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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.

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.”

Can We Evolve from the Chip Shortage to Better Supply Chains and Consumption Habits?
Can We Evolve from the Chip Shortage to Better Supply Chains and Consumption Habits?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As the global chip shortage drags on and demand for electronics exceeds supply, we hope that the market for refurbished electronic devices and a circular economy will gain more traction.

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Logitech Unveils Strategy to Reach Net Zero by 2030, Eyes Climate Positivity
Logitech Unveils Strategy to Reach Net Zero by 2030, Eyes Climate Positivity

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The first consumer electronics company to provide detailed carbon-impact data on all of its products, Logitech says all of its products and operations will be carbon neutral by the end of 2021.

Reducing E-Waste, Increasing Equity in Brazil by Reimagining the Smartphone Industry
Reducing E-Waste, Increasing Equity in Brazil by Reimagining the Smartphone Industry

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Brazil ranks fifth amongst countries producing the most electronic waste. The path toward a sustainable and equitable smartphone marketplace is through the sale of used and refurbished devices.

AT&T, Connected Nation Provide 35K Hotspots and Free Internet to Help Vulnerable Students
AT&T, Connected Nation Provide 35K Hotspots and Free Internet to Help Vulnerable Students

WALKING THE TALK - AT&T committed $10M to respond to the need for increased at-home connectivity for students during the pandemic, and worked with Connected Nation to make it happen. The 124 awardees in the program represent 81 schools and 43 nonprofits spanning 26 states.

Microsoft, LinkedIn Expand Initiative to Enable More Inclusive, Skills-Based Tech Economy in US
Microsoft, LinkedIn Expand Initiative to Enable More Inclusive, Skills-Based Tech Economy in US

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The companies have launched a variety of new tools and services aimed at fostering a more inclusive tech workforce in the US, with a specific focus on women and underrepresented minorities.

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.

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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%.

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.

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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.

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.

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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?

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