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Nike, NASA, State Department & USAID Seek Innovations To Revolutionize Sustainable Materials
Nike, NASA, State Department & USAID Seek Innovations To Revolutionize Sustainable Materials

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Nike last week partnered with NASA, USAID and the U.S. Department of State to bring together some 150 materials specialists, designers, academics, manufacturers, entrepreneurs and NGOs to catalyze action around one of the world’s biggest challenges — the sustainability of materials and how they are made.

Cisco, Google Top Greenpeace's Cool IT Leaderboard for Energy Innovation
Cisco, Google Top Greenpeace's Cool IT Leaderboard for Energy Innovation

ICT AND BIG DATA - “Tech giants have the capacity to lead society to cleaner, smarter energy systems, as both Cisco and Google have demonstrated,” announced Greenpeace International Senior IT analyst Gary Cook. The two companies tied for first place in a recent evaluation of the top 21 IT and telecom firms that prioritize energy solutions to climate change as a core aspect of their business model.

Collaborative Consumption and the Sharing Economy in Developing Markets
Collaborative Consumption and the Sharing Economy in Developing Markets

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - This is an edited excerpt from Pablo Barros' upcoming book, Behaviour change, consumption and sustainability: how companies can influence individuals in a world in transition, due for publication in September 2013.

Nike, North Face, eBay, IKEA, Levi's Among Companies Urging Congress for Climate Regulation
Nike, North Face, eBay, IKEA, Levi's Among Companies Urging Congress for Climate Regulation

MARKETING AND COMMS - As President Obama prepares to unveil his budget for the coming year, 33 multinational companies, including eBay, IKEA, L’Oréal, Nike and Limited Brands, have signed a “Climate Declaration” urging federal policymakers to take action on climate change.

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Whole Foods Aims For Full GMO Transparency by 2018
Whole Foods Aims For Full GMO Transparency by 2018

MARKETING AND COMMS - Within the next five years, all products sold in Whole Foods stores in the U.S. and Canada will be labeled to indicate if they contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs), according to a recent announcement.

Google, Verizon, 3M Join DOE’s Workplace EV Charging Initiative
Google, Verizon, 3M Join DOE’s Workplace EV Charging Initiative

CLEANTECH - Outgoing U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced 13 major U.S. employers and eight stakeholder groups have joined the Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge, which aims to increase workplace charging by tenfold over the next five years.

Food Ethics Council Proposes Tax To Counter Unsustainably Sourced Food
Food Ethics Council Proposes Tax To Counter Unsustainably Sourced Food

SUPPLY CHAIN - Government must lead the way to developing a food policy that moves beyond the current customer-focused, cheap food culture towards a more sustainable long-term system, according to a new publication released by the Food Ethics Council.

US Army is First to Apply GRI Standards To White House’s Sustainability Decree
US Army is First to Apply GRI Standards To White House’s Sustainability Decree

The Army is the first department in the Federal government to apply the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework for sustainability reporting in an effort to respond President Obama’s executive order to reduce the government’s energy consumption and emissions.

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