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Pepsi to Phase Out Cancer-Causing Caramel Coloring
Pepsi to Phase Out Cancer-Causing Caramel Coloring

More than a year after pledging to reformulate its products to eliminate a cancer-causing chemical, Pepsi purchased from ten states still contains high levels of carcinogenic caramel coloring, according to independent testing commissioned by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) released last week.

New Multi-Stakeholder Council To Accelerate Sustainable Purchasing Launching in July
New Multi-Stakeholder Council To Accelerate Sustainable Purchasing Launching in July

SUPPLY CHAIN - A group of leaders from government, industry, academia, standards organizations and NGOs are joining forces to solve the biggest obstacle to sustainable institutional purchasing: a lack of standardization in how sustainable purchasing is defined, guided, measured and rewarded.The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council will launch with a free, live webcast from Washington, DC on July 23 at 1pm EST.

Run Up to SB '13: Neal Gorenflo on the Cultural Shift Around Innovation and the Sharing Economy
Run Up to SB '13: Neal Gorenflo on the Cultural Shift Around Innovation and the Sharing Economy

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Neal Gorenflo is the co-founder of the non-profit Shareable, whose mission is to empower everyone to share for a more joyous, resilient and equitable world. Shareable is best known for its online magazine covering the sharing economy.At Sustainable Brands ’13 (June 3-6), Gorenflo will be moderating and participating in panel discussions focused on entrepreneurial trends and the importance of connecting innovation with purpose. I asked him a few questions about how sharing fits into the picture.

GreenBlue Launches Guidelines for Sustainable Paper Products
GreenBlue Launches Guidelines for Sustainable Paper Products

SUPPLY CHAIN - Non-profit design and strategy group GreenBlue has released a set of guidelines aimed at protecting forests by taking a holistic approach to the life cycle management of paper products.

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New Earth Launches Online Tool to Analyze Supply Chain Social Conditions
New Earth Launches Online Tool to Analyze Supply Chain Social Conditions

SUPPLY CHAIN - Non-profit New Earth has released a new online portal to help supply chain stakeholders to better manage social responsibility issues and create incentives to collaborate and drive progress.

Richard Branson and Tim Berners-Lee to Judge UK Google Innovation Challenge
Richard Branson and Tim Berners-Lee to Judge UK Google Innovation Challenge

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Google has announced an initiative to support non-profits in the United Kingdom that use technology in innovative ways to solve global problems.

Boston Businesses Reduce Electricity Use by 7%
Boston Businesses Reduce Electricity Use by 7%

CLEANTECH - Boston firms participating in the Challenge for Sustainability have lowered their collective electricity consumption by seven percent in three years, the program says.

Survey Finds Big Four Firms Dominate Sustainability Consulting, Assurance
Survey Finds Big Four Firms Dominate Sustainability Consulting, Assurance

MARKETING AND COMMS - The Big Four accounting firms — Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PwC — have the strongest brand preference in both the sustainability consulting and sustainability assurance markets, according to a global survey of 250 heads of sustainability. Independent analyst firm Verdantix found that in sustainability consulting, Ernst & Young leads with a brand preference score of 39%, relative to 37% for KPMG, 33% for Deloitte and 30% for PwC. Among the management consulting firms, Accenture achieved a score of 22% beating McKinsey on 21% and Bain on 15%.

REBUILDING TOGETHER, CAESARS FOUNDATION AND CASINO EMPLOYEES JOIN FORCES TO PROVIDE SAFE AND HEALTHY HOUSING THIS FALL
REBUILDING TOGETHER, CAESARS FOUNDATION AND CASINO EMPLOYEES JOIN FORCES TO PROVIDE SAFE AND HEALTHY HOUSING THIS FALL

PRESS RELEASE - Washington, D.C. – Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit whose members believe in a safe and healthy home for every person, is collaborating with Caesars Foundation and Caesars Entertainment Corporation employees to help homeowners in-need maintain a safe and healthy home.

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Magnum Aiming to Enhance Financial Opportunities for 5K Female Cocoa Farmers by 2025
Magnum Aiming to Enhance Financial Opportunities for 5K Female Cocoa Farmers by 2025

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The ice cream brand aims to help 5,000 female cocoa farmers in Côte D'Ivoire achieve financial stability and diversify their incomes, for greater prosperity in the cocoa-farming offseason, by 2025.

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