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New Global Forecast: SDGs Will Not Be Achieved Without ‘Extraordinary Action’
New Global Forecast: SDGs Will Not Be Achieved Without ‘Extraordinary Action’

LEADERSHIP - A new forecast by DNV GL concludes that while progress will be made towards many of the United Nations’ (UN’s) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, or Global Goals), there is a very real risk that they will not be met by 2030. The report predicts that action will not be fast nor fair enough, and will come at an unacceptable environmental cost — but reminds us that there is still time to reset the course of our “Spaceship Earth.”

Bill Gates, Total Invest $14M in Cellulosic Sugars Company
Bill Gates, Total Invest $14M in Cellulosic Sugars Company

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Business magnate Bill Gates and energy giant Total have backed biofuels company Renmatix in a $14 million investment round. Renmatix developed a new process called Plantrose® that makes converting biomass into cellulosic sugars – the critical intermediary for second-generation biochemicals and biofuels – more affordable for biorefineries. The investment will help fund the process’ commercialization, which will expand the supply of cost-competitive alternatives to petroleum-derived molecules.

Dow Helps Address Sustainability Challenges
Dow Helps Address Sustainability Challenges

PRESS RELEASE - New York-listed Dow Chemical Company is working closely with six non-profit organizations in Cebu to help address pressing local challenges. Through the company's Leadership in Action (LIA), 40 DOW employees have formed teams to work on six important projects in Cebu that seek to advance access to water, increase production of high-quality food crops, and support product commercialization, among other challenges. The Philippines is the second country in Asia selected by the company to develop solutions to address local critical needs. The program also enables new leadership development opportunities for Dow employees and a chance for them to learn more about realities of international business and identify new business opportunities.

Nestlé Waters: Working Toward Sustainability Through Better Governance, Engagement
Nestlé Waters: Working Toward Sustainability Through Better Governance, Engagement

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - News Deeply, in partnership with Sustainable Brands, has produced a series of profiles looking at how brands are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. The goal is to examine trends and gather insights from a new wave of corporate citizenship – in an era when the private sector is increasingly expected to play a positive role in improving our lives and societies. This is the 9th article in the series.

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MillerCoors Launches Monthlong Volunteer Effort to Protect Water
MillerCoors Launches Monthlong Volunteer Effort to Protect Water

PRESS RELEASE - MILLERCOORS LAUNCHES MONTHLONG VOLUNTEER EFFORT TO PROTECT WATER Thousands of Employees Volunteer to Protect Water Resources During Great Water Month  

HSBC Catch the Drop Promotes Vitality of Water During World Water Week
HSBC Catch the Drop Promotes Vitality of Water During World Water Week

PRESS RELEASE - Representatives from over 200 environmental organizations, government bodies and institutions, including HSBC, are converged on Stockholm from 28th August - 2nd September for World Water Week. Officials from HSBC are actively participating in sessions during the week, including hosting a special event in conjunction with the Bank's environmental partners to highlight the achievements and the impacts of the five-year HSBC Water Programme. HSBC Malta's Catch the Drop is a part of the programme.

Knorr Campaign Asks Consumers to ‘Eat’ Less Water
Knorr Campaign Asks Consumers to ‘Eat’ Less Water

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - While consumers have become more aware of food waste issues thanks to media campaigns and numerous initiatives led by startups and large companies alike, such efforts tend to overlook the intricate relationship between food production and water scarcity.

PepsiCo Exceeds Global Water Stewardship Goals
PepsiCo Exceeds Global Water Stewardship Goals

PRESS RELEASE - PepsiCo, Inc. today announced continued progress against the company's strategy to help protect and conserve global water supplies and provide people access to clean, safe water to communities around the world. In 2015, PepsiCo reduced its operational water use per unit of production by 26 percent versus a 2006 baseline. This exceeded the company's previously stated goal to reduce operational water use by 20 percent by the end of 2015.

The UPS Foundation Advances Global Forestry Initiative
The UPS Foundation Advances Global Forestry Initiative

PRESS RELEASE - 7 million trees planted in 52 countries around the world  Foundation to award millions in environmental grants US 08/31/16

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Coca-Cola, PepsiCo Exceed Water Stewardship Goals
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo Exceed Water Stewardship Goals

WASTE NOT - Water is the primary ingredient in Coca-Cola’s and PepsiCo’s beverages, and both companies recognize that increasing stress on supply is a risk to their businesses. This week, both beverage giants announced progress updates for their global stewardship efforts.

World Water Week: Water Can Be the Unifying Element for Achieving the SDGs
World Water Week: Water Can Be the Unifying Element for Achieving the SDGs

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Under the theme Water for Sustainable Growth, some 3,000 people from over 120 countries are meeting in Stockholm this week for the 26th annual World Water Week.

Coke, Pepsi Forge Partnerships to Deliver Water Access in Rural Africa, Latin America
Coke, Pepsi Forge Partnerships to Deliver Water Access in Rural Africa, Latin America

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Currently, 663 million people lack access to safe drinking water, and by 2025, half the world’s population could be living in water-stressed areas.

Innocent Drinks’ App Helps Farmers Cut Water Use by Up to 40%
Innocent Drinks’ App Helps Farmers Cut Water Use by Up to 40%

SUPPLY CHAIN - In the south of Spain, unsustainable water use is threatening Doñana National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Europe’s most important wetlands. Located southwest of Seville, the Park supports millions of migratory birds and is a stronghold of the endangered Iberian lynx.

Millercoors Showcases Commitment to Alcohol Responsibility, Environmental Stewardship and Community Investment in 2016 Sustainability Report
Millercoors Showcases Commitment to Alcohol Responsibility, Environmental Stewardship and Community Investment in 2016 Sustainability Report

PRESS RELEASE - CHICAGO (July 18, 2016) – MillerCoors released its 2016 Sustainability Report, which provides a comprehensive review of the company’s 2015 efforts in the areas of alcohol responsibility, environmental stewardship and community investment. The nation’s second largest brewer continues to help prevent drunk driving and underage consumption, reduce water use and brewery waste, and create equal opportunities for women in beer.

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Target Highlights Successes, Shortcomings in Ongoing Sustainability Journey
Target Highlights Successes, Shortcomings in Ongoing Sustainability Journey

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - In 2015, Target wrapped up its five-year goals and built the foundation for the future of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practice, which is to make wellness a way of life; pursue sustainability for products and business operations; champion a more inclusive society; and invest and engage in their communities. Summarizing their progress and capturing important projects and milestones, Target’s 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report was released this week.

Mattel Plans to Cut Utility Bills 40% Using Recycled Water
Mattel Plans to Cut Utility Bills 40% Using Recycled Water

PRESS RELEASE - Mattel recently became a California water agency’s newest recycled water customer, which will save about 2 million gallons of drinking water per year in the drought-stricken state. The global toy maker, whose brands include Barbie, Fisher-Price and Hot Wheels, among others, said that using recycled water for irrigation at its El Segundo corporate campus will also save money. “It does cost less for Mattel to purchase recycled water rather than potable water for irrigation,” said Sarah Levine, Mattel global sustainability manager. “The city of El Segundo and [water district] West Basin both sell recycled water for reduced rates.”

Trending: Enter Plastic Waste; Exit Stronger, Safer Materials
Trending: Enter Plastic Waste; Exit Stronger, Safer Materials

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - This week, we examine two innovations that not only divert plastic waste but turn it into stronger, more beneficial materials: IBM has discovered a way to convert polycarbonates into plastics safe for water purification, fiber optics and medical equipment; while shredded plastic waste is helping to create more durable, weather-resistant roads in Chennai, India.

Dow Celebrates Achieving 2015 Goals, Looks Ahead to 2025 in New Sustainability Report
Dow Celebrates Achieving 2015 Goals, Looks Ahead to 2025 in New Sustainability Report

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - On Monday, The Dow Chemical Company released its 2015 Sustainability Report, culminating Dow’s decade-long 2015 Sustainability Goals, which centered on producing solutions to global challenges including the areas of food, water and energy and continuing its commitment to operational excellence.

The True Cost of Water: New Partnerships, Business Models and More Tackling the Global Crisis
The True Cost of Water: New Partnerships, Business Models and More Tackling the Global Crisis

WASTE NOT - On the final afternoon of an action-packed week at SB'16 San Diego, this panel brought together stakeholders working to address different facets of the global water crisis, both locally in California, and internationally. The panel provided an opportunity for each to describe the work of their respective organisations and the challenges they see for sustainable water resource management.

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POWER PLAY
POWER PLAY

PRESS RELEASE - POWER PLAY Toyota’s New Plano Campus Drafts Impressive Energy & Environmental Line Up  

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