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Carbon Trust, World Bank Team Up to Combat Climate Change, One SME at a Time
Carbon Trust, World Bank Team Up to Combat Climate Change, One SME at a Time

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Earlier this year, the World Bank announced a fundamental shift in its role of alleviating global poverty, by refocusing its financing efforts towards tackling climate change through the lens of SMEs. Last month, the group launched a new Climate Business Innovation Network (CBIN) during COP22 in Marrakech to help commercialize and diffuse clean technologies through developing countries.

UK Universities Poised to Lead Europe in Cutting Food Waste in Half by 2030
UK Universities Poised to Lead Europe in Cutting Food Waste in Half by 2030

WASTE NOT - Ending food waste is a key concern across the Western world, with new initiatives such as WWF and Sodexo’s sustainable meals program and Sainsbury’s Waste Less, Save More campaign seeming to crop up almost daily.

Startup Bringing Environmental Concerns Home by Linking Them to Personal Health
Startup Bringing Environmental Concerns Home by Linking Them to Personal Health

CLEANTECH - A number of data platforms have emerged in recent months that aim to help give organizations an eagle-eye view of issues such as deforestation and climate resilience, but one startup is using the power of data to engage individuals who have yet to understand how global environmental problems may be affecting them personally.

Could Siemens’ Blockchain-Based Microgrid Project Foster an Energy-Sharing Economy?
Could Siemens’ Blockchain-Based Microgrid Project Foster an Energy-Sharing Economy?

CLEANTECH - Siemens and New York-based startup LO3 Energy have announced that they are partnering up to make the energy-sharing economy a reality through the development of microgrids that use blockchain technology to enable local energy trading.

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How to Use Crowdsourcing to Drive Corporate Sustainability Innovations
How to Use Crowdsourcing to Drive Corporate Sustainability Innovations

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Earlier this month at Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics ’16 conference, IdeaScale, Topcoder and SensisChallenges presented on the use of crowdsourcing to drive innovation and de-risk the execution of corporate sustainability initiatives.

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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Dow Helps Address Sustainability Challenges
Dow Helps Address Sustainability Challenges

PRESS RELEASE - New York-listed Dow Chemical Company is working closely with six non-profit organizations in Cebu to help address pressing local challenges. Through the company's Leadership in Action (LIA), 40 DOW employees have formed teams to work on six important projects in Cebu that seek to advance access to water, increase production of high-quality food crops, and support product commercialization, among other challenges. The Philippines is the second country in Asia selected by the company to develop solutions to address local critical needs. The program also enables new leadership development opportunities for Dow employees and a chance for them to learn more about realities of international business and identify new business opportunities.

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.

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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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