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Wrangler, Toyota Celebrate Major Achievements in Water Savings
Wrangler, Toyota Celebrate Major Achievements in Water Savings

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Ambitions to reduce environmental impact by slashing water use are driving brands in industries of all kinds to rethink their manufacturing processes. This week, both Wrangler and Toyota announced they have risen to the challenge and have plenty to show for their efforts. Having recently reached a milestone of three billion liters of water saved since 2007, denim and casual apparel brand Wrangler announced on Wednesday that it plans to reduce water usage at its facilities by 20 percent by 2020.

GM Exceeds Landfill-Free Goal, Starts Testing Autonomous Vehicles
GM Exceeds Landfill-Free Goal, Starts Testing Autonomous Vehicles

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - General Motors (GM) achieved a record number of landfill-free facilitiesin 2016, exceeding its commitment four years early. The company now operates 152 global facilities that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all waste from daily operations, including 100 manufacturing sites and 52 non-manufacturing sites.

UK Universities Poised to Lead Europe in Cutting Food Waste in Half by 2030
UK Universities Poised to Lead Europe in Cutting Food Waste in Half by 2030

WASTE NOT - Ending food waste is a key concern across the Western world, with new initiatives such as WWF and Sodexo’s sustainable meals program and Sainsbury’s Waste Less, Save More campaign seeming to crop up almost daily.

Business Leaders Propel Sustainable Urban Agrihood in Detroit
Business Leaders Propel Sustainable Urban Agrihood in Detroit

PRESS RELEASE - Watch the Video Here. SAN FRANCISCO, November 30, 2016 - Sustainable Brands® joins forces with the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) and BASF to debut a mixed-use urban agriculture development project today. A new Community Resource Center in Detroit’s lower North End is the result of business leaders in the Sustainable Brands community collaborating to redefine growth and development models in urban communities.

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Goodwill, Partners Urge People to Donate Using the Give Back Box this Cyber Monday
Goodwill, Partners Urge People to Donate Using the Give Back Box this Cyber Monday

PRESS RELEASE - Goodwill is partnering with leading retailers to make it easy for online shoppers to reuse, repurpose and recycle textiles and clothing this holiday season.

Kimberly-Clark’s HAKLE Brand Changes Lives in Angola and South Africa
Kimberly-Clark’s HAKLE Brand Changes Lives in Angola and South Africa

PRESS RELEASE - HAKLE, the leading tissue brand in Switzerland, has joined forces with the world’s leading children’s organization, UNICEF, to transform the lives of children and their families in Angola and South Africa. Part of the Kimberly-Clark’s global Toilets Change Lives (TCL) Program, the partnership will provide better water and sanitation at schools in South Africa and empower communities to build toilets in Angola. Securing the support of Switzerland’s largest retailer and supermarket chain Migros as an exclusive partner, the HAKLE brand will donate a portion of its proceeds from every product sold until the end of the year to help people in Angola and South Africa.

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

PRESS RELEASE - 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.

General Motors, Herman Miller and Green Standards Partner for Landfill-Free Solution to Office Transformation
General Motors, Herman Miller and Green Standards Partner for Landfill-Free Solution to Office Transformation

PRESS RELEASE - Pilot program benefits about 100 Michigan-based community organizations, with a focus on Detroit. Detroit’s Cody High School among first to participate with furniture and three-room makeover.

Two Caesars Entertainment Properties and Clean the World Donate 1,500 Hygiene Kits to Homeless
Two Caesars Entertainment Properties and Clean the World Donate 1,500 Hygiene Kits to Homeless

PRESS RELEASE - Horseshoe Hammond and Harrah's Joliet, both part of the Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ: CZR) group of companies, today announced the assembly and delivery of 1,500 life-changing hygiene kits to local homeless families. According to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, more than 125,000 people are homeless in Chicago, including more than 18,000 students enrolled in Chicago's public schools. "Our relationship with Clean the World was initiated by an employee," said Dan Nita, Regional President, General Manager, Horseshoe Hammond and Caesars Foundation Trustee. "Housekeepers wanted to make a difference with the soaps and shampoo bottles they were throwing away on a daily basis. Their initiative has evolved into a program that helps millions of people around the world."

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Target Uses Big Dreams and Even Bigger Play Spaces to Inspire Wellness
Target Uses Big Dreams and Even Bigger Play Spaces to Inspire Wellness

PRESS RELEASE - Whether they’re swinging across a playground or tearing around a track—for kids, daily exercise is best when it comes with a dose of fun. But today, studies show that American kids are playing less than ever—only one in four children gets 60 minutes of physical activity each day. As more of their time is spent in front of screens, obesity rates have tripled and behavioral and cognitive disorders are on the rise. So how to encourage kids to get out and play every day?

Hubbub & Unilever Partner To Tackle “Frightful” Pumpkin Waste
Hubbub & Unilever Partner To Tackle “Frightful” Pumpkin Waste

PRESS RELEASE - New research released 26 Oct by environmental charity Hubbub and Unilever reveals the “shocking” number of edible pumpkins set to go to waste this Halloween. This is Hubbub and Unilever’s third in a series of seasonal campaigns to tackle the 7m tonnes of food and drink wasted in UK homes each year, as part of their Joint Ambition for a Zero Food Waste Britain. Halloween is now Britain’s third biggest commercial holiday, after Christmas and Easter, and the country’s second biggest party night after New Year’s Eve. The survey of 2,000 UK adults found that two in five British households carve pumpkins for Halloween and most of those go for at least two pumpkins.

Timberland Supports Next Generation of Sustainable Business at NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge
Timberland Supports Next Generation of Sustainable Business at NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge

PRESS RELEASE - For the past three years, Stratham, NH-based Timberland has partnered with the University of New Hampshire (UNH) to encourage and support the next generation of sustainable business through the university’s annual New Hampshire Social Venture Innovation Challenge (SVIC). Now in its fourth year, the global outdoor lifestyle brand is working with UNH to challenge students and community members to develop innovative business solutions as part of the company’s long-standing commitment to addressing social and environmental challenges in communities across the world.

Nestlé Providing Nutritionally Sound Products Specifically Designed for Children
Nestlé Providing Nutritionally Sound Products Specifically Designed for Children

PRESS RELEASE - By the end of 2015, nearly 100% of our children’s (0–12 years old) products met the NF criteria for children. Gerber achieved this milestone for 100% of its infant, toddler and preschooler products in 2014. In addition to this milestone, Gerber invested more than $100 million in technology and worked with more than 80 experts for more than 120,000 development hours to announce our breakthrough innovation in 2015 with GERBER 3RD FOODS® Lil’ Bits™ recipes, a new line of baby foods with soft pieces of fruits or vegetables that help babies master essential chewing skills while providing essential nutrition.

Why a Lens on Diversity is one of the Most Critical Skills for Tomorrow’s Impact Professionals
Why a Lens on Diversity is one of the Most Critical Skills for Tomorrow’s Impact Professionals

PRESS RELEASE - This post was orginially published October 13, 2016 on Net Impact's Blog in advance of the 2016 Net Impact Conferece. By Cecily Joseph, VP Corporate Responsibility and Chief Diversity Officer and Ruha Devanesan, Manager, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Symantec.

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Kohler Partners with LavaMae to Bring Mobile Showers to Homeless Community
Kohler Partners with LavaMae to Bring Mobile Showers to Homeless Community

PRESS RELEASE - KOHLER, Wis. – October 6, 2016 – Based on the most recent Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, there are more than 46,000 individuals experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County on any given night. Living on the street means not only finding a place to sleep and a source of food, but often going days or even weeks without the basic dignity of a hot shower or access to restrooms.

Success in Addressing Childhood Malnutrition Leads Amway to Set New Goals
Success in Addressing Childhood Malnutrition Leads Amway to Set New Goals

PRESS RELEASE - Amway announced today that the Nutrilite™ Power of 5 Campaign has exceed its 2016 goal of providing nutrition to more than 14,000 malnourished children by distributing more than 5 million servings of Nutrilite™ Little Bits™. By year’s end, the campaign will have served 30,000 children in 15 countries around the globe.

SAP SuccessFactors Initiative Pledges $1 for Every Tweet with #sconnect16 and #All4GIT to support Girls in Tech
SAP SuccessFactors Initiative Pledges $1 for Every Tweet with #sconnect16 and #All4GIT to support Girls in Tech

PRESS RELEASE - SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced an SAP SuccessFactors initiative to support Girls in Tech (GIT), a global nonprofit focused on educating, engaging and empowering girls and women who are passionate about entering into high-tech careers and startups. To generate awareness and support for GIT’s mission, SAP will donate one dollar for every Tweet that mentions both #sconnect16 and #All4GIT between October 3 and December 31. The initiative is part of SuccessConnect 2016, taking place October 24-25 in Sydney, Australia, November 10 in Tokyo, Japan, November 15 in Singapore and November 28-29 in Vienna, Austria.

Johnson & Johnson Advances Commitment to Improve Global Health and Well-Being
Johnson & Johnson Advances Commitment to Improve Global Health and Well-Being

PRESS RELEASE - Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) announced a new five-year commitment to help advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to help improve the health and well-being of men, women and children around the world. Johnson & Johnson is dedicating its expertise and innovations to ignite global partnerships and catalyze efforts through a variety of new implementation plans, targets and metrics. The announcement comes along with an expanded commitment by Johnson & Johnson to further strengthen the resilience of refugee and displaced children and their families in Syria and its neighboring countries where the need is greatest.

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Ford Offering E-Waste Recycling Program, Education to Shanghai Employees
Ford Offering E-Waste Recycling Program, Education to Shanghai Employees

PRESS RELEASE - Ford has announced that it will offer its employees in Shanghai with ongoing education about the importance of recycling e-waste and access to an e-waste recycling system. The program, financially supported by the Ford Fund, is part of Better World Initiative and done in partnership with Green Initiatives’ [WE] Project. The more than 1,000 employees of Ford headquarters will be able to place used electronics in numerous collection boxes located around the facility. Items can include mobile phones, appliances, storage devices such as external hard drives and USB drives, physical media including CDs and video games, entertainment equipment such as televisions and musical instruments, and electronics of all varieties.

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