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Unilever, Philips, 3M Call For Stronger Energy-Efficiency Goals in Europe
Unilever, Philips, 3M Call For Stronger Energy-Efficiency Goals in Europe

10 years ago - Unilever, Philips, 3M and several other members of the European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE) have signed a letter sent to the European Commission calling for a new set of competitiveness objectives to exploit all possible cost-effective energy-efficiency opportunities by 2030.

New Ericsson-Philips Partnership Brightening Cities, Improving Mobile Broadband Connectivity
New Ericsson-Philips Partnership Brightening Cities, Improving Mobile Broadband Connectivity

10 years ago - Ericsson, leading provider of communications technology and services, has joined forces with Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, to launch a new connected LED street lighting model. Ericsson says the partnership will solve two major issues that cities are facing today: improving network performance in dense urban areas while providing high-quality, energy-efficient public lighting.Philips and Ericsson combine the benefits of mobile connectivity and LED lighting in a ''lighting-as-a-service'' model for cities. It allows city authorities to offer space within their connected lightpoles to network service providers for mobile broadband infrastructure.

Sustainia Seeking 100 Game-Changing Solutions & Technologies for Third Annual Sustainia100
Sustainia Seeking 100 Game-Changing Solutions & Technologies for Third Annual Sustainia100

10 years ago - What are the 100 solutions that can bring about a sustainable society? Scandinavian think tank Sustainia has launched its third annual global campaign to find the answers. With a worldwide alliance of companies and organizations, the goal is to identify the world’s 100 leading sustainability projects and technologies across sectors such as food, fashion, energy, smart homes etc. Collectively, the solutions will form the 2014 Sustainia100, a comprehensive guide to state-of-the-art sustainability practices in various industries and regions.

More than 70 Mainstream Brands Now Taking Part in Collaborative Economy
More than 70 Mainstream Brands Now Taking Part in Collaborative Economy

10 years ago - I have been leading a research effort to understand the impacts of the growing Collaborative Economy trend. In case you are new to the collaborative economy, there's an unstoppable wave of people trading, renting and borrowing all kinds of services and goods. The disruptive impacts to brands are potentially very high. Consumers are already buying and trading among themselves, often without purchasing items directly from the brands themselves. Companies that don't pay attention to this trend are leaving themselves in a state of risk, as technology and society continue to quickly innovate.

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WEF, Ellen MacArthur Foundation Project Circular Economy Can Generate US$1T Annually by 2025
WEF, Ellen MacArthur Foundation Project Circular Economy Can Generate US$1T Annually by 2025

10 years ago - A new report released Friday by the World Economic Forum (WEF) at its annual meeting in Davos, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF), contends that over US$1 trillion a year could be generated for the global economy by 2025 and 100,000 new jobs created within the next five years if companies focused on building circular supply chains to increase the rate of recycling, reuse and remanufacture.

Unilever Becomes Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Newest Global Partner
Unilever Becomes Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Newest Global Partner

10 years ago - The Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) announced today from the World Economic Forum in Davos that Unilever has joined Cisco, Kingfisher, Philips and Renault as the EMF’s latest Global Partner. The partnership will find the Foundation supporting Unilever as a pathfinder in unlocking the value of the circular economy within the FMCG industry. Unilever CEO Paul Polman has long viewed the circular economy model as a key opportunity for business development. In his foreword for the Foundation's second economic report, he stated:

New Philips TLEDs Could Save Offices $55 Billion Worldwide
New Philips TLEDs Could Save Offices $55 Billion Worldwide

10 years ago - Royal Philips has introduced a new InstantFit LED T8 that reduces the cost for facility managers replacing fluorescent tube lighting with energy-efficient LED technology, known as LED tube lamps (TLEDs).Philips estimates that the installed base for fluorescent tube lighting today amounts to 12 billion (lamp) sockets globally. Linear fluorescent tube lighting with instant start ballast is one of the most common types of general lighting used in shops, offices and industrial spaces. If all current fluorescent lighting was replaced by TLED lamps, Philips says it could result in savings of over $55 billion in energy costs — the equivalent of energy generated by 210 medium-sized power plants.

Top 10 Ways Brands Used Their Power to Create a More Sustainable World in 2013
Top 10 Ways Brands Used Their Power to Create a More Sustainable World in 2013

10 years ago - 2013 was a banner year for companies using their muscle to drive transformative change, both internally and globally. Without further ado, here is just a taste of some of the progress we found most inspiring.

Sustainia Selects Groundbreaking Water Grid Solution as Best Innovation of 2013
Sustainia Selects Groundbreaking Water Grid Solution as Best Innovation of 2013

10 years ago - Sustainability think tank Sustainia today presented TaKaDu, an Israeli company that produces technology that reduces water distribution losses, with an award honoring the world’s best sustainability innovation.In front of an audience of over 1,000 guests gathered in Copenhagen, TaKaDu was announced winner of the Sustainia Award 2013. TaKaDu was first chosen as the best solution for IT when Sustainia announced its top 10 innovations, out of more than 500 projects and technologies from 79 countries, in September.

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Top 13 Data Nuggets from SB'13
Top 13 Data Nuggets from SB'13

10 years ago - As we warm up for this year’s New Metrics conference (#NewMetrics) in September, we thought we’d take the opportunity to highlight the data quotes that received the most attention at SB’13 last month. With over 32 million impressions during the week of the conference alone, the #sb13con hashtag was a strong indicator of what is catching immediate fire. Without further ado, here are the 13 data points that created the most noise:Correlation Between Sustainability and Brand Strength

Climate Group Competition Seeks Creative Approaches to Tackling Climate Change
Climate Group Competition Seeks Creative Approaches to Tackling Climate Change

10 years ago - The Climate Group has launched its first EarthHack competition powered by the Marblar platform, which asks competitors to reimagine existing technology for a more sustainable modern home and save one million tons of carbon dioxide a year by 2020.

SB '13, Day 3: Startups, Multinationals Alike Showcase Game-Changing Innovations
SB '13, Day 3: Startups, Multinationals Alike Showcase Game-Changing Innovations

10 years ago - On Wednesday, day three of the SB’13 conference, the morning plenary presentations explored some of the more fascinating ways innovation is manifesting itself through entrepreneurs and large businesses alike. Moderator Annie Longsworth, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi S, reminded the audience that innovation is tough — you need to be willing to fail if you want to succeed, and asserted that “We are at our greatest need, collectively. If there ever was a time for innovation, it is now.”

Philips TLED Prototype Doubles LED Energy Efficiency
Philips TLED Prototype Doubles LED Energy Efficiency

11 years ago - Philips has announced a breakthrough in LED lighting after developing a TLED prototype that produces twice as much light as traditional fluorescent lamps using the same amount of energy.

13 Hot Sustainable Products To Follow in 2013
13 Hot Sustainable Products To Follow in 2013

11 years ago - "Hottest" lists have been making a comeback lately, and here we are with a few of our own! Inspired by our community's intensifying surge of new business value, creativity and the resulting solutions taking us toward a more sustainable economy, we would like to turn your attention to some key developments worth following — and acting on — in the corporate sustainability space this year. We are grouping them in four lists, and will be publishing them one at a time over the course of several days. Today we start with a look at 13 hot products that not only achieve drastic reductions in environmental and social impacts in their categories, but also have the potential to ultimately transform their entire industries. Here we go:

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Philips' Sustainovation Process Reveals Insights on Closing Loops
Philips' Sustainovation Process Reveals Insights on Closing Loops

11 years ago - In 2008 Philips Consumer Lifestyle started a program for sustainable innovation with a series of workshops to investigate possibilities around closing the loop of its products. People from different functions and departments brainstormed around business model possibilities, alternative materials and value chain management.

Green Products Account for Roughly Half of Philips' 2012 Revenue
Green Products Account for Roughly Half of Philips' 2012 Revenue

11 years ago - Approximately 45 percent of Philips 2012 sales came from green products, accounting for nearly $15 billion, according to the company’s latest annual report.

Book Review - Greener Products: The Making and Marketing of Sustainable Brands
Book Review - Greener Products: The Making and Marketing of Sustainable Brands

12 years ago - Creating a sustainable society will depend in large part on reducing the environmental impacts of making, distributing and using products and of disposing of them at the end of their useful life. Every product company that hopes to have a role in our future is going to have figure out how to do this.