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There is No ‘Away’: How Each of Us Can Help Stop Plastic Pollution
There is No ‘Away’: How Each of Us Can Help Stop Plastic Pollution

WASTE NOT - Last month, Indonesia pledged to cut plastic pollution by an astounding 70 percent by 2025, in response to the UN Environment Programme’s #CleanSeas campaign. This commitment is a huge step forward in reducing the more than 8 million tons of plastic going into our oceans every year.

Publication of the 2016 Nestlé in Society Creating Shared Value and Meeting Our Commitments Report
Publication of the 2016 Nestlé in Society Creating Shared Value and Meeting Our Commitments Report

PRESS RELEASE - Nestlé S.A., today released its annual Nestlé in society: Creating Shared Value and meeting our commitments report for 2016. The report demonstrates how the company purpose, ambitions and 42 specific public commitments contribute to society. Guided by its purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future, Nestlé works alongside partners to create shared value, thus contributing to society while ensuring the long‑term success of the business.

Heineken Couples Sustainability and Financial Reporting as Emissions Tumble
Heineken Couples Sustainability and Financial Reporting as Emissions Tumble

PRESS RELEASE - A "firm belief" that business growth and sustainability go hand-in-hand has seen Heineken publish its latest sustainability report alongside a financial report for the first time, with the report highlighting rapid business expansion alongside a decrease in emissions. Heineken’s latest sustainability report, released on Wednesday (22 February), reveals a 37% reduction in carbon emissions in production against 2008 levels, just short of the 40% target for 2020. When looking at absolute carbon reductions, a 5% reduction has been recorded in the same timeframe, despite Heineken growing its business volumes by 52%.

Twinings Puts Communities First with New SDG-Aligned Framework
Twinings Puts Communities First with New SDG-Aligned Framework

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Just days after WWF and ISEAL released a new report highlighting the importance of aligning sustainability standards with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), tea brand Twinings announced a new framework designed to improve the lives of tea workers in its supply chain.

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SDSN Highlights Youth-Led SDG Innovation Projects in New Solutions Report
SDSN Highlights Youth-Led SDG Innovation Projects in New Solutions Report

LEADERSHIP - The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has released its first edition of the Youth Solutions Report, which identifies 50 youth-led projects that aim to solve the world’s toughest issues, during the UN ECOSOC Youth Forum at the United Nations Headquarters.

Leading By Example: Sustainable Brands Partners With South Pole Group to Power Next Generation of Events With Renewable Energy
Leading By Example: Sustainable Brands Partners With South Pole Group to Power Next Generation of Events With Renewable Energy

PRESS RELEASE - Zurich, Switzerland, and San Francisco, United States, 14 February, 2017 - The momentum in renewable energy has accelerated and made the transition to a low-carbon economy more inevitable. As more organizations set targets of growing the share of renewable energy in their consumption, being able to trace the origin of energy and the impacts of renewable energy procurement has never been more important.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Links Commitment and Actions to Global Goals
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Links Commitment and Actions to Global Goals

PRESS RELEASE - A turbulent economy and global forces, such as climate change and poverty, have created pressing social challenges that demand urgent action. In response, 193 world leaders signed-on to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—also called the Global Goals—to implement a 2030 vision for improving the health of our planet, and the livelihood of its inhabitants.

Over 80 Major Companies Across the UK Urge PM to Deliver on UN SDGs
Over 80 Major Companies Across the UK Urge PM to Deliver on UN SDGs

LEADERSHIP - In an open letter to the Prime Minister, more than 80 leading companies have united in a call on the government to demonstrate its commitment to delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The SDGs: Who Is Leading the Way One Year Later?
The SDGs: Who Is Leading the Way One Year Later?

CLEANTECH - Every 15 years, the United Nations gets together to determine its next steps in bettering the earth and the people on it. In late 2015, this took the form of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs focus on climate action, decreasing poverty, increasing access to health, reducing inequality, and increasing sustainable development, in both rural and developed areas, over the next 15 years. Although the goals appear broad and ambitious, the UN aims to further the advancement of people while protecting and fostering the health and wellbeing of the planet.

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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.

Kimberly-Clark Engages Local Entrepreneurs to Combat Global Sanitation Crisis
Kimberly-Clark Engages Local Entrepreneurs to Combat Global Sanitation Crisis

COLLABORATION - Increasing access to clean, safe and sustainable sanitation to 10 million people by 2022 is a top priority for personal care corporation Kimberly-Clark’s Sustainability 2022 goals, and on November 19, World Toilet Day, the company renewed its commitment to its Toilets Change Lives program, a multi-national commercial program that leverages the power of its well-known brands to educate and engage consumers and help solve the global sanitation crisis.

15 Food Giants, Retailers Step Up to Chop Food Loss and Waste by 2030
15 Food Giants, Retailers Step Up to Chop Food Loss and Waste by 2030

WASTE NOT - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy have recognized 15 U.S. businesses and organizations pledging concrete steps to reduce food loss and waste in their operations 50 percent by 2030, as recommended by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

New Metrics for a New Economy: Restore the Earth's EcoMetrics Model
New Metrics for a New Economy: Restore the Earth's EcoMetrics Model

NEW METRICS - The New Economy has begun. One year into a world where global leaders have agreed to act on 17 concrete Sustainable Development Goals, and where the full force of law is now behind the international agreement on climate change, we are speeding toward a bright future for business that creates value for people, the planet, and the economy.

GRI Launches World’s First Global Standards for Sustainability Reporting
GRI Launches World’s First Global Standards for Sustainability Reporting

NEW METRICS - The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) released new global sustainability reporting standards, which it says will enhance corporate transparency worldwide. The standards give companies a common language for disclosing non-financial information, and will help firms “make better decisions” and contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, or Global Goals).

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Asia Pulp & Paper Signs Onto Multiparty Collaboration for Clean Water, Education in Indonesia
Asia Pulp & Paper Signs Onto Multiparty Collaboration for Clean Water, Education in Indonesia

COLLABORATION - Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) is reinforcing its commitment towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through participation in “The Pari Island Project,” a new multiparty collaboration aimed at improving the availability and sustainability of clean water in Indonesia.

PepsiCo, Nestlé, McCain Among Firms to Set Food Industry Sustainability Targets for 2025
PepsiCo, Nestlé, McCain Among Firms to Set Food Industry Sustainability Targets for 2025

LEADERSHIP - The host of food and drink company members of the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) Food and Drink Federation (FDF) have developed a series of new sustainability commitments. The newly-released “Ambition 2025” document builds on the group’s previous “Five-Fold Environmental Ambition” and includes goals related to climate change, food waste, packaging, water, transport, supply chains and natural capital, as well as case studies highlighting some of their members’ best practices.

Sustainable Brands Releases Full Program for Annual New Metrics Conference
Sustainable Brands Releases Full Program for Annual New Metrics Conference

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, October 7, 2016 – Sustainable Brands® recently announced the full program for New Metrics’16, scheduled for November 14-16 in Boston, MA. Drawing together over 400 global business leaders, the conference will focus on the emerging methods for identifying, measuring, and quantifying new forms of business risk and value, as well as include strategies for communicating the impact of that value to stakeholders. 

SDGs Becoming More Prominent in Sustainability Reporting, But Challenges Remain
SDGs Becoming More Prominent in Sustainability Reporting, But Challenges Remain

NEW METRICS - One year after the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, or Global Goals), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) proudly announced that nearly a third of its members are communicating on the SDGs, just as United Nations (UN) officials called for more integration of the Goals into corporate sustainability reporting at an annual meeting in Geneva.

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Johnson & Johnson Advances Commitment to Improve Global Health and Well-Being
Johnson & Johnson Advances Commitment to Improve Global Health and Well-Being

PRESS RELEASE - Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) announced a new five-year commitment to help advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to help improve the health and well-being of men, women and children around the world. Johnson & Johnson is dedicating its expertise and innovations to ignite global partnerships and catalyze efforts through a variety of new implementation plans, targets and metrics. The announcement comes along with an expanded commitment by Johnson & Johnson to further strengthen the resilience of refugee and displaced children and their families in Syria and its neighboring countries where the need is greatest.

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