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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.

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.

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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

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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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.

sonnen, Pearl Homes Launch First Affordable, Carbon-Free Housing Community
sonnen, Pearl Homes Launch First Affordable, Carbon-Free Housing Community

CLEANTECH - sonnen, a global market leader in smart residential energy storage, has partnered with Pearl Homes — the U.S. leader in LEED residential development — and Google Home to bring their vision of a 'Net-Zero-Plus and Climate-Positive' community, complete with solar + storage and home automation, to life in Manatee County, Florida.

Trending: Biomimetic Cement, Self-Healing Polymer Could Revolutionize Materials Game
Trending: Biomimetic Cement, Self-Healing Polymer Could Revolutionize Materials Game

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - New innovations in materials science by two of the US’ most respected engineering and research institutions could revolutionize the materials we use for a host of applications across industries. First, what if the inherent weaknesses of a material actually made houses and buildings stronger during wildfires and earthquakes?

Designing Your Ecofriendly Tradeshow Booth For The Greenbuild Expo
Designing Your Ecofriendly Tradeshow Booth For The Greenbuild Expo

PRESS RELEASE - The term “Green building” is the applied concept of planning, designing, constructing, and operating buildings with consideration for energy use, water use, indoor environmental quality, material selection and effects on the environment. This concept refers to both the building’s structure and the application of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle. As the demand for more sustainable building options increases, green construction has become increasingly profitable and desirable within the global construction market. The green building market is anticipated to be among the fastest growing industries worldwide.

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Global Practitioners Gather to Compare Notes on Redesigning the #GoodLife
Global Practitioners Gather to Compare Notes on Redesigning the #GoodLife

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Last year, the Sustainable Brands community gathered around the world throughout the year to share insights on how they – and their customers – were “redefining the good life.” This year, the conversation has progressed from the ‘what’ to the ‘how’ of designing the sustainable future in which we all want to live.

EcoVadis: Global Sustainability Performance, Business Ethics Picking Up
EcoVadis: Global Sustainability Performance, Business Ethics Picking Up

WALKING THE TALK - EcoVadis has published the second annual edition of its Global CSR Risk and Performance Index. The report provides an updated look at the corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance of more than 33,000 companies, across the calendar years 2015 through 2017.

Shaw Contract Joins Net Zero Carbon Building Commitment
Shaw Contract Joins Net Zero Carbon Building Commitment

PRESS RELEASE - Shaw Contract, a division of Shaw Industries and a leading flooring manufacturer serving commercial properties worldwide, has officially joined the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment as part of the momentous Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, celebrating 37 founding signatories.  

GCAS: 1/8 of Global Market Cap Now Committed to Science-Based Targets
GCAS: 1/8 of Global Market Cap Now Committed to Science-Based Targets

NEW METRICS - Companies representing roughly one-eighth of total global market capitalization are now using climate science to define their future direction. Nearly three years on from the Paris Agreement and with time running out before greenhouse gas emissions must peak, 2018 has seen an unprecedented rise in the number of companies committing to reduce their emissions in line with the levels required to prevent dangerous global warming.

Dow Develops Leaders While Addressing World Challenges
Dow Develops Leaders While Addressing World Challenges

PRESS RELEASE - The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) sent 43 of its global leaders to Mumbai, India this week to address pressing local challenges related to sustainable housing, environmental cleanup, diversity and inclusion, circular economy, and education and career readiness as part of its sixth-annual Leadership in Action (LIA) program.

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Interface: How +Positive Spaces Can Create a Healthier Planet
Interface: How +Positive Spaces Can Create a Healthier Planet

PRESS RELEASE - Can a built space not only have a positive impact on those who occupy it, but also on the environment outside the building? We believe the answer is yes.

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