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New Biomimicry Center, Graduate Degree Programs Put ASU at Forefront of Emerging Discipline
New Biomimicry Center, Graduate Degree Programs Put ASU at Forefront of Emerging Discipline

LEADERSHIP - A new cooperative venture at Arizona State University aims to make ASU a key academic hub for the emerging discipline of biomimicry. Since Janine Benyus first observed and named the field in her 1997 book, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, designers, engineers, businesses and other innovators have increasingly turned to nature in search of inspired ideas.

CVS Health Hits Record Sales After Knocking Out Tobacco
CVS Health Hits Record Sales After Knocking Out Tobacco

LEADERSHIP - CVS Health achieved record sales in 2014 — increasing net revenues by 9.9 percent to $139.4 billion — even after a major rebrand and the removal of lucrative tobacco products from its stores’ shelves.

On the Ground: Cornell Center Demonstrates Benefits of Applied Research
On the Ground: Cornell Center Demonstrates Benefits of Applied Research

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - To the uninitiated, persuading those living in malaria-prone parts of the world to buy low-cost insecticides seems simple: Explain the benefits and the products will, to use the old phrase, “sell themselves.”For many years, the traditional theory for selling to bottom-of-the-pyramid (BOP) consumers, 4 billion of whom earn less than $1,500 annually, has espoused, “low price, low margin, high volume.”

2015 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Offering $100K to Nature-Inspired Solutions to Global Food Challenges
2015 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Offering $100K to Nature-Inspired Solutions to Global Food Challenges

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - On Tuesday, the Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation announced that the latest Biomimicry Global Design Challenge — an annual competition that invites people around the world to address critical sustainability issues using nature as a guide — is now accepting entries for commercially viable, nature-inspired solutions to this year’s theme: food system challenges. The grand prize, to be awarded in 2016, is $100,000.

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White Paper: Growing Number of Companies Using Software Tools to Manage Sustainability Programs
White Paper: Growing Number of Companies Using Software Tools to Manage Sustainability Programs

CLEANTECH - Many companies already use manual systems to collect data on and manage their sustainability programs, but a growing number are using software tools that were professionally-developed for this purpose, according to a new white paper by CSRHub and French software company Tennaxia.

White Castle's Veggie Sliders Reflect a More Conscious Fast Food Industry in Transition
White Castle's Veggie Sliders Reflect a More Conscious Fast Food Industry in Transition

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - It is not easy being a fast food restaurant chain these days. New fast-casual restaurants such as Panera Bread and Chipotle offer diners more updated and healthful menu options in a setting much more appealing than the dreary and dingy plastic cafeteria environment typical of fast food chains. And as more consumers want to know where their food comes from and what those companies do with those profits, fast food restaurants as they stand are about as unsustainable as they come.

Mars, UC Davis Launch Innovation Institute for Food and Health
Mars, UC Davis Launch Innovation Institute for Food and Health

COLLABORATION - Mars, in partnership with UC Davis, launched the Innovation Institute for Food and Health, part of the university's World Food Center, at a day-long symposium on Wednesday. Laureates and other leading scientists discussed major challenges relating to improving global food security, sustainable agriculture and health for a growing world population.The Innovation Institute is being supported over the next 10 years with a pledge of $40 million from Mars and $20 million from UC Davis and aims to advance new discoveries in sustainable food, agriculture and health.

The Push for Bioplastics and the Myth of Biodegradability
The Push for Bioplastics and the Myth of Biodegradability

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - This is the first of a three-part series by TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky that examines the benefits, risks, misconceptions and long-term viability of bioplastics.

Philips Gives Madrid's Entire City Lighting Infrastructure an Energy-Efficient Overhaul
Philips Gives Madrid's Entire City Lighting Infrastructure an Energy-Efficient Overhaul

CLEANTECH - In what is being called the world’s largest street lighting upgrade to date, Royal Philips has provided the government of the City of Madrid with 225,000 new energy-efficient lights and connected LEDs, renewing its entire street lighting system to support its ambition of becoming a Smart City.Specifically, the upgrade involves:

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Africa United Campaign Uses Football Analogy to Help West Africans Tackle Ebola
Africa United Campaign Uses Football Analogy to Help West Africans Tackle Ebola

MARKETING AND COMMS - At the Official Draw for the 2015 OrangeTM Africa Cup of Nations today, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) joined football (soccer) stars, celebrities, international health organizations and corporations to announce the launch of Africa United, a global health communications campaign aimed at preventing the spread of Ebola in West Africa. The campaign, which is supported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation and driven creatively by actor Idris Elba, is designed to recognize the vital role of frontline healthcare workers, as well as to provide critical education and resources for the people of West Africa.

Philips, Bank of America Announce Plans to Improve Global Access to Clean Cooking Technologies
Philips, Bank of America Announce Plans to Improve Global Access to Clean Cooking Technologies

COLLABORATION - Philips and the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation have partnered to improve access to clean cooking solutions in Africa by introducing clean and efficient household cook stoves to rural communities across the continent. Bank of America, Deutsche Bank and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC) announced separate plans to raise $100 million to help provide clean cooking solutions to millions of people worldwide.The Philips-SNV partnership aims to improve the health and wellbeing and income of rural populations while having a direct positive impact on the environment. It will include research, community education and access to financing for adopting clean cooking technologies.

CVS Health Commits More Than $1 Million to Support Tobacco-Cessation Programs
CVS Health Commits More Than $1 Million to Support Tobacco-Cessation Programs

COLLABORATION - CVS Health has committed to invest more than $1 million in grants to support tobacco-cessation and -prevention programs nationwide. The grants will be distributed to healthcare and community partners working to promote tobacco-free communities, programs that help people kick the habit and help those who don’t smoke to never start.

CVS Health, Direct Relief Donate $1 Million in Flu Shot Vouchers to Uninsured Patients
CVS Health, Direct Relief Donate $1 Million in Flu Shot Vouchers to Uninsured Patients

COLLABORATION - CVS Health and Direct Relief have partnered to provide $1 million in flu shot vouchers to community health clinic patients in underserved communities lacking health insurance.Nearly 100 participating clinics will identify uninsured individuals from their existing patient populations and provide them with a flu shot voucher redeemable at any CVS/pharmacy® or MinuteClinic® location.Direct Relief's network of more than 1,200 community health centers and clinics nationwide enables CVS Health's generous contribution to reach people in need.

Boeing, Kenya Airways Partner with Non-Profits to Deliver Medical Supplies in Kenya
Boeing, Kenya Airways Partner with Non-Profits to Deliver Medical Supplies in Kenya

COLLABORATION - Boeing and Kenya Airways have partnered with First Baptist Church in Baytown, Texas, to transport medical equipment to Kajiado, Kenya, on a newly delivered 787 Dreamliner from the company's North Charleston, S.C., facility.The supplies, including examination tables and other equipment, will benefit Kenyan children served by the Africa Inland Church Childcare Center in Kajiado. The center provides care and treatment for children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

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Chevy's New Bi-Fuel Impala Can Be Powered by Everything from Sewage and Food Scraps to Beer
Chevy's New Bi-Fuel Impala Can Be Powered by Everything from Sewage and Food Scraps to Beer

WASTE NOT - As more and more organizations are finding ways to create fuel from waste — case in point: Italy is about to become the first country to require cars and trucks to run on biofuel made from agricultural waste — Chevrolet says its 2015 Bi-fuel Impala will be able to run on leftovers, table scraps and, oh, yeah, grains from brewing beer (welcome to the present, Back to the Future fans!).

Southwest Agrees to Purchase 3 Million Gallons of Biofuels Annually
Southwest Agrees to Purchase 3 Million Gallons of Biofuels Annually

CLEANTECH - Southwest Airlines has signed an agreement with Red Rock Biofuels (RRB) to purchase approximately three million gallons of low carbon renewable jet fuel per year.The biofuels are made using forest residues that will help reduce the risk of destructive wildfires in the Western United States. RRB’s first plant will convert approximately 140,000 dry tons of woody biomass feedstock into at least 12 million gallons per year of renewable jet, diesel and naphtha fuels.The blended product will be used in Southwest’s San Francisco Bay Area operations with first delivery expected in 2016.

BASF, Cargill, Novozymes Achieve Another Milestone in Development of Bio-Based Diaper Material
BASF, Cargill, Novozymes Achieve Another Milestone in Development of Bio-Based Diaper Material

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - BASF, Cargill and Novozymes have announced the achievement of another milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. The team has demonstrated the successful conversion of 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP) to glacial acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers — polymers that can absorb and retain extremely large amounts of a liquid relative to their own mass, commonly found in products ranging from diapers and other hygiene products. The team has selected the process for further scale-up.

The #CVSEffect in Action: 'Walk the Talk' Edition with Intel, Verizon, Ford and Google
The #CVSEffect in Action: 'Walk the Talk' Edition with Intel, Verizon, Ford and Google

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Seven months ago, this series kicked off with CVS’ surprise announcement that it would no longer carry tobacco products in its retail stores. Fast forward, the company announced Sept. 3 that it had met its goal a month ahead of schedule and had a new name to match its bold, new vision of a tobacco-free America — CVS Health.

From chemical detoxifiers to sustainable biorefineries: new materials derived from or inspired by biology
From chemical detoxifiers to sustainable biorefineries: new materials derived from or inspired by biology

PRESS RELEASE - Following biological clues to better materialsMIT Professor Brad Olsen creates bioinspired and biofunctional materials for widely diverse applications. 

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Tetra Pak's Sustainability Update Highlights Its Progress on 'Protecting What's Good'
Tetra Pak's Sustainability Update Highlights Its Progress on 'Protecting What's Good'

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Tetra Pak‘s just-released 2014 Sustainability Update highlights the processing and packaging giant's 2013 progress in a variety of areas.

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