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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.

Trending: Food-Focused Tech Solutions Helping Slash Waste While Recouping Revenue
Trending: Food-Focused Tech Solutions Helping Slash Waste While Recouping Revenue

WASTE NOT - Food waste may be on the rise, but startups across the globe are developing new solutions to drive waste — and costs — down to an all-time low.

Cargill, Techstars Aim to Future-Fit the Food System with Farm-to-Fork Accelerator
Cargill, Techstars Aim to Future-Fit the Food System with Farm-to-Fork Accelerator

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Cargill is betting on tech to future-fit the food system: the agricultural giant has partnered with Techstars and Ecolab to launch the Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator in an effort to accelerate food industry innovation. Based in Minneapolis, MN, the Accelerator will kick off in the summer of 2018.

Bee Token Harnesses Blockchain to Level the Sharing Economy Playing Field
Bee Token Harnesses Blockchain to Level the Sharing Economy Playing Field

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Decentralized sharing economy platform The Bee Token has debuted a first look at Beenest, a short-term housing marketplace that uses a sophisticated blockchain technology to address the consumer-facing issues with today’s centralized business model.

Netflix's ‘Rotten’ Exposes Waste, Fraud, Corruption in Food Industry
Netflix's ‘Rotten’ Exposes Waste, Fraud, Corruption in Food Industry

MARKETING AND COMMS - The food industry is in transition, with new technologies, programs and initiatives targeting everything from food waste to resource efficiency and traceability emerging almost daily to nudge the sector towards greater sustainability. Though symbols of progress, these advancements are just a drop in the ocean. Many consumers are still unaware of the issues affecting the global food system, which poses a considerable challenge to progress.

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Trending: Fashion Positive, ZDHC Launch Resource Hubs to Drive Collaboration, Circularity
Trending: Fashion Positive, ZDHC Launch Resource Hubs to Drive Collaboration, Circularity

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Circularity is slowing making its way into the fashion industry, aiming to transform one of the most polluting sectors into a shining example of sustainability, but it still has a long way to go before it can truly shed its bad reputation. Technology has been an important driver of change, allowing brands to improve efficiencies and reduce impacts, but the sharing of resources and best practices is proving to be just as critical in nudging the industry forward towards a circular future.

Trending: High-Tech Shipping Crates, Precision Technology Poised to Revolutionize Urban Ag
Trending: High-Tech Shipping Crates, Precision Technology Poised to Revolutionize Urban Ag

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Between a growing global population — which is estimated to reach 9.5 billion by 2050 — rapid urbanization and climate change, shifting agricultural to a more sustainable model is essential for safeguarding the future of our food system. Startups in the United States and Singapore are ready to rise to the challenge, championing food sustainability through new technologies and infrastructure solutions designed with urban environments in mind.

New Carbon-Capture Process Could Help Coal Plants Eliminate Emissions
New Carbon-Capture Process Could Help Coal Plants Eliminate Emissions

CLEANTECH - Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have developed a technology that could finally make it economically feasible for coal plants to curb their carbon emissions.

IBM, Walmart, JD Harness Blockchain Tech to Improve Food Transparency, Safety in China
IBM, Walmart, JD Harness Blockchain Tech to Improve Food Transparency, Safety in China

COLLABORATION - IBM has announced that it is teaming up with Walmart, JD.com and Tsinghua University National Engineering Laboratory for E-Commerce Technologies to launch a Blockchain Food Safety Alliance to enhance food tracking, traceability and safety in China.

Tech Giants Dominate 2017 JUST 100 List of Top Corporate Citizens
Tech Giants Dominate 2017 JUST 100 List of Top Corporate Citizens

WALKING THE TALK - JUST Capital, a nonprofit research organization, and Forbes have released the 2017 edition of the JUST 100 List, which ranks publicly traded companies in the US on their performance to act on the priorities of the public.

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Cisco’s FY17 CSR Report: Accelerating Global Problem Solving
Cisco’s FY17 CSR Report: Accelerating Global Problem Solving

PRESS RELEASE - We live in a digitally connected world where anyone can be a global problem solver, addressing critical issues like unemployment, hunger, poverty, climate change, and income inequality. By combining the power of technology with innovative, entrepreneurial, and passionate people, we can accelerate solutions that create positive and lasting change. Last year, Cisco set an ambitious new goal: harnessing the power of global problem solvers to positively impact the lives of one billion people by 2025. We set out to achieve this goal and make this impact in three ways:

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