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Evolution of Disclosure, CEO Engagement, Measuring What Matters Take Center Stage at #NewMetrics
Evolution of Disclosure, CEO Engagement, Measuring What Matters Take Center Stage at #NewMetrics

4 years ago - As Sustainable Brands' New Metrics '17 conference kicked off in Philadelphia on Monday, speakers from SASB, CSRLab, WRI, the World Happiness Summit and more presented a range of topics revolving around a few common themes: Correctly measuring what matters, disclosing material data and knowing your audience when you do. From disclosure to performance: Building a virtuous loop By Jessica Bast

Water Stewardship Ramps Up, But More Investment Needed to Mitigate Climate Change
Water Stewardship Ramps Up, But More Investment Needed to Mitigate Climate Change

4 years ago - Corresponding with the kickoff of COP23, the World Water Council (WWC) has shed light on the current state of water infrastructure and what it means for mitigating climate change and delivering on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The key takeaway: water infrastructure investment must triple to €255 billion annually in order to meet sanitation targets and tackle climate change.

How to Inspire Natural Resource Conservation at the Consumer Level
How to Inspire Natural Resource Conservation at the Consumer Level

4 years ago - October is Campus Sustainability Month (CSM), an international celebration of sustainability in higher education. One focus of this year’s CSM is the conservation of water, a natural resource that humans need to survive.

23 Companies Sign Manifesto to Halt Destruction of Brazilian Cerrado
23 Companies Sign Manifesto to Halt Destruction of Brazilian Cerrado

4 years ago - Soy and beef production have played significant roles in the exploitation of the Amazonian rainforest, but the rollout of regulations to protect these precious natural resources have had unexpected consequences, driving these activities into regions that have largely been left untouched, such as Brazil’s Cerrado, a vast tropical savanna ecoregion of 2 million square kilometers.

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Danone, Nestlé, Mondelez, PepsiCo, Walgreens Unite to Help Consumers Lead Their Healthiest Lives
Danone, Nestlé, Mondelez, PepsiCo, Walgreens Unite to Help Consumers Lead Their Healthiest Lives

4 years ago - The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is on a mission to help consumers make healthier choices with the launch of a new pilot campaign in Hagerstown, Maryland.

CVS, Levi Strauss, Nike Among Latest US Companies to Commit to Science-Based Emissions Targets
CVS, Levi Strauss, Nike Among Latest US Companies to Commit to Science-Based Emissions Targets

4 years ago - Ahead of Climate Week NYC 2017, which runs from September 18–24, a surge of global companies announced their commitment to the Science Based Targets Initiative, driving the number of businesses committed to setting science-based emissions reductions targets upwards of 300. This year, more than 90 new companies have joined, demonstrating the private sector's commitment to aligning its efforts to tackle climate change with the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius.

Cleaner Freight: Boost Sustainability at Every Level of the Supply Chain
Cleaner Freight: Boost Sustainability at Every Level of the Supply Chain

4 years ago - From fields to factories, companies are making considerable strides incorporating sustainable strategies across individual stages in their supply chain. But a key part of the supply chain that often gets overlooked is how goods are getting from point A to point B. It might seem obvious to focus on warehouses or office spaces, but because freight acts as the connective tissue between each of these stationary points in the supply chain, ‘greening’ your freight moves may just be the biggest sustainability secret hidden in plain sight.

Closed Loop Fund Impact Results Demonstrate Economic Benefits of Recycling for Municipalities
Closed Loop Fund Impact Results Demonstrate Economic Benefits of Recycling for Municipalities

5 years ago - Closed Loop Fund (CLF) has released the results of its latest impact report, which highlights recent successes such as the diversion of 100,000 tons of materials from landfill, a 230,000 metric ton reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the creation of more than $530,000 in economic benefits to municipalities.

Colgate Taps Michael Phelps to Inspire Consumers to Turn Off the Faucet
Colgate Taps Michael Phelps to Inspire Consumers to Turn Off the Faucet

5 years ago - Water scarcity and shortage is a growing problem that affects around three billion people across the globe and climate change is only serving to aggravate the already acute issue. While businesses will play an important role in reducing environmental impacts for water resource depletion, changing consumer attitudes is critical in order to truly address and find solutions for the issue. Yet the many people are unaware of water scarcity issues, as well as their own consumption habits.

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3 Key Resources for Benchmarking Your Sustainability Program
3 Key Resources for Benchmarking Your Sustainability Program

5 years ago - What better time to benchmark your sustainability program than the start of the year? Evaluating whether your program is following best practices can spur improvement and provide justification for prioritizing initiatives. This helps determine whether teams are headed in the right direction and moving with enough momentum to meet the sustainability challenges of the future and drive business value. With growing evidence demonstrating the business case for sustainability, such as $8 billion earned in one year by a sample of 150 companies, there are compelling reasons to gauge your program’s health.

CDP: Underestimation of Deforestation Risks Could Cost Business Over $900B
CDP: Underestimation of Deforestation Risks Could Cost Business Over $900B

5 years ago - In a new CDP study released last week, global companies — including Colgate Palmolive, L’Oréal, McDonald’s Corporation and Marks & Spencer — report that, on average, 24 percent of their revenues depend upon four deforestation-linked commodities: cat

Report: 2020 Deforestation Goals Are Unlikely to Be Achieved; Companies Need More Help
Report: 2020 Deforestation Goals Are Unlikely to Be Achieved; Companies Need More Help

5 years ago - The 2016 results from the Global Canopy Programme’s (GCP’s) ‘Forest 500’ have been released, and they don't bring good news. The deforestation policy analysis of the world's most influential powerbrokers, including companies, financial institutions, and countries, reveals that targets for 2020 and 2030 are unlikely to be met at the current rate of progress.

#BusinessCase: Transition to Low-Carbon Economy Can Bring Big Returns, But Many Still Lag
#BusinessCase: Transition to Low-Carbon Economy Can Bring Big Returns, But Many Still Lag

5 years ago - According to new analysis by CDP, while global corporations have begun the transition to a low-carbon economy and some are already capitalizing on the opportunities this affords, a large number still risk being left behind through lack of long-term planning and inertia.

Can ‘The Paris Effect’ Take Companies, Governments Beyond Flagship Initiatives?
Can ‘The Paris Effect’ Take Companies, Governments Beyond Flagship Initiatives?

6 years ago - This Friday, world leaders will convene to sign the Paris Climate Agreement. The international regulatory environment and national policies to curb emissions are reshaping global markets. Decarbonization could define the 21st century economy. But what do these changes mean for businesses?

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‘ASPIREist’ TV Series Showcases Real Solutions, Purpose-Driven Celebrity, Brand Projects
‘ASPIREist’ TV Series Showcases Real Solutions, Purpose-Driven Celebrity, Brand Projects

6 years ago - A new “reality feature news show,” ASPIREist, wants to inspire viewers to take action by showcasing people, projects and ideas that are making a difference. Co-hosted by six twenty and thirty-something TED Talk speakers from a variety of fields – environmentalists, activists, social entrepreneurs – the show calls itself “the new newsroom,” one for “today’s generation.”

Colgate Hoping to Rally Super Bowl Viewers to Save Water with Debut Ad
Colgate Hoping to Rally Super Bowl Viewers to Save Water with Debut Ad

6 years ago - Colgate toothpastes and toothbrushes will not be the focus of the brand’s first-ever Super Bowl advertisement. Rather, it will be using its airtime to remind viewers to turn off the tap when brushing their teeth.

Green Freight for a More Sustainable Supply Chain: Accelerate Performance and Declare a Goal
Green Freight for a More Sustainable Supply Chain: Accelerate Performance and Declare a Goal

6 years ago - For great sports teams, the big win marks a beginning, not an end. It whets their appetite for excellence, and more wins.So it is with companies who’ve had success in meeting sustainability targets through greener freight transportation strategies. Early wins trigger a planned effort, with dedicated resources, to uncover more opportunities. It’s a pattern we’ve seen time and again at brands that have made green freight a linchpin of CSR efforts – the green freight heroes.Freight accounts for 16 percent of corporate-driven climate pollution, so there’s no shortage of impactful opportunities. The challenge comes in assessing the priority projects and maintaining a focus on continuous improvement.

WRAP, CDP Reveal Global Companies Leading in Waste Reduction, Water Security
WRAP, CDP Reveal Global Companies Leading in Waste Reduction, Water Security

6 years ago - Asahi Group Holdings, Colgate Palmolive, Ford Motor Company and Toyota Motor Corporation are among the global corporations achieving an A rating for their efforts to improve water security, according to the first global ranking of corporate water stewardship revealed this week by CDP — which holds the most comprehensive dataset of publicly available corporate water information collected on behalf of investors.

CDP: Threefold Increase in Companies Disclosing Carbon Price from 2014
CDP: Threefold Increase in Companies Disclosing Carbon Price from 2014

6 years ago - Big brands across all industries are now assigning a carbon price to offset the costs and risks of their GHG production: Companies reporting that they price their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) has nearly tripled this year, now 437 from 150 in 2014.

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Why a Circular Economy Is Key to Sustainable Development (and Why Business Must Lead the Way)
Why a Circular Economy Is Key to Sustainable Development (and Why Business Must Lead the Way)

6 years ago - This post is part of a series produced by The Huffington Post, "What's Working: Sustainable Development Goals," in conjunction with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The proposed set of goals will be the subject of discussion at the UN General Assembly meeting on Sept. 25-27, 2015 in New York; they cover 17 key areas of development — including poverty, hunger, health, education, and gender equality, among many others.

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