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While Climate Policy Catches Up, Here’s Some Groundbreaking Cleantech to Be Excited About
While Climate Policy Catches Up, Here’s Some Groundbreaking Cleantech to Be Excited About

CLEANTECH - The remaining barriers to a climate-resilient future are political, rather than technological. Much of the tech required to transition to a low-carbon economy already exists — here are just a few to look out for.

Could Air-Based Foods Be the Alternative Diet Trend That Saves the Planet?
Could Air-Based Foods Be the Alternative Diet Trend That Saves the Planet?

CLEANTECH - “We are already seeing a shift from animal-based to plant-based protein. The next evolution — from land-based to air-based protein — will allow us to [feed] a growing population without needing to remove rainforests or natural habitats.”

European CEOs Identify 5 'Jobs to Be Done’ to Foster Enduring, Sustainable, Inclusive Growth Model
European CEOs Identify 5 'Jobs to Be Done’ to Foster Enduring, Sustainable, Inclusive Growth Model

LEADERSHIP - Report features insights from discussions with 27 top business leaders as part of Xynteo’s Europe Delivers program — including CEOs of AXA, Danone, EDF Energy, IKEA Group, Mastercard, Nestlé, Nokia, Schneider Electric and Tesco.

Beyond Global Thinking: NASA’s Jim Adams on Ensuring Humanity’s Future
Beyond Global Thinking: NASA’s Jim Adams on Ensuring Humanity’s Future

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Ahead of his upcoming keynote at SB’19 Madrid and 50 years after the Moon landing, we spoke with Jim Adams — recently retired Deputy Chief Technologist at NASA — about the moonshot thinking humanity now needs.

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UPDATE: Salesforce’s Sustainability Cloud Empowers Business to Drive Impactful Climate Action
UPDATE: Salesforce’s Sustainability Cloud Empowers Business to Drive Impactful Climate Action

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Salesforce reinforces sustainability commitments at UNGA and Climate Week NYC with stakeholder engagement, STEM investments, and a new carbon accounting product.

Blockchain and the Climate Crisis: Beyond the Hype
Blockchain and the Climate Crisis: Beyond the Hype

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Blockchain’s full potential cannot be forecast with certainty. Yet, in a messy world where various parties struggle to gain enough good faith to work together on solutions, systems that engender trust will lay the foundation for progress.

Abbott named the industry leader in sustainability for the seventh consecutive year on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)
Abbott named the industry leader in sustainability for the seventh consecutive year on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)

PRESS RELEASE - Abbott achieves top scores across all three key areas of economic, social and environmental performance, earns more than double the average score in Health Care Equipment & Supplies industry sector.

Meet the Latest 12 Startups Set to Change Fashion as We Know it
Meet the Latest 12 Startups Set to Change Fashion as We Know it

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Innovations in garment fitting, recycling, intelligent machinery and a virtual garment marketplace are among the 12 new innovations joining the latest Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator Programme.

Q&A: How Akamai, VPPAs Are Paving the Way for a Corporate Clean Energy Future
Q&A: How Akamai, VPPAs Are Paving the Way for a Corporate Clean Energy Future

CLEANTECH - Akamai, which has committed to power the internet more sustainably, took part in the US’ first corporate aggregated VPPA — a game-changing approach for smaller renewable energy buyers.

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Can a Mobile App Help Barry Callebaut Eradicate Poverty in the Cocoa Supply Chain?
Can a Mobile App Help Barry Callebaut Eradicate Poverty in the Cocoa Supply Chain?

SUPPLY CHAIN - Big data is now helping Barry Callebaut improve its farmer support programs in typically low-tech environments such as cocoa farms.

What If We Could Geo-Locate the Next Deadly Outbreak — Months Before It Happened?
What If We Could Geo-Locate the Next Deadly Outbreak — Months Before It Happened?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The AIME platform uses artificial intelligence to enable countries and their health practitioners to proactively deal with deadly outbreaks of disease.

AI Helping to Ensure Clean Water, Improve Yields, Protect Forests
AI Helping to Ensure Clean Water, Improve Yields, Protect Forests

CLEANTECH - Computer scientists at Intel are protecting the earth and we humans on it through a dedicated unit called AI for Social Good. We caught up with Head Anna Bethke and several of Intel’s software innovators to learn more about their work.

How Can Sustainability Be a Win for B2B Companies? Ask Flex
How Can Sustainability Be a Win for B2B Companies? Ask Flex

CLEANTECH - Consumer-facing companies get a lot of the attention for their sustainability efforts through great ads and campaigns. But there is a huge role for B2B companies to benefit from sustainability solutions, as well. Flex is one of these.

SB'19 Detroit: Transparency, Alliances Unsnarling the Tangled Webs We Weave
SB'19 Detroit: Transparency, Alliances Unsnarling the Tangled Webs We Weave

SUPPLY CHAIN - SB'19 Detroit was full of rich discussions from brands, technology providers and alliances driving holistic changes in supply chains and other complex systems — and shining light on problems along the way.

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AI, Biomaterials, Circularity: The A-B-Cs of a Flourishing Future
AI, Biomaterials, Circularity: The A-B-Cs of a Flourishing Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - On Monday and Tuesday at SB’19 Detroit, dozens of encouraging stories and divergent strategies emerged from the growing roster of organizations on a mission to improve some of our most common products and services.

See Change: Real-Time Visibility Into Land Changes Key to Ending Deforestation
See Change: Real-Time Visibility Into Land Changes Key to Ending Deforestation

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - With technological advances in Earth observation, we may be only a few years away from screening commodity index funds for environmental risks the same way we account for other financially material risks in public equities today.

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Launches Tech Venture to Scale Higg Index
Sustainable Apparel Coalition Launches Tech Venture to Scale Higg Index

NEW METRICS - Higg Co. will provide the trusted technology industry needs to be able to implement the Higg Index at scale; while the SAC will continue to focus on driving sustainability measurement and improvements in the apparel, footwear and textile industry.

Technology Partnerships Bridge Gaps Among Landscapes, Communities, Stakeholders
Technology Partnerships Bridge Gaps Among Landscapes, Communities, Stakeholders

SUPPLY CHAIN - Private companies increasingly recognize the role they play in global conservation efforts. Technology providers have smartly strategized ways to make business operations more efficient than ever before and aid corporations in meeting their commitments to sustainability.

SB’19 Paris, Day 3: Confidence, Cautionary Tales About a Tech-Driven Future
SB’19 Paris, Day 3: Confidence, Cautionary Tales About a Tech-Driven Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As SB’19 Paris wound down to a close, two thought-provoking roundtables on Tech, Science and Ethics explored conflicting views regarding a rise in AI applications; and how, for the next generation of purpose-driven startups, not all investors are created equal.

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Microsoft Increases Carbon Fee, Doubles Down on AI for Sustainability
Microsoft Increases Carbon Fee, Doubles Down on AI for Sustainability

CLEANTECH - Informed by new research from PwC UK that shows AI can boost global GDP by up to 4.4% and reduce emissions by 4% by 2030, Microsoft commits to a tech-first approach to drive progress across operations, products, customers and data science.

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