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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Sustainability, Equity and Resilient Design
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Sustainability, Equity and Resilient Design

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Here, Purpose Built Communities president Carol Naughton discusses how sustainability and designing for resiliency can help to end intergenerational poverty, strengthen economically diverse communities and aid in neighborhood revitalization.

Interior Design Firm’s Product Exchange Minimizes Construction & Demolition Waste
Interior Design Firm’s Product Exchange Minimizes Construction & Demolition Waste

WASTE NOT - Schott Design’s product exchange program, SchottXchange, goes beyond its carpet reclamation and recycling efforts on its projects to facilitate the reuse of items within or between buildings, diverting materials from the landfill.

Young Innovators Compete on Ideas to Build Back Better in Latin America
Young Innovators Compete on Ideas to Build Back Better in Latin America

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - UNEP’s Innovation for Sustainable Lifestyles Competition sees college-level entrepreneurs developing solutions in the areas of transportation, building and food to help the region rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.

WEF: 395M New Jobs by 2030 If Businesses Prioritize Nature
WEF: 395M New Jobs by 2030 If Businesses Prioritize Nature

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As governments and businesses look to rebuilding the global economy post-pandemic, a new study from the World Economic Forum (WEF) has found that ‘nature-positive’ solutions can create 395 million jobs by 2030.

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Israeli Startup Looks to Nature for Concrete Solution for Marine Infrastructure
Israeli Startup Looks to Nature for Concrete Solution for Marine Infrastructure

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - ECOncrete has created a unique line of concrete solutions that enhance the biological and ecological value of urban, coastal and marine infrastructure; while increasing their strength and durability.

Phin’s Food and Shelter Drive Needs Your Help to Benefit Those Affected by COVID-19
Phin’s Food and Shelter Drive Needs Your Help to Benefit Those Affected by COVID-19

COLLABORATION - The social good relationship platform is donating its services in May and beyond in a bid to reach those affected by the crisis — and seeking corporate donors for the nationwide campaign.

The ‘Secret’ Ingredient in the World’s ‘Greenest’ Buildings? FSC-Certified Wood
The ‘Secret’ Ingredient in the World’s ‘Greenest’ Buildings? FSC-Certified Wood

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Across the country and around the world, thousands of buildings use FSC certification as a way to ensure that the wood materials used support responsible management of forests, keeping them intact and healthy for the people and animals who depend on them.

26 World-Changing Ideas: Improving Everything from Food to Health to Materials to Transport
26 World-Changing Ideas: Improving Everything from Food to Health to Materials to Transport

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - How nice to stop thinking about COVID for a minute and revel in the potential of some truly groundbreaking creations! Here are some of Fast Company’s most recent list of 26 World-Changing Ideas that we’re especially excited about …

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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