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How Brands Can Bee of Help in Protecting Pollinators
How Brands Can Bee of Help in Protecting Pollinators

COLLABORATION - This week, National Pollinator Week, marks an important time to not only celebrate the role honey bees play in the sustainability of our food system, but also to spur action that can support the health of these pollinators. While everyone can play a part in maintaining bee health, collective action is the key to safeguarding the 35 percent of the world’s crops that rely on pollinators to some degree.

Trending: New Partnerships Grow Reforestation, Research, Offset Programs in South America
Trending: New Partnerships Grow Reforestation, Research, Offset Programs in South America

COLLABORATION - How much forest land — and what quality — is needed to ensure forests can continue to provide people, plants and animals worldwide with clean air and water, food and the goods and services they need to thrive?

PepsiCo Digs Deep in Agriculture and Water
PepsiCo Digs Deep in Agriculture and Water

PRESS RELEASE - Note: This blog post was originally published on LinkedIn by PepsiCo, Margaret Henry, @PepsiCo's Director of Sustainable Agriculture. Last Tuesday, I had the pleasure of participating on a panel, ‘Building Brand Value While Mitigating Your Water Risk,’ at the Sustainable Brands 18 Conference in Vancouver.

Inspiring Consumers – and Companies – to Make Healthier Choices
Inspiring Consumers – and Companies – to Make Healthier Choices

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Last week, over 2,000 representatives from our global community of sustainability practitioners, brand strategists, product and service innovators, thought leaders and other change-makers converged at SB’18 Vancouver to share their latest insights on a multitude of themes pertinent to all of those committed to improving business around the world. Here, we dig into brand and organizational efforts to get consumers to deliver their part of the equation, through responsible consumption. P&G: The road to responsible consumption By Marissa Rosen

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Dow’s Nature Projects Generated $120M, Engaged 380K Students in 2017
Dow’s Nature Projects Generated $120M, Engaged 380K Students in 2017

BUSINESS CASE - The Dow Chemical Company’s newly released 2017 Sustainability Report details its progress against its goals for 2025, including surpassing the year’s target for savings and revenue from projects that are “better for ecosystems.” Such projects generated $120 million in cost savings and new cash flow in 2017 against the goal to reach $1 billion by 2025.

Nestlé Waters to certify all its sites to Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard by 2025
Nestlé Waters to certify all its sites to Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard by 2025

PRESS RELEASE - Nestlé Waters has today announced that it will extend its commitment to water stewardship by certifying all of its sites to the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard by 2025.

New Report Reveals a Gap in the Clothing Reuse Loop
New Report Reveals a Gap in the Clothing Reuse Loop

WASTE NOT - Today, Savers® released its third annual State of Reuse Report, which reveals that while people consistently state they are donating or finding ways to extend the life of their items, there is still a long journey ahead to fully embrace reuse — as 60 percent of North Americans shop secondhand only once a year or less.

SAP Partner Itron Strives to Save Every Drop of Water
SAP Partner Itron Strives to Save Every Drop of Water

PRESS RELEASE - Water is the most precious resource on earth — just ask the 844 million people globally that do not have regular access to a safe water supply. Knowing this shortage, it’s almost inconceivable that 25 to 50 percent of the water that gets treated is wasted. And yet that’s the painful truth according to the International Water Association. And it’s not just water. We’re also incredibly inefficient in how we produce and use gas and electricity; too much is wasted. It’s a situation that SAP partner Itron, a Liberty Lake, Washington-based company, is looking to change.

How Driscoll's Is Creating Shared Value in Berry Supply Chains
How Driscoll's Is Creating Shared Value in Berry Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - The buyer-supplier relationship is changing in more ways than you might imagine. Consumers and retailers are increasingly demanding that suppliers demonstrate their sustainability: How are buyers and suppliers collectively adapting to changes in the market, as well as labor and environmental pressures? My conversation with Kelley Bell, VP of social and environmental impact at Driscoll’s, provided insight into how large food brands are approaching these challenges and what the conversation is like among leading businesses as they work to create shared value with and for their suppliers.

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Nestlé, Coca-Cola Among 60 Orgs Stepping Up to Address Pressures on UK Water
Nestlé, Coca-Cola Among 60 Orgs Stepping Up to Address Pressures on UK Water

COLLABORATION - Over 60 organizations including businesses such as Nestlé, Coca-Cola and M&S have signed a Catchment Management Declaration agreeing to step up action to address the increasing pressures to UK water through improved catchment management.

Trending: AT&T, Nestlé, Cargill Tap IoT, Partnerships To Save Water in Ag Supply Chains
Trending: AT&T, Nestlé, Cargill Tap IoT, Partnerships To Save Water in Ag Supply Chains

COLLABORATION - Farmers are faced with constant pricing pressures, water limitations and labor shortages, leading many to seek solutions to help them be more innovative and efficient in growing their crops. Technology and food companies alike are turning to the Internet of Things (IoT) to help.

New Tech Platform Makes Sustainability ‘Common Objective’ for Fashion Companies
New Tech Platform Makes Sustainability ‘Common Objective’ for Fashion Companies

SUPPLY CHAIN - A new digital platform aims to make sustainable business decisions easier for the fashion industry. By matching actors along the supply chain and providing data-driven, solutions-focused information, Common Objective (CO) hopes to improve the day-to-day practices of textiles and clothing companies around the world.

Webinar: The WaterLOUPE Water Scarcity Dashboard by Kimberly-Clark and Deltares
Webinar: The WaterLOUPE Water Scarcity Dashboard by Kimberly-Clark and Deltares

PRESS RELEASE - On 31 May 2018, Deltares and Kimberly-Clark invite you to participate in a webinar on the potential contributions of WaterLOUPE, a cutting-edge water scarcity dashboard, and to explore ways of engaging with us to improve the tool. On World Water Day 2018, Kimberly-Clark and research organization Deltares launched WaterLOUPE to support water stakeholders in assessing water scarcity risks in order to generate actionable insights to adapt and/or mitigate local water risks.

South Africa Setting the Standard, Campaigning for #WaterWiseTourism
South Africa Setting the Standard, Campaigning for #WaterWiseTourism

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - In response to a severe drought, citizens and businesses in Cape Town and the Western Cape have cut their water consumption by almost 60 percent over the past three years — a performance not yet matched by any other major city globally. Now the country’s tourism industry is sharing that for them, every drop counts, in a new campaign for #WaterWiseTourism.

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#BusinessCase: Employee-Led Sustainability Projects Have Saved Conagra $237M
#BusinessCase: Employee-Led Sustainability Projects Have Saved Conagra $237M

BUSINESS CASE - Conagra Brands, Inc. is once again celebrating its employees’ commitment to sustainability throughout the organization at its annual Sustainable Development Awards.

Following the Paper Trail: APP’s Ongoing Quest to Restore Indonesia’s Rainforests
Following the Paper Trail: APP’s Ongoing Quest to Restore Indonesia’s Rainforests

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Since 1990, Indonesia has lost half of its rainforests. What’s worse, the rate of deforestation, currently at roughly two million hectares per year, is still accelerating. Heart of the issue being that ecological values remain difficult to measure in monetary terms. Such is the tragedy of the commons for a country with the world’s fourth-largest population: Its eagerness for economic development driven by the global market has made one of the planet’s most diverse natural habitats subject to exploitation for fast cash, rather than being protected as a crucial part of the global ecosystem.

Survey: Majority of Americans Concerned About Contaminants in Tap Water
Survey: Majority of Americans Concerned About Contaminants in Tap Water

MARKETING AND COMMS - It’s National Drinking Water Week, but new survey results suggest Americans may have more concerns on their minds than reasons to celebrate. Most Americans feel unknowledgeable about what is in their drinking water and are concerned about contaminants.

Trending: Pizza, Water, Frozen Foods Find Plastic-Free Packaging
Trending: Pizza, Water, Frozen Foods Find Plastic-Free Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - People of all ages are more aware of their impact on the planet’s limited resources and ecosystem health than ever before. Packaging is of particular concern, prompting this year’s Earth Day theme: end plastic pollution. “I’d like more people to take care of the Earth,” said Yasmine, a 7th grader in the Garden Club at Montgomery Middle School in San Diego, CA. Fellow club member Daisy, also in 7th grade, agrees. “People can use more reusable bags instead of plastic,” Daisy added. “We have lots of reusable bags at home. When we do get plastic bags, we reuse them.”

IBM TrustChain Tracks Diamonds from Mine to Finger
IBM TrustChain Tracks Diamonds from Mine to Finger

SUPPLY CHAIN - Though diamonds in today’s jewelry market are much more likely to be conflict free thanks to the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, it can still be difficult to trace individual components back to their exact origins. IBM and a newly-formed consortium of gold and diamond businesses aim to make the jewelry supply chain more transparent through the use of

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Danone sets 2030 Goals for long-term sustainable value creation, supported by an innovative governance and employee engagement model
Danone sets 2030 Goals for long-term sustainable value creation, supported by an innovative governance and employee engagement model

PRESS RELEASE - At its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, Danone today introduced a set of nine long-term goals for the company and its brands. Aligned with the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development agenda, the Danone 2030 Goals embed the business, brand and trust models of the company to drive long-term sustainable value creation and deliver the company's 'One Planet. One Heath' vision. As a founding act for its goals, Danone is launching 'One Person, One Voice, One Share', an innovative employee engagement program and governance model for all of its 100,000 employees to co-own the company agenda, actively participate in defining roadmaps to bring the goals to life, and deepen their ownership mindset. 'Danone 2030 Goals' for the food revolution

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