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Construction Evolved: Optimizing the Built World for the Health of People and the Planet
Construction Evolved: Optimizing the Built World for the Health of People and the Planet

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - While integrating embodied-carbon tracking and reporting onto connected platforms is a complex feat, it ultimately will transform and revolutionize ESG efforts for the construction industry.

New Kia-Ocean Cleanup Partnership the Latest in Ongoing Effort to Rein in Our Global Plastic Footprint
New Kia-Ocean Cleanup Partnership the Latest in Ongoing Effort to Rein in Our Global Plastic Footprint

WASTE NOT - Through the seven-year partnership, Kia will support The Ocean Cleanup’s work and construction of new plastic-collection devices, and integrate portions of the harvested plastic into its value chain.

4 Ways to Unlock Carbon Finance in Agriculture to Drive Climate Action
4 Ways to Unlock Carbon Finance in Agriculture to Drive Climate Action

WALKING THE TALK - Too many corporate carbon offset schemes rely on measuring soil organic carbon — which is highly variable, hard to measure and easy to lose. Here is a four-step framework for companies looking to create tangible impacts on the ground (pun intended).

How Digital Technology Is Supporting a Circular Future for eCommerce
How Digital Technology Is Supporting a Circular Future for eCommerce

THE NEXT ECONOMY - More and more ecommerce companies are considering how a circular approach, with the support of digital technology, can reduce their footprint and help consumers do the same.

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Trending: Luxury Carmakers Accelerate Sustainability Ambitions
Trending: Luxury Carmakers Accelerate Sustainability Ambitions

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Two of the UK’s most iconic names in luxury cars — Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover — are building on their efforts to ensure they’re soon known as much for being sustainable as they are sleek and stylish.

The Humble Crab Shell Could Upend a Variety of Polluting Industries — Starting with Wastewater
The Humble Crab Shell Could Upend a Variety of Polluting Industries — Starting with Wastewater

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Washington-based startup Tidal Vision upcycles discarded crab shells to produce chitosan — a positively charged biopolymer with myriad applications in sustainable water treatment, textile production, agriculture and more.

US Consumers Looking to Brands, Ecolabels to Help Guide Better Purchasing Habits
US Consumers Looking to Brands, Ecolabels to Help Guide Better Purchasing Habits

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - New research from Sustainable Brands™ and Ipsos highlights post-pandemic consumer behaviors and priorities, and how product labeling influences purchasing decisions.

Thought-Provoking Campaigns Urge Consumers to Take More Conscious Approach to Shopping
Thought-Provoking Campaigns Urge Consumers to Take More Conscious Approach to Shopping

MARKETING AND COMMS - This week, Sendle and Allbirds launched creative for Earth Week that remind consumers of the vast environmental costs of our addiction to instant-gratification retail and shipping.

New Research Shows ‘Urban-Rural Divide’ Bridged by Interest in Sustainable Lifestyles
New Research Shows ‘Urban-Rural Divide’ Bridged by Interest in Sustainable Lifestyles

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - A recent survey found that 77% of US adults believe the pandemic has driven people in the country apart. But we’ve also seen how people’s behaviors and interests have changed in ways that demonstrate shared cultural values, regardless of where they live.

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Any Road Will Take You There, If You Don’t Know Where (or Why) You’re Going: Defining Purpose
Any Road Will Take You There, If You Don’t Know Where (or Why) You’re Going: Defining Purpose

MARKETING AND COMMS - While some sustainability terms have stood the test of time, others are now outdated. No matter what terms you use, you and your colleagues should have a shared understanding of what “purpose” means in your organization to gain its greatest benefits. Here is an up-to-date glossary for responsible business professionals.

Logitech, Nestlé, PepsiCo Among Founding Members of Design for Good Alliance
Logitech, Nestlé, PepsiCo Among Founding Members of Design for Good Alliance

COLLABORATION - The non-profit global alliance features nine organizations committed to dedicating the power of their design communities to addressing the UN SDGs — beginning with SDG 6: clean water and sanitation.

Over 100 NGOs Join Forces to Escalate Climate Pressure on Vanguard
Over 100 NGOs Join Forces to Escalate Climate Pressure on Vanguard

MARKETING AND COMMS - The world's second-largest asset manager received the worst possible score in a new climate scorecard as NGOs, grassroots groups, and finance experts ramp up pressure for it to act on climate.

The Circularity Paradox: Overcoming the Problem of Scale in Achieving a Closed Loop
The Circularity Paradox: Overcoming the Problem of Scale in Achieving a Closed Loop

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In finding innovative ways to ensure new electronics are made from their recycled counterparts, one of the biggest barriers for manufacturers continues to be the supply chain.

KLM Called Out for Misleading Claim That Travelers Can ‘Fly CO2 Zero’
KLM Called Out for Misleading Claim That Travelers Can ‘Fly CO2 Zero’

WALKING THE TALK - A Dutch advertising watchdog has ruled that a recent ad telling the airline’s customers they could fly carbon-emission free is misleading.

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BlackRock ‘Anticipates’ 75% of Portfolio Edging Toward Net Zero by 2030
BlackRock ‘Anticipates’ 75% of Portfolio Edging Toward Net Zero by 2030

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - While the announcement from the world’s largest asset manager could potentially have significant influence on lowering global emissions, BlackRock’s passive approach is a missed opportunity to actively drive the transition to a low-carbon, net-zero economy.

‘Kaizen’: How Sipsmith Is Fulfilling Its Mission to Create the Best Gin for the World
‘Kaizen’: How Sipsmith Is Fulfilling Its Mission to Create the Best Gin for the World

WALKING THE TALK - Despite having been acquired by a global spirits conglomerate, the founders of Sipsmith have been able to redefine their mission and vision for the company — as well as influence others within the global group to join them on the journey.

Shared Mobility, Accessibility, Electrification Among Keys to Sustainable Urban Future
Shared Mobility, Accessibility, Electrification Among Keys to Sustainable Urban Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The future of our cities is at stake, and it is our duty to find solutions that allow us to offer our users what they demand: more efficient and sustainable cities, at the service of people and not their cars.

Bridgestone, LanzaTech Partner to Explore Opportunities for Tire Circularity
Bridgestone, LanzaTech Partner to Explore Opportunities for Tire Circularity

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The exclusive partnership will leverage LanzaTech’s technology to create a pathway toward tire material circularity and the decarbonization of new tire production.

In a Sea of Low-Price, Profit-Driven Booking Platforms, Kind Traveler Prioritizes Impact
In a Sea of Low-Price, Profit-Driven Booking Platforms, Kind Traveler Prioritizes Impact

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Many mainstream travel agents still emphasize low prices and profit, treating both travelers and destinations as commodities; but Kind Traveler challenges the viability of such a model within an industry increasingly shaped by more conscious travelers.

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Keeping Up with Regulatory Trends, Business Opportunities in Sustainable Packaging
Keeping Up with Regulatory Trends, Business Opportunities in Sustainable Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - As we see more and more legislation aimed at improving both recyclability and safety of packaging, it is best to first understand your company’s baseline in sustainable packaging. Then, there are a growing number of tools designed to help companies keep track of and meet these evolving requirements.

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