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Kimberly-Clark Engages Local Entrepreneurs to Combat Global Sanitation Crisis
Kimberly-Clark Engages Local Entrepreneurs to Combat Global Sanitation Crisis

COLLABORATION - Increasing access to clean, safe and sustainable sanitation to 10 million people by 2022 is a top priority for personal care corporation Kimberly-Clark’s Sustainability 2022 goals, and on November 19, World Toilet Day, the company renewed its commitment to its Toilets Change Lives program, a multi-national commercial program that leverages the power of its well-known brands to educate and engage consumers and help solve the global sanitation crisis.

RB, Indiegogo Launch ‘Healthier Tomorrow Challenge’ for Health, Well-being Startups
RB, Indiegogo Launch ‘Healthier Tomorrow Challenge’ for Health, Well-being Startups

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - RB, the leading consumer health and hygiene company behind brands such as Lysol, Durex, Nurofen, Strepsils, Gaviscon, Mucinex, Scholl, and Clearasil, has launched a startup programme on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.

Startup Creates Biomimetic Solution to Prevent Volatile Liquids Storage Emissions
Startup Creates Biomimetic Solution to Prevent Volatile Liquids Storage Emissions

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions are a major issue for oil and gas, chemicals, food and pharmaceutical industries. During the storage of ethereal liquids such as fuels and solvents, vapors can create a toxic, flammable or even explosive ‘cloud.’ In the past, oil and gas companies have fit their storage tanks with internal floating roofs made of assembled plates. The systems are efficient, but have high set up costs and can require significant maintenance work. French startup Elbé Pétro has developed an alternative technology inspired by duckweed – small aquatic plants that free-float on still water ponds – to help address chemical evaporation in storage tanks.

Trending: Startups Set to Revolutionize Clean Energy with Off-Grid, Community Solar Models
Trending: Startups Set to Revolutionize Clean Energy with Off-Grid, Community Solar Models

CLEANTECH - Two startups are advancing their solar power solutions in big ways: Arcadia Power, an online renewable energy company, has launched the first nationwide community solar program in the United States; and solar lighting and power systems provider d.light has secured a total of $30 million in funding this year for off-grid solar.

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Startup Aims to Get People in the 'Habit' of Eating What Their Bodies Truly Crave
Startup Aims to Get People in the 'Habit' of Eating What Their Bodies Truly Crave

CLEANTECH - Habit, a new startup at the intersection of nutrition, technology and food delivery, will offer personalized nutrition solutions for the likely millions of Westerners who have yet to find a 'diet' that works for them.

Trending: Target, Green Alley Offering Pilot Opportunities, Cash Prizes to Disruptive Startups
Trending: Target, Green Alley Offering Pilot Opportunities, Cash Prizes to Disruptive Startups

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Six European startups have been selected as finalists for the third Green Alley Award, a prize that rewards business models and products that can improve resource conservation. Waste-reducing apps, a food packaging system, and a CO2-absorbing urban “tree” are among those in the running.

SAP SuccessFactors Initiative Pledges $1 for Every Tweet with #sconnect16 and #All4GIT to support Girls in Tech
SAP SuccessFactors Initiative Pledges $1 for Every Tweet with #sconnect16 and #All4GIT to support Girls in Tech

PRESS RELEASE - SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced an SAP SuccessFactors initiative to support Girls in Tech (GIT), a global nonprofit focused on educating, engaging and empowering girls and women who are passionate about entering into high-tech careers and startups. To generate awareness and support for GIT’s mission, SAP will donate one dollar for every Tweet that mentions both #sconnect16 and #All4GIT between October 3 and December 31. The initiative is part of SuccessConnect 2016, taking place October 24-25 in Sydney, Australia, November 10 in Tokyo, Japan, November 15 in Singapore and November 28-29 in Vienna, Austria.

Give Back Box, Goodwill Helping Growing List of Retailers, Consumers Eliminate Waste
Give Back Box, Goodwill Helping Growing List of Retailers, Consumers Eliminate Waste

WASTE NOT - Mission-driven startup Give Back Box® was founded in 2012 by Monika Wiela, who at the time was running an online shoe store. The idea was inspired by a homeless man she encountered in Chicago, who was holding up a sign saying he needed a pair of shoes. Wiela returned later that day with shoes for him, but he was gone. She spent that night thinking about what she could do with all the empty boxes in her warehouse and also help people like that man, and a new social enterprise was born.

Trending: Prize-Winning Startups Creating Soil, Infrastructure Tech of the Future
Trending: Prize-Winning Startups Creating Soil, Infrastructure Tech of the Future

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Climate change demands new ways of thinking and startups have been rising to the challenge. Among the latest, the winners of the Living Product Prize and the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge took home cash prizes to develop their soil filtration systems and energy-generating windows, and a Voom business award-winning entrepreneur has plans to build plastic roads in Scotland.

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Radisson Blu Joins Soap Recycling Program to Promote Shared Value
Radisson Blu Joins Soap Recycling Program to Promote Shared Value

PRESS RELEASE -   BRUSSELS (8 SEPTEMBER, 2016): Radisson Blu, the iconic hotel brand driven by innovation and design, is delighted to announce its new partnership with the Soap for Hope™ program, which recycles used hotel soaps to create fresh bars for distribution in local communities with limited access to hygiene and sanitation.  The Soap for Hope™ program works in partnership with Sealed Air, the leader in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection. Soap for Hope™ was pioneered by Sealed Air to save lives by giving free soap to communities with limited access to soap, to create local entrepreneurs and to help hotels reduce waste through recycling.  

Ford Doubling Team, Partnering with Startups to Offer Fully Autonomous Ride Sharing by 2021
Ford Doubling Team, Partnering with Startups to Offer Fully Autonomous Ride Sharing by 2021

CLEANTECH - Ford has announced a plan to have a ride-sharing service featuring high-volume, fully autonomous, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)-defined level 4-capable vehicles in commercial operation by 2021. To get there, the company is investing in or collaborating with four startups to enhance its autonomous vehicle development, doubling its Silicon Valley team and more than doubling its Palo Alto campus.

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Are Helping to Solve Climate Change
5 Ways Entrepreneurs Are Helping to Solve Climate Change

CLEANTECH - On April 22 – Earth Day 2016 – a record 175 nations agreed to keep this century’s global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius by signing the Paris Agreement, conceived at last year’s Paris Climate Conference (COP21). While unclear what country-level solutions will emerge, we know moving towards a low-carbon future is a critical component.

Tom Cridland: Entrepreneurship Must Be Taught in Schools in Wake of Brexit
Tom Cridland: Entrepreneurship Must Be Taught in Schools in Wake of Brexit

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The story of fashion startup Tom Cridland is an impressive one. Established with the help of a $9,000 UK government loan just two years ago, the ethical apparel business has quickly become a $1m turnover organisation with a star-studded roster of famous clients, including Daniel Craig, Leonardo DiCaprio and Miley Cyrus.

Four Game-Changing Tech Startups Win HPE's First Living Progress Challenge
Four Game-Changing Tech Startups Win HPE's First Living Progress Challenge

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) launched the Living Progress Challenge (LPC) last year to inspire entrepreneurs across the globe to create software applications and digital services that improve lives.

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Molekule: The World's First Air Purifier to Eliminate Pollutants on a Molecular Level
Molekule: The World's First Air Purifier to Eliminate Pollutants on a Molecular Level

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - San Francisco-based technology startup Molekule recently introduced the world’s first molecular air purifier, bringing a patented technology to the category that eliminates a full spectrum of indoor pollutants by breaking them down on a molecular level. According to the EPA, a backer of the new product, air indoors can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air and since on average, people spend 90 percent of their time indoors, that exposure is harmful to health and well-being.

Accenture Leading Effort to Bring Renewable Energy to Off-Grid Communities in Africa
Accenture Leading Effort to Bring Renewable Energy to Off-Grid Communities in Africa

COLLABORATION - Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) is a consortium featuring Accenture, the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) and The Rural Development Company, which have joined forces on a renewable energy initiative in Uganda and South Africa that leverages solar-powered microgrids to deliver clean, affordable electricity to local populations.

All Innovation Is Not Created Equal
All Innovation Is Not Created Equal

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - All around today’s business world, there’s a lot of talk about “innovation.” Supply chains, service delivery, formulation, marketing, and countless other areas of business are undergoing rapid change from a variety of angles. Innovation is the new go-to for both entering a market and maintaining a competitive lead. Where “differentiation” may have been the buzzword not too long ago, innovation requires us to actually be different, not just look different.

Timberland Welcomes African Entrepreneurs as a part of Mandela Washington Fellowship
Timberland Welcomes African Entrepreneurs as a part of Mandela Washington Fellowship

PRESS RELEASE - Last week, outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland hosted 25 of Africa’s most talented, emerging leaders at its Stratham, NH headquarters to share the company’s values-driven approach to business. Each of the entrepreneurs is a recipient of the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training and networking. Through this program, some of the brightest entrepreneurs from various countries across sub-Saharan Africa were invited to explore innovative ideas from various business leaders at Timberland.

Project JUST Platform Expanding to Meet Demand for Ethical Fashion - and It Needs Your Help
Project JUST Platform Expanding to Meet Demand for Ethical Fashion - and It Needs Your Help

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Project JUST, an online platform that reviews fashion brands (75 to date) for their supply chain ethics and sustainability to help consumers make more informed choices, is crowdfunding to help expand its offering.

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These 6 Startups Just Won £180,000 for Driving Innovation in the Sharing Economy
These 6 Startups Just Won £180,000 for Driving Innovation in the Sharing Economy

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Innovate UK’s IC tomorrow competition sought innovative ideas to grow trust in the sharing economy and support it in the fields of tourism, travel, home improvements, construction and data. Six winning startups were selected from over 200 entries – the most ever received in an IC tomorrow competition.

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