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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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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 NotCo, 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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14 Innovators Win Grants for Solutions Aimed at Sustainably ‘Seeding the Future’

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. The startups and NGOs have won the inaugural Seeding the Future Global Food System Challenge, from the Institute of Food Technologists, aimed at scaling innovations that will help transform the food system.

Driscoll’s Working to Scale Circular Plastics Economy, from Field to Clamshell

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. Driscoll’s leads the produce industry in increasing the circularity of packaging and landfill diversion of agricultural plastics. It’s the first berry company to make public commitments and inject serious funding into innovation — with a goal to create economies of scale.

Water May Be Life, But It Is Never a Given: Learnings from the Navajo Nation

It’s 2022, and 1 in 3 homes on the Navajo Nation Reservation still do not have a tap or toilet. In 2021, human rights nonprofit DigDeep collaborated with Kohler to launch the Water Is Life microgrant program — which is working to make safe water a reality for all residents of the Navajo Nation.

Unique Public-Private Partnership Ensures Climate-Proof Future for Sake Production

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. Companies and industries are being forced to innovate to ensure success in a climate-changed future. One win-win partnership epitomizes the ingenuity of a legendary, highly particular sake brewery and a city government seeking to leverage local characteristics to revitalize the region.

How Brands and Retailers Can Collaborate to Activate Sustainability, Drive Growth

Cross-Posted from Behavior Change. Why are so few brands and retailers partnering to communicate their sustainability attributes at the moment of truth — when shoppers are in the right mindset to buy? A new guidebook offers 10 guiding principles and many inspirational examples to help guide brands and retailers through the process.

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