Follow the growing amount of collaborative work — cross-functional, cross-sector, pre-competitive and more — bringing about massive, disruptive, needed shifts to business as usual.

The Sum of Small Efforts: Engaging Suppliers to Ensure Brand Plastic Reduction

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. Whether the priority is to reduce the plastic in packaging, increase the recycled content or just figure out where to start, it all begins with opening up a dialogue with suppliers. That is exactly what one major US retailer did when it sought to re-energise its plastics and packaging pledge during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Making the Dream Work: Equipping Suppliers for the Climate Action Journey

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. A collaborative, network approach is helping global companies meet their suppliers where they are and ensure they have the resources and know-how to rise to growing imperatives to reduce climate impacts.

How Caesars Entertainment Drastically Augmented its ESG Impact

Cross-Posted from Organizational Change. ‘Job purposing’ is making meaningful contributions to others or societal causes as part of regular work. Caesars showed that helping its sales and conventions departments job purpose was a promising pathway to dramatically augmenting its ESG work — and, thus, its positive societal impact.

Seeking Better Progress Toward Sustainability? Consider a Business Collaboration

No matter where your company is in its sustainability journey, the sooner it joins or initiates a collaboration with industry peers, the better. This guide should be in every sustainability professional’s back pocket when defining an ESG strategy.

Why Partnerships with Nonprofits Are Key to a More Sustainable Future

Cross-Posted from From Purpose to Action: Building a Sustainable Future Together. Dow is leading the charge in materials science, but we can’t do that science in a box without thinking about communities and the people within them. Nonprofit partnerships help us dig to the root of the most pressing problems in sustainability, find the best solutions and gain public buy-in to create real impact.

Carbon Trust Teams Up with Tech Giants to Tackle Climate Impact of Connected Devices

The group will develop the industry’s first specification for measuring, accounting for and decarbonizing the emissions associated with consumer use of connected devices.

Trending: Industry Continues to Arm Itself in War on Plastic Waste

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. A new accelerator from the US Plastics Pact aims to catalyze broader adoption of reusable and refillable packaging options, while an upskilling program from rePurpose Global aims to help sustainability leaders more effectively tackle plastic pollution.

On Advances Circular Ambitions with Industry-First Shoe Made from Carbon Emissions

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. The Swiss sports brand has created a supply chain coalition with LanzaTech, Borealis and Technip Energies to transform captured carbon into running shoes.

Green Sports Alliance Launches Playbook to Help Sports Venues Divert Food Waste from Landfills

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. Venues with proper composting infrastructure can utilize the playbook to prevent plastic and organic waste from accumulating in landfills. Future editions will further explore how to expand venue logistics to implement comprehensive zero-waste programs.

Clif Bar’s Clif Corps Partners with Venus Williams to Advance Equity and Access to Nature and Sport

The initiative kicks off with an event series from longtime partner Outdoor Afro, furthering its mission to inspire Black connections and leadership in nature.

Ben & Jerry’s, Tony’s Chocolonely Begin ‘Love A-Fair’ in Name of 100% Slavery-Free Chocolate

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. The two companies known for their passion for social justice and ethical chocolate have joined forces to end modern slavery and child labor in the cocoa industry.

Alaska Airlines Aiming to Advance Low-Carbon Aviation Through Corporate Partnerships, Shared Learning

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. New program expands first-in-the-US agreement with corporate partners to reduce business travel emissions through sustainable aviation fuels.

Yes, Beach Cleanups Still Play an Important Role in Ocean Restoration

Cross-Posted from From Purpose to Action: Building a Sustainable Future Together. The overall puzzle of ocean restoration is complex; but to Dow, it is clear that organized cleanups are one of the most important pieces — because they can create a spark that will ignite the type of passion it takes to drive change.

Opportunity Renewed: Solving Circular Challenges with the Right Partnership

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. A key component of Procter & Gamble’s Climate Transition Action Plan is reducing the amount of virgin fossil-based plastic in packaging by 50% by 2030. How can P&G brands do their part, without compromising on the unique beauty, branding and functionality of their packaging?

Crafting Transparency: Why Your Marketing Team Should Work Alongside Your ESG Team

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. When companies miscommunicate sustainability information, there is usually no malicious intent but poor internal communication. Your marketing team will want to shout from the rooftop how sustainable your business is; but in a rush to do so, it can harm your brand — the very thing they have vowed to protect.

ISS National Lab, Estée Lauder Choose 2 Potential Plastic Pollution Solutions to Launch into Space

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. The Beyond Plastics Challenge aims to address the plastics dilemma on Earth through the design and production of solutions aided by access to space. The two winning concepts will be able to conduct research in the International Space Station’s unique, weightless environment.

Brands Unite: Scaling ESG Impact Through Industry Partnerships

The role of business in the health of society and the planet has never been more critical. And as stakeholder calls for companies to use their resources for social and environmental good grow louder, it’s clear that not even multinationals can effect change on their own.

Carbios, On, Patagonia, PUMA, Salomon Team Up to Advance Circularity of Textiles

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. After achieving a milestone in packaging recycling, Carbios’ unique biological recycling technology stands to fundamentally change the circularity of textiles.

In Conversation with Dow: The Unexpected and Unconventional Partnerships That Launch Circular Solutions

Cross-Posted from From Purpose to Action: Building a Sustainable Future Together. Dow Sustainability Director Julie Zaniewski kicks off this conversation series by sharing insights into how the chemical giant is shaking up business as usual to deliver solutions.

A Sustainable Moo-vement: How the Dairy Industry Is Fighting Climate Change

Dairy farming has quickly evolved for sustainability. Here are just a few examples of how innovative dairy organizations and farmers are working to fight climate change by reducing their impacts, improving soil health and using regenerative agriculture.


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