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How to Incorporate the SDGs Into Your Business Strategy
How to Incorporate the SDGs Into Your Business Strategy

Supply Chain / For one of the last breakout sessions of the week, Tom Smith, Acting General Manager at Sedex; Vincent Kneefel, Manager of the United Nations Global Compact; and Christina Gossmann, Marketing Manager at Digital Divide Data (DDD) sat down to discuss the business applications for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). - 4 years ago

Building 'a Single Version of the Truth': How BASF, thinkstep Are Scaling Sustainable Portfolio Management, Part 1
Building 'a Single Version of the Truth': How BASF, thinkstep Are Scaling Sustainable Portfolio Management, Part 1

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / On Wednesday at SB ’15 San Diego, BASF and thinkstep announced their collaboration in marketing the Sustainable Solution Steering method developed by BASF for sustainable portfolio management. The two organizations have signed a licensing agreement that extends their existing partnership to support BASF customers and other organizations in assessing and steering their product portfolio in line with sustainability criteria. - 4 years ago

How to Shift Product Portfolios and Influence Entire Industries: The Evolution of a Few Remarkable Pivots
How to Shift Product Portfolios and Influence Entire Industries: The Evolution of a Few Remarkable Pivots

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Talk about big players making big changes; CVS Health’s SVP of CSR and Philanthropy, Eileen Howard Boone; BASF’s Sustainability Manager, Denise Peterson; and Panera Bread’s Director of Public Relations, Jonathan Yohannan had a lot to share on their remarkable pivots this past year. - 4 years ago

How to Intervene in a System: A Practical Case Study of the Sustainable Surf Movement
How to Intervene in a System: A Practical Case Study of the Sustainable Surf Movement

Product, Service & Design Innovation / “We’re going to talk about systems change,” began Pam Wilhelms, owner of Wilhelms Consulting Group. Wilhelms moderated a panel of changemakers that have driven sustainability in the surf industry. “We don’t change by top-down, we change by finding leverage points,” she said. - 4 years ago

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How Ford, Goodwill, Sprint Built Effective Recycling/Reuse Initiatives Through Innovative Partnerships
How Ford, Goodwill, Sprint Built Effective Recycling/Reuse Initiatives Through Innovative Partnerships

Waste Not / On Tuesday, the week of learning at SB ’15 San Diego continued as Nina Goodrich, director of GreenBlue, moderated a discussion on innovative partnerships around recycling and reuse initiatives. - 4 years ago

How to Invest in Municipalities to Increase Recycling in the U.S.: The Case of the Closed Loop Fund
How to Invest in Municipalities to Increase Recycling in the U.S.: The Case of the Closed Loop Fund

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / How do we make recycling work and be cost-effective? Bridget Croke, Director of Partnerships and Communications at the Closed Loop Fund (CLF), posed this question to a panel of three of CLF’s leading investors: Tim Carey, Senior Director of Sustainability & Recycling at PepsiCo; Monique Oxender, Chief Sustainability Officer at Keurig Green Mountain; and Ashley C. Hall, Senior Manager of Product Sustainability at Walmart. - 4 years ago

#SB15sd Workshop Explores Engaging, Equipping Key Players to Solve Food Waste at Scale
#SB15sd Workshop Explores Engaging, Equipping Key Players to Solve Food Waste at Scale

Waste Not / On the opening afternoon of SB ’15 San Diego, a much-anticipated workshop on reducing food waste — featuring Sally Uren, Chief Executive of Forum for the Future, and Raphael Bemporad, Chief Strategy Officer for BBMG — provided an interactive and enthusiastic forum on the subject, engaging audience members from all sectors for both personal and professional reasons.Bemporad began by reminding everyone that to make lasting change we need a better understanding of the human heart as it relates to sustainability and particularly food. - 4 years ago

#SB15sd Workshop Demystifies Range of Tools for Evaluating Chemicals in Products
#SB15sd Workshop Demystifies Range of Tools for Evaluating Chemicals in Products

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Kicking off Sustainable Brands ‘15 San Diego this morning was an informative workshop on evaluating product chemicals and the most useful tools for doing so. Consumers have recently become hyper-aware of chemicals used in their products, but the way they receive that information and the way the information is gathered differs according to the tools brands use. The panel discussed chemical hazard, exposure and risk capabilities, software usability and other factors to consider when deciding which framework or software solution best meet a company’s chemical assessment needs. - 4 years ago

Mars, J&J, P&G and a Dozen Other Consumer Brands Join Investors in Pressing RSPO for Stricter Standards
Mars, J&J, P&G and a Dozen Other Consumer Brands Join Investors in Pressing RSPO for Stricter Standards

Supply Chain / Today, institutional investors representing more than $4 trillion in assets are joining Mars, PepsiCo, Kellogg Company and a dozen other giants from the food/beverage and personal care industries to call on the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to strengthen its standards for certifying the sustainable production of palm oil. Palm oil is found in an estimated 50 percent of all packaged goods, from cosmetics to candy. - 4 years ago

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BlackRock and Ceres Co-Create Sustainability Guidebook for Investors
BlackRock and Ceres Co-Create Sustainability Guidebook for Investors

Product, Service & Design Innovation / The world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, has joined forces with nonprofit sustainability leader Ceres to provide a guidebook for U.S. institutional investors on engaging with companies and policymakers on sustainability issues. 21st-Century Engagement: Investor Strategies for Incorporating ESG Considerations into Corporate Interactions includes tactics and case studies from 37 engagement experts spanning six countries. - 4 years ago

Ford Continues Development of Smart Mobility Plan with Research Partnerships, Enhancements
Ford Continues Development of Smart Mobility Plan with Research Partnerships, Enhancements

Cleantech / Earlier this week, Ford’s vision for the future of personal mobility was on display at CES Asia in Shanghai. - 4 years ago

Maine Farmers Feeding Crops, Livestock with Brewery and Coffee Shop Waste
Maine Farmers Feeding Crops, Livestock with Brewery and Coffee Shop Waste

Waste Not / Organic matter produced during brewing and coffee roasting processes is becoming a farming and gardening staple as an effective, low-cost alternative to commercial fertilizer and feed for a growing contingent of farmers and gardeners in Maine, according to the Bangor Daily News.As more of the state’s ubiquitous microbreweries are finding ways to make their operations more sustainable, they’ve realized repurposing their spent grains as fertilizers eliminates waste, while simultaneously benefitting local farms and gardens. - 4 years ago

Investors Call On ExxonMobil, Chevron to Stop Resisting Transition to Clean Energy
Investors Call On ExxonMobil, Chevron to Stop Resisting Transition to Clean Energy

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Shareholders of ExxonMobil and Chevron and members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) say they will focus on climate change at the companies’ annual general meetings (AGMs) this coming Wednesday. - 4 years ago

12 States, Provinces Driving Nations to Keep Temperature Rise Below 2 Degrees Celsius
12 States, Provinces Driving Nations to Keep Temperature Rise Below 2 Degrees Celsius

Collaboration / Last week, California governor Jerry Brown signed an international agreement with 11 other state and province leaders, collectively representing more than 100 million people, to keep the global average temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius.Under 2 MOU is a subnational agreement designed to lead nations towards a legally binding global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ahead of this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris this December. - 4 years ago

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With G-Star’s RAW for the Oceans Collection, You Can Help Clean Up the Seas — and Get Free Dry Cleaning for Life
With G-Star’s RAW for the Oceans Collection, You Can Help Clean Up the Seas — and Get Free Dry Cleaning for Life

Waste Not / The Eco Laundry Company, the world’s first certified B Corp dry cleaner and laundry service franchise, has announced a strategic partnership with famed denim heavyweight G-Star RAW. As part of the partnership, The Eco Laundry Company will offer free dry cleaning for life for any piece of clothing from G-Star’s RAW for the Oceans collection, a clothing line curated by Pharrell Williams and made with fabric spun from recycled ocean plastic. - 4 years ago

Trending: Gold-Plated Onions and 3D-Printed Skin — the Next Wave of Human Tissue Technology?
Trending: Gold-Plated Onions and 3D-Printed Skin — the Next Wave of Human Tissue Technology?

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Every day seems to bring new uses for 3D printing – earlier this week, NASA announced a competition to design 3D printing settlements for deep space. Now, L’Oréal has revealed plans to 3D print human skin. - 4 years ago

Walmart Announces New Animal Welfare Policy, $4M in Savings After Water Policy Revamp
Walmart Announces New Animal Welfare Policy, $4M in Savings After Water Policy Revamp

Behavior Change / Today, Walmart announced a commitment to improving farmed animal welfare across its global food supply chain with one of the most comprehensive animal welfare policies of its kind. The change in policy comes after six hidden-camera videos taken by animal welfare group Mercy For Animals (MFA) at Walmart pork suppliers across the country exposed extreme animal abuse. - 4 years ago

NASA Offering Designers $2.25M for 3D-Printed, Sustainable Housing Solutions for Deep Space
NASA Offering Designers $2.25M for 3D-Printed, Sustainable Housing Solutions for Deep Space

Product, Service & Design Innovation / NASA, along with the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute — known as America Makes — are holding a $2.25 million competition to design and build a 3D-printed habitat for deep space exploration, including NASA’s journey to Mars.The multi-phase 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge is part of NASA's Centennial Challenges program. The competition is aimed at advancing the additive construction technology needed to create sustainable housing solutions for Earth and beyond. - 4 years ago

Study: Tech Sector Leads the Way in Conflict Mineral Reporting; Packaging, Healthcare, Energy Sectors Lag
Study: Tech Sector Leads the Way in Conflict Mineral Reporting; Packaging, Healthcare, Energy Sectors Lag

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Today, the Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN) released a study measuring large cap company performance on a major human rights risk and ascertained the industries both leading and lagging when it comes to conflict minerals reporting.To conduct the pilot study for the report, Mining the Disclosures: An Investor Guide to Conflict Minerals Reporting, RSN worked with Sustainalytics, a leading provider of environmental, social and governance research, to develop a research tool that offers insights into the quality of corporate conflict minerals disclosures. - 4 years ago

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Kering Releases EP&L Methodology to Encourage Wider Adoption of Natural Capital Accounting
Kering Releases EP&L Methodology to Encourage Wider Adoption of Natural Capital Accounting

New Metrics / Today, Kering released the results of its Environmental Profit and Loss Account (EP&L) — measuring the environmental footprint of its operations and across supply chains — and released the methodology as an open-source tool to encourage other corporations to clarify their impact on the environment. - 4 years ago

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