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The Hershey Company Commits To Protect Forests In Cocoa-growing Regions
The Hershey Company Commits To Protect Forests In Cocoa-growing Regions

PRESS RELEASE - The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) announced today it has made a commitment to no new deforestation in its global cocoa supply chain. This commitment is aimed at stopping ongoing deforestation and protecting forests in the cocoa-growing regions where the company sources its cocoa. The commitment includes two fundamental components:

Trending: CO2 Dyeing, Biosynthetics Driving Transition Towards New Textiles Economy
Trending: CO2 Dyeing, Biosynthetics Driving Transition Towards New Textiles Economy

CLEANTECH - A new textiles economy is on the horizon as innovative textile and chemical firms develop new chemical- and petroleum-free processes to produce fabrics and materials.

ProSUM Urban Mining Tool Maps Critical Raw Materials in EU E-Waste
ProSUM Urban Mining Tool Maps Critical Raw Materials in EU E-Waste

WASTE NOT - Resource scarcity and the rise of the circular economy are inspiring businesses, industry associations and governments to develop new ways to recover precious and critical raw materials (CRMs) from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The Urban Mine Platform, a database of valuable materials for “urban mining,” is the public and private sectors’ latest attempt to take on the challenge.

Carlsberg Partners with Young Scientists to Brew Up Solutions for a Better Tomorrow
Carlsberg Partners with Young Scientists to Brew Up Solutions for a Better Tomorrow

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - This week, at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, the Carlsberg Group launched the Carlsberg Young Scientists Community in an effort to address some of the world’s biggest challenges surrounding climate change and water scarcity. The Community offers an opportunity for budding scientists to build on achievements made at the Carlsberg Research Laboratory and develop cutting-edge sustainability projects that set new standards for science-based and partnership-driven sustainability research, creating solutions for a low-carbon, circular future.

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Foreign Trade Association Becomes amfori, Embraces Trade with Purpose
Foreign Trade Association Becomes amfori, Embraces Trade with Purpose

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The business world is undergoing rapid transformation, as consumers’ — and employees’ — expectations of companies increase, largely in regards to social purpose and environmental performance. It’s no longer enough to deliver high-quality products at low prices with good availability. They need to be delivered in a way that does no harm — either to people or the environment.

BBC Targets Environmental Impacts of Plastics, Textiles in New Documentaries
BBC Targets Environmental Impacts of Plastics, Textiles in New Documentaries

MARKETING AND COMMS - In response to the success of its “Blue Planet II” nature documentary series and the substantial social media response that followed, the BBC will launch two new programs that explore the impact of plastics and textiles on the environment.

Counting What Counts: The Evolution of New Metrics
Counting What Counts: The Evolution of New Metrics

NEW METRICS - We've come a long way since the first New Metrics conference seven years ago.

Top 5 Things You Shouldn’t Miss From HPE Living Progress in 2017
Top 5 Things You Shouldn’t Miss From HPE Living Progress in 2017

PRESS RELEASE - Inspiring Progress From climate activism to product innovation, a look back at some of the highlights from HPE's Living Progress over the past year.

Trending: Step Change in Design, Recycling Efforts Essential for Addressing E-Waste
Trending: Step Change in Design, Recycling Efforts Essential for Addressing E-Waste

WASTE NOT - In today’s digitally dependent world, e-waste management is a critical issue that requires urgent attention from both the public and private sector.

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Measuring business performance in the circular economy
Measuring business performance in the circular economy

PRESS RELEASE - The vision for the circular economy is to decouple economic growth from the use of global resources. Naturally, circularity raises multiple questions for industry, including waste management, consumer behavior, corporate responsibility and decarbonization. The challenge is to move from a circular economy vision to a viable and sustainable business model. While circularity provides a framework to potentially reduce corporate environmental footprints, it takes sound measurement with a Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) methodology to guide companies to prioritize and analyze the effectiveness of their efforts. The prize? Purposeful business aligned with the limits of the planet.

2 Ways to Tie Your Sustainability Path to a Broader Movement
2 Ways to Tie Your Sustainability Path to a Broader Movement

WALKING THE TALK - Sustainability matters, but why does it matter to your business? The vinyl industry began our sustainability journey with the recognition that meeting the needs of a fast-growing population will demand much more of the earth’s natural resources, and we wanted to be prepared to address this challenge. As a result, doing more with less is essential to the way we manufacture and market our products.

Bill Ford Better World Challenge Projects Expand to India and Mexico
Bill Ford Better World Challenge Projects Expand to India and Mexico

PRESS RELEASE - The Ford Motor Company Fund, and executive chairman Bill Ford, announced the award of $200,000 in funding as part of the Bill Ford Better World Challenge. This grant will support two international projects to improve health and sanitation conditions in India and Mexico. These two recipients will be joined by a third award allocated later in 2018.

Nestlé, Danone, M&S Among Few Companies Walking the Talk on Ending Deforestation
Nestlé, Danone, M&S Among Few Companies Walking the Talk on Ending Deforestation

SUPPLY CHAIN - As an issue putting nearly a trillion dollars at risk, deforestation has quickly become a front-of-mind concern for businesses dependent on forest-risk commodities, such as timber, palm oil and cocoa. However, new data released by the Forest 500 shows that the 250 companies with the greatest influence over forests are failing to adequately address deforestation risks, and will not meet 2020 goals to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains.

Why Do Small, Rural Family Landowners Matter to the Global Supply Chain?
Why Do Small, Rural Family Landowners Matter to the Global Supply Chain?

SUPPLY CHAIN - Approximately 21 million Americans own woodlands in the United States. Collectively, these family-owned forests account for nearly 290 million acres, or more than one-third of U.S. forests — more than the federal government or the forest industry. What’s more important for supply chain and sustainability managers, is that 50 percent of the wood flowing into your supply chains originates from these family-owned forests.

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Megatrends — Why Do They Matter to Business?
Megatrends — Why Do They Matter to Business?

BUSINESS CASE - We live in an increasingly dynamic and interconnected world. Conflicts in the Middle East are causing demographic shifts in Europe, e-waste from the West is being recycled in Africa and emissions from China are affecting air quality in the US. These are just a few examples of how megatrends are shaping today’s world.

Collaboration Imperative for Making Sustainability Commitments a Reality
Collaboration Imperative for Making Sustainability Commitments a Reality

COLLABORATION - Recent climate change talks in Bonn drew to a close last week without major fanfare. However, despite no landmark announcements — such as that coming out of Paris after COP21 — it was nonetheless a critical meeting, with a key aim of better defining ‘how’ to make the ambitions set out in Paris in 2015 a reality and keep global warming to 1.5 degrees. For those of us leading sustainability efforts for companies, the COP talks are a great opportunity to learn about what’s happening at a global level and reflect on how we, as just one actor, fit into the bigger picture.

Launch of a New Livelihoods Carbon Fund
Launch of a New Livelihoods Carbon Fund

PRESS RELEASE - Crédit Agricole, Danone, Firmenich, Hermès, Michelin, SAP, Schneider Electric & Voyageurs du Monde accelerate their actions for climate & the most vulnerable populations This new impact investment fund, with a target of 100 million euros, aims at improving the lives of 2 million people and avoiding the emissions of up to 25 million tons of CO2 over a 20-year span.

Sustainable Surf, MAFIA Bags Launch Sustainable Daypack Made Entirely from Waste
Sustainable Surf, MAFIA Bags Launch Sustainable Daypack Made Entirely from Waste

WASTE NOT - Sustainable Surf, a nonprofit focused on protecting ocean health, has teamed up with Swiss designer Yves Béhar and MAFIA Bags, a Bay Area-based brand making bags and backpacks from upcycled sails, to create an urban adventure bag that supports the local community and diverts valuable resources from landfill.

Cisco Innovation Challenge helps students launch their ventures
Cisco Innovation Challenge helps students launch their ventures

PRESS RELEASE - Everyone needs to do their part to conserve water. But what if entire communities could work together to eliminate the unnecessary waste of this valuable resource? That’s the idea behind Green Plant Framework/Aquifer Systems, founded by Joshua Parde. The system allows users to compare the total volume of water delivered from a municipal source to the amount actually used in a home or other building. With this data, homeowners and property managers can identify water leaks and make critical repairs.

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Trending: Closed-Loop Solutions Ramp Up Recycling Rates for Batteries, Contact Lenses
Trending: Closed-Loop Solutions Ramp Up Recycling Rates for Batteries, Contact Lenses

WASTE NOT - While coffee cup recycling is just beginning to gather steam, previously hard-to-recycle products such as lead batteries and contacts are demonstrating surprisingly high recycling rates.

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