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Meet 5 More Disruptors That Could Transform Fashion as We Know It
Meet 5 More Disruptors That Could Transform Fashion as We Know It

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The H&M Foundation has unveiled the latest crop of innovators to earn its Global Change Award. The five startups share a €1 million prize pot and will participate in the Foundation’s Innovation Acceleration Program.

12 Amazing Documentaries on Sustainability, Regeneration That You Now Have Time to Watch
12 Amazing Documentaries on Sustainability, Regeneration That You Now Have Time to Watch

MARKETING AND COMMS - As many of us find ourselves with much more time at home due to the COVID-19 crisis, a lot of us are finding opportunities to do things we couldn’t quite get to in the course of our ‘regular lives’ before the widespread lockdowns.

World Water Day: Three Things to Remember Regarding Your Supply Chain
World Water Day: Three Things to Remember Regarding Your Supply Chain

SUPPLY CHAIN - This World Water Day, businesses worldwide are challenged with making a change — to not only monitor and aim to reduce water use; but on a greater scale, to impact their overall environmental footprint and reach larger goals toward sustainability and a circular economy.

New App Aims to Reconnect Youth with Wonders of the Natural World
New App Aims to Reconnect Youth with Wonders of the Natural World

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Mammalz is a mobile- and web-based, community-driven content platform giving youth around the globe a highly engaging and interactive way to connect with nature.

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What Being a B Corp Has Meant for Our Brand
What Being a B Corp Has Meant for Our Brand

WALKING THE TALK - Consumers are demanding more from the companies they buy from, and those who don’t adapt to these new standards will be rightfully left behind. B Corps need to set an example by making the triple bottom line more than a requirement for their certification.

Indigenous Innovations Provide Blueprint for Climate-Resilient Design
Indigenous Innovations Provide Blueprint for Climate-Resilient Design

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A new book, "Lo—TEK: Design by Radical Indigenism," highlights centuries-old technologies that provide a powerful toolkit for sustainable architecture and design in the modern age.

There's a Powerful New Use for Waste from This Incredibly Stinky Fruit
There's a Powerful New Use for Waste from This Incredibly Stinky Fruit

CLEANTECH - The inedible core of the world's stinkiest fruit — the durian — could one day be used to charge your phone, according to researchers at the University of Sydney.

Trending: Visions of a New Energy Future from Vattenfall, BP?
Trending: Visions of a New Energy Future from Vattenfall, BP?

CLEANTECH - Two strikingly different displays emerged this week, as the energy companies shared their visions of how we might achieve a global clean energy future.

WWF Reveals Biggest Losers in Unchecked Nature and Climate Crisis
WWF Reveals Biggest Losers in Unchecked Nature and Climate Crisis

THE NEXT ECONOMY - New report projects a US$10T hit to the global economy by 2050, as well as the countries set to be worst affected by continued biodiversity loss.

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Trending: C&A, G-Star, Genomatica Set New Course for Sustainable Textiles
Trending: C&A, G-Star, Genomatica Set New Course for Sustainable Textiles

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The two clothing giants and the leader in bioengineering have each achieved industry-first milestones with their latest innovations — which raise the bar for sustainable denim and biobased nylon.

Biomimicry Institute Seeks Nature-Inspired Innovations for $100K Ray of Hope Prize®
Biomimicry Institute Seeks Nature-Inspired Innovations for $100K Ray of Hope Prize®

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Ray of Hope Prize competition gives startups a chance to get their biomimetic innovations to market; entrepreneurs with nature-inspired design solutions for climate mitigation, carbon sequestration or the SDGs have until December 31 to apply.

SB Oceans Showcases Solutions Aimed at Restoring Our Aquatic Abundance
SB Oceans Showcases Solutions Aimed at Restoring Our Aquatic Abundance

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - AI, a conscientious credit card, social plastic and underwater forests are just a few of the solutions showcased at SB Oceans that can help us restore their abundance.

Practitioners Across Industries Embracing Their Role in Ensuring Health of Our Ocean
Practitioners Across Industries Embracing Their Role in Ensuring Health of Our Ocean

COLLABORATION - Looking ahead to Sustainable Brands Oceans (14-16 November 2019 in Porto, Portugal), we caught up with Katherine Bryar — Head of Global Branding and Communications at BioMar — to find out what’s in store.

Maersk Joins Forces with Industry Peers, Customers to Develop Next-Gen Shipping Fuel
Maersk Joins Forces with Industry Peers, Customers to Develop Next-Gen Shipping Fuel

CLEANTECH - A.P. Moller - Maersk has partnered with BMW, H&M, Levi Strauss and more to explore LEO — a blend of lignin and ethanol — that could be part of a solution for sustainable shipping.

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Harnessing Business Purpose to Safeguard Our Oceans
Harnessing Business Purpose to Safeguard Our Oceans

COLLABORATION - Our Ocean 2019 gathered leaders from government, business and civil society to discuss solutions and actions for a clean healthy and productive ocean. It set the stage for bold action to safeguard our oceans — and the sense of urgency is mounting.

Could Air-Based Foods Be the Alternative Diet Trend That Saves the Planet?
Could Air-Based Foods Be the Alternative Diet Trend That Saves the Planet?

CLEANTECH - “We are already seeing a shift from animal-based to plant-based protein. The next evolution — from land-based to air-based protein — will allow us to [feed] a growing population without needing to remove rainforests or natural habitats.”

Beyond Global Thinking: NASA’s Jim Adams on Ensuring Humanity’s Future
Beyond Global Thinking: NASA’s Jim Adams on Ensuring Humanity’s Future

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Ahead of his upcoming keynote at SB’19 Madrid and 50 years after the Moon landing, we spoke with Jim Adams — recently retired Deputy Chief Technologist at NASA — about the moonshot thinking humanity now needs.

Trending: Collaborations Fostering Next-Gen Solutions for Coffee Cups, Paper Packaging
Trending: Collaborations Fostering Next-Gen Solutions for Coffee Cups, Paper Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Environmental NGO Canopy rallies apparel brands around better paper packaging; and six graduates of the NextGen Circular Business Accelerator prepare to bring their their sustainable coffee cup solutions to market.

Climate Week NYC: 3M, HP Among Brands Using Their Might, Science to Protect Precious Resources
Climate Week NYC: 3M, HP Among Brands Using Their Might, Science to Protect Precious Resources

COLLABORATION - New partnerships for forest and clean-air restoration, along with over 50 new adoptees of science-based emissions-reduction targets lead us into a week full of business sustainability commitments for Climate Week 2019.

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Q&A: Shaw on Flooring That’s Good for More Than the Feet
Q&A: Shaw on Flooring That’s Good for More Than the Feet

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The floor beneath our feet can mean so little, or so much. We caught up with Susan Farris, VP of Sustainability Corporate Communications, to learn more about how Shaw’s focus on sustainability is evolving alongside the market.

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