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What Have We Learnt About Building Post-Pandemic Cities for All?
What Have We Learnt About Building Post-Pandemic Cities for All?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Mobility is a fundamental aspect of cities; and a city only evolves when all of its inhabitants can fully participate in it. Inclusive urban mobility and accessible technologies are some of the best allies to forge cities for all and to improve the life of seniors and people with disabilities.

Chicago-Area Communities See Benefits of Biodiesel
Chicago-Area Communities See Benefits of Biodiesel

CLEANTECH - Biodiesel blends of 20%, also known as B20, are growing in popularity. Here are stories of three suburban Chicago communities that have committed to B20, and the many benefits they’ve received.

The Moment of Truth for Urban Mobility Decarbonization Is Upon Us
The Moment of Truth for Urban Mobility Decarbonization Is Upon Us

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Urban mobility has continued to evolve along with humans’ changing need for transport. Here are a few emerging technologies, public-private partnerships and city design initiatives fueling the transition to a sustainable future for urban mobility.

Electric Vehicles, Renewable Fuels Can Coexist in a Clean Energy Future
Electric Vehicles, Renewable Fuels Can Coexist in a Clean Energy Future

CLEANTECH - The future of alternative energy will not be based on a single solution. Options are much more likely to include “all of the above” answers, using both electricity and proven alternatives such as biodiesel.

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Ford wins 2021 Green Car and Truck of the Year awards with all-electric Mustang Mach-E and all-new F-150
Ford wins 2021 Green Car and Truck of the Year awards with all-electric Mustang Mach-E and all-new F-150

PRESS RELEASE - The all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E and the all-new F-150 have earned Green Car Journal’s 2021 Green Car of the Year and Green Truck of the Year awards.

Chicago Parks Contribute to Cleaner Air with Renewable Fuel
Chicago Parks Contribute to Cleaner Air with Renewable Fuel

CLEANTECH - How biodiesel use supports the Chicago Park District's mission to preserve its world-class park system for future generations.

Ford’s Model of Human Progress Defines, Measures Social Sustainability
Ford’s Model of Human Progress Defines, Measures Social Sustainability

NEW METRICS - A clear definition of corporate social sustainability — the ‘S’ in ESG — remains elusive. To address this challenge, Ford partnered with the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute to define social sustainability and identify metrics to track improvements.

Cook-Illinois’ Sustainable Fuel Evolution
Cook-Illinois’ Sustainable Fuel Evolution

CLEANTECH - As one school bus company leads the charge toward more sustainable transportation, it shares lessons learned for businesses that want to cut greenhouse gas emissions in their own operations.

Planned Obsolescence and Your Right to Repair
Planned Obsolescence and Your Right to Repair

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Have you ever wondered why some consumer goods don't last? From cell phones to household appliances and clothing to automobile tires, some products we use every day could last much longer. But they don't.

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Shelter from the Storm: Overcoming Challenges to Build a Resilient, Sustainable Society
Shelter from the Storm: Overcoming Challenges to Build a Resilient, Sustainable Society

WALKING THE TALK - In a recent conversation about the role of his company in ensuring a sustainable future in times of increasing uncertainty, MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings’ Shiro Fujii said, “We don’t see ourselves simply as an insurance provider, but as a risk solutions expert.”

GM Paving the Road to an 'All-Electric Future'
GM Paving the Road to an 'All-Electric Future'

CLEANTECH - GM is amping up its strategy to transition to an entirely electric portfolio; with a new, modular production platform and the largest collective EV charging network in the US.

While Climate Policy Catches Up, Here’s Some Groundbreaking Cleantech to Be Excited About
While Climate Policy Catches Up, Here’s Some Groundbreaking Cleantech to Be Excited About

CLEANTECH - The remaining barriers to a climate-resilient future are political, rather than technological. Much of the tech required to transition to a low-carbon economy already exists — here are just a few to look out for.

BASF Collaboration to Develop Closed-Loop Process for Recycling EV Batteries
BASF Collaboration to Develop Closed-Loop Process for Recycling EV Batteries

CLEANTECH - The ReLieVe project will develop and scale the process and structuring of an integrated industrial sector — from collection and recycling of end-of-life batteries, to the manufacturing of new electrode materials.

Automakers, California Reach Landmark Agreement on Clean Emission Standards
Automakers, California Reach Landmark Agreement on Clean Emission Standards

CLEANTECH - Ford, VW, Honda and BMW — which together represent about a third of the US market — are using their collective heft to fight for cleaner air in the US.

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Biodegradable Seat Covers: Lenzing on the Latest in Circular Auto Parts
Biodegradable Seat Covers: Lenzing on the Latest in Circular Auto Parts

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Through a partnership with Swiss automaker Rinspeed, textile giant Lenzing is expanding into auto upholstery — and changing what it feels like to sit on wood.

The Impact of Aluminum in a Circular Economy
The Impact of Aluminum in a Circular Economy

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Hydro's new products and processes will increase recycling of post-consumer scrap to 250,000 metric tons per year by 2020, reduce waste to landfill by 60%, and reduce water usage in water-stressed areas by 15%.

General Motors Makes Michigan-Based Wind Energy Purchase with DTE Energy
General Motors Makes Michigan-Based Wind Energy  Purchase with DTE Energy

PRESS RELEASE - GM renewable energy deals to date total 1.71 terawatt hours in North America, more than any other automaker in the region.

Visa Outlines Ways to Improve Daily Travel for Smarter, More Efficient Cities
Visa Outlines Ways to Improve Daily Travel for Smarter, More Efficient Cities

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Global transportation study assesses trends and challenges in public transportation and parking, in the face of population growth and urban migration patterns.

Trending: BASF, Coca-Cola, EC Break New Ground on Plastics Recycling
Trending: BASF, Coca-Cola, EC Break New Ground on Plastics Recycling

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Continuing this year’s wave of near-constant innovations aimed at responsible management of post-consumer plastics are new advancements from both the private and public sector. BASF making products with chemically recycled plastics BASF announced it has broken new ground in plastic waste recycling with its ChemCycling project. Chemical recycling provides an innovative way to reutilize currently unrecyclable plastic waste, such as mixed or uncleaned plastics. Depending on the region, such waste is usually sent to landfill or burned with energy recovery.

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

MARKETING AND COMMS - 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.

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