Alexandra Smith

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#NewMetrics18: The ROI of Sustainability Strategy — and 6 Ways to Get There
#NewMetrics18: The ROI of Sustainability Strategy — and 6 Ways to Get There

New Metrics / Last week at Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics ’18 conference in Philadelphia, PA, over 300 delegates from brands, NGOs, strategists and practitioners across sectors gathered to share their latest tools and findings regarding measuring the risks and impacts of previously unmeasured forms of value, the newest credible tools and solutions for assessing the ROI of Sustainable Business. - 2 months ago

BASF recognized as a UN Global Compact LEAD company and SDG Pioneer
BASF recognized as a UN Global Compact LEAD company and SDG Pioneer

Press Release / FLORHAM PARK, NJ, September 25, 2018 – BASF was recognized for its continuing involvement and commitment to the United Nations (UN) Global Compact and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a UN Global Compact LEAD company and as an SDG Pioneer during the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit. - 3 months ago

AT&T's Historic Commitment to Help Power The Trevor Project
AT&T's Historic Commitment to Help Power The Trevor Project

Press Release / AT&T has been a champion for its’ LGBTQ employees for over 40 years! In 1975, AT&T was one of the very first American companies to prohibit discrimination against employees based on sexual orientation. In 1998 we adopted one of the very first domestic partner benefits programs for LGBTQ employees. And in 2006 we were one of the first companies to offer transgender-inclusive health care benefits. In 2018, AT&T and The Trevor Project are working together to help ensure LGBTQ youth in crisis know they are loved and never alone. Through a multi-year $1 million contribution and a robust donation of products and services, AT&T will help Trevor expand its crisis intervention services while teaming up at a series of events to empower LGBTQ youth nationwide. - 4 months ago

Gold and Silver Awards for Sustainability Campaign from BASF Master Builders Solutions®
Gold and Silver Awards for Sustainability Campaign from BASF Master Builders Solutions®

Press Release / “Quantified Sustainabile Benefits” – the sustainability campaign from Master Builders Solutions® convinced the juries of both the Deutscher Preis für Onlinekommunikation (German Award for Online Communications) and the Best of Content Marketing Award (BCM), Europe’s biggest content marketing competition. The campaign has won a Gold Award at Deutscher Preis für Onlinekommunikation 2018 in the category “Microsite” as well as three Silver Awards at Best of Content Marketing Award 2018 in the categories “B2B Campaign”, “B2B Crossmedia”, and “B2B Microsite”. - 6 months ago

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Marketers, Neuroscientists Demystify the Conscious Consumer vs. the Consumer Unconscious
Marketers, Neuroscientists Demystify the Conscious Consumer vs. the Consumer Unconscious

Marketing and Comms / Last week, over 2,000 representatives from our global community of sustainability practitioners, brand strategists, product and service innovators, thought leaders and other change-makers convened at SB’18 Vancouver. Attendees shared their latest insights on a multitude of themes pertinent to improving business around the world. Here, we dig into brand and organizational efforts to get consumers to deliver their part of the sustainability equation, by putting their money where their mouths are. - 7 months ago

New Collaboratory Forming to Strengthen Sustainability ‘Pull Factor’
New Collaboratory Forming to Strengthen Sustainability ‘Pull Factor’

Collaboration / For more information or to engage in the collaboratory, contact Sustainable Brands. Sustainability can often feel like a selling point that we push onto consumers; only a small portion of brands are truly sought out for their sustainability attributes alone. Creating lust, craving or desire for sustainability requires a deep understanding of the core human emotions that drive action, and a knowledge of how to reliably elicit these emotions in a market setting. - 7 months ago

Increasing Campus Sustainability: PepsiCo Recycling Awards Funding to 19 Colleges and Universities
Increasing Campus Sustainability: PepsiCo Recycling Awards Funding to 19 Colleges and Universities

Press Release / College and university students have both a special drive and the capability to positively change the world around them. Through the PepsiCo Recycling Zero Impact Fund, students are empowered to do exactly that – create proposals to address sustainability challenges on their campuses through unique, innovative solutions. In its second year, PepsiCo Recycling’s Zero Impact Fund received more than 60 proposals and will award 19 colleges and universities up to $10,000 to accomplish their environmental goals. Projects that will be funded through the Zero Impact Fund this year include: - 10 months ago

Award-winning coating technology from BASF improves energy efficiency of vehicles
Award-winning coating technology from BASF improves energy efficiency of vehicles

Press Release / BASF’s Coatings division has won the internationally coveted iF Design Award in the category “Automobiles/Vehicles” for its functional paint technology for passive temperature management. The jury of the iF Design Award honored the specific properties of the paint system and its design potential for mobility of the future – a successful combination of functionality and design. The prize was presented during the iF Design Award Night at “BMW Welt” in Munich. - 10 months ago

Procurement Gets More Responsible with SAP Ariba
Procurement Gets More Responsible with SAP Ariba

Press Release / What is the purpose of procurement? Not long ago, the answer might have been “to lower costs” or “drive process efficiencies.” But times are changing. Today, many companies are looking to procurement to make the world a better place and improve lives. And SAP Ariba can help them do it. The company today announced it is opening access to additional insights as part of its supplier risk solution, enabling companies to track more than 200 risk types and more effectively manage their costs with conscience. The news came during SAP Ariba Live, the premier business commerce conference being held this week at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. - 10 months ago

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The Walt Disney Company Commits More Than $100 Million to Bring Comfort to Children and Their Families in Hospitals
The Walt Disney Company Commits More Than $100 Million to Bring Comfort to Children and Their Families in Hospitals

Press Release / Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company, today announced an innovative plan to dedicate more than $100 million in company resources, including cash, products and services, to reinvent the patient and family experience in children’s hospitals across the globe. This initiative will roll out over five years, expanding the Company’s rich legacy of supporting children’s hospitals, which dates back to Walt Disney. - 10 months ago

Bank of America to Join New Stanford Strategic Energy Alliance
Bank of America to Join New Stanford Strategic Energy Alliance

Press Release / Bank of America has been named a founding member of the newly formed Stanford Strategic Energy Alliance, which will facilitate research and education between companies and faculty members with shared scholarly interests. - 10 months ago

Timberland Unveils New Spring 18 Footwear Collection Made with Recycled Fabric
Timberland Unveils New Spring 18 Footwear Collection Made with Recycled Fabric

Press Release / Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland releases three new Timberland X Thread men’s footwear styles for spring, made with Thread’s recycled Ground to Good™ fabric. The collection marks the brand’s second collaboration with Thread, a Certified B Corporation that transforms plastic bottles from the streets and canals of Haiti and Honduras into one of the most responsible fabrics on the planet. - 10 months ago

Cisco and Portugal’s Government Announce Collaboration to Accelerate Country Digitization
Cisco and Portugal’s Government Announce Collaboration to Accelerate Country Digitization

Press Release / The Government of Portugal and Cisco signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to accelerate country digitization. The signing followed a meeting yesterday between Portugal’s Prime Minister António Costa, Cisco Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Chuck Robbins, and Sofia Tenreiro, General Manager of Cisco Portugal. Over the next two years, Portugal and Cisco will cooperate to capture opportunities presented by a digital economy, with the aim to positively impact economic growth, education, innovation, and competitiveness as well as social inclusion and quality of life. - 10 months ago

Kohler Co. Announces Wind Power Investment
Kohler Co. Announces Wind Power Investment

Press Release / Kohler Co. today announced a 15-year agreement to purchase 100 megawatts of wind power per year from the Diamond Vista wind farm located near Salina, Kansas. Enel Green Power North America will construct the project this year and will be the long-term owner and operator of the nearly 300 MW wind project. Enel acquired Diamond Vista from Kansas-based renewable energy developer Tradewind Energy. - 10 months ago

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UNICEF Honors Kimberly-Clark With 2018 Children First Award
UNICEF Honors Kimberly-Clark With 2018 Children First Award

Press Release / UNICEF USA has recognized Kimberly-Clark with the 2018 Children First Award for its ongoing efforts to raise awareness and funding for the global aid organization, and its collaboration with UNICEF on innovative projects to improve children’s health and wellbeing. - 10 months ago

Kimberly-Clark Recognized for Energy and Climate Leadership
Kimberly-Clark Recognized for Energy and Climate Leadership

Press Release / Kimberly-Clark Corporation today announced it has won a 2018 Climate Leadership Award for Excellence in the Greenhouse Gas Management (Goal Setting) category, the company’s second Climate Leadership Award in two years. The Climate Leadership Award is presented by the Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and The Climate Registry, and celebrates organizations that set and achieve aggressive greenhouse gas reduction goals. - 10 months ago

Avery Dennison Among Barron's 100 Most Sustainable Companies
Avery Dennison Among Barron's 100 Most Sustainable Companies

Press Release / Sustainability, one of our company values, means we are focused on the long-term health of our business, planet and communities. Our efforts over the last few years have dramatically raised the bar, and recently resulted in our ranking #72 on Barron’s first list of 100 Most Sustainable Companies. - 10 months ago

General Motors Expands Landfill-Free Efforts Globally
General Motors Expands Landfill-Free Efforts Globally

Press Release / General Motors today announced an expansion of its industry-leading landfill-free program as all of the company’s manufacturing plants in Canada, Mexico and South America now recycle, reuse or convert to energy all waste from daily operations. With the addition of 27 newly certified facilities, General Motors has 142 manufacturing and non-manufacturing landfill-free facilities globally — more than any other automaker. - 10 months ago

Fast Company Recognizes CVS Health on 2018 World's Most Innovative Companies List
Fast Company Recognizes CVS Health on 2018 World's Most Innovative Companies List

Press Release / CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the nation's largest pharmacy innovation company, was recognized today by Fast Company as one of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies List for 2018. CVS Health was also honored as No. 7 on Fast Company's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Health. Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies List recognizes leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in business and innovation. The list was curated from Fast Company's Top 10 lists, which recognize pioneering companies across 36 categories, including health. More than three dozen Fast Company editors, reporters, and contributors surveyed thousands of companies to create these lists. - 10 months ago

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Campbell Releases 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report
Campbell Releases 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

Press Release / Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) today released its 10th Corporate Responsibility report, detailing the company’s fiscal year 2017 achievements and outlining new sustainability goals and strategies that further integrate accountability and transparency across the Campbell business. “As a purpose-driven company committed to making real food accessible to more people, our sustainability strategy is focused on four areas – how Campbell’s food is grown, sourced, produced and shared,” said Dave Stangis, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Chief Sustainability Officer. “Our new areas of focus allow Campbell to leverage existing capabilities while exploring additional opportunities to accelerate our impact and drive value for Campbell’s stakeholders.” - 10 months ago

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