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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Prince Charles Partners with Global Insurance Industry to Drive Substantive Climate Action

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. The SMI Insurance Task Force commits to provide climate-positive financing and risk-management solutions to support and encourage individuals and businesses around the world to accelerate their transition to a sustainable future.

How Education Helps Set a Better Foundation for Long-Term Sustainability

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. If you’re a brand that cares about the environment or society but doesn’t invest in education, you’re missing an opportunity to expand your impact. This connects to a larger issue — how CSR and sustainability go far beyond any company’s immediate customer base or market.

Vermont Family Farm Raises a Crop of Energy and Teaches Us a Lesson

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. The anaerobic digester at Goodrich Farm turns cow manure and food waste into carbon-negative, renewable natural gas that benefits much more than the farm. And the family’s journey is highly replicable.

US Plastics Pact Unveils Plan to Achieve Circular Economy in US by 2025

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. Holding accountable over 95 organizations, The US Plastics Pact Roadmap outlines specific actions and responsibilities to propel the US closer to other developed nations in its management of plastic waste.

Perspectives from the Food Waste Trenches

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. Food waste is catalyzing everyone in the food, waste and recycling industries to create new solutions and best practices to convert a negative into value for the environment and for business. Here are insights from some food industry leaders about efforts to reduce waste first, then recycle what cannot be eliminated.

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WWF’s ‘Forests Forward’ Helps Companies Deliver on Science-Driven Strategies to Benefit Nature, Climate, People

Companies including HP, IKEA, Kimberly-Clark, Lowe’s and Williams-Sonoma are working with WWF to create lasting change that makes tangible differences in people’s lives and the health of our natural world.

Bumble Bee Plants ‘SeaTrees’ to Kick Off Ocean-Regeneration Initiative

Cross-Posted from Redefining Sustainable Seafood for the Future. Solving the oceans’ critical challenges will require more brands to directly invest in — and get involved with — restoration, regeneration and rehabilitation efforts. Bumble Bee’s partnership with SeaTrees provides a replicable model for what that can look like.

Canopy Welcomes LVMH, 29 More Brands to Coalitions Working to Preserve the World’s Forests

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. Corporate participation in Canopy’s CanopyStyle and Pack4Good initiatives — which work with the world’s biggest brands to protect forests and transform destructive supply chains in the fashion and packaging industries, respectively — is at an all-time high.

More Corporate Giants Join Forces to Improve, Scale Business Investments in Climate Solutions

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. Amazon, Disney, Google and Netflix are among the founding companies behind the Business Alliance for Scaling Climate Solutions (BASCS), to increase the scale and impact of business investment in climate solutions.

Jaguar Land Rover, Google Partner to Track Air Quality in Dublin

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. The latest installment of Google’s Project Air View outfits Jaguar’s new, electric I-PACE with Google Street View technology and mobile air sensors to monitor Dublin’s street-level air quality for the next year.

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Efforts to Achieve the SDGs Are Revitalizing Communities in Japan and Beyond

This year’s International Forum on SDGs for Regional Revitalization examined the acceleration of sustainable development initiatives in and outside Japan, through corporate and government cooperation, and the positive ripple effects on communities around the world. 

HSBC, WRI, WWF Partner to Scale Next-Generation Climate Solutions

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. The US$100M initiative builds on the organizations’ individual efforts to accelerate a shift to a net-zero global economy.

Trending: Fashion, Beverage Industries Continue to Advance Solutions to Plastic Waste

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. The $1.2M Tom Ford Plastic Innovation Prize seeks scalable, alternative solutions for thin-film plastic; while Paboco has eliminated plastic from Absolut’s bio-based beverage bottle, making it fully recyclable.

How the Washington Nationals Will Avoid Using 5M Ketchup Packets This Season

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. A smart, win-win, local partnership will enable the team to provide a combination of sustainable tech and healthier condiment options for a sustainable and COVID-safe solution.

International Wineries for Climate Action Joins Global ‘Race to Zero’

IWCA becomes the first member of Race to Zero — a UN-backed, global campaign to rally all-sector leadership and support for a healthy, resilient, zero-carbon future — representing the wine and ag industries.

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Two Good, Marcus Samuelsson, Full Harvest Team Up to Fight Food Waste

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. The partnership between the yogurt brand, the celebrity chef and the food-rescue marketplace aims to inspire restaurants across the US to fight food waste by using rescued produce on their menus.

New Rewilding Europe Partnership Offers Regenerative Model for Travel Industry

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. A new collaboration with Exodus Travels opens opportunities for tour operators and travelers to help regenerate biodiversity at degraded destinations — and a thoughtful model with which to reopen global travel.

Keurig Dr Pepper Taps into a New Era of Water Stewardship

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. KDP has found the power of partnerships to be the best primer for innovation and has worked alongside various groups, including direct competitors, all of whom bring to the table a vested interest in shared water resources.

To Fight COVID-19, We Must Invest in Water Access for Vulnerable Communities

The PepsiCo Foundation and WaterAid are launching a new program to build sanitation facilities and community water systems in the harsh, arid region of La Guajira, Colombia — with the goal of increasing access for the indigenous Wayuu people.

Electronics Giants, Global Orgs Launch Circular Electronics Partnership

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. Cisco, Dell, Google and Microsoft are among the founding members of the alliance — which sees the biggest names in tech, consumer goods and waste management working together to enable a circular economy for electronics by 2030.

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