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Trending: Stakeholders Continue, with Mixed Success, to Push Brands on Contentious Ingredients
Trending: Stakeholders Continue, with Mixed Success, to Push Brands on Contentious Ingredients

Supply Chain / This week has seen another concerted push by concerned stakeholders to clean up major brands’ supply chains.On Tuesday, for the second time in a month, hundreds of activists once again took part in a Week of Action in grocery stores and public spaces across the United States, rebranding grocery store shelves and engaging shoppers to warn them that products from PepsiCo’s Quaker brand may contain Conflict Palm Oil. - 4 years ago

Over 40 CEOs Urge World Leaders to Take Concrete Climate Action, Just as G7 Ministers Pledge to Do Just That
Over 40 CEOs Urge World Leaders to Take Concrete Climate Action, Just as G7 Ministers Pledge to Do Just That

Leadership / On Friday, 43 CEOs from some of the world’s largest corporations signed an open letter urging attendants of the upcoming Paris Climate Summit (November 30th-December 11th) to deliver an ambitious climate change agreement, while pledging to reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions. Released almost simultaneously, a report commissioned by the G7 Foreign Ministers also recommended concrete actions that foreign ministers can take to increase the climate-resilience of weak states. - 4 years ago

Trending: Plastic Hotel Sheets and a Dress Made from Beer … the Latest in Sustainable Textiles
Trending: Plastic Hotel Sheets and a Dress Made from Beer … the Latest in Sustainable Textiles

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / This week, W Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, became the latest company to jump on the plastic-waste-to-fabric train when it announced a new partnership with global music artist and entrepreneur will.i.am and The Coca-Cola Company, to bring the EKOCYCLE™ brand to W Hotel rooms around the world. - 4 years ago

Trending: Levi’s, Armani and SurfRider Speak Up for Water Conservation
Trending: Levi’s, Armani and SurfRider Speak Up for Water Conservation

Collaboration / Among mounting concern over the dire water shortages in California and around the world, several well-known companies are taking matters into their own hands, reducing water in their production processes and educating consumers around water conservation. - 4 years ago

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Woolworths Teams Up with Pharrell Williams, Asks South Africa ‘Are You with Us?’ on Sustainability
Woolworths Teams Up with Pharrell Williams, Asks South Africa ‘Are You with Us?’ on Sustainability

Marketing and Comms / Woolworths CEO Ian Moir announced a partnership with Grammy Award-winning musician, record producer and philanthropist Pharrell Williams last week. The collaboration is the first of its kind for a South African retailer.Williams will become the new Style Director in a groundbreaking collaboration across a series of sustainability-focused projects. The strategic partnership is grounded in the shared values of Williams and Woolworths. - 4 years ago

RE100 Initiative Now Recruiting Chinese Companies to Switch to 100% Renewables
RE100 Initiative Now Recruiting Chinese Companies to Switch to 100% Renewables

Cleantech / RE100, a global initiative aimed at recruiting and encouraging major companies to use 100 percent renewable power across their operations, has announced a partnership with the China Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA) as part of a major new drive to help companies in China adopt renewable energy. - 4 years ago

BCFN Hosting Contest for Innovators Under 35 to Solve Global Food Problems
BCFN Hosting Contest for Innovators Under 35 to Solve Global Food Problems

Product, Service & Design Innovation / The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition's (BCFN) Young Earth Solutions! (YES!) program is running its fourth innovation contest to encourage young researchers and university students under the age of 35 to develop innovative solutions to problems within the global food system.Past BCFN YES! finalist ideas include more informative food labels, the incorporation of more plant-based meals into school lunches, apps to help consumers make healthier choices, waste-free technology for fruit and vegetable processing and more. - 4 years ago

Report: Sustainability Should Take Priority Over Growth
Report: Sustainability Should Take Priority Over Growth

The Next Economy / This week, the WorldWatch Institute, an independent research organization that focuses on energy, resource and environmental issues, released State of the World 2015: Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability. The report details a diverse range of threats, driven directly or indirectly by growing stress on the planet's resources, which have the potential to upend social systems, environmental balance and even entire economies. - 4 years ago

Nature-Inspired Innovation May Generate $425B by 2030
Nature-Inspired Innovation May Generate $425B by 2030

Product, Service & Design Innovation / On April 24, the first annual Risk and Value Creation Forum, a finance innovation conference focused on evolving the concept of risk (as a key constraint in achieving sustainability goals), new risk frameworks, and biomimetic technology innovation as a sustainable value creation opportunity (at the startup and public company level), will take place in Mountain View, CA. - 4 years ago

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New Peer-to-Peer Solar Sharing Network Aims to Make Solar Available to All Homeowners
New Peer-to-Peer Solar Sharing Network Aims to Make Solar Available to All Homeowners

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Though the cost of solar panels continues to decline, many homeowners still can’t afford to pay thousands of dollars for a solar energy installation. Short of installing their own system, there aren’t a lot of options for sourcing residential solar energy especially for renters or those with poorly positioned roofs.Launched Monday, Yeloha, a peer-to-peer solar sharing network, hopes to change all that by making solar available to all homes through the purchase of a solar subscription, which is said to be cheaper than the cost of electricity from their utility. - 4 years ago

JetBlue Once Again to Offset Carbon Emissions For All Flights During Earth Month
JetBlue Once Again to Offset Carbon Emissions For All Flights During Earth Month

Leadership / This week, JetBlue Airways announced it is once again partnering with the Carbonfund.org Foundation to offset the carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (CO2e) generated by all scheduled flights from April 1 to April 30, in honor of Earth Month. Now in its eighth year, this partnership has allowed travelers to offset part of the carbon footprint from their flights by making a donation to support carbon-reduction projects. To date, JetBlue says it has purchased offsets totaling more than 350 million pounds (158,000 metric tons) of CO2 and CO2e emissions. - 4 years ago

Wells Fargo Launches $10 Million Initiative to Support Cleantech Startups
Wells Fargo Launches $10 Million Initiative to Support Cleantech Startups

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Today, Wells Fargo announced its selection of four clean technology startups for the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a five-year, $10 million program to foster leading-edge environmental technologies. The program is funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). This marks the first philanthropy program of its kind within the financial services industry. - 4 years ago

Londoners Will Soon Have a Freshwater Swimming Pool Cleaned by Plants, Not Chemicals
Londoners Will Soon Have a Freshwater Swimming Pool Cleaned by Plants, Not Chemicals

Cleantech / Looking for a clean place to swim in London? City dwellers will have a freshwater, natural pool at their disposal in King’s Cross beginning in May. Designed by Rotterdam Studio, Ooze architects and artist Marietica Potrč, the chemical-free outdoor pool is the first of its kind in the UK. The King’s Cross Swimming Pool is a manmade, freshwater pond kept clean and filtered through natural processes. At forty meters long, the pool will accommodate up to 100 swimmers at a time within the new Lewis Cubitt Park. - 4 years ago

Forget the Recycling Bin – If All Goes Well, You’ll Soon Be Able to Eat Your Water Bottle
Forget the Recycling Bin – If All Goes Well, You’ll Soon Be Able to Eat Your Water Bottle

Product, Service & Design Innovation / The latest innovation in the fight against plastic water bottles comes in the form of an edible and flexible water “blob” container called the Ooho!, made by startup Skipping Rocks Lab. To use it, consumers can bite the blob and suck out the contents or eat the entire thing, casing and all.Asking people to carry around their own water bottles and containers has had limited success; unfortunately, it is often just more convenient to buy and drink from a disposable container. The Ooho! claims to offer that convenience without introducing more plastic into the waste stream. - 4 years ago

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Sustainable Investments Outperforming Traditional Investments, Reports Morgan Stanley
Sustainable Investments Outperforming Traditional Investments, Reports Morgan Stanley

Cleantech / A new report from the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing finds that investing in sustainability has usually met and often exceeded the performance of comparable traditional investments, both on an absolute and risk-adjusted basis, across asset classes and over time. “We believe sustainable investing will be a key in the mobilization of private capital towards addressing global challenges, but the growth and development of this space remains hampered by a lingering perception that sustainable investments require a financial trade-off. Our review addresses the investment performance concern head-on, and the findings are very positive,” said Audrey Choi, CEO of the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing. - 4 years ago

SeaWorld Launches Transparency Campaign in Wake of 'Blackfish' Fallout
SeaWorld Launches Transparency Campaign in Wake of 'Blackfish' Fallout

Marketing and Comms / As part of a continued effort to address public concerns over its treatment of captive dolphins and whales, SeaWorld Entertainment has launched a new ad campaign highlighting its 50-year commitment to continuous evolution, new killer whale habitats and answer criticism from activists. - 4 years ago

With 850,000 Tons of Edible Food Thrown Out Annually in UK, Your Freezer May Be the Solution
With 850,000 Tons of Edible Food Thrown Out Annually in UK, Your Freezer May Be the Solution

Waste Not / Iglo Group, Europe’s largest frozen food company, yesterday launched a coalition with leading waste reduction charity Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), with the objective of reducing food waste across Europe. - 4 years ago

Seventh Generation and 3,000 Business Partners Call on Congress to Reform Chemical Safety Laws
Seventh Generation and 3,000 Business Partners Call on Congress to Reform Chemical Safety Laws

New Metrics / Seventh Generation, the nation's leading brand of non-toxic and renewable bio-based household, baby and personal care solutions, called on Congress last week to strengthen the country's outdated chemical policy. - 4 years ago

BASF Assembles Consortium to Tighten Up Renewable Biotech Production Processes
BASF Assembles Consortium to Tighten Up Renewable Biotech Production Processes

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / A consortium of companies in the European process industry including biotechnology, renewable resources, chemistry, process engineering, equipment and research organizations launched project PRODIAS (PROcessing Diluted Aqueous Systems) this week. The project aims to decrease production costs for renewable-based products via increasing the efficiency of raw material use and production processes. - 4 years ago

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An Unlikely Pair: Farmers and Big Data Team Up to Address Food Security
An Unlikely Pair: Farmers and Big Data Team Up to Address Food Security

Cleantech / The United States agriculture industry faces a changing climate, diminishing water supply, and a rapidly growing population. To address these issues, farmers are having to move into the 21st century, one tech advancement at a time."We live in a complicated world and there's been a lot of talks these days about getting to 2050 and feeding over 9 billion people," said A.G. Kawamura, the former California Secretary of Agriculture, co-chair of Solutions from the Land, and a third-generation farmer. "We have the capacity but we don't have the will to do it. Logistics haven't been put into place." - 4 years ago

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