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P&G Promises 15 Billion Liters of Clean Water, 30% Fewer Emissions by 2020
P&G Promises 15 Billion Liters of Clean Water, 30% Fewer Emissions by 2020

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Last week, Procter & Gamble (P&G) announced two new 2020 goals: delivering 15 billion liters of clean drinking water through its Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program (CSDW) and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its facilities by 30 percent. - 8 years ago

Trending: More Fossil-Free Finance Tools from S&P Dow Jones, As You Sow
Trending: More Fossil-Free Finance Tools from S&P Dow Jones, As You Sow

Cleantech / Investors are becoming warier of the valuation risk in their portfolios as a result of climate change. This week, there are three new indices and a new free web tool to help them navigate their way to fossil fuel-free investments. - 8 years ago

WWF: Food Security Delivers Long-Term Business Security
WWF: Food Security Delivers Long-Term Business Security

Supply Chain / WWF-UK and the Food Ethics Council recently interviewed senior food business executives to investigate their understanding of sustainable food security and barriers to achieving it. They said the government needs to take bold action to create a food system that serves citizens, the economy and the planet. - 8 years ago

#BusinessCase: Furniture Take-Back Programs from IKEA, John Lewis Save Money, Emissions
#BusinessCase: Furniture Take-Back Programs from IKEA, John Lewis Save Money, Emissions

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Furniture waste is the focus of two reports released this month. UK think tank RSA and recycling and waste company SUEZ published Rearranging the Furniture, which takes a design-focused approach to bulky waste reduction, increased reuse of furniture, and development of a circular economy. And the Furniture Re-use Network’s (FRN) new report, Commercial Retailers: Their Impact on the UK Reuse Sector, discusses the impacts of FRN partnerships with major furniture and electrical equipment retailers. - 8 years ago

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Help FreshPaper Spread the Word About Its Food-Saving Potential to 100M Super Bowl Viewers
Help FreshPaper Spread the Word About Its Food-Saving Potential to 100M Super Bowl Viewers

Waste Not / Fenugreen, 2013’s SB Innovation Open winner and creator of the potentially game-changing food-saving innovation FreshPaper, is one of 10 startup finalists in contention for the most coveted of TV spots: a Super Bowl ad. - 8 years ago

Vegan, Non-Allergenic and GMO-Free, Algae Could Be Our New Sustainable Superfood
Vegan, Non-Allergenic and GMO-Free, Algae Could Be Our New Sustainable Superfood

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / As the alternative protein market continues to grow and companies explore the viability of more sustainable sources such as heat-resistant beans and even crickets, microalgae has emerged as another nutritionally rich contender. Solazyme, California-based producer of renewable oil and bio-products, has gotten in on the action with a whole algae protein product now on US grocery shelves and many more partnerships in the works. - 8 years ago

Startup Working to Provide Jobs to Refugees Resettled in the US
Startup Working to Provide Jobs to Refugees Resettled in the US

Product, Service & Design Innovation / The ongoing plight of the millions of refugees fleeing Syria and other parts of the world has captured the world’s attention, but what happens once they’ve found somewhere safe to settle?In the midst of the refugee crisis, socially conscious jewelry brand Liberti USA is asking you to support the American dream and help resettled refugees exercise their right to work. - 8 years ago

Three-Quarters of CEOs Now Convinced of #BusinessCase for Climate Action
Three-Quarters of CEOs Now Convinced of #BusinessCase for Climate Action

Organizational Change / CEOs see more opportunities for growth today than they did three years ago — especially when it comes to new products and services in response to climate change. - 8 years ago

27 African Startups Prove Worthy Grassroots Solutions for Sustainable Development
27 African Startups Prove Worthy Grassroots Solutions for Sustainable Development

Product, Service & Design Innovation / 27 African social and environmental startups were recognized with awards last week at the 2015 SEED Africa Symposium. The recipients’ business models benefit local communities and help meet sustainable development challenges. Two of the awards were specifically designated for women-led ventures that focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment. - 8 years ago

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Business Leaders with Heart: New Top 100 Includes Compassionate Innovators Large and Small
Business Leaders with Heart: New Top 100 Includes Compassionate Innovators Large and Small

Leadership / A new publication called Salt, motivated by the hope that businesses will play a key role in shaping a better world, has released its first Top 100 Compassionate Leaders List."We want to shine a spotlight on businesses with a heart; those pioneers who are using their corporate power not only to generate profits, but to create a better world," said Salt publisher Stephen Vasconcellos-Sharpe. - 8 years ago

Survey: Most Americans Expect Businesses to Behave Ethically; 10% Trust Them to Do So
Survey: Most Americans Expect Businesses to Behave Ethically; 10% Trust Them to Do So

Stakeholder Trends and Insights / Americans expect companies to make a positive difference in the world and have major concerns about corporate ethics, according to study results released this week. When it comes to earning their trust and support, they say communication from companies is key. - 8 years ago

Trending: Uber, Airbnb Optimizing User Experience Through Smart Partnerships
Trending: Uber, Airbnb Optimizing User Experience Through Smart Partnerships

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Not a day goes by that we don’t hear some mention of “the sharing economy” these days, partly because of continued smart moves from the companies creating and riding the wave.First, on-demand ride service Uber recently announced a partnership with hotel chain Hilton Worldwide to help “make travel seamless” through new app features. - 8 years ago

Avery Dennison Announces Ambitious Targets, Including at Least 26% Fewer Emissions by 2025
Avery Dennison Announces Ambitious Targets, Including at Least 26% Fewer Emissions by 2025

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Labeling and packaging leader Avery Dennison Corporation released its latest sustainability report earlier this month, which announced several new goals. Foremost among these goals is the company’s plan to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by at least 3 percent every year between now and 2025. - 8 years ago

Jamie Oliver Proposes Tax on Sugary Drinks in UK; Industry Is Not Amused
Jamie Oliver Proposes Tax on Sugary Drinks in UK; Industry Is Not Amused

Behavior Change / UK chef and “Food Revolution”-ary Jamie Oliver teamed up with food lobbying organization Sustain to encourage the UK government to consider a tax on sugary drinks and use the proceeds to help curb childhood obesity.Oliver launched a petition last week that has gained over 129,000 signatures so far. The UK Parliament considers all petitions that get more than 100,000 signatures for a debate.“Studies show that soft drinks with added sugar are the largest single source of sugar in the diets of UK school children & teenagers,” reads the petition page. - 8 years ago

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Could Sugar-Embedded Products Help Us Survive in a World Ravaged by Drought?
Could Sugar-Embedded Products Help Us Survive in a World Ravaged by Drought?

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Climate impacts already cost billions in economic damage each year. Global drought losses are expected to surpass $8 billion in 2015 alone. A 2010 study by the National Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) predicted that extreme drought will threaten large parts of the U.S., Central and South America, and Southern Europe by the 2030s. - 8 years ago

Cheap, Possibly Sustainable? Ethics of Fish Farming Questioned as Cargill Invests
Cheap, Possibly Sustainable? Ethics of Fish Farming Questioned as Cargill Invests

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Cargill is casting its line into the aquaculture industry. The U.S. food giant recently announced its $1.5 billion acquisition of Norwegian salmon-feed supplier EWOS and a $30 million joint venture with Ecuadorian shrimp producer Naturisa to build a shrimp feed facility. - 8 years ago

Subaru Campaign Aims to Get Public to Stop Trashing Our National Parks
Subaru Campaign Aims to Get Public to Stop Trashing Our National Parks

Behavior Change / On Friday, Subaru released a trailer for “Who We Are Is What We Leave Behind,” a video series documenting the car company’s National Parks zero-landfill initiative. See episode one below: - 8 years ago

Canadian Non-Profits Need Your Help to Feed Hungry Kids with Rescued Fruit
Canadian Non-Profits Need Your Help to Feed Hungry Kids with Rescued Fruit

Waste Not / Two Canadian non-profit groups have partnered on a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of producing 50,000 snack bags for hungry children in Edmonton, Alberta. - 8 years ago

CVS' No-Smokes Decision Decreased Tobacco Sales in Chains Across the US
CVS' No-Smokes Decision Decreased Tobacco Sales in Chains Across the US

Behavior Change / One year after drugstore chain CVS Health stopped selling cigarettes, the company released new data that shows the decision has influenced tobacco sales across many types of retailers and announced a new school-based tobacco-prevention program. - 8 years ago

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Can't Give Up the Bottle? Try Boxed Water
Can't Give Up the Bottle? Try Boxed Water

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Plastic bottles are some of the worst offenders in packaging waste, but sales of bottled water continue to grow: U.S. bottled water volume apparently rose 7 percent last year. - 8 years ago