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Asia Pulp and Paper Reports Latest on No Deforestation Policy in Third 'Vision 2020' Update
Asia Pulp and Paper Reports Latest on No Deforestation Policy in Third 'Vision 2020' Update

Supply Chain / Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), which ended natural forest clearance in its supply chain after pressure from nearly 100 of its customers earlier this year, has released the latest update in its "Vision 2020" plan that provides further insight into its new Forest Conservation Policy (FCP). Through the new policy, natural forest will be identified through High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments currently underway across all APP land concessions in Indonesia. - 10 years ago

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee Announces Sharing Economy Partnership for Disaster Response
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee Announces Sharing Economy Partnership for Disaster Response

Collaboration / Earlier this month, Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Board President David Chiu announced a first-of-its-kind partnership between San Francisco’s growing sharing economy and local government, focused on disaster preparedness and response. Mayor Lee has invited BayShare, a collaborative of sharing economy stakeholders, to join San Francisco’s Disaster Council, through which it will share its skills and resources to make San Francisco a more resilient city. - 10 years ago

UC Davis Unveils Net Zero Research Winery, Courtesy of Jackson Family Wines
UC Davis Unveils Net Zero Research Winery, Courtesy of Jackson Family Wines

The University of California Davis recently celebrated the opening of the Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building. Once fully operational, the $4 million structure will enable the adjacent teaching and research winery, brewery and food-processing facility to operate self-sustainably, through onsite capture of energy and water. It was made possible by a $3 million pledge from the late Jess Jackson and his wife, Barbara Banke, proprietor of Jackson Family Wines. - 10 years ago

Rhode Island Whole Foods' Produce Display Urges Consumers to Help Preserve Pivotal Pollinators
Rhode Island Whole Foods' Produce Display Urges Consumers to Help Preserve Pivotal Pollinators

Marketing and Comms / On Friday, a Whole Foods Market in University Heights, Rhode Island found an effective way to illustrate the pivotal role that bees play in our food system by removing all produce items that are dependent on bees and other pollinators, according to the company's website.The store's produce team pulled 237 of 453 products — 52 percent of the department's normal product mix, including: - 10 years ago

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Ford Outlines Progress, Newest Goals with Release of Latest Sustainability Report
Ford Outlines Progress, Newest Goals with Release of Latest Sustainability Report

In a webinar this morning, Ford’s Global Director of Sustainability & Vehicle Environmental Matters John Viera and EVP & CFO Bob Shanks briefly outlined the company’s newly released 2012/13 Sustainability report. - 10 years ago

New Biodegradable Loose Fill Solution from Sealed Air Has Sustainability in the Bag
New Biodegradable Loose Fill Solution from Sealed Air Has Sustainability in the Bag

Products and Design / Sealed Air, known for its environmentally friendly packaging solutions, last week introduced its PakNatural® Biodegradable Cushion Bag, an internal packaging material for protective cushioning during shipping that meets sustainability requirements for performance, cost competitiveness and environmental responsibility.The new packaging innovation encases the company's PakNatural loose fill material within a protective bag also made from certified biodegradable, compostable and renewable film. The bags retain the superior non-abrasive properties of Sealed Air’s PakNatural loose fill solution, making them ideal for protecting electronics, books, glass items and collectibles. - 10 years ago

New McDonough-Waste Management Collaborative Focuses on Product and Packaging Innovation [Video]
New McDonough-Waste Management Collaborative Focuses on Product and Packaging Innovation [Video]

Waste Not / During his plenary presentation last night at the SB '13 conference, designer, author and sustainability thought leader William McDonough announced a new partnership between McDonough Innovation and Waste Management, Inc — North America's largest environmental solutions provider and residential recycler. - 10 years ago

Investors Continue to Express Support for Conflict Minerals Disclosure Rule
Investors Continue to Express Support for Conflict Minerals Disclosure Rule

Marketing and Comms / Investors representing more than $450 billion of the world’s assets released a statement today expressing their support for the "Conflict Minerals" final rule, Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, according to the Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN). The statement comes exactly a year before companies will have to send the U.S. - 10 years ago

Whole Foods, Safeway, Trader Joe's Top Greenpeace's Newest Seafood Sustainability Scorecard
Whole Foods, Safeway, Trader Joe's Top Greenpeace's Newest Seafood Sustainability Scorecard

Marketing and Comms / Greenpeace today released its 2013 Carting Away the Oceans (CATO) report, which evaluates and ranks supermarkets on their sustainable seafood policies. - 10 years ago

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New Research Finds UK Consumers Earning and Saving £4.6 Billion Through the Sharing Economy
New Research Finds UK Consumers Earning and Saving £4.6 Billion Through the Sharing Economy

Product, Service & Design Innovation / New research commissioned by The People Who Share shows that 65% of adults in the UK are already part of the sharing economy, and a further 28% would consider taking part, if they don’t already. Conducted by Opinium, The State of the Sharing Economy polled 2,005 adults in the UK to demonstrate the growing consumer appetite for the sharing economy, just in time for Global Sharing Day 2013 on Sunday, June 2nd. - 10 years ago

Nestlé USA Commits to Sourcing 100% Certified Cocoa Beans For Its Crunch Bars
Nestlé USA Commits to Sourcing 100% Certified Cocoa Beans For Its Crunch Bars

Supply Chain / Socially conscious Nestlé® Crunch® lovers can soon enjoy their favorite chocolate bar even more. At the National Confectioners Association’s Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago today, Nestlé USA announced that it will source 100% certified, Nestlé Cocoa Plan cocoa beans for the entire line of Nestlé Crunch bars. - 10 years ago

Greater Good Science Center Conducts Compassionate Organizations Quiz
Greater Good Science Center Conducts Compassionate Organizations Quiz

Organizational Change / The Greater Good Science Center, based at the University of California, Berkeley, has launched an online Compassionate Organizations Quiz, co-developed by CompassionLab and based on more than 10 years of research by CompassionLab and Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. - 10 years ago

Walmart Partners with LaborVoices To Ensure Factory Safety in Bangladesh
Walmart Partners with LaborVoices To Ensure Factory Safety in Bangladesh

Supply Chain / LaborVoices has announced a new partnership with Walmart that will provide visibility into the retail giant's supply chain through real-time, anonymized worker feedback, to help Walmart ensure safe factory working conditions throughout its Bangladeshi supply chain. - 10 years ago

What Are the Most Effective Ways to Drive Changes in Consumer Behavior?
What Are the Most Effective Ways to Drive Changes in Consumer Behavior?

Behavior Change / Calling all innovators and implementers! Beginning in June, Sustainable Brands will launch a new “Issues in Focus” editorial package examining ways brands are “activating sustainability” — driving behavior change toward sustainable consumption. - 10 years ago

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Consumers Rank Ingredient Transparency Among Most Important Issues for Brands
Consumers Rank Ingredient Transparency Among Most Important Issues for Brands

Marketing and Comms / Horsemeat found in five percent of beef tested in the European Union. One in three fish commonly mislabeled in the United States. Up to 30 states now considering GMO labeling laws. Ingredient transparency is trending for brands looking to restore consumer trust. But how much do consumers care about what they put in, on and around their bodies? - 10 years ago

Be a Part of Business in the Community's 'Be the Start' Month
Be a Part of Business in the Community's 'Be the Start' Month

Marketing and Comms / This month, Business in the Community's Start campaign is running Be the Start — a month-long celebration and demonstration of how living sustainably is rewarding and meaningful.Over 31 days, 40+ businesses and organisations — including Marks and Spencer, Waitrose, IBM, Eurostar, Virgin Money and B&Q —will join in with the campaign to support and inspire people in their journey towards a sustainable lifestyle. - 10 years ago

Back to the Roots Growing Food Education, Reducing Waste Thanks to Smart Design
Back to the Roots Growing Food Education, Reducing Waste Thanks to Smart Design

Waste Not / Each week leading up to the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) finals on June 5th, where the runner-up will be decided via live online public vote at SB '13, we will feature an article on one of our SBIO semi-finalists. This week, we re-introduce you to local innovators Back to the Roots. There’s nothing like attractive design for turning people on to something new and unusual. - 10 years ago

Unilever Shows ROI of Sustainability Initiatives in Second Living Plan Progress Report
Unilever Shows ROI of Sustainability Initiatives in Second Living Plan Progress Report

Finance & Investment / Unilever's commitment to make sustainable and equitable growth the heart of its business model is helping to drive increased sales while reducing costs and risks, according to the second Unilever Sustainable Living Plan Progress Report, published today. - 10 years ago

Bumble Bee Foods Announces New MSC-Certified 'Wild Selections®' Line To Benefit WWF
Bumble Bee Foods Announces New MSC-Certified 'Wild Selections®' Line To Benefit WWF

Collaboration / Bumble Bee Foods today announced the introduction of Wild Selections® – a new line of products certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Wild Selections® will support World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) efforts to protect marine life, expand sustainable fishing practices globally and help build continued awareness of the MSC-certified seafood program. Announcing the promotion with WWF and MSC and the arrival of the new product line at the European Seafood Exposition in Brussels, Bumble Bee President and CEO Chris Lischewski said that the company is committing thirteen cents per can, for a minimum of $1 million, to WWF from the sale of Wild Selections® products over the next five years. - 10 years ago

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United To Launch Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative
United To Launch Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative

Supply Chain / Hot on the heels of its announcement earlier this week of a goal to save 85 million gallons of fuel in 2013, United Airlines is launching a Sustainable Supply Chain (SSC) initiative in an effort to better understand the environmental performance of and deepen relationships with its suppliers. - 11 years ago