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Sustainable Brands Unveils Programming for Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit
Sustainable Brands Unveils Programming for Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit

2 years ago - SAN FRANCISCO, May 17, 2017 – Sustainable Brands® recently unveiled the session schedule for the Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit, running May 22-25th at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. The Activation Hub is the action-centered space within the conference program that allows attendees to collaborate on new tools, resources and ideas to accelerate sustainability-led innovation.

TD, NCC Assign Economic Value to Ecological Services of Canada’s Forests
TD, NCC Assign Economic Value to Ecological Services of Canada’s Forests

2 years ago - Adding to the growing body of research highlighting the value of forests for mitigating climate change, the TD Bank Group (TD) and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) have released a new report that assigns an economic value to the ecological goods and services forests provide to Canadians.

Feel the Rising Water Pressure: How Business Must Lead in Conservation
Feel the Rising Water Pressure: How Business Must Lead in Conservation

2 years ago - We’re inundated with signals of the severity of the water crisis on a daily basis. Reports detail the extent: a staggering 2.8 billion people already affected by water scarcity. Authorities ban water-intensive activities at home, and stories describe the profound implications of severe water stress for people around the world: waterborne diseases, famine, migration, violence.

WRI Partnership Aims to Foster Supply Chain Transparency, Zero-Deforestation Strategies
WRI Partnership Aims to Foster Supply Chain Transparency, Zero-Deforestation Strategies

2 years ago - Today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, 20 of the world’s largest commodity producers, traders, manufacturers, consultants and retailers launched a new partnership with research institutions and banks to monitor deforestation and manage sustainability from farm to customer. Globally, 366 companies worth $2.9 trillion have committed to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains, but they need better information to make good on their commitments. The partnership will focus on building a global decision-support tool to increase transparency and traceability across supply chains.

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PepsiCo and the Nature Conservancy Announce "Water for the Planet:" A Water Replenishing Strategy For Latin America
PepsiCo and the Nature Conservancy Announce "Water for the Planet:" A Water Replenishing Strategy For Latin America

2 years ago - PepsiCo Latin America and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Latin America announced "Water for the Planet," a new collaboration that will work to replenish five different watersheds for the urban areas of Mexico City, Monterrey, São Paulo, Guatemala City and Bogotain the next seven years.

Sustainable Brands Announces Newest Members of its Advisory Board
Sustainable Brands Announces Newest Members of its Advisory Board

2 years ago - SAN FRANCISCO, November 16, 2016 - Sustainable Brands® announces 5 new members of its global Advisory Board. In total, 43 sustainability and brand leaders from diverse industry sectors represent the Sustainable Brands Advisory Board. “We are honored to have a dedicated Advisory Board that not only embraces the spirit of our community, but also embodies our promise to deliver brand value creation through sustainability at scale,” states KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, founder of Sustainable Brands. “Each and every one of them brings talent, expertise and energy to the table as we work together to shift the world towards a sustainable economy.”

NGOs, Food and Beverage Giants Join Forces to Protect California’s Water Future
NGOs, Food and Beverage Giants Join Forces to Protect California’s Water Future

3 years ago - As California enters its sixth year of record-breaking drought, 20 leading organizations this week announced the formation of the California Water Action Collaborative (CWAC), their collaborative effort to support critical projects designed to protect the state’s water future.

Ag, Food Giants Partner with NGOs to Support Midwest Farmers, Strengthen Conservation
Ag, Food Giants Partner with NGOs to Support Midwest Farmers, Strengthen Conservation

3 years ago - For the first time ever, leading food and agriculture supply chain companies and conservation organizations have formed an “end-to-end” partnership to support farmers in the improvement of soil health and water quality.

The UPS Foundation Advances Global Forestry Initiative
The UPS Foundation Advances Global Forestry Initiative

3 years ago - 7 million trees planted in 52 countries around the world  Foundation to award millions in environmental grants US 08/31/16

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Confessing and Celebrating Failure as a Path to Successful Sustainability Strategies
Confessing and Celebrating Failure as a Path to Successful Sustainability Strategies

3 years ago - Pick up any quote book or Google ‘inspirational memes’ and “Don’t be afraid to Fail” will most likely pop up in the first few pages. The idea of failure as the key to success is not a new one and yet the discussion around failure and real-life examples, particularly in the world of sustainability, is lacking.

TSC Helping Eliminate Weak Links in Global Product Supply Chains
TSC Helping Eliminate Weak Links in Global Product Supply Chains

3 years ago - This dynamic Tuesday afternoon panel dissected Global Supply Chains, taking forward by The Sustainability Consortium's (TSC) newly released impact report, Greening Global Supply Chains: From Blind Spots To Hot Spots To Action. Robin Raj, founder and Executive Creative Director of Citizen Group, moderated the panel and framed the session with the question: "Why does greening global supply chains represent one of the most potent models for change for sustainability?”

Kohler Launches Six-Minute Shower Challenge to Bonnaroo Attendees
Kohler Launches Six-Minute Shower Challenge to Bonnaroo Attendees

3 years ago - According to research from the EPA WaterSense® program, the average American adult spends 8 minutes in the shower, using about 18 gallons of water each time they lather up.* Kohler, a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, encourages consumers to reduce their water usage by 25 percent by cutting their shower time by two minutes.

7 Trends at the Intersection of Sustainability and Purpose to Watch This Year
7 Trends at the Intersection of Sustainability and Purpose to Watch This Year

3 years ago - There is widespread consensus in the global Sustainable Brands community that purpose is trending in the business world, especially among brands that are looking beyond the next quarter and trying to figure out how to thrive in the middle and long run. Such brands are not only wisely taking actions to future-proof themselves, but are also smartly leveraging a strong zeitgeist of purpose-driven behavior in society in general – that verifiable wave of health-conscious consumers, meaning- and balance-seeking employees, future-focused students and increasingly influential faith-based and spiritual communities.

Caterpillar, TNC, JPMorgan Chase Convene to Discuss Natural Infrastructure Restoration
Caterpillar, TNC, JPMorgan Chase Convene to Discuss Natural Infrastructure Restoration

3 years ago - Construction machinery and equipment giant Caterpillar recently hosted the first major national summit on infrastructure restoration, with the clarion call that investing in nature is smart business. As a major player in the manufacturing industry, Caterpillar reached the conclusion that moving beyond technical principles and establishing a broad coalition of stakeholders is required to bring the restoration conversation mainstream.

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A-B InBev: How a Global Brewer Is Setting the Bar for Innovation in Local Water Conservation
A-B InBev: How a Global Brewer Is Setting the Bar for Innovation in Local Water Conservation

3 years ago - I came to Colorado, like millions before me, for the mountains, the active, sustainable lifestyle — and, of course, the beer. Coloradoans love their beer. So when I was invited up to Fort Collins to check out the water-saving initiatives of a local brewery I jumped at the opportunity. “Which one?” I wondered. Fort Collins is home to more than 15 breweries (roughly 1 for every 10,000 residents), amongst the highest concentrations for any city in America. New Belgium is a certified B Corp — that’d make sense. Or maybe Odell?

#BusinessCase: Dow, TNC Study Highlights Power of Green Infrastructure in Natural Disaster Protection
#BusinessCase: Dow, TNC Study Highlights Power of Green Infrastructure in Natural Disaster Protection

3 years ago - The Dow Chemical Company and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have released a new study focusing on how nature can help protect business assets from natural disasters. Based on research completed as part of the ongoing Dow-TNC collaboration, the study demonstrates that asset protection strategies can include green infrastructure — such as marshes, mangroves, coral and oyster reefs — along with more conventional infrastructure — such as dikes and levees — to protect business assets from hurricanes and flooding.

New AT&T Program Aims to Help California Drought, Support The Nature Conservancy
New AT&T Program Aims to Help California Drought, Support The Nature Conservancy

4 years ago - AT&T announced a new program today that will help California customers minimize a major source of water waste: leaks.Customers that sign up for AT&T Digital Life and add a Water Detection Package will receive alerts on their mobile devices when a sensor detects the presence of water in a designated area in their home. In addition, the AT&T Digital Life Water Control service not only detects water leaks, but allows users to shut off the water source remotely from their mobile phone or tablet.

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

4 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.

How Ford, Goodwill, Sprint Built Effective Recycling/Reuse Initiatives Through Innovative Partnerships
How Ford, Goodwill, Sprint Built Effective Recycling/Reuse Initiatives Through Innovative Partnerships

4 years ago - On Tuesday, the week of learning at SB ’15 San Diego continued as Nina Goodrich, director of GreenBlue, moderated a discussion on innovative partnerships around recycling and reuse initiatives.

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How Do We Create the Sustainable Leaders That We Need? Start by Inspiring Kids to Recycle
How Do We Create the Sustainable Leaders That We Need? Start by Inspiring Kids to Recycle

4 years ago - Survey data indicates that, compared to older generations, younger generations are more supportive of environmental legislation and the notion that global climate change is the result of human activity, yet are simultaneously less likely to recycle or recognize the benefits of recycling. This is a disparity we should all be concerned with, as these are the individuals that will one day become our future social entrepreneurs, conscious consumers, and environmental activists.

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