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Dispelling 5 Common Myths about Regeneration and Regenerative Business
Dispelling 5 Common Myths about Regeneration and Regenerative Business

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Regeneration is about leaving nature and society healthier, better off and more resilient than we found them. It’s the future of sustainability. And the business case for regenerative business and regenerative leadership in all aspects of life has never been stronger.

Recyclate – A New Lease on Life for Consumer Packaging?
Recyclate – A New Lease on Life for Consumer Packaging?

WASTE NOT - Consumers appreciate recycled packaging as long as it doesn’t affect the quality, functionality and price of the product. But how do brands remain competitive in view of added costs for high-quality recycling and the low price of virgin plastics?

Uniting to Drive Change: The Cleaning Industry Bands Together for a Sustainable Future
Uniting to Drive Change: The Cleaning Industry Bands Together for a Sustainable Future

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - We know, of course, that no matter how many bold ambitions a company has, it cannot change the world alone. But through collaborative effort, the impact companies can make is multiplied, often many times over.

Walking the Talk: How Companies Are Delivering on the Promise of Social Impact
Walking the Talk: How Companies Are Delivering on the Promise of Social Impact

COLLABORATION - The metrics used by consumers, employees and investors to measure a company’s success are changing quickly, so the most forward-looking businesses are focused on implementing solutions that benefit people, society and the planet more-broadly — while bolstering their bottom line, too.

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Meet the Team Reconnecting Communities to Oceans, While Cleaning Them Up
Meet the Team Reconnecting Communities to Oceans, While Cleaning Them Up

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The Ocean Legacy Foundation's new EPIC Program gives communities a four-step program for dealing with plastic pollution — education, policy interventions, improved infrastructure and ongoing clean-up efforts.

Better Resource Management Is the Key to Achieving All SDGs
Better Resource Management Is the Key to Achieving All SDGs

WASTE NOT - Whether the eradication of poverty, or the support of climate positivity, all of the SDGs are about creating a balance of resource flows. Responsible production and consumption are essential to this — and achievable through connection, community and a bit of creativity.

Give More, and Better, This Season: The 2019 SB Holiday Gift Guide
Give More, and Better, This Season: The 2019 SB Holiday Gift Guide

WASTE NOT - What better way to celebrate and participate in the season of giving than with gifts that truly keep on giving? Here are just a few of our favorite discoveries this year of products we'd be thrilled to give and receive.

Q&A: Why Sustainability Professionals Need Chemists
Q&A: Why Sustainability Professionals Need Chemists

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Chemistry may not be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of sustainability, but it has a big role to play, particularly in a circular economy. We caught up with Christoph Jäkel, BASF’s Head of Sustainability Strategy, to learn more about how BASF is working to improve our everyday lives.

25 Years On: Lessons Learned from Interface’s Ongoing Sustainability Journey
25 Years On: Lessons Learned from Interface’s Ongoing Sustainability Journey

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Why are lessons learned by a flooring company relevant? Many of the challenges we had to solve are the same that companies are struggling with as they pursue sustainability. Our accomplishments are significant because they show it is possible to transform a business and put sustainability at the core.

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The Biosphere Rules: Sustainability Is a Destination, Not a Journey
The Biosphere Rules: Sustainability Is a Destination, Not a Journey

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Envision a future where every material thing in our world is made out of a handful of materials, carefully selected to be safe, healthy and infinitely recyclable. Everything from coffee cup to countertop could be broken down and used as raw materials for a new shawl or lampshade.

Global Consumers Say ‘Save the Planet’; Some Economic Growth Can Wait
Global Consumers Say ‘Save the Planet’; Some Economic Growth Can Wait

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - 60% of consumers surveyed agree protecting the environment should be given priority, even if it slows economic growth. But as we’ve seen for years, while consumers widely agree on the need for sustainability, behavior is slow to change.

The Biosphere’s Guide to Foolproofing Sustainability, Part 6: Function Over Form
The Biosphere’s Guide to Foolproofing Sustainability, Part 6: Function Over Form

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Sustainability experts for decades have been exhorting managers to focus more on the function their products deliver and less on the product itself. Biosphere Rule #5, Function Over Form, is focused on fulfilling customers’ functional needs in ways that sustain the value cycle.

Next-Gen Impact Measurement Tools a Needed Boost for Companies to Achieve BHAGs
Next-Gen Impact Measurement Tools a Needed Boost for Companies to Achieve BHAGs

NEW METRICS - “Sustainability” is so last year. This week at New Metrics ’19, we explored the growing range of tools and tricks needed to keep up with demand for next-level goals such as plastic-neutrality, 100% circularity and properly quantified social and product impacts.

SB Oceans Showcases Solutions Aimed at Restoring Our Aquatic Abundance
SB Oceans Showcases Solutions Aimed at Restoring Our Aquatic Abundance

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - AI, a conscientious credit card, social plastic and underwater forests are just a few of the solutions showcased at SB Oceans that can help us restore their abundance.

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The Biosphere’s Guide to Foolproofing Sustainability, Part 5: Sustainable Product Platforms
The Biosphere’s Guide to Foolproofing Sustainability, Part 5: Sustainable Product Platforms

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Biosphere Rule #4 is about taking your value cycle, built with parsimonious materials and a power-autonomous energy system, and creating a production platform upon which you can build a whole suite of products — producing profit-amplifying economies of scale and scope.

Hidden: The Waste That Goes Into Making Stuff and How 2 Companies Are Tackling It
Hidden: The Waste That Goes Into Making Stuff and How 2 Companies Are Tackling It

WASTE NOT - The waste we produce in our daily lives is just one small portion of the total waste stream. Public Thread and Rewilder, two winners of the recently announced Upcyclers Network Annual Product Awards, are putting non-household waste streams to creative use.

The Biosphere’s Guide to Foolproofing Sustainability, Part 4: Power Autonomy
The Biosphere’s Guide to Foolproofing Sustainability, Part 4: Power Autonomy

CLEANTECH - Nature has discovered that if you want to sustain your value cycles for billions of years, they need to run on free flows of solar energy. Our products and processes need to do the same.

Trending: Building Regenerative Fashion Supply Chains, from the Ground Up
Trending: Building Regenerative Fashion Supply Chains, from the Ground Up

SUPPLY CHAIN - A new partnership for Timberland aims to create sustainable leather supply chain; while inclusive apparel brand Everybody & Everyone aims to create better fashion from raw materials to end use.

Foolproofing Sustainability, Part 3: Value Cycling
Foolproofing Sustainability, Part 3: Value Cycling

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The model we use to teach MBAs about production is the value chain. But there's a problem: It imagines a linear world in which materials can be constantly pushed through an assembly line with no consequence.

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Foolproofing Sustainability, Part 2: Materials Parsimony
Foolproofing Sustainability, Part 2: Materials Parsimony

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The amazing diversity of life is founded on dramatic materials parsimony; almost everything in nature is built out of just four elements. Whereas, what we humans have gotten since the Industrial Revolution is *materials proliferation.*

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