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Lack of US Climate Policy Putting Companies at Risk; Investors Demand Action
Lack of US Climate Policy Putting Companies at Risk; Investors Demand Action

3 months ago - As a record number of global investors calls on governments to accelerate action on climate change, a new CDP analysis shows that some of the largest U.S.-based corporations view climate change as an increasing risk to their bottom line and reputation among consumers and investors.

Why Online Retailers Are in Danger of Losing the 'Retail Wars'
Why Online Retailers Are in Danger of Losing the 'Retail Wars'

3 months ago - It’s a conflict which threatens to change the way we eat, shop and live. But unless you pay attention to the business pages, you may not have heard of the “retail wars.” For the uninitiated, ‘retail wars’ is the name given to the intensifying conflict between online retailers and their more traditional, physical counterparts over an increasingly crowded retail space.

Circle Economy, eBay Launch Crowdsourcing Platform for Circular Solutions
Circle Economy, eBay Launch Crowdsourcing Platform for Circular Solutions

1 year ago - Social enterprise Circle Economy is calling on the global community to participate in creating a visionary circular future. In hopes of solving some of “humanity’s biggest challenges,” the organization has launched a new online crowdsourcing platform with support from the eBay Foundation. The Circle Lab platform is intended to capture ideas, encourage collaboration, and help ensure that ideas get off the ground and are implemented.

SAP Ariba Takes Aim at Forced Labor with Supplier Risk Management Tool
SAP Ariba Takes Aim at Forced Labor with Supplier Risk Management Tool

1 year ago - Despite the attention the issue has received in the past decade, child labor and modern slavery are still prevalent across the world and in many corporate supply chains.

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Trending: Cross-Industry Collaboration, Existing Tools Accelerating Circular Economy
Trending: Cross-Industry Collaboration, Existing Tools Accelerating Circular Economy

1 year ago - The unveiling of new research across industries has revealed that existing tools and collaborative research could hold the key to driving forward the shift to a more circular economy.

The Art of Modern Sustainability Communications: How to Embrace an Audience-First Approach
The Art of Modern Sustainability Communications: How to Embrace an Audience-First Approach

1 year ago - Recent research clearly indicates that today’s stakeholders expect more from companies — they want to purchase from and work for companies that champion sustainability. This shift in attitude is dramatically altering the way that companies conduct (and even think about) their businesses.

Mr Potato Head Helps Hasbro, Asda Raise Awareness of Wonky Veg, Food Waste
Mr Potato Head Helps Hasbro, Asda Raise Awareness of Wonky Veg, Food Waste

2 years ago - Mr. Potato Head was first manufactured back in 1952 as a bundle of plastic parts and pushpins, the idea being that you would stick them into a real potato that would serve as the toy’s head. The first toy ever advertised on television, Mr. Potato Head would rely on root vegetables from family kitchens until 1964, when rotting vegetables were replaced with everlasting plastic shells. Despite the strange practice of storing spare face parts in his butt, Mr. Potato Head has remained a childhood favorite, now marketed under the Playskool brand owned by toy giant Hasbro.

eBay Australia Helps Launch the World's First Virtual Reality Department Store
eBay Australia Helps Launch the World's First Virtual Reality Department Store

2 years ago - eBay and leading Australian retailer Myer have launched the first-ever virtual reality department store, giving Australian consumers a glimpse into the future of shopping. The innovation allows customers to immerse themselves in a new experience of shopping inside a Myer store, with product information updated in real time. More than 12,500 Myer products can be browsed, selected and added to a shopper’s cart using eBay’s Sight Search function. How does it work in practice? Using a ‘shoptical,’ a specially designed virtual reality viewer, shoppers view a product, and by holding their gaze on it select an item which then ‘floats’ towards them.

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

2 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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eBay Joins the Circular Economy 100 Program
eBay Joins the Circular Economy 100 Program

3 years ago - We are pleased to announce that eBay, the global online marketplace, has become a corporate member of the Circular Economy 100 (CE100), the Foundation’s pre-competitive innovation programme. Reuse and redistribution are both key elements of a thriving circular economy, and with 162 million active buyers eBay is one of the world’s largest platforms for extending the useful life of products. By leveraging the company’s capabilities and scale, eBay sees its commerce platform as a unique asset that can drive innovation and strategically support the transition to a circular economy,

General Mills, IKEA Among Latest Global Players to Join White House Climate Action Pledge
General Mills, IKEA Among Latest Global Players to Join White House Climate Action Pledge

3 years ago - General Mills, IKEA and Best Buy are among the 81 companies to recently join the White House-led American Business Act on Climate Pledge, which sets significant greenhouse gas reduction and renewable energy sourcing goals for 2020 and beyond.The pledges focus on increasing energy efficiency, boosting low-carbon investing and making sustainability more accessible to low-income Americans.

Google, BMW, Disney, Microsoft Once Again Top List of Best CSR Reputations
Google, BMW, Disney, Microsoft Once Again Top List of Best CSR Reputations

3 years ago - Reputation Institute has released its annual Global CSR RepTrak® 100, which highlights the companies that have the best reputations for corporate social responsibility (CSR) among the general public in 15 countries. Google tops the ranking for the second year in a row, with a significant lead over all other companies in the ranking.

Tech Giants, NGOs, Warren Buffett Campaigning to Wipe Out Wildlife Trafficking
Tech Giants, NGOs, Warren Buffett Campaigning to Wipe Out Wildlife Trafficking

3 years ago - The uproar over the recent poaching and killing of Zimbabwe’s beloved Cecil the Lion has thrust wildlife hunting and trafficking back into the international spotlight.On the heels of President Obama’s recent visit to Kenya, he announced on July 31 the formation of the United States Wildlife Trafficking Alliance - a voluntary coalition of non-profit organizations, companies, foundations and media interests that will be working closely with the U.S. government in a collaboration to reduce the purchase and sale of illegal wildlife and wildlife products.

365 Companies, Investors Send Letters Announcing Support for EPA's Clean Power Plan
365 Companies, Investors Send Letters Announcing Support for EPA's Clean Power Plan

3 years ago - In an unprecedented show of business support for tackling climate change, 365 companies and investor groups sent letters today to more than two dozen governors across the United States voicing their support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan for existing power plants and encouraging the state’s “timely finalization” of state implementation plans to meet the new standards.The letter, organized by sustainability advocacy group Ceres, comes just days before the expected finalization of the rule aimed at reducing U.S. power plant carbon pollution by 30 percent by 2030.

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How to Influence National Public Policy: Updates and Lessons from Proactive Brands
How to Influence National Public Policy: Updates and Lessons from Proactive Brands

3 years ago - Tuesday afternoon’s session led by Anne Kelly, Senior Director of Policy at Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP), shed light on how corporations influence public policy and government regulation in support of a sustainable economy.

Levi Strauss, Gap, Autodesk Join 24 Companies Supporting California's Sweeping Clean Energy Bill
Levi Strauss, Gap, Autodesk Join 24 Companies Supporting California's Sweeping Clean Energy Bill

3 years ago - Today, 24 companies with a substantial footprint in California, including Ben & Jerry’s, eBay, Gap, Levi Strauss, The North Face and Sungevity, announced their support for SB-350, the “Golden State’s Standard 50-50-50,” that sets new benchmarks for increasing renewable energy and energy efficiency, and decreasing petroleum use by 2030. Their support was communicated in a letter sent to the bill’s author, Senate President pro Tempore, Kevin de León.

eBay Drops ALEC After Pressure From Environmental Groups; Activists Set Sights on AT&T, UPS
eBay Drops ALEC After Pressure From Environmental Groups; Activists Set Sights on AT&T, UPS

4 years ago - On Thursday, after months of pressure from climate change activists, eBay confirmed its departure from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).“This is a major victory for those of us who have continued to pressure eBay executives to drop ALEC,” said Ryan Canney, Senior Campaigner with Forecast the Facts. “Denying climate change has no place in the modern economy, and this decision shows the credibility of eBay’s commitment to climate change.”

HP Continues Living Progress Exchange Discussions Online and at #SB14London
HP Continues Living Progress Exchange Discussions Online and at #SB14London

4 years ago - During the bustling lunch hour on Tuesday in the Activation Hub at SB ’14 London, HP hosted a Living Progress Exchange (LPX) session that was going on concurrently online via a Convetit ThinkThank.HP’s Ann Ewasechko hosted the session, GlobeScan’s Eric Whan moderated on the ground, and Convetit’s Bill Baue moderated the online discussion.The panelists were:

The #CVSEffect in Action: 'Walk the Talk' Edition with Intel, Verizon, Ford and Google
The #CVSEffect in Action: 'Walk the Talk' Edition with Intel, Verizon, Ford and Google

4 years ago - Seven months ago, this series kicked off with CVS’ surprise announcement that it would no longer carry tobacco products in its retail stores. Fast forward, the company announced Sept. 3 that it had met its goal a month ahead of schedule and had a new name to match its bold, new vision of a tobacco-free America — CVS Health.

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Attitudes v. Behaviors, $75B Worth of Plastic Damage Hot Topics on #SB14sd Day One
Attitudes v. Behaviors, $75B Worth of Plastic Damage Hot Topics on #SB14sd Day One

4 years ago - Monday, day one of SB ’14 San Diego, was jam-packed with thought-provoking workshops featuring dozens of experts sharing their latest research and insights on a variety of topics — from multi-sector anti-deforestation efforts to intrapreneurship to context-based sustainability.The day was dominated by a two-part, day-long session featuring market insights from top researchers. In part one, researchers from Shelton Group, GlobeScan, BBMG, Cone Communications and more shared their latest findings on customer attitudes and behavior, many of which not surprisingly still examined the stubborn gap between the two.

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