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Aviation Industry’s Uptake of Biofuels Could Spur Mass Deforestation, Critics Say
Aviation Industry’s Uptake of Biofuels Could Spur Mass Deforestation, Critics Say

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The global airline industry is flying high — according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the sector is forecasted to make a net profit of $29.8 billion in 2017 and air passengers are expected to double over the next 20 years. But coupled with the industry’s success are unprecedented levels of greenhouse gas emissions.

Ford Refocusing Strategy to Drive Disruption in Auto Industry
Ford Refocusing Strategy to Drive Disruption in Auto Industry

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Ford has announced a new strategy to investors that will see the auto giant leverage its unique product strengths, trusted brand and global scale to refocus and thrive in an evolving and disruptive period for the auto industry. The shift will include greater focus on accelerating the introduction of smart vehicles and services. The investor presentation follows a four-month-deep dive into Ford’s strategy and business operations led by Jim Hackett, Ford’s new President and CEO, and the company’s senior leadership team.

CVS Health Announces $10 Million Donation Following In-Store Fundraising Campaign for Hurricane Rebuilding Efforts
CVS Health Announces $10 Million Donation Following In-Store Fundraising Campaign for Hurricane Rebuilding Efforts

PRESS RELEASE - CVS Health [NYSE:CVS] today announced that its customers and colleagues donated nearly $4 million to support the Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico communities that were devastated by recent hurricanes, during a 10-day in-store fundraising campaign. The company also announced that it will donate more than $6 million of critical products and supplies to these communities, bringing CVS Health’s total support to $10 million. The funds will be split evenly between Unidos por Puerto Rico, Rebuild Texas Fund and the Florida Disaster Fund to help support rebuilding efforts in these affected communities over the coming weeks and months. Products will be distributed to communities where they are needed the most.

UPS Partners with UNICEF USA & Governor Cuomo’s Empire State Relief Effort to Support Puerto Rico
UPS Partners with UNICEF USA & Governor Cuomo’s Empire State Relief Effort to Support Puerto Rico

PRESS RELEASE - Today, UNICEF USA and UPS announced an impactful partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort to support the people of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Providing relief to those in need of clean water and other basic supplies, UNICEF USA, in close cooperation with the Governor’s teams and nonprofit partners, will leverage the vast UPS logistics network to deliver supplies from various points around the world, including from the company’s Worldport global air hub in Louisville, Kentucky. One plane will carry more than 60 pallets of water from Governor Cuomo’s Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort, departing on Tuesday morning.

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The UPS Foundation and UPS Airlines Continue to Support Humanitarian Relief Needs
The UPS Foundation and UPS Airlines Continue to Support Humanitarian Relief Needs

PRESS RELEASE - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that The UPS Foundation and UPS Airlines will expand humanitarian aid and support after devastating hurricanes and an earthquake.

HP, IKEA, Unilever Among First to Commit to All-Electric Fleets by 2030
HP, IKEA, Unilever Among First to Commit to All-Electric Fleets by 2030

CLEANTECH - During Climate Week NYC, international nonprofit The Climate Group, a member of the We Mean Business coalition of nonprofits working with global businesses to take action on climate change, announced the launch of a new business campaign designed to fast-track the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) and infrastructure.

Trending: Auto, Mobility Giants Roll Out Ambitious New EV Initiatives
Trending: Auto, Mobility Giants Roll Out Ambitious New EV Initiatives

WALKING THE TALK - Air pollution has become a hot button issue for the UK ever since London surpassed its air pollution limits just five days into 2017, leading both the public and private sector to leap into action to reduce emissions.

Businesses Band Together to Provide Relief to Communities Hit Hardest by Harvey
Businesses Band Together to Provide Relief to Communities Hit Hardest by Harvey

COLLABORATION - Hurricane Harvey, the strongest storm to hit Texas and Louisiana in decades, has left a wake of destruction in its path. More than 30,000 people have been driven into shelters and the storm’s aftermath has left behind some estimated tens of billions of dollars in damage. Though the storm has now been downgraded to tropical storm status, the danger is far from over if forecasts predicting the storm to move towards the Gulf of Mexico, where it will pick up strength before moving back over Texas, prove to be true.

You Need Wheels to Deliver Meals
You Need Wheels to Deliver Meals

PRESS RELEASE - Meals on Wheels America is a household name —people know that the organization helps seniors access healthy meals without having to leave their homes. Ten million seniors nationwide struggle with hunger, so Meals on Wheels has a big (and important!) job to do. In fact, it’s the oldest and largest national organization supporting community-based programs dedicated to ending senior hunger.

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Q&A: Science-Based Targets, Better Fuels Are Where the Rubber Meets the Road for UPS
Q&A: Science-Based Targets, Better Fuels Are Where the Rubber Meets the Road for UPS

CLEANTECH - As a global transportation and logistics company, UPS is all too familiar with the myriad of challenges greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions pose to both the environment and the global economy. To reduce impacts and remain competitive in an ever-changing economic landscape, the company, since 2009, has been making moves to drive innovation and spur change within the shipping industry — including investing in alternative fuels, advanced technology vehicles and renewable energies.

The Body Shop Combats London Air Pollution with Cleantech Ad Campaign
The Body Shop Combats London Air Pollution with Cleantech Ad Campaign

MARKETING AND COMMS - After London air pollution levels surpassed allowed limits for 2017 just five days into the new year, new initiatives to improve air quality and draw attention to the city’s growing pollution problem have been popping up on the regular.

Sustainable Brands Hosts Influential Brand Leaders at SB’17 Detroit
Sustainable Brands Hosts Influential Brand Leaders at SB’17 Detroit

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISO, May 22, 2017 – Sustainable Brands® kicks off its largest community gathering today with Sustainable Brands’17 Detroit at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. Over 2,000 business executives along with their teams from 35+ countries across the globe are attending the conference and Activation Hub. In addition, there is anticipated record breaking livestream viewership in collaboration with Detroit Public Television (DPTV).

Sustainable Brands Unveils Programming for Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit
Sustainable Brands Unveils Programming for Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, May 17, 2017 – Sustainable Brands® recently unveiled the session schedule for the Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit, running May 22-25th at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. The Activation Hub is the action-centered space within the conference program that allows attendees to collaborate on new tools, resources and ideas to accelerate sustainability-led innovation.

Investing in Innovative Technology Can Drive Sustainable Growth
Investing in Innovative Technology Can Drive Sustainable Growth

PRESS RELEASE - The private sector now has a greater responsibility and opportunity to advance social and environmental agendas.

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London Driving UK Forward Towards Low-Carbon, Circular Future
London Driving UK Forward Towards Low-Carbon, Circular Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - While the future environmental regulation in the UK remains in the balance following the implementation of Article 50, London continues to push forward towards a sustainable future.

Three Ways to Leverage the Many Benefits of Virtual Collaboration
Three Ways to Leverage the Many Benefits of Virtual Collaboration

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Since the introduction of Cisco Telepresence in October 2006, Cisco has studied how the use of our technology impacts corporate travel. The early days were exciting; Cisco set our first travel reduction goal in 2006! Reducing travel via collaboration technologies had benefits for our business (cost reduction, productivity improvement), employees (work-life balance) and the planet (greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions). Execution, however, invariably focused on travel reduction. The recurring savings from less travel recouped the upfront investment for telepresence systems, so less travel was the metric that mattered.

Ford Motor Company and Zipcar to Plant 20,000 More Trees after Successful College Earth Month Campaign
Ford Motor Company and Zipcar to Plant 20,000 More Trees after Successful College Earth Month Campaign

PRESS RELEASE - Ford Motor Company and Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network and largest provider of campus car sharing, today announced that as part of their long-standing collaboration, the companies will plant 20,869 trees on Saturday, April 29, through One Tree Planted as a result of their college Earth Month campaign.  

Ford Reveals 5 Fleets for TfL PHEV Pilot, Launches Closed-Loop Aluminum Recycling System
Ford Reveals 5 Fleets for TfL PHEV Pilot, Launches Closed-Loop Aluminum Recycling System

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Ford continues its push to be a global leader in electric vehicles and sustainability with two new announcements. Earlier this year, Ford announced a new multi-million-dollar pilot project in partnership with Transport for London (TfL) to reduce emissions and improve air quality in London through the use of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) transit custom vans that run solely on electric power. The automaker has now revealed the five fleets that will be participating in the program.

#BusinessCase: Uber’s Leadership Crisis – Or, How Values Impact Brand
#BusinessCase: Uber’s Leadership Crisis – Or, How Values Impact Brand

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - It appears that Uber’s chickens have come home to roost. A steady drip of negative stories over the past several weeks has snowballed into a full communications crisis — one that peaked recently, in a public apology from CEO Travis Kalanick, in which he admitted that he “must fundamentally change as a leader and grow up.” Widely hailed as the world’s most valuable startup, the company has been in the headlines lately for all the wrong reasons.

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UPS’ Mike Casteel on the Process of Shifting to Natural Gas Vehicles
UPS’ Mike Casteel on the Process of Shifting to Natural Gas Vehicles

PRESS RELEASE - UPS has announced plans to build an additional six compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, and add 390 new CNG tractors and terminal trucks and 50 liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles to its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. The use of natural gas reduces greenhouse gas emissions six to 11 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Sustainable Brands spoke with Mike Casteel, UPS’ Director of Fleet Procurement, to discuss the company’s ongoing initiatives in natural gas-powered vehicles.

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