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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.

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?

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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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