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BASF and University of Michigan Athletics announce BASF Team Chemistry Challenge winners
BASF and University of Michigan Athletics announce BASF Team Chemistry Challenge winners

PRESS RELEASE - BASF and University of Michigan Athletics announce BASF Team Chemistry Challenge winners Wyandotte, MI, April 18, 2013 -- BASF and the University of Michigan Athletic Department (U-M) are proud to announce the winners of the BASF Team Chemistry Challenge.

Caesars Entertainment Properties to Host CodeGreen Events in Celebration of Earth Day 2013
Caesars Entertainment Properties to Host CodeGreen Events in Celebration of Earth Day 2013

PRESS RELEASE - LAS VEGAS – April 18, 2013 – On April 22, Caesars Entertainment and its properties across the U.S. will once again observe Earth Day to demonstrate the company’s commitment to operate in an environmentally responsible manner. Caesars recognizes problems facing the planet demand real action today and that awareness of these issues is a critical part of the formula for change.

13 Hot Business Model Innovations to Follow in 2013
13 Hot Business Model Innovations to Follow in 2013

BLOG - Last week we started a series of four "hot lists" outlining key developments worth following in our community this year. Our first installment highlighted 13 hot sustainable products; today we look at 13 hot business model innovations that are creating new markets or transforming existing ones. Here they are:

Nestlé Ramps Up Sustainable Design Efforts Throughout Brand Portfolio
Nestlé Ramps Up Sustainable Design Efforts Throughout Brand Portfolio

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As consumers become increasingly demanding of more social and environmental sustainability efforts from their favorite brands, Nestlé is one multinational that is responding in kind. The challenges for the world’s largest food company, however, are as complicated as the company’s long and tangled supply chain.

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Philips TLED Prototype Doubles LED Energy Efficiency
Philips TLED Prototype Doubles LED Energy Efficiency

PRODUCTS AND DESIGN - Philips has announced a breakthrough in LED lighting after developing a TLED prototype that produces twice as much light as traditional fluorescent lamps using the same amount of energy.

Global Forest Watch 2.0 Fights Deforestation With Google Technology
Global Forest Watch 2.0 Fights Deforestation With Google Technology

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A new initiative unveiled this week at the United Nations Forum on Forests will use Google technology to provide real-time information to help governments, companies and communities prevent deforestation.

Dell Empowers Youth with Technology Access, Support and Tools to Enhance Learning
Dell Empowers Youth with Technology Access, Support and Tools to Enhance Learning

PRESS RELEASE - •More than 250,000 youth with the greatest need will receive technology access and support to enhance learning in 2013 •Students from around the world to discuss issues of importance to them and ideas of how to address at Student Voice LIVE! presented by Dell

General Motors names BASF as 2012 Supplier of the Year
General Motors names BASF as 2012 Supplier of the Year

PRESS RELEASE - General Motors names BASF as 2012 Supplier of the Year SOUTHFIELD, MI, March 27, 2013 -- For the ninth time in the past 11 years, BASF has received General Motors’ (GM) Supplier of the Year Award.

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.

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IBM's Water Watchers App Gives South African Citizens Power Over Water Challenges
IBM's Water Watchers App Gives South African Citizens Power Over Water Challenges

ICT AND BIG DATA - In honor of World Water Day last Friday, IBM unveiled a revolutionary new app for Android phone users in South Africa.

Eurostar, GlaxoSmithKline Join Ecodesk Campaign To Improve Supply Chain Efficiency
Eurostar, GlaxoSmithKline Join Ecodesk Campaign To Improve Supply Chain Efficiency

SUPPLY CHAIN - Ecodesk recently announced that 25 companies representing one million suppliers have joined its VIP Enterprise Innovator Program aimed at developing a clear and unambiguous business case for supply chain efficiency.

Stanford Selects Cradle to Cradle’s William McDonough as First Living Archive
Stanford Selects Cradle to Cradle’s William McDonough as First Living Archive

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Stanford University has chosen William McDonough as its first living archive, which will include digital and hard copy artifacts from his life to give current and future generations an insight into the sustainability design leader’s mind.

Philips' Sustainovation Process Reveals Insights on Closing Loops
Philips' Sustainovation Process Reveals Insights on Closing Loops

WASTE NOT - In 2008 Philips Consumer Lifestyle started a program for sustainable innovation with a series of workshops to investigate possibilities around closing the loop of its products. People from different functions and departments brainstormed around business model possibilities, alternative materials and value chain management.

2013 Green Transition Scoreboard® Uncovers Over $4.1T in Private Green Investments
2013 Green Transition Scoreboard® Uncovers Over $4.1T in Private Green Investments

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The Ethical Markets Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS), which tracks private investments growing the green economy worldwide since 2007, found $4.1 trillion invested or committed as of Q4 2012, promising long strides away from the fossil-fueled Industrial Era in 2013.

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Salesforce Announces Commitment to a Cloud Powered by 100% Renewable Energy
Salesforce Announces Commitment to a Cloud Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

ICT AND BIG DATA - Salesforce, a company that pioneered and helped define the cloud computing market, announced yesterday a goal of becoming fully powered by renewable energy.

Assembling for Disassembly: Alcoa, Honda Back Automotive Manufacturing Research at OSU
Assembling for Disassembly: Alcoa, Honda Back Automotive Manufacturing Research at OSU

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Aluminum company Alcoa is lending its support to a longstanding research partnership between Honda and Ohio State University that could innovate auto manufacturing.

Greyhound Installs Telematics to Increase Fuel Efficiency in 1,775 Buses
Greyhound Installs Telematics to Increase Fuel Efficiency in 1,775 Buses

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Greyhound has begun integrating telematics program DriveCam across its entire fleet to optimize safety performance and increase fuel efficiency.

Biochar Pilot Program Aims for Carbon-Negative Coffee
Biochar Pilot Program Aims for Carbon-Negative Coffee

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - With more than 2 billion cups consumed each day, coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages. Most consumers of the black liquid hail from industrialized countries — over 90 percent of coffee production occurs in developing countries and out of the bulk of climate change regulations’ reach.

FlashFood Mobile App Diverts Restaurant Food Waste To Feed the Hungry
FlashFood Mobile App Diverts Restaurant Food Waste To Feed the Hungry

WASTE NOT - The statistics are staggering: One in five children goes to bed hungry every night in America, while 40 percent of food in this country is sent to the landfill, according to a recent report from the Natural Resources Defense Council. There is an immediate solution to redirecting this excess wasted food to families in need, but fear is choking the supply chain.

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Herman Miller Ups the Sustainable Ante with Design for Environment 2.0
Herman Miller Ups the Sustainable Ante with Design for Environment 2.0

WASTE NOT - When Herman Miller engineers began using Cradle to Cradle thinking as part of their Design for Environment (DfE) process in 2001, the world of green design was less complicated than today.

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