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Tech Giants, NGOs, Warren Buffett Campaigning to Wipe Out Wildlife Trafficking
Tech Giants, NGOs, Warren Buffett Campaigning to Wipe Out Wildlife Trafficking

COLLABORATION - The uproar over the recent poaching and killing of Zimbabwe’s beloved Cecil the Lion has thrust wildlife hunting and trafficking back into the international spotlight.On the heels of President Obama’s recent visit to Kenya, he announced on July 31 the formation of the United States Wildlife Trafficking Alliance - a voluntary coalition of non-profit organizations, companies, foundations and media interests that will be working closely with the U.S. government in a collaboration to reduce the purchase and sale of illegal wildlife and wildlife products.

Trending: NGOs Find Creative Ways to Address ‘First World Problems,’ Wasteful Products
Trending: NGOs Find Creative Ways to Address ‘First World Problems,’ Wasteful Products

MARKETING AND COMMS - Motivating the public to participate in a campaign can be challenging, especially when it involves changing behaviors or contemplating a social ill that’s more pleasant to forget. But lest society collapse from its ignorance, advocates press on with clarion calls for social and environmental action.Two recent advocacy campaigns continue to demonstrate the efficacy of integrating clever, eye-catching displays with light-hearted appeals for change.

The Business Case for Zero Deforestation
The Business Case for Zero Deforestation

SUPPLY CHAIN - The recent announcement by McDonald's, which outlines its approach to combatting deforestation across its main commodity supply chains, is perhaps the most comprehensive environmental commitment of any major restaurant group. It sets an example for all global organisations in how they should be ensuring sustainability throughout their supply chains, and reflects how a Zero Deforestation agenda is becoming the new normal for international business.

'Let's Make Air Pollution' Visible Campaign Aims to Improve UK Air Quality
'Let's Make Air Pollution' Visible Campaign Aims to Improve UK Air Quality

COLLABORATION - Deliver Change, a UK-based non-profit focused on sustainable technology projects, launched a campaign this week called “Let’s make air pollution visible,” which aims to bring together businesses, policy makers and local groups to solve the problem of air pollution in the UK.“Air pollution remains the greatest invisible threat to our health today, as well as to the economic performance of our cities,” said Deliver Change chief executive Jonathan Steel. “People are waking up to the problem, but we need to be able to see the ‘unseeable’.”

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Greenpeace: Still Mind-Bombing After All These Years
Greenpeace: Still Mind-Bombing After All These Years

MARKETING AND COMMS - Greenpeace is arguably the founder of modern environmental activism.

Fashion Footprint Tells Shoppers the Story Behind Their Clothing Choices at Point of Sale
Fashion Footprint Tells Shoppers the Story Behind Their Clothing Choices at Point of Sale

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The far-reaching social impacts of the fashion industry were catapulted into the global spotlight with the devastating collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh in 2013.

Unilever Convenes Leading Companies to Share Lessons from Achieving Zero Waste
Unilever Convenes Leading Companies to Share Lessons from Achieving Zero Waste

WASTE NOT - Noted sustainability leader Unilever is spearheading a movement for industrial waste reduction.Last week the CPG giant hosted an event in partnership with 2Degrees, bringing together over 100 representatives from academia, NGOs and companies, including Mars, GSK, Coca-Cola Enterprises and Sainsbury’s. Entitled “The zero waste mindset — new ways of thinking to deliver transformational change,” the event created an open discussion on moving companies to zero waste.

Toronto Startup Aiming to Empower Nepal by Providing Electricity, Solar Water Purification
Toronto Startup Aiming to Empower Nepal by Providing Electricity, Solar Water Purification

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - SunFarmer, a non-profit Toronto startup that offers long-term financing for solar energy systems in underserved regions, is playing a vital role in helping the earthquake-wracked country rebuild.

How to Navigate the Sea of Sustainability Messages, Claims and Labels
How to Navigate the Sea of Sustainability Messages, Claims and Labels

MARKETING AND COMMS - On Wednesday morning of SB ’15 San Diego, ISEAL Alliance unveiled a new tool that brings clarity to the landscape of sustainability claims and labels, providing key questions any “sustainable” business should ask its partners. ChallengeTheLabel.org is a filter for information about the social and environmental attributes of a product or service. Two years in the making, this user-friendly and interactive tool promises to be helpful for decision-making for sustainable purchasing and procurement for consumers and businesses alike.

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Taking Notes on Humanity: Harnessing Big Data to Drive Social Good
Taking Notes on Humanity: Harnessing Big Data to Drive Social Good

CLEANTECH - Given the rate at which big data is evolving — it is being generated from multiple sources at such speed and volume that the term itself is becoming overexposed — it is little wonder that corporations are struggling to figure out how best to mine it for the type of information that can help enable a better world.

Philips Little Hearts Project Started in Gaziantep: Reaching out to 180,000 little hearts in Southeastern Anatolia
Philips Little Hearts Project Started in Gaziantep: Reaching out to 180,000 little hearts in Southeastern Anatolia

PRESS RELEASE - 180 thousand children between the ages of six and ten will receive heart scans as part of the Little Hearts Project in nine cities in Southeastern Anatolia. The scans will be conducted in primary schools located in Adıyaman, Batman, Diyarbakır, Gaziantep, Kilis, Mardin, Şanlıurfa, Siirt, and Şırnak

Trending: NGOs, Investors Losing Patience with Lag Between Deforestation Commitments, Implementation
Trending: NGOs, Investors Losing Patience with Lag Between Deforestation Commitments, Implementation

SUPPLY CHAIN - Despite recent commitments to deforestation-free palm oil by several well-known brands and producers, many companies are delaying implementation of these commitments. Commitments are just the first step; the implementation stage is where companies can really start to make a difference – and both conservation groups and the investor community are voicing their dissatisfaction and concern about the lack of follow-through from companies including McDonald's and Bunge Limited.

Mobilizing Around Climate Action: BICEP's Anne Kelly on Helping Brands Flex Their Advocacy Muscle
Mobilizing Around Climate Action: BICEP's Anne Kelly on Helping Brands Flex Their Advocacy Muscle

COLLABORATION - Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) is the foremost coalition of companies advancing energy and climate legislation in the US. A project of Ceres, BICEP convenes 34 member companies that advocate a low-carbon economy as a path to create jobs and stimulate growth.

Tilonia Showing Economic Growth Doesn’t Have to Lead to Environmental Degradation
Tilonia Showing Economic Growth Doesn’t Have to Lead to Environmental Degradation

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - It is often presumed in the modern world that drawing people out of poverty results in higher carbon emissions and environmental impact; the biggest driver of greenhouse gas emissions has been economic growth. However, Tilonia®, an ethical accessories brand based in Rajasthan, India, has shown that the conventional growth model can be broken.

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WWF on Locally-Led Reforestation Projects
WWF on Locally-Led Reforestation Projects

PRESS RELEASE - by Niloofar Ganjian,WWF works to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. Recognizing that the problems facing our planet are increasingly more complex and urgent, we have refined the way we work with an ambitious new strategy that organizes our efforts around six key areas: forests, oceans, freshwater, wildlife, food and climate.

Successful Stakeholder Engagement 101 (or How Prince Ea Is Rallying Millions to #StandForTrees)
Successful Stakeholder Engagement 101 (or How Prince Ea Is Rallying Millions to #StandForTrees)

MARKETING AND COMMS - What’s one way to engage a worldwide audience in a global ecological imperative in a matter of hours? Recruit someone like Prince Ea to deliver the message.

Trending: Brad Pitt and Sheryl Crow Want to Insulate Homes for the Needy with Your Old Jeans
Trending: Brad Pitt and Sheryl Crow Want to Insulate Homes for the Needy with Your Old Jeans

WASTE NOT - In honor of Earth Day this week, both Brad Pitt and Sheryl Crow are using their star power to back initiatives aimed at helping responsibly build affordable housing for those in need, while bringing awareness to the importance of textile recycling.First, Pitt’s non-profit, Make It Right — which builds sustainable, affordable homes, buildings and communities for people in need — kicked off a partnership with American Eagle Outfitters to recycle used and unwanted denim into building materials for affordable homes.

Prince Ea Partners with Stand For Trees to Activate Grassroots Climate Action
Prince Ea Partners with Stand For Trees to Activate Grassroots Climate Action

COLLABORATION - As we approach the world’s 21st year of international climate change negotiations (let that sink in), it has never been more critical for citizens to begin demanding and building climate action. That is exactly why Prince Ea has teamed up with Code REDD's Stand For Trees campaign to create an unprecedented reflection on the consequences of our climate inaction, and an inspired vision of collective change.

Humane League Campaigns Prompt Sweeping Improvements to Animal Welfare in Food Industry
Humane League Campaigns Prompt Sweeping Improvements to Animal Welfare in Food Industry

MARKETING AND COMMS - After less than two intensive months of campaigning for change in the foodservice industry, The Humane League — a national nonprofit animal advocacy organization with the mission to save animals’ lives and reduce animal suffering — is proud to announce further progress. Compass Group has announced it will join Aramark and Sodexo, the nation’s largest foodservice companies, in making major changes to their animal welfare policies.

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Bevy of Brands Partnering With NGOs to Fund Conservation During Earth Month
Bevy of Brands Partnering With NGOs to Fund Conservation During Earth Month

MARKETING AND COMMS - April is Earth Month, and brands are announcing programs to inspire participation in environmental activities and funding campaigns.

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