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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.

TechForGood: The Israeli Incubator Helping Investors ‘Get’ Social-Tech Startups
TechForGood: The Israeli Incubator Helping Investors ‘Get’ Social-Tech Startups

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - It’s easy to see why Israel refers to itself as the “startup nation.” With a population of just 8.4 million people, the success of its small-to-scale business landscape is widely acknowledged as something of a miracle, home to more startups than any other country in the world. Today, Israel has more Nasdaq-listed companies than any country outside the US and China. It also has more venture capital per capita. In 2016, Israeli startups raised a record $4.8 billion in venture funding, and saw exits worth $9.2 billion. If you want help in starting a business – especially if it’s tech-based – heading to Israel is a safe bet right now.

Nestlé to help 10 million young people access economic opportunities
Nestlé to help 10 million young people access economic opportunities

PRESS RELEASE - Nestlé has today announced a new ambition for its global youth initiative: Nestlé needs YOUth. By 2030, Nestlé will help 10 million young people around the world have access to economic opportunities. The global initiative brings together all of the efforts to support young people around the world that Nestlé undertakes on its own and with others, including the Alliance for YOUth. In addition to employability, the initiative now also focuses on the next generation of farmers and entrepreneurs across Nestlé’s value chain. It also seeks to encourage innovation, including through a challenge on the [email protected]é open innovation platform.

Back to the Roots, Fall Out Boy Team Up to Accelerate 'Undo Food' Movement
Back to the Roots, Fall Out Boy Team Up to Accelerate 'Undo Food' Movement

COLLABORATION - Since 2009, Oakland, California startup Back to the Roots has been on a mission to "Undo Food" by reconnecting consumers (and kids) with what’s on their plates, and driving the food industry towards greater transparency and integrity.

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Trending: Twinkie Vodka, Package-Free Supermarket Driving Food Industry Closer to Zero Waste
Trending: Twinkie Vodka, Package-Free Supermarket Driving Food Industry Closer to Zero Waste

WASTE NOT - One-third of the world’s food — approximately 1.3 billion tons — is lost or wasted, a fact that is spurring startups to seek out new solutions to keep food out of landfills and stopping waste at the source. California-based distillery Misadventure & Co. is working to drive down food waste in a completely unexpected way — by transforming discarded Twinkies and other dump-destined baked goods into vodka.

Circular Homeware Startup to Disrupt Global Furniture Industry with Landfill-to-Lifestyle Model
Circular Homeware Startup to Disrupt Global Furniture Industry with Landfill-to-Lifestyle Model

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A pioneering new sustainable homeware and accessories brand has emerged on the market and is ready to radically transform the way furniture is made forever. Materials sourcing is where digital furniture startup Pentatonic sets itself apart from its industry counterparts, with its line of contemporary designer homeware fabricated entirely from post-consumer waste.

Postcode Lottery Green Challenge Reveals Five Finalists Vying for €500K
Postcode Lottery Green Challenge Reveals Five Finalists Vying for €500K

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, one of the largest sustainable enterprise competitions in the world, has announced the five startups still in the running for a cash prize of €500,000. Finalists include innovators from France, Rwanda, the Netherlands and Denmark.

Thread Partners with Kiva to Raise $10K, Rev Up First Mile Micro-Loan Program
Thread Partners with Kiva to Raise $10K, Rev Up First Mile Micro-Loan Program

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Certified B Corporation Thread is taking its commitment to end poverty by creating dignified jobs and responsible, high-quality fabrics to the next level with the announcement of a partnership with nonprofit Kiva. The startup, which transforms plastic bottles from the streets and canals of Haiti and Honduras into responsible fabrics, has used Kiva’s direct-to-social enterprise loan program to raise $10,000 for its zero-interest micro-loan program.

Trending: The Future of Sustainable Food Is the Stuff of Science Fiction
Trending: The Future of Sustainable Food Is the Stuff of Science Fiction

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Organic agriculture is likely one of the first things that come to mind when considering a sustainable food future, but emerging news would suggest that it is the laboratory — not the fields — where the sustainable food revolution is taking form.

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Older Adults' Participation Stands to Strengthen Cities’ Innovation Districts
Older Adults' Participation Stands to Strengthen Cities’ Innovation Districts

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - While millennials have largely been the focus of city leaders’ efforts to attract new talent and residential growth, a new Brookings study finds that innovation districts — areas which are highly walkable and transit-oriented, rich with amenities and employment opportunities — would also benefit from attracting and serving adults 50 years of age and up, who can fill gaps in the innovation ecosystem, including age diversity, professional expertise and

Trending: Stinky Waste Products Become Solutions for Pressing Environmental Problems
Trending: Stinky Waste Products Become Solutions for Pressing Environmental Problems

WASTE NOT - What do sulfur and urine have in common? Scientists and designers have uncovered new ways to transform the two smelly substances into smart solutions to tackle pressing environmental problems.

Trending: Circular Solutions for Agricultural, Seafood Waste Unlock New Economic Opportunities
Trending: Circular Solutions for Agricultural, Seafood Waste Unlock New Economic Opportunities

WASTE NOT - Circular solutions for food waste are popping up almost daily, but agricultural and seafood waste are commonly overlooked, despite the value that can be derived from these biomaterials. Recognizing the opportunities these waste streams present for both economic and environmental ends, organizations across the globe have unveiled new products and procedures that could help set new industry precedents.

Trending: Emerging Tech Poised to Slash Food Waste Across the Value Chain
Trending: Emerging Tech Poised to Slash Food Waste Across the Value Chain

WASTE NOT - Efforts to eliminate the global food waste problem continue to gain momentum, giving rise to two new technologies that aim to curb the issue at each step along the value chain.

Creating the Win-Win: How Startups, NGOs and Global Brands Are Planting Seeds for 'The Good Economy'
Creating the Win-Win: How Startups, NGOs and Global Brands Are Planting Seeds for 'The Good Economy'

THE NEXT ECONOMY - It was standing room only on Tuesday at Buenos Aires’ MALBA modern art museum, for the second of two ‘InFocus’ events this year by the Sustainable Brands Buenos Aires team. Last month’s event at MALBA presented “Good to the Core” as a collective construction that can be achieved when all of society’s stakeholders work together to achieve it.

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5 Climate Change Solutions Advance to Biomimicry Accelerator
5 Climate Change Solutions Advance to Biomimicry Accelerator

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Nature-inspired solutions designed to tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems continue to gain steam as five teams of entrepreneurs from around the world vie for the top prize at the 2017 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.

Amway Charity Foundation Showcases “Mompreneur” Program at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia
Amway Charity Foundation Showcases “Mompreneur” Program at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia

PRESS RELEASE - Russia’s Amway Charity Foundation recently presented the results of its highly popular “Mompreneur” program at the prestigious 2017 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). Over the past two decades, the Forum has transformed into a leading global platform used by business leaders to discuss key economic challenges faced by Russia, emerging markets, and the world. The theme of the 2017 forum was women’s entrepreneurship. Participants gave insights and solutions for a variety of issues, such as economic rights and opportunities for women, as well showcased best practices aimed to support women’s economic rights and opportunities.

IKEA Bootcamp Giving US Startups 'Head Start' Into Incubator Program
IKEA Bootcamp Giving US Startups 'Head Start' Into Incubator Program

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Late last month, IKEA and entrepreneurial cooperative Rainmaking announced the launch of a new startup accelerator, IKEA Bootcamp, which will run from September 18 until December 8, 2017. The program will see startups create solutions for three challenges outlined by IKEA: creating products that are affordable, accessible and have positive impact on both people and planet.

Arizona State University (ASU), City of Phoenix Launch Circular Innovation Incubator
Arizona State University (ASU), City of Phoenix Launch Circular Innovation Incubator

WASTE NOT - Arizona State University (ASU) continues to blaze new sustainability trails with the launch of a new innovation incubator program in partnership with the City of Phoenix, Arizona.

Nestlé Lends Expertise to Terra Startup Accelerator to Shape Future of Food, Agriculture Industries
Nestlé Lends Expertise to Terra Startup Accelerator to Shape Future of Food, Agriculture Industries

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Expanding its commitment to innovation in the food industry, Nestlé has teamed up with Rabobank and Rocketspace to support startups through the Terra Food + Agtech Accelerator Program. The food giant will collaborate with Terra to select and coach the most forward-thinking and disruptive startups in the food and agricultural industries.

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Trending: Circular Economy Takes Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
Trending: Circular Economy Takes Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Not all circular news is good news. As a new startup accelerator launches to drive forward sustainable solutions to everyday challenges, a prominent defender of the circular cause lands himself a spot in federal prison for copyright infringement. The UK’s first-ever sustainability accelerator fund — the cleverly named Sustainable Accelerator — has been met by enthusiastic reception, successfully raising over £700,000 through crowding.

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