SupplyShift Newsletter 02/2017: Transforming industries and saving elephants

Welcome to our 2nd newsletter of 2017. You will find a customer case study, a new partnership, a story of SupplyShift protecting elephants in partnership with a non-profit in Zambia, and a recap of Greenbiz'17.

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3M’s Pulp and Paper Sourcing Policy Progress Report

By James Barsimantov, SupplyShift

“In March 2015, 3M revised its Pulp and Paper Sourcing Policy, which formalizes 3M’s and our suppliers’ responsibilities to comply with global regulations and further the causes of sustainable forestry and transparent, responsible supply chains.”

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A Better Future for Farmers and Elephants

By Thomas Odenwald, SupplyShift

COMACO (Community Markets for Conservation) is a non-profit organization with the mission to improve the way small-scale farmers sustain a better life from their land in the Luangwa Valley in Zambia. COMACO has taken on the challenge of restoring this ecosystem and helping farmers coexist with elephants and the habitat that elephants and other wild animals need to survive. SupplyShift is proud to support COMACO with needed technology solutions - this is the story.  

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Greenbiz'17 Recap

From Thomas Odenwald, SupplyShift  

Hopeful gathering of around 1000 sustainability execs at Greenbiz’17 in Phoenix, Arizona recently. It was the biggest Greenbiz conference yet, and here is my short summary.

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Supply Chain ‘Shifters’

By Thomas Odenwald, SupplyShift

Supply chains are increasingly playing a more integral and impactful role for large businesses. This month we signed new partnership with Tradeshift, a global cloud-based collaboration platform that connects the buyer and supplier business processes. Tradeshift specializes in improving business processes like AP automation, procurement, supplier management and working capital optimization.

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SupplyShift Newsletter 01/2017: Welcome to 2017

This week our newsletter 01/2017 came out.

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Reeds That Produce Honey Without Bees

From Thomas Odenwald, SupplyShift  

Many of the sustainability challenges in sugarcane are no different to any other tropical agricultural commodity. Issues such as legislative compliance, land ownership, labor rights and ecological protection are all country specific, not crop specific, and the severity and nature of the issues depend on the local governance, ecosystem and socioeconomic context.

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Travel Fuels One’s Soul

From Kristen Briggs, Co-founder Soulful Concepts

“Travel fuels one’s soul. Through travel we become better educated to make informed decisions in our everyday life. Through these decisions we have the power to create change.” Belinda Shillcock Co-Founder and Director, Soulful Concepts

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Leading Approaches to Achieving Deforestation-Free Goals

From Julia Bertuzzi, SupplyShift

SupplyShift was highlighted in two panels at the Sustainable Brands New Metrics conference in Boston this past November. Gathering business leaders and investors, the conference brainstormed new solutions to analyze and quantify the economic, social and environmental impacts associated with their enterprises.

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