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Forget Bitcoin, Planting Trees Can Offer Amazing Returns
Forget Bitcoin, Planting Trees Can Offer Amazing Returns

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - A new report has found that money actually does grow on trees. Businesses are making money from planting trees and growing sales as rapidly as 10 times per year.

Cisco Accelerates Global Problem Solving in 2017
Cisco Accelerates Global Problem Solving in 2017

PRESS RELEASE - Our world is more connected than ever before, and these connections are increasing. Research predicts that 500 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2030. Explosive growth and innovations, including augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are also transforming our global landscape in unprecedented ways.

Why Take a Duck to CES? How Tech Is Helping Aflac Put Purpose Into Practice
Why Take a Duck to CES? How Tech Is Helping Aflac Put Purpose Into Practice

WALKING THE TALK - Nested between smart mirrors, driverless cars, and paper-thin TVs, a little duck fluffed its feathers, awaiting its big debut. Unlike most of the 3,900+ products at the crowded cultural phenomenon that is the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the duck was not for sale. No matter: the response from attendees was remarkable.

4 Sustainability-Driven Startups Vie for $50K in Women Who Tech Challenge
4 Sustainability-Driven Startups Vie for $50K in Women Who Tech Challenge

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Furthering its mission to close the funding gap and help women launch startups and raise capital, nonprofit Women Who Tech has released the names of the 10 finalists selected for the sixth Women Startup Challenge. The finalists will pitch their ideas in a Shark Tank-style competition to top investors and an audience of tech industry executives at Google’s New York campus in March.

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How a ‘People Dam’ Helped Save a Regional Community in Japan
How a ‘People Dam’ Helped Save a Regional Community in Japan

WALKING THE TALK - Naruto City, on the northeast tip of Tokushima Prefecture — Shikoku, Japan. The Naruto Strait’s whirling tides are popular with tourists, but in recent years the region, like many others, has struggled to cope with the exodus of people and industry to urban areas.

2018 Circulars Honors 7 Innovators Accelerating a Waste-Free Future
2018 Circulars Honors 7 Innovators Accelerating a Waste-Free Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - At the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, WEF, the Forum of Young Global Leaders and Accenture revealed the winners of the 2018 Circulars. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made notable contributions to the circular economy. The fourth annual awards ceremony showcased advances from the private and public sectors that drive innovation and growth while reducing dependence on scarce natural resources.

Member Spotlight: Dave Stangis, CSO at Campbell, on his work ethic and why he’s grateful for the Sustainable Brands community
Member Spotlight: Dave Stangis, CSO at Campbell, on his work ethic and why he’s grateful for the Sustainable Brands community

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - We recently spoke with Dave Stangis (@DaveStangis), vice president corporate responsibility and chief sustainability officer at Campbell Soup Company, about his unexpected entrée into a successful sustainability career and how he stays passionate about his work. Keep reading to learn how his interest in science and technology is a continuous source of inspiration and what he does when he’s not working on a Campbell project (which is rare).

CDP: Automakers Must Embrace Disruption to Remain Relevant in Low-Carbon Transition
CDP: Automakers Must Embrace Disruption to Remain Relevant in Low-Carbon Transition

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The auto sector is facing a complete overhaul with technological disruption already well underway. In order to remain relevant in the low-carbon transition, automotive companies must rapidly adapt to address technological disruption and environmental regulation. This is the key finding of a new report from CDP, which analyzes 16 of the world’s largest publicly listed automotive companies with a total market capitalization of $790 billion.

WEF Issues Stark Reminder That Our World Is Under Threat; Complacency Not an Option
WEF Issues Stark Reminder That Our World Is Under Threat; Complacency Not an Option

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As we navigate our own private echo chambers day to day, it is tempting to allow oneself to be swept up in the positivity so prevalent in sustainable business circles right now. We have the technologies, ideas and business models to succeed and the time is now to right the world of its wrongs to create a resilient and sustainable society for all. But the reality presents a frighteningly different picture, filled with huge challenges and a demand for ever more complex solutions.

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Trending: New Filtering, Recycling Technologies to Take Water Stewardship to the Next Level
Trending: New Filtering, Recycling Technologies to Take Water Stewardship to the Next Level

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As the problems of microplastics and water scarcity persist, businesses are looking to new technologies to encourage greater consumer and corporate water stewardship. Platform technology company Xeros Technologies has developed a washing machine component capable of removing microfibers from home laundry wastewater.

Can Huawei Crack the US Market Without Environmental Credentials?
Can Huawei Crack the US Market Without Environmental Credentials?

CLEANTECH - Your bus shelter and web browser may soon be blanketed with ads promoting “The best phone you’ve never heard of," heralding the arrival of a new smartphone that has finally come to town. Who is this mysterious “newcomer”? None other than Chinese IT giant Huawei. Huawei, which is already the world’s third-largest smartphone maker, announced this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas the arrival of its flagship smartphone, the Mate 10 Pro, to the US market.

Sustainable Value Chains & Blockchain: Practical Applications
Sustainable Value Chains & Blockchain: Practical Applications

SUPPLY CHAIN - Blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, has certainly earned its space as one of the most talked-about topics of 2017. Regardless of whether one views these new 'currencies' as an investment opportunity or bubble waiting to burst, the underlying technology has already demonstrated the ability to rapidly and dramatically alter markets, and many in the sustainability sector are asking — and experimenting with — what will come next.

Panasonic to Transform Denver Into Smart, Sustainable City of the Future
Panasonic to Transform Denver Into Smart, Sustainable City of the Future

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Though widely known for its consumer electronics products, Panasonic is using its tech expertise to focus on a new venture: creating smart, sustainable cities of the future. Building on the success of its Sustainable Smart Town in Fujisawa, Japan — a factory turned thriving community complete with EV charging stations, IoT-enabled homes and businesses, and a renewable energy system providing a five-day storage of off-grid power — the company is bringing its

Trending: Fossil Fuels Finally Taking a Back Seat to Wind
Trending: Fossil Fuels Finally Taking a Back Seat to Wind

CLEANTECH - Wind’s potential to fuel the next economy is no longer speculation, but rather fact. According to new research by Research & Markets, energy statistics from Denmark and a pledge made by the UK government to phase out coal by 2025, fossil fuels are officially on the decline. The global market for wind turbines is rapidly expanding, as indicated by a new study from Research & Markets, which predicts annual industry growth of 6.7 percent to 2022. The report presents a comprehensive analysis of the current wind turbine market in four regions — North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Rest of the World (ROW) — and its future direction.

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Trending: Local Solutions Could Hold the Key to Reducing Global Food Waste
Trending: Local Solutions Could Hold the Key to Reducing Global Food Waste

WASTE NOT - While food industry giants and software companies have played an important role in creating solutions for reducing food waste, local community members are proving to be just as critical in driving the movement forward.

How to Start a Sustainable Small Business
How to Start a Sustainable Small Business

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Does the phrase “sustainable small business” refer to a small business that contributes to environmental sustainability or to a small business that will last? The answer is both.

Trending: Scientists Uncover Unexpected Uses for Harmful Greenhouse Gases
Trending: Scientists Uncover Unexpected Uses for Harmful Greenhouse Gases

CLEANTECH - Though harmful greenhouse gases are charged with driving unprecedented — and dangerous — climate change, they’re proving to be an unlikely ally to researchers working on solutions to treat African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) and reduce the variability of renewable power.

A New Year’s Resolution for Retailers: Eliminate Toxic Chemicals
A New Year’s Resolution for Retailers: Eliminate Toxic Chemicals

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - This New Year’s, retailers should make a resolution to get toxic chemicals out of their products and packaging. At a time when the EPA is undermining the implementation of the nation’s new chemical safety law enacted just last year, it’s more critical than ever for retailers to step up and use their market clout to drive dangerous chemicals out of commerce and ensure substitutes are safe. Over the past year, we’ve seen a growing number of retailers adopt new or expand sustainability policies to identify and remove chemicals that are harmful to public health.

Vatican Unveils Climate Change Accelerator Finalists
Vatican Unveils Climate Change Accelerator Finalists

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Vatican might seem an unlikely backdrop for cutting-edge climate change technology, but Stephen Forte of Fresco Capital Fund and Imagine Ventures’ Eric Harr are helping turn the Holy See into a hub for sustainability through their fledgling Laudato Si startup accelerator.

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Peace Boat's Ecoship to Bring Sustainability to the High Seas in 2020
Peace Boat's Ecoship to Bring Sustainability to the High Seas in 2020

CLEANTECH - Sustainable isn’t a word often used to describe the cruise industry, which has historically received less than stellar grades for its environmental performance (although there have been signs of improvement). But Peace Boat, an NGO working to promote peace, human rights, sustainable development and respect for the environment, has unveiled a new ship worthy of the descriptor.

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