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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.

The Role of Brands in Supporting Consumers to Make More Sustainable Choices
The Role of Brands in Supporting Consumers to Make More Sustainable Choices

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Lowering the washing temperature of a laundry load or dish cycle can greatly reduce carbon emissions. But for people to turn down the temperature or select eco-cycles, they must trust that products will still clean with brilliant results — this is where brands can play a crucial role in decarbonization.

Ando Launching World's First 100% Fossil-Free Insurance Program
Ando Launching World's First 100% Fossil-Free Insurance Program

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Through partnerships with leading providers including Allstate, Nationwide and Travelers, Ando aims to expand the scope of financial independence from fossil fuels available to sustainability-conscious consumers.

P&G Unveils New Strategy to Help Address Global Water Crisis
P&G Unveils New Strategy to Help Address Global Water Crisis

WALKING THE TALK - The company’s expanded commitment includes a first-of-its-kind goal to restore more water than is consumed during use of P&G products in two high-water-stressed metropolitan areas.

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‘2030 Forecast’ Aims to Promote Climate Literacy, Empower Consumers to Shape Their Climate Future
‘2030 Forecast’ Aims to Promote Climate Literacy, Empower Consumers to Shape Their Climate Future

MARKETING AND COMMS - Weekly emissions data from Sweden’s energy, industry, road transportation and domestic aviation — used to track Sweden’s path towards 2030 emissions-reduction goals — are being displayed on digital billboards throughout Stockholm.

Norwegian Startup Lighting the Way for Sea Change in Renewable Energy Solutions
Norwegian Startup Lighting the Way for Sea Change in Renewable Energy Solutions

CLEANTECH - Sunlit Sea’s prefabricated, floating solar panels optimize longevity, power production and safety, whilst taking a fraction of the time and cost to install.

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.

LanzaTech, with Support of Danone, Discovers Breakthrough Method to Produce PET from Captured Carbon
LanzaTech, with Support of Danone, Discovers Breakthrough Method to Produce PET from Captured Carbon

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Proof of concept for direct production of monoethylene glycol (MEG), a key building block in sustainable PET manufacturing, has been completed at lab scale.

Rhum J.M Offers How-to for Fellow Distillers Seeking Sustainability
Rhum J.M Offers How-to for Fellow Distillers Seeking Sustainability

WALKING THE TALK - The EDDEN Project highlights the Martinique distillery’s circular and sustainable efforts to date and its roadmap for improvement, as well as advocating for similar commitments from distilleries around the world.

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Ice Cream Giants Innovate to Help Avoid Climate Meltdown
Ice Cream Giants Innovate to Help Avoid Climate Meltdown

WALKING THE TALK - Ben & Jerry’s and its parent company, Unilever, have both launched pilots aimed at drastically cutting their GHG emissions — if successful, both are hoping to drive industry-wide change for truly game-changing impacts.

Meet StoreDot: The Startup That Used Neuroscience to Revolutionize EV Batteries
Meet StoreDot: The Startup That Used Neuroscience to Revolutionize EV Batteries

CLEANTECH - Thanks to a unique, interdisciplinary approach to addressing ‘range anxiety’ due to limited battery life, the Israeli startup has reinvented the EV battery with a breakthrough that could finally leapfrog EVs into the mainstream.

Ørsted Trials Turning Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations Into Safe Havens For Corals
Ørsted Trials Turning Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations Into Safe Havens For Corals

CLEANTECH - The first-of-its-kind ReCoral by Ørsted project aims to implement a non-invasive approach for restoring the health of coral reef ecosystems by growing healthy coral colonies on the foundations of offshore wind turbines.

4 Ways to Unlock Carbon Finance in Agriculture to Drive Climate Action
4 Ways to Unlock Carbon Finance in Agriculture to Drive Climate Action

WALKING THE TALK - Too many corporate carbon offset schemes rely on measuring soil organic carbon — which is highly variable, hard to measure and easy to lose. Here is a four-step framework for companies looking to create tangible impacts on the ground (pun intended).

Trending: Luxury Carmakers Accelerate Sustainability Ambitions
Trending: Luxury Carmakers Accelerate Sustainability Ambitions

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Two of the UK’s most iconic names in luxury cars — Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover — are building on their efforts to ensure they’re soon known as much for being sustainable as they are sleek and stylish.

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The Humble Crab Shell Could Upend a Variety of Polluting Industries — Starting with Wastewater
The Humble Crab Shell Could Upend a Variety of Polluting Industries — Starting with Wastewater

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Washington-based startup Tidal Vision upcycles discarded crab shells to produce chitosan — a positively charged biopolymer with myriad applications in sustainable water treatment, textile production, agriculture and more.

BlackRock ‘Anticipates’ 75% of Portfolio Edging Toward Net Zero by 2030
BlackRock ‘Anticipates’ 75% of Portfolio Edging Toward Net Zero by 2030

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - While the announcement from the world’s largest asset manager could potentially have significant influence on lowering global emissions, BlackRock’s passive approach is a missed opportunity to actively drive the transition to a low-carbon, net-zero economy.

Shared Mobility, Accessibility, Electrification Among Keys to Sustainable Urban Future
Shared Mobility, Accessibility, Electrification Among Keys to Sustainable Urban Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The future of our cities is at stake, and it is our duty to find solutions that allow us to offer our users what they demand: more efficient and sustainable cities, at the service of people and not their cars.

Bridgestone, LanzaTech Partner to Explore Opportunities for Tire Circularity
Bridgestone, LanzaTech Partner to Explore Opportunities for Tire Circularity

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The exclusive partnership will leverage LanzaTech’s technology to create a pathway toward tire material circularity and the decarbonization of new tire production.

Jaguar Land Rover Charges Ahead with Circular Model for I-PACE Batteries
Jaguar Land Rover Charges Ahead with Circular Model for I-PACE Batteries

CLEANTECH - JLR has partnered to create a zero-emissions charging unit using second-life Jaguar I-PACE batteries. Reusing its EV batteries will create new, circular business models for JLR in energy storage and beyond.

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The Sustainable Brands Network, Ukraine & the Power of Community
The Sustainable Brands Network, Ukraine & the Power of Community

WALKING THE TALK - SB amplifies the actions of its global community and governments in support of Ukraine and reflects on the conflict’s potential impacts on long-term sustainability efforts.

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