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Have an Idea for the Future of Food? Unilever, Cargill, General Mills, and More Want to Hear It
Have an Idea for the Future of Food? Unilever, Cargill, General Mills, and More Want to Hear It

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Startups that are innovating around nutritious, sustainable food are invited to pitch for a £3000 cash prize and a three-month mentoring program with the Unilever Foundry. The competition is open to innovators tackling food system challenges such as heart health, obesity, under-nutrition, food waste, and sustainability of the food chain. - 8 years ago

Starbucks UK to Give 'Home Sweet Loans' to Employees Under 25, Living Wage to All
Starbucks UK to Give 'Home Sweet Loans' to Employees Under 25, Living Wage to All

Organizational Change / Starbucks UK has announced it is going beyond government recommendations for the National Living Wage and will be the first private company to implement housing and homelessness charity Shelter’s Tenancy Deposit Loan Scheme, to help its employees manage the cost of living.“There are now 11 million private renters in England, and as housing costs keep rising, more and more people are struggling to scrape together the deposit needed to rent a home," said Shelter chief executive Campbell Robb. - 8 years ago

Food Companies to Congress: Step Up with Bold, Enforceable Climate Agreement at COP21
Food Companies to Congress: Step Up with Bold, Enforceable Climate Agreement at COP21

Collaboration / The CEOs of 10 global food companies pledged to accelerate business action on climate change and urged U.S. and world leaders to form a robust international agreement at COP21 in December in a joint letter coordinated by Ceres and released yesterday. - 8 years ago

8 Finalists Join First-Ever Biomimicry Accelerator on Mission to Feed 9 Billion
8 Finalists Join First-Ever Biomimicry Accelerator on Mission to Feed 9 Billion

Product, Service & Design Innovation / The 2015 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BGDC) attracted hundreds of ideas inspired by nature from nearly 2000 designers, architects, biologists, engineers, students, nature-lovers, and food enthusiasts from over 70 countries to rethink our food system. This week, the first-round finalist teams were announced and invited to attend a biomimicry celebration and awards event in Austin, Texas on October 4. - 8 years ago

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Latest BSR/GlobeScan Survey Reveals Many Execs Not Sold on Significance of COP21, SDGs, More
Latest BSR/GlobeScan Survey Reveals Many Execs Not Sold on Significance of COP21, SDGs, More

Stakeholder Trends and Insights / Despite all of the hubbub and calls to action from business leaders around Climate Week NYC and the release of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), corporate minds at large have yet to be convinced: Survey results released this week reveal that even in companies with sustainability commitments, about one-third of business leaders believe that a new agreement from COP21 in December will have - 8 years ago

Carlsberg Saying 'Cheers' to Crowdsourced Solutions for Sustainable Beer
Carlsberg Saying 'Cheers' to Crowdsourced Solutions for Sustainable Beer

Collaboration / Carlsberg Group is inviting companies and members of the public to submit their ideas on how to make Carlsberg beer more sustainable. The competition, “Cheers to Green Ideas,” was launched in partnership with Scandinavian think tank Sustainia on Monday. - 8 years ago

Target Expands Sustainable Product Index to Include 1,000+ Toxic Chemicals
Target Expands Sustainable Product Index to Include 1,000+ Toxic Chemicals

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Target has improved its sustainable product standard by beginning to test category-specific criteria and consider more toxic chemicals. The retailer’s Sustainable Product Index evaluates products based on a points system and the highest-scoring options are promoted under its “Made to Matter” banner. - 8 years ago

Forbes Names 6 Social Entrepreneurs Finalists in Under 30 $1M Change the World Competition
Forbes Names 6 Social Entrepreneurs Finalists in Under 30 $1M Change the World Competition

Cleantech / More than 2,500 young social entrepreneurs applied to the Forbes Under 30 $1M Change the World Competition. Six finalists will compete on the main stage at Forbes’ second annual Under 30 Summit for a portion of the $1 million prize money. - 8 years ago

10 More Cities Commit to Climate Action, Pressure National Governments Ahead of COP21
10 More Cities Commit to Climate Action, Pressure National Governments Ahead of COP21

The Next Economy / Last week, 10 cities presented ambitious climate action plans in accordance with the planning and reporting requirements of the Compact of Mayors. - 8 years ago

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Sealed Air Releases 2020 Goals for Its Own Sustainability, Reimagining Customer Solutions for Same
Sealed Air Releases 2020 Goals for Its Own Sustainability, Reimagining Customer Solutions for Same

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Today, Sealed Air, the packaging solutions company that brought you Bubble Wrap®, released its latest sustainability report. The report outlines new goals for 2020, including reducing operations intensity by 25 percent. - 8 years ago

GE's Energy-Neutral Wastewater Treatment Technology Could Save Municipalities Millions
GE's Energy-Neutral Wastewater Treatment Technology Could Save Municipalities Millions

Cleantech / Water and wastewater treatment typically account for 35 percent of a municipality’s energy budget, which would mean big savings for local governments that can make the facilities energy neutral — that is, increase energy production to a level equal to or greater than the amount of energy it consumes. - 8 years ago

#BusinessCase: Sustainability Initiatives Have Saved PepsiCo Over $375M Since 2010
#BusinessCase: Sustainability Initiatives Have Saved PepsiCo Over $375M Since 2010

Waste Not / The water, energy, packaging and waste-reduction initiatives have been tallied up, and PepsiCo, Inc. asserts that its environmental sustainability initiatives have saved the company more than $375 million since its goals were established in 2010. The company proudly announced this week that it also delivered double-digit net revenue and operating profit growth during the same time period, demonstrating a solid business case. - 8 years ago

How Avery Dennison Helped Christopher Raeburn Produce Sustainable Style for London Fashion Week
How Avery Dennison Helped Christopher Raeburn Produce Sustainable Style for London Fashion Week

Collaboration / Award-winning British designer Christopher Raeburn showcased his new Spring/Summer 2016 SARAWAK collection on Tuesday at London Fashion Week. Raeburn worked closely with apparel branding, labeling, packaging and embellishments company Avery Dennison RBIS (Retail Branding and Information Solutions) to explore sustainability throughout the design process, from mood board to the runway. - 8 years ago

Plastic, Other Man-Made Fibers Found in a Quarter of Fish Sold at Markets
Plastic, Other Man-Made Fibers Found in a Quarter of Fish Sold at Markets

Waste Not / Researchers found that roughly a quarter of the fish sampled from fish markets in California and Indonesia contained man-made plastic or fibrous material in their guts. The new study is from the University of California, Davis and Hasanuddin University in Indonesia and was published on Thursday. - 8 years ago

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How Much Are Divestment Pledges Worth? No One Really Knows
How Much Are Divestment Pledges Worth? No One Really Knows

Stakeholder Trends and Insights / On Tuesday, Divest-Invest proudly announced that “Fossil fuel divestment pledges surpass $2.6 trillion.” However, as Tim McDonnell reported on Mother Jones, that “flashy number” might be a little misleading. - 8 years ago

CDP: Threefold Increase in Companies Disclosing Carbon Price from 2014
CDP: Threefold Increase in Companies Disclosing Carbon Price from 2014

The Next Economy / Big brands across all industries are now assigning a carbon price to offset the costs and risks of their GHG production: Companies reporting that they price their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) has nearly tripled this year, now 437 from 150 in 2014. - 8 years ago

Conceptual Water Company's Bottles Are as Empty as California's Reservoirs
Conceptual Water Company's Bottles Are as Empty as California's Reservoirs

Marketing and Comms / Designer Chris Onesto created California Water Company to highlight the state’s historic drought. The company’s water bottles are only about 6 percent full, to reflect the current capacity of California water reservoirs.“The Golden State is turning a toasty golden brown all thanks to a record drought,” reads the project’s website. “Oddly enough Southern Californians could care less. In response I created the California Water Company, bottled water that moves the drought from a startling thought into a disturbing reality.” - 8 years ago

Climate Week: Climate Neutral Now, RE100 Initiatives Recruit Fortune 500 Companies
Climate Week: Climate Neutral Now, RE100 Initiatives Recruit Fortune 500 Companies

Cleantech / Two initiatives for reducing businesses’ impacts on the environment have attracted globally recognized brands this week at Climate Week NYC.On Tuesday, the United Nations (UN) announced a new initiative to help businesses and individuals reduce their carbon footprints, Climate Neutral Now. An online platform will facilitate the measurement, reduction, and offset of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. - 8 years ago

Mars, Avery Dennison to Confer with US Forest Owners on Challenges of Sustainable Management
Mars, Avery Dennison to Confer with US Forest Owners on Challenges of Sustainable Management

Supply Chain / For the first time ever, family forest owners and well-known marketplace brands will connect and discuss their respective needs and challenges related to sustainable forest management. Mars Inc., McDonald’s, Avery Dennison, and Evergreen Packaging are among the participants. - 8 years ago

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Keurig’s K-Cups Inch Closer to Being 100% Recyclable
Keurig’s K-Cups Inch Closer to Being 100% Recyclable

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Keurig Green Mountain Inc. is making progress towards its goal of making all K-Cups recyclable by 2020. Following successful recycling research trials, the company has unveiled plans to transition the entire product line to polypropylene, according to Plastics News. - 8 years ago