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Nat Geo, GSK Launch 'Chasing Genius Challenge' to Tackle Climate Change, Global Health
Nat Geo, GSK Launch 'Chasing Genius Challenge' to Tackle Climate Change, Global Health

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In an effort to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the world today, National Geographic and GSK Consumer Healthcare have joined forces to launch the Chasing Genius Challenge. The competition aims to uncover innovative solutions for issues related to sustainability, global health and food security and will provide $25,000 to winners to scale their ideas.

Levi Strauss Funnels $350,000 in Grants Towards Sustainable Apparel Projects
Levi Strauss Funnels $350,000 in Grants Towards Sustainable Apparel Projects

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Levi Strauss & Co. continues to drive the apparel industry towards a more sustainable, circular model, announcing that it has awarded more than $350,000 grants to the inaugural class of its LS&Co. Collaboratory fellowship program. The funding will go towards new approaches and innovations in the apparel supply chain.

REI Distribution Center named NAIOP Project of the Year
REI Distribution Center named NAIOP Project of the Year

PRESS RELEASE - Merit Partners Inc. and Sunbelt Holdings have been named recipients of the Industrial Project of the Year award by NAIOP for REI Goodyear DC, a distribution center for Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), located at PV|303, a master planned business park in Goodyear, Arizona. The facility is the only net zero energy, U.S. Green Building LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certified distribution center in the world. Its roof features a 2.2 megawatt solar system that produces enough energy to power the entire facility, or the equivalent of 390 homes for one year.

What is your water risk?
What is your water risk?

PRESS RELEASE - For companies, direct water costs generally represent a marginal expense which can sideline any decisions to invest in better water resource management. If we compare the risks related to water and energy, an investment to improve energy efficiency would allow for a quick and significant return on investment while reducing environmental impacts; however, investing in better water management, generally leads to higher OPEX without a direct financial benefit.

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New MIT Technology Could Revolutionize Wastewater Treatment
New MIT Technology Could Revolutionize Wastewater Treatment

CLEANTECH - MIT has developed a new technology that could revolutionize wastewater treatment and water purification. Providing an alternative to more energy- and chemical-intensive alternatives, MIT’s new method is capable of removing even extremely low levels of pollutants from water. The technology was developed by MIT postdoc Xiao Su, Ralph Landau, Professor of Chemical Engineering T. Alan Hatton and five others at MIT and at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany.

Staring Down Extinction: A Conversation with Elizabeth Kolbert
Staring Down Extinction: A Conversation with Elizabeth Kolbert

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - We are killing our planet. Of course, it’s not quite that simple, but, as acclaimed writer Elizabeth Kolbert explains in her Pulitzer-Prize-winning book The Sixth Extinction, humans are to blame for the impending mass extinction that will spell the end of many of the world’s species. The Earth has seen five other mass extinctions over the last half-billion years; one of them was the asteroid that obliterated the dinosaurs. But this time, it’s not an asteroid — it’s us.

The Business of Behavior Change: Why Brands Are Motivating Action Through Social Marketing
The Business of Behavior Change: Why Brands Are Motivating Action Through Social Marketing

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - With Earth Day 2017 quickly fading in the rearview mirror, I’m reminded of the challenge we face every other day of the year: maintaining high awareness and action on sustainability issues. Government agencies and nonprofits have traditionally shouldered the greatest responsibility for year-round efforts aimed at influencing behaviors that benefit individuals and society. But a growing number of forward-thinking businesses and brands are beginning to invest in the kind of genuine behavior change programs known as “social marketing” – or, when done by a corporation, “corporate social marketing.”

Global Opportunity Explorer Platform Brings Together Investors, Entrepreneurs to Deliver on SDGs
Global Opportunity Explorer Platform Brings Together Investors, Entrepreneurs to Deliver on SDGs

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - What if there was an easier way to connect revolutionary solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges with the capital needed to initiate real change? That’s exactly what the Global Opportunity Explorer sets out to do.

Nat Geo, Water Aid India Launch Campaign to Tackle Water Scarcity in India
Nat Geo, Water Aid India Launch Campaign to Tackle Water Scarcity in India

MARKETING AND COMMS - Lack of access to clean drinking water is the reality for millions of Indian citizens, an issue that National Geographic and Water Aid India are hoping to tackle through the launch of Mission Blue. With support from top Bollywood talent, the initiative aims to raise awareness about water scarcity and demonstrate how small acts of conservation every day can help secure a safe, clean water supply for future generations.

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Celebrating Sustainability at Kimberly-Clark
Celebrating Sustainability at Kimberly-Clark

PRESS RELEASE - On Saturday, April 22, millions of people across the globe celebrated Earth Day to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability. At Kimberly-Clark, it’s also a day to reflect on Kimberly-Clark’s sustainability achievements and where we’re going in the future. Of course, sustainability has come a long way since Kimberly-Clark was formed in 1872! Throughout our history, we’ve continuously improved how we operate and embed sustainable practices into our business.

Plug and Play Accelerator Reveals 12 New Startups Changing the Face of Fashion
Plug and Play Accelerator Reveals 12 New Startups Changing the Face of Fashion

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Just weeks after the launch of McDonough Innovation’s Fashion for Good innovation and practical action lab in Amsterdam, the 12 startups selected to participate in the Plug and Play — Fashion for Good accelerator have been announced.

10 Million Bottles of Life-Saving Water Delivered to Communities in Need by Nestlé Waters North America and Americares
10 Million Bottles of Life-Saving Water Delivered to Communities in Need by Nestlé Waters North America and Americares

PRESS RELEASE - The cost of natural disasters worldwide could reach $314 billion annually by 2030, up from around $250 billion now, according to a 2016 report by the World Bank, which cites rising climate change as a key threat to cities around the globe. Natural disasters, such as floods, tornadoes, and wildfires can quickly cut off access to basic, everyday needs. The biggest of these, and the most urgent, is access to clean, safe drinking water. Damage to infrastructure, as well as flooding, can contaminate drinking water supplies, not only inhibiting people’s ability to hydrate, but can also lead to sanitation issues and the spread of waterborne diseases.

Colgate Taps Michael Phelps to Inspire Consumers to Turn Off the Faucet
Colgate Taps Michael Phelps to Inspire Consumers to Turn Off the Faucet

MARKETING AND COMMS - Water scarcity and shortage is a growing problem that affects around three billion people across the globe and climate change is only serving to aggravate the already acute issue. While businesses will play an important role in reducing environmental impacts for water resource depletion, changing consumer attitudes is critical in order to truly address and find solutions for the issue. Yet the many people are unaware of water scarcity issues, as well as their own consumption habits.

World Series of Innovation Challenges Youth to Find Solutions That Help Achieve SDGs
World Series of Innovation Challenges Youth to Find Solutions That Help Achieve SDGs

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - With sustainability named as a top priority for millennials and Generation Z, companies and organizations are increasingly tapping youth to help find solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.

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England’s New Open Water Market Slated to Add £200M to UK Economy
England’s New Open Water Market Slated to Add £200M to UK Economy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - England’s Open Water market officially launched on Saturday, April 1st, opening up new economic opportunities worth around £200 million for a wide range of players.

Bechtel Innovation and Sustainability: Two Sides of the Same Coin
Bechtel Innovation and Sustainability: Two Sides of the Same Coin

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Global stressors — from water scarcity to modern-day slavery — are reinventing traditional business models across heavy industries that support a more secure, sustainable future. As one of the largest engineering, procurement and construction companies in the world, Bechtel is uniquely positioned to be part of this transformation. We’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents.

Closing the Water Infrastructure Gap Could Save the U.S. Economy $94 Billion
Closing the Water Infrastructure Gap Could Save the U.S. Economy $94 Billion

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A new study by the International Renewable Energy Agency has made a convincing case for transitioning to a low-carbon economy, demonstrating how embracing renewable energy could result in economic gains of $19 trillion and the creation of six million new jobs. Now, a report by the U.S. Water Alliance has revealed how closing the water infrastructure funding gap could give the US economy a major boost.

Good News, Bad News: The Current State of Global Water
Good News, Bad News: The Current State of Global Water

WASTE NOT - World Water Day typically sees brands unveil new initiatives designed to reduce impact in their supply chains, report successes and team up with charities to raise awareness about water security in vulnerable regions across the globe. While there is certainly progress to celebrate, the reality of the matter is that much more must be done to address the growing global water crisis. First, the good news.

Feel the Rising Water Pressure: How Business Must Lead in Conservation
Feel the Rising Water Pressure: How Business Must Lead in Conservation

COLLABORATION - We’re inundated with signals of the severity of the water crisis on a daily basis. Reports detail the extent: a staggering 2.8 billion people already affected by water scarcity. Authorities ban water-intensive activities at home, and stories describe the profound implications of severe water stress for people around the world: waterborne diseases, famine, migration, violence.

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ING: Circular Solutions to Water Stress Could Save 11% of Global Water Demand
ING: Circular Solutions to Water Stress Could Save 11% of Global Water Demand

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Global fresh water demand is expected to grow by 2 percent yearly over the next several decades. Based on the assumption that water supply will remain relatively stable, demand growth is expected to lead to serious water stress. This is largely the result of a linear model of water usage, in which the resource becomes more polluted and increasingly wasted as it travels through the system, shortening the water cycle.

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