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How WWF, Hilton Are Beating Hospitality Food Waste
How WWF, Hilton Are Beating Hospitality Food Waste

1 month ago - If you’re visiting a hotel this holiday season for either work or pleasure, take a moment to observe the way food is prepared and served at the buffet or your holiday party dinner. Is it presented in abundance? Are people taking more than they can eat? Is the hotel staff replenishing the buffet even as the party is winding down? How much food is going back to the kitchen? Can you tell if the hotel is donating edible food or composting its scraps?

Trending: Fashion Giants Take Further Steps to Create Climate-Friendly Industry
Trending: Fashion Giants Take Further Steps to Create Climate-Friendly Industry

1 month ago - The fashion industry has kicked December off with a bang, launching a number of game-changing initiatives and partnerships aimed at further improving its image by reducing its impacts.

WWF Calls on Corporates to Implement Credible Mining Certification
WWF Calls on Corporates to Implement Credible Mining Certification

1 month ago - WWF Germany recently published a report, Boom in Raw Materials: Between Profits and Losses, which offers one of the first concrete rebuttals from a major environmental group against the notion that industry actions alone are enough to move the global industrial mining sector towards greater responsibility.

Tesco, WWF Partner to Improve Sustainability of UK Food, Diets
Tesco, WWF Partner to Improve Sustainability of UK Food, Diets

1 month ago - UK grocery giant Tesco and WWF have announced a groundbreaking, four-year partnership aimed at reducing the environmental impact of the average UK shopping cart by 50 percent, improving the sustainability of food while ensuring it remains affordable for all.

New Global Map of Ancient, Endangered Forests Brings Conservation Science to Boardrooms
New Global Map of Ancient, Endangered Forests Brings Conservation Science to Boardrooms

2 months ago - Today marks the public launch of a new online tool that will enable global companies to identify the world’s ancient and endangered forests.

Global, Multisector Commitments Aim to Eliminate Plastic Pollution at the Source; Is It Enough?
Global, Multisector Commitments Aim to Eliminate Plastic Pollution at the Source; Is It Enough?

2 months ago - NOTE: This article was updated on October 30, 2018 at 11:45am ET. A Global Commitment to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at the source has been signed by 250 organisations including many of the world’s largest packaging producers, brands, retailers and recyclers, as well as governments and NGOs. For some signatories, the Global Commitment is just one facet of their plan to overhaul their approach to plastic. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF), in collaboration with UN Environment, and was officially unveiled at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali today.

Target, ADM Join Food Giants Rising to Ceres' AgWater Challenge
Target, ADM Join Food Giants Rising to Ceres' AgWater Challenge

3 months ago - Today, Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announce the addition of Target and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, to the AgWater Challenge. The two companies’ new water stewardship commitments were shared today at the Financial Times Water Summit in London.

Your Key to Positive Impact: The 4 Generations Principle
Your Key to Positive Impact: The 4 Generations Principle

4 months ago - Why are light switches in design hotels impossible to find? Why are our oceans drowning in plastic? How to find more satisfaction in your work? How to make your business a force of good? And how do we connect these seemingly unconnected questions? Let's see how a “4 generations principle” can contribute.

Trending: New Partnerships Grow Reforestation, Research, Offset Programs in South America
Trending: New Partnerships Grow Reforestation, Research, Offset Programs in South America

6 months ago - How much forest land — and what quality — is needed to ensure forests can continue to provide people, plants and animals worldwide with clean air and water, food and the goods and services they need to thrive?

Partnering for Good: Impacts from a Transformational 10-Year Partnership
Partnering for Good: Impacts from a Transformational 10-Year Partnership

8 months ago - “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” ~ Henry Ford Environmental and social issues are increasingly affecting the viability of business — and the communities and environments in which they operate. A proven way to address these issues is through partnerships in which businesses and non-profits collaborate for mutual benefit and create solutions to societal challenges. Faced with these sizable issues, it can be hard to know where to start — and to determine where the greatest value lies. Taking a page from lean innovation, start with a pilot project, to test and scale what works.

Beautiful Then, #TooLatergram Now: Photos Compare Former Glory to Current Reality
Beautiful Then, #TooLatergram Now: Photos Compare Former Glory to Current Reality

9 months ago - Is there any better platform than Instagram to turn the jealousy of wanderlust into environmental awareness? Followers scroll through the feeds of travel influencers, admiring the photos of scenic destinations and express their enjoyment with a “like” and their envy in the comments. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and ad agency TBWA\Paris saw this as an opportunity to highlight how many beautiful places are being lost to pollution, clear-cutting and other forms of environmental destruction.

World Water Day: Kimberly-Clark, PepsiCo, Target Dive Into New Projects, Targets
World Water Day: Kimberly-Clark, PepsiCo, Target Dive Into New Projects, Targets

9 months ago - From social media campaigns to water conservation projects and efficiency improvements across their supply chains, top brands announced all sorts of initiatives today in celebration of World Water Day — a new water management tool from Kimberly-Clark and Deltares, projects from PepsiCo and The Nature Conservancy, goals from Gap Inc. and Target, and campaign from Absolut Elyx and Water For People, just to name a few.

WWF Challenges Creatives to Make Sustainability Sexy, Mainstream
WWF Challenges Creatives to Make Sustainability Sexy, Mainstream

10 months ago - World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is challenging the marketing industry to use its influence to help deliver a more sustainable future with the launch of Project Extraordinary, a global video challenge that will see creative agencies produce short films to demonstrate how sustainability can be desirable and sexy.

Ceres, WWF Expand AgWater Challenge to Drive Water Stewardship in Ag Supply Chains
Ceres, WWF Expand AgWater Challenge to Drive Water Stewardship in Ag Supply Chains

10 months ago - Cape Town, South Africa could run out of water in a few months, literally turning off the spigot for some four million residents. If a solution to the crisis is not found, social unrest is feared. Beyond the human rights concerns, the region’s vegetable, citrus, grape and nut growers may face shortages as 40 percent of Western Cape Town’s water is currently allocated to agriculture.

‘Blue Planet II’ Demonstrates Mainstream Media’s Role in Driving Consumer Behavior Change
‘Blue Planet II’ Demonstrates Mainstream Media’s Role in Driving Consumer Behavior Change

1 year ago - Sustainability is increasingly becoming an integral part of business practice, but consumers continue to hold the key to achieving long-term change — a concept that has been widely observed by consulting firms and multinational corporations alike. New data from online search behavioral specialist Hitwise reaffirms this and demonstrates how mainstream television can be used to inspire consumers into action.

WWF, AHLA, Rockefeller Foundation Launch Food Waste Reduction Toolkit
WWF, AHLA, Rockefeller Foundation Launch Food Waste Reduction Toolkit

1 year ago - The hotel industry continues to pursue a food waste-free future as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), The Rockefeller Foundation and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) release a toolkit with strategies to help hotel properties and brands meet measurable, time-bound goals to reduce food waste. The resources are based on the results of a set of projects demonstrating innovative strategies aimed at reducing food waste in the hotel industry.

150 Companies, NGOs Call for Global Ban on Oxo-Degradable Plastic Packaging
150 Companies, NGOs Call for Global Ban on Oxo-Degradable Plastic Packaging

1 year ago - The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative has published a statement calling for a ban on oxo-degradable plastic packaging, as evidence emerges linking the material to the mounting microplastics problem.

Sustainability Targets + Science: The Smart Business Equation
Sustainability Targets + Science: The Smart Business Equation

1 year ago - A new sense of readiness and willingness from companies is transforming how businesses approach responsible growth. Corporate sustainability is no longer viewed as a trend, but as a necessity. That’s why leading companies across the U.S. and the globe are recognizing that capturing value requires improving energy management, engaging suppliers and driving innovation. One of the most effective ways to do this is by setting targets that are in line with what climate science says in necessary to keep warming below 2 degrees, known as “science-based targets.”

Trending: US, UK Grocery Giants Solidify Commitments to Eliminate Food Waste
Trending: US, UK Grocery Giants Solidify Commitments to Eliminate Food Waste

1 year ago - Food giants across the US and UK continue to forge forward on efforts to drive down food waste and end hunger, rolling out new initiatives that align with the UN Sustainable Development Goal to halve food waste by 2030. The announcements coincide with a new global resolution launched by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), which calls on the private sector to halve food and agricultural losses by 2030 and work with suppliers and consumers to do the same.

CVS, Levi Strauss, Nike Among Latest US Companies to Commit to Science-Based Emissions Targets
CVS, Levi Strauss, Nike Among Latest US Companies to Commit to Science-Based Emissions Targets

1 year ago - Ahead of Climate Week NYC 2017, which runs from September 18–24, a surge of global companies announced their commitment to the Science Based Targets Initiative, driving the number of businesses committed to setting science-based emissions reductions targets upwards of 300. This year, more than 90 new companies have joined, demonstrating the private sector's commitment to aligning its efforts to tackle climate change with the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius.

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