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Tau Index Provides Glimpse Into Nations Poised to Lead in Sustainability, Thanks to ICT
Tau Index Provides Glimpse Into Nations Poised to Lead in Sustainability, Thanks to ICT

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The Index ranks 144 countries based on their ICT infrastructures and ecosystems, including how well they are utilizing ICT to create more sustainable economies. For Tau Institute founder Roger Strukhoff, what sets the nations that will succeed apart is “a certain willingness to think beyond their front door.”

Indigenous-Inspired Design to Help Future-Proof Tulum’s New Train Station
Indigenous-Inspired Design to Help Future-Proof Tulum’s New Train Station

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Aidia Studio’s pre-Hispanic Mayan-inspired design is a much-needed evolutionary twist on current architecture that will help ensure the survival of the Mexican city’s transport links during increasingly frequent extreme weather events.

Flight-Shaming Movement Evolves Into Flight-Free Travel Trend
Flight-Shaming Movement Evolves Into Flight-Free Travel Trend

THE NEXT ECONOMY - It may have taken COVID-19 to put a hard and fast stop on flight travel; but during the pandemic pause, a more mindful approach to tourism has taken shape — as seen in a growing wave of flight-free offerings, specifically intended to keep people out of the sky.

Regeneration and Business: The Challenges of Implementation
Regeneration and Business: The Challenges of Implementation

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Becoming a truly regenerative business might mean changing the shape of your portfolio — but this is not something to fear! Consumers want products and services that reflect their values and demands for greater sustainability, positive environmental impact, and both social and individual well-being. A portfolio that reflects this will be successful in the long run.

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Local or Global Supply Chains: What's Best for Achieving Regeneration?
Local or Global Supply Chains: What's Best for Achieving Regeneration?

SUPPLY CHAIN - This journey requires a collective intelligence and a fundamental shift in mindset: a new way of thinking in which ‘global,’ ‘regional’ and ‘local’ are no longer in opposition. It also comes with a new challenge to generate ‘scale’ with positive impacts.

Efforts to Achieve the SDGs Are Revitalizing Communities in Japan and Beyond
Efforts to Achieve the SDGs Are Revitalizing Communities in Japan and Beyond

COLLABORATION - This year’s International Forum on SDGs for Regional Revitalization examined the acceleration of sustainable development initiatives in and outside Japan, through corporate and government cooperation, and the positive ripple effects on communities around the world. 

Amidst Industry Boom, Brands Find More Sustainable Solutions to eCommerce Logistics
Amidst Industry Boom, Brands Find More Sustainable Solutions to eCommerce Logistics

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - From rethinking sourcing to shipping, here are some of the key carbon- and waste-reducing strategies brands big and small are using to better balance sustainability and business goals.

Safety, Nature, Resourcefulness Are Key Features of Sustainable Urban Design
Safety, Nature, Resourcefulness Are Key Features of Sustainable Urban Design

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The move toward more sustainable, inclusive and safer cities isn’t just better for the environment. These spaces contribute to a higher quality of life, foster community, encourage collaboration, and are more resilient and economically productive.

Cities Can Have Something for Everyone When Created by Everyone
Cities Can Have Something for Everyone When Created by Everyone

THE NEXT ECONOMY - At Cabify, our team’s female representation more than doubles the technology sector’s average. Safe and inclusive transport plays a crucial role in socially sustainable development — so, if we want truly inclusive cities, we must also listen to women.

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What Have We Learnt About Building Post-Pandemic Cities for All?
What Have We Learnt About Building Post-Pandemic Cities for All?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Mobility is a fundamental aspect of cities; and a city only evolves when all of its inhabitants can fully participate in it. Inclusive urban mobility and accessible technologies are some of the best allies to forge cities for all and to improve the life of seniors and people with disabilities.

The Moment of Truth for Urban Mobility Decarbonization Is Upon Us
The Moment of Truth for Urban Mobility Decarbonization Is Upon Us

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Urban mobility has continued to evolve along with humans’ changing need for transport. Here are a few emerging technologies, public-private partnerships and city design initiatives fueling the transition to a sustainable future for urban mobility.

Trucking Fleets Don’t Look Back After Switch to Biodiesel
Trucking Fleets Don’t Look Back After Switch to Biodiesel

CLEANTECH - As fleets look to reduce GHG emissions, they are looking beyond improvements in fuel economy to advanced technologies and alternative fuels — which can also offer financial savings over petroleum diesel.

Electric Vehicles, Renewable Fuels Can Coexist in a Clean Energy Future
Electric Vehicles, Renewable Fuels Can Coexist in a Clean Energy Future

CLEANTECH - The future of alternative energy will not be based on a single solution. Options are much more likely to include “all of the above” answers, using both electricity and proven alternatives such as biodiesel.

River Cruise Giants Make Big Waves, Smaller Impacts with Biodiesel
River Cruise Giants Make Big Waves, Smaller Impacts with Biodiesel

CLEANTECH - For Hornblower, the integration of biodiesel into its latest boats was a natural evolution of its environmental stewardship. The company has led the charge in the industry, in terms of reducing its fleet’s impacts on the environment.

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Cook-Illinois’ Sustainable Fuel Evolution
Cook-Illinois’ Sustainable Fuel Evolution

CLEANTECH - As one school bus company leads the charge toward more sustainable transportation, it shares lessons learned for businesses that want to cut greenhouse gas emissions in their own operations.

Going Green (and Blue): Three Lessons Learned from a Circular Partnership
Going Green (and Blue): Three Lessons Learned from a Circular Partnership

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - As CHEP and Ice River Springs have worked together in pursuit of a stronger circular economy, we’ve learned a number of lessons. We want to share a few with you, in hopes that they’ll spark inspiration for your own operations.

Young Innovators Compete on Ideas to Build Back Better in Latin America
Young Innovators Compete on Ideas to Build Back Better in Latin America

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - UNEP’s Innovation for Sustainable Lifestyles Competition sees college-level entrepreneurs developing solutions in the areas of transportation, building and food to help the region rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sisters’ Social Enterprise Breaking the Cycle of Limited Personal Mobility in the UAE
Sisters’ Social Enterprise Breaking the Cycle of Limited Personal Mobility in the UAE

WASTE NOT - Meet Charicycles — the upcycled cycles that are helping improve mobility and air quality in Dubai, while improving the wellbeing and motivation of children in refugee camps.

Could Staying in Remote Work After Coronavirus Help Solve Our Next Crisis?
Could Staying in Remote Work After Coronavirus Help Solve Our Next Crisis?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - It is my belief that remote work is part of the solution to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Worldwide coordination, and making even the smallest changes, can make significant differences for planetary health.

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12 More Brands Using Their Powers for Good During the Pandemic
12 More Brands Using Their Powers for Good During the Pandemic

WALKING THE TALK - As the COVID crisis wears on, we wanted to applaud 10 more of our Sustainable Brands community members that have donated their time, money and products and/or pivoted their business models to get people in need what they need, fast.

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