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80 Organizations with $100 Billion in Purchasing Power to Pilot Sustainable Purchasing Program
80 Organizations with $100 Billion in Purchasing Power to Pilot Sustainable Purchasing Program

SUPPLY CHAIN - Eighty organizations with more than $100 billion in purchasing power have signed up to pilot a multi-sector program designed to help organizations reduce their risks and contribute to a more sustainable future.The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council’s (SPLC) Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing v1.0 offers purchasers detailed advice for promoting market innovation and optimizing the environmental, social and economic performance of their supply chains.

CDP: US, Brazil, China and India Least Resilient Against Climate-Related Supply Chain Risks
CDP: US, Brazil, China and India Least Resilient Against Climate-Related Supply Chain Risks

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Lack of preparation has left supply chains in Brazil, China, India and the United States more vulnerable to climate risks than those in Europe and Japan. However, suppliers in China and India deliver the greatest financial return on investment to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and demonstrate the strongest appetite for collaboration across the value chain. This according to research released Tuesday by CDP and Accenture.

UK Project Develops New Process to Recycle Fuel Cell Components
UK Project Develops New Process to Recycle Fuel Cell Components

CLEANTECH - Recovery specialist Axion Consulting, Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells Limited and Technical Fibre Products (TFP) have developed a new recycling process to recover high-value materials from waste fuel cells.Funded by Innovate UK, the UK government's innovation agency, the Recover project aims to establish the technical and economic feasibility of recovery and reuse of high value materials from fuel cell membrane electrode assemblies and ultimately to establish the potential for a new UK-based global recycling business.

Energy Upgrade California Launches 'Play Your Part' Sweepstakes to Enlist Residents' Help in Meeting Energy Goals
Energy Upgrade California Launches 'Play Your Part' Sweepstakes to Enlist Residents' Help in Meeting Energy Goals

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Energy Upgrade California®, a statewide initiative aimed at helping residents make more informed energy-management choices, has launched a ten-week contest that will reward Californians playing their part in reducing the state’s energy demands.The winners of the “Play Your Part” contest will win a package containing products that will help them reduce their overall home energy usage.

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Canadian City Moves Toward First Closed-Loop Organics Waste Management System
Canadian City Moves Toward First Closed-Loop Organics Waste Management System

WASTE NOT - The Canadian city of Surrey has chosen Iris Solutions to build what the city claims will be the first closed-loop, fully-integrated organics waste management system in North America.The Surrey Biofuels Processing Facility will process 115,000 tons of residual kitchen and garden waste from Surrey each year. The process will create a renewable natural gas which can then be used to power the city’s natural gas waste collection trucks. The facility will also produce a compost product that will be suitable for landscaping and agricultural applications.

Obama Administration Selects 26 Communities to Foster Economic Expansion Through Local Food Projects
Obama Administration Selects 26 Communities to Foster Economic Expansion Through Local Food Projects

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - On Wednesday, on behalf of the White House Rural Council, six federal agencies came together to announce the 26 communities selected to participate in Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP), a federal initiative providing technical support to integrate local food systems into community economic action plans. Under this effort, a team of agricultural, transportation, environmental, public health and regional economic experts will work directly with the communities to develop specifically identified local food projects.

Can Calorie Counts Change Consumer Eating Habits? Or Will the Lure of a Quick, Delicious Fix Always Win Out?
Can Calorie Counts Change Consumer Eating Habits? Or Will the Lure of a Quick, Delicious Fix Always Win Out?

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Anyone who exercises regularly or watches what they eat already knows that fast food is bad for your health. But due to the continued popularity of fast food, the FDA has stepped in to try and provide the general public with more information and get them eating better, announcing last week that fast food chains, vending machine companies and other restaurants with more than 20 locations are now required to list the number of calories in each of their menu items.

Report: Global Environmental Industry Grew in 2013
Report: Global Environmental Industry Grew in 2013

MARKETING AND COMMS - The global environmental industry grew 3.6 percent in 2013, generating revenues of $1.047 trillion, while the U.S. environmental industry grew only 0.7 percent in 2013 compared to 4.5 percent in 2012, according to new research from Environmental Business International.In 2013, the U.S. environmental industry’s total of $344.84 billion in annual revenues represented 2.81 percent of the gross domestic product, while the environmental industry employment reached 1.75 million.

ASBC Summit Attendees Chart Path and Policies to a Sustainable Economy
ASBC Summit Attendees Chart Path and Policies to a Sustainable Economy

LEADERSHIP - The American Sustainable Business Council’s (ASBC) third annual summit Nov. 13 and 14 in Washington, D.C. brought together 150 entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors and elected officials to discuss the state of play—and possibilities—for policies that advance a sustainable economy.Founded in 2009, ASBC is a national business advocacy policy organization representing over 200,000 businesses across the nation. ASBC works on a wide range of policy issues at the federal and state level, working to advance a sustainable economy by shifting markets and policies. ASBC raises up the voice, presence and power of business to create jobs, grow business and build a sustainable US economy.

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#SB14London Mnemonic #2: 10 Insights from the Final Morning
#SB14London Mnemonic #2: 10 Insights from the Final Morning

BLOG - And the third morning of SB London picked up where the second one ended.

Report: Cost of Fighting Climate Change Manageable, Must Cut Emissions to Zero by 2100
Report: Cost of Fighting Climate Change Manageable, Must Cut Emissions to Zero by 2100

CLEANTECH - Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit risks of irreversible damage, according to a new UN report, as reported by Reuters.The 40-page synthesis is a summation of 5,000 pages of work by 800 scientists already published since September 2013, and says global warming is now causing more heat extremes, downpours, acidifying the oceans and pushing up sea levels.

OECD: U.S. Has Worst Work-Life Balance Among Developed Countries
OECD: U.S. Has Worst Work-Life Balance Among Developed Countries

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The United States has the worst work-life balance of the 23 developed nations recently ranked by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Better Life Index.The OECD judged work-life balance based on three variables:

Congo, Wildlife Works Unveil Program to Protect 9M Hectares from Deforestation
Congo, Wildlife Works Unveil Program to Protect 9M Hectares from Deforestation

COLLABORATION - With eyes on New York last week as leaders gathered for the UN Climate Summit, a pivotal REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) program has been launched to protect forests in the Congo Basin and promote the inherent value of natural standing forests around the world.

PepsiCo to Phase Out Hydroflourocarbon Equipment by 2020
PepsiCo to Phase Out Hydroflourocarbon Equipment by 2020

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - PepsiCo has announced that, by 2020, all of its future point-of-sale equipment purchased in the United States will be free of hydroflourocarbons (HFCs), a popular chemical coolant and considered a potent greenhouse gas (GHG) that contributes to climate change. The announcement was made alongside the company’s 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) report.

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Accounting for Carbon: New UK Regulations Connect Carbon to Finances
Accounting for Carbon: New UK Regulations Connect Carbon to Finances

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In 2013, legislation quietly passed within the UK that would require companies listed on the London Stock Exchange to disclose global greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) within their publically available annual Directors’ Report. These new reporting rules made the UK the first country to institute mandatory carbon reporting as of October 2013.

PepsiCo Reveals New Tool to Manage Water Risks in Latin America
PepsiCo Reveals New Tool to Manage Water Risks in Latin America

ICT AND BIG DATA - Last week at the Stockholm International Water Institute’s annual World Water Week, PepsiCo unveiled a new data management and modeling tool that estimates the availability of freshwater use in water-scarce regions throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).Developed in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Hydro-BID is an open-source modeling tool that can forecast water availability and supply in the LAC region under any climate, population and land use scenario. To date, the tool has projected water supplies in Brazil, Peru, Haiti and Argentina, and is expected to impact more than three million people across the LAC region by 2017.

Arizona State University and STAR Communities Announce Partnership
Arizona State University and STAR Communities Announce Partnership

PRESS RELEASE - Washington, DC (April 10, 2014) – This week STAR Communities and Arizona State University’s Sustainability Solutions Services announced an official partnership to support local governments who are interested in benchmarking and tracking sustainability performance.

EPA Programs Help Companies Reduce Costs, GHGs
EPA Programs Help Companies Reduce Costs, GHGs

CLEANTECH - The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) climate-protection programs prevented 365 million metric tons of US greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in 2012, according to a new report by the agency.EPA’s annual Climate Protection Partnerships report highlights the steps more than 21,000 organizations across the United States have taken to reduce GHG pollution while achieving significant environmental and economic benefits.

National Council of Chain Restaurants Urges Further Reductions to Corn Ethanol Mandate
National Council of Chain Restaurants Urges Further Reductions to Corn Ethanol Mandate

CLEANTECH - This week, the National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR), which represents just about every US quick-service and table-service chain you can think of, submitted comments to the EPA on its proposal to reduce the levels of corn ethanol mandated under the embattled Renewable Fuel Standard.

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Chemicals in Consumer Products: New Progress in Transparency
Chemicals in Consumer Products: New Progress in Transparency

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The states of Washington and California are breaking new ground by providing consumers with information on potentially harmful chemicals in the products they buy and use on a daily basis. Washington’s focus is on products meant for children; California’s law spotlights cosmetics.

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