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Winning Water Tech Removes Contaminants Using Bubbles, Wastewater Minerals, Biomaterials
Winning Water Tech Removes Contaminants Using Bubbles, Wastewater Minerals, Biomaterials

CLEANTECH - Last week, Veolia, The Water Council and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) announced the first-ever “Pow!

Integral Thinking & True Materiality, Part 5: Scalability Opportunities Define the Size of Impact
Integral Thinking & True Materiality, Part 5: Scalability Opportunities Define the Size of Impact

NEW METRICS - This is part 5 of a 6-part series about integral thinking and true materiality. It proposes a new impetus to develop reporting that is able to serve the idea of a green & inclusive economy. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

Could Growing Food in Gravel Be Pay Dirt for Sustainable Agriculture?
Could Growing Food in Gravel Be Pay Dirt for Sustainable Agriculture?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A new age in gardening is dawning: Geological agriculture, aka gravel gardening — a completely soil-less way to grow all kinds of crops in sedimentary rock.Leading the charge is To Soil Less, a family business founded by former management consultant Richard Campbell in 2011.

Q&A: How the YK Center Is Pushing Forward the ‘New Economy’
Q&A: How the YK Center Is Pushing Forward the ‘New Economy’

NEW METRICS - That the future of profit is purpose is the modus operandi of the YK Center, a self-proclaimed “for-benefit organization” striving to push the needle on a more sustainable economy.

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Consumers Love E-Commerce’s Convenience, But Not Its Cardboard
Consumers Love E-Commerce’s Convenience, But Not Its Cardboard

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - While consumers are becoming more comfortable with online shopping and are enjoying the convenience it can bring, there are growing concerns around its environmental impact. The human desire for instant gratification is driving faster and faster delivery services for e-commerce, and that quick service carries a hefty impact.

Campbell Soup Launches $125M Venture Capital Fund for Food Startups
Campbell Soup Launches $125M Venture Capital Fund for Food Startups

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Campbell Soup Company has announced that it is launching a $125 million venture capital (VC) fund to invest in food startups. The fund, under the banner Acre Venture Partners L.P., will be managed by unidentified outsiders independent of Campbell, although the food giant is its sole limited partner.

Unilever Foundry Seeking 50 New Stellar Marketing Tech Startups
Unilever Foundry Seeking 50 New Stellar Marketing Tech Startups

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Unilever Foundry — Unilever’s startup technology incubator — has launched a search for the world’s top 50 marketing technology startups to pitch to industry leaders at Lions Innovation in Cannes in June. As part of the Unilever Foundry 50, the startups will have an exclusive opportunity to showcase their technology, pitch their solutions to brand and agency leaders from around the world and catalyze new partnerships.

Singapore Strives to Become World’s First ‘Smart Nation’
Singapore Strives to Become World’s First ‘Smart Nation’

CLEANTECH - There’s plenty of talk about “smart cities” as the surest route to building strong and resilient urban environments in the face of mounting climate impacts, but what about a “smart country”? While Singapore technically is a city-state — being both a city and sovereign nation — it is embracing many of the same smart city techniques as cities across the world.Globally, cities are experimenting with smart city technologies to tackle issues such as waste collection and traffic light management, but Singapore is focused on two core global challenges: urban density and an aging population.

What Are We Really Eating? DNA Testing Enhances Transparency for Consumers, Supply Chains
What Are We Really Eating? DNA Testing Enhances Transparency for Consumers, Supply Chains

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - As the demand for transparency and emphasis on consumer choice continue to grow, so do the challenges of supply chain management. Brands are increasingly expected to work with their suppliers to reduce their environmental impact, eliminate labor abuses, and replace certain ingredients. Ensuring product quality and label accuracy remains an issue, especially for brands with international suppliers or extensive supply chains.

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Mobility as a Service Charting the Course for Customized On-Demand Mobility
Mobility as a Service Charting the Course for Customized On-Demand Mobility

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - To serve people’s urban mobility needs, cities rely on anything from one dominant, mainly private owned means of transport — the personal automobile — to a complex mixture of publicly and privately financed transport means. Users of these mobility services are usually left to their own devices to identify the optimum (combination of) modes to cover a journey and understand differences in terms of pricing, time and convenience.

Report: IoT Will Usher in 'Transformational Paradigm of Growth' for Circular Economy
Report: IoT Will Usher in 'Transformational Paradigm of Growth' for Circular Economy

CLEANTECH - With up to 50 billion connected devices predicted by 2020, a pervasive digital transformation is reshaping the economy. Will this ‘fourth industrial revolution’ lead to an acceleration of the extractive, ‘linear’ economy of today, or will it enable the transition towards a society in which value creation is increasingly decoupled from finite resource consumption?

Satellites, Drones Catching Companies Destroying the Planet
Satellites, Drones Catching Companies Destroying the Planet

CLEANTECH - Aerial imaging is emerging as an invaluable resource for collecting information and enforcing the law, especially when it comes to environmental protection. Satellite and drone technologies are getting increasingly smaller, cheaper, and easier to use, and are producing higher-resolution images. Among other opportunities, the tech has enabled organizations and startups to more accurately monitor environmental destruction and provide data as legal evidence.

Trending: Food, Fashion Providing Employment for Refugees
Trending: Food, Fashion Providing Employment for Refugees

LEADERSHIP - More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015, and over 50,000 more arrived by boat in January 2016. While most asylum seekers are trying to escape the war in Syria, tens of thousands are also fleeing Afghanistan, Kosovo, Iraq, Albania, Pakistan, Eritrea, Nigeria, Serbia, and Ukraine. Once they arrive in Europe, they face numerous barriers to employment – not the least of which are the influx of people, tough economic times, and employers’ perception of refugees.

One Man's Trash: New Technologies, Partnerships Boosting Recycling Around the World
One Man's Trash: New Technologies, Partnerships Boosting Recycling Around the World

WASTE NOT - Among the key challenges to the burgeoning recycling market are lack of infrastructure, innovation at scale and funding. But a variety of initiatives — in developed and developing areas alike — are attempting to secure these factors to help spur the development of circular economic infrastructure.In Argentina, a new generation of trash pickers is helping to refine recycling at the street level. Buenos Aires has invested in recycling through the city government’s Ciudad Verde (Green City) plan and now more than 5,000 litter pickers (known locally as cartoneros) collect a base salary for emptying the city’s bell-shaped recycling bins.

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Sharing Economy Provides the Unique, Convenient Experiences Canadian Millennials Crave
Sharing Economy Provides the Unique, Convenient Experiences Canadian Millennials Crave

STAKEHOLDER TRENDS AND INSIGHTS - Millennials (adults ages 18 to 35 in 2015) comprise over 30 percent of the labor force in both the United States and Canada. They are doing things differently, hold different values, and have a high affinity for technology.

'Integral Thinking and True Materiality': An Introduction
'Integral Thinking and True Materiality': An Introduction

NEW METRICS - If 2015 was the year that inspired new hope in sustainability with the publication of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the success of COP21, 2016 is the year the rubber needs to hit the road when it comes to implementation and impact. So rather than add to the end-of-year 10-best-of-this-and-that listing stampede, instead I’ve created a 6-piece series summarizing essential learnings from 2015 to focus priorities and actions for 2016.*Reflecting on 2015, my own work focused on front-end developments needed in three interlinked areas:

Singularity University, Amnesty International Turning to Tech to Tackle Human Rights Challenges
Singularity University, Amnesty International Turning to Tech to Tackle Human Rights Challenges

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Benefit corporation Singularity University (SU) is in ambitious pursuit of solutions for eleven “global grand challenges” that its experts have identified: environment, security, health, learning, energy, food, prosperity, water, space, disaster resilience, and governance. SU hopes to use technology to address these challenges with the support of its Developing Organization Partners and their expertise.

HPE Living Progress Challenge Calling for Tech Solutions to Address Global Problems
HPE Living Progress Challenge Calling for Tech Solutions to Address Global Problems

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Amidst increasing risks and heightened uncertainty, diverse perspectives are essential to solving the complex problems facing the world today. That is the thinking behind Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)’s Living Progress Challenge, which is asking people from all over the world: What software applications and digital services would you create to improve people’s lives?

Trending: Better Refrigerated Shipping Technologies Thanks to Hershey, Sonoco
Trending: Better Refrigerated Shipping Technologies Thanks to Hershey, Sonoco

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Shipping temperature-sensitive goods is tricky business – warm climates and summer months create unique challenges for transporting refrigerated goods. Proper temperature regulation prevents spoilage, which is becoming increasingly important in light of the increasing attention being given to food waste.

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GM Launches Maven On-Demand Car-Sharing Service
GM Launches Maven On-Demand Car-Sharing Service

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Less than three weeks after General Motors (GM) announced a $500 million investment in ride-for-hire service Lyft, GM made another big move towards “the future of mobility.” This week, GM launched Maven: an on-demand car-sharing service and “personal mobility” brand.

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