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Tourism Cares Lays Groundwork for ‘Meaningful Travel’ That Tackles Global Issues with Local Focus

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. Tourism must grapple with its place alongside growing and egregious social and environmental concerns. The Meaningful Travel Summit used Lake Tahoe as a case study of challenges and solutions for a specific destination; but everyone must reflect on these “global issues that need to be addressed, no matter where you work, or from what sector.”

A Springboard for Circularity: Investment in NY Recycling Infrastructure to Create Ripple Effect Across the US

Cross-Posted from From Purpose to Action: Building a Sustainable Future Together. These investments offer proof-of-concept for scaling more investments in waste infrastructure across North America. Modernizing Sims’ recycling capabilities acts as a circularity laboratory, which can lead to better design for the whole US recycling system.

How Stayfree and UNICEF Have Helped 1.7M Indian Girls Break Taboos Around Feminine Health

Cross-Posted from Our Healthy Lives Mission. Cultural taboos, and lack of information and access to sanitary napkins, mean that menstruation still limits the lives of women and girls in many places. Stayfree and UNICEF developed a series of social and behavior-change initiatives to improve resources and understanding among girls, families and society.

Estée Lauder Companies, Plastics for Change Partner to Support Community-Based Plastic Waste Solutions

In an effort to combat climate change and reduce waste in its value chain, Estée Lauder Companies’ charitable wing, the ELC Charitable Foundation, has partnered with Plastics for Change to improve the livelihoods of waste collectors in India while diverting ocean-bound plastics.

New Partnerships Putting Mycoprotein at Center of Sustainable Food Future

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. A new MycoTechnology partnership will scale production of mycoprotein and eliminate food waste in Oman; while Quorn and Drew Barrymore expand their partnership with a new educational series, “Myco101.”

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Google, UN Partner to Fight Misinformation on Climate Change

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. For Google, the search features are part of a larger push to build products and tools that empower people to better understand and limit their personal environmental impact — and highlights verified sources of climate data in 12 languages.

New Kia-Ocean Cleanup Partnership the Latest in Ongoing Effort to Rein in Our Global Plastic Footprint

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. Through the seven-year partnership, Kia will support The Ocean Cleanup’s work and construction of new plastic-collection devices, and integrate portions of the harvested plastic into its value chain.

Logitech, Nestlé, PepsiCo Among Founding Members of Design for Good Alliance

The non-profit global alliance features nine organizations committed to dedicating the power of their design communities to addressing the UN SDGs — beginning with SDG 6: clean water and sanitation.

The Circularity Paradox: Overcoming the Problem of Scale in Achieving a Closed Loop

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. In finding innovative ways to ensure new electronics are made from their recycled counterparts, one of the biggest barriers for manufacturers continues to be the supply chain.

Bridgestone, LanzaTech Partner to Explore Opportunities for Tire Circularity

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. The exclusive partnership will leverage LanzaTech’s technology to create a pathway toward tire material circularity and the decarbonization of new tire production.

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Organic Cotton Industry Still Sowing Seeds for Sustainability

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. As consumer demand for organic cotton soars, so does skepticism over the sustainability of the sector. The response must not be to retreat from organic cotton, but to invest more in supporting farmers to help them make the often-difficult conversion to organic on the ground.

Jaguar Land Rover Charges Ahead with Circular Model for I-PACE Batteries

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. JLR has partnered to create a zero-emissions charging unit using second-life Jaguar I-PACE batteries. Reusing its EV batteries will create new, circular business models for JLR in energy storage and beyond.

Transparency and Traceability Must Drive Sustainable Fashion

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. Traceability is the foundation upon which we can truly revolutionize the fashion industry, revealing the actual costs of products and ensuring that the wealth generated from production gets redistributed more fairly.

Green Science Policy Institute: Engaging Across Sectors to Drive Meaningful Change

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. The Institute’s work includes education and cross-sector partnerships to reduce harmful chemicals in products. We spoke with Senior Scientist Tom Bruton, PhD to learn more about the organization’s history, cross-sector collaborative efforts and focus in the midst of a global pandemic.

Bumble Bee, Ocean Conservancy Join Forces to Rid the World’s Oceans of Ghost Gear

Cross-Posted from Redefining Sustainable Seafood for the Future. The seafood giant and the global nonprofit have expanded their ongoing partnership to not only clean hazardous fishing nets out of waterways, but to try and stop fishers — large and small — from discarding gear in harmful ways.

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Kraft Heinz Not Company Out to Upend Industry with AI-Driven, Plant-Based Food Innovation

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. In partnering with TheNotCompany, Kraft Heinz aims to leverage its manufacturing and commercial capabilities, with the scale of some of its beloved global food brands, to reshape the food landscape and set a new standard for plant-based innovation.

US Dairy Industry Quietly Leads the Way Toward Sustainability

I reached out to some friends in the industry to gather perspectives about dairy’s sustainability journey — and more importantly, the lessons we have collectively learned. The hope is that others can look to dairy’s example and shorten their own sustainability journeys.

To Ensure Our Future in Business, We Must Make Sustainability Accessible to All

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. As consumer-product companies, we have a unique ability to make meaningful change in the broadest sense — and a shared responsibility to our consumers to help make doing the right thing an easy, affordable choice.

Meet the Olive Oil Brand on a Mission to Reunify a War-Torn Country

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. Bringing new gravitas to the term, ‘purpose-driven,’ the team behind Colive is using their uniquely delicious olive oil to help end the civil unrest that has divided their native Cyprus since the 1970s — and exemplify the benefits of social entrepreneurship and peace through cooperation.

Salesforce, JetBlue Accelerate Shared Journey Toward Sustainable Air Travel

Salesforce has joined JetBlue’s Sustainable Travel Partners program to accelerate sustainability of employee business travel; while JetBlue becomes the first airline to leverage Salesforce Net Zero Cloud to track emissions.

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