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Illinois City’s Success with Biodiesel Influences Neighboring Communities

Illinois City’s Success with Biodiesel Influences Neighboring Communities

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. By selling B20 biodiesel to neighboring municipal agencies and organizations, Moline has expanded its impact on air quality across the Quad Cities region — and shown the community that improving air quality is a collaborative effort.

New Lending Industry Alliance to Bolster Underserved Communities

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. Two longtime players in small-business lending and empowering low-income communities are joining forces to scale up equitable wealth creation in communities of color.

Trending: Returnity, Venetian Resort Working to Cut Out COVID Waste

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. Surgical mask upcycling and antimicrobial, reusable packaging solutions are some of the latest initiatives aiming to clean up some of our COVID-fueled, plastic-covered mess.

US Retail Giants Convene to Reinvent the Plastic Retail Bag

Leading retailers CVS Health, Target and Walmart — joined by Kroger and Walgreens, and NGOs Conservation International and Ocean Conservancy — unite to tackle retail bag waste and invite others to join the effort.

Partnership Brings ‘Radical Hospitality’ to Unhoused People Worldwide

The case study of German mobile hygiene startup GoBanyo illustrates the social impacts of the collaboration between Unilever’s The Right to Shower initiative with mobile hygiene pioneer LavaMaex.

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The COVID Covenant: Don’t Go Back — Go Big and Go Now!

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. We know that we can buy less, use less, work from home, drive less, collaborate more; and have business, society and government move faster — because we just did all of that. How can we respond as powerfully and courageously to other super-critical threats?

‘About the Box’ Thinking: A Brewer's Sustainability Story

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. Watch what happens when a sustainable hard kombucha brand teams up with WestRock for packaging that reflects its brand values.

Over 400 Advertisers Show Facebook That They Won’t Tolerate Hate

Cross-Posted from Behavior Change. In just over two weeks, the Stop Hate for Profit campaign has rallied the support of over 400 companies — all of which have pulled their advertising dollars from Facebook and Instagram for the month of July.

Q&A: Dole ‘Promise’ Sees Shift to New, Shared Value Principles by 2025

Cross-Posted from Organizational Change. Dole Packaged Foods’ new sustainability commitment is based on a Japanese philosophy called 'sampo yochi' — in which business operates for the good of the seller, the buyer and society.

Small Fashion Brands Throw Collective Weight Behind Circular Fashion Pledge

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. Over 110 small and medium-sized apparel brands from around the world have signed on to the 2020 Circular Fashion Pledge, with actionable steps to make circular fashion an industry-wide reality.

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Ambitious Vision for Man-Made Cellulosic Fibers Promises Greater Resilience for Textile Industry

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. New report highlights the huge potential of manmade fibers such as viscose, modal and lyocell to create a more sustainable future, and outlines a sector-wide vision that could revolutionize multiple industries.

Circularity, Human Rights, Regeneration Pillars of Natura’s 2030 ‘Commitment to Life’ Strategy

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. “We are confident that we will be able to reach these targets by 2030, but we are ambitious to get there sooner; because that is what the planet needs and what our consumers are asking for.” — Christopher Davis, The Body Shop

How to Use Nature to Make Progress Across Several ESG Goals

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. Investors and shareholders leading the push for greater ESG performance recognize that ESG challenges are complex, evolving and nuanced. The Family Forest Carbon Program allows companies to address a range of critical ESG issues that benefit the environment and rural communities.

Stella McCartney, Telus Join Initiative to Tackle Paper Packaging Problem

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. Participation in Canopy’s Pack4Good initiative to keep the world’s ancient and endangered forests out of packaging supply chains doubles, with the addition of 11 new companies.

Fairtrade America Calls for Democratization of Data Across Supply Chains

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. Farmers working within complex supply chains require democracy in data to obtain a living wage. If the goal is supply chain sustainability, then data needs to be shared among all stakeholders. 

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Indigo Ag, Anheuser-Busch Rice-Growing Partnership a Major Win for Growers, Environment

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. After a successful pilot year, the two companies report GHG emissions and water savings well beyond their original targets — growers saved over 2 billion gallons of water and reduced emissions over 26%.

300+ Business Leaders Tell Congress: We Can Build Back Better

Last week’s LEAD on Climate 2020 sent a message to Congress that business leaders have not lost sight of the climate crisis — even as they tackle the COVID-19 crisis. Washington should follow their lead.

Report Outlines Critical Actions for Beauty Brands to Sustainably ‘Make Up the Future’

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. A new report published this week by sustainability consulting group Quantis maps the urgent actions that cosmetics and personal care brands must address to achieve sustainability in today’s fast-changing world.

155 Business Leaders Push Governments for Net Zero COVID-Recovery Plan

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. In the largest-ever, UN-backed, CEO-led climate advocacy effort, major multinationals — all part of the Science Based Targets initiative — reaffirm their own commitments to achieving zero-carbon economy and call on governments to match their ambition.

Phin’s Food and Shelter Drive Needs Your Help to Benefit Those Affected by COVID-19

The social good relationship platform is donating its services in May and beyond in a bid to reach those affected by the crisis — and seeking corporate donors for the nationwide campaign.

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