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What Being a B Corp Has Meant for Our Brand
What Being a B Corp Has Meant for Our Brand

WALKING THE TALK - Consumers are demanding more from the companies they buy from, and those who don’t adapt to these new standards will be rightfully left behind. B Corps need to set an example by making the triple bottom line more than a requirement for their certification.

Indigenous Innovations Provide Blueprint for Climate-Resilient Design
Indigenous Innovations Provide Blueprint for Climate-Resilient Design

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A new book, "Lo—TEK: Design by Radical Indigenism," highlights centuries-old technologies that provide a powerful toolkit for sustainable architecture and design in the modern age.

Igniting the Healthy Building Materials Movement: A Conversation with Perkins and Will
Igniting the Healthy Building Materials Movement: A Conversation with Perkins and Will

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Here, Mary Dickinson, co-director of Perkins and Will’s Material Performance Lab, sheds light on the firm’s efforts related to the environments in which we live, work and play; the market drivers for those initiatives; and the challenges and keys to success along the way.

Tools for Healthy Buildings — at All Price Points
Tools for Healthy Buildings — at All Price Points

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The Healthy Building Network’s HomeFree initiative helps leaders in affordable housing "do better" through scientific guidance and educational resources. The following insights from Billy Weber, HBN’s Collective Impact Director, were taken from a recent webinar, hosted by Shaw.

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Building, Heal Thyself: Welcome to the Era of Truly Smart Buildings
Building, Heal Thyself: Welcome to the Era of Truly Smart Buildings

CLEANTECH - Smart building features once seemed like nice-to-haves, but they’re rapidly becoming need-to-haves. Facilities that are at a competitive disadvantage are not going to catch up by making operators smarter. The operators are already smart, and they don’t have time to deal with dumb buildings.

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.

94 Mayors Recognize Global Climate Emergency, Support Global Green New Deal
94 Mayors Recognize Global Climate Emergency, Support Global Green New Deal

LEADERSHIP - At the C40 Summit in Copenhagen, mayors of 94 cities herald a Global Green New Deal to “drive an urgent, fundamental and irreversible transfer of global resources away from fossil fuels and into action that averts the climate emergency.”

Sustainability Expectations Rising in the Construction Industry: Toolkit Can Help
Sustainability Expectations Rising in the Construction Industry: Toolkit Can Help

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - With rising demands from multiple stakeholders to reduce construction’s environmental impact and accelerate its social benefits, a guide for the sector provides a handy checklist for construction companies to keep up with the times.

There Is No ‘Silver Bullet’ For Resource Management in the Climate Crisis
There Is No ‘Silver Bullet’ For Resource Management in the Climate Crisis

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - People have opinions about the ways we should address the climate crisis. There are many possible solutions, but however we decide to change, we have to do it now.

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A Designer Fix to Our Current State of 'Broken'
A Designer Fix to Our Current State of 'Broken'

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - From alternative materials to circular production methods, sustainable design continues on a viable path forward; it is an approach that I hope other manufacturers embrace as the ultimate design challenge.

Home Is Where the Heart — and Our Health — Is
Home Is Where the Heart — and Our Health — Is

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - In this four-part series, Shaw explores trends in where and how we live, and the movement toward more sustainable housing, offices and other buildings that embraces occupant wellbeing.

Why B Corp Certification Was Non-Negotiable for Our Brand
Why B Corp Certification Was Non-Negotiable for Our Brand

WALKING THE TALK - Our company’s story is still a young one, and it is ever changing as we continue to grow, but we knew early on that our startup would need to become a Certified B Corp along the way.

Lessons from a Decade of Scaling Energy-Efficiency Projects Across Global Portfolios
Lessons from a Decade of Scaling Energy-Efficiency Projects Across Global Portfolios

CLEANTECH - How can organizations maximize energy efficiency across entire portfolios in a way that is, well, efficient?

How Can We All Help Sustain HUMAN Ability?
How Can We All Help Sustain HUMAN Ability?

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - In this four-part series, Shaw will be exploring trends in where and how we live, and the movement toward more sustainable housing, offices and other buildings that embraces occupant wellbeing.

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Show Me the … Health Benefits?
Show Me the … Health Benefits?

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Utilities, retailers, appliance brands, even public officials beat the same drum to market to consumers: “Save energy! Save money!” It’s an easy refrain, but it’s not the smartest one.

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%.

Storytelling for Sustainability: How Opening Up Can Open a Whole New Frontier
Storytelling for Sustainability: How Opening Up Can Open a Whole New Frontier

MARKETING AND COMMS - Our community has made tremendous strides in building a better world, but if we leverage the combined power of people and data to build a better narrative, we can open up a whole new era of possibilities. We’ve got to put some soul in sustainability.

Scenario Analysis: Determine Your Business’ Resilience to Climate Change
Scenario Analysis: Determine Your Business’ Resilience to Climate Change

BUSINESS CASE - Prepare for the costly effects by creating different scenarios to predict the impacts of climate change on your current and future financial performance.

New Reports Highlight How AI, Circular Economy Can Save Us All
New Reports Highlight How AI, Circular Economy Can Save Us All

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Circle Economy, Ellen MacArthur Foundation release new findings in Davos

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Lack of US Climate Policy Putting Companies at Risk; Investors Demand Action
Lack of US Climate Policy Putting Companies at Risk; Investors Demand Action

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As a record number of global investors calls on governments to accelerate action on climate change, a new CDP analysis shows that some of the largest U.S.-based corporations view climate change as an increasing risk to their bottom line and reputation among consumers and investors.

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