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SB'17 Copenhagen, Day 3: Moving Forward on an Even More Positive Note
SB'17 Copenhagen, Day 3: Moving Forward on an Even More Positive Note

WALKING THE TALK - From empowerment, optimism and sustainability in space to a whole strategy designed to ‘Make It Better,’ SB’17 Copenhagen rounded out with a host of speakers espousing positivity as a key component of the change that purpose-driven brands are aiming to create in the world. Compensating for your environmental impact has never been easier by Marius Cortsen

How to Inspire Natural Resource Conservation at the Consumer Level
How to Inspire Natural Resource Conservation at the Consumer Level

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - October is Campus Sustainability Month (CSM), an international celebration of sustainability in higher education. One focus of this year’s CSM is the conservation of water, a natural resource that humans need to survive.

23 Companies Sign Manifesto to Halt Destruction of Brazilian Cerrado
23 Companies Sign Manifesto to Halt Destruction of Brazilian Cerrado

SUPPLY CHAIN - Soy and beef production have played significant roles in the exploitation of the Amazonian rainforest, but the rollout of regulations to protect these precious natural resources have had unexpected consequences, driving these activities into regions that have largely been left untouched, such as Brazil’s Cerrado, a vast tropical savanna ecoregion of 2 million square kilometers.

Can Performance Reporting for Different Companies Be Both Context-Based and Comparable?
Can Performance Reporting for Different Companies Be Both Context-Based and Comparable?

NEW METRICS - One of the hallmarks of context-based sustainability (CBS) as an approach to performance accounting in business is that it features the use of organization- or company-specific metrics. Indeed, a basic tenet of CBS is that no two organizations are exactly alike and it makes sense, therefore, for them to use different metrics to assess their performance, all in accordance with their own materiality determinations.

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Evian®, An International Brand Building Its Future: A Carbon-Neutral Bottling Site And A Unique New Experience For Visitors
Evian®, An International Brand Building Its Future: A Carbon-Neutral Bottling Site And A Unique New Experience For Visitors

PRESS RELEASE - An industrial flagship to support evian®’s constant innovation and its commitments to sustainability.

Quantis Introduces New Land Use Guidance to Slash Global Supply Chain Emissions
Quantis Introduces New Land Use Guidance to Slash Global Supply Chain Emissions

SUPPLY CHAIN - Sustainability consulting group Quantis, in conjunction with a pre-competitive consortium of over 40 private companies, NGOs, governments and scientific institutions, has released the Land Use Change Guidance: Accounting for Emissions in the Supply Chain.

Ford Reports its Environmental Progress Across Business
Ford Reports its Environmental Progress Across Business

PRESS RELEASE - Ford Motor Company today released its 18th annual Sustainability Report, including a short film, detailing its environmental progress across the world and commitment to continued sustainability actions in the future.      Since 2000, Ford has published its Sustainability Report to track its comprehensive approach to managing the issues related to climate change, air quality and conservation, and identifying opportunities that have significant impacts across the business, from water stewardship to supplier training and education.   

Caring for the Earth Like Our Health Depends on It: J&J on the Evolution of Earthwards®
Caring for the Earth Like Our Health Depends on It: J&J on the Evolution of Earthwards®

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Johnson & Johnson is on a mission to improve the sustainability of its products by sourcing solutions from within the company through its Earthwards® program. In June, the program became 100 products strong; J&J’s aim is for the Earthwards® portfolio to represent 20 percent of its revenue by 2020. We spoke with Paulette Frank, J&J’s Worldwide VP of Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability, to learn more about the internal and external benefits of designing in sustainability.

Carlson Rezidor's Inge Huijbrechts Shares her thoughts on Earth Overshoot Day
Carlson Rezidor's Inge Huijbrechts Shares her thoughts on Earth Overshoot Day

PRESS RELEASE - Today, the 2nd of August, is Earth Overshoot Day – the day on which we have used up all natural resources on the planet for this year. The remainder of the year is overconsumption. If we would all consume just the resources the planet has available, the day would fall on Dec 31st. Every year the date falls earlier. Surprisingly, in 1987, the day still fell in December – on Dec 19th to be precise. Since then, our consumption of natural resources has dramatically increased – bringing Earth Overshoot Day forward into August since 2010. With EOD, delays and pushbacks are a good thing. So, what can we all do to push back this date and ‘Think Planet’? Here’s some of the best possible actions: 1. Diet: love your greenies

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Regionalizing agricultural lifecycle assessments boosts decision-making
Regionalizing agricultural lifecycle assessments boosts decision-making

PRESS RELEASE - Regionalized lifecycle inventory (LCI) modeling generates and links process datasets to the location in which they occur[i]. Given agricultural lifecycle assessments (LCA) are particularly spatially-sensitive, Quantis’s Rainer Zah was involved in developing a framework streamlining the generation of high-resolution crop production datasets in any region of the world. Our experience with applying the framework to the footprint assessment of food, feed, fiber or biofuel and material production shows that it allows decision-makers to consider micro-spatial variations otherwise overlooked in LCA.

Natural Capital Protocol Toolkit Aims to Help Companies Better Assess Nature's Role, Value
Natural Capital Protocol Toolkit Aims to Help Companies Better Assess Nature's Role, Value

NEW METRICS - Natural capital underpins prosperous economies and thriving societies. Understanding the interconnectedness between business and nature well as the associated risks and opportunities, allows companies to better inform decision-making.

Trending: New Netflix Films Tackle Climate Change, Factory Farming, GMOs
Trending: New Netflix Films Tackle Climate Change, Factory Farming, GMOs

MARKETING AND COMMS - Netflix has become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, quickly emerging as an essential for Gen Z, Millennials and Baby Boomers alike. While shows such as "House of Cards" and "Thirteen Reasons Why" are the entertainment hub’s bread and butter, Netflix is now hoping to leverage its influence to turn viewers’ attention towards critical environmental and social issues. The network has signed on two new films that seek to bring the issues surrounding climate change and GMOs to the mainstream.

Kohler Wins US Water Prize
Kohler Wins US Water Prize

PRESS RELEASE - Kohler Co. was awarded the US Water Prize for its water conservation efforts by the US Water Alliance yesterday during its One Water Summit in New Orleans. The Water Prize is presented annually in five categories, including a private sector organization for outstanding achievement in advancing sustainable solutions to water challenges. Water Alliance leaders recognized Kohler as this year’s private sector honoree for its development and promotion of water-efficient products that meet the EPA’s WaterSense efficiency requirements.

Kimberly-Clark Tackles Deforestation, Lab Waste with New Partnerships
Kimberly-Clark Tackles Deforestation, Lab Waste with New Partnerships

MARKETING AND COMMS - Putting its Sustainability 2022 strategy into action, Kimberly-Clark has ramped up its relationship with environmental NGO World Wildlife Fund (WWF) with the launch of its new "♥ YOUR PLANET" ("HEART YOUR PLANET") campaign. Designed to encourage consumers to choose products made with fiber from responsibly managed forests, the campaign will display WWF’s logo on Kimberly-Clark paper towel, facial tissue and toilet paper products sold in North America.

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Good News, Bad News for Viscose: USFIA Joins CanopyStyle; H&M Lands in Hot Water
Good News, Bad News for Viscose: USFIA Joins CanopyStyle; H&M Lands in Hot Water

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Viscose continues to dominate the news as brands ramp up efforts to eliminate the destruction of ancient and endangered forests and human rights violations from the viscose supply chain, while others fall behind.

adidas, Arizona State University Unite to Shape the Future of Sport
adidas, Arizona State University Unite to Shape the Future of Sport

COLLABORATION - Over the years, adidas and Arizona State University (ASU) have emerged as leaders in the sustainability movement as a result of groundbreaking innovations, education and outreach programs and thought-provoking campaigns designed to solve global sustainability problems. Now, the two forward-thinking entities are teaming up to launch the Global Sport Alliance, a strategic partnership that aims to shape the future of sport and highlight its positive impact on society.

Rainforest Alliance, UTZ Merge to Create Single Agriculture Sustainability Standard
Rainforest Alliance, UTZ Merge to Create Single Agriculture Sustainability Standard

COLLABORATION - Two of the world’s leaders in sustainable agriculture and certification, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ have announced plans to merge later this year in an effort to simplify the certification process for sustainable agriculture.

Why a ‘Utopian pipe dream’ is actually the future of business
Why a ‘Utopian pipe dream’ is actually the future of business

PRESS RELEASE - Here’s my prediction: in the not-too-distant future, circular economies – where the resources you use to create a product eventually return to the business to be reused or recycled – will be the norm. Businesses of tomorrow will look back at our sluggishness in making the switch and they will shake their heads in wonder. But why has business been sluggish? After all, doing more with less, creating more value with fewer resources, has long been standard in business: you pursue profitable growth while also staying efficient with resources. That’s just good business.

Unilever: Reconnecting with Nature to Build Better Food Systems
Unilever: Reconnecting with Nature to Build Better Food Systems

WALKING THE TALK - The Farm to Fork Disconnect Nowhere is the disconnect between people and planet more evident than in our broken food system. For the vast majority of human history, people lived in rural communities shaped by the natural environment. The ebb and flow of seasons, the right amount of rainfall and its impact on the all-important harvest, dominated lives and livelihoods. But today, over half the world’s population lives in an urban dwelling and by 2050 this is predicted to increase to 70 percent. With the rise of sprawling mega cities comes obesity and its related health problems; with a shrinking and aging rural population comes poverty and malnutrition; in the meantime, the gap between the farm and our forks grows ever wider.

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L'Oréal, McDonald's Commit to Nix Deforestation from Commodity Supply Chains
L'Oréal, McDonald's Commit to Nix Deforestation from Commodity Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Forests play a critical role in mitigating global climate change and deforestation is responsible for 10-15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, as well as habitat loss and social conflict. With the development of the Paris Agreement on climate change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the protection of forests has become a top priority for policymakers, investors and consumers.

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