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Harnessing Business Purpose to Safeguard Our Oceans

Our Ocean 2019 gathered leaders from government, business and civil society to discuss solutions and actions for a clean healthy and productive ocean. It set the stage for bold action to safeguard our oceans — and the sense of urgency is mounting.

30 Companies, Investors Commit to Secure a Healthy Ocean

In committing to the nine principles, companies pledge to take action to prevent pollution, manage their use of marine resources to ensure long-term sustainability, and be transparent about their ocean-related activities and impacts.

Absolut, Coca-Cola, L’Oréal Join Carlsberg’s Efforts to Improve, Scale Paper Bottles

Carlsberg Group has unveiled the latest iterations of the world’s first paper beer bottle made from sustainably sourced wood fibers, along with a new ‘paper bottle community’ of brands dedicated to optimizing the technology.

Beyond Global Thinking: NASA’s Jim Adams on Ensuring Humanity’s Future

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. Ahead of his upcoming keynote at SB’19 Madrid and 50 years after the Moon landing, we spoke with Jim Adams — recently retired Deputy Chief Technologist at NASA — about the moonshot thinking humanity now needs.

Trending: Public-Private Partnerships Foster Solutions for Climate-Resilient World

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance has launched six new financial instruments for climate-related projects in developing countries; while the World Economic Forum has convened public and private partners to launch the Coalition for Climate-Resilient Investment.

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Q&A: Extinction Rebellion’s Andrew Medhurst and the Role of Youth Activists in Shaking Us Awake

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. Ahead of his upcoming keynote at SB’19 Madrid, we spoke with Andrew Medhurst — a one-time investment banker and now full-time volunteer with Extinction Rebellion — about the moonshot thinking we need to get us out of our current predicament.

Insights from the Big Apple: How Do We Turn the Glitz of Climate Week into Action?

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. Climate Week NYC saw the UN declare the 2020s “the decade of delivery.” But while progress has been made, are we too self-congratulatory, staying comfortable within our own echo chambers? Are we really delivering enough at the scale and pace needed?

Maldives, Parley for the Ocean Creating New Model for Healthy ‘Future Island Nations’

They plan to develop a scalable model for government- and industry-led responses to ocean and climate threats, and establish proof of concept for a new economy in which harmful materials and business practices are relics of the past.

New Partnership Aims to Improve Hygiene, Nutrition in Indian Children

Cross-Posted from Behavior Change. The collaboration between Unilever-Lifebuoy and The Power of Nutrition aims to reach mothers and expectant mothers in rural India via mobile app, to reduce infant mortality and boost overall health through handwashing.

Climate Week NYC: 3M, HP Among Brands Using Their Might, Science to Protect Precious Resources

New partnerships for forest and clean-air restoration, along with over 50 new adoptees of science-based emissions-reduction targets lead us into a week full of business sustainability commitments for Climate Week 2019.

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Welcome to the Global Climate Strike: The Largest-Ever Mobilization to Fight Climate Change

What began as the Youth Climate Strike — organized by Greta Thunberg’s group, Fridays for Future — has rallied people of all ages who feel compelled to rail against sufficient climate action around the world.

Partnerships, Recyclable K-Cups® Helping Keurig Dr Pepper Towards Waste-Reduction Goals

What happens when an ethical coffee company merges with a major soda group? Chief Sustainability Officer Monique Oxender told us more about Keurig Dr Pepper and its new “Drink Well, Do Good” platform.

Trending: Google, Prince Harry Aiming to Help People, Industry Decarbonize Travel

Cross-Posted from Behavior Change. Google’s new ‘green’ Maps feature highlights users’ lowest-carbon transport options; while new Travalyst initiative aims to protect destinations by encouraging sustainable practices across the travel industry.

32 Fashion, Textile Giants Make Pact to Transform Fashion Industry

The companies have signed a Fashion Pact, committing to practical targets together in climate, biodiversity and oceans. The Pact will be presented to heads of state during the G7 meeting this weekend in Biarritz.

180 CEOs Redefine Corporate Purpose to Promote ‘An Economy That Serves All’

Cross-Posted from Leadership. The new Statement outlines a modern standard for corporate responsibility; while framed in the context of the US, it should serve as a new standard for business globally. 

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Samsung, UNDP Partner to Push Progress on the SDGs

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. New mobile app, special-edition accessories aim to raise awareness of, funding for the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Abbott Partnership Brings Shared Value for Health in Rwanda

A pioneering collaboration aims to bring testing and primary care closer to home for more people in rural Rwanda — and globally.

Q&A: How Akamai, VPPAs Are Paving the Way for a Corporate Clean Energy Future

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. Akamai, which has committed to power the internet more sustainably, took part in the US’ first corporate aggregated VPPA — a game-changing approach for smaller renewable energy buyers.

Fighting Fire with Fire: Zippo Pledges to Help Fight Effects of Global Deforestation

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. Zippo will plant a tree with every lighter sold in partnership with Woodchuck USA’s Buy One. Plant One.® program; and has documented its first step in Madagascar, with National Geographic.

New Book Shows How, 10 Years In, Sharing Economy Is Improving Millions of Lives

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. Published to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the sharing economy, 'Generation Share' captures 200 untold stories of how sharing models are saving and transforming the lives of millions across the world.

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