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An honest interview with Patagonia - sustainably leading the outdoor clothing industry for over 40 years

We talked with Patagonia, the best B Corp worldwide since 2011. Discover what Ryan Gellert, General Manager - EMEA, said about the brand's journey towards sustainability, their challenges and the company's beliefs and frustrations.

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Jackfruit leads the cash in on hunger for vegan alternatives

Meet the jackfruit. This little known fruit in Europe is making waves in South East Asia. One of the largest tree-borne fruits in the world, it has a meaty texture (akin to pulled pork), is extremely versatile and is seemingly heading to a meat-free plate near you. Read more on how this fruit might just be the new avocado. 

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Can we be green and grow?

In order to slow global warming, we must decouple growth from our consumption of resources and energy. Some critics argue that a "degrowth" is necessary. However, degrowth is not a solution because it slows down the innovation necessary for resource efficiency, according to economist Dimitri Zenghelis. Investing in innovation, science and creativity will enable us to get more from the resources at our disposal.

Urban Mining: A literal gold mine
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Urban Mining: A literal gold mine

Today, we are burying the world in a mountain of electronic waste. Unwanted computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones are creating a huge health and environmental hazard. Yet inside these electronic goods lies a treasure trove. Metals as varied as copper, silver, gold and cobalt can be found inside these electronic items. E-trash mining is a growing industry where innovative firms are mining spent batteries and other electronic waste in order to rebuild products, extend their life or extract the valuable materials contained within. Read more from our experts here.

Permeable cities: Adapting to climate change
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Permeable cities: Adapting to climate change

Sponge Cities, pioneered in China, offer a sustainable urban planning model with permeable infrastructure that holds, cleans and drains rainwater. Companies are creating technology to build porous roads that absorb water and cool the environment, are designing plant-covered rooftops for water collection and recycling, and are developing urban wetlands that retain and filter water. They are creating smart, sustainable cities - cities that can absorb water like sponges. Read more from our experts here.

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The future of farming: digitally disrupted and very precise

The agricultural industry requires a rethink. We cannot keep up with rising populations; continue the overexploitation of our land and carry on chemically polluting our soil. What’s the solution? Precision agriculture is paving the way towards sustainable food systems. And there is a huge opportunity for investors. Read more from FT columnist, Merryn Somerset Webb.   

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Accelerating the transition to a sustainable future

Investors need to wake up. Our current models are unsustainable and technology is the key to delivering a lean, circular economy where inequalities are reduced, and growth does not negatively impact the environment or society. The companies who adapt will be the winners of the future. We call these companies the Eagles. Read more from Didier Rabattu, Head of Equities, Lombard Odier Investment Managers.

How Danone is sustainably disrupting the food industry – an interview with Blandine Stefani, B Corp Director, Danone

When it comes to sustainability in food, one company is determined to lead the way. We spoke to Blandine Stefani, Danone’s B Corp Director, about why sustainability is good business.

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