International trade and world economies exposed to multi-billion-dollar climate risk to ports – Oxford study

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Nearly nine in ten major ports globally are exposed to damaging climate hazards, resulting in escalating economic impacts on global trade, according to new research from the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute (ECI).

Register today for the Feb 23 Chicago Area Sustainability Professionals Virtual Lunch & Learn on the circular economy

Feb 23, 2023, noon CST
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This month’s discussion will be on the circular economy and will feature Deborah Dull, founder of the Circular Supply Chain Network and the author of Circular Supply Chains: 17 Common Questions (How Any Supply Chain Can Take the Next Step).  She is VP at Genpact and their Global leader of sustainable supply chains. Prior to that, she was at Zero100, GE Digital, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Microsoft.  Deborah holds Supply Chain & Operations Management degrees from Western Washington University (BA) and the University of Liverpool (MSc), with a thesis focused on the digital supply chain.

How the product passport is set to change the supply chain industry

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Sustainability seems to be the current “name of the game” in the manufacturing industry, but several sustainability initiatives have faltered due to a lack of resources required to back them up. A new initiative led by the European Union proposes the idea of “digital product passports” (DPPs) that will revolutionize how consumers and businesses understand their supply chains and significantly aid in implementing sustainability initiatives.

McCormick is working to make its supply chain more sustainable

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McCormick & Company is a food company that manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavoring products to retail outlets, food manufacturers, and food service businesses. The Baltimore-based company has 14,000 employees based worldwide. Its investments have tangible benefits for farmers and customers and throughout its supply chain.

It is doubling down on its commitment to climate change, environmental compliance, and raw material procurement. It aims to be net zero in 2050, and it has joined the UN”s Science-Based Targets Initiative, which wants to keep temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. At the same time, the company has made significant progress toward its sustainable packaging goals.

Sharing sustainability gains throughout the supply chain

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James Butcher, chief executive at Supply Pilot, explores how creating shared learnings throughout the supply chain can produce innovation that will deliver more sustainable approaches for big and small brands alike.

Your merchandise was made in a sweatshop. Now what?

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When it comes to supply chain ethics, retailers may no longer be able to cede responsibility to the brands they sell.

McDonald’s supply chain will be powered by solar

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McDonald’s and the five member companies comprising the chain’s North American Logistics Council will buy renewable electricity from Enel North America’s Blue Jay solar project, according to a press release published Wednesday.

McDonald’s logistics partners will purchase an estimated 470,000 megawatt hours of solar power per year once the Blue Jay Solar project, located in Grimes County, Texas, is completed in 2023.

The deal would mean McDonald’s logistical supply chain, including all warehouses and distribution centers, would be powered by renewable energy, Bloomberg reports.

Webinar: ESG: Value Chain Considerations & Expectations

Jan 24, 2023, noon-1 pm CST
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Deconstructing your company’s ESG Goals to identify key performance indicators and setting milestones can be difficult. It requires the assistance of multiple stakeholders and departments to fully understand the problem, propose goals, and monitor progress towards them. Adding another layer of complexity is coordinating with stakeholders from outside of your organization, especially in the value chain. 

Join ISN, the global leader in contractor and supplier management, to hear the importance of tracking ESG metrics throughout the value chain, how to leverage technology to track progress and best practices on integrating ESG expectations across the organization. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the importance of tracking ESG metrics throughout the value chain
  • Identify potential obstacles and how to overcome them
  • Hear what best-in-class organizations expect from their contracts and suppliers 
  • Learn how truly sustainable businesses account for all three components of ESG and include metrics for data tracking in each


  • John Davies, Senior VP, Senior Analyst, GreenBiz Group


  • Jenny Buckley, Senior Vice President, ISN
  • Joe Schloesser, Vice President, ISN
  • Ryan Rodriguez, Senior Group Supervisor, ISN 
  • Walter Haug, Senior ESG Specialist, ISN

If you can’t tune in live, please register and GreenBiz will email you a link to access the webcast recording and resources, available to you on-demand after the live webcast.

As abuse allegations proliferate, we must advance human rights across the renewable energy value chain

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It’s imperative that renewable energy developers, investors, buyers and producers don’t make things worse for the very communities already enduring the brunt of climate disasters.

Majority of supply chain organizations prioritizing sustainability

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A new report from DispatchTrack, a specialist in last-mile delivery software, reveals that the majority of supply chain organizations surveyed in October and November — 77% — claim to be prioritizing sustainability or to have plans to prioritize it in the coming year. That’s a notable jump from 69% in the previous quarter, DispatchTrack said.