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Indigenous Communities May Offer the Most Affordable, Effective Forest Protection
Indigenous Communities May Offer the Most Affordable, Effective Forest Protection

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Two new reports suggest that the best way to protect forests is to let indigenous and local communities manage them. Released Thursday, both reports provide evidence to support that community-led management is a financially and environmentally responsible approach to curbing deforestation. - 8 years ago

Obama Rejects Keystone XL After 7 Years of Drama, Debate, Protest
Obama Rejects Keystone XL After 7 Years of Drama, Debate, Protest

Leadership / Today, President Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline that would have connected Canada’s tar sands to refineries in Texas. The project became a symbol of the fight against climate change, making its rejection a huge victory for the “unprecedented coalition” of groups that came together to oppose it.In his announcement, the President said that he agrees with the State Department’s decision that the Keystone XL pipeline would not serve the country’s national interests, nor would it make a meaningful long-term contribution to the economy. - 8 years ago

Report: Serious Risks to UK Food System If We Don't Embrace 'Business Unusual' Approach to Food
Report: Serious Risks to UK Food System If We Don't Embrace 'Business Unusual' Approach to Food

Behavior Change / What will our food system look like 10 years from now? According to a new report from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), a sustainable, secure UK food system will depend on industry and government action to reframe issues and innovate. The waste-reduction charity predicts there will be new business opportunities in protein supply, data-enabled technology, and food designed for nutritional requirements. - 8 years ago

Restaurants, Manufacturers, Retailers Offer Best Practices in New Guide to Cutting Food Industry Waste
Restaurants, Manufacturers, Retailers Offer Best Practices in New Guide to Cutting Food Industry Waste

Waste Not / Food waste has proved to be a persistent global challenge despite numerous efforts to reduce it from stakeholders throughout the value chain, from corporates, to non-profits, to startups. At the same time, it may not be obvious to business owners and employees what they can do to be reducing food waste in their daily operations. - 8 years ago

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Goldman Sachs to Invest $150B in Clean Energy by 2025
Goldman Sachs to Invest $150B in Clean Energy by 2025

Cleantech / On Monday, The Goldman Sachs Group released its ambitious new Environmental Policy Framework, which includes bold targets and initiatives related to climate-change mitigation, adaptation, risk management, and operational impact. The company reports it is on schedule to be the first U.S. investment bank to be carbon neutral across its operations and business travel by the end of 2015, and has already invested $37 billion in clean energy since setting its $40 billion capital deployment goal in 2012. - 8 years ago

Trending: New Fashion Innovations Include Textiles Made from Deadstock, Synthetic Spider Silk
Trending: New Fashion Innovations Include Textiles Made from Deadstock, Synthetic Spider Silk

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / A synthetic spider silk parka, luxury knitwear made from deadstock yarns, and one-of-a-kind pieces from unwanted locally sourced materials are the latest sustainable clothing options. - 8 years ago

New Clooney Ad, Video Promoting Nespresso and Its Sustainability Program in the US
New Clooney Ad, Video Promoting Nespresso and Its Sustainability Program in the US

Product, Service & Design Innovation / After nine years as a spokesman for Nespresso in Europe, actor and activist George Clooney has finally agreed to promote the brand in North America. Television advertisements began airing yesterday, and online videos promoting the company’s social impact and sustainability commitments are part of the deal. Clooney is a member of the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board. - 8 years ago

Indonesia in Crisis: Fires Releasing More Emissions Than the Entire U.S. Economy
Indonesia in Crisis: Fires Releasing More Emissions Than the Entire U.S. Economy

Behavior Change / Fires are raging across the 3,000 mile length of Indonesia, destroying tens of thousands of acres of forest. More than 127,000 forest fires have been detected so far this year, which is expected to be the worst on record. Visibility in some cities has been reduced to 30 yards by noxious orange haze. There have been more than 500,000 cases of acute respiratory illness and at least 19 deaths. - 8 years ago

Partnership for Freedom Launches $500K Challenge for Tech Solutions to Fight Forced Labor
Partnership for Freedom Launches $500K Challenge for Tech Solutions to Fight Forced Labor

Supply Chain / A public-private partnership has launched a new competition to combat modern-day slavery. Partnership for Freedom will award $500,000 in prizes to technological solutions that are selected as finalists for Rethink Supply Chains: The Tech Challenge to Fight Labor Trafficking. - 8 years ago

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Tsk Tsk! Levi's Says Thoughtful Clothing Care Could Have Saved Californians 35B Liters of Water
Tsk Tsk! Levi's Says Thoughtful Clothing Care Could Have Saved Californians 35B Liters of Water

Waste Not / Levi Strauss & Co. claims its consumer care recommendations could have saved California 35 billion liters of water over the past four years — the amount of time that the state has been experiencing a severe drought. - 8 years ago

New EWG Verification Identifies Personal Care Products Free of Toxic Ingredients
New EWG Verification Identifies Personal Care Products Free of Toxic Ingredients

Marketing and Comms / Environmental health non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) has launched its new verification program to help consumers quickly and easily identify consumer goods that do not contain toxic ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED: For Your Health™ mark will appear on personal care products and cosmetics that meet criteria set by EWG scientists. - 8 years ago

Trending: Fetzer Vineyards, U.S. Department of Labor Celebrate B Corp Certification
Trending: Fetzer Vineyards, U.S. Department of Labor Celebrate B Corp Certification

Leadership / One of the highest standards for social and environmental responsibility in business, B Corp certification, was awarded to Fetzer Vineyards and praised by the U.S. Department of Labor last week. The certification developed by the non-profit B Lab now signifies over 1,400 responsibly run companies from 130 industries and 42 countries. The performance standards are comprehensive and transparent, and measure a company’s impact on all of its stakeholders, including workers, suppliers, community, and the environment. - 8 years ago

Clif Bar Raising Awareness, Calling for Congress to Address Shortage of New Farmers in US
Clif Bar Raising Awareness, Calling for Congress to Address Shortage of New Farmers in US

Supply Chain / The average age of the American farmer is 58.3 years – it has been climbing for more than 30 years. Over the next 25 years, more than 700,000 new farmers will be needed to replace retirees. In part due to rising costs of education and land, the number of young farmers only increased by 1,220 in the five-year period between 2007 and 2012. Only 6 percent of farmers are under 35 years old. - 8 years ago

€3.6M WRAP Project Targets European Clothing Waste
€3.6M WRAP Project Targets European Clothing Waste

Waste Not / UK waste-reduction charity Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has announced a three-year commitment to reducing clothing waste through a new €3.6 million pilot project. Funded by EU LIFE, the European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP) aims to divert over 90,000 tonnes per year of clothing waste from landfill and incineration across Europe by March 2019. - 8 years ago

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Trending: Barbie, 'Sesame Street' Encouraging Kids to Bust Social Stereotypes
Trending: Barbie, 'Sesame Street' Encouraging Kids to Bust Social Stereotypes

Marketing and Comms / This might be the best recent trend in children’s brands. After years of being a less-than-progressive feminine role model, Barbie is on the verge of becoming the feminist icon she should be. Mattel’s latest ad features a college professor, a veterinarian, a soccer coach, a businesswoman, and a museum tour guide — all girls under the age of 10. It asks the audience, “What happens when girls are free to imagine they can be anything?” - 8 years ago

Fostering Social Enterprise: Minister Brad Duguid on the Buzz North of the Border
Fostering Social Enterprise: Minister Brad Duguid on the Buzz North of the Border

Collaboration / Canada’s most populous province has become a leader in the social enterprise sector in North America, with over 10,000 social enterprises in operation employing an estimated 160,000 people. Ontario’s government has leant considerable support to the sector, directly and indirectly, to make this happen.To learn more about how and why, I spoke with Minister Brad Duguid of the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure. - 8 years ago

Spoiler Alert: Can This App Close the Food Waste Loop?
Spoiler Alert: Can This App Close the Food Waste Loop?

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Despite recent food-saving innovations such as FreshPaper, efforts to promote “ugly produce” and industry-wide commitments to reduce food waste, millions of tons of food are still discarded every year. - 8 years ago

Materiality Assessment Finds Materials, Transparency, GHGs Critical Issues for Cleaning Products Industry
Materiality Assessment Finds Materials, Transparency, GHGs Critical Issues for Cleaning Products Industry

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) released the first-ever industry materiality assessment in its 2015 Sustainability Report on Tuesday. Sustainability analytics firm Framework LLC conducted the assessment using data from across the sector’s value chain to map critical risks and opportunities, and found materials, transparency, and greenhouse gases among the top concerns for the $30 billion cleaning products industry. - 8 years ago

Trending: Celebrities Raising Awareness for Environmental Issues Through Virtual Media
Trending: Celebrities Raising Awareness for Environmental Issues Through Virtual Media

Stakeholder Trends and Insights / How do video games and virtual reality play into climate change action? Ask Grammy award-winning producer and musician Pharrell Williams and Oscar-winning actor and singer Jared Leto, who are trying to engage people and raise awareness through virtual media. - 8 years ago

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Ford, P&G Looking to Gecko for Adhesive Innovations
Ford, P&G Looking to Gecko for Adhesive Innovations

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Researchers at Ford Motor Company are looking to biomimicry in hopes of improving adhesives and increasing the recyclability of auto parts.Improving the recyclability of auto parts by replacing (or otherwise reducing or eliminating) the glue it uses to adhere foams to plastics and metals could give Ford’s sustainability performance a boost. The adhesives it currently uses make disassembling the parts for recycling nearly impossible. Ford is sharing its research findings in a partnership with Procter & Gamble (P&G) as their teams investigate potential biomimetic business solutions. - 8 years ago