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Can Empathy Survive the Echo Chamber?
Can Empathy Survive the Echo Chamber?

LEADERSHIP - Note: In the aftermath of last week’s Presidential election, we at Sustainable Brands were struck by the parallels to a recent, similarly polarizing political situation abroad with an equally shocking result – the UK’s Brexit referendum – and how Andy Last’s astute observations at the time, about the breakdowns in communication that led just over half of Brits to vote to leave the EU, seem applicable to us here in the States now. We share it with you below – enjoy.

Trump Can't Stop the Clean Economy
Trump Can't Stop the Clean Economy

CLEANTECH - If there’s any force greater than whatever propelled Donald Trump into the Presidency, it’s economics. Nobody, not even a President Trump, can stop all movement toward the clean economy. The reason is simple: It’s now cheaper to cut carbon and use renewable energy than to keep the status quo. Don’t get me wrong. Today is a very hard day for many Americans. I know I am fearful about our democracy and threats to human rights of all kinds. I also believe some critical structural problems in our system badly need to change (like the electoral college, profit- and clicks-driven news media, and money in politics).

How a Beer Maker And a Bottled Water Company Want to Save Sierra Forests
How a Beer Maker And a Bottled Water Company Want to Save Sierra Forests

PRESS RELEASE - California’s forests are in crisis. A lethal combination of drought, wildfires, warmer temperatures and pests has destroyed 66 million trees in the past six years. Restoring our forests won’t be easy. Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature recognized the importance and magnitude of the task by allocating $40 million in cap-and-trade funds. At the same time, President Barack Obama visited Lake Tahoe to announce $29.5 million to improve forest health and decrease the threat of catastrophic wildfires.

Champions 12.3 ‘Progress’ Report Details Why We Must Target, Measure, Act on Food Waste
Champions 12.3 ‘Progress’ Report Details Why We Must Target, Measure, Act on Food Waste

WASTE NOT - Up to one-third of all food produced is never eaten by people, and this food loss and waste is responsible for $940 billion in economic losses and 8 percent of worldwide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Target 12.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) calls on all nations to halve food waste and reduce food loss by 2030, but nations, cities and businesses in the food supply chain need to move more quickly to set reduction targets, measure their progress and taken action if the goal is to be achieved.

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Could the iCHIP Bring an End to Animal Testing?
Could the iCHIP Bring an End to Animal Testing?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - We could finally be entering an age where medical and research testing on laboratory animals for human safety is no longer necessary. A team of scientists and engineers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is developing an alternative called the Isolation Chip (iCHIP). Formally known as the in-vitro Chip-based Human Investigational Platform (still iCHIP), it can replicate the central nervous system (brain), peripheral nervous system, the blood-brain barrier and the heart – the basic four biological systems required for life.

NGOs, Food and Beverage Giants Join Forces to Protect California’s Water Future
NGOs, Food and Beverage Giants Join Forces to Protect California’s Water Future

COLLABORATION - As California enters its sixth year of record-breaking drought, 20 leading organizations this week announced the formation of the California Water Action Collaborative (CWAC), their collaborative effort to support critical projects designed to protect the state’s water future.

The Business Case for One Map in Indonesia
The Business Case for One Map in Indonesia

CLEANTECH - One of the major challenges in stopping illegal deforestation in Indonesia is the existence of numerous, conflicting concession maps, based on which level of government, or ministry, you talk to. This means for companies such as Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), APRIL or Felda, the land they have been granted could also have been given to another company, or conflict with indigenous or customary community land. And that's a problem.

Procter & Gamble to Partner with Indian Government in Clean India Mission
Procter & Gamble to Partner with Indian Government in Clean India Mission

PRESS RELEASE - Procter & Gamble global chief executive David Taylor met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to discuss the company's manufacturing initiatives in the country and partnership opportunities in education and the government's cleanliness drive. In line with P&G's global sustainability goals, the company said it has offered to help the country's Clean India Initiative (Swachh Bharat Abhiyan) by using technology to reduce waste to landfill that will up-cycle sanitary waste. The maker of Ariel and Pampers appointed Taylor as its chief a year ago amid falling global sales and restructuring of its products portfolio. Internationally, Taylor has been reorganising P&G's brand portfolio, focusing on the core ones and selling dozens of unprofitable brands.

White House, Google, Amazon Launch Big Data Tool to Help with Climate Resilience Planning
White House, Google, Amazon Launch Big Data Tool to Help with Climate Resilience Planning

CLEANTECH - Despite international efforts to curb climate change, communities and companies alike need to prepare for the impacts of a changing climate. With this in mind, The White House has launched a new public-private collaboration to improve the availability and usability of data and information for climate resilience. Companies including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, Microsoft and IBM’s The Weather Company are working alongside NGOs and four U.S. Federal agencies to execute the project.

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Patagonia Spending $1M to Get Out the Green Vote
Patagonia Spending $1M to Get Out the Green Vote

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - “The activist company” Patagonia is making donations, hosting events and stressing the importance of local- and state-level voting in a $1 million push to combat apathy and ‘get out the green vote.’

Brewers, NGOs, Governments Worldwide Joining Forces Around Global Beer Responsibility Day
Brewers, NGOs, Governments Worldwide Joining Forces Around Global Beer Responsibility Day

COLLABORATION - Today, brewers, governments NGOs and retailers in 76 countries around the world partnered on the second annual Global Beer Responsibility Day in an effort to promote responsible consumption of beer.

More Than 3/4 of Americans Say Next President Should Speed Up Adoption of Renewable Energy
More Than 3/4 of Americans Say Next President Should Speed Up Adoption of Renewable Energy

CLEANTECH - As Americans count down to Election Day, more than three-quarters (78 percent) believe the winner of the presidential race should prioritize the faster adoption of renewable energy, according to the seventh annual Sense & Sustainability® Study released by G&S Business Communications (G&S). The G&S Sense & Sustainability Study was conducted online by Harris Poll in August 2016 among 2,007 U.S. adults.

WRAP Hopes New Industry Framework, Campaign Will Get Tonnes More Recycling in the Bin
WRAP Hopes New Industry Framework, Campaign Will Get Tonnes More Recycling in the Bin

WASTE NOT - The waste reduction experts at WRAP have brought together representatives from across the waste management sector to create an industry framework that could divert up to 11 million tonnes more recyclable material from disposal in England. Supported by the U.K.’s Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and DCLG, the ‘Framework for Greater Consistency in Household Recycling for England’ offers opportunities for businesses and local authorities to save money and avoid around 5 million tonnes of greenhouse gases.

How $1K Can Keep Someone Off the Streets for Two Years
How $1K Can Keep Someone Off the Streets for Two Years

STAKEHOLDER TRENDS AND INSIGHTS - Each year in the U.S. more than 2.3 million people experience homelessness, 7.4 million live “doubled up” with friends or family and scores live on the edge of homelessness. Estimates are a community pays $5,000 for every person who enters a shelter, to say nothing of the social and health problems amongst homeless adults and children.

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Packaging Industry Urges EU to Embolden Circular Economy Strategy
Packaging Industry Urges EU to Embolden Circular Economy Strategy

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The European Organisation for Packaging and the Environment (EUROPEN) and 35 other associations1 representing a wide range of sectors including major consumer goods brands, packaging producers, material producers and extended producer responsibility (EPR) organizations have presented the European Union with a set of joint recommendations for its circular economy legis

UPS Pursues Ambitious Sustainability Research Projects with U.S. Department Of Energy to Power the Future of Trucking
UPS Pursues Ambitious Sustainability Research Projects with U.S. Department Of Energy to Power the Future of Trucking

PRESS RELEASE - A pair of Department of Energy grants awarded to UPS (NYSE: UPS) will enable the company and a world-class team of engineers to conduct cutting-edge research aimed at reducing emissions and revolutionizing the charging process for electric trucks. The grants, announced today, are part of the Department of Energy’s efforts to spur innovation and promote more efficient cars and trucks.

Yet More Reports Tout Circular Economy as Road to Emissions Reduction, Job Creation
Yet More Reports Tout Circular Economy as Road to Emissions Reduction, Job Creation

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A new report from relief and development charity Tearfund and the Institute of Development Studies suggests that businesses and governments could help save lives and create jobs by adopting a circular economy approach to waste management.

Food Supply Chain Ethics Increasingly Important to UK Consumers, Studies Find
Food Supply Chain Ethics Increasingly Important to UK Consumers, Studies Find

STAKEHOLDER TRENDS AND INSIGHTS - Two surveys of consumers in the United Kingdom (UK) have highlighted their growing demand for food supply chain ethics. Research from Globescan showed that the vast majority of shoppers believe that food companies and the government are responsible for ensuring long-term food production sustainability. 92 percent of shoppers put the onus on food companies, indicating they should focus their efforts on securing the future sustainability of food, while 85 percent believed the government should be held accountable.

Trending: US Court Approves Social Carbon Price; Canada, Mexico to Test Their Own Carbon Pricing
Trending: US Court Approves Social Carbon Price; Canada, Mexico to Test Their Own Carbon Pricing

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A unanimous decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld the government’s right to use a social carbon price to inform policymaking. The verdict rejected an industry-backed litigation that challenged the Department of Energy (DOE)’s use of a $36/metric ton estimated social cost of carbon (SCC) in its decision-making on the premise that the figure is not based on “real-world” data.

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Ford Gets $6 Million from U.S. Department of Energy for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Research
Ford Gets $6 Million from U.S. Department of Energy for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Research

PRESS RELEASE - The U.S. Department of Energy is awarding about $6 million in funding for projects at Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn and at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico that advance fuel cell and hydrogen technologies. Ford will use the money to develop a uniquely American fuel-cell catalyst production process, according to U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, who announced the funding Thursday afternoon.

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