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Greenpeace Teams Up with 100 Authors to Protect Free Speech, Boreal Forests
Greenpeace Teams Up with 100 Authors to Protect Free Speech, Boreal Forests

COLLABORATION - Following the filing of two multi-million dollar lawsuits by Canadian pulp and paper manufacturer Resolute Forest Products to silence Greenpeace’s criticism of its controversial logging in the boreal forest, 100 authors and thought leaders, including Margaret Atwood, Michelle Alexander, John Maxwell Coetzee, Stephen Fry, Naomi Klein and Yann Martel — have signed the environmental NGO’s pledge to support free speech and stand up for forests.

Canopy, Rainforest Alliance Launch First-Ever Audit for Rayon-Viscose Supply Chain
Canopy, Rainforest Alliance Launch First-Ever Audit for Rayon-Viscose Supply Chain

SUPPLY CHAIN - Cotton is often king in discussions surrounding the creation of a more sustainable apparel industry, yet over 120 million trees are felled every year — 30 percent of which originate from ancient and endangered forests — to produce textiles such as viscose and rayon.

Trending: Cutting-Edge Textile Policies Set New Bar for Apparel Industry
Trending: Cutting-Edge Textile Policies Set New Bar for Apparel Industry

WALKING THE TALK - A more sustainable apparel industry is on the horizon thanks to continued efforts by industry leaders to develop innovative textile policies that value natural resources.

Trending: US, UK Unveil New Strategies to Kick Littering to the Curb
Trending: US, UK Unveil New Strategies to Kick Littering to the Curb

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Cleaning up supply chains and designing impacts out of products through the application of circular principles are essential components of reducing waste, but a more holistic approach to the problem of waste is needed. Consumers are increasingly educated on matters related to sustainability and recycling is more prevalent now than ever, yet litter continues to be a major issue across the globe. To initiate sustainable behavior change, the nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and the UK Government unveiled new litter strategies.

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Why is Global Health Day Important to Amway Corporation?
Why is Global Health Day Important to Amway Corporation?

PRESS RELEASE - On April 6, Amway joined the world in recognizing Global Health Day. Established in 1950 to mark the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations World Health Organization, Global Health Day raises awareness and mobilizes partners to address key global health issues. The intent of this important day closely aligns with Amway’s Corporate Social Responsibility belief – by using the best of our business and the passion of our people we can solve global challenges and improve individual communities all over the world.

England’s New Open Water Market Slated to Add £200M to UK Economy
England’s New Open Water Market Slated to Add £200M to UK Economy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - England’s Open Water market officially launched on Saturday, April 1st, opening up new economic opportunities worth around £200 million for a wide range of players.

Sex and Labor Trafficking in the U.S. Redefined, Classified in 'Typology of Modern Slavery'
Sex and Labor Trafficking in the U.S. Redefined, Classified in 'Typology of Modern Slavery'

SUPPLY CHAIN - Polaris, a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery and help survivors restore their freedom, has released a new report, The Typology of Modern Slavery, that breaks down instances of sex and labor trafficking into 25 distinct categories, detailing the unique trafficker profile, recruitment tactics, victim profile, and method of control for each different subset of modern slavery.

The UPS Foundation Commits $14.1 Million To Humanitarian Relief & Community Safety
The UPS Foundation Commits $14.1 Million To Humanitarian Relief & Community Safety

PRESS RELEASE - Investing in the Enhancement of Humanitarian and Public Health Supply Chains in Africa and Around the World

Urban Farm to Convert Blighted Home into Cistern and Outdoor Community Space
Urban Farm to Convert Blighted Home into Cistern and Outdoor Community Space

PRESS RELEASE - DETROIT – The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) continues to innovate to uplift its North End Detroit neighborhood with agricultural concepts that transform blighted properties and vacant land into useful community assets. The all-volunteer organization will debut a new recreational space and water harvesting cistern this summer, thanks to grants and material donations from Garnier®, TerraCycle®, and Target Corporation.

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Garnier, Target Team Up with Detroit Urban Farm to Build Community Assets
Garnier, Target Team Up with Detroit Urban Farm to Build Community Assets

COLLABORATION - The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI), an all-volunteer organization revitalizing Detroit’s North End neighborhood through agriculture, will debut a new recreational space and water-harvesting cistern this summer, thanks to grants and material donations from Garnier, TerraCycle and Target Corporation. The announcement coincides with the non-profit’s crowdfunding campaign to help convert a vacant three-story apartment complex into a community resource center.

EILEEN FISHER, Patagonia, Target Join Committee to Advance Sustainable Artisan Supply Chains
EILEEN FISHER, Patagonia, Target Join Committee to Advance Sustainable Artisan Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Nest, a New York-based nonprofit focused on creating a better life for workers in the cottage industry, has announced the formation of the Nest Artisan Advancement Steering Committee, a coalition of heavy hitters in fashion and home design committed to addressing sustainability issues impacting the global community of homeworkers and artisans.

Green Standards Manages Diversion of GM Office Assets; Boosts Crowdfunding Campaign for Urban Farm in Detroit
Green Standards Manages Diversion of GM Office Assets; Boosts Crowdfunding Campaign for Urban Farm in Detroit

PRESS RELEASE -  Green Standards oversees landfill diversion of tens of thousands of GM office assets including in-kind donations to community  More than 30 nonprofits have benefited and 1,500 tons have been diverted from landfill to date Company donation of $4,500 boosts crowdfunding effort for Michigan Urban Farming

HP Inc. Challenges Tech Industry to Raise the Bar on Electronics Recycling
HP Inc. Challenges Tech Industry to Raise the Bar on Electronics Recycling

WASTE NOT - According to environmental non-profit Basel Action Network (BAN), electronics recycling may not be quite as straightforward as consumers believe. While some electronics are safely dismantled and have their components scrapped or re-used, the recycling process consists of a complex, multi-step supply chain that ends in the developing world, where e-waste is often exported for treatment and oversight is minimal.

Booking.com Launches New Accelerator Program to Scale Sustainable Tourism
Booking.com Launches New Accelerator Program to Scale Sustainable Tourism

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Travel platform Booking.com is making moves to drive the tourism industry towards a more sustainable model with the launch of a new accelerator program, Booking.com Booster. Designed to identify, mentor and fund enterprising startups from around the world that are seeking to have a positive impact on the global tourism industry, the three-week program taking place in June 2017 in Amsterdam will culminate in a chance to pitch for grants of up to $538,000 from Booking.com.

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The UPS Foundation Awards More Than $2.3 Million To Expand Global Volunteerism
The UPS Foundation Awards More Than $2.3 Million To Expand Global Volunteerism

PRESS RELEASE - The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS), announced it is awarding grants totaling more than $2.3 million to non-profit organizations to increase global volunteerism. Grants will support initiatives to bolster global communities, including disaster preparedness and recovery, youth literacy and skills development and veterans training. The UPS Foundation also announced UPS employees completed a record 2.7 million hours of volunteer service in 2016 providing more than $62 million in economic impact to nonprofits and NGOs around the world. UPS is on track to meet its goal to contribute 20 million global volunteer hours by the end of 2020.

New Reporting Guidelines Aiming to Shed Further Light on Palm Oil Industry
New Reporting Guidelines Aiming to Shed Further Light on Palm Oil Industry

SUPPLY CHAIN - With rainforest destruction and forced labor still urgent concerns in palm oil cultivation, a diverse group of NGOs and investor organizations, organized by Ceres, today released shared guidance for corporate reporting on company commitments towards responsible palm oil sourcing and production.

Detroit Rooftop Garden Fed Diners and a Nonprofit
Detroit Rooftop Garden Fed Diners and a Nonprofit

PRESS RELEASE - The rooftop garden next to General Motors’ Renaissance Center world headquarters wrapped up another productive growing season. Now in its third year, the garden – thriving from the landfill-free facility’s compost – resulted in 815 pounds of fresh produce, 150 jars of honey, and $3,546.00 in donations to a community shelter located across the street. Andiamo Detroit, an Italian restaurant inside the headquarters, made eggplant parmesan, spicy salsa and bruschetta for customers using the garden’s vegetables and herbs. In turn, the restaurant owner made a donation equal to the food’s value to the nearby warming center.

Enriched Pro Bono Services Improving Employee Motivation at Japanese Consultancies
Enriched Pro Bono Services Improving Employee Motivation at Japanese Consultancies

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Leading Japanese consulting companies including Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting (DTC) and Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting (MURC) are actively enhancing their pro bono businesses. Rather than it being simply voluntary work, their aim is to use their employees’ specialized skills to help social businesses and the NPO/NGO sector, thereby increasing their employees’ positive motivations and, as a side effect, enhancing their companies’ social reputations.

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CPG Giants, NGOs, Traders Agree on Unifying Definition of 'No Deforestation' Palm Oil
CPG Giants, NGOs, Traders Agree on Unifying Definition of 'No Deforestation' Palm Oil

SUPPLY CHAIN - After a year of intensive work, the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Convergence Working Group announced in Bangkok today that they have reached agreement on a single, coherent set of rules for implementation of companies’ commitments to “no deforestation” in their palm oil operations and supply chains.

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