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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.

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.

CDP: Inaction on Deforestation Is Putting $941B at Risk
CDP: Inaction on Deforestation Is Putting $941B at Risk

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - A new report by CDP has revealed the extent to which deforestation threatens the global economy — and the numbers are staggering.

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Cocoa Industry, Governments Unveil Frameworks for Action on Deforestation
Cocoa Industry, Governments Unveil Frameworks for Action on Deforestation

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - At COP23, the largest cocoa-producing countries, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, announced far-reaching frameworks for action with leading chocolate and cocoa companies, including Cargill, General Mills, Hershey, Mars, Mondelēz International and Nestlé, to end deforestation and restore forest areas.

By Not Accounting for Nature, Business Is Reporting Fake Profits
By Not Accounting for Nature, Business Is Reporting Fake Profits

NEW METRICS - We need to make better decisions to avoid the potentially severe consequences for businesses operating in a deteriorated environment. The social and environmental megatrends will, over time, act as a drag on prosperity as the costs of basic inputs such as water, energy and land escalate in response to scarcity.

Gold, Silver Flowing Through Swiss Sewers Could Provide Path to Circular Future
Gold, Silver Flowing Through Swiss Sewers Could Provide Path to Circular Future

WASTE NOT - Wastewater that’s worth the likes of gold? What would seem like a farfetched concept is reality in Switzerland, where 95 pounds of gold find their way into Swiss sewage each year — the equivalent of US$1,947,925.60. The build up is the result of the country’s iconic watch-making trade, which sees 70 percent of the world’s gold pass through Swiss gold-refining plants each year. So what to do with all this gold?

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.

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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.

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.   

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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

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.

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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.

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