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E-Waste No More: Fairphone and Framework Show a Better Way Forward for Personal Electronics
E-Waste No More: Fairphone and Framework Show a Better Way Forward for Personal Electronics

WASTE NOT - Recycling, circular industry partnerships and marketplaces for refurbished devices are growing in popularity, but they won’t be a match for the tech industry’s throwaway approach anytime soon. But some smaller, more intrepid brands are proving the validity and demand for longer-lasting, easy-to-repair electronics.

4 Ways the Commercial Real Estate Industry Can Help Address Water Scarcity
4 Ways the Commercial Real Estate Industry Can Help Address Water Scarcity

CLEANTECH - Commercial real estate is the second-largest consumer of publicly supplied water in the US. Imagine if we came together to tackle this problem head on! Here are four recommendations for how property managers and building owners can lead the way.

Carbon Trust Teams Up with Tech Giants to Tackle Climate Impact of Connected Devices
Carbon Trust Teams Up with Tech Giants to Tackle Climate Impact of Connected Devices

COLLABORATION - The group will develop the industry’s first specification for measuring, accounting for and decarbonizing the emissions associated with consumer use of connected devices.

The Hidden Cost of Cryptocurrency and NFTs
The Hidden Cost of Cryptocurrency and NFTs

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Companies with significant ESG commitments to shareholders will not be able to hold investments in cryptocurrencies or NFTs and still meet their sustainability goals; public companies with these technologies in their portfolios will be responsible for the emissions created by their investments.

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World’s First Robotic Beekeeper on Mission to Repopulate and Protect Global Honeybee Populations
World’s First Robotic Beekeeper on Mission to Repopulate and Protect Global Honeybee Populations

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Israeli startup Beewise is reinventing beekeeping through AI technology and automation, and significantly improving pollination and honey yields with its smart, networked hives.

Conquering the Last Frontier of the Climate Emergency: Your Screen
Conquering the Last Frontier of the Climate Emergency: Your Screen

CLEANTECH - As creators of our digital world, we have a powerful role to play. We must consciously reinvent web design to radically reduce the polluting impacts of our sites and apps. We must use our talents to rethink how we build websites, reduce wastage and save energy — or else, we’re complicit.

Smart, ‘Living’ Buildings Can Sense, Think and Act to Improve Sustainability
Smart, ‘Living’ Buildings Can Sense, Think and Act to Improve Sustainability

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Our buildings have long been unresponsive, mute structures for housing, work and play. But the ongoing Fourth Industrial Revolution’s technological advances — high-speed connectivity, AI, the ability to acquire and analyze vast data streams — have enabled buildings to actively participate in their operations and use resources more efficiently.

Digital Verification Solutions for Carbon Markets Could Fast-Track Climate Action
Digital Verification Solutions for Carbon Markets Could Fast-Track Climate Action

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A recent Innovate4Climate workshop focused on technology’s role in improving carbon accounting verification processes. SustainCERT and INFRAS explored how digitization will revolutionize emissions-reductions verification in both voluntary and compliance markets.

AT&T Releases Projections on Climate-Fueled Natural Disasters to Help US Build Resilience
AT&T Releases Projections on Climate-Fueled Natural Disasters to Help US Build Resilience

MARKETING AND COMMS - The telecommunications giant hopes the publicly available data can help guide the climate-adaptation efforts of the people and communities it serves.

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Forget EPR: Researchers Outline Blueprint for ‘Ultimate Producer Responsibility’ for E-waste
Forget EPR: Researchers Outline Blueprint for ‘Ultimate Producer Responsibility’ for E-waste

WASTE NOT - Existing EPR systems limit electronics producers’ responsibility to national jurisdictions, not to the countries to which we export our electronics waste, and neither lead to multiple product use cycles nor to safe e-waste management.

Construction Evolved: Optimizing the Built World for the Health of People and the Planet
Construction Evolved: Optimizing the Built World for the Health of People and the Planet

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - While integrating embodied-carbon tracking and reporting onto connected platforms is a complex feat, it ultimately will transform and revolutionize ESG efforts for the construction industry.

The Circularity Paradox: Overcoming the Problem of Scale in Achieving a Closed Loop
The Circularity Paradox: Overcoming the Problem of Scale in Achieving a Closed Loop

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In finding innovative ways to ensure new electronics are made from their recycled counterparts, one of the biggest barriers for manufacturers continues to be the supply chain.

Kraft Heinz Not Company Out to Upend Industry with AI-Driven, Plant-Based Food Innovation
Kraft Heinz Not Company Out to Upend Industry with AI-Driven, Plant-Based Food Innovation

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In partnering with TheNotCompany, Kraft Heinz aims to leverage its manufacturing and commercial capabilities, with the scale of some of its beloved global food brands, to reshape the food landscape and set a new standard for plant-based innovation.

There’s an Opportunity for Purpose Leadership in the Metaverse Gold Rush
There’s an Opportunity for Purpose Leadership in the Metaverse Gold Rush

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Companies getting into the gold rush of the metaverse can, like many before them in burgeoning industries, put profit first with little thought to the implications on society. Rarely have we been able to proactively factor in brand purpose and ESG planning into the early stages of an industry; and we have the unique opportunity to get it right this time around.

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Integration Technology Can Improve Resiliency, Sustainability in Supply Chain Management
Integration Technology Can Improve Resiliency, Sustainability in Supply Chain Management

SUPPLY CHAIN - The pandemic-induced supply chain hurdles represent a reboot opportunity for companies. Here, we examine how companies can leverage modern integration technology to both improve supply chain performance and address sustainable supply-chain management practices.

Circularity Is the Future — But Getting There Means Facing Some Fears
Circularity Is the Future — But Getting There Means Facing Some Fears

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Building a circular economy to deal with our e-waste challenges means embracing a new level of industry-wide transparency.

Conquering E-Waste Will Take More Than Certifications
Conquering E-Waste Will Take More Than Certifications

WASTE NOT - Companies that are truly invested in building proper circular processes shouldn’t just rely on recyclers’ certifications. There are steps companies can take to strengthen their processes, instead of assuming that recycling is being handled in the right way.

New Verizon Accelerator Propelling Climate-Justice Solutions ‘Forward for Good’
New Verizon Accelerator Propelling Climate-Justice Solutions ‘Forward for Good’

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Forward for Good Accelerator sends a clear signal of the company’s willingness to build meaningful collaborations with more nimble change makers, offering Fortune 20 assistance in a mutually beneficial way.

Fairphone Forges Ahead with Longer-Lasting, E-waste-Neutral Smartphone
Fairphone Forges Ahead with Longer-Lasting, E-waste-Neutral Smartphone

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Still striving to greatly improve the sustainability of the industry, Fairphone’s new model embodies the company’s commitment to better materials, better mining practices and a longer product lifecycle.

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Tau Index Provides Glimpse Into Nations Poised to Lead in Sustainability, Thanks to ICT
Tau Index Provides Glimpse Into Nations Poised to Lead in Sustainability, Thanks to ICT

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The Index ranks 144 countries based on their ICT infrastructures and ecosystems, including how well they are utilizing ICT to create more sustainable economies. For Tau Institute founder Roger Strukhoff, what sets the nations that will succeed apart is “a certain willingness to think beyond their front door.”

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