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TD, NCC Assign Economic Value to Ecological Services of Canada’s Forests
TD, NCC Assign Economic Value to Ecological Services of Canada’s Forests

NEW METRICS - Adding to the growing body of research highlighting the value of forests for mitigating climate change, the TD Bank Group (TD) and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) have released a new report that assigns an economic value to the ecological goods and services forests provide to Canadians.

Marking World Water Day: Ford Continues Its Water Leadership Goal with New Water Saving Technologies at Chicago Assembly Plant
Marking World Water Day: Ford Continues Its Water Leadership Goal with New Water Saving Technologies at Chicago Assembly Plant

PRESS RELEASE - The Chicago Assembly Plant – home of the Ford Taurus and the award-winning Ford Explorer –implemented efficiency efforts towards the end of 2016 that helped the plant reduce water usage by 13 million gallons last year – expected to be significantly higher in 2017 after a full year of use.   In marking this year’s World Water Day, Ford Motor Company continuously strives to go further in its commitment to water leadership. Ford recently announced its updated manufacturing water strategy, which calls for an additional 30 percent reduction in water use per vehicle from 2015 to 2020, along with a long-term aspirational goal of zero drinkable water use in manufacturing.  

Cocoa Giants Cargill, Nestlé, Mars Join Forces to Put an End to Deforestation
Cocoa Giants Cargill, Nestlé, Mars Join Forces to Put an End to Deforestation

SUPPLY CHAIN - Twelve of the world’s leading cocoa and chocolate companies have agreed to collectively work towards ending deforestation and forest degradation in the global cocoa supply chain, with an initial focus on Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. The agreement commits the participating companies to develop and present a joint public-private framework of action to address deforestation at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) meeting in Bonn, Germany in November 2017.

Companies Continue Progress in Erasing Deforestation, Human Rights Abuses from Supply Chains
Companies Continue Progress in Erasing Deforestation, Human Rights Abuses from Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - A wave of efforts to increase transparency and ethics in complex global supply chains in recent years has not only unearthed grave ongoing issues, but a groundswell of private sector commitments to address them. Two that have risen to the forefront of concern for multinationals are deforestation and human rights abuses.

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VF Corp Joins Over 65 Apparel Giants Acting to Minimize Impacts on Endangered Forests
VF Corp Joins Over 65 Apparel Giants Acting to Minimize Impacts on Endangered Forests

SUPPLY CHAIN - Today, VF Corporation, the US' largest fashion conglomerate - parent company of lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories brands including Timberland, The North Face, Lee and Wrangler – released its first-ever Forest Derived Materials Policy, which sets formal guidelines for the company’s purchasing preferences and use of sustain

New Campaign from Outerknown Aims to Remind Us #ITSNOTOK to Pollute the Oceans
New Campaign from Outerknown Aims to Remind Us #ITSNOTOK to Pollute the Oceans

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - This week, sustainable menswear brand Outerknown launched #ITSNOTOK, an evergreen giveback program designed to bring awareness to environmental issues – particularly the declining health of our oceans, mostly due to pollution – all over the world. #ITSNOTOK is a call to action to consumers to become part of the solution, rather than the problem, by helping to clean up the oceans.

Bosch and WWF Team Up to Make Sustainable Seafood Consumption Mainstream
Bosch and WWF Team Up to Make Sustainable Seafood Consumption Mainstream

MARKETING AND COMMS - Growing demand for seafood and a global population growing at a rate of 75 million people every year has put ocean resources under significant strain. Approximately 90 percent of global fishing grounds are now over-fished or fully-exploited. Sustainable consumption of seafood is therefore imperative, and one of the only ways to reverse the decline and collapse of fish stocks within our lifetime.

Why 98% of Companies Do Not Achieve Their Sustainability Goals
Why 98% of Companies Do Not Achieve Their Sustainability Goals

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Many CEOs want to make a difference. Convinced that companies should play a positive role in environmental stewardship and social development, they declare sustainability a top priority, launch a transformation program, hire a chief sustainability officer, and commit millions of dollars and hundreds of hours of management time to the effort. Then momentum fades. It’s a frustrating setback—and a common one. A new report released Bain & Company, finds that only 2 percent of corporate sustainability programs achieve or exceed their aims, compared to 12 percent of other corporate transformation programs.

APP: With Holistic Forest Management, We Can Halt the Sixth Great Extinction
APP: With Holistic Forest Management, We Can Halt the Sixth Great Extinction

COLLABORATION - Human activity is driving rampant loss of flora and fauna around the world, prompting fears that we are in the midst of a sixth great extinction event, with one-third of all species in the wild facing threat of extinction.

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Apple, HP, Samsung, Sony Join Effort to Keep Child Labor Out of Cobalt Supply Chains
Apple, HP, Samsung, Sony Join Effort to Keep Child Labor Out of Cobalt Supply Chains

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Apple, HP, Samsung SDI and Sony have joined the Responsible Cobalt Initiative, with a pledge to follow the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) guidelines for mining supply chains, which call for traceability and immediate correction of any abuses.

NooTrees: Fighting Deforestation 'One Loo at a Time'
NooTrees: Fighting Deforestation 'One Loo at a Time'

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - There are about 3 trillion trees left on earth, or roughly 400 trees per person. Seems like a lot, but what if we told you that since the advent of human civilisation, half of all trees have been cut down, or that 15 billion trees are lost each year?

Industry Leaders Join Forces to Launch Guidance on Deforestation and Land-Use Change
Industry Leaders Join Forces to Launch Guidance on Deforestation and Land-Use Change

PRESS RELEASE - What happens when you unite General Mills, LVMH, Mars, Rainforest Alliance and TSC and more with the experts at Quantis? You drive sustainable change.

Water Is an Increasingly Precious Resource — But Do Consumers Understand That?
Water Is an Increasingly Precious Resource — But Do Consumers Understand That?

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Has a water crisis touched you or your community this year? You probably know that 2016 was a big headline year for water, from California’s lingering drought to Flint’s public health disaster. Here in East Tennessee, where we rarely worry about the availability of fresh water, the idea of scarcity hit home this fall in an unprecedented way: We endured our most severe drought in nearly ten years, setting the stage for a massive wildfire that ripped through the tourist town of Gatlinburg and killed at least 14 people.

BioMar Unlocking the Quality Potential of Marine By-Products
BioMar Unlocking the Quality Potential of Marine By-Products

PRESS RELEASE - The QMAR project - Unlocking the nutritional and technical Quality potential of MARine by-products in sustainable salmonid feeds - is a business innovation project for the industrial sector, starting out in January 2017. It is being supported by the Research Council of Norway and has been granted funding up to a maximum limit of NOK 16 million spread over a four-year period.

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Wrangler, Toyota Celebrate Major Achievements in Water Savings
Wrangler, Toyota Celebrate Major Achievements in Water Savings

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Ambitions to reduce environmental impact by slashing water use are driving brands in industries of all kinds to rethink their manufacturing processes. This week, both Wrangler and Toyota announced they have risen to the challenge and have plenty to show for their efforts. Having recently reached a milestone of three billion liters of water saved since 2007, denim and casual apparel brand Wrangler announced on Wednesday that it plans to reduce water usage at its facilities by 20 percent by 2020.

CDP: Underestimation of Deforestation Risks Could Cost Business Over $900B
CDP: Underestimation of Deforestation Risks Could Cost Business Over $900B

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - In a new CDP study released last week, global companies — including Colgate Palmolive, L’Oréal, McDonald’s Corporation and Marks & Spencer — report that, on average, 24 percent of their revenues depend upon four deforestation-linked commodities: cat

Bank of America Charitable Foundation Provides $1 Million Grant to The Nature Conservancy to Advance Work on Addressing Water Risks
Bank of America Charitable Foundation Provides $1 Million Grant to The Nature Conservancy to Advance Work on Addressing Water Risks

PRESS RELEASE - CHARLOTTE – The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is the recipient of a $1 million grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, which will support two critical TNC initiatives. The first initiative focuses on using the comprehensive system-scale planning approach to help countries balance the generation of renewable energy and the conservation of rivers that provide food, livelihoods and many other values to people – particularly in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The second program aims to scale up cost-effective investments in nature-based resilience approaches that will help protect communities from climate risks and extreme weather events.  

Let’s Talk Business: Bridging the Gap Between the Financial World and the Natural
Let’s Talk Business: Bridging the Gap Between the Financial World and the Natural

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Since the signing of the Paris agreement, more and more initiatives are emerging and making waves in terms of carbon reduction. However, our planet is much more complicated than a carbon cycle, in fact, there are nine planetary boundaries to look out for from biodiversity to land system change and our current way of doing business is on the trajectory of trespassing many of them.

Ramblers Way Redoubles Focus on American-Made, Sustainable Clothing
Ramblers Way Redoubles Focus on American-Made, Sustainable Clothing

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Ramblers Way, an ethically sourced, American-made sustainable clothing company announced today an extensive rebrand across the company along with the new tagline ‘Clothing for a Good Life.’ The new brand look and feel embodies Ramblers Way’s commitment to protect the planet, support local economies and build its business based on lifelong values.

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PepsiCo and the Nature Conservancy Announce "Water for the Planet:" A Water Replenishing Strategy For Latin America
PepsiCo and the Nature Conservancy Announce "Water for the Planet:" A Water Replenishing Strategy For Latin America

PRESS RELEASE - PepsiCo Latin America and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Latin America announced "Water for the Planet," a new collaboration that will work to replenish five different watersheds for the urban areas of Mexico City, Monterrey, São Paulo, Guatemala City and Bogotain the next seven years.

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