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Dell, Lonely Whale Launch Collaborative to Eliminate Marine Plastic Pollution
Dell, Lonely Whale Launch Collaborative to Eliminate Marine Plastic Pollution

1 year ago - An estimated 150 million metric tons of plastic waste are in the ocean today and every year around eight million metric tons more are being added. Earlier this year, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation warned that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans if a more effective system for global plastics is not put into place.

CPAs and Sustainability Thought Leadership: An Interview with RISCPA CEO Bob Mancini
CPAs and Sustainability Thought Leadership: An Interview with RISCPA CEO Bob Mancini

1 year ago - Ahead of his attendance at this week’s New Metrics ’17 conference in Philadelphia, we caught up with Bob Mancini, CEO of the Rhode Island Society of CPAs (RISCPA), to learn more about why the concept of sustainability is finally being recognized in the finance world, and what this means for the future of the industry.

Interface Launches Design Competition with Net Impact Inspired by Project Drawdown
Interface Launches Design Competition with Net Impact Inspired by Project Drawdown

1 year ago - Interface, Inc. (Nasdaq: TILE), the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet, joins Net Impact to launch Drawdown: INNOVATE, a solution-oriented, student-led competition created to address climate change.

#ClimateOptimist Campaign Gears Up to Kick Climate Fatalism to the Curb
#ClimateOptimist Campaign Gears Up to Kick Climate Fatalism to the Curb

1 year ago - A new survey from The Climate Group and change agency Futerra has revealed that a majority of people globally are optimistic about our ability to address climate change, with 64 percent of global citizens believing that climate change can be addressed if action is taken now.

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5 Climate Change Solutions Advance to Biomimicry Accelerator
5 Climate Change Solutions Advance to Biomimicry Accelerator

2 years ago - Nature-inspired solutions designed to tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems continue to gain steam as five teams of entrepreneurs from around the world vie for the top prize at the 2017 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.

Sustainability Leaders Daunted, But Willing to Work Together to Help Build ‘The Good Life’
Sustainability Leaders Daunted, But Willing to Work Together to Help Build ‘The Good Life’

2 years ago - This blog is part of the GlobeScan-SustainAbility Leaders Survey 20th anniversary project being conducted by GlobeScan and SustainAbility in partnership with Interface.

Interface Unveils World's First Carbon-Negative Carpet Tile
Interface Unveils World's First Carbon-Negative Carpet Tile

2 years ago - Carpet manufacturer Interface has uncovered a new way to mitigate the negative impact of carpet production — a process that traditionally relies on petroleum-based fibers and adhesives and chemical dyes. Putting its Climate Take Back mission into action, the company has developed Proof Positive, a first-of-its-kind carbon negative carpet tile.

SB’17 Detroit Highlights, Day 1: Redefining the Good Life with Courage, Reinvention and Pashon
SB’17 Detroit Highlights, Day 1: Redefining the Good Life with Courage, Reinvention and Pashon

2 years ago - We jump-started an incredibly action-packed week here at SB'17 Detroit with powerful plenaries from thought leaders, researchers and on-the-ground change-makers working to Redefine the Good Life in Detroit and beyond.

Sustainable Brands Hosts Influential Brand Leaders at SB’17 Detroit
Sustainable Brands Hosts Influential Brand Leaders at SB’17 Detroit

2 years ago - SAN FRANCISO, May 22, 2017 – Sustainable Brands® kicks off its largest community gathering today with Sustainable Brands’17 Detroit at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. Over 2,000 business executives along with their teams from 35+ countries across the globe are attending the conference and Activation Hub. In addition, there is anticipated record breaking livestream viewership in collaboration with Detroit Public Television (DPTV).

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Over 80 Major Companies Across the UK Urge PM to Deliver on UN SDGs
Over 80 Major Companies Across the UK Urge PM to Deliver on UN SDGs

2 years ago - In an open letter to the Prime Minister, more than 80 leading companies have united in a call on the government to demonstrate its commitment to delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

630 Companies, Investors Tell Trump: Continue Accelerating a Low-Carbon Economy
630 Companies, Investors Tell Trump: Continue Accelerating a Low-Carbon Economy

2 years ago - More than 530 companies and 100 investors – from iconic Fortune 500 firms to small family-owned businesses – are calling on the Trump administration and the new Congress to continue to support policies to accelerate a low-carbon future that will help curb climate change.

Creating the Workplace of the Future Through Biophilic Design
Creating the Workplace of the Future Through Biophilic Design

2 years ago - The health and wellbeing of a company’s workforce is integral to building a sustainable brand and retaining top talent. Because of this, the millennial workforce has pushed companies to alter office spaces to better fit their needs. One-third of office workers said the design of an office would affect their decision to work for a company; given this, brands are choosing to renovate or move to new spaces in an effort to improve the way their employees work and attract new talent.

Interface Announces New GreenCircle Certified Environmental Facts Labels
Interface Announces New GreenCircle Certified Environmental Facts Labels

2 years ago - Interface, the world's largest manufacturer of modular carpet and a leader in sustainable business, will debut a new third-party certification from GreenCircle Certified, LLC and spotlight its Climate Take Back™ mission at the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo taking place Oct. 5-6 in Los Angeles.

The Circuitous Road to a Circular Economy: Brand Failures, Triumphs and Lessons Learned
The Circuitous Road to a Circular Economy: Brand Failures, Triumphs and Lessons Learned

2 years ago - Discussions on the circular economy always trigger great interest, even on the final afternoon of the action-packed SB’16 Copenhagen conference, judging from the enthusiastically packed room at this breakout on circular business models.

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Mission Zero: Interface Bids to Become Carbon Neutral
Mission Zero: Interface Bids to Become Carbon Neutral

2 years ago - Why set yourself an impossible challenge? For a company that sells $1 billion worth of carpet tiles a year, total elimination of its environmental impact by 2020 is surely beyond the realms of possibility. Industrial manufacturing processes, heavy use of raw materials and layers of supply chain that are not always possible to influence make it difficult to comprehend how Mission Zero can be achieved. But this is exactly the point for Interface. What are the realms of possibility, and how close to zero impact can be achieved? In 1994 the company’s founder Ray Anderson signalled a sea change in corporate attitude towards sustainability. Legal compliance, although important, was no longer enough.

How to Align Your Purpose With the Truth of Your Business
How to Align Your Purpose With the Truth of Your Business

2 years ago - In our last article, we explained why it’s important to make sure that your purpose is thoroughly grounded in the political, economic, social and technological context in which you operate. We call this the “dig” phase: intensively researching and analysing your external environment. The “dig” phase doesn’t stop with the outside world, however. It’s just as important to look inwards. For your purpose to have any hope of gaining real purchase on the day-to-day operations of your business – to have any hope of being authentic - it must be fully aligned to the truth of your business.

Waste-Make-Retake: How Interface Is Setting Out to Change Industry with ‘Climate Take Back’
Waste-Make-Retake: How Interface Is Setting Out to Change Industry with ‘Climate Take Back’

3 years ago - Carpet might not seem like a major player in the climate change fight, but the process of making it actually is quite impactful on the environment. Most carpets are synthetic — nylon, polyester, acrylic — all of which are petroleum-based products. Throw in other petroleum-based adhesives and materials used to back the synthetic fibers, chemical dyes to repel stains and fire, and a lack of reliable recycling methods, and you’ve got a recipe for some unsustainable practices.

Raising the Bar: Interface Unveils Radical 'Climate Take Back' Program
Raising the Bar: Interface Unveils Radical 'Climate Take Back' Program

3 years ago - Twenty two years ago, Ray Anderson - founder of Interface, one of the world's largest manufacturers of carpet tiles - had something of an epiphany. A customer had for the first time asked the firm what it was doing for the environment - and he realised he didn't have an answer. "No one had ever asked us that before, and we were not doing anything, in fact we were doing everything the wrong way," Erin Meezan, Interface's global vice-president of sustainability, tells BusinessGreen.

Communicating purpose through brand among top drivers of corporate leadership: new poll of experts
Communicating purpose through brand among top drivers of corporate leadership: new poll of experts

3 years ago - Integrating purpose through a common brand promise and aligning sustainability strategy with internal culture and values are key drivers of corporate leadership according to the findings of the just-released 2016 Sustainability Leaders Survey by GlobeScan and SustainAbility in partnership with Sustainable Brands.  The Sustainability Leaders Survey tracks expert opinions on the evolution of the sustainability agenda for two decades, along with views on the leaders and institutions most responsible for driving it forward. This is the first edition of the survey since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change in late 2015.

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Sustainability Leaders Agree: Integrating Purpose, Brand a Top Driver of Corporate Leadership
Sustainability Leaders Agree: Integrating Purpose, Brand a Top Driver of Corporate Leadership

3 years ago - Integrating purpose through a common brand promise and aligning sustainability strategy with internal culture and values are key drivers of corporate leadership, according to the findings of the just-released 2016 Sustainability Leaders Survey, by GlobeScan and SustainAbility in partnership with Sustainable Brands, released today at SB’16 San Diego.

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