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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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. 

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.

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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.

Partnerships, Education Helping Braskem Pave Way Toward a Circular Future

With dedication to research, investment in technology and partnerships, Braskem has been transforming the plastics value chain.

Automakers, California Reach Landmark Agreement on Clean Emission Standards

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. Ford, VW, Honda and BMW — which together represent about a third of the US market — are using their collective heft to fight for cleaner air in the US.

KLM Issues Global Call to Industry, Travelers to 'Fly Responsibly'

Just ahead of its 100th birthday, the Dutch airline calls on global aviation industry, individual travelers to join forces for sustainable air travel — or take the train, instead.

Multiplying Impact: Collaboration on Sustainability Powers Business Performance

As corporate responsibility attracts more attention, more and more companies are working with peers and competitors in their respective industries to accomplish sustainability-related goals.

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Collaborating for the Better: Helping Consumers Enjoy Convenience with a Clear Conscience

One of the biggest challenges today is to encourage both brands and consumers to opt for more sustainable alternatives. Collaboration and alliances with like-minded partners along the value chain can help solve the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.

Collaboration Accelerates Green Chemistry Innovation Throughout an Industry

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. In its pilot run, the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council's Collaborative Innovation Challenge helped the likes of Beiersdorf, P&G, SC Johnson and Unilever address a pressing product formulation issue.

BASF, Estée Lauder, RSPO Partner to Enhance Sustainable Palm Oil Production

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. The goal is to improve farmer livelihoods and their sustainable production of palm oil and palm kernel oil, through continuous education and technical support on implementing and maintaining sustainable palm oil practices.

Forum for the Future: Building Collaboration at the Intersection of Vision and Action

CEO Dr. Sally Uren has a realistic understanding of collaborations and shares how combining forces is the way forward.

Enhance Detroit’s Green Space, and Your Wellbeing, at the Same Time

Timberland is inviting the community and attendees of SB’19 Detroit to pull on their boots and get their hands dirty on Monday, June 3, as we work to enhance the Lincoln Street Art Park, an outdoor community learning space created by local nonprofit Green Living Science.

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SB’19 Paris, Day 2: Virtuous Value Chains, Next-Gen CSR and Redesigning the #GoodLife

Our second day in Paris was chock-full of rich panel discussions with brands trading stories of the evolution of ideas and lessons learned — and still to be learned — on the long, windy road to creating a sustainable consumer economy.

Solar Mamas: Empowering Women to ‘Flip the Switch’ to Better Health, Renewable Energy

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. Law firm Hogan Lovells has partnered with Barefoot College International to empower mostly illiterate women from off-grid areas around the world by training them as solar engineers, or “Solar Mamas.”

Quantis Guidance Ushers in New Era for Industry Land Use, Forestry

More than 40 organizations banded together to develop a solution to a major challenge: how to effectively and reliably account for GHG impacts from land and land-use change to prevent deforestation and promote soil restoration.

Forum for the Future Presents Fatty, Oily Challenge to Global Food, Ag Value Chain

Building on the work of Protein Challenge 2040 and Feed Compass, this three-year, global initiative is focused on accelerating the sustainable production and use of edible fats and oils.

‘Round and ‘Round We Finally Go: Why I Believe We’ll Achieve a Circular Economy, Part 1

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. While a growing number of industries are working to eliminate waste globally, two in particular — which happen to be two of the world’s biggest culprits where waste is concerned — also have me feeling particularly inspired.

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