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PAIA: A sector-driven tool to drive transformation in ICT
PAIA: A sector-driven tool to drive transformation in ICT

PRESS RELEASE - Information and communications technologies (ICT) have revolutionized the way we communicate, collaborate and work. Now, they’re emerging as a critical tool for slashing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by helping companies and consumers consume energy in a more intelligent and efficient way. While ICT is being used to shape smarter cities, transportation systems, industrial processes and more,  the industry is also a net source of GHG emissions.

At LG, customer-centricity revolves around sustainability
At LG, customer-centricity revolves around sustainability

PRESS RELEASE - The term ‘sustainable company’ is thrown around quite loosely and frequently these days. It seems to be one of the bigger buzzwords of the decade. At the core of this trend, lies a joined consensus between consumers and the general public: they are not satisfied with businesses that focus only on short-term profit maximization. People tend to stay loyal to businesses that are far more considerate of human needs and the environment in general. LG Electronics (LG), is heavily invested in creating innovative industry-leading products focused on creating sustainable domestic home-living for its trend-setting consumers.

Sustainable Brands Reveals Initial Conference Details for Annual Flagship Conference
Sustainable Brands Reveals Initial Conference Details for Annual Flagship Conference

PRESS RELEASE - 3,000+ brand and innovation leaders to convene June 3-6 at SB’19 Detroit SAN FRANCISCO, November 27, 2018 – Sustainable Brands® recently released the event brochure for its annual flagship conference: SB’19 Detroit. More than 3,000 business leaders are expected to gather June 3-6, 2019 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan to learn how brands can stay relevant by delivering the Good Life consumers seek today, marked by balanced simplicity and connections to family, community and the environment.

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Kickstarter, EDF Partner to Push for Better Product Development
Kickstarter, EDF Partner to Push for Better Product Development

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Kickstarter PBC and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today unveiled new features on Kickstarter aimed at helping innovators evaluate and reduce the environmental impact of their products from the concept stage. Kickstarter and EDF worked together to develop an information hub called the Environmental Resource Center, as well as a space where project creators are asked to publicly commit to environmental practices. These features will help thousands of people create sustainable products by embedding environmental considerations into the early planning stages.

Playfully exploring the SDGs: SAP counts on gamification
Playfully exploring the SDGs: SAP counts on gamification

PRESS RELEASE - IT-company SAP counts on gamification to make employees, customers and partners more familiar with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through its new “Wheel of Purpose”. Gamification means applying game-typical elements to a context that has little to do with games to raise motivation and joy for educational content.

Sharing Is the Key to Scaling Sustainability
Sharing Is the Key to Scaling Sustainability

COLLABORATION - A solid argument can be made that corporate America has made significant progress in the sustainability arena.

Technology and China’s Green Development - Innovating An Environmentally Sustainable Future
Technology and China’s Green Development - Innovating An Environmentally Sustainable Future

PRESS RELEASE - SAP has made environmental sustainability an integral part of corporate strategy. We strive to promote sustainability across our entire business and to extend our impact through partners and customers. One area of the world where this is vitally important is China. As the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter and manufacturing powerhouse, China is a focal point for any conversation around global environmental issues. The country’s central government is committed to policies ensuring that its accelerated development takes full consideration of the environment.

McGill University's Bensadoun School to Shape Sustainable Future of Retail
McGill University's Bensadoun School to Shape Sustainable Future of Retail

THE NEXT ECONOMY - On Friday, Montreal’s McGill University announced the opening of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management (BSRM) — a hub for students, researchers and practitioners to work collaboratively towards bringing retailers into the 21st century. An interdisciplinary, forward-looking school dedicated to all facets of the retail industry, its research and programming will focus on fostering sustainable consumption and healthy societies.

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Dow Wins Six Prestigious 2018 R&D 100 Awards from R&D Magazine
Dow Wins Six Prestigious 2018 R&D 100 Awards from R&D Magazine

PRESS RELEASE - Six innovative technologies from Dow, the world’s leading materials science company, were recognized with R&D 100 awards on November 16, 2018. The R&D 100 Awards, a signature program of R&D Magazine, is designed to identify and celebrate the top 100 revolutionary technologies introduced during the past year.

Trending: Bison Down Jacket, Circular Undies Latest Apparel Nixing Waste
Trending: Bison Down Jacket, Circular Undies Latest Apparel Nixing Waste

WASTE NOT - The global movement to end textile waste continues, with the release of outer- and undergarments from new and established brands alike.

Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN Launches New Partnerships to Help Farmers Scale Sustainably
Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN Launches New Partnerships to Help Farmers Scale Sustainably

SUPPLY CHAIN - This week, Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN (LOLS) has launched two new partnerships aimed at helping farmers scale their sustainability efforts.

New Global Map of Ancient, Endangered Forests Brings Conservation Science to Boardrooms
New Global Map of Ancient, Endangered Forests Brings Conservation Science to Boardrooms

SUPPLY CHAIN - Today marks the public launch of a new online tool that will enable global companies to identify the world’s ancient and endangered forests.

sonnen, Pearl Homes Launch First Affordable, Carbon-Free Housing Community
sonnen, Pearl Homes Launch First Affordable, Carbon-Free Housing Community

CLEANTECH - sonnen, a global market leader in smart residential energy storage, has partnered with Pearl Homes — the U.S. leader in LEED residential development — and Google Home to bring their vision of a 'Net-Zero-Plus and Climate-Positive' community, complete with solar + storage and home automation, to life in Manatee County, Florida.

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Off-Hours Consumer Delivery Systems May Unlock Sustainability at Scale
Off-Hours Consumer Delivery Systems May Unlock Sustainability at Scale

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - This article originally appeared on MeetingoftheMinds.org on October 22, 2018.

PepsiCo Announces New Packaging Goal For 25% Recycled Plastic Content By 2025
PepsiCo Announces New Packaging Goal For 25% Recycled Plastic Content By 2025

PRESS RELEASE - As part of its sustainable plastics vision, PepsiCo, Inc. (PepsiCo) today announced a new goal to strive to use 25 percent recycled content in its plastic packaging by 2025. PepsiCo aims to achieve this goal by collaborating with suppliers and partners, helping to increase consumer education, fostering cross-industry and public-private partnerships, and advocating for improved recycling infrastructure and regulatory reform, all of which are required to realize our ambition. The goal includes an aim specific to PET (polyethylene terephthalate) beverage bottles to achieve 33% recycled PET content by 2025.

UPS Recognized By EPA With Smartway Excellence Award
UPS Recognized By EPA With Smartway Excellence Award

PRESS RELEASE - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier this week presented UPS with a SmartWay Excellence award, which recognizes leading carriers who have made significant contributions to reducing the impact of freight transportation on air quality. “UPS is committed to delivering goods to people in the most sustainable way possible,” said Tamara Barker, chief sustainability officer, vice president of environmental affairs and domestic plant engineering at UPS. “We are honored to be recognized by the EPA for our accomplishments and look forward to continuing our work to create smarter and cleaner communities.”

Trending: Nike, Native Shoes Projects Helping Shoe Industry Tread Lighter
Trending: Nike, Native Shoes Projects Helping Shoe Industry Tread Lighter

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Earlier this month, Nike announced the winners of its Circular Innovation Challenge, which called for new products using Nike Grind — Nike's ground-up post-factory and post-consumer materials — and new technologies to advance footwear recycling.

Hurricane Michael Highlighted Growing Range of Corporate Responses to Natural Disasters
Hurricane Michael Highlighted Growing Range of Corporate Responses to Natural Disasters

WALKING THE TALK - Arriving on the heels of Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael proved again that companies are making significant commitments to relief and recovery efforts in the wake of natural disasters. Our round-up of Hurricane Florence corporate response efforts covered some innovative ways that companies are reacting to disasters. Unfortunately, we’re already revisiting the topic with a snapshot of how companies reacted to Michael, and why it’s increasingly critical for any company to have a disaster response strategy in place.

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Q&A: YouNoodle on Why Startups Can Be Key to Your Sustainability Strategy
Q&A: YouNoodle on Why Startups Can Be Key to Your Sustainability Strategy

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Well known as a technology engine — with a global network of 200,000+ startups that has powered a 1000+ innovation/startup competitions and challenges — YouNoodle might not be the first company you think of for advice on corporate sustainability strategy. But as the industrial era is replaced by a more entrepreneurial society, YouNoodle is helping brands and organizations keep up with disruptive innovation — and the sustainability space could certainly use more of that.

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