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Offsetters Partners with CDP to Expand Carbon Management for Its Clients
Offsetters Partners with CDP to Expand Carbon Management for Its Clients

Press Release / VANCOUVER, Feb. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - CDP, an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information, has signed on Offsetters as a CDP Accredited Consultancy Partner.Currently the only Canadian consultancy partner of the CDP, Offsetters can now provide its clients added value through CDP's international measurement and guidance. CDP consultancy partners demonstrate a commitment to working with CDP to encourage high-quality disclosure of climate change-related data from global corporations. - 10 years ago

New Scorecard Grades 30 US Companies' Palm Oil Sourcing Commitments — and More Than Half Fail
New Scorecard Grades 30 US Companies' Palm Oil Sourcing Commitments — and More Than Half Fail

Stakeholder Trends and Insights / Palm oil certainly is a hot topic right now: NGOs including Greenpeace and WWF have continued to raise awareness of the destructive nature of the palm oil industry and the devastating effects it has had on wildlife and their rainforest habitats, mostly across Indonesia — not to mention the effect that deforestation has on climate change. - 10 years ago

With GAR's Commitment, Over Half of World's Palm Oil Could Now Be Deforestation-Free
With GAR's Commitment, Over Half of World's Palm Oil Could Now Be Deforestation-Free

Behavior Change / Singapore-based palm oil trader Golden Agri Resources (GAR) announced Friday it will extend its forest conservation policy across all of its third-party suppliers — pledging that all palm oil it produces, sources and trades will now be deforestation-free. GAR’s commitment, combined with the similarly sweeping commitment made by the world’s largest palm oil trader, Wilmar International, in December, means that over half of the world's palm oil is now covered by zero-deforestation pledges. - 10 years ago

Record Number of Social and Environmental Shareholder Resolutions Filed In 2013
Record Number of Social and Environmental Shareholder Resolutions Filed In 2013

Stakeholder Trends and Insights / Last year, investors filed a record-breaking 417 social and environmental shareholder resolutions — up from 365 in 2012 — with the majority addressing political spending and climate change, according to a report released today by As You Sow, the Sustainable Investments Institute (Si2) and Proxy Impact. Sustainability reporting, diversity and human rights also figure prominently in the rich mix of resolutions. - 10 years ago

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New Report Maps Size, Scope, Disruptive Potential of Sharing Economy
New Report Maps Size, Scope, Disruptive Potential of Sharing Economy

The Next Economy / Crowd Companies, a brand council primarily focusing on the collaborative economy movement, and Vision Critical, a consultancy that specializes in helping companies glean pertinent stakeholders insights, have partnered on a new report, Sharing Is the New Buying: How to Win in the Collaborative Economy, which for the first time maps the size and characteristics of the movement. - 10 years ago

Long John Silver's Sustainable Fish Campaign Not a Fish Tale After All
Long John Silver's Sustainable Fish Campaign Not a Fish Tale After All

Marketing and Comms / As part of a recent brand relaunch, Long John Silver's (LJS) — the largest seafood restaurant chain in the US — is on a mission to get more US consumers to "Think Fish." - 10 years ago

First Lady Proposes Canning Junk Food Marketing in Schools, Unveils Updated Nutrition Labels
First Lady Proposes Canning Junk Food Marketing in Schools, Unveils Updated Nutrition Labels

Marketing and Comms / It’s been a busy week for Michelle Obama, as the First Lady unveiled proposals that would change the way we learn about food — both bold moves that would involve sweeping changes that would prove “a big deal” if implemented. - 10 years ago

Greenpeace to P&G: Enough with the 'Dirty' Palm Oil
Greenpeace to P&G: Enough with the 'Dirty' Palm Oil

Behavior Change / Greenpeace launched another massive campaign this week, this time demanding Procter & Gamble end its role in rainforest destruction through its careless sourcing of palm oil. - 10 years ago

FSC Suspends IKEA's Certification After Discovering Use of Old-Growth Forests in Russia
FSC Suspends IKEA's Certification After Discovering Use of Old-Growth Forests in Russia

Supply Chain / While Ikea has been leading the charge in its use of sustainably sourced cotton and promotion of LED lighting, it apparently should pay closer attention to its wood sourcing — the company recently got a slap on the wrist from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which suspended IKEA’s certification after discovering that the Swedish furniture giant’s subsidiary, Swedwood, has been cutting 600-year-old trees in Karelia, Russia, near the border of Finland. - 10 years ago

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7UP-Project 7 Partnership Encouraging Soda Drinkers to 'Make Your Bottle Count'
7UP-Project 7 Partnership Encouraging Soda Drinkers to 'Make Your Bottle Count'

Collaboration / Project 7, a mission-driven company that donates proceeds from the sale of its products (including bottled water, gum, mints and coffee) to one of seven social and environmental causes, has rather appropriately teamed up with 7UP® for a campaign to “make every bottle count.” - 10 years ago

LEGO Seeking Sustainable Alternative to Its Trademark Brick Material
LEGO Seeking Sustainable Alternative to Its Trademark Brick Material

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / LEGO told Plastics News this week that it is looking for a sustainable alternative to Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), the plastic resin used in its signature bricks, by 2030.LEGO’s senior project manager Allan Rasmussen told PN that, not only must the selected material be able to meet the same characteristics as the original locking building blocks, the new bricks must also blend seamlessly with previous generations of bricks already in use. - 10 years ago

adidas, M&S, IKEA Among Brands Making Great Strides to Source Slave-Free Cotton
adidas, M&S, IKEA Among Brands Making Great Strides to Source Slave-Free Cotton

Supply Chain / The Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN), a nonprofit dedicated to ending human rights abuses associated with the raw materials found in everyday products, today released a new report, Cotton Sourcing Snapshot: A Survey of Corporate Practices to End Forced Labor. The report includes survey results and ratings of 49 companies in the apparel and home goods industries reflecting steps companies are taking to identify risks and establish procedures to prevent cotton from Uzbekistan picked with forced labor from entering their supply chains. - 10 years ago

WWF, Mondi Group Partner to Increase Environmental Stewardship in Paper Industry
WWF, Mondi Group Partner to Increase Environmental Stewardship in Paper Industry

Collaboration / WWF and international paper and packaging conglomerate Mondi Group announced Wednesday that they have formed a three-year strategic partnership aimed at increasing environmental stewardship in the packaging and paper sectors.The project will see the two parties focusing on minimizing the impacts of Mondi’s operations on forests, climate and water, and fostering sustainable practices in the industry. WWF says the partnership, which links one of the largest packaging, pulp and paper producers in the world with the world’s largest conservation organization, sends a strong signal that prioritizing environmental sustainability makes good business sense. - 10 years ago

Long John Silver's Touting Its Fish as Sustainable Dining Option; Will Its Claims Hold Water?
Long John Silver's Touting Its Fish as Sustainable Dining Option; Will Its Claims Hold Water?

Marketing and Comms / As part of a massive brand relaunch, seafood quick-service restaurant chain Long John Silver's (LJS) is on a mission to get more US consumers to "Think Fish."The new campaign promotes seafood as a dining option that’s healthy for people and for the world at large: Two new TV spots point out advantages of fish over meats such as beef and pork, while a third, called "Final frontier," shows cows confined on a farm while a narrator asks, "Anyone ever heard of free range? Get your next meal from the real frontier — fish sustainably harvested from the wildest place on earth." - 10 years ago

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Kellogg Commits to Fully Traceable Palm Oil by End of 2015
Kellogg Commits to Fully Traceable Palm Oil by End of 2015

Behavior Change / Kellogg Company has announced a commitment to work with its global palm oil suppliers to source fully traceable palm oil, “produced in a manner that's environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable.”To do so, Kellogg is working through its supply chain — from suppliers to processors to growers — to ensure that its palm oil is sourced from plantations that uphold the company's commitment to protect forests and peat lands, as well as human and community rights. - 10 years ago

Greenpeace Targeting 'Little Monsters' in Luxury Brands at Milan Fashion Week
Greenpeace Targeting 'Little Monsters' in Luxury Brands at Milan Fashion Week

Behavior Change / Greenpeace certainly is on a roll, counting two major successes in as many weeks with commitments from fashion brand Burberry and retailer Primark to eliminate toxic chemicals from all of their products and production processes by 2020. - 10 years ago

Tea Industry Leaders Aiming to Make World’s Favorite Beverage a 'Hero Crop'
Tea Industry Leaders Aiming to Make World’s Favorite Beverage a 'Hero Crop'

Collaboration / Every cup of tea you drink should help better the lives of the people who produce it, improve the environment where it is grown, and contribute to a thriving global industry, according to a new report from some of sector’s biggest players, launched today by global sustainability nonprofit Forum for the Future.Unilever, Yorkshire Tea, Tata Global Beverages and James Finlay are among members of the Tea 2030 partnership calling for the sector to find legal ways to collaborate — whilst continuing to compete vigorously — to turn tea from a standard commodity into a “hero crop,“ which benefits the millions who work in all parts of the industry as well as the wider environment and economy. - 10 years ago

4,000 Endangered Species Condoms Headed to Most Romantic US Cities for Valentine's Day
4,000 Endangered Species Condoms Headed to Most Romantic US Cities for Valentine's Day

Marketing and Comms / The Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit conservation organization based in the US, will take full advantage of the love in the air this Valentine’s Day by disseminating 4,000 free Endangered Species Condoms to eight of the most romantic getaway cities in North America. From Bar Harbor, Maine, to Santa Fe, N.M., the condoms will be given away by volunteers to playfully raise awareness about how runaway human population growth is affecting endangered species around the globe. - 10 years ago

UK Retailers, Designers, NGOs Coming Together to Reduce Waste, Remind Consumers to ‘Love Your Clothes’
UK Retailers, Designers, NGOs Coming Together to Reduce Waste, Remind Consumers to ‘Love Your Clothes’

Stakeholder Trends and Insights / The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), with the help of dozens of prominent retailers, designers and NGOs from the UK clothing industry, on Tuesday launched a new campaign aimed at reducing encouraging Brits to find new appreciation for their unwanted clothes. - 10 years ago

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IKEA Solar Lighting Campaign Seeks to Brighten Lives of Refugees in UN Camps
IKEA Solar Lighting Campaign Seeks to Brighten Lives of Refugees in UN Camps

Collaboration / The IKEA Foundation has launched a two-month campaign to raise funds to provide solar-powered lighting and other renewable energy technologies to UN refugee camps run through the sale of light bulbs in its stores around the world.For every LEDARE model LED bulb sold at IKEA from February 3 until March 29, the IKEA Foundation will donate €1 to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). - 10 years ago