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WWF, AHLA, Rockefeller Foundation Launch Food Waste Reduction Toolkit
WWF, AHLA, Rockefeller Foundation Launch Food Waste Reduction Toolkit

WASTE NOT - The hotel industry continues to pursue a food waste-free future as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), The Rockefeller Foundation and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) release a toolkit with strategies to help hotel properties and brands meet measurable, time-bound goals to reduce food waste. The resources are based on the results of a set of projects demonstrating innovative strategies aimed at reducing food waste in the hotel industry.

74% Think Shifting to Clean Energy Will Boost Economy
74% Think Shifting to Clean Energy Will Boost Economy

CLEANTECH - Coal and oil are still the world’s main energy sources, but there’s massive public support for a cleaner energy future. According to a new survey, people across all ages, political standpoints, education and geographies are in favour of a shift to ‘green’ energy, and three out of four believe that it will boost their country’s economy. The backing for renewable energy is clear: In the largest survey of attitudes on the subject* ever conducted, 82 percent favour a change from black to green energy.

Levi Strauss Taps Outerknown, Startups to Drive Apparel Industry Sustainability
Levi Strauss Taps Outerknown, Startups to Drive Apparel Industry Sustainability

COLLABORATION - When it comes to tackling climate change, Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) believes collaboration is key. This very ethos is the driving force behind the company’s sustainability approach, and the reason behind the brand’s decision to embark on a second year of its flagship Levi Strauss & Co. Collaboratory fellowship program. Launched last year, the program sees emerging socially and environmentally responsible entrepreneurs in the apparel industry come together for three days to collaborate on sustainability solutions for their organizations.

Bard: A Burgeoning Brand in Sustainable Business
Bard: A Burgeoning Brand in Sustainable Business

LEADERSHIP - Dr. Eban Goodstein is a contradiction of sorts. Trained in “the dismal science” — economics — Goodstein is an inveterate optimist about the prospects for business to lead the way to a sustainable future, and sooner rather than later. He is turning that optimism into reality as director and founder of the Bard MBA in Sustainability program in New York City. That Goodstein is at the forefront of the sustainable MBA world is not surprising when one considers his career path.

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Let’s Honour the Late King by Committing to the Sufficiency Economy
Let’s Honour the Late King by Committing to the Sufficiency Economy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Thailand has bid the final farewell to its leader of seven decades, King Bhumibol Adulyadej. People throughout the Kingdom, and around the world, have celebrated and commemorated his life in a variety of ways. Ceremonies that have been practiced until perfect are helping convey the gravity of the moment while helping the nation begin to move forward. But when the ceremonies end, people will look for ways to keep the late King's memory alive, as well as to honour his life's work. A great way to do so might be to commit to continue the Sufficiency Economy work that was initiated by His Majesty Rama IX.

Member Spotlight: John Viera from Ford shares personal insights and how trucks are boosting literacy and health around the world
Member Spotlight: John Viera from Ford shares personal insights and how trucks are boosting literacy and health around the world

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - John Viera, Global Director, Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental Matters at Ford Motor Company, recently shared his experience as one of the first sustainability business professionals in the corporate world. Read on to learn how he applies his engineering background to his sustainability work, his unique “talents” that make him especially equipped to lead a sustainability organization, and why he’s passionate about delivering innovation to communities that need it most.

Goodwill® and Google.org Launch Digital Career Accelerator
Goodwill® and Google.org Launch Digital Career Accelerator

PRESS RELEASE - Google.org and Goodwill, the United States’ leading workforce development nonprofit, have announced the launch of the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator. Funded by a $10 million grant from Google.org and with the assistance of 1,000 Google volunteers, the new Goodwill initiative will enable more than one million people — including people with disabilities and disadvantages, youth, older workers, veterans and military families, and people who are transitioning back into society — to receive digital skills training over the next three years.

#MeToo & The Importance of Parents Having Tough Conversations
#MeToo & The Importance of Parents Having Tough Conversations

PRESS RELEASE - #MeToo is exposing the scale of sexual assault and harassment for women worldwide, prompting parents to bring up tough subjects with their children. The Health Alliance on Alcohol (HAA) has been working with Dr.

KIND Foundation Launches ‘Empatico’ Platform to Connect Students Globally, Foster Empathy
KIND Foundation Launches ‘Empatico’ Platform to Connect Students Globally, Foster Empathy

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - On its quest to create a kinder, healthier world — one snack at a time — the KIND Foundation, a nonprofit established by KIND Snacks, has launched a $20 million, multi-year initiative to inspire meaningful interactions between kids across the world and foster empathy. Empatico is a free online learning tool that enables students to practice communication and leadership skills needed in a divided country and interdependent world.

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DowDuPont, Novozymes Launch New Platforms to Drive Science-Based Solutions to SDGs
DowDuPont, Novozymes Launch New Platforms to Drive Science-Based Solutions to SDGs

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - DowDuPont Materials Science (Dow) and WE, a global development charity and youth empowerment movement, have rolled out the We Are Innovators campaign to challenge educators and students to harness chemistry and science to create solutions for pressing global issues.

How Companies Are Crossing the Chasm to Mainstream Sustainability
How Companies Are Crossing the Chasm to Mainstream Sustainability

MARKETING AND COMMS - Consumers increasingly want to buy from brands that are environmentally responsible - and many forward-thinking companies have responded by embracing sustainability. However, there remains a disconnect between sustainability pursuits and the extent to which companies share their journey with consumers.

Survey: Corporations Expected to Contribute to Social, Environmental Health of Communities
Survey: Corporations Expected to Contribute to Social, Environmental Health of Communities

WALKING THE TALK - I recently moderated an enlightening panel discussion — between Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Bay Area Council President and CEO Jim Wunderman, San Francisco Travel President & CEO Joe D’Alessandro, and Oakland Zoo President & CEO Dr. Joel Parrott — on why the new California Trail development, an $80 million expansion project at the Oakland Zoo, matters to the people who live, play, work and visit the Bay Area.

HEINEKEN, Vital Voices Aim to Brew a Better World by Empowering Women Entrepreneurs
HEINEKEN, Vital Voices Aim to Brew a Better World by Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

LEADERSHIP - Creating a sustainable, inclusive future requires helping a diverse range of individuals realize their fullest potential — particularly women. On Saturday, September 30, HEINEKEN USA will lead a workshop in Washington, D.C. at Vital Voices’ Global Freedom Exchange (GFE) Program, a two-week dynamic educational and mentoring opportunity for emerging women leaders.

Disney Commits $1.5 Million to Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Disney Commits $1.5 Million to Hispanic Scholarship Fund

PRESS RELEASE - The Walt Disney Company has announced a $1.5 million commitment to continue its scholarship program with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF). The Walt Disney Company-HSF Scholarship Fund, established in 2014 with a $1 million grant from Disney, is part of the Company’s longstanding efforts to support students from diverse backgrounds as they pursue their educational goals and dreams. In addition to support for students, Disney’s collaboration with HSF includes programs such as the Media and Entertainment Summit, to be held in November 2017, which brings together HSF scholars interested in the media and entertainment business and industry professionals.

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PepsiCo Recycling Increases Sustainability Funding To Colleges And Universities
PepsiCo Recycling Increases Sustainability Funding To Colleges And Universities

PRESS RELEASE - PepsiCo Recycling is expanding its second year of the Zero Impact Fund, which offers eligible* colleges and universities an opportunity to bring campus eco-innovations to life. Through the Zero Impact Fund, schools can submit ideas to accomplish their environmental goals, with winning applications receiving up to $10,000 each from PepsiCo Recycling. In its first year, the Zero Impact Fund received applications from more than 40 different campuses and awarded grants to eight schools.

WRAP: Consumers Curious About What Happens to Recycling Beyond the Bin
WRAP: Consumers Curious About What Happens to Recycling Beyond the Bin

MARKETING AND COMMS - New insights from WRAP’s annual recycling tracker have revealed that over half the UK population wants to know more about what happens to their recycling beyond the bin. The results of the organization’s survey have shaped the theme of this year’s Recycle Week; ‘Recycling — it’s worth it.’

HP Inc. Launches HP School Cloud to Improve Education Access in Developing World
HP Inc. Launches HP School Cloud to Improve Education Access in Developing World

WALKING THE TALK - As part of a $20 million learning investment, HP Inc. has announced the new HP School Cloud, featuring the HP Open Learning Platform, during Global Citizen Week. HP School Cloud will provide access to educational materials and apps to students, teachers and adult learners in rural and poor communities around the world.

Biomimicry = Return on Inspiration
Biomimicry = Return on Inspiration

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Reprinted with permission. This article was originally published in the 25th Anniversary issue of GreenMoney Journal.

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Universities Launch Collective Response to the Sustainable Development Goals
Universities Launch Collective Response to the Sustainable Development Goals

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - A significant source of cutting-edge research, innovation and ideas, universities are uniquely positioned to accelerate progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — a notion that is supported by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC).

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