Collaboration

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.

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Demonstrating a Seismic Shift in Dairy Sustainability Collaboration

California faces a unique tension: On one side, we are blessed with a mild climate and rich alluvial soils that combine to give California some of the most fertile farmland in the world. Juxtaposed with that, it is one of the world’s most desirable places to live.

Trending: Collaborations Continue to Fuel Solutions to Plastic Pollution

These days, we can’t go a week without the launch of another initiative, innovation or collaboration aimed at eradicating plastic waste around the world – which means we may actually have a fighting chance at doing it.

Grounded Summit: A Platform for Climate Solutions in California’s Wine Country

"Conversations around climate change are constantly looking at how we’re impacting the future, but there’s more we need to be doing now to preserve today for this generation.” — Julia Jackson, Grounded Foundation

Q&A: How Annie’s Is Working to Cultivate ‘Organic for Everybunny’

“I don’t see roadblocks … just lots of untapped opportunity!” — Shauna Sadowski, Annie’s Homegrown

Report: 66% of Consumers Want Influence in Product Creation Process

Findings underscore growing importance of technology and consumer feedback in product development process.

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SupplyShift-Ulula Partnership to Amplify Worker Voices in Supply Chains

Collaboration will allow companies to gain data-backed insight into worker treatment in their supply chains.

Global Alliance Commits Over $1B to End Plastic Waste

The global plastics value chain has banded together to advance solutions to plastic waste in the environment.

ERM Announces Acquisition of SustainAbility Ltd

The second in a series of acquisitions by ERM aimed at building the world’s leading sustainability advisory services

EcoVadis Helping Pharma Giants to Improve Global Health Supply Chain

The Responsible Health Initiative aims to fortify responsible business practices throughout healthcare value chain

How Businesses Are Stepping Up to Reforest California

The bureaucracy and logistics involved for helping the state recover might be complicated, but the facts for business owners and sustainability directors are simple: If you want to help California, you can!

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Utopies: Localizing the Sustainable Economy

This is one of a series of interviews by students and alumni from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) with practitioners from the Sustainable Brands community, on a variety of ways organizations can, and are, Redesigning the Good Life.

Trending: Regenerative Sourcing, Circular Models Revamping Fashion

This week, two fashion giants with extensive brand portfolios announced partnerships that show promise for cleaning up “dirty fashion.”

'Powering Down Corruption' in Cobalt Supply Chains a Business Imperative

A new report from Washington D.C.-based nonprofit the Enough Project highlights just how rampant corruption and human rights abuses are in the supply chain for cobalt, a mineral used to power battery technology.

Sharing Is the Key to Scaling Sustainability

A solid argument can be made that corporate America has made significant progress in the sustainability arena.

Tesco, WWF Partner to Improve Sustainability of UK Food, Diets

UK grocery giant Tesco and WWF have announced a groundbreaking, four-year partnership aimed at reducing the environmental impact of the average UK shopping cart by 50 percent, improving the sustainability of food while ensuring it remains affordable for all.

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The Biggest Threat to Life Below Water? Apathy

Our oceans have never been more threatened. The great challenges of overfishing, climate change, pollution and habitat loss have taken a terrible toll, jeopardising vital fish stocks and the lives and livelihoods of the hundreds of millions who depend on them. But there’s another problem that’s seldom mentioned: Apathy. Unlike many of the issues facing the ocean, it’s one that should be easy to put right. And ironically, it’s one that nobody is really talking about.

Global, Multisector Commitments Aim to Eliminate Plastic Pollution at the Source; Is It Enough?

NOTE: This article was updated on October 30, 2018 at 11:45am ET. A Global Commitment to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at the source has been signed by 250 organisations including many of the world’s largest packaging producers, brands, retailers and recyclers, as well as governments and NGOs. For some signatories, the Global Commitment is just one facet of their plan to overhaul their approach to plastic. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF), in collaboration with UN Environment, and was officially unveiled at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali today.

Nat Geo, Wattpad Call for Stories About Global Plastic Crisis

The only positive side of the marine plastic problem is the growing tide of actions from the global business community to try and solve it — in the past year alone, the issue has spawned campaigns, documentaries, cross-industry collaborations, scientific breakthroughs,

As Michael Approaches, Companies Are Changing the Way We Weather Natural Disasters

Natural disasters are becoming a new reality for many Americans. In 2017 alone, 25 million people, or 8 percent of the U.S. population, were affected by a natural disaster — a “historic year,” according to FEMA. More often, corporates are responding before, during and after natural disasters to serve affected employees, customers and communities. Historically, companies have responded to disasters by providing the basics of food, water, and shelter — often via cash donations to relief organizations. But in the past few years, we have seen more companies bring their competencies, products or services, and people to disaster situations in innovative ways. And they are changing the way communities across the U.S. weather and recover from disasters.

Making National Parks 'Smart' Could Be Key to Their Sustainability

More and more studies suggest that time spent outdoors can help foster our mental and physical development and wellbeing. Unfortunately, maintaining green spaces such as urban and national parks is not always an easy task. Maintenance can be particularly challenging for national park authorities, who often need to keep watch over hundreds of miles of wild terrain.

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