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Hey, Logistics Sector – Let’s Talk About the Space Between Your Wheels
Hey, Logistics Sector – Let’s Talk About the Space Between Your Wheels

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The genius physicist Albert Einstein once said, “If you can't explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.” This philosophy acts as a backbone of Pauline Dawes’ idea to truly revolutionise the trucking industry. It is very simple: By using the empty space between the wheels on trailers, the sector can cut down on the amount of journeys being made, saving money, fuel and carbon in the process. It was while working as a director in the logistics sector, and doing an MBA at Manchester Business School, that Dawes was struck by the idea for SOMI Trailers.

Abeego: Reducing Food Waste by ‘Keeping It Alive’
Abeego: Reducing Food Waste by ‘Keeping It Alive’

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - It’s Waste Reduction Week in Canada, and to celebrate, I spoke to some superstar companies reducing waste through product design that are featured in the National Zero Waste Council’s Design Portfolio. For the first article in this three-part series, I spoke to Abeego founder Toni Desrosiers about her company’s reusable beeswax wraps.

Nuancing forestry impacts on biodiversity in LCA
Nuancing forestry impacts on biodiversity in LCA

PRESS RELEASE - Corporations are increasingly attuned to the influence of human activity on land use, land use changes and forestry (see LUC Guidance). With systemic thinking, businesses are aware of their supply chain’s impact and they seek additional guidance to fully integrate biodiversity gains and losses in their environmental decision-making. Forestry in particular exerts pressures on biodiversity, which are not fully accounted for in current life cycle inventories and impact assessment methodologies. As a result, life cycle assessments (LCA) strive to appropriately differentiate sustainably managed forests from the rest in terms of their impact on biodiversity.

Radley Yeldar Tackles 10 Myths in Its 'Reality Check' on Purpose
Radley Yeldar Tackles 10 Myths in Its 'Reality Check' on Purpose

WALKING THE TALK - ‘Purpose’ is not a buzzword, a strapline, a communications campaign, or repackaged CSR – nor is it a recruitment tool for millennials or only suited for worthy businesses, asserts independent marketing and communications agency Radley Yeldar (RY), which has released qualitative research on how purpose has transformed some of the world’s largest brands, from the people who work there and make it happen.

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3M Canada Hosts Summit on Innovating for Sustainability
3M Canada Hosts Summit on Innovating for Sustainability

PRESS RELEASE - As the global population continues to grow and put unprecedented strains on resources, infrastructure and the environment, it has never been more important for businesses to collaborate on finding solutions to the sustainability challenges facing the world. On October 11, 3M Canada is bringing together some of the leading thinkers on sustainability issues from business, government and academia for a day-long Sustainability Summit that will examine the business imperative for acting sustainably.

Member Spotlight: Crystal Lassiter from UPS talks eBikes and helping customers more sustainably address the growth of on-demand e-commerce
Member Spotlight: Crystal Lassiter from UPS talks eBikes and helping customers more sustainably address the growth of on-demand e-commerce

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - We recently sat down with Crystal Lassiter, Senior Director, Global Sustainability and Environmental Affairs at UPS to discuss the challenges she’s excited to tackle in her new role. Read more to discover the innovative solutions UPS is developing to drastically reduce carbon emissions, why community service is so deeply embedded in the company, and which two states Crystal has yet to visit.

Beyond Disaster Relief: How Companies Can Run to the Rescue in ‘Silent’ Emergencies
Beyond Disaster Relief: How Companies Can Run to the Rescue in ‘Silent’ Emergencies

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - This summer came to a calamitous end with the rapid succession of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, Maria and Nate, two earthquakes in Mexico, rampant wildfires currently raging across Northern and Southern California, and countless other natural and man-made disasters across the globe.

Avery Dennison RBIS: Creating Technologies to Drive Sustainable Change
Avery Dennison RBIS: Creating Technologies to Drive Sustainable Change

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - With Sustainable September now underway, an opportunity to elevate the importance of sustainability on a global scale, and the release of our 2014-2016 sustainability report, All of Us, Every Day; we caught up with our own Michael Colarossi, VP of Innovation, Product Line Management and Sustainability.

Redefining Ethical Business, Education, Activism, Customer Experiences All Key to 'The Good Life'
Redefining Ethical Business, Education, Activism, Customer Experiences All Key to 'The Good Life'

WALKING THE TALK - Last week, at the third and final SB Buenos Aires event of 2017, perspectives from the worlds of arts, finance, education, big business, healthcare, urban planning, consumers, activist brands and more provided a 360-degree look at how organizations around the world are working to manifest our changing vision of “The Good Life” – and highlighted the amount of work yet to be done.

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Be a Purpose-Driven Business by Being a Purpose-Driven Workplace
Be a Purpose-Driven Business by Being a Purpose-Driven Workplace

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - This is an excerpt from Rise Up: How to Build a Socially Conscious Business, released this week from Elevate Publishing. Purpose-driven companies regard employees as their most critical resource, one to be nurtured and sustained rather than exhausted and played out like a mine with a short-term life expectancy.

The Same, But Different: Some Thoughts on Japanese Business
The Same, But Different: Some Thoughts on Japanese Business

LEADERSHIP - I recently visited Tokyo on a business trip and had the chance to meet with a number of Japanese companies. At the end of a three-hour meeting with sustainability professionals from a dozen or so multinationals, the host asked me for my impressions of Japanese organizations and their sustainability efforts. My honest answer: “I’m confused.”

Utility Customers Affected by Irma, Harvey Unknowingly Supporting Dirty Energy
Utility Customers Affected by Irma, Harvey Unknowingly Supporting Dirty Energy

CLEANTECH - In the northwestern city where I live, when you walk out the door, the first thing you see is smoke. It blankets trees and houses, it hangs thick in the air, it covers the foothills, it seeps out from between buildings; it hangs, illuminated by streetlights at night. The shroud of smoke over the sun means less people are enjoying the great outdoors, but there’s one thing that hasn’t changed: People are still driving to work. Regardless of how much air pollution we have to contend with, the economy must go on. Yet this same economy is contributing to climate change.

BillerudKorsnäs Among The Most Sustainable Companies In The World
BillerudKorsnäs Among The Most Sustainable Companies In The World

PRESS RELEASE - Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index covers the leading 20 percent of the largest European companies in terms of sustainability. Dow Jones World Index includes equivalent leading 10 percent of the companies worldwide. The fact that BillerudKorsnäs now is included in the World Index and once again named sustainability leader in it’s category is particular due to its performance within risk and crisis management, climate strategy and labor practice indicators.

Review: The Indispensible How-to (and How-Not-to) Guide to Making, Marketing ‘Greener Products’
Review: The Indispensible How-to (and How-Not-to) Guide to Making, Marketing ‘Greener Products’

MARKETING AND COMMS - Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a book that summarized the successful sustainability strategies typically showcased at Sustainable Brands conferences?

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'Our Responsibility for the Long Game': An Excerpt from ‘The Clean Money Revolution’
'Our Responsibility for the Long Game': An Excerpt from ‘The Clean Money Revolution’

THE NEXT ECONOMY - We need a financial plan for achieving a safe world in the next thirty years. This period will be crucial as social and ecological externalities come home to roost. We need a rapid reinvention of capitalism, finance, and wealth management. We need to rethink power and purpose. Otherwise, this revolutionary moment where “the 20 percent could consciously shift trillions of dollars” will be replaced with “global meltdown, all bets are off, retreat to your bunkers, hope the military can protect you.”

Methodological guidance to help companies account for climate change impacts of land use and deforestation now enters pilot phase
Methodological guidance to help companies account for climate change impacts of land use and deforestation now enters pilot phase

PRESS RELEASE - Boston, US, September 5, 2017 – The environmental sustainability consulting group Quantis is proud to announce the release of the “Land Use Change Guidance: Accounting for GHG Emissions in the Supply Chain” (Learn more about the LUC Guidance on the Quantis website).

How Small Offices Can Save 22 Trees, One Car's Annual Emissions and More
How Small Offices Can Save 22 Trees, One Car's Annual Emissions and More

PRESS RELEASE - If your company wants to make a difference environmentally, one place to start is with your choice of office paper.

Joan Antoni Melé: Human Dignity Is Fundamental to a New, Better Economy
Joan Antoni Melé: Human Dignity Is Fundamental to a New, Better Economy

WALKING THE TALK - Translated from Spanish — view original interview here.

Rolland assesses the benefits with science
Rolland assesses the benefits with science

PRESS RELEASE - More than twelve years ago, paper industry professionals said that Rolland had lost its mind. In 2004, we launched a recycled copy paper that many claimed customers would not buy. Today, that paper – Rolland Enviro – represents more than half of our production. So, how did Rolland become convinced it was on the right track?

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Do You Have What It Takes To Be The Next Great Nutritionist? Pepsi Wants to Know!
Do You Have What It Takes To Be The Next Great Nutritionist? Pepsi Wants to Know!

PRESS RELEASE - Are you serious about smoothies? Nuts over nut butters? The person everyone turns to for a healthy recipe? Today is your lucky day. mindbodygreen and PepsiCo North America Nutrition—an internal division that encompasses PepsiCo’s flagship nutrition brands including Quaker, Tropicana, Naked, and KeVita—are launching a competition to find the Next Great Nutritionist!

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