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New Biomimicry Center, Graduate Degree Programs Put ASU at Forefront of Emerging Discipline
New Biomimicry Center, Graduate Degree Programs Put ASU at Forefront of Emerging Discipline

LEADERSHIP - A new cooperative venture at Arizona State University aims to make ASU a key academic hub for the emerging discipline of biomimicry. Since Janine Benyus first observed and named the field in her 1997 book, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, designers, engineers, businesses and other innovators have increasingly turned to nature in search of inspired ideas.

Georgia Tech Commits to Ambitious Sustainable Community Engagement Initiative
Georgia Tech Commits to Ambitious Sustainable Community Engagement Initiative

COLLABORATION - Within a few years, every undergrad at the Georgia Institute of Technology could understand what it means to create sustainable communities.That’s the goal of a new institute-wide initiative called Serve•Learn•Sustain.

How Do Sustainability Research Centers Influence Business School Curriculum?
How Do Sustainability Research Centers Influence Business School Curriculum?

COLLABORATION - This is the fourth of six questions from a roundtable discussion with the directors of sustainability research centers at six top business schools.We have a big opportunity to influence curriculum within the entire university right now. And in the context of that we’ll have the same opportunity within the College of Business.In a nutshell, as part of reaffirming its accreditation every 10 years, Georgia Tech needs to put together a five-year Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) that touches undergraduate education across all colleges.

Strength in Numbers: Erb Institute Harnesses the Power of Consensus
Strength in Numbers: Erb Institute Harnesses the Power of Consensus

COLLABORATION - Tom Catania’s role at Whirlpool Corporation wasn’t specifically to shape the company’s sustainability efforts. But in more than 25 years with the appliance manufacturer, the last 14 as Vice President for Government Affairs, Catania’s job called on him to help identify public policy conflicts and bring together diverse interests to find consensus.His role at the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise is much the same. “My focus had always been on trying to identify public policy issues and turning them into business opportunities, and I think we were pretty successful at doing that,” Catania said.

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Study: Businesses Strengthening Sustainability Through Collaborations
Study: Businesses Strengthening Sustainability Through Collaborations

COLLABORATION - A growing number of companies are turning to collaborations — with suppliers, NGOs, industry alliances, governments and even competitors — to become more sustainable, according to new research by MIT Sloan Management Review, The Boston Consulting Group and the UN Global Compact.The study, Joining Forces: Collaboration and Leadership for Sustainability, found that, as sustainability issues become increasingly complex, global in nature and pivotal to success, companies are realizing that they can’t make the necessary impact acting alone.

Sprint Launches Encore Challenge to Find Smart Ways to Revamp Used Smartphones
Sprint Launches Encore Challenge to Find Smart Ways to Revamp Used Smartphones

WASTE NOT - Sprint today launched its Smartphone Encore Challenge — an attempt to inspire students to generate new ideas about how to revive old smartphones and their components. The competition — launched in partnership with Brightstar Corporations and HOBI International — calls upon students to come up with innovative ways to retrofit their old devices that could be scaled into a commercial business model. The Encore Challenge will be supported by Net Impact, the leading nonprofit that motivates younger generations to find sustainable ways to work within and beyond business.

Why Business Culture Should Be the Ultimate Aim of Sustainability Leaders
Why Business Culture Should Be the Ultimate Aim of Sustainability Leaders

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Business schools play a critical role in society.They support the continual evolution of our economies, the industries that shape them, the people that lead them, and the thinking behind it all.But it’s not just a role. It’s also a responsibility.In today’s hotter, scarcer, and more open world (to borrow from Andrew Winston’s The Big Pivot), that responsibility is greater than ever. More than at any other time in history, humanity is collectively aware of its impact on the planet. We know that our current actions, if left unchecked, will lead to unknown disruptions of life on earth.

MCAD Offering Free Online Biomimicry Design Course
MCAD Offering Free Online Biomimicry Design Course

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) has partnered with Canvas.net to offer a free, open online course called, Biomimicry: A Sustainable Design Methodology. The course is an introduction to biomimicry, a sustainability framework that studies nature’s best design ideas to help us solve our own design challenges.

P&G, Terracycle Challenging Canadians to Keep Home Care Waste Out of Landfills
P&G, Terracycle Challenging Canadians to Keep Home Care Waste Out of Landfills

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A new initiative from Procter & Gamble’s Febreze air freshener and TerraCycle is challenging Canadians across the nation to recycle everything from used air fresheners to Swiffer packaging for $5,000 in prize money, to be donated to the school or charity of the winner’s choice. It's all part of Terracycle’s new Air and Home Care Brigade, the company's latest collection program that aims to divert from landfills all packaging waste associated with home cleaning, enabling consumers to recycle previously non-recyclable material for the first time.

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Nanodegree Scholarship Program Expanded to an Additional 1,000 Students
Nanodegree Scholarship Program Expanded to an Additional 1,000 Students

PRESS RELEASE - Nanodegrees, a new category of online degrees launched by AT&T and Udacity this fall, provide affordable and accessible training for jobs in the tech industry. As a company that relies on a highly skilled tech workforce, we believe that new educational pathways such as nanodegrees will help more people gain industry-relevant skills to fuel the 21st century workforce. This is also why, together with Udacity, we created the nanodegree scholarship program. Through AT&T Aspire, we are committed to helping students — regardless of age, gender, income or zip code — make their biggest dreams a reality.

Groups That Fuel High School Success Receive $12.5 Million From AT&T, Serving 28,000 Students
Groups That Fuel High School Success Receive $12.5 Million From AT&T, Serving 28,000 Students

PRESS RELEASE - 30 Organizations Across US Receive Contributions to Help Students Graduate High School College and Career Ready. Thirty organizations that serve 28,000 high school students across the country will receive nearly $12.5 million from AT&T* to strengthen and expand their programs. These evidence-based program help students graduate from high school prepared for college and a career. Recipient organizations were announced today at an event in the DC Promise Neighborhood, one of the awardees. “These programs are the best of the best in the country,” said Charlene Lake, Chief Sustainability Officer, AT&T. “They have demonstrated a proven ability to prepare students for future success, and we’re delighted to help them scale.”

AT&T Pledges to Support 100Kin10, National Network to Grow STEM Initiatives
AT&T Pledges to Support 100Kin10, National Network to Grow STEM Initiatives

PRESS RELEASE - By: Nicole Anderson We are stepping up to the challenge to help increase the number of students and workers with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills in our country. Our company is one of the largest employers in the country – in 2013 alone we hired about 25,000 employees. Almost ¾ of our recent student hires – including interns – begin their career in a technology centric area. We believe that advancing STEM education is a critical investment to preparing our future workforce.

Study: Current and Future Business Leaders Agree on Most Sustainability Challenges
Study: Current and Future Business Leaders Agree on Most Sustainability Challenges

LEADERSHIP - Current and future leaders believe the most significant leadership challenge facing business today is the integration of sustainability into core business operations, according to a new study by BSR, GlobeScan and Net Impact.

Coastal Resiliency Project Crowned Winner of 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge
Coastal Resiliency Project Crowned Winner of 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) has announced that a comprehensive climate change adaptation and community development project, Living Breakwaters has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Fuller Challenge, what has been dubbed by the Institute as "socially responsible design’s highest award." The project was submitted by SCAPE / Landscape Architecture PLLC based in New York.

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MIT's Digital Supply Chain MOOC Set for Global Launch
MIT's Digital Supply Chain MOOC Set for Global Launch

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - On Sept. 30, supply chain education will take a major step into the digital age with the start of SCx, an online educational program developed by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) for thousands of professionals across the globe.The SCx curriculum is part of the MITx initiative, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s selection of massive open online courses (MOOCs). SCx is one of the first “XSeries” offerings that award certificates for successful completion of an entire sequence of courses.MIT says more than 9,000 individuals have already signed up for the first course of the three-course program — CTL.SC1x Supply Chain and Logistics Fundamentals.

UCSB, Presidio Graduate School Top Rankings for Sustainability and Social Impact
UCSB, Presidio Graduate School Top Rankings for Sustainability and Social Impact

MARKETING AND COMMS - University of California, Santa Barbara and Presidio Graduate School topped the environmental sustainability and social impact categories, respectfully, of a recent ranking of more than 100 U.S. graduate programs by 3,300 students nationwide.Presidio Graduate School and Pinchot came in second and third in the environmental sustainability category, while Yale and University of Michigan rounded out the top three in the social impact category.

H&M Pumps $9.3 M into WaterAid to Bring Safe Water, Toilets and Hygiene to Schools
H&M Pumps $9.3 M into WaterAid to Bring Safe Water, Toilets and Hygiene to Schools

COLLABORATION - H&M and WaterAid on Tuesday launched a new global partnership aimed at improving the health, education and future prospects of students by delivering safe water, sanitation and hygiene education programs in schools throughout the developing world.The initiative will not only transform the lives of students by delivering immediate and long-term improvements to health and education, but also influence national and international policies around the right to safe water and sanitation, H&M says.To make this happen H&M, through its philanthropic arm the H&M Conscious Foundation, will donate $9.3 million.

Brand Leaders Join SB Collaboratory to Address Employee Engagement
Brand Leaders Join SB Collaboratory to Address Employee Engagement

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Less than a year ago at Sustainable Brands ‘13, leading brand innovators from around the world came together in San Diego for the seventh year to address some of their biggest sustainability challenges. These innovators realize that no brand is an island and many challenges they face are shared by their peers, competitors, suppliers and customers. In order to support shared learning and collaboration beyond the conference itself, members of the SB advisory board designed a new structure — the SB Collaboratory — to provide a forum for these professionals to come together to share experiences, ask questions, learn from each other and brainstorm a path forward.

Recyclebank Announces Grant Recipients of 8th Annual Green Schools Program
Recyclebank Announces Grant Recipients of 8th Annual Green Schools Program

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Recyclebank® — the company that rewards its members with discounts and deals for making more conscious daily actions — today announced the schools selected for its 2014 Green Schools Program. Each year, the program grants money to schools to bring to life unique projects that will lead to greater sustainability in their classroom and community.

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Social Enterprise Uses Baskets to Build Schools, Empower Women in West Africa
Social Enterprise Uses Baskets to Build Schools, Empower Women in West Africa

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A social enterprise called Jjangde is tackling two of the largest problems in West Africa — lack of access to education and employment — by connecting handmade goods from rural communities in Senegal to global markets, and using the profits to fund schools in the communities where the goods were made.With a test run of baskets, Jjangde says it was able to fund a summer program that gave 300 students extra support for the upcoming school year. The company also fully funded one year of school for 110 students and developed an exchange program to strengthen the relationship between high schools in Senegal and the United States.

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