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Trending: Apple Invests $1.5B in Clean Energy; 17 States Won’t ‘Stay’ Clean Power Plan
Trending: Apple Invests $1.5B in Clean Energy; 17 States Won’t ‘Stay’ Clean Power Plan

Cleantech / The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to delay the enforcement of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan was a victory for the coalition of 27 industry opponents and mostly Republican-led states that believe the regulations are a “power grab.” In response, a bipartisan group of 17 states has announced that they will collaborate to expand clean energy, modernize energy infrastructure, and drive change. - 8 years ago

Consumers Love E-Commerce’s Convenience, But Not Its Cardboard
Consumers Love E-Commerce’s Convenience, But Not Its Cardboard

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / While consumers are becoming more comfortable with online shopping and are enjoying the convenience it can bring, there are growing concerns around its environmental impact. The human desire for instant gratification is driving faster and faster delivery services for e-commerce, and that quick service carries a hefty impact. - 8 years ago

Campbell Soup Launches $125M Venture Capital Fund for Food Startups
Campbell Soup Launches $125M Venture Capital Fund for Food Startups

Product, Service & Design Innovation / The Campbell Soup Company has announced that it is launching a $125 million venture capital (VC) fund to invest in food startups. The fund, under the banner Acre Venture Partners L.P., will be managed by unidentified outsiders independent of Campbell, although the food giant is its sole limited partner. - 8 years ago

Trending: Scotland Invests £70M Into Circular Economy; Report Outlines Potential for US
Trending: Scotland Invests £70M Into Circular Economy; Report Outlines Potential for US

The Next Economy / More and more, circular economic business models are proving ways to cut costs and increase efficiency. A new report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center (CCC) reinforces that turning waste into resources presents economic opportunities for American businesses. - 8 years ago

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How a Partnership with Parley for the Oceans Is Driving Engagement at adidas
How a Partnership with Parley for the Oceans Is Driving Engagement at adidas

Organizational Change / Leading up to her trip to the Parley Ocean School, adidas Group designer Jasmin Bynoe was unsure of what to expect. She was about to take to the seas for a 5-day adventure in the Maldives alongside 17 of her colleagues from adidas; they would be learning about plastic pollution and what they could do to help from Parley for the Oceans educators, and it was sure to be a unique experience. - 8 years ago

Wendy’s New Campaign Suggests Local Sourcing Is What Makes Its Burgers ‘Deliciously Different’
Wendy’s New Campaign Suggests Local Sourcing Is What Makes Its Burgers ‘Deliciously Different’

Marketing and Comms / In 2014, nearly 90 percent of Americans said they consider where a food product is produced when making a purchasing decision, and about two thirds said they would pay more for food that is produced closer to home. As the local food movement continues to become more mainstream in North America, it seems inevitable that brands will jump on the bandwagon. - 8 years ago

Trending: Paint Innovations Helping to Improve Vehicle Efficiency
Trending: Paint Innovations Helping to Improve Vehicle Efficiency

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / When it comes to fuel economy, lightweight design and temperature control are important considerations for cars and airplanes alike – and the impact of a coat of paint might surprise you. Vehicles with more reflective coatings or with less paint can be more efficient.According to the U.S. Department of Energy, hot weather can increase vehicle fuel economy because engines warm up to an efficient temperature faster, summer grades of gasoline can have slightly more energy, and warm air causes less aerodynamic drag than cold air. However, the use of air conditioning can reduce a vehicle’s fuel economy by more than 25 percent in very hot conditions. - 8 years ago

Trending: WRAP, Veolia Working to Optimize Recycling in UK, France
Trending: WRAP, Veolia Working to Optimize Recycling in UK, France

Waste Not / While waste reduction charity WRAP calls on stakeholders to do their part to help improve recycling consistency and efficiency in England, three companies in France have partnered on a circular economy initiative for small household appliances. - 8 years ago

Tyson Foods Dumps More Pollution Into Waterways Each Year Than ExxonMobil
Tyson Foods Dumps More Pollution Into Waterways Each Year Than ExxonMobil

Behavior Change / Tyson Foods Inc. was the second biggest polluter of America’s waterways from 2010 to 2014, according to data the company submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Toxic Release Inventory. - 8 years ago

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Artists Covered Sweden’s Tallest Peak with a Blanket to Help Slow Glacial Melting
Artists Covered Sweden’s Tallest Peak with a Blanket to Help Slow Glacial Melting

Marketing and Comms / Climate change is threatening Sweden’s highest peak. The glacier atop Mount Kebnekaise, the country’s tallest mountain, has been shrinking by an average of a meter a year for the past 15 years due to rising temperatures. As a symbolic gesture, artists Mats Bigert and Lars Bergström installed a reflective blanket to keep the mountain top's snow a little colder and prevent it from melting. - 8 years ago

This Waterless Toilet Is Helping Ghana Turn Poop Into Power, Clean Water
This Waterless Toilet Is Helping Ghana Turn Poop Into Power, Clean Water

Product, Service & Design Innovation / There are still 2.4 billion people without access to toilets, risking their health and safety on a daily basis. Costs, culture, and a lack of awareness of the dangers of unsanitary practices pose substantial challenges and have resulted in an ongoing search for a sustainable and affordable “next-generation” toilet. - 8 years ago

VW to 'Generously Compensate' 600,000 U.S. Diesel Vehicle Owners
VW to 'Generously Compensate' 600,000 U.S. Diesel Vehicle Owners

Marketing and Comms / On Friday, Volkswagen (VW) postponed the publication of its 2015 results and delayed its annual shareholders' meeting “due to remaining open questions and the resulting valuation calculations relating to the diesel emissions issue.” Despite the uncertainty about the financial fallout of the scandal, the head of its claims fund said that the company will offer “generous compensation packages” to the roughly 600,000 U.S. - 8 years ago

What Are We Really Eating? DNA Testing Enhances Transparency for Consumers, Supply Chains
What Are We Really Eating? DNA Testing Enhances Transparency for Consumers, Supply Chains

Organizational Change / As the demand for transparency and emphasis on consumer choice continue to grow, so do the challenges of supply chain management. Brands are increasingly expected to work with their suppliers to reduce their environmental impact, eliminate labor abuses, and replace certain ingredients. Ensuring product quality and label accuracy remains an issue, especially for brands with international suppliers or extensive supply chains. - 8 years ago

Trending: How Eastern Europe Is Working to Go Circular
Trending: How Eastern Europe Is Working to Go Circular

The Next Economy / The prospects of linear models in Europe are slowly diminishing. European experts have concluded that the current cradle-to-grave way of life – exploiting resources, processing them, using them, and discarding them – has no future. - 8 years ago

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UK Sugar, Carbon Taxes Could Produce £3.6B in Revenue, Reduce Emissions by 19M Tonnes
UK Sugar, Carbon Taxes Could Produce £3.6B in Revenue, Reduce Emissions by 19M Tonnes

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Could the health and environmental benefits of taxes on sugary drinks and carbon-intensive foods outweigh the out-of-pocket costs? New research from Oxford University and the University of Reading suggests that is indeed the case. A study published in BMC Public Health found that a combination of a sugar tax on soft drinks and a food-based carbon tax in the United Kingdom could raise £3.6 billion in revenue, reduce carbon emissions by 19 million tonnes, and increase life expectancy. - 8 years ago

Satellites, Drones Catching Companies Destroying the Planet
Satellites, Drones Catching Companies Destroying the Planet

Cleantech / Aerial imaging is emerging as an invaluable resource for collecting information and enforcing the law, especially when it comes to environmental protection. Satellite and drone technologies are getting increasingly smaller, cheaper, and easier to use, and are producing higher-resolution images. Among other opportunities, the tech has enabled organizations and startups to more accurately monitor environmental destruction and provide data as legal evidence. - 8 years ago

Stakeholder Collaboration Enables Accelerated Progress in APP's Peatland Management Efforts
Stakeholder Collaboration Enables Accelerated Progress in APP's Peatland Management Efforts

Product, Service & Design Innovation / On Thursday, Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) released a progress report on its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), which involves four main corporate commitments that have regulated the company’s resource development since 2013. APP claims to have accelerated progress in its peatland restoration work and strengthened fire prevention measures, in addition to promises to provide funding for additional conservation projects this year. - 8 years ago

ExxonMobil Amps Up Cleantech Investment While Blocking Shareholder Vote on Climate Disclosure
ExxonMobil Amps Up Cleantech Investment While Blocking Shareholder Vote on Climate Disclosure

Cleantech / Global fuels giant ExxonMobil seems to be unmoved by the investigations into its climate change lies – first in New York and now in California – and the international Paris Agreement that calls for limiting global temperature rise below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. - 8 years ago

Trending: Food, Fashion Providing Employment for Refugees
Trending: Food, Fashion Providing Employment for Refugees

Leadership / More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015, and over 50,000 more arrived by boat in January 2016. While most asylum seekers are trying to escape the war in Syria, tens of thousands are also fleeing Afghanistan, Kosovo, Iraq, Albania, Pakistan, Eritrea, Nigeria, Serbia, and Ukraine. Once they arrive in Europe, they face numerous barriers to employment – not the least of which are the influx of people, tough economic times, and employers’ perception of refugees. - 8 years ago

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‘Unfree and Unfair’ Report Prompts Brand Commitments to Improve Labor Conditions
‘Unfree and Unfair’ Report Prompts Brand Commitments to Improve Labor Conditions

Supply Chain / Labor conditions in the apparel industry are an ongoing struggle even for brands with substantial purchasing power. - 8 years ago