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Journey to the Rainforest: How to Respect Biodiversity in Cosmetics

How can we capture the inspiration of natural ingredients while still respecting biodiversity? Top brands like Unilever include respect for biodiversity as a critical business target and consumers say they want sustainability more than ever. But how can we achieve this in practical terms? Can sustainability can be the key to success in cosmetic chemistry?

To find out, we journey to Latin America, one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, through a conversation with John Jimenez. Jimenez is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Cosmetics & Toiletries of USA, and is currently a senior Exploration scientist with Belcorp.

Innovative Ways Your Brand Can Reduce C02 Emissions

Reducing your company’s carbon footprint is one of the most critical steps towards real impact. One strategy is carbon offsets, a method of compensating for the emissions of C02 made elsewhere. Today, we learn more about this and other carbon reduction strategies in a conversation with Brian McFarland, Senior Vice President of Carbon Offset Projects, at the Carbon Fund.

Nicole Acevedo: Even Traditional Brands and Suppliers Can Go Clean, Part 2

The Clean Beauty journey is different for everyone. Indie brands have a clean slate, while traditional brands may adjust formulations or ingredient sourcing strategies. Meanwhile chemical suppliers may feel pressure to bolster their clean profile. How can we reconcile these stages? In this two part series, we discuss strategies for embracing a spectrum of clean beauty approaches. Our guest, Nicole Acevedo helped design the clean framework for Beautycounter, which was recently valued at over $400 million. Acevedo now helps other brands create clean and sustainable beauty through her firm, Elavo Mundi Solutions.

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