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World Water Day: Kimberly-Clark, PepsiCo, Target Dive Into New Projects, Targets
World Water Day: Kimberly-Clark, PepsiCo, Target Dive Into New Projects, Targets

COLLABORATION - From social media campaigns to water conservation projects and efficiency improvements across their supply chains, top brands announced all sorts of initiatives today in celebration of World Water Day — a new water management tool from Kimberly-Clark and Deltares, projects from PepsiCo and The Nature Conservancy, goals from Gap Inc. and Target, and campaign from Absolut Elyx and Water For People, just to name a few.

AB InBev Brews Up New Sustainability Goals, Innovation Accelerator to Tackle Global Challenges
AB InBev Brews Up New Sustainability Goals, Innovation Accelerator to Tackle Global Challenges

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Having achieved all of its previous sustainability goals over the past decade, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) is hitting refresh on its sustainability goals, announcing a new set of 2025 targets for smart agriculture, water stewardship, circular packaging and climate action.

Trending: Climate-Smart Street Furniture, Infrastructure Helping Future-Fit Cities of Tomorrow
Trending: Climate-Smart Street Furniture, Infrastructure Helping Future-Fit Cities of Tomorrow

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - To usher cities towards a carbon-neutral future, local governments around the globe are hedging their bets on diesel and petrol vehicles bans. But eliminating fossil fueled mobility isn’t the only way to reduce emissions. Smart street furniture and innovative urban infrastructure are fast emerging as viable — and impactful — solutions to the CO2 problem.

World Water Day: PepsiCo and The Nature Conservancy Announce New Water Conservation Projects in Southwestern States
World Water Day: PepsiCo and The Nature Conservancy Announce New Water Conservation Projects in Southwestern States

PRESS RELEASE - To mark World Water Day this week, PepsiCo and The Nature Conservancy today announced new projects to conserve and replenish water in the Southwestern United States, marking the next stage of their multi-year national collaboration. PepsiCo works with The Nature Conservancy as part of the Salt Verde Alliance to help to protect communities and the environment in the Salt and Verde river valleys, Arizona. Together, they enable the implementation of local solutions to improve water efficiency and replenish local watersheds.

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Here’s a First Look at Target’s Fresh Approach to Sustainable Water Management
Here’s a First Look at Target’s Fresh Approach to Sustainable Water Management

PRESS RELEASE - Around the world, clean water sources are disappearing at an alarming rate, and it’s up to all of us to help design solutions for the future. Target’s doing its part by putting a connected framework in place—including our climate policy and chemical strategy and sustainable cotton sourcing goal—to make sure we’re using resources thoughtfully and measuring progress across our business.

Plastic Scan Ushers in New Era for Supply Chain Transparency
Plastic Scan Ushers in New Era for Supply Chain Transparency

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A new online tool developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and social enterprise Searious Business could help stem the massive tide of microplastics entering the world’s oceans each year. The tool, dubbed Plastic Scan, allows businesses to measure their plastic emissions and provides recommendations on how to reduce impact across the textile supply chain.

The Role of Business in Driving Sustainable Consumption, Production
The Role of Business in Driving Sustainable Consumption, Production

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Business is increasingly aligning its activities with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A recent report shows that 43 percent of the world’s largest 250 companies are now linking their sustainability reporting to the SDGs.

Slavery Risk Tool Allows Businesses to Identify Human Rights Violations in Seafood Supply Chains
Slavery Risk Tool Allows Businesses to Identify Human Rights Violations in Seafood Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program, already the global standard for environmentally responsible seafood, has created a new tool that allows businesses to assess the potential risk of forced labor, human trafficking and child labor in fisheries.

Vestas 11th Hour Racing: Cross-Sector Partnership a Perfect Storm for Sustainable Sailing
Vestas 11th Hour Racing: Cross-Sector Partnership a Perfect Storm for Sustainable Sailing

COLLABORATION - Vestas 11th Hour Racing's team director Mark Towill and skipper Charlie Enright take on challenges the way most people layer cold cuts; one on top of the other. The duo and their team are one of seven squads trying to win the around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) a nine-month sailing slog, over 45,000 nautical miles, in all sorts of weather; doing so while being the most sustainable team in the race, and working to increase public awareness, concern and action on behalf of ocean health. No problem, right?

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+ POOL, Heineken Pooling Their Resources to Help Make the Hudson River Swimmable Again
+ POOL, Heineken Pooling Their Resources to Help Make the Hudson River Swimmable Again

CLEANTECH - Back in 2015, we first learned about + POOL, a wildly ambitious idea by four enterprising New Yorkers to make the City’s notoriously polluted Hudson River swimmable with the help of a floating, water-filtering pool.

Kohler Co Honored as "Green Master"
Kohler Co Honored as "Green Master"

PRESS RELEASE - Kohler Co. was recognized as a 2017 Green Master by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council and the Green Master Program at the organization’s annual conference. Green Master recognizes Wisconsin businesses for their commitment to sustainability and provides benchmarks to track their progress. The program measures efforts in nine sustainability categories: energy, carbon, water, waste management, transportation, supply chain, outreach, workforce and governance. By providing businesses of all sizes and sectors objective criteria, Green Master allows companies to compare sustainability performance against peers.

Latest Anheuser-Busch Initiative Aims to ‘Elevate’ Craft Beer Industry Sustainability
Latest Anheuser-Busch Initiative Aims to ‘Elevate’ Craft Beer Industry Sustainability

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Craft beer has taken off over the past five years, with the industry now boasting over 6,000 craft breweries in the US alone, 700 of which opened in the past year. In order to continue this momentum, Anheuser-Busch (A-B) has launched Elevate, a new initiative that aims to take craft brewing to the next level by creating a stronger, safer, more sustainable category and raising awareness of its craft beer and cider brands.

Braskem is the only Brazilian company rated as "A" in the environmental risks management
Braskem is the only Brazilian company rated as "A" in the environmental risks management

PRESS RELEASE - Braskem's management and investments in the sustainability area were once again recognized by the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Program), a non-profit organization that selects the best publicly traded companies in the world in relation to the management of greenhouse gases, water consumption and forest use. The company will once again integrate the entity's "List A", appearing as the only Brazilian one with a maximum score in the Climate rankings - for the second consecutive time, and Water rankings - for the first time. With the result, Braskem ranks among the 25 companies, in the universe of 2,452 evaluated companies around the world, that have received an A grade in both rankings simultaneously.    

Dell, Lonely Whale Launch Collaborative to Eliminate Marine Plastic Pollution
Dell, Lonely Whale Launch Collaborative to Eliminate Marine Plastic Pollution

SUPPLY CHAIN - An estimated 150 million metric tons of plastic waste are in the ocean today and every year around eight million metric tons more are being added. Earlier this year, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation warned that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans if a more effective system for global plastics is not put into place.

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Novozymes and Grundfos kick off collaboration for clean water
Novozymes and Grundfos kick off collaboration for clean water

PRESS RELEASE - When you combine biotech with cutting-edge water technology, you might find new solutions to some of the most pressing global issues concerning water scarcity. Thereby, you can make a direct impact on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6, aiming at securing universal access to water and sanitation by 2030. This is the scope, when the world’s leading expert in enzymes and microorganisms, Novozymes, and Grundfos, the global leader in advanced pump technologies, enter an open innovation collaboration. The partnership takes place on HelloScience.io, an online universe launched by Novozymes in September 2017 where entrepreneurs, startups and others can connect with industry.

What Is Your Company’s True Value to Society? The Answer Might Surprise You
What Is Your Company’s True Value to Society? The Answer Might Surprise You

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - While carbon emissions and water and energy efficiency are top-of-mind concerns for companies keen on reducing the environmental impacts of their products, a sustainable future can’t be achieved without considering chemistry — the foundation upon which countless products are built. We’ve already begun to see progress on this front, with an increasing number of companies embracing better chemicals management practices.

Cisco Innovation Challenge helps students launch their ventures
Cisco Innovation Challenge helps students launch their ventures

PRESS RELEASE - Everyone needs to do their part to conserve water. But what if entire communities could work together to eliminate the unnecessary waste of this valuable resource? That’s the idea behind Green Plant Framework/Aquifer Systems, founded by Joshua Parde. The system allows users to compare the total volume of water delivered from a municipal source to the amount actually used in a home or other building. With this data, homeowners and property managers can identify water leaks and make critical repairs.

Falkenberg Becomes Carlsberg's First Carbon-Neutral Brewery
Falkenberg Becomes Carlsberg's First Carbon-Neutral Brewery

CLEANTECH - Carlsberg Group is now one step closer to achieving its Together Towards Zero goals — the company’s brewery in Falkenberg, Sweden is now 100 percent powered by biogas and clean electricity, thereby reducing its CO2 emissions to zero.

Marine Transport Vessel Collects Oceanographic Data from Japanese Coast to Advance Research
Marine Transport Vessel Collects Oceanographic Data from Japanese Coast to Advance Research

COLLABORATION - Today, we are witnessing unusual weather patterns and natural disasters all over the world. Traditional state and corporate barriers must be transcended if we are to combat the universal issue of climate change.

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Wrangler Adopts Foam-Dyeing Technology, Revs Up to Revolutionize Denim
Wrangler Adopts Foam-Dyeing Technology, Revs Up to Revolutionize Denim

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Yesterday, representatives from across the apparel industry came together at the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute of Texas Tech University, where Wrangler, Lee, the Walmart Foundation and Indigo Mill Designs (IMD) unveiled a disruptive new dyeing process for producing denim.

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