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SB’19 Madrid Offers Tasting Menu of ‘Moonshot Thinking’ for the Future of Humankind
SB’19 Madrid Offers Tasting Menu of ‘Moonshot Thinking’ for the Future of Humankind

3 weeks ago - At SB’19 Madrid last week, a diverse array of innovators in various fields demonstrated the notion that asking the right questions and being willing to use imagination to find solutions to the climate crisis and other pressing global issues can turn a Moonshot into reality.

'Powering Down Corruption' in Cobalt Supply Chains a Business Imperative
'Powering Down Corruption' in Cobalt Supply Chains a Business Imperative

11 months ago - A new report from Washington D.C.-based nonprofit the Enough Project highlights just how rampant corruption and human rights abuses are in the supply chain for cobalt, a mineral used to power battery technology.

The New Black: How New Breed of Consumers Will Spend Money, Energy This Friday
The New Black: How New Breed of Consumers Will Spend Money, Energy This Friday

11 months ago - During this season of giving, many of today’s more discerning consumers won’t be joining the masses scrambling to answer the siren call to stock up on discounted “stuff” — they’ll be remembering the values meant to be at the heart of this season, by taking REI’s advice to #OptOutside to enjoy nature and giving back by cleaning up; and when they do shop, they’re increasingly basing their loyalty and purchasing decisions on companies’ reputations rather than just product features and price.

Dell’s ‘Closed-Loop’ Jewellery a Circular Economy Success, But a Drop in the Sustainability Bucket
Dell’s ‘Closed-Loop’ Jewellery a Circular Economy Success, But a Drop in the Sustainability Bucket

1 year ago - Earlier this year, tech giant Dell announced an innovative partnership with actress Nikki Reed’s jewellery company, Bayou with Love, which spawned a new line of fine jewellery made using recycled gold from the motherboards of end-of-life Dell computers. The juxtaposition of fine, intricate jewels with old computers has driven media interest and raised the issue and importance of sustainability within the tech sector. ‘The Circular Collection’ has been positioned as an example of circular economy success, but how deep does this move go?

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Trending: Step Change in Design, Recycling Efforts Essential for Addressing E-Waste
Trending: Step Change in Design, Recycling Efforts Essential for Addressing E-Waste

1 year ago - In today’s digitally dependent world, e-waste management is a critical issue that requires urgent attention from both the public and private sector.

2018 Circulars Nominate 43 Changemakers Paving the Path to a Circular Future
2018 Circulars Nominate 43 Changemakers Paving the Path to a Circular Future

1 year ago - 2017 was a big year for the circular economy, with innovative new products, initiatives and tech tools popping up almost daily, and making it easier than every for corporates and consumers alike to engage in circularity. An initiative of the World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders, The Circulars are awarded to individuals, companies (from startups to multinationals) and public and social organizations in recognition for their contributions to the circular economy. This year, 43 innovators have been nominated for pushing the circular agenda forward and paving the way for others in their field.

Fairphone Secures €6.5M to Take Fair, Conflict-Free Electronics Mainstream
Fairphone Secures €6.5M to Take Fair, Conflict-Free Electronics Mainstream

2 years ago - Fairphone, a social enterprise and modular smartphone producer spurring a paradigm shift in the technology industry, has secured €6.5 million to scale up its mission to make fair, responsible electronics mainstream. The investment will enable Fairphone to continue innovating in the areas of material sourcing, production, distribution, recycling and product longevity.

Cannes Lions: Worst Year Ever Was Best Year Yet for Goodvertising
Cannes Lions: Worst Year Ever Was Best Year Yet for Goodvertising

2 years ago - Leaving Cannes last week, I felt even more schizophrenic than I did during my hard-working years in ad land. On the one hand, it’s been the best year ever in the Festival’s history for advertising that does more than sell snake oil - call it ‘Goodvertising,’ if you will. On the other, it seems like most agencies and marketers are treating the biggest issues of our time as a new trend, as if doing good is simply the ‘new black’ or perhaps pink (judging from the number of women’s equality campaigns on show).

Dell, HP, Fairphone Top Greenpeace Ranking on Product Repairability
Dell, HP, Fairphone Top Greenpeace Ranking on Product Repairability

2 years ago - Greenpeace East Asia has released a new IT product guide ranking tech giants according to iFixit’s repairability score. Seventeen IT brands were represented in the study and over 40 best-selling smartphones, tablets and laptops launched between 2015 and 2017 were assessed.

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Fairphone Achieves Traceable Supply for All Four Conflict Minerals; Your Move, Industry
Fairphone Achieves Traceable Supply for All Four Conflict Minerals; Your Move, Industry

3 years ago - Today, Fairphone announced it is adding conflict-free tungsten from Rwanda into its supply chain. With this achievement, Fairphone has successfully managed to transparently source all four of the conflict minerals (tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold). Fairphone began in 2010 as a campaign to increase awareness for the use of conflict minerals in consumer electronics. Six years later, the social enterprise has released two smartphones and more than 100,000 Fairphone owners have joined the movement, but this cause is more relevant than ever.

Fairphone Achieves First-Ever Fairtrade-Certified Gold Supply Chain for Consumer Electronics
Fairphone Achieves First-Ever Fairtrade-Certified Gold Supply Chain for Consumer Electronics

3 years ago - After almost two years of research and collaboration with a variety of partners, social enterprise Fairphone is pleased to announce it has successfully established the first pilot supply chain for Fairtrade-certified gold for the electronics industry. Fairphone is now the world’s first Fairtrade-licensed consumer electronics manufacturer to support responsible gold mining in Peru with the production of the Fairphone 2.

How to Innovate on Future Product Concepts That Are Better for Your Business, Our World
How to Innovate on Future Product Concepts That Are Better for Your Business, Our World

3 years ago - Workshops often vary in their composition of speaker insights, Q&As and practical activities, but Monday afternoon’s SB’15 London session with Chris Sherwin, Head of Sustainability at design firm Seymourpowell, was all about active participation. You’d expect a workshop focused on product design and innovation to be a hub for brewing and evolving ideas (from the obvious to the most far-fetched) and it lived up to expectations.

The Making of Fairphone 2 (or How to Design Products to Tell Sustainability Stories)
The Making of Fairphone 2 (or How to Design Products to Tell Sustainability Stories)

4 years ago - “I want our new phone to be a storytelling product.” This was the exciting and daunting challenge laid down to us by Fairphone CEO Bas van Abel, just over a year ago, in the first briefing for their new ethical phone handset design.

How to Solve the True Cost of 'Cheap'
How to Solve the True Cost of 'Cheap'

4 years ago - Almost exactly 2 years ago I wrote about The True Cost of ‘Cheap.’ Last week a request came for more information: could you talk more about this issue and possible solutions? Two years ago I focused on Total Cost of Quality issues and advocated we begin to include social cost in our Cost of Quality measures. The basic premise is actually a Six Sigma principle — if you can't shift the mean, shift the goal.

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These Companies Want to Make Your Smartphone Truly Smart
These Companies Want to Make Your Smartphone Truly Smart

4 years ago - In this new age of mobile phones, many of us suffer from “Shiny Object” syndrome — where we always want the latest and greatest toy Apple, Samsung or one of the other multitude of manufacturers can think up. Most of the more than 1.8 billion mobile phones sold worldwide in 2013 replaced devices that were less than two years old. Nearly a billion of these devices were smartphones.

Nigerian Pedal-Powered Recycling Initiative Takes 2014 Sustainia Award for Best Sustainability Solution
Nigerian Pedal-Powered Recycling Initiative Takes 2014 Sustainia Award for Best Sustainability Solution

5 years ago - Wecyclers, an initiative that enables low-income communities in Nigeria to make money from waste piling up in their streets, wins the 2014 Sustainia Award, chaired by Arnold Schwarzenegger. By deploying a fleet of cargo bicycles to collect and recycle unmanaged waste in Nigeria’s capital, Lagos, Wecyclers lets families exchange garbage for consumer goods via an SMS-based point system.

Sustainia Highlights Circular Economy, Supply Chain, Analytics Solutions in This Year’s Sustainia100
Sustainia Highlights Circular Economy, Supply Chain, Analytics Solutions in This Year’s Sustainia100

5 years ago - An ethical smartphone, air-cleaning carpets and carbon-negative plastic are three of 100 game-changing innovations selected by Scandinavian think tank Sustainia as its top sustainability solutions for the year. Sustainia100 is an annual guide to Sustainia’s picks for 100 projects, initiatives and technologies at the forefront of sustainable innovation from around the world that gives investors, business leaders, policy makers and consumers insights into promising solutions within their respective fields. This year, Sustainia’s research team and advisory board screened a pool of 900+ nominated solutions from which the final 100 solutions were selected.

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