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Dow’s Nature Projects Generated $120M, Engaged 380K Students in 2017
Dow’s Nature Projects Generated $120M, Engaged 380K Students in 2017

3 years ago - The Dow Chemical Company’s newly released 2017 Sustainability Report details its progress against its goals for 2025, including surpassing the year’s target for savings and revenue from projects that are “better for ecosystems.” Such projects generated $120 million in cost savings and new cash flow in 2017 against the goal to reach $1 billion by 2025.

U.S. Plastics Producers Aim to Recycle or Recover 100% of Plastic Packaging by 2040
U.S. Plastics Producers Aim to Recycle or Recover 100% of Plastic Packaging by 2040

3 years ago - Three new goals to enhance the circular economy for plastics and reduce packaging waste have been announced by leading U.S. plastic producers including BASF, Dow, DuPont and Braskem.

Why Sustainability Is the Future of the Chemical Industry
Why Sustainability Is the Future of the Chemical Industry

3 years ago - By 2020, the market for “green” chemistry is expected to reach $100 billion globally, with North America seeing an increase from $3 billion to over $20 billion during the same period. This growth, essential to the future of our planet, is a sign that the industry is engaged in much-needed change. Today, 8.3 percent of all deaths and 5.7 percent of the total burden of disease worldwide are related to chemical exposure.

Trending: New Technologies, Recycling Schemes, Materials Edge Fashion Industry Closer to Circularity
Trending: New Technologies, Recycling Schemes, Materials Edge Fashion Industry Closer to Circularity

3 years ago - The New Textiles Economy continues to bloom as key players in the apparel and textile industries take action to shift towards a more sustainable model.

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Coke, Dow, Kimberly-Clark Join Coalition to Tackle Ocean Plastics in SE Asia
Coke, Dow, Kimberly-Clark Join Coalition to Tackle Ocean Plastics in SE Asia

3 years ago - Corporate action to tackle the mounting problem of ocean plastics is on the rise with new commitments and cross-industry initiatives cropping up regularly.

Dow Makes Moves to Reduce Marine Plastic Pollution in Japan, Indonesia
Dow Makes Moves to Reduce Marine Plastic Pollution in Japan, Indonesia

3 years ago - According to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), up to 8 million tons of plastic waste are dumped into the world’s oceans annually. In 2016, The Dow Chemical Company announced a commitment to spend $2.8 million over the next two years to drive solutions that address global marine debris and litter. Dow is now making good on that promise with new efforts in Japan and Indonesia.

The Future of Brand Impact and How It’s Measured
The Future of Brand Impact and How It’s Measured

4 years ago - The new wave of conscious consumption, driven largely by millennials and Gen Z, is pushing companies to innovate around social causes.

DowDuPont, Novozymes Launch New Platforms to Drive Science-Based Solutions to SDGs
DowDuPont, Novozymes Launch New Platforms to Drive Science-Based Solutions to SDGs

4 years ago - DowDuPont Materials Science (Dow) and WE, a global development charity and youth empowerment movement, have rolled out the We Are Innovators campaign to challenge educators and students to harness chemistry and science to create solutions for pressing global issues.

CDP: Chemical Companies Must Do More to Meet Paris Agreement Goals
CDP: Chemical Companies Must Do More to Meet Paris Agreement Goals

4 years ago - Despite making progress on climate risks, the chemical industry is failing to meet the goals outlined by the Paris Agreement, says a new report by CDP.

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Larta Institute Scores Contract for DOE Commercialization Assistance Program
Larta Institute Scores Contract for DOE Commercialization Assistance Program

4 years ago - Earlier this week, the Larta Institute, an accelerator for small businesses and startups in science-based innovation, announced that its subsidiary, Larta Inc. has been awarded an exclusive contract by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to manage its national Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP) for as many as 450 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I and II awardees per year beginning in September 2017. The DOE granted over $224 million to SBIR recipients in 2016.

Trending: Dow, CLF Uncover New Opportunities in Previously Unrecyclable Plastics
Trending: Dow, CLF Uncover New Opportunities in Previously Unrecyclable Plastics

4 years ago - While eliminating impacts at the design stage is a crucial strategy for putting a stop to plastic pollution, it’s just one small piece of the puzzle. According to new initiatives and research from The Dow Chemical Company and the Closed Loop Foundation, investing in intelligent end-of-life solutions for previously non-recyclable packaging is just as important.

Businesses Band Together to Provide Relief to Communities Hit Hardest by Harvey
Businesses Band Together to Provide Relief to Communities Hit Hardest by Harvey

4 years ago - Hurricane Harvey, the strongest storm to hit Texas and Louisiana in decades, has left a wake of destruction in its path. More than 30,000 people have been driven into shelters and the storm’s aftermath has left behind some estimated tens of billions of dollars in damage. Though the storm has now been downgraded to tropical storm status, the danger is far from over if forecasts predicting the storm to move towards the Gulf of Mexico, where it will pick up strength before moving back over Texas, prove to be true.

Trending: Dow, Coca-Cola Ramp Up Efforts to Make Packaging Circular
Trending: Dow, Coca-Cola Ramp Up Efforts to Make Packaging Circular

4 years ago - Industry heavy hitters are making moves to create circular solutions that keep everyday products, such as chip bags and plastic drinking bottles, out of landfills with the launch of groundbreaking waste-to-energy programs and closed-loop packaging solutions.

CEOs of 30 More Major US Brands Pen Letter to Trump, Urging Adherence to Paris Agreement
CEOs of 30 More Major US Brands Pen Letter to Trump, Urging Adherence to Paris Agreement

4 years ago - Top brands continue to make their voices heard in the days leading up to the G7 Summit in Italy, with the release of yet another letter urging President Trump and the administration to deliver on its climate commitments.

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From Commitment to Action: Progressing Past the CSR Plateau
From Commitment to Action: Progressing Past the CSR Plateau

4 years ago - Corporate social responsibility is stuck. When it emerged on the scene 20 years ago, businesses and other stakeholders had high expectations for what a focus on CSR could deliver. But the reality is that neither business nor society are on track to enable nine billion people to live well within the boundaries of the planet by 2050 - let alone 2030. There’s a lot at stake: Unless business collectively steps up to contribute substantively to embracing and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, many business models will be at risk.

Fellowship Program Equips Business Leaders to Drive Impact Through Innovation
Fellowship Program Equips Business Leaders to Drive Impact Through Innovation

4 years ago - With growing demand for business leaders to embrace progressive business practices that respect both people and planet showing no sign of slowing down, it is now more important than ever to empower high-potential professionals to innovate and lead change. Companies already have social intrapreneurs in their midst — accomplished innovators inside companies — whose efforts are helping them meet these new sets of pressures and expectations.

As You Sow Urges Global Brands to Nix Polystyrene Foam Packaging
As You Sow Urges Global Brands to Nix Polystyrene Foam Packaging

4 years ago - Environmental and corporate social responsibility non-profit As You Sow has called upon four major US companies — Amazon, McDonald’s, Target and Walmart — to ditch polystyrene foam packaging from their operations. And they’re not the only ones: A new report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, endorsed by leaders of 15 global brands, has also called for globally replacing polystyrene.

New York City’s Street Tree Map Proves Ecological, Economic Benefits of Urban Greenery
New York City’s Street Tree Map Proves Ecological, Economic Benefits of Urban Greenery

5 years ago - The value of ecosystem services has, up until recently, gone largely unrecognized by governments and corporations. While nature is inherently valuable for a variety of obvious reasons, putting a price tag on it isn’t exactly a straightforward process.

The Year in Review: Sustainability Leaders Raise the Bar Rather Than Toe the Line
The Year in Review: Sustainability Leaders Raise the Bar Rather Than Toe the Line

5 years ago - While in the past I have written summaries that looked back on accomplishments and challenges in sustainable development over the last 12 months, this year, I’ve decided to take a different approach. Instead, on the heels of COP22, I asked sustainability leaders to share their thoughts about where things are today, and where they see things going. Of course many were encouraged by the more than 365 companies that pledged to continue their carbon-reduction efforts at that meeting in Marrakech.

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Dow Pledges $2.8M to Help Advance Solutions to Ocean Plastic Waste
Dow Pledges $2.8M to Help Advance Solutions to Ocean Plastic Waste

5 years ago - The Dow Chemical Company has announced that it has committed $2.8 million over the next two years to drive solutions that address global marine debris and litter. The company made the announcement on Friday, September 16th, at the inaugural Our Ocean Conference in Washington, D.C., hosted by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

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