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Abbott’s Environmental Goals Build a More Sustainable Business
Abbott’s Environmental Goals Build a More Sustainable Business

WASTE NOT - Abbott's purpose is to help people live their best through better health. Protecting the environment is an important part of that commitment — that's why we seek the most sustainable ways to deliver life-changing technologies to people around the world.

Trending: G-Star Raw, Gap Dyeing to Make Better Jeans
Trending: G-Star Raw, Gap Dyeing to Make Better Jeans

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - G-Star Raw launches its latest collection of garments dyed with upcycled plant waste; while Gap Inc will roll out foam-dyed denim that dramatically reduces water, chemical and energy use.

AI Helping to Ensure Clean Water, Improve Yields, Protect Forests
AI Helping to Ensure Clean Water, Improve Yields, Protect Forests

CLEANTECH - Computer scientists at Intel are protecting the earth and we humans on it through a dedicated unit called AI for Social Good. We caught up with Head Anna Bethke and several of Intel’s software innovators to learn more about their work.

Investors Lose Patience with Companies’ Lack of Environmental Disclosure
Investors Lose Patience with Companies’ Lack of Environmental Disclosure

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Investors with nearly $10 trillion in assets are targeting over 700 companies that are not transparent enough about their environmental impact, and pushing them to disclose this information through CDP. This is the first time that CDP is reporting publicly on its Non-Disclosure Campaign.

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Sports World, CPG Brands Continue Charge Toward Sustainable Plastics Use
Sports World, CPG Brands Continue Charge Toward Sustainable Plastics Use

WASTE NOT - Announcements this week take skincare into refillable pods, set new standards designed to protect environment amid climate crisis, and increase recycled content in packaging.

Behavior Change Pilot Makes UK Consumers ‘Smarter’ About Water Use
Behavior Change Pilot Makes UK Consumers ‘Smarter’ About Water Use

MARKETING AND COMMS - Not only did Anglian Water’s ‘Smarter Drop’ project deliver impressive reduction in water consumption amongst consumers, it created impressive gains in brand loyalty and trust for the UK utility.

Trending: World Water Day Illustrates Flow, Ebb of Corporate Progress
Trending: World Water Day Illustrates Flow, Ebb of Corporate Progress

WALKING THE TALK - This year, WWD is typically awash in announcements of commitments and advancements in preserving our most precious resource, but new CDP data on the subject feels like a wet blanket.

Values-Based Investment Platform COIN Offers Portfolios Aligned with SDGs
Values-Based Investment Platform COIN Offers Portfolios Aligned with SDGs

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Backed by John Hancock, COIN offers customers eight Impact Areas to invest in with as little as $50.

No More Band-Aids: We Need a Radical New Plan, Report Warns
No More Band-Aids: We Need a Radical New Plan, Report Warns

WALKING THE TALK - Rising nationalism and global migration among seven trends impacting future of sustainability, according to a new report from Forum for the Future.

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Target, ADM Join Food Giants Rising to Ceres' AgWater Challenge
Target, ADM Join Food Giants Rising to Ceres' AgWater Challenge

SUPPLY CHAIN - Today, Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announce the addition of Target and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, to the AgWater Challenge. The two companies’ new water stewardship commitments were shared today at the Financial Times Water Summit in London.

Tips from Dr. Bronner’s, Sun World, Wrangler on Advancing Regenerative Ag Supply Chains
Tips from Dr. Bronner’s, Sun World, Wrangler on Advancing Regenerative Ag Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - The winds are changing. Companies that have operated many steps removed from the farms and people that produce their raw materials are building stronger connections to their agricultural supply chains. This shift stems from interest to replenish soil and water supplies, and boost overall resilience and output through regenerative and thriving agriculture. Pure Strategies’ latest report, Connecting to the Farm, points to the best practices companies are using to get closer to the farm while advancing these critical sustainability aims and gaining valuable business benefits.

Keurig Moves Toward a Sustainable Future
Keurig Moves Toward a Sustainable Future

WALKING THE TALK - In the business world, we frequently hear executives asking what value a program brings to an organization, placing emphasis on immediate profit rather than long-term impact. At Keurig Green Mountain, we have designed our business on a model that creates value for all that are touched by our work, including employees, manufacturers, coffee farmers and our local communities. Our business model reflects our roots as a socially minded coffee roaster, and it’s our belief that we can best grow our business and make progress toward our commitment to Brew A Better World™ by authentically aligning our company goals with our values.

Nestlé Waters to certify all its sites to Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard by 2025
Nestlé Waters to certify all its sites to Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard by 2025

PRESS RELEASE - Nestlé Waters has today announced that it will extend its commitment to water stewardship by certifying all of its sites to the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard by 2025.

Kohler Expands Environmental, Health Disclosures for Kitchen & Bath Products
Kohler Expands Environmental, Health Disclosures for Kitchen & Bath Products

PRESS RELEASE - Today, in recognition of World Environmental Day, Kohler Co. announces expansion of its environmental and human health product disclosures for its kitchen and bath products.

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SAP Partner Itron Strives to Save Every Drop of Water
SAP Partner Itron Strives to Save Every Drop of Water

PRESS RELEASE - Water is the most precious resource on earth — just ask the 844 million people globally that do not have regular access to a safe water supply. Knowing this shortage, it’s almost inconceivable that 25 to 50 percent of the water that gets treated is wasted. And yet that’s the painful truth according to the International Water Association. And it’s not just water. We’re also incredibly inefficient in how we produce and use gas and electricity; too much is wasted. It’s a situation that SAP partner Itron, a Liberty Lake, Washington-based company, is looking to change.

Nestlé, Coca-Cola Among 60 Orgs Stepping Up to Address Pressures on UK Water
Nestlé, Coca-Cola Among 60 Orgs Stepping Up to Address Pressures on UK Water

COLLABORATION - Over 60 organizations including businesses such as Nestlé, Coca-Cola and M&S have signed a Catchment Management Declaration agreeing to step up action to address the increasing pressures to UK water through improved catchment management.

Hilton Targets Plastics, Science-Based Targets in Journey to Halve Impacts by 2030
Hilton Targets Plastics, Science-Based Targets in Journey to Halve Impacts by 2030

WASTE NOT - Like many large companies, Hilton has been steadily improving its sustainability performance one step at a time.

Trending: AT&T, Nestlé, Cargill Tap IoT, Partnerships To Save Water in Ag Supply Chains
Trending: AT&T, Nestlé, Cargill Tap IoT, Partnerships To Save Water in Ag Supply Chains

COLLABORATION - Farmers are faced with constant pricing pressures, water limitations and labor shortages, leading many to seek solutions to help them be more innovative and efficient in growing their crops. Technology and food companies alike are turning to the Internet of Things (IoT) to help.

Q&A: A Cattle Rancher Shares Her Beef with Food Labeling
Q&A: A Cattle Rancher Shares Her Beef with Food Labeling

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - In the sustainability world, the conversation around beef mostly involves reducing the environmental impacts of its production (deforestation, methane emissions, etc). But Cassidy Johnston can offer a perspective we don’t often get to hear in the Sustainable Brands conversation — a New Mexico-based cattle rancher and newly appointed Sustainability Officer for the US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), Johnston is eager to share ranchers’ side of the story with the public and help dispel what she says are common misconceptions behind beef and its role in a sustainable food future.

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Kingfisher Continues on Path to Net Positive, Puts Customers at Heart of 2025 Goals
Kingfisher Continues on Path to Net Positive, Puts Customers at Heart of 2025 Goals

LEADERSHIP - European home improvement company Kingfisher has set out ambitious sustainability targets for the next seven years – the latest stage of its journey to become a net positive business by 2050.

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