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It’s World Environment Day: Let’s Dive Deep into the Blue Bin with The Recycling Partnership
It’s World Environment Day: Let’s Dive Deep into the Blue Bin with The Recycling Partnership

PRESS RELEASE - Did you know recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to power a computer for 30 minutes? And recycling 16 aluminum cans saves the energy equivalent of one gallon of gasoline. A series of small actions like these can turn into great things when they are brought together. And that’s what The Recycling Partnership is all about. The Recycling Partnership is a rapidly growing national nonprofit committed to improving curbside residential recycling and boosting recycling education in cities across America — one community at a time, family by family, bin by bin. They’ve already impacted 33 million households in just four years!

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.

Fight for Love: Five Ways to Mobilize Millennials Behind Your Cause
Fight for Love: Five Ways to Mobilize Millennials Behind Your Cause

MARKETING AND COMMS - For decades, the ASPCA has been advocating for better breeding practices and adoption for dogs with campaigns that focused on educating the public on where pet store dogs come from. But over time, the influx of digital technology has completely transformed how people get dogs. And Millennials, the largest generation of dog lovers ever, are increasingly relying on online sources, which makes it difficult to track where our furry friends are coming from.

Your Organization’s Purpose Must Evolve
Your Organization’s Purpose Must Evolve

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - This is the eighth in a series of articles examining how business leaders and companies can transform their corporate culture in order to succeed in the midst of the impending Purpose Revolution. Find links to the full series below.

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Why Business Needs to Collaborate for a Clean Energy Future
Why Business Needs to Collaborate for a Clean Energy Future

CLEANTECH - Many people assume that tech companies are always competing. But as we celebrate Earth Day this year, we’re feeling grateful for our tech peers. When it comes to the environment, working together allows us to make bigger strides toward our shared sustainability goals — and collaboration is the only way forward.

Safety First: NSF and the Quest for Global Food Sustainability
Safety First: NSF and the Quest for Global Food Sustainability

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - While weekly headlines tout the efforts of major food companies and NGOs working to increase the sustainability of the food industry through reducing waste, improving packaging and responding to consumer demand for healthier choices, organizations such as NSF: The Public Health and Safety Organization are working behind the scenes on an

Bangladeshi Garment Suppliers Can Now Evaluate Their Corporate Buyers
Bangladeshi Garment Suppliers Can Now Evaluate Their Corporate Buyers

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Just over a week ahead of the five-year anniversary of the devastating Rana Plaza factory collapse, Better Buying and the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) have announced an 18-month partnership in Bangladesh to support and promote responsible buying practices within garment industry supply chains. The two NGOs will invite Bangladeshi garment factories to anonymously evaluate their buyers using the Better Buying online rating platform, which gives buyers anonymized ratings from suppliers on seven key aspects of purchasing practices:

Counter Culture Coffee, Twin Release Climate Adaptation Toolkit for Coffee Farmers
Counter Culture Coffee, Twin Release Climate Adaptation Toolkit for Coffee Farmers

SUPPLY CHAIN - Climate change is predicted to reduce the amount of arable land suitable for growing coffee by 50% by 2050. Climatic changes are already impacting coffee production around the world, threatening the global supply, and the endangering the livelihoods of the 25 million families who depend on its production.

In its 80th year, REI Co-op turned record sales into record impact
In its 80th year, REI Co-op turned record sales into record impact

PRESS RELEASE - Eighty years after Lloyd and Mary Anderson officially formed the REI Co-op with 21 of their fellow outdoor adventurers, the outdoor co-op is strong and healthy – today reporting a record $2.62 billion in sales in 2017 and bringing its community to 17 million members strong. But at the co-op, success isn’t just measured in sales. “As a co-op, we are a different kind of company,” says REI CEO Jerry Stritzke. “Our founders were bold enough to think about doing business differently, which is why we hold ourselves accountable to a ‘quadruple bottom line’: measuring not just how we do as a business, but how we drive impact for our employees, our members and society.”

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The Cost of Bad Data for Sustainability Reporting
The Cost of Bad Data for Sustainability Reporting

MARKETING AND COMMS - Sustainability reporting focuses on the challenges that most affect business performance and matter most to key stakeholders. From understanding consumption and cost of inefficiencies and anomalies, clear reporting is mission critical to any organization’s ability to meet sustainability goals. But sustainability reports are only as impactful as the quality of the data that is being used. If the data driving your reports is incomplete or inaccurate, you could be compromising the nature of your assessments. Just like the quality of soil is important for the growth of a tree, the quality of your data is just as important for growing your sustainability programs.

New Soma X Parley Bottle Latest Bid to Chip Away at Marine Plastic Pollution
New Soma X Parley Bottle Latest Bid to Chip Away at Marine Plastic Pollution

WASTE NOT - Today, Soma and Parley for the Oceans announced their exclusive and limited-edition product for Starbucks; the world’s first reusable water bottle with a sleeve made using Parley Ocean PlasticTM, a material created from upcycled plastic intercepted from marine environments.

Humana Foundation Addressing Root Causes to Create Improved and Sustained Positive Health Outcomes
Humana Foundation Addressing Root Causes to Create Improved and Sustained Positive Health Outcomes

PRESS RELEASE - The Humana Foundation, philanthropic arm of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) for the past 37 years, today announced the details of its planned health-focused community investing work for 2018 in its headquarters hometown of Louisville, Ky., as well as in seven additional communities where the foundation intends to make significant community investments this year. Strategic Community Investments in ‘Bold Goal’ communities

Hubbub's ‘Meat Your Match’ Campaign Challenges Preconceptions Around Plant-Based Diets
Hubbub's ‘Meat Your Match’ Campaign Challenges Preconceptions Around Plant-Based Diets

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Environmental charity Hubbub has launched a campaign that challenges male gym-goers to replace half of their animal-based protein with plant-based alternatives.

Trending: How Retailers, NGOs Can Engage Consumers to Catalyze Circular Economy
Trending: How Retailers, NGOs Can Engage Consumers to Catalyze Circular Economy

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Businesses have a critical role to play in cleaning up the global economy, but it is consumers whole truly hold the key to achieving a more sustainable future. In a new report, PA Consulting Group shows that retailers can build customer loyalty — and grow sales — by providing customers with reasons to stay engaged by returning to stores to resell, recycle and donate clothing and electronics.

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Patagonia Launches Digital Platform to Connect Customers with Grassroots Activism
Patagonia Launches Digital Platform to Connect Customers with Grassroots Activism

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Patagonia is back at it — the outdoor gear company has launched a new digital platform connecting customers with local environmental organizations. The aim of the new platform, Patagonia Action Works, is to encourage Patagonia customers to learn more about local environmental issues and get involved with events, petitions, fundraising and volunteering in their area.

Slavery Risk Tool Allows Businesses to Identify Human Rights Violations in Seafood Supply Chains
Slavery Risk Tool Allows Businesses to Identify Human Rights Violations in Seafood Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program, already the global standard for environmentally responsible seafood, has created a new tool that allows businesses to assess the potential risk of forced labor, human trafficking and child labor in fisheries.

Nestlé acclaimed as ‘world leader’ to tackle climate change in supply chain
Nestlé acclaimed as ‘world leader’ to tackle climate change in supply chain

PRESS RELEASE - Nestlé has been recognised for engaging its suppliers to tackle climate, water and forest-related risks in its supply chain. For the second year in a row, the international not-for-profit CDP has included Nestlé in its supplier engagement leader board. The Global Supply Chain report is being released today. Nestlé is one of only 58 companies included out of a total of 3,300 assessed, putting it among just 2% awarded a place. Nestlé has committed to showing climate change leadership as part of its goal of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.

HEINEKEN USA and TEAM Coalition: Making Responsibility a Fan Favorite
HEINEKEN USA and TEAM Coalition: Making Responsibility a Fan Favorite

PRESS RELEASE - Business growth and sustainability go hand in hand at HEINEKEN and our ‘Brewing a Better World’ platform encompasses six business priorities: water stewardship, reducing CO2 emissions, sourcing sustainably, advocating responsible consumption, promoting health and safety, and growing with communities.

Budweiser Launches Label for Beers Brewed with 100 Percent Renewable Electricity
Budweiser Launches Label for Beers Brewed with 100 Percent Renewable Electricity

MARKETING AND COMMS - Budweiser is launching a new initiative to communicate its commitment to sustainability to consumers and kickstart an industry-wide movement. The AB InBev brand has created a renewable electricity symbol that indicates when its beer is brewed with 100 percent clean energy.

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Trending: New Tools, Rules, Partnerships Take Food Waste, Hunger Head On
Trending: New Tools, Rules, Partnerships Take Food Waste, Hunger Head On

WASTE NOT - Around 52 million tons of food are wasted each year in the United States despite 1 in 7 US citizens lacking reliable access to sufficient, affordable and nutritious food. While raising consumer awareness is an important food waste reduction strategy, interventions at the corporate level have a crucial role to play in addressing the issue on a large scale.

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