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What If We Could Geo-Locate the Next Deadly Outbreak — Months Before It Happened?
What If We Could Geo-Locate the Next Deadly Outbreak — Months Before It Happened?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The AIME platform uses artificial intelligence to enable countries and their health practitioners to proactively deal with deadly outbreaks of disease.

Philip Morris International Is Now in the Life Insurance Business
Philip Morris International Is Now in the Life Insurance Business

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - PMI’s new insurance company, reviti, offers discounted premiums to people who quit smoking or switch to e-cigarettes, and incentives for continued improvements in lifestyle habits.

Humana Working to Address Social Determinants of Health
Humana Working to Address Social Determinants of Health

WALKING THE TALK - 2018 CSR Report details how the company is working to inspire health and wellbeing for the people and communities that it serves.

A Sustainable Tobacco Company? Philip Morris International Thinks It’s Possible
A Sustainable Tobacco Company? Philip Morris International Thinks It’s Possible

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - In its 2018 Sustainability Report, the tobacco giant explains how it is finding success creating a smoke-free future by transforming its business.

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Pond: Using Algae to Turn CO2 to Our Many Advantages
Pond: Using Algae to Turn CO2 to Our Many Advantages

CLEANTECH - Pond Technologies is a Canadian cleantech company using nature’s filters to combat climate change, while also providing a model to help existing industries join the shift towards a low-carbon economy via value-added, recycled-carbon products.

How VSP Global Drives Growth, Impact Through Purpose
How VSP Global Drives Growth, Impact Through Purpose

WALKING THE TALK - The optical health company’s goal to “provide access to affordable, high-quality eye care and eyewear to the world” guides business development, branding, product innovation and other integral operations.

EcoVadis Helping Pharma Giants to Improve Global Health Supply Chain
EcoVadis Helping Pharma Giants to Improve Global Health Supply Chain

COLLABORATION - The Responsible Health Initiative aims to fortify responsible business practices throughout healthcare value chain

Why Environmental Changes Are a Growing Public Health Crisis
Why Environmental Changes Are a Growing Public Health Crisis

BUSINESS CASE - Three years ago in Paris, Dignity Health was privileged to be among the delegations from around the world that came to consensus on how we needed to urgently curb our carbon emission rates or face irreparable harm. Now, as many of those same representatives meet at COP24 in Poland, disaster after disaster have claimed thousands of lives.

All New 3M Products to Include Sustainability Value
All New 3M Products to Include Sustainability Value

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - US-based multinational 3M launches approximately 1,000 new products each year; starting in 2019, 100 percent of them will have sustainability built in: Today, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24), 3M announced its first formal requirement that, beginning in 2019, all new products will include a Sustainability Value Commitment that demonstrates how they drive impact for the greater good.

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The Earth's Circular Economy: Not a Practical Solution to Our Waste Issues
The Earth's Circular Economy: Not a Practical Solution to Our Waste Issues

WASTE NOT - This is the second in a four-part series on geomimicry by renowned author and George Mason University professor Dr. Gregory C. Unruh. Read part one here.

Johnson & Johnson Launches Africa Innovation Challenge
Johnson & Johnson Launches Africa Innovation Challenge

PRESS RELEASE - Now in its second year, the 2018 Africa Innovation Challenge is open to innovators and entrepreneurs from Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria & Ghana among other African countries. The challenge focuses on identifying scalable and sustainable solutions to six major health and environmental problems for Africa’s population. Winning Africa-based innovators and startups are eligible for mentorship and US$50,000 in financial support and resources to help bring their ideas to market

Braskem plans initiatives to promote the Circular Economy
Braskem plans initiatives to promote the Circular Economy

PRESS RELEASE - Braskem, the Americas’ largest resin producer and the world’s leading biopolymer producer, has defined a series of global initiatives to boost the Circular Economy in the production chain of manufactured plastic goods. “We are firmly committed to the goal of helping to transform the linear economy into a Circular Economy, effectively demonstrating our commitment to sustainable development,” said Fernando Musa, Braskem’s CEO. “By establishing a series of global initiatives, engaging in voluntary commitments and expressing publicly its global positioning for the Circular Economy, Braskem is inviting clients, its partners in the value chain, its Team Members and society in general to intensify their joint quest for innovative and sustainable solutions using plastic.”

Mimicking Nature, But Not as Nature Intended: An Introduction to Geomimicry
Mimicking Nature, But Not as Nature Intended: An Introduction to Geomimicry

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - This is the first in a series of posts by Dr. Gregory Unruh about geomimicry and its implications for sustainability.

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Hurricane Michael Highlighted Growing Range of Corporate Responses to Natural Disasters
Hurricane Michael Highlighted Growing Range of Corporate Responses to Natural Disasters

WALKING THE TALK - Arriving on the heels of Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael proved again that companies are making significant commitments to relief and recovery efforts in the wake of natural disasters. Our round-up of Hurricane Florence corporate response efforts covered some innovative ways that companies are reacting to disasters. Unfortunately, we’re already revisiting the topic with a snapshot of how companies reacted to Michael, and why it’s increasingly critical for any company to have a disaster response strategy in place.

How AI, Machine Learning Are Solving Global Problems
How AI, Machine Learning Are Solving Global Problems

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Although developments in the field of artificial intelligence began around the 1950s, its capacities have significantly increased in the recent years. Owing to factors such as the development of faster computers, availability of open-source software and the access to vast amounts of computational data, AI has now branched into machine learning (ML), probabilistic predictions, chaos theory and evolutionary computation. Investing in artificial intelligence courses, therefore, prepares people to undertake not just one, but many AI applications.

HPE, WEF Enlisting Tech Sector to Solve World Hunger by 2030
HPE, WEF Enlisting Tech Sector to Solve World Hunger by 2030

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Today at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Sustainable Development Impact Summit, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and WEF committed to help solve world hunger by 2030 through the innovative application of technology. HPE and WEF are calling on public and private organizations to join them in an open collaboration to find solutions that will eliminate food insecurity; and sustainably, nutritiously and inclusively feed a growing population.

Novozymes: New enzyme helps poultry farmers produce more from less feed
Novozymes: New enzyme helps poultry farmers produce more from less feed

PRESS RELEASE - Novozymes, world leader in biological solutions, and DSM, world leader in animal nutrition, announce the launch of BalanciusTM, a new feed additive for broiler chickens. “Balancius is the first and only feed additive that works by improving gut health for chickens. It allows broilers to better take up nutrients from feed, thus helping them to grow better and farmers to use less feed. No other technology works like this,” says Susanne Palsten Buchardt, Vice President at Novozymes.

Beautycounter, HP, J&J Show Path to Chemical, Material Health Through Chemical Footprint Project
Beautycounter, HP, J&J Show Path to Chemical, Material Health Through Chemical Footprint Project

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Signatories of the Chemical Footprint Project — companies across a range of industries with $2.78 trillion in assets under management and over $700 billion in purchasing power — are asking their stakeholders: Where are you on your chemicals management journey? Are you participating in the CFP Survey? What are your CFP Survey answers? “Leadership in chemical and material health is participating in the CFP Survey,” highlighted Dr. Mark S. Rossi, Executive Director of Clean Production Action and co-founder of CFP.

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VTT's Plastic-Eating Microbes Could Help Solve Marine Plastic Problem
VTT's Plastic-Eating Microbes Could Help Solve Marine Plastic Problem

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - VTT — the Technical Research Centre of Finland — is helping to solve the global plastic waste problem with a project called PlastBug, a mobile container unit that removes plastic waste from ocean areas and converts it into material for other uses. "Our idea is to design a mobile container where microbes degrade plastic waste to valuable products like fuels or chemicals," says Kari Koivuranta, Principal Scientist at VTT.

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