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Report Finds Asia Pulp & Paper Lagging on Social Responsibility Commitments; APP Says It Will Take Time
Report Finds Asia Pulp & Paper Lagging on Social Responsibility Commitments; APP Says It Will Take Time

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - A field-based survey by Rainforest Action Network (RAN) investigating Asia Pulp and Paper’s (APP) performance, providing input into an evaluation of APP’s progress on fulfilling its social responsibility commitments, and making recommendations to the company finds little on-the-ground evidence to date that APP is taking sufficient action to resolve land conflict issues.

Electronics Industry Will Conduct Shadow Audits to Root Out Forced Labor in Malaysia
Electronics Industry Will Conduct Shadow Audits to Root Out Forced Labor in Malaysia

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), a nonprofit coalition of electronics companies dedicated to supply chain responsibility, has announced that it will conduct shadow audits and increase its industry and government engagement in Malaysia to further combat forced labor.The EICC says it has been working for more than a decade to support the rights and wellbeing of workers and communities worldwide affected by the global electronics supply chain. Although the EICC Code of Conduct bans trafficked and forced labor, completely eradicating it in the global electronics industry supply chain remains a challenge for everyone—including EICC members.

Ghost Fishing: Time for the Fishing Industry to Clean Up Its Deadly Mess
Ghost Fishing: Time for the Fishing Industry to Clean Up Its Deadly Mess

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - More and more consumers are aware of overfishing and the effects plastic trash is having on the world’s oceans. Various companies are taking small steps in harvesting ocean garbage and recycling it while organizations such as the Marine Stewardship Council are raising awareness about the importance of sustainably sourced seafood. One problem, however, is still wreaking havoc on fisheries across the world. Unwanted and abandoned fishing equipment such as nets and pots, often called “ghost gear,” often still traps and kills fish and sea mammals long after their final use.

New Tool Measures Corporate Progress Towards Safer Chemicals
New Tool Measures Corporate Progress Towards Safer Chemicals

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - A group of corporate and NGO leaders today released a new tool for assessing leadership in corporate chemicals management.The Chemical Footprint Project (CFP) provides the first-ever common metric of its kind for publicly benchmarking corporate chemicals management and profiling leadership companies. The CFP will enable purchasers to preferentially select suppliers and investors to integrate chemical risk into their sustainability analyses and investments. Its results enable brands to market their progress and success in using safer chemicals.

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Groups That Fuel High School Success Receive $12.5 Million From AT&T, Serving 28,000 Students
Groups That Fuel High School Success Receive $12.5 Million From AT&T, Serving 28,000 Students

PRESS RELEASE - 30 Organizations Across US Receive Contributions to Help Students Graduate High School College and Career Ready. Thirty organizations that serve 28,000 high school students across the country will receive nearly $12.5 million from AT&T* to strengthen and expand their programs. These evidence-based program help students graduate from high school prepared for college and a career. Recipient organizations were announced today at an event in the DC Promise Neighborhood, one of the awardees. “These programs are the best of the best in the country,” said Charlene Lake, Chief Sustainability Officer, AT&T. “They have demonstrated a proven ability to prepare students for future success, and we’re delighted to help them scale.”

LSDC Asserts 'Green' Entrepreneurs, Such as This Year's London Leaders, Key to Future-Proofing City's Economy
LSDC Asserts 'Green' Entrepreneurs, Such as This Year's London Leaders, Key to Future-Proofing City's Economy

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A recent report from the London Sustainable Development Commission (LSDC) asserts that socially and environmentally responsible entrepreneurs are “critical” to London’s future as a world leader in the economy of the future, as the Commission unveils its picks for this year's crop of the City's most notable mission-driven startups.Green Means Business highlights why London is an ideal location for 'green' entrepreneurs to 'drive innovation, growth, and job creation'; estimating that London's low-carbon and environmental goods and services (LCEGS) sector has the potential to give an annual market value of £69bn by 2025.

Collaborative Business Campaign Helps UK Residents Be Energy Aware, Save £300 on Bills
Collaborative Business Campaign Helps UK Residents Be Energy Aware, Save £300 on Bills

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - A collaborative business effort, led by UK charity Business in the Community, brought together representatives from business and Government to tackle energy efficiency in the home.The fortnight campaign, Be Energy Aware, ran in October 2014 encouraging consumers to use less energy in the home, ultimately saving money on their energy bill. Participating companies included Virgin Money, lighting manufacturer Osram, DIY retailer B&Q, Thames Water, and Housing Association AmicusHorizon. The UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and industry body Energy Saving Trust also supported the campaign.

Southwest Airlines Upcycles 80,000 Old Seat Coverings in U.S. and Kenya
Southwest Airlines Upcycles 80,000 Old Seat Coverings in U.S. and Kenya

WASTE NOT - Southwest Airlines has announced the distribution of products made in Kenya and the U.S. as part of its global upcycling initiative LUV Seat: Repurpose with Purpose. The distribution in Kenya completes the second phase of the multi-year environmental program, which will upcycle around 80,000 former airline seat coverings into new leather products to provide training and jobs in several communities in addition to keeping these materials out of a landfill.

Microsoft Touts Sustainability Achievements in New Citizenship Report
Microsoft Touts Sustainability Achievements in New Citizenship Report

MARKETING AND COMMS - Microsoft has met its carbon neutrality commitment through internal efficiency projects, the purchase of more than 3 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable energy and a carbon offset project portfolio representing more than 600,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, according to the software company’s 2014 Citizenship Report.The company also achieved its goal for all new data centers to have an average 1.125 Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), one-third less than the industry average datacenter PUE of 1.7.

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LEGO Ends 50-Year Partnership with Shell After 6M People Campaign to Save the Arctic
LEGO Ends 50-Year Partnership with Shell After 6M People Campaign to Save the Arctic

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Following an extensive multimedia Greenpeace campaign, LEGO published a statement this morning committing to "not renew the co-promotion contract with Shell."

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.

Collaboration Key to Survival of Forestry Businesses and the Planet
Collaboration Key to Survival of Forestry Businesses and the Planet

COLLABORATION - The world’s forests have today been given what we can only hope is a realistic reprieve. The New York Declaration on Forests marks a watershed in the global effort to contain, then halt deforestation around the world.United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon has done the planet and some of its most critical ecosystems a great service in convening this groundbreaking meeting of governments, global businesses and NGOs, all of whom are committing to a range of targets designed to secure the future of the world’s forests. Deforestation is one of the most significant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, and therefore climate change.

IKEA, Tetra Pak, Kingfisher Partner to Measure Impact of Sustainable Forestry
IKEA, Tetra Pak, Kingfisher Partner to Measure Impact of Sustainable Forestry

SUPPLY CHAIN - IKEA, Tetra Pak and Kingfisher are partnering​ to promote the benefits of legal, responsibly sourced, sustainable timber and clarify the role of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification in the delivery of these values. The two-year Value and Impact Analysis (VIA) initiative will support the development of a methodology for assessing the impacts of FSC forest management certification and the piloting of this methodology in selected areas. It is supported by IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative and coordinated by the ISEAL Alliance.

Diners in Austin, NYC Going Halfsies to Address Obesity, Food Waste, Hunger
Diners in Austin, NYC Going Halfsies to Address Obesity, Food Waste, Hunger

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Controlling the size of your portions is a great way to save money, food and unnecessary health problems caused by obesity. Eating out, on the other hand, takes that control away from you — unless you go for a restaurant that’s signed up for Halfsies. Launched at the end of 2012 in Texas and New York, it’s an initiative that lets you donate half of your food before it even gets to the table. Apart from the warm, fuzzy feeling you'll get from giving, your waistline will be thankful as well.

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Clothing Companies Going Beyond Compliance with Better Mill Initiative
Clothing Companies Going Beyond Compliance with Better Mill Initiative

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - By creating an enabling environment to establish novel internal-management systems, Solidaridad's Better Mill Initiative has equipped textile-factory managers and workers to improve working conditions and livelihoods, and reduce the environmental impact of the factories.

Greenpeace Ramps Up LEGO Campaign with Emotional Video
Greenpeace Ramps Up LEGO Campaign with Emotional Video

MARKETING AND COMMS - Greenpeace continued its campaign against LEGO on Tuesday with the release of a dramatic video, called “Everything Is NOT Awesome,” aimed at further illustrating the reasons the toy company should sever its ties with Shell, which Greenpeace contends is putting the delicate Arctic marine environment at risk through its oil drilling.

Greenpeace to LEGO: 'Shell Is Bad Company'
Greenpeace to LEGO: 'Shell Is Bad Company'

MARKETING AND COMMS - Greenpeace has launched a campaign urging LEGO to #BlockShell and end its partnership with the oil company, which the NGO contends has been using LEGO’s brand to clean up its image as an Arctic oil driller.

Groups call on Walmart, P&G, Coke to Back Proven Recycling Approaches, Not Closed Loop Fund
Groups call on Walmart, P&G, Coke to Back Proven Recycling Approaches, Not Closed Loop Fund

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Today, a group of public interest organizations called on Walmart and the eight other companies involved in the recently launched $100M “Closed Loop Recycling” loan fund, to instead support proven policies to boost recycling, such as extended producer responsibility (EPR), which holds consumer goods companies financially responsible for the collection of their packaging post-use (rather than having taxpayers and local governments foot the bill) and meeting recycling targets.

WWF China, South Pole Carbon and Climate Friendly support Panda habitat
WWF China, South Pole Carbon and Climate Friendly support Panda habitat

PRESS RELEASE - The program is an excellent example of a “Win-Win-Win” scenario. Carbon finance, which is provided by COOP Switzerland as part of their sustainability program, is enabling the preservation of the Giant Panda habitat, improving the living conditions of Chinese villagers and reducing air pollution. This project exemplifies the extraordinary social, environmental and economic benefits that leading organisations are now drawing from their carbon programs.

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4,000 Endangered Species Condoms Headed to Most Romantic US Cities for Valentine's Day
4,000 Endangered Species Condoms Headed to Most Romantic US Cities for Valentine's Day

MARKETING AND COMMS - The Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit conservation organization based in the US, will take full advantage of the love in the air this Valentine’s Day by disseminating 4,000 free Endangered Species Condoms to eight of the most romantic getaway cities in North America. From Bar Harbor, Maine, to Santa Fe, N.M., the condoms will be given away by volunteers to playfully raise awareness about how runaway human population growth is affecting endangered species around the globe.

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