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50 Leading Mobile Operators Now Disclosing Climate Impacts Through CDP
50 Leading Mobile Operators Now Disclosing Climate Impacts Through CDP

4 years ago - The commitments are part of a GSMA-led climate initiative to develop a decarbonization pathway for mobile sector.

Global Companies Played Key Role in Precedent-Setting Great Bear Conservation Agreement
Global Companies Played Key Role in Precedent-Setting Great Bear Conservation Agreement

8 years ago - It has taken the combined and herculean efforts of countless individuals, but this week, the vision of the landmark Great Bear Rainforest Agreements has finally been realized. Local communities have a vibrant future and 85 percent of the rainforest in the region is now protected or off-limits to logging.

Report: Mobile Tech Helping Save 180 Million Tons of CO2 Each Year
Report: Mobile Tech Helping Save 180 Million Tons of CO2 Each Year

8 years ago - The use of smartphones in the United States and Europe is helping to save more than 180 million tons of carbon emissions a year — an amount greater than the total annual emissions of the Netherlands — according to a new report released this week by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), authored by The Carbon Trust.

Sprint to Be First US Company to Send Customer Mailings on Wheat-Straw Paper
Sprint to Be First US Company to Send Customer Mailings on Wheat-Straw Paper

9 years ago - In its latest effort to optimize paper use and reduce environmental impact, Sprint will pilot a new kind of forest friendly paper for customer mailings, beginning in August. While the paper, made of wheat-straw byproduct, is not noticeably different to the naked eye than wood-derived paper, it offers a sustainable alternative and potential longer-term cost savings, as additional paper sources and suppliers are introduced into North America. Sprint’s pilot to use the wheat-straw paper for mailed customer correspondence is a first in the U.S.

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

9 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.

Sustainable Design, Consumer Behavior Change Key to Moving Away from Wood-Based Paper, Packaging
Sustainable Design, Consumer Behavior Change Key to Moving Away from Wood-Based Paper, Packaging

9 years ago - Jeff Mendelsohn, moderator and founder of New Leaf Paper, opened up Tuesday’s SB ‘15 San Diego panel about the use of non-wood fiber with two questions that — from a consumer’s perspective — are questions we all should embrace and act on, now:

10 Critical Corporate Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2015 and Beyond
10 Critical Corporate Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2015 and Beyond

9 years ago - If the global business community is to thrive in the long term — and carry us to that flourishing future we are trying to imagine and help build — it needs to continue to scale up the ambition and influence of its efforts. That’s much easier said than done, of course, though we are seeing a number of encouraging trends within the Sustainable Brands community that, while still nascent, are promising to deliver a lot of value for years to come. Here is a list of 10 such trends that are top of mind for our team at the moment:

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure Joins the Board of My Brother’s Keeper Alliance
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure Joins the Board of My Brother’s Keeper Alliance

9 years ago - May 04, 2015 02:30 PM Eastern Daylight TimeOVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure has joined the Board of Directors of My Brother’s Keeper (MBK Alliance), a new independent nonprofit organization aimed at eliminating opportunity and achievement gaps for African American and Hispanic boys and young men of color. President Barack Obama delivered remarks at the MBK Alliance launch event, which was attended by CEOs from Fortune 50 companies, entertainers, athletes, leading nonprofits, and current and former government officials.

Latest Crop of Sustainable Startups Named Semi-Finalists in 2015 SB Innovation Open
Latest Crop of Sustainable Startups Named Semi-Finalists in 2015 SB Innovation Open

9 years ago - It’s time once again for the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) — our annual competition for startups poised to make scalable, sustainable impacts. Each year, we receive submissions from hundreds of purpose-driven ventures innovating to shape the future of business, and we’ve selected 11 finalists for this year’s SBIO, presented by Target and co-sponsored by SicaSoft and Sprint — winners to be announced June 3 at SB ’15 San Diego.

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‘Smart’ Grocery Cart Wins Sprint’s First Upcycled Smartphone Contest
‘Smart’ Grocery Cart Wins Sprint’s First Upcycled Smartphone Contest

9 years ago - Sprint, in conjunction with Brightstar Corp. and HOBI International, announced today the winner of its inaugural Smartphone Encore Challenge, a contest for Net Impact college students to find profitable and innovative ways to repurpose old smartphones or their components.

Sprint's Environmentally Responsible Business Practices Earn it Top Honors from Frost & Sullivan for the Fourth Straight Year
Sprint's Environmentally Responsible Business Practices Earn it Top Honors from Frost & Sullivan for the Fourth Straight Year

9 years ago - The company's efforts to ensure long-term sustainability have helped set a new standard for corporate environmental responsibility

Sprint Launches Encore Challenge to Find Smart Ways to Revamp Used Smartphones
Sprint Launches Encore Challenge to Find Smart Ways to Revamp Used Smartphones

9 years ago - Sprint today launched its Smartphone Encore Challenge — an attempt to inspire students to generate new ideas about how to revive old smartphones and their components. The competition — launched in partnership with Brightstar Corporations and HOBI International — calls upon students to come up with innovative ways to retrofit their old devices that could be scaled into a commercial business model. The Encore Challenge will be supported by Net Impact, the leading nonprofit that motivates younger generations to find sustainable ways to work within and beyond business.

SB Vanguard: What Would You Do in Your First 90 Days as Amazon's New Sustainability Exec?
SB Vanguard: What Would You Do in Your First 90 Days as Amazon's New Sustainability Exec?

9 years ago - This is the first in a series of posts in which we will poll our global community of business leaders and practitioners — what we call the “SB Vanguard” — on a variety of issues pertinent to the evolving sustainable business landscape.When we first heard that Kara Hurst, former CEO of the Sustainability Consortium, had become Amazon’s first sustainability executive, we wondered — what would the Sustainable Brands community think about this?So we asked them: What would you do in your first 90 days in her position?Here are some of the responses ...

Major US Companies Band Together to Assert Market Demand for Renewables
Major US Companies Band Together to Assert Market Demand for Renewables

9 years ago - Looking to increase availability of cost-competitive renewable energy to run their businesses, this week 12 leading US companies signed the Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles, created by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the World Resources Institute (WRI), to better communicate their purchasing needs and expectations to the marketplace.

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CPG Brands Still 'Respected' While Airlines, Retailers Lag on New CoreBrand Rankings
CPG Brands Still 'Respected' While Airlines, Retailers Lag on New CoreBrand Rankings

9 years ago - CoreBrand, a brand strategy and communications firm and creator of the Corporate Branding Index® (CBI), which provides continuous benchmarking data, insights and corporate brand valuation for more than 1,000 companies across 50 industries, has released its second annual report on the most and least respected corporate brands.

Energetic Talk of Partnerships, Continued Momentum of Movement-Building on Final Day of #SB14sd
Energetic Talk of Partnerships, Continued Momentum of Movement-Building on Final Day of #SB14sd

10 years ago - The energy that carried us through an action-packed week at SB ’14 showed no signs of waning as we headed into the final afternoon of breakout sessions.

#SB14sd Sound Bytes, Vol. 3: Starbucks, Sprint and The Nature Conservancy on Engagement in Public Policy
#SB14sd Sound Bytes, Vol. 3: Starbucks, Sprint and The Nature Conservancy on Engagement in Public Policy

10 years ago - With such a flurry of activity going on this week at SB ’14 San Diego, we wanted to share some of it as it happens.Here, Starbucks’ Jim Hanna, Sprint’s Amy Hargroves and The Nature Conservancy’s Geof Rochester ponder ‘What If’ brands — and citizens alike — more proactively engaged in advancing policy around climate change.Jim HannaAmy Hargroves

Dell Making Good on 'Legacy of Good' Plan with Carbon-Negative Packaging, Closed-Loop Plastics
Dell Making Good on 'Legacy of Good' Plan with Carbon-Negative Packaging, Closed-Loop Plastics

10 years ago - On Tuesday, Dell announced new sustainability initiatives that CEO Michael Dell called “the next milestone” in Dell’s 2020 Legacy of Good plan.

Sprint Launches Carbon-Negative, Methane-Based iPhone Cases
Sprint Launches Carbon-Negative, Methane-Based iPhone Cases

10 years ago - Today Sprint announced it will be one of the first companies to use AirCarbon™, a new carbon-negative plastic made from methane gas, instead of petroleum. The material will be used in black and pink cell phone cases for the iPhone® 5 and iPhone® 5s that will be sold online exclusively on Sprint.com beginning later this month. Sprint says it is the first telecommunications company in the world to launch a carbon-negative product using AirCarbon.

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Innovation with Purpose: Sprint's Darren Beck on Channeling Personal Passion Into Work
Innovation with Purpose: Sprint's Darren Beck on Channeling Personal Passion Into Work

10 years ago - Darren Beck is Director of Environmental Initiatives at Sprint. Sprint is widely recognized as a sustainability leader in the mobile phone industry, spearheading energy-efficiency programs, removing legacy towers, and ensuring record amounts of electronic waste (particularly mobile phones) are reused, recycled or disposed of properly. We spoke with Darren about how his role at Sprint has evolved, his experience as an intrapreneur, and his thirst for work that is professionally and personally fulfilling.SB: Darren, we are big fans of your job title. Could you share the reasoning behind it? What range of responsibilities does it cover? How did it evolve?