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More and More of Us Are Driving a Circular Economy in Our Own Homes
More and More of Us Are Driving a Circular Economy in Our Own Homes

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Electronic waste is the world’s fastest-growing domestic waste stream. But 100,000 tonnes of e-waste could be avoided, if we fixed just 10% of perfectly repairable appliances. The appetite for repair is growing and I believe this approach is here to stay.

Google Has Erased Its Entire ‘Carbon Legacy,’ Sets Sights on 100% Carbon-Free Power
Google Has Erased Its Entire ‘Carbon Legacy,’ Sets Sights on 100% Carbon-Free Power

CLEANTECH - Google was the first major company to become carbon neutral, in 2007. Now, the tech giant says it is the first company in the world to eliminate its entire carbon footprint.

Planned Obsolescence and Your Right to Repair
Planned Obsolescence and Your Right to Repair

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Have you ever wondered why some consumer goods don't last? From cell phones to household appliances and clothing to automobile tires, some products we use every day could last much longer. But they don't.

Slowly But Surely, Fairphone Paving the Way to a More Ethical Electronics Industry
Slowly But Surely, Fairphone Paving the Way to a More Ethical Electronics Industry

SUPPLY CHAIN - Latest Fairphone Impact Report reveals benefits of social and environmental programs; while LCA of the Fairphone 3 shows that using a smartphone for over 5 years can reduce CO2 emissions by about 40%.

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HP Sets Ambitious Plastic Goals, Doubles Down on Diversity Commitments
HP Sets Ambitious Plastic Goals, Doubles Down on Diversity Commitments

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Along with the release of its 2019 Sustainable Impact Report, the tech giant has set bold goals around reduction of single-use plastics and increasing recycled materials; and committed to doubling its number of Black executives by 2025.

12 More Brands Using Their Powers for Good During the Pandemic
12 More Brands Using Their Powers for Good During the Pandemic

WALKING THE TALK - As the COVID crisis wears on, we wanted to applaud 10 more of our Sustainable Brands community members that have donated their time, money and products and/or pivoted their business models to get people in need what they need, fast.

Apple, Google Team Up on Contact-Tracing System for COVID-19
Apple, Google Team Up on Contact-Tracing System for COVID-19

COLLABORATION - If only we had a reliable system for tracking the spread of the coronavirus, and future outbreaks … The two tech giants are collaborating on just that — and they insist it won’t compromise public privacy.

Report: Digital Sector Can Lead Transformative Systems Change for Climate-Stable Future
Report: Digital Sector Can Lead Transformative Systems Change for Climate-Stable Future

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A new report by Future Earth asserts that digital transformations unfolding today could help enable the systems transformations necessary for mitigating the climate crisis. 

How Partnerships Can Extend Sustainable Solutions
How Partnerships Can Extend Sustainable Solutions

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Partnerships and closer collaboration between organisations are critical if we are to build new, more sustainable ecosystems. One key to the success of any collaboration is that the partners have complementary strengths to exploit.

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SB’19 Madrid Offers Tasting Menu of ‘Moonshot Thinking’ for the Future of Humankind
SB’19 Madrid Offers Tasting Menu of ‘Moonshot Thinking’ for the Future of Humankind

THE NEXT ECONOMY - At SB’19 Madrid last week, a diverse array of innovators in various fields demonstrated the notion that asking the right questions and being willing to use imagination to find solutions to the climate crisis and other pressing global issues can turn a Moonshot into reality.

Samsung, UNDP Partner to Push Progress on the SDGs
Samsung, UNDP Partner to Push Progress on the SDGs

MARKETING AND COMMS - New mobile app, special-edition accessories aim to raise awareness of, funding for the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

THESIS: TSC’s Newest Way to Track Retail Suppliers' Sustainability Performance
THESIS: TSC’s Newest Way to Track Retail Suppliers' Sustainability Performance

SUPPLY CHAIN - Heads up to retailers and suppliers: The Sustainability Consortium has moved its measurement and reporting system over to a new platform. What does this mean for retailers, and their suppliers? And will it offer more assurance to consumers?

Down in the Dumps: The Need for Rational IT Sustainability Policies
Down in the Dumps: The Need for Rational IT Sustainability Policies

WASTE NOT - 25% of orgs that say they have a sustainable IT policy dump or destroy their obsolescent hardware — the least sustainable ways of handling them. Here's a business case for better IT lifecycle management..

Best Buy Now Helping Consumers Reduce CO2, Save Billions on Utilities, Recycle More
Best Buy Now Helping Consumers Reduce CO2, Save Billions on Utilities, Recycle More

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The electronics retailer will now help its customers save billions while reducing their emissions, as it works to further decrease its own — and now offers expanded recycling and repair services.

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AI Helping to Ensure Clean Water, Improve Yields, Protect Forests
AI Helping to Ensure Clean Water, Improve Yields, Protect Forests

CLEANTECH - Computer scientists at Intel are protecting the earth and we humans on it through a dedicated unit called AI for Social Good. We caught up with Head Anna Bethke and several of Intel’s software innovators to learn more about their work.

How Can Sustainability Be a Win for B2B Companies? Ask Flex
How Can Sustainability Be a Win for B2B Companies? Ask Flex

CLEANTECH - Consumer-facing companies get a lot of the attention for their sustainability efforts through great ads and campaigns. But there is a huge role for B2B companies to benefit from sustainability solutions, as well. Flex is one of these.

New Alliance to Bring Circular IT Life Cycle Management Across Europe
New Alliance to Bring Circular IT Life Cycle Management Across Europe

THE NEXT ECONOMY - European leaders in financing professional equipment and IT life cycle management join forces to offer circular, product-as-a-service solutions.

Chipotle, FoodBytes! Unveil Newest Classes of Food, Ag Innovators
Chipotle, FoodBytes! Unveil Newest Classes of Food, Ag Innovators

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Two startup accelerators highlight the latest startup solutions poised to disrupt our food system for good.

Dell Continues to Close the Loop on E-waste
Dell Continues to Close the Loop on E-waste

WASTE NOT - “We’ve made a really good run at making electronics recycling convenient and easy, but there is an opportunity for the entire IT industry."

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CES Tech for a Better World: Insights on Innovation and Social Purpose
CES Tech for a Better World: Insights on Innovation and Social Purpose

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - With the 2019 Tech for a Better World honorees, CES makes the statement that technology should positively impact humanity and the natural world.

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