha project

Cómo las acciones de conservación locales pueden crear impactos globales

Para construir ecosistemas globales más saludables y resilientes, debemos actuar localmente. A medida que las sequías,las inundaciones y los ecosistemas en declive se hacen cada vez más comunes, los proyectos de conservación y restauración han demostrado su capacidad para unir a las comunidades locales y crear impacto a escala mundial.

Water Stewardship

Over 50% of companies' water risk management strategies already include a beyond-the-fence approach

Becoming a corporate water steward requires a shift in focus when addressing water risks - moving beyond improvements in direct operations to engaging in the watershed they operate in.

La frontera siguiente: Involucrar a proveedores a lo largo de los tres pilares de la sostenibilidad de la cadena de suministro

La frontera siguiente: Involucrar a proveedores a lo largo de los tres pilares de la sostenibilidad de la cadena de suministro

Mientras que los “informes no financieros" se vuelven cada vez más sofisticados, un punto ciego queda: la cadena de suministro. La mayoría del impacto medio-ambiental muchas veces se encuentra más abajo en la cadena de suministro, donde datos sólidos y prácticas de información pueden ser desafiantes. ¿En qué temas pueden participar las marcas globales con sus proveedores para enfrentar este problema?

Supply Chain

Nachhaltigkeit in Lieferketten: Wie können Unternehmen ihre Zusammenarbeit mit Zulieferern verbssern?

Auch wenn die Berichterstattung zu Nachhaltigkeitsthemen immer differenzierter wird, bleibt ein blinder Fleck bestehen: die Lieferkette. Der überwiegende Teil der Umweltauswirkungen entsteht in der nachgeschalteten Lieferkette, genau dort, wo belastbare Daten und zuverlässige Berichtspraktiken schwer zu finden sind. Wie können globale Unternehmen sich besser mit ihren Zulieferern vernetzen, um eine Lösung für diese Herausforderung zu finden?

The Next Frontier: Engaging Suppliers Along the Three Pillars of Supply Chain Sustainability

The Next Frontier: Engaging Suppliers Along the Three Pillars of Supply Chain Sustainability

As corporate non-financial reporting becomes ever-more sophisticated, one blind spot remains: the supply chain. The majority of environmental impacts often lie further down in the supply chain, where robust data and reporting practices are often a challenge. On what topics can global brands engage with their suppliers to address this problem?

Tanzania Insetting Project

The Brew of Choice: Coffee, Water, and Insetting in Tanzania

A thirsty crop, the coffee beans in Kagera require a great deal of water but, ironically enough, the majority of the actual coffee farmers have a hard time ensuring safe water for themselves and their families. This is a story of corporate climate action, your cup of coffee, and how people’s lives have been changed with the wide availability of household water filters.

Forest protection

Back To the (Supply Chain) Roots - Nipping Deforestation in the Bud

Around 70% of the world’s deforestation can be attributed to commercial agriculture - exacerbated by the operations along consumer good supply chains. Luckily it is not all bad news: leading corporates, key in helping deforestation free initiatives reach scale, have acknowledged the urgency to act. In this post, I would like to share the journey of a private company with a global presence as a successful case of quantifying impacts and implementing action along the supply chain.

Investment in Watershed Services the Future of Conservation

Why Is Investment in Watershed Services the Future of Conservation?

As the human demographic continues to expand, our increased use of resources enter into conflict with biodiversity. In this context of needing to ensure cohabitation between our society, our built capital and nature, Investment in Watershed Services (IWS) becomes particularly useful - not least for the corporate community.

Meaningful Water

Meaningful (water) Measures - The Next Sustainability Step

There is no doubt that these companies have made huge strides on water (and sustainability more broadly) in recent years and should be lauded. They are fellow environmental advocates and keenly recognise the fundamental importance of environmental issues to business and society. Nonetheless the time has come to push the aforementioned leaders (and their peers) to thinking more deeply about sustainability target setting - notably on water.

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